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SNU Obsidian Dome Rally August 2016

This was a tenth visit of the SNU to the south side of Obsidian Dome. See the photo gallery! The road to this place is a bit iffy and larger vehicles would be in for some nail biting situations. Next year, the SNU plans to transfer the rally site over to Hartley Springs nearby. That […]

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Obsidian Dome 2013

Quite a gathering for dispersed camping along US 395 between June Lakes and Mammoth There’s a collection of photo galleries to tour – see the cover page for Obsidian Dome 2013 If you missed the pictures from the gatherings in previous years, there are links going back to 2006 photo galleries.

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Obsidian Camp at US 395 north of Bridgeport

Here’s a possible place to stop if travelling on US 395. It’s just a bit north of Bridgeport 38.2973N 119.4470W off Little Walker Road on Molybdenite Creek. See the photo gallery of the Toiyabe National Forest Obsidian Campground Google Maps provides directions from US 395 that seem to go around the long way. It appears […]

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SNU Obsidian Dome rally August 2012

There were a lot of pictures taken at this year’s Obsidian Dome SNU rally! See the gallery index page and dig in Bears, scenery, sheep and grades on the way to Obsidian Dome, food, flamingos, …. and some excitement, too.

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Obsidian Dome rally pictures

The SNU got together at Obsidian Dome for a 2010 September rally. See the photo gallery! Some wildlife (find the squirrel picture!), dutch oven cooking experiments, caravan visitors, and fairies in the rocks in the moonlight.

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SNU Rally at Obsidian Dome September 2008

Down by June Lakes around back of one of the Mono Domes (or USGS) – here’s a photo gallery of the September SNU rally. See all the pretty pictures!

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July 2007 SNU Rally at Obsidian Dome

One way to get out of the July heat is to camp at elevation. Obsidian Dome is at 8,000 feet and that does make for nice cool nights. The SNU spent a weekend there again this year. See the photo gallery! Thanks to Roger, Randy, Dave, and others who contributed pictures. For a photo gallery […]

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Finding Obsidian Dome

Using the maps.google.com site, you can see the Obsidian road intersection with US 395. Anita notes that there may not be turn lanes so you need to be careful about traffic. (latitude 37.774798, longitude -119.014281) [UPDATE: yes, nice turn lanes to get out of traffic to turn is good, but no acceleration lanes so getting […]

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Airstreams sighted at Obsidian Dome!

The WBCCI Sierra Nevada Unit had a rally at Obsidian Dome. This is in the dispersed National Forest Camping near Lee Vining. Its another one of those camping experiences where you head down the trail trusting the SNU scout (Rick) to know you will be able to traverse the road to a good camping spot. […]

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Background for Obsidian Dome

Obsidian Dome – 37degrees 44.986′ lattitude 119 degrees 01.338′ longitude at 8162 feet. For weather and almanac information see Mammoth Lakes Weather or NWS The rally site is a bit higher in elevation than Mammoth Lakes and that means it should be a few degrees cooler. Here’s a s description of the area Mono-Inyo Craters […]

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Obsidian Dome

These pictures were taken by Rick Laborde. He put together a fantastic PDF proposal complete with these pictures, information and detailed directions for the SNU proposed July 2006 rally. See the original PDF version of this document.

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SNU September 2016 Newsletter has been posted

SNU Folks, The September 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 September newsletter: Obsidian Rally Review -|- Lassen Anniversary rally -|- Welcome Brandon and Kimberly -|- SNU Highlights & Achievements -|- Remembering the Leipper’s -|- 2005 Kingston crickets September […]

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Hartley Springs

Here’s an ‘official campground’ between June Lakes and Mammoth See the photo gallery! ForestCamping.com says “The campground has the feel of dispersed camping along an amazingly organized maze of roadways. Many camp sites have a “circle-your-wagons” character – great family or group camping. Widely spaced among Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines and White fir with patches of […]

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SNU August Newsletter

SNU Folks, The August 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 August newsletter: Weed Heights rally Review -|- August rally at Obsidian -|- Welcome Claudia and Frank & Diane -|- Report on New Directions -|- Airstream Activities -|- […]

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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. It is a very large campground with minimal facilities and […]

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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. See the photo gallery! 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 […]

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SNU September 2015 Newsletter

SNU Folks, 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 -|- […]

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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, […]

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SNU September Newsletter

SNU Folks, The  September 2014 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 September newsletter: Crocker Rally in October -|- Prez Meanderings -|-  Obsidian Rally Review -|- Welcome to the Trabitz’s -|- Dues are due -|- From WBCCI -|- SNU […]

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SNU Newsletter August 2014

SNU Folks, The  August 2014 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 August newsletter August rally at Obsidian Dome -|- Weed Heights rally review -|- Welcome Stan & Geri -|- Prez Meanderings -|- Time to Renew Membership -|- […]

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