White Pass Trail Skills College

White Pass Trail Skills College participants braved the weather and learned new trail maintenance skills in 2019. Photo by Loren Schmidt.

Congratulations Class of 2019!

The 2019 White Pass Trail Skills College was made possible thanks to the U.S. Forest Service, Osprey, and PCTA’s White Pass Chapter. These sponsors and partners welcomed 40 volunteers to play in the dirt and learn new skills, like Tread Reconstruction and Basic Saw Crew Training, on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Thank you to the volunteer instructors, partners, and staff for hosting this training, and thank you to the Pacific Northwest volunteer community for coming out to learn these skills.

Remember, Trail Skills College is offered free of charge in an effort to inspire volunteer maintenance of trails. In exchange for attending the training, we encourage you to volunteer at least 16 hours of work on trail projects in the coming year. Visit the online volunteer schedule to learn more.

Thinking about next year?

Out of deep concern for the health and safety of the PCT community and beyond, we are not planning a 2020 White Pass Trail Skills College. 

But don’t forget, you can learn new trail maintenance skills by volunteering on a PCTA trail crew any time. Most crews don’t require any previous trail maintenance experience. Knowledgeable and experienced crew leaders are on site to teach you the necessary skills.  Visit the online volunteer schedule to find trail projects near you.

If you have questions about Trail Skills College, contact PCTA’s Volunteer Program at 916-285-1838 or [email protected].



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