Next to the deep blue waters of Lake Chelan, Moore Point is both remote and easy to reach. Catch the Lady of the Lake across Lake Chelan to the former site of the Moore’s Inn resort. Pitch your tent in an area steeped in history, where you can still see the foundation of the old lodge and find artifacts from the early 1900s. It’s no wonder that this was once such a popular vacation destination; with jagged peaks, gently lapping water, turkey vultures and morel mushrooms abounding right next to your campsite, this area is still the perfect location for adventure. A quick dip in Lake Chelan at the end of the work day will restore your sense of invincibility.
Hybrid Car Camp. A 2 hour boat ride to the campsite at Moore Point, where you will be camped within a 200 yards of the drop off point. Be prepared to hike up to 5-7 miles a day looking for work.
We will be doing trail clearing with crosscut saws, reconstruction and general maintenance of the Lake Shore and Fish Creek Trails. Tree are still coming down from past fires, and the tread is in pretty bad shape in places, so there is plenty of great work to fill up your days. Be prepared to walk 5 - 10 miles a day on some of the nicest trails in the Chelan Ranger District.
The Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest extends southward from the North Cascades National Park to the Yakama Indian Reservation. It is bordered on the west by the crest of the Cascade Range and on the east by the Columbia Plateau. In the south the terrain is gentler with peaks in the range of 6-7,000 feet while in the north the peaks are more spectacular with summits in excess of 9,000 feet. Lake Chelan, an immense glacier carved lake in the northern part of the Forest is surrounded by the Glacier Peak Wilderness and the Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness. The Forest is distinguished from its western neighbor, the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, by a drier climate. The trail system is extensive with over 3,000 miles. Early trails were the result of exploration, prospecting, and cattle and sheep grazing. The bulk of the trail system was built in the 1920's and 30's for fire lookouts and protection. The population east of the Cascade Crest is much smaller than that of Puget Sound. Puget Sounders, however, are here in considerable number and many of trails beginning on highways connecting to Puget Sound are heavily used. The Wenatchee does however offer many backcountry primitive experiences.
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