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SR-121 (2017-2018)

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Enrolled  August 10, 2018
Passed  IN  Senate  August 09, 2018


Senate Resolution
No. 121

Introduced by Senators Hertzberg, Anderson, Berryhill, Fuller, Gaines, Hueso, McGuire, Morrell, Nielsen, Portantino, Stone, and Wilk

August 06, 2018

Relative to the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Crest Trail’s designation as a National Scenic Trail


SR 121, Hertzberg.

WHEREAS, This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Crest Trail’s designation as a National Scenic Trail; and
WHEREAS, The Pacific Crest Trail is one of the original two National Scenic Trails in the nation, along with the Appalachian Trail, that were designated by the National Trails System Act of 1968, a bipartisan act of the United States Congress signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 2, 1968; and
WHEREAS, A trail between Mexico and Canada along the western mountains was first proposed by Clinton C. Clarke in 1932, and thanks to the dedicated work of many thousands of volunteers, the Pacific Crest Trail route was officially completed in 1993; and
WHEREAS, The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) from the Mexican border near Campo, California, to the Canadian border near Boundary Monument 78 in Washington, and generally runs along the high crests of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, crossing diverse landscapes in California, Oregon, and Washington; and
WHEREAS, The trail extends 1,692 miles through some of the most beautiful and wild parts of California and passes through 5 California state parks, 15 California State Assembly districts, and 11 California State Senate districts, as well as national forests, national parks, national wilderness areas, national monuments, and private properties; and
WHEREAS, The trail is open to the public for foot and equestrian travel, and more than 5,000 thru-hikers have completed the trail in a single trip, which can take 4 to 6 months to complete; and
WHEREAS, The management and protection of the trail is the responsibility of a partnership between the United States Forest Service and the Pacific Crest Trail Association, along with many other federal, state, and local agencies, and countless volunteers devoted to maintaining and managing the trail for all to enjoy a closeness with nature; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate recognizes 2018 as the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Pacific Crest Trail as a National Scenic Trail and urges all involved to continue to protect and preserve this world-renowned trail for the continued use and enjoyment of the public; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.