[Tweeters] Storm Topples Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' in Northern California | The Weather Channel

Christine Southwick clsouth at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 10 10:53:38 PST 2017


This one was further north, and on a side road.

Chris

On Tue, 10 Jan 2017, Hal Michael wrote:


> Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:45:54 +0000 (UTC)

> From: Hal Michael <ucd880 at comcast.net>

> To: Christine Southwick <clsouth at u.washington.edu>

> Cc: "Dan Reiff, PhD" <notcalm at comcast.net>, tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Storm Topples Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' in Northern

> California | The Weather Channel

>

> 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.

>

>

>

> Hal Michael

> Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation

> Olympia WA

> 360-459-4005

> 360-791-7702 (C)

> ucd880 at comcast.net

>

> ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

> 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.

>

> Christine Southwick

> clsouthwick at q.com

> N Seattle/Shoreline

>

>

> 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

> >

> > https://weather.com/news/news/storm-iconic-tunnel-tree

> >




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