Location: The SNU rally will be at Obsidian Dome. See detail map below. Don't get confused. There is another location called Obsidian Flat Group site which is located about 1.5 miles SW of the location we camp in and it is a reserve only campground. For pictures and directions check the PDF prepared by Rick Laborde. Obsidian Dome is south of Reno on US 395 about 160 miles. Between June Lakes and Mammoth Lakes, CA. The campground is 2.7 miles off of US 395. Turn west off Hwy 395 right after the sign to Obsidan Dome. Right after turning on Obsidian Dome Road you should see very short sign (2S10). Drive straight through the 1st cross intersection at .3 miles. After .9 miles of wide dirt road take the left fork towards Obsidian Dome. You will pass the Obsidian Dome Parking area at 1.3 miles, keep on the main road. At an unmarked fork, take a left again. At this point the road becomes one lane with turnouts. 1.5 miles from Hwy 395. At a last unmarked fork in the road take a left again. 2.6 miles from Hwy 395.
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
Optional RV Parking – For those with large motorhomes or those who prefer more facilities, the Mammoth Mountain RV Park in nearby Mammoth Lakes is a good option. It is an easy drive to the rally site at Obsidian. To stay at the RV Park you will need to contact them and make your own reservations. Check the photo galleries of the 2013 SNU Rally at Obsidian Dome for pictures of the RV park and other nearby sites around Mammoth Lakes
Arrival time - anytime after noon on Thursday August 18, 2016
Donations and Fees: Kitty Kall: $5 per rig per night payable at the rally
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 4 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! If there are no fire restrictions, bring wood for campfires
Weather: moderate, can be cool at night.
Facilities: no facilities, dry camping, lots of trees
Nearby attractions: small stream near camping area. Lots of geological features – craters, obsidian deposits and both easy and more strenuous hiking trails. Near June Lakes with fishing, swimming beach, and canoeing. Also nearby is Mono Lake and the Mono Basin Visitors Center near Lee Vining, Mono Craters, Black Point Fissures, and Panium Crater.
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- 9392. It helps our planning to know how many people to expect.
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