A bill passed the US House of Representatives on Tuesday that could potentially allow the National Park Service to relocate and rebuild the upper Stehekin Valley Road.
The road was washed out in a flood in 2003 blocking a 10 mile stretch and must be relocated through the Stephen Mather Wilderness Area that requires congressional approval.
The bill, however, has been met with some opposition because the proposed route would take the place of more than 3 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, an issue the PCT Association does not take lightly.
The Association is a non-profit organization that does a majority of the physical work to keep the trail open and in good shape- logging more than 115 thousand hours of labor last year alone.
Mike Dawson, Director of trail operations for the PCT Association says the bill draws some major concern from his organization.
The bill must now pass in the senate and be signed by the president to become law."CLICK HERE" for Audio