Amy Hammersmith shoulders her 25-pound pack and scans the sky to decide if she should wear her coat as she continues her journey along the Pacific Crest Trail at Stevens Pass, 40 miles northwest of Leavenworth. A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land near this spot to prevent a break in the path. KELLY GILLIN AP file photo
Amy Hammersmith shoulders her 25-pound pack and scans the sky to decide if she should wear her coat as she continues her journey along the Pacific Crest Trail at Stevens Pass, 40 miles northwest of Leavenworth. A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land near this spot to prevent a break in the path. KELLY GILLIN AP file photo

Group buys land to prevent break in Pacific Crest Trail

November 18, 2017 04:58 PM

UPDATED November 21, 2017 09:10 AM