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