Salmo-Priest Wilderness — Pack Out Support

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Date(s): 08/07/2023
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Gypsy Meadows Campground


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Project Profile
  • RegionNortheast Washington
  • Experience: Backpacking experience recommended
  • Ages: adults; 15–17 with a guardian
  • DifficultyDifficult (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

Travel a loop on the Shedroof Divide out of Gyspy Meadows when you volunteer to help retrieve gear from a PNTA trail crew returning from their hitch in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness.

On Monday afternoon a PNTA trail crew will need help carrying out gear and tools from their backcountry spike camp at Thunder Mountain on Shedroof Divide Trail 512.  Pack support volunteers should expect to trek up to 13-miles, or about 8 hours on this trip. We are also seeking volunteers to help pack our crews into the Wilderness on Tuesday, August 1st.

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 tools and gear.

If equestrians aren’t available, then we’ll lighten our loads 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 back tools and gear.

Pack support volunteers are welcome to arrive at Gypsy Meadows basecamp on Sunday and Monday evenings.  Whether you’re traveling on horseback or foot, we’d recommend embarking from the trailhead by 0900 on Monday to leave yourself enough daylight for the return trip.

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: up to 13–14 miles round trip
  • Spots Available: 5–15
  • Meals: Not included; meal reimbursement available for multi-day participants
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Sullivan Lake Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Location: Gypsy Meadows CG
  • Staging Area: Gyspy Meadows CG
  • Camping: Multi-day participants may disperse camp at Gypsy Meadows
  • Directions: See Location for directions

Register for this Party

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Ticket Type Spaces
Backcountry Equestrian — 08/07, Mon:  Salmo-Priest Pack Out
13:00 @ Thunder Mountain (Shedroof Divide TR 512)
Packing out to Gypsy Meadows, approx. 13 mi | 2200' elevation gain | 6 hr ride round trip
Backpacker — 08/07, Mon: Salmo-Priest Pack Out
13:00 @ Thunder Mountain (Shedroof Divide TR 512)
Packing out to Gypsy Meadows, approx. 13 mi | 2200' elevation gain | 8 hr hike round trip

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.