More than 200 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail have been repaired as part of a projected two-year rehab project funded by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The much-loved trail, which extends 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, takes a heavy beating year-round from hikers and other users.
The project aims to rebuild and improve portions of the trail by employing young workers from the Student Conservation Association to perform the labor-intensive work.
The crews put in more than 34,000 hours of work over the summer and expect to repair an additional 200 miles of trail next year.
Never miss a local story.
The U.S. Forest Service and the federal Bureau of Land Management received more than $4 million for the work, which will continue next year.