In Calaveras County, there stood a tunnel that was carved out of a sequoia tree 137 years ago that was thought to be over 1,000 years old. For years cars could drive through the tree and in later years in was only open to hikers. Now the tree has fallen completely.
The fall of the “Pioneer Cabin” tree might have had something to do with the current storms in Northern California, but officials say that it had been leaning for some time.
A resident in the area named Jim Allday shared the news to social media saying that “We lost an old friend today.”
He made a statement to the San Francisco Chronical as well.
“When I went out there (Sunday afternoon), the trail was literally a river, the trail is washed out. I could see the tree on the ground, it looked like it was laying in a pond or lake with a river running through it.”