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The Road to Berlin: not this year for SNU

The WBCCI Sierra Nevada Unit originally planned to get together in Ione this month. But the RV park closed operations. The alternative was the Berlin-Ichthyosaurus state park. But that park and its personnel were not hospitable to even a small group of Nevada RV enthusiasts. So plans have changed. Here is the notice from the […]

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The Road to Berlin: camping

The Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park was first established in 1957. The campground appears to have been designed for tent campers. The spaces are well apart from each other but don’t have parking for much more than a car. Jerry reports that the brush is in close enough that most modern RV’s would probably get Nevada pinstriping […]

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The Road to Berlin: the options

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park campground is up West Union Canyon a bit south of the Berlin ghost town. It is at the head of the Ione Valley at the foot of the Shoshone mountains To the north is US 50 paralleled by route 722, the old US 50, from Eastgate to Austin. The road to Berlin […]

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The Road to Berlin: the challenge

The SNU Rally in September 2007 is planned for the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Central Nevada (see also State Parks or Wildernet). This is one of those places where you don’t just drop by on your way somewhere. You will need to traverse mountain and valley to get there. The pavement ends before you get […]

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Ghost Towns

Nevada doesn’t have a lot of area where economic activity can be enjoyed to grow long term roots. Ranching is well spread out due to the arid conditions. Farming is reliable in only a few spots. Transportation services tend to be at the few major crossroads. Otherwise, it is a short term thing for activities […]

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Kingston Nevada

The Kingston visit is planned for 23-26 June. On Friday, some folks will take a ride over the Berlin to visit the ghost town and state park. Here are some links to provide background on the area. If you know of other good relevant websites, please email them (link at top right) so we can […]

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