A Forest Road on the PNT

8-23 Build New Trail — Fir Creek Rd

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/23/2021 - 08/28/2021
All Day

Location
Sweat Creek Picnic Area

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

Project Description

Help build trail between Corner Butte and Fir Mountain that will eliminate five dusty miles of road walk on Fir Creek Road. When the new trail segment is complete, volunteers will have made a lasting improvement to the trail corridor by helping to relocate the PNT from a gravel forest road to a foot-friendly trail through a Ponderosa forest.

Volunteer “swampers” will work with PNTA sawyers, helping to roll log rounds and remove cut branches from the trail corridor.

We’ll do tread work to shape and define the trail surface where needed, and open the corridor with brush work. And we’ll way mark the trail with Thunderbirds at potentially confusing junctions.

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


Please note this event is offered in partnership with American Hiking Society as a Volunteer Vacation. AHS volunteers will have first priority for registration.


Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2015
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader/s: TBD
  • Trip Timeup to 7 hrs + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 6–12 miles round trip, depending on whether we shuttle
  • Spots Available: 7
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Tonasket Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Point: Sweat Creek Picnic Area
  • Staging Area: NA
  • Camping: Camp with PNTA staff at a dispersed, undeveloped site nearby; or camp at a nearby developed (pay-to-stay) campground, like Swan Lake.
  • Directions: See Location for directions
 

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.

HOW TO JOIN A TRAIL WORK PARTY

First-Time Volunteers

  1. Sign Up: Get email updates about events from PNTA (optional)
  2. Find a Work Party: Search our calendar for events that match your interests
  3. Register: Enroll as volunteer and apply to join an upcoming trail work party
  4. Get Confirmation: A PNTA representative will contact you to confirm your registration and provide you with more information.

Returning Volunteers

  1. Find a Work Party: Search our calendar for events that match your interests
  2. Register: Apply to join an upcoming trail work party
  3. Get Confirmation: A PNTA representative will contact you to confirm your registration and provide you with more information.
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