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Sierra Nevada Unit Events

Rally – Death Valley Mesquite Campground

Thursday November 30 – Sunday November December 2, 2012

RSVP for rally - Hosts – Don & Gail Williams

3 Day rally for SNU and WBCCI members. Visitors welcome.

Location: Mesquite Springs Campground at the North end of Death Valley near Scotties Castle. Mesquite Springs camping is on a first come basis. There are 30 sites in the campground. Some campsites are pull through

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 site 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

This list includes some of the locations you may wish to visit and their distance (one way) from Mesquite Spring:
for the less faint at heart (truck, SUV or 4X4 may be preferred)

Note: Fuel is available at Furnace Creek (gas and diesel) and Stovepipe Wells (gas).

Check these links for more information

National Park Service – Death Valley

Photo gallery of Don and Gail Williams visit to Death Valley

Mesquite Springs information

Map of Death Valley area

Death Valley camping

2008 SNU Rally in Death Valley -|- 2009 SNU Rally in Death Valley -|- 2010 SNU Rally at Death Valley

March 2009 Sunset Magazine 50 best campgrounds lists Mesquite

Additional Information on the 2012 Death Valley Rally

Arrival time - anytime after noon on Thursday November 30th

Fees: Kitty Kall: $5 per rig per night payable at the rally or online in advance (see below) plus $10 per night individual campground fee.

Note: Rally participants will also need to pay an entrance fee to Death Valley of $20 unless they have an America the Beautiful Annual Pass ($80 per year), Senior Pass (seniors 62 and over, appears to be a one time $10 for a lifetime), Access Pass (free for those with disabilities) and Volunteer Pass. These passes replace the old Golden Eagle and Passport, Golden Age Passport and Golden Access Passport passes. It is well worth it to purchase the annual pass, especially if you plan to visit other National Parks.

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. 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!

Weather: moderate, can be cool at night.

Facilities: Good gravel parking spots, flush toilets, dump station

Nearby attractions: include Scotties Castle, Stovepipe Wells, all sorts of geological and historical points of interest to explore.

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 <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.

First & Last Name:


Total # attending:

Mailing Address:




Home Phone:

Member SNU:

Yes (WBCCI #)




Arrival Date:

See you at Mesquite Campground, Death Valley

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