Iconic Calaveras Tunnel Tree Toppled By Storm

This truly bums me out to report, but the iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree in Calaveras was toppled by this weekend’s crazy storm.

According to the Modesto Bee, “This iconic and still living tree – the tunnel tree – enchanted many visitors,” reads a post on the Facebook page of the Calaveras Big Trees Association. “The storm was just too much for it.”

The giant sequoia was hollowed out in the 1880s to allow tourists to pass through it. At one point, horses and then cars could pass through it, but in more recent years the path has been for pedestrians only.”

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