Sunday at 3:30 a member of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was flagged down at the Blackmore Trailhead in Hyalite Canyon. An MSU freshman had been hiking the Blackmore trail when he came across two skiers just off the trail. One of the skiers had suffered a severely dislocated shoulder and was having difficulty continuing down the mountain. The reporting party was able to mark a GPS location for the skiers and then hiked back to the trailhead to get help.
Rescues were able to reach the skiers via snowmobile and skis. The 43 year old man from Bozeman was loaded into a sled and GCSAR skiers brought him and his partner to an AMR ambulance waiting at the trailhead. He was transported to BDH.
Photo courtesy of the Sheriffs Office and Clay Croft