Howdy, folks. Here’s the complete line-up of UWAC scheduled events, rallies, and caravans for 2018. We hope you can join us for one or more events!
“Breakfast with the Service Techs” at Airstream of Utah, March 24, 2018
10:00 a.m. at Airstream of Utah (2651 S. 600 W. Salt Lake City)
“Airstreams and Arches” Spring Rally, May 3-6, 2018
Moab Valley RV Resort - Moab, UT
Wow, that was fun… and perfect weather too! Our first rally of the season was held in beautiful Moab, Utah at the Moab Valley RV Resort. We had a great turn-out and nearly perfect weather for hiking and sightseeing. We had a variety of activities including a group hike up Grandstaff Canyon to Morning Glory Bridge and cruise on the Colorado River complete with dinner and a light show. It was really fun to meet several new club and affiliate members. Great rally – sorry we missed some of ya’ll.
Special thanks to our gracious hosts for this rally: John and Bonnie Ruskauff. They did a fantastic job with location selection and rally planning!!
Salem Bound! UWAC Mini-Caravan to Salem, Oregon: June 19-22, 2018
UWAC caravan to Salem: June 19-22 & WBCCI International: June 23-30
Our first ever caravan! Travel to the WBAC International rally in Salem Oregon with UWAC. Leaving from a rendezvous point in Salt Lake City, we will travel via Boise Idaho, Pendleton Oregon, and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. There will be 3 overnight stops in full service campgrounds (including 2 nights at a Casino Resort with all kinds of amenities!) Points of interest will include the Baker Heritage Museum, home to a collection of Wally Byam (creator of Airstream) memorabilia, a tour of the Pendleton woolen mills, and much more along the way. Space is limited to 10 trailers (full / sold-out).
Caravan is led by Ben and Julie Schofield. If you have questions, contact Julie at 801-851-0178, or Ben at 801-850-7450.
New Short Stay Option for International Rally. For members not already registered, there is a new option for the 2018 Salem International Rally. It is a “Short Stay” option for members who want to attend the rally and stay three (3) nights or less. Members choosing this option will have a choice of which three nights and a choice of either Solar or Generator Dry Camping. They will receive all amenities for the days they attend, including the rally “Goodie Bag”. The cost will be $120 for the facilities and camping fee plus $55 per person. Members can register on-line at the WBCCI website.
“Summer on the Old Spanish Trail” – Fish Lake, Utah: August 23-26, 2018
Doctor Creek Group Campsite B - Fish Lake, Utah
Save the date, more details to come! Do you like dry-camping at high elevation in the beautiful mountains of Utah during the summer? If so, plan to join us for a weekend rally at the Doctor Creek group campground at Fish Lake in the Fishlake National Forest in central Utah. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, boating, fishing and exploring local attractions in the area like Capitol Reef National Park. Doctor Creek sits an an elevation of 9,000 feet on the southern tip of Fish Lake on Mallard Bay. The camping area (photo below) is a large paved area with pavilion surrounded by sagebrush and aspen trees. Fish Lake is one of Utah’s largest natural lakes covering 2,500 acres, famous for 20 to 30 pound Mackinaw lake trout as well as other smaller species like Kokanee salmon and Rainbow trout.
Rally is being co-hosted by Jeanne and Keith Lund, and Holly and Ron Jorgensen. Space will be limited to approx. 12 units. Registration details and rally info. will be forthcoming, but save the date and plan to attend.
City of Rocks Rally with the Idaho WBCCI Unit, September 20-24, 2018
City of Rocks, near Almo, Idaho
What an opportunity for travel to beautiful Idaho! The Idaho unit has invited us to a joint rally. Start making plans now to attend the first Idaho-UWAC joint rally at the City of Rocks! We will stay near the little town of Almo, in the Smoky Mountain Campground, at the east entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve. This is a State of Idaho campground with water, electricity, bathrooms with showers, and a dump station. We plan to tour the Albion Normal School, and to leave time for those who wish to visit the nearby town of Oakley which has been designated a National Historic District. We will, of course, tour the City of Rocks National Reserve. There will be a short nature walk with a ranger, as well as a longer walk for those who wish to see more. We will have a chance to get a closer look at the rock formations as well as an explanation of the surrounding area by the ranger. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the California Trail passed thru here. There is a lot of history!
September is one the busiest months at the City of Rocks. The campground fills up early. We have made some reservations, but want to get a count of attendees as early as possible in case we need to reserve more campsites. Sign up early to make sure there is space for you. You are invited to arrive for this rally weekend on Thursday, 9/20. (You’re still welcome if you can’t get there until Friday…) Our reservations end on Sunday, 9/23. If you want to spend Sunday night at the campground, show your departure date on the coupon as Monday 9/24. We will provide you with your campsite number so that you can make your own reservation for Sunday night.
If you have any questions, please contact Mim Davidson at 208-859-2921.
Region 11 Rally, Albuquerque, NM, September 27-October 1, 2018
Route 66 RV Resort and Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Plan on an unforgettable Airstream adventure at the Route 66 RV Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is a NEW resort featuring full-service sites with picnic tables and fire rings, concrete pads with 30/50 amp service, water and sewer, exercise room, laundry, rally room with game tables, kitchen and showers, open-air covered rally barn with tables and grills, dog parks, and a resort-style pool with a 65′ slide! We plan on catered meals and native speakers to talk about the history of the Albuquerque area. If you are planning on attending the Balloon Fiesta, this is the perfect rally to start your Western vacation.
The rally contact is Patti Reed, Region 11 President (email@example.com). Note the Region 11 rally dates are not far off from the WBCCI National Balloon Fiesta Rally held from October 6-10, 2018 in Albuquerque. Consider attending one or both!!
Here’s the registration form: 2018 Region 11 Rally Coupon (2)
Additional 2018 (and beyond) Rally Planning
Discussions continue about additional 2018 and 2019 rallies and events. We’re always looking for specific rally suggestions and volunteers. Final announcements on any additional 2018 or 2019 events will be forthcoming as planned. We look forward to a fun agenda of events in the coming years!!