In this corner of the world—at the top end of the headwaters of the Little Wenatchee River, where a creek meanders through wildflower-speckled meadows with views to everywhere—WTA hosts a much-needed work party. Here in the Glacier Peak Wilderness you will work on the Pacific Crest Trail headed towards Indian Pass. On your day off go fishing for trout in the creek or venture up to the aptly-named picturesque Kodak Peak. Don’t forget to snap a few photos before you come back down!
Difficult 7 mile backpack with 2000' gain
The PCT heading towards Indian Pass is in need of WTA attention. The work should be with 2-3 miles of camp. Not a bad commute to work each day!
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest extends southward from the Canadian border to Mt Rainier. 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 Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness. In the south the William O. Douglas Wilderness is adjacent to Mt. Rainier. The Forest is distinguished from its western neighbor, the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, by a drier climate. The timber is ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and larch. In fact the true crest of the Cascades maybe the western limit of the alpine larch. 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. Most of these trails were built for rapid access at the expense of the environment. 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