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PNTA Performance Log-out Crew


Four seasons running, under a partnership with the Colville National Forest, the PNTA’s Performance Log-out Crew has worked to keep the PNT and other trails in the Sullivan Lake Ranger District free of down trees that obstruct equestrians and impede hikers. 

Log-out Crews initiate the trail maintenance season by clearing trails of trees felled by winter storms which must be “logged out,” or cleared, before other crews can access the backcountry and begin brushing, tread work and other trail maintenance tasks.

Supervised by Crew Leader, Forest Reeves, this team of three experienced sawyers spends up to two weeks out in the backcountry, on the move, removing hundreds of down trees from the remote trails in the rugged Colville National Forest. Aside from the satisfaction which comes from working outdoors, crew members earn sawyer certification and training in first aid/ CPR and Leave No Trace Ethics.