Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tunnel Log in Sequoia National Park

This is a photo dated July 17, 1940 from National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, of Tunnel Tree on the Cresent Meadow Road, photo by George A. Grant. The Tunnel Log is a tunnel cut through a fallen giant sequoia redwood tree in Sequoia National Park in California. The tree was 275 feet (84 m) tall and its trunk had a diameter of 21 feet (6.4 m). It fell across a road in 1937 due to some natural causes. The following year, a crew in the park service cut an 8-foot (2.4 m) tall and 17-foot (5.2 m) wide tunnel through the trunk, making the road passable again for automobiles.

Apart from Tunnel Log, one of the major attractions here, Sequoia National Park, in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Visalia, California in the United States of America, has other attractions like Crescent Meadow, Moro Rock, and Campgrounds in the park including Potwisha, Buckeye Flat, and South Fork, and more such sites.

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