Elbow Lake

Bell Pass Work Party 1

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Date(s): 07/21/2022 - 07/26/2022
All Day

Total: 35 / Remaining: 32

Elbow Lake Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • Region: North Cascades
  • Experience: Experience Recommended
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hike Length: up to 10 miles
  • Trip Type: Drop-in Work Party, Backcountry Trip
  • Trip Type: Multi-day
  • Project Type: Logout and General Maintenance


Project Description

Volunteer to work with the PNTA on the Bell Pass Trail on the Mt. Baker National Forest. We’ll be backcountry camping north of the Pacific Northwest Trail at beautiful Elbow Lake, and working on the Bell Pass Trail to the east and the Elbow Lake Trail to the west.

Please note, this backcountry Drop-in Work Party is suitable for volunteers with previous experience who can also carry a backpack while hiking up to 10 miles in a day. 

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.

The PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, and training. Just bring yourself, your backpacking kit, and a thirst for a rewarding dew days on the trail. See the resources (below) for Frequently Asked Questions and gear recommendations.

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

Other Ways to Volunteer

Pack support volunteers— These volunteers will load up their backpacks and help move food, tools and supplies in and out of our backcountry “spike camp,” so the crew can direct more of their energy towards trail work.


Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2021
  • Project Leader: PNTA Performance Crew Leaders
  • Trip Time: up to 10 hrs daily, + drive and hike time
  • Hike Distance: up to 15 miles each way
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info

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.