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Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby nevadatear » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:43 pm

[b]Twain and Tears. September 15, 16, 17 2017. Announcing a gathering in Unionville, northern Nevada. The gathering will be at a small park on the grounds of a shack where Mark Twain lived while prospecting in the boomtown of Unionville. Unionville is a tiny hamlet boasting @ 20 full time residents in Buena Vista Canyon, about 20 miles off I-80 between Lovelock and Winnemucca. It is about 150 miles from Reno. We will camp in a county park mid-village called "Moeha Walker Memorial Park." This gathering has become a biannual event, although that could change!

picture of park: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nevada_mag ... 658861943/

The park is free, with water and porta-potty. No electricity or showers. Camping will be group informal and family style, this is not a campground but a park which we have permission to use. The canyon is about 500 ft higher in elevation than Lovelock, so a bit cooler, should be great in September. And it is quiet, quiet, quiet. One road in and out. No cell phone coverage, although there are land lines so emergency service is available at a local home or the inn. Park will hold maybe 15-20 trailers maximum. Oh, and it is FREE!

What to do?

Talk, relax, play games, cook, eat. We will do a traditional Saturday Potluck, but otherwise this is a total relax program!
Watch birds and wildlife (bald and golden eagles often seen)
Hike several trails
Explore ruins of housing and mines (not in the mines, but the tailings, equip, ec)
Rock hound or look for trilobytes at nearby "Fossil Hill"
Take a tour of nearby Safe Haven, a rescue zoo.
Star gaze
Sleep


If you don't want to camp, but want to join us, there is my favorite bed & breakfast in the world here, Old Pioneer Gardern. http://www.virtualcities.com/ons/nv/c/nvc41011.htm
More about Unionville, go here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unionville,_Nevada
Pics: http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nv/unionville.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenlund/48 ... /lightbox/
Will post more info later after we do more recon. PM Debbie Pontius (nevadatear) for more info.

Directions: To get to Unionville, take the Mill City/Unionville exit off Interstate 80 onto Nevada State Highway 400. Drive about 17 miles on paved road, then look for the Unionville sign on your right as the highway turns into a well-graded gravel road. The village is located about three miles up the road into the canyon. Keep going until you spot the park on the right. There is only one road in and out of the village.

PLEASE PM ME TO LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING. There is a maximum of 15 trailers.
More info to come!
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby Loren » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:57 pm

sheesh! remind me in a year
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby Wolffarmer » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:59 pm

MY 67TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup: :beer: :wine: :R :tipsy:

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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby dano » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:08 pm

Debbie and Randy, We want to go !
We had so much fun last time and missed the last one.
Its hard to project a year ahead but if no work problems were in if you will have us.
Fun time
Fun area
Fun people !!

Don't know why but I cant PM ya I'm sure its me and not the web but :cry:

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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:56 pm

Dan n Mindy be good to see you again. And the kids.
My birthday is Sep 15th. Any one bring cake and ice cream? ( for the kids ) :D

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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby markshain » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:48 am

I would plan on camping in the park and attending.


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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:05 am

markshain wrote:I would plan on camping in the park and attending.


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Yup, we camp right in the parking lot. Such as it is. The park is not very fancy but one of the nicest around. Parking lot is gravel and dirt with some slop on it.
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby teamredjeep » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:14 pm

Calendar marked, Tami and I will be there! :thumbsup:
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby Vedette » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:05 am

Are you sure that is all of the Teardrops the park will handle?
We will have to look at he exact location and mileage, as the PNW Tear Jerkers will be on the "Fall Craw" inland in 2017???????? :thinking:
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby nevadatear » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:06 pm

We can fit 20 i inagine.
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby lee senn » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:10 pm

Sent you a PM but wanted to be sure we were on the attendee's list Lee and Norma Senn. Per the PM this gathering is one of our favorites. Looking forward to seeing you there. Norma and I wish it could be an annual event but we do understand the reasons for the biannual status. Do we know if any trees have be replanted after the deforestation event ? Lee
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby nevadatear » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:15 pm

lee senn wrote:Sent you a PM but wanted to be sure we were on the attendee's list Lee and Norma Senn. Per the PM this gathering is one of our favorites. Looking forward to seeing you there. Norma and I wish it could be an annual event but we do understand the reasons for the biannual status. Do we know if any trees have be replanted after the deforestation event ? Lee


Hi lee! Yes, the caretaker planted several fruit trees with our donation. See you in the fall.
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby Vedette » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:06 pm

Okay Debbie
I am sure you are better with map just or whatever.....and Sandi is not home right now.
So what is the milage and best route from Baker Or. to your Gathering location???
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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby danlott » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:19 pm

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Re: Twain and Tears 2017- Unionville NV

Postby cdfnchico » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:29 am

Laying out our camping plans for the year and this one is on our list! Looking forward to joining you guys this year.
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