picture of park: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nevada_magazine/5658861943/
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.
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.
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
Will post more info later after we do more recon. PM Debbie Pontius (nevadatear) or Kay Cortapassi (kaperkay) for more info. Leave a message on the Tearjerker posting for Twain and Tears if you plan to join us!
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.
More info to come!