Date(s): 07/07/2022 - 07/11/2022
Total: 24 / Remaining: 22
Andrews Creek Trailhead
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- Region: Pasayten Wilderness
- Experience: Experience Recommended
- Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent
- Difficulty: Difficult (due to hike length)
- Hike Length: over 15 miles
- Trip Type: Drop-in Work Party, Backcountry Trip
- Trip Type: Multi-day
- Project Type: Logout
The legendary Boundary Trail in the Pasayten Wilderness is among the wildest and most scenic parts of the Pacific Northwest Trail.
This summer, we’re recruiting volunteers to work alongside our Performance Trail Crews at four backcountry work parties. If you love using crosscut saws, have backpacking or trail stewardship experience, and would like to get a taste of life on a backcountry trail crew, then this is the project for you!
Every year there is a lot of work to do on the Boundary Trail and a short amount of time to get the job done. The trail usually stays snowbound until late June and winter storms return again in late September. With your help, we can get this iconic trail ready for everyone to enjoy — and have a lot of fun too!
The travel time needed to reach this remote worksite is considerable. It is a 28-mile drive from Winthrop, Washington to the Andrews Creek Trailhead. From there, it is a 16-mile hike to the Boundary Trail. Worksites may be several miles east or west of that trail junction along the Boundary Trail/ PNT.
Drop-in volunteers are welcome to drive personal vehicles and join us for a day or two on the trail — or they are welcome to sign up for our volunteer shuttle and register for a four and a half day excursion.
On Thursday afternoon our Volunteer Coordinator will drive a shuttle from Sedro-Woolley to the Andrews Creek Trailhead, and we can make additional stops along SR-20 along the way to pick up up to four volunteers.
Shuttle riders will camp at the trailhead that night and on Friday morning, hike up to the established base camp (Spanish Camp) where the Andrews Creek Trail intersects with the Boundary Trail.
Saturday through Sunday volunteers can choose to work as a group with the Volunteer Coordinator or alongside a PNTA Performance Crew logging out the boundary trail while enjoying the rugged splendor of wilderness trail work.
On Monday, shuttle riders will hike out and make the 4 hour return trip back to Sedro-Woolley.
Our Plan of Work
During this event a PNTA Performance Trail Crew will be working a 10-day hitch on the trail, based out of Spanish Camp at the northern end of the Andrews Creek Trail and cutting logs to the east.
Volunteers are welcome to join them over an extended weekend to help the crew clear logs from the trail and keep it open for everyone to enjoy!
About Drop-in Work Parties
Drop-in Work Party is suitable for volunteers with previous experience who can also carry a backpack while hiking at least 15 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.
This trip may be pack supported by our partners with the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington and/or the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
See Resources (below) for Frequently Asked Questions and packing recommendations.
- 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
- Spots Available: 6
- Cost: Free
Other Location Info
- Land Manager: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest — Methow Ranger District
- Rendezvous Point: Andrews Creek Trailhead
- Camping: Volunteers may camp with PNTA staff at a dispersed, undeveloped campsites
- Directions: See Location for directions
Bookings are closed for this event.
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