East Pasayten Wilderness — Pack Out Support

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Date(s): 07/23/2023 - 07/24/2023
All Day

Total: 20 / Remaining: 20

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

Volunteer to provide crucial pack support to bring home a PNTA trail crew that has completed their mission in the eastern Pasayten Wilderness.

On Monday (7/24), we could use help moving gear from a backcountry spike camp located at the foot of Haig Mountain, to Goodenough Trailhead via the PNT— an approximate 10.5 mile journey with that may take about 5.5–6 hours on foot.

(See also: Pack In Support, Tue July 18th)

If backcountry equestrians are interested in volunteering for this trip, we could accomplish our goals with 4–5 stock animals, hauling out roughly 475–500 pounds of gear.

If equestrians aren’t available for the return trip, then we’ll lighten up and make any necessary adjustments to get the job done with two-legged volunteers, in which case 10-15 volunteer backpackers would be needed to help the crew return tools and gear to the trailhead.

Backpacker volunteers are encouraged to arrive at the Haig Mountain spike camp on Sunday evening to allow for plenty of time for the 6 hour trek back to the trailhead on Monday.

The PNTA can provide volunteers with backpacks, and you can 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

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
Backcountry Equestrian — 07/24, Mon: East Pasayten Pack Out
12:00 @ "Fireplace Camp" on Boundary TR 533
Packing out from Haig Mountain to Goodenough Trailhead, approx. 10.5 mi | 5 hr ride one way
Backpacker — 7/24, Mon: East Pasayten Pack Out
12:00 @ "Fireplace Camp" on Boundary TR 533
Packing out from Haig Mountain to Goodneough Trailhead, approx. 10.5 mi | 6 hrs hike one way

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.