The Connected Communities Project is creating a 600-mile network of hiking trails from California to Nevada. The path, which is being called the Lost Sierra Route, will increase tourism and hopefully bring economic opportunity to the 15 small, mountain communities along the route. Any “dirt traveler” is allowed to use the route, which includes bikers, motorcyclists, horseback riders, runners, and fishermen. The Lost Sierra Route’s goal is to inspire individuals to spend time in nature, learn about the history of the region, provide economic support, and prevent wildfires in the area. The entire path will be completed by 2030, but the first section is slated to open next year.
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