Descend 2018 information

Location:

TBD

Cost:

TBD

Dates:

TBD

 
 
 


REGISTRATION INCLUDES

  • ENTRY FEE FOR THREE NIGHTS & FOUR DAYS OF GLORIOUS CAMPING IN THE OREGON OUTBACK
  • LUXURY AMENITIES INCLUDE PORTA POTTIES, POTABLE WATER, AND RELATIVELY LEVEL GROUND TO PARK YOUR VAN
  • DAILY PRIVATE LAND ACCESS FEE: CAMP SPOT LESS THAN A 1/4 MILE FROM THE HOLE-IN-THE-GROUND
  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON SYNCRO RUN AND RTI RAMP CHALLENGE
  • FRIDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY POTLUCK
  • SATURDAY MORNING YOGA, NATURE WALKS LED BY ONDA AND EXPLORING THE OREGON OUTBACK WITH TIM HASTY
  • SATURDAY MORNING SCAVENGER HUNT, AND CHARITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON PLANTING OF 300 PONDEROSA PINES LED BY ONDA
  • SATURDAY NIGHT SALSA CONTEST, WINE TASTING, WHISKEY SIPPING AND WORLD-FAMOUS RAFFLE
  • SATURDAY NIGHT BBQ AND LIVE MUSIC BY THE KONZELMAN BROTHERS, IRA WOLF AND THE LAST REVEL.
  • SUNDAY MORNING CHARITY BREAKFAST (SUGGESTED DONATION OF $5/PERSON)
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THE rigs
updated final count

562+ REGISTERED VEHICLES & walk-in's

VW: BEETLE W/ TRAILER: 1
BUS: 9
Double door panel van: 1
DOKA: 1
DOKA SYNCRO: 2
Eurovans: 16
FASTBACK W/ eriba puck trailer: 1
HI-Tops: 14
LT35: 2
RIVIERAS: 3
SUNROOF: 2
Syncros: 60
Tin-Top: 58
Westfalias: 118

CHEVY 4X4: 1
chevy astro: 4
chevy avalanche: 1
CHEVY G20: 1
Chevy G30 Sport Van: 1
Chevy express high top: 3

DODGE 1500: 1
dodge 2500: 1
dodge durango: 1
dodge grand caravan
dodge PROMASTER: 1
DODGE RAM HI-TOP: 2
dodge ram van: 4
dodge sportsman: 1

Ford Clubwagon: 1
FORD E150: 1
FORD E250: 2
FORD E350: 4
FORD ECONOLINE: 3
FORD EL GRANDE: 1
ford escape w/ 13' Trillium Trailer: 1
FORD FOCUS: 2
Ford Fiesta: 1
Ford Transits: 6

GMC 2500 Motovan: 1
GMC Savana 1500: 2

HONDA CR-V W/ CASITA 13': 1
honda element: 2

Jeep Wrangler: 2

land rover lr3: 1

midsize rental car: 2

MITSUBISHI DELICA: 4
Mitsubishi Fuso: 1
MITSUBISHI FUSO W/ OLIVER TRAILER STAPLED ON BACK: 1

Nissan NV2500: 1
NISSAN XTERRA: 1

STEYR-PUCH HAFLINGER: 1

subaru crosstrek: 1
SUBARU OUTBACK: 1
subaru forester: 2

Suzuki Vstrom 1000: 1

sportsmobile: 5
Sprinter: 19

Thomas built Schoolbus: 1

TOYOTA BANDIT: 1
Toyota Chinook: 2
TOYOTA HI-ACE 4WD: 2
TOYOTA HI-ACE POPTOP: 1
toyota land cruiser: 2
toyota previa: 1
toyota rav4 w/ hiker teardrop: 1
TOYOTA SUNRADER 4X4: 1
TOYOTA TACOMA: 8
TOYOTA TOWN-ACE: 1
Toyota Tundra: 6

van: 1

volvo c303: 1

White Right hand van: 1

YEAHBUD: 1



special thanks to OUR SPONSORS for making descend happen

FAQ

  1. IS THIS EVENT OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES?
    YES. WHATEVER VEHICLE TAKES YOU OVERLAND, OR GETS YOU CAMPING IS WELCOME!
  2. CAN MY CAR/BIKE/MOTORCYCLE/NON-VAN MAKE IT IN?
    ABSOLUTELY. THE DIRT ROADS IN ARE EASY, AND JUST OFF A MAIN STRETCH OF HIGHWAY. 3" LIFTS ARE NOT REQUIRED, BUT ALWAYS GENERALLY ENCOURAGED AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.
  3. IS REGISTRATION LIMITED?
    REGISTRATION IS NOT CURRENTLY LIMITED, DUE TO THE SIZE OF PRIVATE LAND WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE FOR DESCEND THIS YEAR.
  4. WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
    DRINKING WATER, FOOD, FIREWOOD, EATINGWARE, AND YOGA MAT ARE ALL GREAT IDEAS. DON'T FORGET ALL THE TOMATOES/AVOCADOS YOU'LL NEED TO COMPETE IN OUR SALSA COMPETITION.
  5. IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULDN'T BRING?
    LEAVE YOUR BEER AT HOME. SILVER MOON BREWING WILL BE BRINGING COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF THE BEST BREW IN THE STATE OF OREGON ON TAP, SOLD AT DESCEND RATES, MAKING IT THE CHEAPEST AND BEST BEER YOU CAN FIND. THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT, SO PLEASE LEAVE YOUR MEDIUM TO HARD DRUGS AT HOME ALONG WITH YOUR STRIPPER POLES. IF THINGS GET TOO UNRULY, WE DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASK ANYBODY TO LEAVE.
  6. WHAT'S FRIDAY NIGHT POTLUCK?
    FRIDAY NIGHT POTLUCK IS A TIME-HONORED TRADITION WHERE WE GATHER TO BREAK BREAD TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY. (THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IT'S HAPPENING.) PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE CAMP DISH TO FEED 4-14 OF YOUR NEIGHBORS. 
  7. WHAT'S THIS BBQ ABOUT?
    VANAGONLIFE DAVE WAS GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO CREATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST BBQ GRILL, AND WE DO OUR BEST TO HONOR THAT GRILL EVERY YEAR. (AGAIN, ONLY THE SECOND TIME IT'S HAPPENED.) THIS YEAR WILL ALSO HAVE A VEGETARIAN OPTION, ALONG WITH COPPER RIVER SALMON FROM OUR ONLY SPAWNSERS, DRIFTERS FISH. THERE WILL ALSO BE PLENTY OF ROOM ON THE GRILL FOR YOU TO THROW ON WHATEVER YOU WANT FOR BOTH THE FRIDAY NIGHT POTLUCK AND SATURDAY NIGHT BBQ. 
  8. HOW MUCH ARE RAFFLE TICKETS/SHOWERS?
    RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $2 APIECE (JUST TO MAKE COUNTING THEM HALF THE WORK THIS YEAR), HOT SHOWERS ARE $5 EACH (SHOWER PRICES ARE SET BY THE LANDOWNER AND 100% OF THE SHOWER FEE GOES DIRECTLY TO THEM), AND THERE WILL ALSO BE COFFEE AND BEER FOR SALE, ALONG WITH LIMITED QUANTITIES OF MERCH. YOU CAN PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS AND SHOWER TOKENS AT DESCEND. 
  9. WHAT IS THE SATURDAY MORNING SCAVENGER HUNT?
    LIMITED AMOUNTS OF TOKENS WILL BE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT 574 ACRES OF PRISTINE WILDERNESS TO BE TRADED IN FOR SOME PRETTY INCREDIBLE MERCH FROM OUR SPONSORS. FOR FREE.
  10. WILL THE GOWESTY BOUNCE HOUSE BE THERE THIS YEAR?
    ABSOLUTELY, AND AS ALWAYS ALL CHILDREN IN THE BOUNCE HOUSE WILL NEED TO BE SUPERVISED BY THEIR PARENTS AT ALL TIMES. GENERALLY SPEAKING AS WELL.
  11. CAN I BRING MY DOG/CAT/PET TURTLE?
    YES! OUT OF CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PICK UP AFTER THEM, AND TO KEEP THEM LEASHED AT ALL TIMES WHEN IN MAIN CAMP. (AND OUT OF THE BOUNCE HOUSE.)
  12. CAN I BRING MY BIKE?
    YES! THERE ARE A TON OF TRAILS LEADING TO AND AROUND THE HOLE-IN-THE-GROUND.
  13. ARE SHOWERS AND BATHROOMS AVAILABLE?
    PORTA POTTIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ALONG WITH HOT SHOWERS, BUT THE LANDOWNERS ARE CHARGING $5 PER HOT SHOWER. TOKENS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT CAMP.
  14. WHAT IS THE LOCAL AMATEUR RADIO FREQUENCY?
    RECEIVE: 147.16 PL: 123 OFFSET: +0.6 MHz