Slide in a Hillmans Highway
By Tyler Buckeridge
Date of Observation: January 1, 2020 12:30 PM
Location of Observation: Hillmans about 2/3 of the way up. Under where there is currently a very large boulder blocking most of the trail. Right around the first corner.
The snowboarder above me who was the only other person in Hillmans let of a slab about 35 feet wide right under this boulder 2/3 up Hillmans. There is a debris field about 100 feet long and 35 feet wide, or a almost as wide as Hillmans at that point. Deep and dense debris too, I could walk over the top of it like it was cement. Hillmans is still 13 inches of heavy on top of boulders which explains why there wasn’t more activity, lot of anchors and not a lot of snow in most spots, where that rider let the slide loose was probably the only spot that had enough snow to slide yet, everything else was a mine field not a snow field. Not sure about above the boulder though, I stopped after seeing the debris and hearing him tell me he let a slide loose, higher up may have more spots that could go. It won’t let me put it in as yesterday because it’s a new year and it’s only showing 2020 but this happened 12/31/2019.