PNT Marker - Snag Forest

6-23 PNT Kettle Crest – East Deer Creek

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Date(s): 06/23/2021 - 06/30/2021
7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Total: 0 / Remaining: 0

Deer Creek Summit South Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Hike Length: 3–6 miles
  • Trip Type: Drop-in Work Party
  • Trip TypeDay Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Construction

Project Description

The PNT extends the Kettle Crest Trail system another six miles north from the Deer Creek Summit Trailhead, wending through an area impacted by the 54,000 acre Stickpin Fire in 2015. This section of the PNT had been heavily obstructed by blowdowns until a PNTA work party cleared it out late last season.

With volunteers’ help, we can keep this trail segment open and bring the route up to National Scenic Trail standards. Volunteer “swampers” will work with a PNTA sawyer, rolling log rounds and removing cut branches from the trail corridor. We can also spot maintain the tread, clear drains, and prune back brush along the way.

This trip may also include: installation of trail closures at either end of this section to prevent unauthorized motorized access, and construction of a structure to cross over a wet area.

This is a Drop-in Work Party: volunteers make a difference by boosting the capacity of a PNTA Work-based Learning Crew. The WBL crew works on site for the duration of the trip, but volunteers are welcome 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 + hrs daily, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 6 miles round trip
  • Spots Available: 4
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Republic Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Point: Deer Creek Summit North TR 040
  • Staging Area: 
  • Camping: Available with PNTA staff at the semi-developed Deer Creek Campground
  • Directions: See Location for directions

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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. Register:  Search for an event on your favorite trail and register for the amount of time you would like to help out.
  2. Get Confirmation:  If you’re a new volunteer at PNTA, we’ll email a Volunteer Enrollment Form so that you can complete your registration.
  3. Join us on the Trail:  After we confirm your registration, a PNTA representative will contact you with more information about the event.