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Thirteenmile Trail Work Party

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Date(s): 08/04/2022 - 08/07/2022
All Day

Total: 24 / Remaining: 23

Thirteenmile Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington, The Okanogan
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent; 10–15 accompanied by guardian
  • DifficultyIntermediate to Difficult (due to hike length)
  • Hike Length: 3–6 miles to over 6 miles
  • Trip Type: Drop-in Work Party
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip Day Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Construction, Conservation, Protection (tread repairs, drains, structures)

Project Description

Ramble across a ridgeline between the Kettle Range and the San Poil River, and revel in expansive views from the shade of old Ponderosa pines when you join PNTA crews maintaining Thirteenmile TR 023.

On this trip, three parties will tend the full length of this nearly 17-mile stretch of the PNT.

Help clear a path through the PNT by taking turns at the end of a crosscut saw, and serving as a “swamper” who follows behind the sawyers to roll log rounds and toss branches off the trail. Use loppers or handsaws to trim back brush and saplings growing in the corridor, and dirt work tools to repair the tread and clear drains along the way.  The East Party may also begin construction of a turnpike to cross a wet area.

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

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

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2021
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s)
  • Trip Time: up to 6+ hrs daily, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to  4–6 miles round trip at maximum ranges
  • Spots Available: 6 daily, on three crews
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by 12:00, Friday, July 29
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Republic Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Location: Varies by day and crew
  • Staging Area: NA
  • Camping: Multi-day participants may disperse camp with the PNTA crews, a short drive (approx. 10 mi | 30 min) from trailheads.
  • Directions: See Location for directions. Note: Trailhead access will vary by day and crew.


About Drop-in Work Parties
“Drop-in” volunteers make a difference by boosting the capacity of a PNTA Performance Crew. The crew works on site for the duration of the trip, but volunteers are welcome to participate for as long as they like.

Meals are available for multi-day participants who register early enough for us to include them in meal plans.  (See Meals deadline in Project Details, above.)

Want to dig deeper and play longer? The Performance Crew works at this location for a full week.  Reach out to the Project Leader ( if you’d like to participate on a day that’s not listed in the registry.


RSVP to 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.

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.