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Rimrock Draw Rockshelter Field Trip

  • 13 Jul 2021
  • 7:45 AM (UTC-07:00)
  • Rimrock Draw

Rimrock Draw Rockshelter 

Leader: Dr. Pat O'Grady 

We will meet Dr. Pat O'Grady at Rimrock DrawRock Shelter where he and his University of Oregon students and Oregon Archeological Society volunteers will be working. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about this important site and get an update on the current work. Ancient mammal remains and human made artifacts have been found in very close association, which may make it one of the oldest sites in North America.


This will be an all-day trip roughly (7:45 Am to 3:30 PM). It is bound to be hot with plenty of sun, some walking over uneven ground, a slim possibility of rattlers, and the need for a good hat, sunscreen, adequate water and a sack lunch.

  • We will drive about 2 hours towards Burns to the site.

  • The trip will conclude after lunch and is limited to First 12 people.

  • Click HERE for details on Rimrock Draw


Sign-up details

  • Email Sign-up began Monday July 5th at 8 AM,

  • Sign-up ENDS Sunday July 10 at 7 PM.

  • ASCO Trip Coordinator is Tom Machala   email= machalat@lightcom.net

  • please email Tom your name, number of attendees, and phone number. 

General Itinerary

details will be confirmed by coordinator: Tom Machala (541.325.6095)


07:45 AM - Gather at west end of the Walgreens parking lot off Hwy 20 to check-in

and collect Field Trip Waiver (across 27th Street south Side of Hwy 20 going towards Burns)

08:00 AM - Depart for Brothers Rest Stop (rest rooms)

08:50 A M - Depart Brothers Rest Stop for Rimrock Draw Rock Shelter turnoff past MP 91

09:45 AM - Convene at Gap Ranch Wagontire Road (south turn just past Milepost 91)

10:00 AM- Arrive at Rimrock site 2.5 miles south on Gap Ranch Wagontire Road gravel road.

12:00 PM- Sack Lunch,

12:30 PM - Return to Bend 

For the safety of the group, ASCO is also implementing the following:

  • The county(s) of the field trip must continue to be at a Moderate or Low covid-19 Risk

  •  ASCO will not organize car-pooling but you may do so if you wish

  • All participants must be vaccinated

  • All participants must sign the Field Trip Waiver

  •  All participants must be a member of ASCO


Mailing address: PO Box 8146 Bend, Oregon 97708-8146

Email: ascoinfomail@gmail.com

"Archaeological Society of Central Oregon" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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