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. See detailed directions and map below and be sure to check the caution comment
Finding the Rally Site: 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
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Directions to Ft Sage
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.
Caution: The route to Ft Sage indicated on some GPS systems goes over a bridge that is NOT recommended for large vehicles or towing a trailer because of weight limits and narrow access. Use the directions above to get to the rally site.
Arrival time - anytime after noon on Thursday April 23, 2015
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 4 p.m. Shared meals will be Friday and Saturday around 6 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. Ft Sage is a great place for hiking, bike riding and enjoying the vistas.
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.RSVP - please notify the SNU via e-mail to hq(at)SierraNevadaAirstreams(dot)org or a phone call to Diane at 775-972- 5011. It helps our planning to know how many people to expect.
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