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#1 Bruce T

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:41 AM

Who here has walked through? http://www.abc.net.a...-storms/8172072

Very sad but life doesn't last forever. And those who cut the hole knew no better. Different era different standards.

 

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#2 Mr. Camper

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:19 AM

At a thousand years old, the tree had a good run.  The rain from the storm was equally beneficial to the drought in California.  I remember in 2003 when New Hampshire lost its Old Man of the Mountain profile due to its' weather.  Sadly, nothing lasts forever.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:26 AM

There is still the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree

 and the Shrine Drive-Thru Tree 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:28 AM

As old as the tree was, even trees do not live forever. There are pictures of the tree before that drive through hole was made and most of the opening was there naturally so while there probably was more damage in making that opening, chances are that it wasn't totally responsible. My grandmother had her picture taken standing in front of their car while parked in the tree, back in the early 50's. But this is not the first famous tree that I have seen die as they do have a limited lifespan, just some live longer depending upon the variety. 

 

There have been several other trees in CA that one could drive through and several of them still exist today. 
 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:28 PM

We have hiked many miles through the various redwood groves. It's a very humbling experience. A place where you don't talk but simply whisper.

 

The reality is that these things do happen. But none the less it's still a sad occasion. Back around 1999 we were hiking one trail when one huge tree fell over just a hundred yards behind us. Made one heck of a noise. Inspection showed no root damage. My guess is that gravity simply took over and the roots simply weren't enough to hold it up any longer.

 

The same will happen in other places. Some of the famous arches in Arches NP have fallen. So the only solution is to hit the road and see as much as possible while it's still possible!!

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:56 AM

It's sad when little parts of a tourist attraction are gone for good. Altho i never saw the tree, i do remember when i was a youngster , parents took us kids to see the man in the mountain .  Went back as an adult before it was, an then after. Atleast we have the memories from when we do visit something like this.  That my Friends can not be destroyed. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:13 AM

 

Need to take a trip to see these! 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

Glad to have had the chance to see that tree and be among the millions and millions who have walked through it.  It's unfortunate that the storm toppled it.  No doubt it has weathered many more severe storms over its lifetime. Honestly, if these trees could talk, can you imagine the stories they could tell.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:48 AM

Just because something happened to change it's angle of presence doesn't mean it's gone . It's still a piece of reality . It likely won't disintegrate anytime soon , so you all have plenty of time to visit the tree and encounter it like was never before possible .

 

Everything changes , ALWAYS .

 

It is a good thing .


Edited by Pat & Pete, 11 January 2017 - 02:58 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:30 PM

California is falling to pices all over the entire state lol lol lol

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:27 PM

I'm not sure if I drove through that exact tree, but I have a photo of my 1989 Celica coming through one of the Drive Through trees in California. Sad that one has fallen. 

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:44 AM

California is falling to pices all over the entire state lol lol lol

X2. and for a long time too.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:39 PM

we missed seeing The Old Man of the Mountain in New Hampshire by a few months, since it collapsed before we got there.  These things do not last forever, so be thankful if you have memories of them.  I still remember Mount Saint Helens before it blew up and am glad for the memory.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:03 PM

We have great photos of Delicate Arch before its collapse in Arches Nat'l Park.  It was a beauty at around 40' tall.  Nature is not permanent.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:29 PM

https://www.facebook...88597491&type=3

 

Found my photo from 1989 or 90 driving through a Redwood. Don't think it's the same tree that fell. Zoom in on the photo and it says Chandelier

 

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:33 AM

California is falling to pices all over the entire state lol lol lol

A really "smart" comment from an "equally smart" individual.  I don't know if your parents ever told you this but let me.  "Just because you think it, it doesn't mean you have to say it.



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 03:59 PM

A really "smart" comment from an "equally smart" individual.  I don't know if your parents ever told you this but let me.  "Just because you think it, it doesn't mean you have to say it.

 

He can say it all he likes - no basis in fact - It's just a 2nd place Texas Paper Tiger -vs- CA "thing" by the un-informed.

 

From the mountains to the ocean to the desert - I'll take CA anytime!

 

However, *IF* it is "falling to pieces" (did it drop to 8th largest economy in the world, or?) - please tell your friends, acquaintances and kin who may have moved here making it the most populous state in the US - to hurry and return to "wherever"!.

 

Makes more campsites available, and we thank you.

 

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 12:17 PM

Sorry, but I was raised to a different standard.  I've never lived in California but 25 years ago when my wife and I were married we honeymooned in San Francisco and took the train ride to Merced and a bus into Yosemite.  A great vacation/honeymoon and I find it hard to disparage an entire state that holds so much of our nation's history and natural attractions.  Free speech isn't free and while he has the right to comment negatively about something I have the same right to offer a dissenting opinion.  We've traveled all around the deep south of this country and found many wonderful places to visit and people to meet but I wouldn't disrespect a city, county or state because of some perceived prejudice I personally had.  That's just my opinion and of course, I could be wrong.  Thanks for listening.



#19 Pat & Pete

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 12:50 PM

Amazing ... Some guy tries to make a joke and gets reamed . 

 

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:07 PM

Maybe he was joking and maybe he wasn't.  If he was he ain't good at it and like me he needs to keep his day job like me or we may both starve to death doing comedy :blink: :lol: