Pasayten Wilderness Long Draw Basecamp

8-18 Pasayten Wilderness Backcountry Trip

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Date(s): 08/18/2021 - 08/25/2021
All Day

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Andrews Creek Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • 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


Project Description

Volunteer to work with the PNTA near Bald Mountain in the Pasayten Wilderness. This section of the trail just east of the Ashnola River was impacted by wildfire in 2015, and sees hundreds of blown down trees every winter. We could also use volunteers’ help on the switchbacks down to the river. They need some restoration work on top of their annual drainage maintenance.

Please note, this backcountry 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.

Other Ways to Volunteer

Pack support volunteers— people and/or stock animals—are welcome! These volunteers will help move 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: 2020
  • Project Leader: Sterling Collins-Hill
  • 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

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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.