A major rock slide covered a portion of the Saddle Rock trail some time during the night of May 10th. The slide occurred between Scotts Spring and the tunnel. This area has seen several rock slides over the past twelve years, with three of these slides each closing the trail for several days. The trail remains open from the visitor center to Scotts Spring and from the summit parking lot to the foot tunnel. The cleanup operations will begin on Monday, May 22nd, and is expected to takes several days. About a thousand cubic yards of material currently covers the trail.