trail crew member about to buck a log with a crosscut saw

Grassy-Hall Divide Trails — Annual Maintenance

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Date(s): 06/25/2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Total: 10 / Remaining: 10

Sullivan Lake Ranger Station


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington
  • Experience: No Experience Needed (VWP); Experience Preferred (Drop-in Volunteers)
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty: Difficult (due to hike length)
  • Hike Length: over 6 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Work Party (Sun); Drop-in Volunteers (Th–Sat)
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Protection (tread repairs, drains)

Project Description

Volunteers with any experience level are welcome at this trail work party. We’ll meet at the Pass Creek Pass Trailhead and spend the day doing log-out, tread and brush work on the Grassy-Hall Divide TR 533.

The heart-pumping hike up to the ridge line is worth the effort and volunteers can take satisfaction in knowing they helped clear the way for summer visitors!

There will be opportunities to help with a variety of important tasks. Volunteers may help by working as a “swamper,” a sawyer’s assistant, who removes log rounds and branches from the trail after they have been cut. 

Volunteers may also take turns helping to drive on of our large two-person crosscut saws to cut bigger logs across the trail in the Wilderness. We will also use loppers and smaller handsaws to trim back brush and saplings growing in the trail way, and dirt work tools to repair the tread and clear drains. 

The PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, and training. Just bring yourself, your daypack and camp gear (if you’ll stay overnight), and a thirst for a uniquely rewarding way to experience the PNT!

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

More Options

Experienced volunteers are welcome to drop in sooner and help support a PNTA Performance Crew maintaining the primary route of the PNT out of Pass Creek Pass. They’ll clear the trail eastbound on Shedroof Divide TR 512, and westbound on Grassy Top TR 503, and Grassy-Hall Divide TR 533.  See Registration tickets below for more options.

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2022
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s): Forest Reeves, Volunteer Work Party (Sun)
    • Drop-in w/ a Performance Crew: Hannah & Sam
  • Trip Time2–10 hrs daily (Drop-ins)
    • Volunteer Work Party: 2–8 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.
  • Hike Distance: up to 8 miles round trip at maximum range
  • Spots Available: 4 total (VWP); 2 daily (Drop-in)
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by Tue, June 13th
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Sullivan Lake Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Location
  • Staging Area: N/A
  • Camping: Multi-day participants may disperse camp with the PNTA Performance Crew at an undeveloped site near Pass Creek Pass; developed fee campgrounds (not included) are available at Sullivan Lake.
  • Directions: See Rendezvous Locations above 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 account (if applicable) and reload this page.

Ticket Type Spaces
06/22, Thur: Shedroof Divide TR 512
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
Today we'll venture up to 4.2 miles north from Pass Creek TH.
06/23, Fri: Grassy Top TR 503 (east)
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
06/24, Sat: Grassy Top TR 503 (east)
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
06/25, Sun: VWP — Grassy-Hall Divide TR 533
Volunteer Work Party
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All Events at Sullivan Lake Ranger Station

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.