East Pasayten Wilderness: Horseshoe Basin to Teapot Dome — Log Out and Maintenance

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Date(s): 07/18/2023 - 07/25/2023
All Day

Total: 12 / Remaining: 6

Disappointment & Goodenough Trailheads


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Project Profile
  • RegionNortheast Washington
  • Experience: Backpacking experience recommended
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty Difficult (due to hike length)
  • Hike Length: over 6 miles
  • Trip Type: Backcountry Trip, Drop-in Work Party
  • Trip Duration: Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Protection (tread repairs, drains, structures)

Project Description

For some volunteers, using crosscut saws and camping out in the Pasayten Wilderness with a seasoned trail crew is as good as it gets!

On this backcountry trip our crew will backpack out to “Fireplace Camp” at the foot of Haig Mountain on the PNT/ Boundary TR 533. This 10.5 mile hike from the Goodenough Trailhead takes about 7 hours on foot.

From our backcountry camp we’ll work west, cutting logs along a 5 mile stretch of the PNT toward Teapot Dome. Once this section of corridor is clear, we’ll turn our attention to tread work.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to camp out with the crew. They’ll take turns using a big crosscut saw to cut logs, and smaller hand saws and loppers to cut saplings and brush from the trail. PNTA sawyers can also use volunteer “swampers” to help remove freshly cut branches and logs from the trail. 

Please note, this is a physically challenging trip in a rugged and remote wilderness area. Previous backpacking experience is highly recommended, but no trail crew experience is necessary. The PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, and training.

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

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2022
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s): Hannah & Sam
  • Trip Time: up to 8+ hrs daily, + drive time
    • Note: PNTA staff work a full day, but volunteer crew members are always welcome to participate at their own pace for as long as they like.
    • Adult participants may backpack in/out of the backcountry camp on their own timeframe; however, unaccompanied minors must remain with the crew for the full duration of the trip.
      • There will NOT be a guide available to escort volunteers to/from the project site on a separate timeframes.
  • Hike Distance: up to 6–8 miles round trip daily
  • Spots Available: 2
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by Tues July 11th
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Tonasket Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Location: Goodenough Trailhead (end of Fourteenmile Rd)
  • Staging Area: Goodneough Trailhead
  • Camping: Disperse camp in the backcountry with the PNTA crews 
  • Directions: See Location for directions

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.

Ticket Type Spaces
07/18, Tue: Boundary TR 533 — Horseshoe Basin to Teapot Dome
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Today we'll backpack in to our backcountry camp at the foot of Haig Mountain, an approximate 10.5 mi | 7 hr (2200' elevation gain) journey.
07/19, Wed: Boundary TR 533 — Horseshoe Basin to Teapot Dome
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
07/20, Thr: Boundary TR 533 — Horseshoe Basin to Teapot Dome
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
07/21, Fri: Boundary TR 533 — Horseshoe Basin to Teapot Dome
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
07/23, Sun: Boundary TR 533 — Horseshoe Basin to Teapot Dome
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
07/24, Mon: Boundary TR 533 — Horseshoe Basin to Teapot Dome
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Today we'll backpack out to Goodenough Trailhead, an approximate 10.5 mi | 5.5 hr journey

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.