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SNU April newsletter

SNU Folks,

The April 2016 Newsletter has been posted – Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the April newsletter: Washoe Lake Rally Review -|- April rally at Ft Churchill -|- The SNU & Wally’s Four Freedoms -|- Remembering the Hersey’s -|- Solar Lights -|- Op Notes

April Rally at Ft Churchill

SNU April rally will be at the main campground at Ft Churchill Thursday April 21, 2016 – Sunday April 24, 2016. The sites at Ft Churchill are available on a first come basis. Facilities include packed gravel parking, pit toilets, and a dump station. Ft Churchill is Southeast of Reno about 80 miles. From Fernley head south on alternate 95. It is about 25 miles from Fernley to the Turn off to Ft Churchill State Park. The turn off is on the west side of the highway and well marked. You drive past the ruins of the fort to the campground.Be sure and bring wood for campfires RSVP to the SNU at hq@sierranevadaairstreams.org or call 775 972 9392.

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For Sale — 1973 Argosy 26ft trailer in good condition all original. see the photo gallery.


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Washoe Lake State Park March 2016

Spring breakout — time to see if the rig is ready for another season. The SNU gathered at Washoe Lake State Park


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What to do at Washoe Lake State Park? It isn’t for water sports or ATV trails. The brochure at the kiosk notes star parties and several hikes, including one over to Virginia City. Trails for horses seem to be a big feature. Facilities include a dump station, flush toilets and showers, water spigots, paved roads, and shelters over the picnic tables. 

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Glass Creek near Mammoth Lakes

In 2015 the SNU moved down Glass Creek from Obsidian dome to just off U.S. 395. The Glass Creek campground started as just a place to park under the pines but popularity breeds civilization so now there is an effort to define roads and campsites.


Glass Creek Campground

It is a very large campground with minimal facilities and a donation request for fees. You’ll find full timers, people parked for a weekend with their ATV’s on the trails out to the backwoods, and a few just stopping for a while on their U.S. 395 journey. Maybe you’ll even encounter a rally gathering.

See the photo gallery!

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SNU March 2016 Newsletter

SNU Folks,

The March 2016 Newsletter has been posted Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the March newsletter – Olive Garden lunch -|- First rally at Washoe Lake -|- 1980 Mid-Nevada Caravan -|- Remembering the Burnhams -|- Belonging to a Unit -|- Send Us Your Stories -|- “They Don’t Build Them Like They Used To” -|- Leveling -|- RV Safety

March Rally at Washoe Lake

The dates are Thursday March 17, 2016 to Sunday March 20, 2016. The rally will be in the main campground area. The campground is paved, there is a dump station and restrooms. Some sites have a shade structure. Sits are on a first come basis. To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll have a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Friday. Be sure and bring wood for campfires RSVP to the SNU at hq@sierranevadaairstreams.org or call 775 972 9392.

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SNU February 2016 Newsletter

SNU Folks,

*The February 2016 Newsletter has been posted*
http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/snu/2016/16-news/index.html

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

_Topics in the February newsletter_
Review of January lunch -|- Olive Garden in February -|- 2002 – A Decision Point -|- Photo Gallery update -|- Reflections on Enhancements & Improvements -|- “That Kind of Rally” -|- SNU membership tenure -|- Another motto for the SNU

*February lunch at Olive Garden*
The Date is February 20, 2016. 11:30 am. The Olive Garden is on the corner of Kietzke and South Virginia. We’ll be in the private room just inside the door. Seating is limited so please RSVP to the SNU at hq@sierranevadaairstreams.org or call 775 972 9392.

Keep Informed about the SNU
 * SNU 2016 Rally Schedule – Mark your calendars
 http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/snu/2016/16-events/16-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

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SNU January 2016 News

SNU Folks,

Happy New Year and Happy 40th Anniversary to the SNU! 2016 is the 40th Anniversary Year for the Sierra Nevada Unit. We’ll be commemorating this special milestone in various ways throughout the year. Keep your eyes open and plan to help us celebrate.

The January 2016 Newsletter has been posted — Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the January newsletter — December lunch review -|- January lunch at Black Bear -|- Welcome New Members Jim Holland & Ann Franz -|- SNU Tidbits – rally history -|- SNU in the Beginning -|- 2015 SNU Highlights -|- Pet Friendly Rallies -|- Teaser (Wheeler Adventures) -|- 40th Anniversary Gemstone

January lunch in Fernley

The Black Bear Diner in Fernley is the location for the January 23, 2016  SNU lunch. The time is 11:30am. The Black Bear is East of downtown Fernley, Interstate 80 East, Exit 48. Please RSVP to the SNU at hq@sierranevadaairstreams.org or call 775 972 9392.

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SNU December 2015 Newsletter

SNU Folks,

The December 2015 Newsletter has been posted. Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the December newsletter: Plaza Lunch Review -|- December Lunch at Bavarian World -|- SNU Rallies -|- What do we do with your dues? -|- Balloon Fiesta 2015 -|- Wally Byam Philosophy -|- Eldon Perkins

December lunch at Bavarian World

The SNU lunch on Saturday December 12th will be at Bavarian World. The time is 11:30am. Bavarian World is located at 595 Valley Road near downtown Reno. It is off I80 at the corner of 4th and Valley. Please RSVP to the SNU at hq@sierranevadaairstreams.org or call 775 972 9392.

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SNU November 2015 Newsletter

SNU Folks,

The November 2015 Newsletter has been posted – Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the November newsletter: 2015 Region 12 Rally -|- SNU November luncheon -|- SNU Business (Don & Jerry-reports from the R12 rally) -|- Rally Success -|- WBCCI, Some Historical Highlights -|- Top Ten Knots

November lunch at the Plaza

Saturday November 14, 2015 the SNU November Luncheon will be held at the Plaza Hotel located at 801 S. Carson Street in Carson City. It is across from the Ormsby House. The luncheon room is on the second floor which is accessed from the hotel lobby.  Please RSVP to the SNU at hq@sierranevadaairstreams.org.

Mesquite Rally Canceled

Due to damage from recent flooding in Death Valley, the SNU rally at Mesquite has been canceled.

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SNU October 2015 Newsletter

SNU Folks,

The October 2015 Newsletter has been posted – Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the October newsletter – Mesquite Halloween Rally -|- Review of Glass Creek rally -|- November lunch at the Plaza Hotel -|- Welcome Sloan/Wainwright & Kirksey -|- SNU elections -|- Dues for 2016 -|- Favorite Traditions

Death Valley Halloween Weekend – Come visit the Sierra Nevada Unit at its October Death Valley Rally at Mesquite Spring Campground near Scotty’s Castle and Ubehebe Crater, Thursday October 29th through Sunday November 1st. Don and Gail Williams are hosting this rally. They’ve got some tours lined up and some special meals planned. For more information contact Don kd6uvt@wbcci.net or 951.264.0219

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Glass Creek Rally

A big campground off US 395 between June Lakes and Mammoth was the substitute locale for the SNU Obsidian Dome get together.


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It is interesting that the campground was near full on arrival but thinned out for the weekend. The full timers and the weekend warriors with their toy haulers seem to enjoy this spot. It’s a lot like Hat Creek used to be with a big flat area under the pines adjacent to a creek. This one is getting somewhat civilized as roads and camp areas are being better delineated but many camp spots are large enough for several rigs and there is a lot of open space between them. While the SNU was there, the place was very quiet with little dust and traffic, despite the number of campers.

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SNU September 2015 Newsletter

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The September 2015 Newsletter has been posted. See the newsletter index. Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the September newsletter: Prosser Rally Review -|- September Glass Creek Rally -|- Schedule Changes -|- Membership Renewal -|- Stella Byam & the Triad -|- Region 12 News -|- Sleeping in your Airstream

September Rally At Glass Creek

Glass Creek Campground is the site for the SNU rally Thursday September 24 – Sunday September 27.  This campground is 4 miles south of the turn off to our usual Obsidian Dome site. To get to Glass Creek turn west from US 395 on Glass Creek Road. (the turn is immediately at the bottom of a long steep grade. If you pass it, there is a cross-over just south a bit at Deadman Road) This is a USFS free site with 66 camp sites and accommodates large RV’s. There are fire rings so we can have campfires. Bring some wood.

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Prosser Creek Reservoir SNU plus Norcal Rally

The rangers and the campground host both remarked on the abundance of aluminum that weekend.

Photo galleries and seminar notes are up at the rally page. Check it out!

Photo Galleries:
Rally photo gallery 1 -|- Rally photo gallery 2 -|- Bird Banding

Presentation Handouts:
Off Grid Camping -|- Don’s Handouts -|- Solar Energy -|-

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SNU event update and schedule changes

There are a few changes in the remaining SNU 2015 rally schedule.

* Thursday September 24 – Sunday 27 2015 the rally location has changed from Obsidian Dome to Glass Creek Campground. Glass Creek Campground is 4 miles further south of the the turn off to Obsidian on hwy 395. It is an NFS free, semi dispersed campground. It is more accessible than Obsidian, near Glass Creek and has access to hiking and off road trails.  Here are some links to the Glass Creek area and campground.

* Thursday October 29, 2015 – Sunday November 1, 2015 are the dates for the SNU rally at Death Valley Mesquite campground. This Rally is hosted by Don and Gail and they have a lot of ideas for special activities.

* Saturday November 14, 2015 – the Luncheon will now be held at El Charro Avita in Carson City. The original site has new owners and the place is no longer suitable for an SNU luncheon.

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SNU August 2015 Newsletter

SNU Folks,

*The August 2015 Newsletter has been posted*
http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/snu/2015/15-news/index.html

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

_Topics in the August newsletter_
Weed Heights Highlights -|- Joint Rally with NorCal -|- 2016 Membership Renewal -|- Region 12 Newsletter -|- Airstream Trailers -|- An Academic View of WBCCI -|- Numbers and Names -|- Automotive Tech

*August Rally At Prosser*
The first ever joint rally with NorCal will be at Prosser Family campground near Truckee Off Hwy 89. The dates are Wednesday August 5 to Sunday 9, 2015. Hopefully you have reserved your site and will be joining us for this rally. SNU members Don and Gail and NorCal members Claudette and George have come up with a full agenda for this weekend. If you can’t make the whole rally, feel free to stop by for a visit.

*Just in*
Due to a cancellation, there is a site available for the Prosser Rally. If you want to attend, contact Claudette Paige c.paige@att.net for details ASAP.

 For more information:
http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/snu/2015/15-events/15jy-weedheights.html

Keep Informed about the SNU
 * SNU 2015 Rally Schedule – Mark your calendars
http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/snu/2015/15-events/docs/15-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

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SNU newsletter July 2015

SNU Folks,

The July 2015 Newsletter has been posted. Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the July newsletter: Sweetwater Rally Review -|- Weed Heights July Rally -|- 2016 Dues -|- Welcome Ken and Sandra Dillon -|- Possible change of venue -|- Death Valley Rally -|- Frequently Asked Questions About WBCCI -|- Gopher Holes -|- Blue Beret -|- 2016 SNU Rallies

July Rally At Weed Heights

Thursday July 9 to Sunday July 12, 2015 The SNU rally will be at the full service RV Park in Weed Heights near Yerington. This is a nice place up on a hill with nice large trees to park under and great views of the valley. The turn off to Weed Heights and the RV Park off Hwy 95 is well marked. If you can’t make the whole rally, feel free to stop by for a visit.

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Sweetwater 2015

Perhaps the recent storms and a road washout were the major interest items but the gathering of friends in such scenic country was at yet a higher level

See the photo gallery!

Missed ya’ – maybe nest time?

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SNU June 2015 Newsletter

SNU Folks,

The June 2015 Newsletter has been posted — Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the June newsletter: Lassen Rally Report -|- June rally at Sweetwater -|- Von Gallion -|- WBCCI International Rallies -}- SNU business (Don Williams delegate, Region 12 updates)

June Rally At Sweetwater: The SNU June rally will be at Sweetwater Summit Thursday June 11 to Sunday June 14 2015. The area is located on highway 338 in Nevada, which comes out of Bridgeport as California highway182. If you are heading north on Nevada 338, at the Sweetwater Summit there is a large parking area to the right with a weather gathering station at the south end. From the southern end of the parking area, there is a short dirt road that goes behind a small knoll where the area flattens out. You’ll see us as soon as you go around the knoll.

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Lassen Rally

The residue of the Lassen RV Resort SNU Rally remains. Good memories … and a bunch of pictures!


See the photo gallery.

The 2015 Lassen Rally Page has links to the photo gallery as well as to other items of interest in the area and to a second Rally photo gallery (with waffles!). There’s a lot to see in the Fall River valley and plenty of scenic views of a special part of California.

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Fort Crook Museum Photo Gallery

Fort Crook was an outpost in Northern California near Burney Falls in the Fall River Valley area. Now there is a museum near McArthur, CA.

Fort Crook was established on July 1, 1857, to protect travelers on the Shasta – Yreka Road and the Lockhart Ferries. Built by Company A, 1st Dragoons under the command of Captain John W. T. Gardner, the fort consisted of 25 – 30 log buildings enclosed by a pine-pole stockade 12 feet high.

About twenty years after the California post closed, another Fort Crook was established near Omaha, Nebraska, now Offutt Air Force Base.

Fort Crook (2) (1857-1869) – A U.S. Army post established in 1857 as Camp Hollenbush by Captain John W.T. Gardiner and troops from the 1st U.S. Dragoons and the 4th U.S. Infantry in Shasta County, California. Initially named for Assistant Surgeon Calvin G. Hollenbush and later renamed Fort Crook for 1st Lieutenant George Crook, 4th U.S. Infantry. Abandoned in 1869 and returned to the public domain in 1881. [Fort Wiki]

A visit to the museum was on the schedule for many at the SNU Rally held at the Lassen RV Resort. See the photo gallery of the museum tour! Lassen RV Resort is just a few miles east of McArthur and Fall River Mills. If you want a spot for your RV where you can feel like you are camping in the scrub oak yet have all the conveniences ready to hand, this place is a good choice. 50A hookups, pool, and varied settings for the RV.

See the photo gallery of the museum tour!

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SNU May Newsletter

SNU Folks,

The May 2015 Newsletter has been posted click here. Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the May newsletter: May Rally at Lassen RV Resort -|- Ft Sage Review -|- Don Damoth -|- Joint NorCal rally -|- SNU Business -|- Region 12 updates -|- Helen Byam Swamborn -|- Firewood -|- Cali Rally review

May Rally At Lassen RV Resort

Lassen RV Park is a full service RV Park located one mile off of Hwy. 299 and eight miles east of McArthur. This is 175 miles North of Reno via Hwy 395. Friday’s dinner will be a BBQ. Everyone should bring their own meat to BBQ. Saturday we plan on a brunch with Randy’s special waffles. If someone has a back up waffle iron they could bring, that would be a big help. Rally participants could also bring some berries or melons for the brunch. Happy hours and other activities will depend on the whims and motivations of the rally participants.

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