After a bridge closure, people had to bushwhack a 1-mile trail through the woods to get their kids to school. This sounds like a dystopian action novel but it's everyday life for the people in Big Sur. Then over the weekend, the next disaster struck. More than a million tons of rock careened down a hillside onto Highway 1, burying a quarter-mile of the road in debris. As of Tuesday, authorities didn’t even know what it looked like from the ground because the hillside was still so unstable, no one had been able to approach it, the AP reported.