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Sierra Nevada Unit Events

Rally – Ft Sage, a BLM Campground

Thursday May 20 to Sunday May 23, 2010

Rally Host - Anita Leipper

3 Day rally, SNU members, non member Airstream owners and potential Airstream owners welcome. Board meeting on Saturday open to all.

Location: Ft Sage, a BLM campground and off road trail head near Doyle, CA, about 45 miles north of Reno. The campground is called Ft Sage. and is about 5 miles east of US 395.

** New March 2010 - The SNU now provides the means for you to put its rally sites on your electronic map. If you don't have a GPS or a PND or a computer with a mapping program, you can still take the file and use it to find coordinates on your paper maps.

What to expect at an SNU rally

Never been to an SNU rally? This page will give you information on arrival and departure times, meals, activities, and other information that will help make the rally an enjoyable experience.

Boondocking SNU Style

SNU rallies are a great way to experience camping “off grid” Our usual rally sites have no electricity or other hookups. Water is frequently not available. For the SNU, this type of camping enhances the experience and we are never without all the comforts of home

Ft Sage Mountains

100 yr old grocery in Doyle – Be sure to check it out

October 2007 SNU Rally at Ft Sage gallery 1 -|- gallery 2 -|- gallery 3

April 2008 SNU Rally at Ft Sage

Go to Zephyrs Weblog for more information and photo gallery on Ft Sage

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Depart civilization at Laver Crossing north of Doyle, 2 miles from the north end of the Doyle loop and almost a mile north of the Shell station

Turn towards the mountains right where the passing lane starts going north

There will be signs but only after you make the turn

A mile and a half down Laver it T's into Hackstaff and the paved road is left behind- turn right (south)

Hackstaff is 40 mph gravel. Look for Fort Sage Road a mile ahead.

Fort Sage Road is well marked from both directions on Hackstaff - one of two pre-emptive signs on this route. nice wide roads and plenty of room to make the turn

One mile on 15 mph gravel - watch for hidden washboard!

Again - after the turn you get confirmation you made the right choice - look for the turn off Fort Sage Road in one mile to the trailhead

About a mile and a half off Fort Sage Road is the trailhead. Some grade, some sand maybe a 10 mph road.";

Note: mapping programs may route you via the south end of Hackstaff Road off the Doyle loop. This route is not recommended because of a severely deficient bridge crossing Long Valley Creek on that route.

Additional Information on the Ft Sage May 2010 Rally

Arrival time - anytime after noon on Thursday May 20, 2010

Fees: Kitty Kall: $5 per rig per night payable at the rally or online in advance (see below)

Events and activities: Morning coffee klatch is from about 7 to 9 . Happy hours will likely occur on Friday and Saturday starting about 5 p.m. The unit meeting will be held Saturday at about 1 p.m. All gatherings will be informal and BYO (bring your own) to share as suits your karma. If you want to coordinate and plan, then form your own conspiracy with whomever is handy! Bring wood for campfires

Weather: moderate, can be cool at night. May weather can be changeable.

Facilities: Good gravel parking spots, pit toilets, Note: Please plan to take your trash out with you as there is limit facilities at the campground.

Nearby attractions: Historic grocery store in downtown Doyle, off road trail system.

If you can't make it for the entire time, feel free to join us for a few hours, one day, or whatever time frame fits your schedule.

Rally Kitty Kall prepayment option – now you can pay online on the SNU shopping cart page for 2010

Thank you for supporting the SNU.

If you plan to attend but not to pay your rally fee on-line, please notify the SNU via e-mail to hq(at)SierraNevadaAirstreams(dot)org or a phone call to Diane at 775-972- 5011 . You can also mail an rsvp to SNU, PO Box 60572, Reno, NV 89506. It helps our planning to know how many people to expect.

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