trail crew member about to buck a log with a crosscut saw

6-10 Thunder Creek Trail

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Date(s) - 06/10/2021 - 06/11/2021
7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Gypsy Meadows Campground


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty: Difficult (due to hike length)
  • Hike Length: over 6 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Trail Work Party
  • Trip Type: Day Trip(s)
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work

Project Description

Help get the Thunder Creek Trail in shape for summer. Volunteer “swampers” will work with a PNTA sawyer, rolling log rounds and removing cut branches from the trail corridor.

When the team enters the Salmo-Priest Wilderness, volunteers will have an opportunity to take turns using a two-person crosscut saw to clear the trail. We can also spot maintain the tread, clear drains, and prune back brush along the way.

No trail crew experience is necessary for this event. The PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, and training. Just bring yourself, your daypack, and a thirst for a rewarding day on the trail!

Crew leaders work on the trail for the duration of the trip, but volunteer crew members are free to participate for as long as they like.

See Resources (below) for Frequently Asked Questions and daypack recommendations.

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2020
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader/s: TBD
  • Trip Time: up to 8+ hrs daily, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 10 miles round trip
  • Spots Available: 4
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Sullivan Lake Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Point: Gypsy Meadows Campground
  • Staging Area: NA
  • Camping: Camping is available with PNTA staff at a nearby dispersed, undeveloped site. Developed and semi-developed campgrounds (pay-to-stay) are also available nearby.
  • Directions: See Location for directions

Thundercreek TR 526 is a feeder trail accessing the alternate PNT route on the Shedroof Divide. 


Volunteer Resources

Please note, all work party projects are subject to change. Unfortunately, sometimes the weather and other unforeseen circumstances may cause us to cancel or reschedule an event. If we make any changes to an event after you have registered, we will contact you as soon as possible with new information.


  1. Find a Work Party:  Visit our calendar to find projects on your favorite part of the trail
  2. Register:  Enroll as a volunteer — then apply to join a trail work party
  3. Get Confirmation:  A PNTA representative will contact you to confirm your registration and provide more information.