PNTA Log-out Crew

8-5 to 8-10 (Day Trips) Thunder Creek Turnpike

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Date(s): 08/05/2021 - 08/10/2021
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Total: 0 / Remaining: 0

Gypsy Meadows Campground


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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 Type: Day Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Protection (tread repairs, drains, structures)



Project Description

No experience is necessary to join this drop-in work party to help protect an important feeder trail to the Pacific Northwest Trail. With your help we’ll construct a turnpike (a raised trail surface) over a wet area on Thunder Creek TR 526, approximately three miles from the trailhead, on the edge of the Salmo-Priest Wilderness.

Drop-in volunteers make a difference by working alongside PNTA Performance Crews. PNTA staff work on site for the duration of the event, but volunteers are welcome to participate for as long as they like.

Please note: If volunteers are available for the Mill Pond work party, this crew will work at Mill Pond on Friday, August 6th, then return to the Thunder Creek project.

The PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, and training. Just bring yourself, your daypack, and a thirst for a rewarding day on the trail. See Resources (below) for Frequently Asked Questions and daypack recommendations.

Other volunteer opportunities:  Volunteers trail scouts can share info about trail conditions in Northeast Washington by submitting a Scout Report, or by contacting us at


Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: July 2021
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader/s: Greg & Nick
  • Trip Time: up to 8+ hrs daily, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: 6 miles
  • Spots Available: 2 per day
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest
  • Rendezvous Point: Thunder Creek Trailhead, across from Gypsy Meadows Campground
  • Staging Area: NA
  • Camping: Camping is available with PNTA staff at a dispersed, undeveloped site. Developed and semi-developed campgrounds (pay-to-stay) are available nearby.
  • Directions: See Location

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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.