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Washington Trails Association Extended Work Parties

Postby North 350 Blades » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:33 am

WTA has posted their list of extended work parties for the upcoming summer. There are two varieties, the Volunteer Vacation and the Back Country Response Team (BCRT) trip. The former are fully pack supported - horses bring in the base camp gear, food, tools, etc. BCRT's are for the more hardy souls, where you're traveling fully self supported - all your typical backpack gear, food, etc, PLUS tools.

WTA does a lot of work on the PCT in Washington, and for that matter, on all of the trails in Washington - over 100,000 hours in 2013 for all the trail. I haven't seen the 2013 PCT breakout, but in prior years,it was more than 5,000 hours, and probably closer to 8,000.

http://www.wta.org/volunteer/trail-work-parties

I count at least 6 of these trips, with a nice mix of Volunteer Vacations and BCRT's and a vacation specifically for youth.

WTA will post their single day work parties about 3 or so weeks before they happen, so check back come summer for their day trips on the PCT.

Sign up begins at 10am on February 3rd and the popular trips fill up fast.
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Re: Washington Trails Association Extended Work Parties

Postby North 350 Blades » Tue May 06, 2014 10:55 am

It looks like WTA is having a great year filling up their PCT work parties. I note only one that still has openings.

Lets see if it can be filled with volunteers:

http://vols.wta.org/web/web.pl?sm+21137+BCRT

From the trip description
PCT - Mt. Adams Wilderness North BCRT
Mt Adams Ranger District
This work party starts at 8:30AM
Thu, Sep 04 to Sun, Sep 07, 2014

The north side of Mt. Adams offers up some of the best in alpine scenery,wildflowers and views of the mountain. This crew will camp near the junction of the PCT and the Muddy Meadows trail and tackle tread restoration and drainage issues on the PCT.

HIKE TO CAMP: It is approx. 3 miles to the camp location gaining around 800 ft. in elevation. HIKE TO PROJECT AREA: Each day will involve about 1-2 miles of hiking roundtrip to reach the project site.
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