PNT Marker - Snag Forest

Stickpin TR 071 — Restoration and Puncheon Bridge

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Date(s): 08/15/2023 - 08/22/2023
All Day

Total: 4 / Remaining: 4

Ryan Cabin Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 15–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
  • Hike Length: 3–6 miles
  • Trip Type: Work-based Learning Experience
    • Or Volunteer Work Party, see below
  • Trip Duration: Multi-day (WBL)
    • Day trip(s) or Multi-day (VWP)
  • Project Type: Construction (puncheon bridge), Brush Out, Protection (tread repairs, drains)

Project Description

Work-based learning student volunteers will help reopen the Stickpin Trail 071, at long last!  Stickpin is an access trail to the Kettle Crest that was once part of a popular loop for day trips on the PNT.

Much of the North Kettle Crest is in its eighth season of regrowth since the 2015 Stickpin Fire, with shrubs thickets now well established and nursing the next generation of young forest. During this vigorous stage of succession, trails need regular maintenance to ensure the shrub community doesn’t overtake the corridor.

To finish restoration of the Stickpin Trail, the PNTA will complete construction of a puncheon bridge over a stream, and use loppers and handsaws to reopen the corridor where it has been lost to brush and young trees.

No trail crew experience necessary: the PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, crew training and outdoor skills mentorship. Just bring yourself, your daypack & gear, and a thirst for a rewarding day outdoors!

See Volunteer Resources (below) for FAQs and a packing recommendations.

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: Aug 8th
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader/s: Jessica & Gwyn
  • Trip Time8–10 hrs daily (WBL)
    • Volunteers: 2–8 hrs daily, + drive time
    • Note: Crew leaders will likely work a full day, but volunteer crew members are always welcome to participate at their own pace for as long as they like.
  • Hike Distance: up to 5 miles round trip daily
  • Spots Available: 3 students total, or 4 volunteers daily
  • Cost: Free
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by Tuesday, August 8th
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Three Rivers Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Point: Ryan Cabin Trailhead
  • Staging Area: NA 
  • Camping: Multi-day participants can disperse camp with PNTA crew leaders near the trailhead
  • Directions: See location

About Work-based Learning Experiences

This event is reserved for students participating in a Work-based Learning Experience. Students must contact their school WBL program administrator to join this trip.

Registration for WBL students closes two weeks prior to the trip start date. If no students sign up, then this event opens to the public as a Volunteer Work Party

Other PNTA volunteers can register below to be on the work party wait list.  Also, look below for other opportunities to volunteer at this location.

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 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 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.