/ Pioneer Cabin tree felled by storms

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The Wild Scallion on 10 Jan 2017
Timmd on 11 Jan 2017
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Kind of a shame given it's alteration by humans.
Dave Garnett - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

This is a real shame. I remember having one of those 'wonders of the world' type books as a child that had a old photograph of this tree probably taken in the 40s or 50s with a big American station wagon driving through the arch. Since then I have always had a visit as a minor (but easily achievable) item on my bucket list but haven't done it despite visiting California fairly often. Carpe diem and all that...
RyanOsborne - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to Dave Garnett:

Go see them. However much you read about how big the sequoias are, and how many photos you see, they'll still take your breath away when you see them. We went to visit General Sherman after a Yosemite climbing trip, and the giant forest was spectacular.
Rigid Raider - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

That'll keep the park rangers in firewood for a few years.
Dave Perry - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to The Wild Scallion:

Its hardly surprising considering the abuse this tree, and others have received.

It took huge amounts of efforts from those who wished to have them remain to oppose the loggers and sawmills, who wanted them all chopped down. I believe this continued right up to the last twenty years in California and even more recently in other old growth forests in NA.

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