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New Youth Volunteer Vacation Trip! Pacific Crest Trail at Goodwin Meadows August 20-27

Posted by Andrea Martin at Jul 21, 2016 04:32 PM |
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Finish your summer off right with a week in the beautiful William O. Douglas Wilderness. WTA has added an incredible late summer hiking, backpacking and trail maintenance opportunity to work on the Pacific Crest Trail. This trip is open to teens ages 15 to 18 with some previous trail maintenance experience.

PCT Views near Goodwin Meadows by Eric Jain
Mount Rainier from below the PCT near Goodwin Meadows by Eric Jain

Finish your summer off right with a week in the beautiful William O. Douglas Wilderness. WTA has added an incredible late summer hiking, backpacking and trail maintenance opportunity to work on the Pacific Crest Trail.

This trip is open to teens ages 15 to 18 with some previous trail maintenance experience.

A week learning, working hard and relaxing outdoors

Join your crew leaders starting on August 20 at Goodwin Meadows along Section I of the PCT. You’ll camp and work in the shadow of Mount Rainier while saying hello to all the thru-hikers you’ll see as they make their way north to Canada.

Horses and mules will transport food tools and group gear to your campsite while you carry all your personal gear on a moderate 5-mile hike through the wilderness. In addition to hiking, backpacking and improving your backcountry skills, you’ll tackle a fun construction project building turnpikes to raise the trail out of the mud and muck for hikers and horseback riders to enjoy. On Wednesday, sleep in before swimming in a beautiful lake or explore the area on a hike. Finish your project Thursday and Friday before hiking out Saturday for a much-deserved shower.

A youth volunteer pounds in a stabilizing rod along the Big Four Ice Caves trail. Photo by Kay Sadowitz.

Asperagus with Lemon in a Backcountry Kitchen
From pasta to veggies to burritos, you'll eat well on a Volunteer Vacation. Photo by Karen Wang.

Friendly Crew Leaders
Have fun and learn from our friendly crew leaders. Photo of Jacob Mandell by Karen Wang.

Service hours and scholarships

On Youth Vacations, WTA provides fun crew leaders, great good, and a great outdoor experience. Scholarships are available to cover the full cost of the trip. Additionally, you can earn more than 40 service hours on this trip.

Check out our Youth Vacation page for details about this trip and all of our summer opportunities. Email andrea@wta.org with questions.

Interested? Apply now! We want to see you on trail this summer!

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