[Tweeters] Storm Topples Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' in Northern
California | The Weather Channel
clsouth at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 10 10:53:38 PST 2017
This one was further north, and on a side road.
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
> 360-791-7702 (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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