Date(s): 09/08/2022 - 09/11/2022
Total: 48 / Remaining: 48
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- Region: Northeast Washington
- Experience: No Experience Needed
- Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent; 10–15 accompanied by guardian
- Difficulty: Intermediate to Difficult (due to hike length)
- Hike Length: 3–6 miles to over 6 miles— varies by team and day
- Trip Type: Volunteer Work Party
- Trip Duration: Day Trip(s), Multi-day
- Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Protection (tread repairs, drains)
Bask in the late-summer sun on the Kettle Crest with three PNTA work parties working together to maintain a section of the Kettle Crest, restore Leona Loop TR 049.1, and touch up PNT feeder trails Leona TR 049 and Ryan Cabin TR 030.
The Leona Loop trail has disappeared under revegetation since the 2015 Stickpin Fire. Help the PNTA restore this delightful day-trip loop adventure in the Kettle Range.
Two teams will disperse camp at Leona trailhead on the western slopes, and a third will camp at Stickpin-Ryan trailheads on the eastern slopes.
One team will work northbound on Leona Loop from Leona Trail. A second group will maintain the PNT on Kettle Crest as they make their way to the northern junction of the circuit, then begin restoring Leona Loop southbound. The third party will maintain the PNT Kettle Crest southbound from Ryan Cabin, before tying in with the southbound Loop party for one last push to restore the corridor.
“Swampers” will help clear a path through the brush by following behind sawyers to roll log rounds and toss branches off the trail. We’ll also use loppers or handsaws to trim back brush, saplings and branches growing in the trail, and dirt work tools to restore the tread and drains along the way.
No trail crew experience necessary: 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 packing recommendations.
- PNTA Last Worked Here: 2020
- Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
- Trail Crew Leader(s): All
- Trip Time: up to 6+ hrs daily, + drive time
- Hike Distance: round trip at maximum ranges
- Leona Team: up to 6 miles
- Kettle Team: up to 6 miles
- Ryan Team: up to 9 miles
- Spots Available: 12 daily, on three crews
- Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 2nd
- Cost: Free
- Access: High-clearance vehicles are recommended; the roads up to Leona and Ryan trailheads can be deeply rutted in places.
Other Location Info
- Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Republic and Three Rivers Ranger Districts
- Rendezvous Location: Leona Trailhead and Ryan Cabin Trailhead
- Staging Area: NA
- Camping: Multi-day participants my disperse camp with PNTA crew leaders
- Directions: See Rendezvous Locations above for directions
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 several days, and transportation between a rendezvous location in 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
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