CROC returns to Central Oregon for a 5 day orientering extravaganza over an extended Labor Day weekend.
This is the weekend before the British Columbia Orienteering Championships (Sept 7-8) so come visit the Pacific NW and have a solid week of orienteering!
The 5 days of events are bare-bones style. Daily meets focus on excellent maps and courses, but there are no posted results.
Courses are advanced, from brown to red in length. There will be no beginner to advanced beginner courses. We will be using e-punch so everyone can compare their splits. All events are mass starts, with a short starting window and a "start" e-punch unit. (Note: one event is planned to be a mass start.)
More details will be added here soon as venues and events are finalized.
A registration link will be added soon as well.
GROUP CAMPSITE at Tumalo State Park, lat long coordinates: 44.1284, -121.3315. (Copy/paste these into Google maps or mapping app to get driving directions.) Camping is limited at this group campground, and may be reserved via the event director, link coming soon.
There are numerous motel/condo/B & B options in Bend. Up in the mountains, there are several walk-in, low-cost, high-scenery, Forest Service campgrounds located on Century Drive east of Bend (near the Dutchman Flat events). These are first-come, first-served, not reservable. Elk Lake Resort on Century Drive has economical camping sites and camping cabins which you can reserve. Camping is allowed in the national forests.
BEND! Between events, you can enjoy the outdoor playground of central Oregon. Must-see near Bend is the High Desert Museum and Lava Butte's trails though the flows. Explore great mountain biking and hiking trails in the Three Sisters wilderness or high desert. Rock climb at world-class Smith Rock, 30 minutes north of Bend. Cool off at some nearby back-country lakes, raft the Deschutes River, or head 2.5 hours south to Crater Lake National Park. The town of Bend offers a wide range of accommodations and some great restaurants.