Saturday, October 29, 2011

300 Foot Tall Behemoth Keels Over

Giant sequoia falls, raising questions about what to do next

"Along the Sierra Nevada's famed Trail of 100 Giants, the mammoth sequoia had stood sentry since King Arthur's knights gathered at the Round Table.

It witnessed the arrival of the first European settlers and the flurry of miners in search of gold. The onset of the Medieval Warm Period and the passing of the Little Ice Age. It stood, unperturbed, through the Great War and the one that followed.

Then a month ago, as a handful of amazed tourists looked on, it toppled — crushing a bridge over a small stream and blocking the path."

A German tourist happened to catch a few seconds of this never before seen event in the park.


Anonymous Ricky said...

Cool vid.

Shame about the tree.

"...since King Arthur's knights gathered..."

Err, OK was that before or after Frodo and Sam walked into Mordor?


29/10/11 2:43 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Haha, someone got carried away with their um, history.
I was there a few years back and there aren't many of the big ones left, but I'll bet this guy will turn out to be a tourist attraction with a pedestrian walkway over it.

29/10/11 6:53 AM  

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