It's been tough this month for hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington hoping to complete their 2,600-mile trek from Mexico to Canada.
Heavy snow hit the higher elevations of the Cascades last week and at least four hikers had to be rescued.
The Wenatchee World reports an estimated 100 hikers remained in the state this week, trying to continue. Those that were able to make it through the snow to Stehekin were stopped by rangers where the trail enters the North Cascades National Park. That's because all national park lands are closed by the government shutdown.
Some hikers have given up on the trail and are finishing the hike by walking along Highway 2 and then Highway 97 and 97A.