East Pasayten Wilderness — Pack In Support

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Date(s): 07/18/2023 - 07/19/2023
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Disappointment & Goodenough Trailheads


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Project Profile
  • RegionNortheast Washington
  • Experience: Backpacking experience recommended
  • Ages: adults; 15–17 with a guardian
  • Difficulty Difficult (due to hike length)
  • Hike Length: over 6 miles
  • Trip Type: Pack Support, Backcountry
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip, or Multi-day
  • Project Type: Pack Support

Project Description

The mountains are calling and we must go! Volunteer to provide crucial pack support to a PNTA trail crew working in the Eastern Pasayten Wilderness.

On Tuesday morning a PNTA trail crew will need volunteers to help pack in gear and supplies from the Goodenough Trailhead to the “Fireplace” backcountry camp on the Boundary TR 533, at the foot of Haig Mountain. This 10.5 mile trip takes about 7 hours to hike, one way.

(See also: Pack Out Support, Mon July 24th)

If backcountry equestrians are interested in volunteering for this trip, we could accomplish our goals with 5-6 stock animals. We need to haul in about 650 pounds of gear and supplies. (Some tools and gear will be picked up along the way at “Lone Wolf” camp in Long Draw.)

If equestrians aren’t available, we’ll lighten up our gear and make any necessary adjustments to get the job done with two-legged volunteers. 10-15 volunteer backpackers will be needed to help the crew carry in food supplies, tools and gear.

Pack support volunteers are welcome to arrive at basecamp on Monday evening. Volunteers may also want to camp overnight in the backcountry on Tuesday, before completing the trek back to the trailhead on Wednesday.

The PNTA can provide you with backpacks, and you decide how much weight you or your stock are comfortable carrying.

Please bring your essential daypack items, as well as your backpacking gear if you plan to make this a multi-day trip. 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
  • Hike Distance: 21 miles round trip
  • Spots Available: 5–15
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by Tuesday 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: Multi-day participants can disperse camp with the PNTA crews 
  • Directions: See Location for directions

How to Register for this Event

Please choose a space, sign in to your account, and click on the yellow registration button below. Or you can use the One Step Registration Form below to create a PNT.org account and register for an event in one step.

After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from the project leader with an invitation to complete a Volunteer Enrollment Form. This information helps us provide the best possible experience for volunteers. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

Note:  If you would like to book an additional spot for another member of your group, please log out of your pnt.org account and reload this page to submit an additional registration.


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.