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Sierra Nevada Unit Events

Rally at Pelican Point, Pyramid Lake

Thursday April 26 – Sunday April 29 2012

Rally Hosts – Wes and RoyLaine Warn

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

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. Also check Jerry's GPS and waypoints guide for SNU rallies

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

Location: Pyramid Lake is about 30 North of Sparks NV on highway 445. To reach the campsite for the Sierra Nevada Unit rally turn right off off 445 at the boat ramp sign. Follow gravel road down to boat ramp area. Turn right (looks like parking area) drive through and around hill to the right. Can't miss us. Trailers should be visible from hwy 445.

From Reno/Sparks take the Pyramid Lake Highway route 445 North. From I80 east of Reno take route 447 towards Nixon and then route 446 to merge with route 445 going North. The preferred Camp spot is near the Pelican Point boat launch about 3 miles north of Sutcliffe. While route 445 is paved, the 'road' to the beach goes from gravel to trail in the sand. Look for Airstreams on the beach just south of the Pelican Point boat launch. If you are concerned about gravel roads and sand trails or want the amenities, there is a full service RV park in Sutcliffe just a few miles south on route 445. You could park there and join us by commuting.

Pay the Indians at the station near the entrance to the reservation when coming up from Reno on route 445 or at the Sutcliffe Marina near the RV park on the north side of Sutcliffe. Last year it was $11 per night.

More information on Pyramid Lake

2004 SNU rally at Pyramid Lake -|- 2005 SNU rally at Pyramid Lake -|- 2008 SNU rally at Pyramid Lake gallery 1 -|- gallery 2 -|- 2010 SNU Rally at Pyramid Lake

Additional Information on the Pyramid Lake April 2012 Rally

Arrival time - anytime after noon on Thursday April 26

Fees: Kitty Kall: $5 per rig per night payable at the rally or online in advance (see below). There is also an $10 per night camping fee for Pyramid Lake. **Be sure to stop by the ranger station at Sutcliff and pay your camping fees BEFORE coming to the rally site.

Events and activities: Morning coffee klatch is from about 7 to 9 on Saturday and Sunday. 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. April weather can be changeable.

Facilities: No facilities. Dry dispersed camping on hard packed sand. Note: Please plan to take your trash out with you as there is limited facilities at the campground.

Nearby attractions: Pyramid is a great boating and fishing lake. There is lots of good hiking and great bird watching opportunities.

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

Thank you for supporting the SNU.

If you plan to attend please notify the SNU via e-mail to <> 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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See you at Pyramid Lake

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