This is our third trip into the Colville National Forest and we are anxious to once again experience the beauty of the Salmo-Priest, the only Wilderness in Northeast Washington. The area is home to a number of rare and endangered species including Mountain Caribou, lynx, wolverines and Grizzly Bears. A fun trivium of note; the Salmo-Priest Wilderness gets over 60" of rain/year and is the wettest place in WA east of the Cascades. Looks a lot like the Olympics, eh? Tell those wet-siders to be prepared!
Car camp and Ranger Station.
The Colville National Forest is undergoing it's Forest Plan Revision. The Colville contains 1.1 million acres and only 3% is presently protected as Wilderness. This is the least amount of any National Forest in Washington. There is a broad based effort among local recreational and environmental groups to protect additional inventoried roadless areas within the Colville NF under the Wilderness Act. The Salmo-Priest Wilderness was designated 25 years ago and with the population growth in Eastern Washington we feel that the time is ripe for a Wilderness proposal on our side of the state. We invite everyone to come enjoy the Columbia Highlands and support our effort to bring additional Wilderness to Eastern Washington. This is the only Wilderness in Northeast Washington and is home to a number of rare and endangered species including Mountain Caribou,lynx,wolverines and Grizzly Bears.
This is one of our Volunteer Vacations. There is $235 fee ($195 for WTA members). You will be required to fill out an application form including your outdoors experience and medical history before we can allow you to join the trip.
This is a week-long work party. You must be 18 years or older to attend. Participants must be able to attend all days. Late arrivals and early departures are not allowed.
GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head