Pasayten Logout

Methow Valley Ranger District

This work party starts at 4:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 to Fri, Jul 08, 2011


Your home for the week

This trip is for hearty volunteers who want to explore some really remote and breathtaking backcountry, near the Canadian border. The project is logout, so it's a great opportunity to learn or improve on your Cross Cutting skills. Camp will be centered around the airport cabin – about a 8-mile hike in from Canada

You will hike in from Slate Pass, a little over 15 miles,with 1200 feet of elevation gain and 3800 feet of loss, to your camp at the Pasayten Cabin. Each day you will be walking some distance from the cabin as we cruise the trails for fallen logs. You may walk up to 10 miles a day looking for work.

Each winter storms bring trees down across the many trails that tend to converge at the old airport, situated deep within the Pasaytens. A Forest Service cabin at the airport (no longer in use) will serve as the base camp. The project is to break into teams and cruise the trails, cutting out fallen logs. This may involve spike camps depending on the snow level.

Home to craggy peaks and glacial lakes, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest features a variety of terrain that calls to all manner of outdoor enthusiasts. Despite its distance from urban centers, this extensive national forest gets plenty of visitors who flood the area each season for its stunning scenery and backcountry experiences.

Hiking deep into the Pasayten, just short of the Canadian border, offers volunteers an opportunity to explore this infrequently visited area from a new vantage point, and to help keep the trails in this area clear of the enormous trees that fall each winter.

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. Driving directions:
We will be meeting at Manning Park Resort in British Columbia


GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head

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