Yakima Pass area brushed

On July 22th and 24th the PCTA North 350 Blades were out with their power tools mowing down brush. Their work site found them at PCT mile 2391, just south of Yakima Pass on Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. For two beautiful days they cleared about 1900 feet of trail.

A well brushed trail.

Big smiles and a well brushed trail.

Jim “Big Foot” Miller reports that their crew of five to six was joined for a day by Jon Szalewicz, PCTA’s Technical Advisor for the North Cascades. Our “TAs” travel up and down the trail and focus on teaching and facilitating high quality trail maintenance skills.

Jim says, “the weather was great, the mossies a bit of a drag but I do believe everyone had a great time. Two folks came on both days. One drove from Longview, Wash., about a 7 hour round trip. On the 24th we had a person from Spokane who is a former PCTA Trail Gorilla, he also drove seven hours. A couple of the volunteers were out working on the trail so they can qualify to run in the Cascade Crest 100 which happens in August and will use this section of the trail.”

If you’d like to join the ‘Blades’ on their next project, take a look at the Washington tab on our project schedule.

Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.