Wildflower Filled Meadows on the PNT

Maple Ridge and Sweat Creek

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Date(s): 05/24/2022 - 05/25/2022
All Day

Total: 8 / Remaining: 8

Sweat Creek Picnic Area


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Project Profile
  • Region: The Okanogan
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 15–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
  • Hike Length: 3–6 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Trail Work Party
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Protection (learn more: trail terminology)

Project Description

Venture out and enjoy the fleeting green of spring in the Okanogan Highlands with this PNTA trail crew maintaining the PNT on Maple Ridge TR 302 (aka “Sweat Creek”).

Help get the Trail ready for PNT thru-hikers and visitors this season. Volunteer “swampers” will work with a PNTA sawyer, rolling log rounds and removing cut branches from the trail corridor, or work with a sawyer pulling a crosscut saw together. Crew members will also use loppers or handsaws to prune back brush and saplings, and dirtwork tools to repair the surface of the trail and clear drains along the way.

No trail crew experience necessary: the PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, crew training and outdoor skills mentorship. Just bring yourself, your daypack & gear, and a thirst for a rewarding day outdoors!

See Volunteer Resources (below) for FAQs and a packing recommendations.

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2021
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader/s: TBD
  • Trip Time: up to 6+hrs, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 5 miles round trip daily
  • Spots Available: 4 daily
  • Cost: Free
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 20th
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Tonasket Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Point: Sweat Creek Picnic Area
  • Staging Area: NA 
  • Camping: Disperse camp with PNTA crew leaders
  • Directions: See location

About Trip Duration

Volunteer crew members are free to participate for as long as they like.  For example, you can join the crew as day-trip participant, or make this a multi-day adventure.

Meals are available for multi-day participants who register early enough for us to include them in meal plans.  (See Meals deadline in Project Details, above.)

Want to dig deeper and play longer? Crew leaders work at this location for a full week, and transportation between a rendezvous location in Sedro-Woolley Kettle Falls and the project location may be available for crew members who opt to stick around for maximum trip duration.


Register for this Party

Note: If you’ve already booked a spot on this trip and you’d like to book additional spots for other members of your group, or view the booking options again, then log out of your pnt.org account (if applicable) and reload this page.

Bookings are closed for this event.

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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.