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Rallypics Ketchup from Bishop to McArthur

Gotta’ catch up on the photo galleries?

First up is heading north on California 89 Tahoe to Lassen

The rally planned for Baca Rest was poorly attended due to health issues but that doesn’t stop the scenery

Little Truckee River Valley, Boca

 

Then there’s the Sierra Nevada Unit Rally at Lassen RV Resort, Thursday September 19 to Sunday September 22, 2019

 

Lassen RV Resort Welcomes the SNU

Finally, lagniappe [wikipedia]… Don and Gail’s October 2019 travels from the region rally and then heading north

vintage tow vehicle

no, not Don and Gail’s current tow vehicle: a flathead 6 perhaps used by earlier tourists.

check out the pretty pictures!

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Camping in the hills

It’s the Sierra Nevada Range. There are still a few spots left off the beaten track where a group of folks can gather to enjoy the wilderness and scenery this mountain range offers. The WBCCI Sierra Nevada Unit had rallies at Crocker campground and a dispersed camping area near the Blue Lakes at Carson Pass in Hope Valley.

July 2019 SNU rally at Crocker

Crocker Campground

See the photo gallery!

Crocker is north of Lake Tahoe and serves as an overflow campground for Davis Lake campgrounds near Portola off U.S. 70. Hope Valley is south of Lake Tahoe off U.S. 88.

Rally in Hope Valley is an index page to galleries featuring the SNU rally, the wildflowers, and a 2008 rally in the area.

Hope, Faith, and Charity Valleys

Only a short hike from the camp area, just past where the bunny trail faded out to rocky terrain, the snow is still deep in the crevices.

towards carson pass

 

See the photo galleries!

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SNU rally at Weed Heights June 2019 photos

SNU rally at Weed Heights June 2019 – 

Surf 'n Steak on the way!

 

see the photo gallery!

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East Walker River, Rye Patch, Unionville

SNU Spring rallies photo galleries!

May 2019 SNU Rally at Walker River SRA 

East Walker River

Rally at Rye Patch Reservoir

Rye Patch

Unionville 2006 to 2019

Unionville

Unionville in Buenna Vista Canyon

See the photo galleries!

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Washoe Lake breakout (from winter?) rally photo gallery

2019 March SNU rally at Washoe Lake

 

see the photo gallery!

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Updates, photo galleries, resources …

At Portofinos in Reno, here’s the door prize for the SNU gathering.

See the photo gallery: SNU Portofino’s December 2018

Then there’s the SNU Lunch at the Carson City Plaza November 2018.

See the photo gallery!.

Then there’s some updates and upgrades on the website

A couple of businesses noted our website and requested link updates or citations

50 Best Travel Tips from 10 Years of Travel —  This is an entry on the Your RV Lifestyle blog. definitely some interesting ideas

Jason Noel thinks Big Daddy RV’s in London, Kentucky is similar to another dealer link. Their RV Parts Country makes big claims that might be worth checking  out in trying to find what you need on your next repair and refurb job.

Open Culture notes a copyright expire date in 11,000 Digitized Books From 1923 Are Now Available Online at the Internet Archive. You can not only find free books but also courses and language lessons and movies and other media for your library.

 

 

 

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An SNU rally and a look at the newest NSP effort

Fort Churchill anchors one end of the Nevada State Parks Carson River run that extends to the Lahontan reservoir. The SNU held its October rally there, See the SNU Fort Churchill page for links to photo galleries.

The group took a day trip to visit NSP’s latest river run, the Walker River State Recreation Area. Check out the photo galleries and links! The area is on the East Walker as it runs from Bridgeport to Yerrington between Sweetwater summit and Walker Lake. NSP acquired land from several ranches in the valley for its recreation facilities and river access.

 

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SNU Rally at Lassen RV Resort 2018

beautiful September weekend. The oak trees were showing hints of fall colors. Sky was clear. Temperatures mild. Facilities excellent. So too, people and food and, even, a troubadour to lead with song an guitar at the gathering around the campfire.

check out the photo gallery links on the information page!

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SNU Rally at Glass Creek

Glass Creek campground near Deadman Pass on US 395 was the site for the August gathering

Glass Creek Rally Page

See the photo galleries and links to additional information!

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Weed Heights

A gathering in an old mining community.

Good times. Good friends. Good food.

See the photo gallery!

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Crocker on the Beckwourth Genesee Stage Route

The SNU May Rally met at the Crocker Campground for a relaxing weekend in the pines with friends.

Crocker Campground

See the photo gallery!. Lots of rocks and trees make this a bit difficult for RV’s but …

Here is a document about the road project prepared for Plumas County.

For a rundown on historical markers in the area, see the Plumas County Museum Association newsletter.

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The SNU at Lassen RV Resort

Catch the updates to the Lassen RV Resort rally photo galleries?

See the photo galleries index page for the SNU Lassen RV Resort Rallies.

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SNU Rally at Boca Rest October 2017

October weather! Warm for prep, gusty with rain and cold on first night out then sunny afternoons and warming. 

See the photo gallery!

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SNU Rally Photo Galleries – Lassen RV Resort and SNU October News is up

SNU Folks,

*The October 2017 Newsletter has been posted*
http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/snu/2017/17-news/index.html

Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

_Topics in the October newsletter_
Lassen Rally review -|- October at Boca Rest -|- Salem in 2018 -|- Trash -|- Historic Bridges -|
- The SNU 1980 Mid-Nevada Caravan -|- SNU Business, Renew your membership, October Annual Meeting -|
- Dyann’s Memories -|- Wheels Dry Camping -|- Tinker Toys

*October Rally At Boca Rest*
Thursday October 19 to Sunday October 22, 2017 the SNU rally will be at Boca Rest near Truckee, CA. 
Take the Hershdale exit off I 80 head north over the bridge and past the dam. 
Continue around the east side of the reservoir about a half mile. 
The campground is just off the road on the left. 
Bring wood for campfires (but see http://www.firewood.ca.gov/ and
 https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tahoe/recarea/?recid=55534).

Keep Informed about the SNU
 * SNU 2017 Rally Schedule – Mark your calendars
 http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/snu/2017/17-events/17-rallyschedule.html
* SNU Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/178368645651150
* What's new on the SierraNevadaAirstreams.org
http://www.sierranevadaairstreams.org/snuze/index.php?cat=14
*Email: hq@sierranevadaairstreams.org

SNU HQ

Also – See the Pictures!

See the photo galleries: 2017 rally photo gallery 1 -|- 2017 rally photo gallery 2 -|- 2017 rally photo gallery 3 -|- Video of Doris singing -|- Video of Russell singing

This isn’t the usual full service RV resort. They have a number of features to make a rally something special, including this layout.

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SNU Rally Eagle Lake May 2017

The pictures are up! The rally this time was at the North Eagle Lake BLM campgound. See the Eagle Lake Rally Page for gallery links and other information.

Eagle Lake Rally May 2017

This from collection #2 – See the photo gallery! The link to collection #1 is on  the Eagle Lake Rally Page.

The campground is ‘old style’ BLM which means the camp sites tend to be rather small and maneuvering rather difficult. Phil, the host, says this rally had more campground visitors than he’s seen before. It’s usually a quiet place without too many visitors.

The California DOT has quite a rundown on CA 139 (PDF) which is the route from Klamath Falls to Susanville and goes by Tule Lake and the Lava Beds National Monument before it gets to Eagle Lake then over Antelope Pass to Susanville. The scenery is special but the road is rather difficult for larger, modern RV’s as the lanes are narrow and shoulders nearly non-existent. It is an old road.

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Water water (almost) everywhere

Silver Fox took note of the High Water Across the West: Honey Lake with a lot of pictures. She has links to pictures of the lake from previous years, too.

I’ve recently had the opportunity to travel across part of the Great Basin of eastern California and northern and central Nevada, and have noticed a lot of high water, almost everywhere. Honey Lake, which has been dry to only partly filled during the last several years, is once again a lake.

There’s also a new photo gallery: 2017 – A wet year in Northern Nevada with pictures of the ‘dry’ lakes on U.S. 395 north of Reno (but south of Honey Lake). Here’s White Lake near Cold Springs and Bordertown as seen from the freeway.

 

White Lake

 

The rally this weekend will provide some more pictures of Honey Lake and Eagle Lake so stay tuned!

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Lahontan 2017

The SNU rally at the Lahontan Nevada State Park Beach 7 in March 2017 was a nice weekend given usual Nevada spring weather. The big event was watching the lake level rise as water was held to allow spillway maintenance. That put the kibosh on the campfire after the first morning as the fire pit was drowned.

See the rally page and the destination page for more about the event and the place. Some of the new or updated photo galleries include Lahontan Scenery -|- Lahontan water levels 2012 and 2017 -|- The Disappearing fire pit -|- Lahontan Review 1996 to 2017.

Lahontan Rising

Here’s the view towards the lake. The water is part of an inlet with the major part of the lake over the berm in the upper part of the picture. 

The lake is a reservoir fed by the Carson River and the Truckee river via the Newlands Project. It is used to irrigate farmland near Fallon. The excess goes into the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge and there has been work done on US 50 and US 95 to provide culverts and other preparations anticipating a record runoff from this year’s snowpack in the Sierras.

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Are you a photographer of just a camera operator?

A.B. Watson at the Photography Blog asks the question. In looking at photo collections he wonders “Where is the photographer’s unique thumbprint, aside from on top of their shutter button?” What makes the picture special?

When people think about photography they think of cameras. They look at a photo and say I could have done that. If they were in that exact moment, they wouldn’t be wrong. That is if they had the technique and knowledge, with a few dedicated days to learn it. Which amazingly anyone can get on the internet, now just a click away. What makes a photo historic is its ability to capture a moment. Photography is mainly used as an archive medium. That’s all well and good if that’s all you use photography for. Many people love photography for this aspect alone. But for me, that just makes you a camera operator, not an artist.

You feel the something when you are there, something that prompted you to pull out your camera. Can you capture any of that feeling when you take a picture for your memory book? 

I feel that the collective group of photographers out there aren’t putting their own brush strokes into their work. We aren’t capturing an idea, rather just a moment. The majority of us are camera operators, obsessed about settings and techniques. Instead of focusing on concepts and our own unique vision. So what’s the meaning behind your work? Where does your camera end, and your idea begin?

Learn more about the craft from studying what you like about the photographs of others. Hit a YouTube video or other resource to improve your knowledge, understanding, and skill. Look for your own pictures that stand out above the others and try to learn what it is that makes it a special picture.

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Here’s a gift: Photo album updates and additions

Whewieeee! Diane’s been busy. There are photo galleries from two luncheons (December and November), the SNU Diorama, the lighted wonder, Ruby the anniversary Airstream, creative projects, And an index to Randy and Vicki Grossmann related photo galleries and how-to’s and other good stuff.

Here’s something from the table at the December get together:

Good way to enjoy Christmas – browsing memories with friends. This collection oughta’ get you going on that.

Here’s the the lighted wonder

And here’s Ruby at the Lassen Resort Rally

Lot’s more. Merry Christmas and may 2017 yield even more of these sorts of memories.

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PotPourri: Updates and other stuff. A link to a special report about mobility issues.

Doin’ the winter thang? See the page on preparing for winter.

You can find links to the update to the Bower’s Mansion photo gallery in the Destinations page for Washoe County and the Education History page.

There’s a ‘72 International Sovereign added to Show’nTell.

For happy Airstreamer’s gathering to discuss their favorite hobby see the group shots gallery. There’s also the Dale & Virginia SNU memories photo gallery for a bit more detail on this topic. Then there’s the Traveling with Pets photo gallery, too, for yet another take.

This was a year for wheel bearings and the Owner’s Guide Maintaining section covers winterizing and other topics as well.

Karen sent this link to Truck Camper Magazine about the conflict between the mobile lifestyle and the mobility issues we face as we get older.

Truck Camper Magazine examines the importance of mobility in current and future truck camper design. With 85 million Baby Boomers in the USA and Canada, this topic requires more industry attention. … To be clear, many truck camper owners have yet to experience these symptoms, or haven’t been slowed down by them yet. However, they are thinking about this eventuality, a concern often triggered by caring for their elderly parents.

Perhaps the most obvious sign that mobility is a priority for truck camper owners is the sheer quantity of mobility-focused modifications submitted to our monthly mod contests.

It’s routine to have improved camper step systems, deep bumper set-ups, comfort-improving dinette re-configurations, and even cabover assist handles submitted for the contests. Perhaps an even bigger tip is that these mobility modifications earn a lot of votes, and have won multiple times.

Truck campers are a particular challenge in that they are usually well off the ground and on the very small side for RV’s. Trailers tend to get people thinking about motorhomes due to difficulties in managing the hitch. Motorhomes can be large but they usually need a lot of stairs to get up to floor level. Age isn’t the only issue, either. People tend to be larger now they they used to be. That means there is more of a need for extra headroom as well as toilets with higher seats and other accommodations for taller, wider, and heavier – and even more active – people. 

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