Trails from Gypsy Meadows

Sullivan Lake District

This work party starts at 2:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 to Sat, Jul 27, 2013


South Salmo River, Salmo -Priest Wilderness by Jane Baker

Hidden away in the northeastern corner between Idaho and Canada, experience the remote allure of the Colville National Forest. The Salmo Wilderness is home to a number of rare and endangered species, including Mountain Caribou, lynx, wolverines and Grizzly Bears. Your crew will camp in Gypsy Meadows and work on nearby trails. On your day off, hike up to the glorious views on the Shedroof Divide.

Car Camp at Gypsy Meadows. Be prepared to hike up to 3-5 miles a day.

We will be doing annual maintenance including but not limited to brushing, drainage and trail clearing on trails in the Salmo Wilderness.

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

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