- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. (AP) - A fundraising effort to restore 350 miles of trails at the Grand Canyon is focused on a century-old path degraded by years of foot traffic and extreme weather.

The Grand Canyon Association says it’s trying to restore the Hermit Trail, which leads hikers from the rim to Hermit Creek through fossilized tracks, a spring and sights of desert bighorn sheep.

The Hermit Trail is 104 years old and has been worn down over the years. Repairs would be focused on the upper and lower sections of the trail and would entail improvement to trail steps, water bars and retaining walls.

Organizers didn’t say how much repairs would cost. They didn’t return calls seeking that information.

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