[Tweeters] Storm Topples Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' in
Northern California | The Weather Channel
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Tue Jan 10 10:45:54 PST 2017
FYI there are at least two tunnel Sequoias. The most well known one in Yosemite NP and this one, which was in Caleveras Big Trees State Park. I remember driving through the Yosemite tree but even though II spent time in Caleveras I have no memory of the one that fell.
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I too rode through that tree when I was young--one that my mother had gone through when she was younger. As an adult, when I first moved back to the west coast, I took a trip down the coast into California, mainly so I could see that tree, and the other giants again. Truly breathtaking.
And although it wouldn't be the correct thing to do now, having a tree that one could drive through made many people divert their routes to include that side trip; so many people saw the redwoods that may not have done so without that tree.
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On Tue, 10 Jan 2017, Dan Reiff, PhD wrote:
> Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:43:41 -0800
> From: "Dan Reiff, PhD" <notcalm at comcast.net>
> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
> Subject: [Tweeters] Storm Topples Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' in Northern
> California | The Weather Channel
> Fellow Tweeters,
> I was truly awed by this tree at age seven, on my first family trip to California.
> As I recall, we drove through it.
> I stood and stared-straight up-for a long time. My father finally insisted that I get back in our new 1957 Chevy wagon so we could move on.
> So much symbolism here, now, with the fall of this beauty of a 1000 years, that no comment is useful or necessary.
> Dan Reiff
> Sent from my iPhone
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