U.S. officials are taking a big step involving a 1,200-mile hiking trail stretching from the Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Forest Service is accepting public comments through Oct. 30 on a comprehensive plan for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. The trail starts in Glacier National Park, crosses the Idaho panhandle and finishes in Olympic National Park in Washington. The Forest Service wants to complete the plan by late 2023. The key document will give state, federal and tribal land managers a guide for developing the non-motorized trail throughout its length. Currently, parts of the trail currently follow roads and in some parts, requires bushwacking with no trail at all.
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