SAN JACINTO (CNS) - Pacific Crest Trail hikers are being urged to stay off the path after two rescues and one death occurred in the San Jacinto mountains in the last two days. On Friday, a hiker was found dead near Mountain Center by emergency crews following a multi-hour rescue attempt. The next day, two hikers who were stuck on the trail in snow and ice had to be pulled off the mountain by a rescue helicopter crew, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Both hikers escaped unscathed. The Pacific Crest Association is urging ``thru-hikers'' -- those planning to trek the whole 2,650 mile-long trail from the U.S.-Mexican border to the Canadian border -- to either cancel or postpone those plans amid the dangerous conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Extremely dangerou
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