Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by BrontideRobPCT 2019 Special Report Mile 172 Rock Slide SPECIAL REPORT: There is a new rock slide at mile 172 that is currently blocking the trail. I’m posting this now in case anyone is headed that way. The rock slide occurred on May 27, 2019.While the large rocks appear stable, the soil downhill from the slide is not. It slides underfoot. In my opinion, it’s dangerous and getting worse with each passing hiker. The video fails to represent the steepness of the hillside. Below the slide the hill drops out of sight. We made it through, and we talked to a dozen other hikers who also made it. But I do not recommend doing what we did.