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FL: Pioneer cabin tree with tunnel toppled by storm

(Jan. 10, 2017) -- Calaveras Big Trees State Park suffered a huge loss when a strong winter storm that blew through Northern California toppled the iconic sequoia "tunnel tree" called the Pioneer Cabin tree.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Calaveras Big Trees State Park suffered a huge loss when a strong winter storm that blew through Northern California toppled the iconic sequoia “tunnel tree” called the Pioneer Cabin tree.

The tree had been a tourist attraction since a tunnel was carved into its large base about 137 years ago, the Los Angeles Times reported. Visitors used to be able to drive through the tunnel, but the tree had only recently been open to hikers along a 1.5-mile loop.

Read the full story by News Max.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

One comment

  1. Hi-

    This actually happened in California, Not West Palm Beach, Florida

    Cheers!

    Tom

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