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Re: 2 Giant Sequoia trees fall @ Trail of the 100 Giants

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avatar 2 Giant Sequoia trees fall @ Trail of the 100 Giants
October 05, 2011 09:35AM
Video: Watch Two Giant Sequoia Trees Fall to the Ground


On Friday, two giant sequoia trees fell over side by side, blocking a portion of the short, but popular, Trail of the 100 Giants in the southern Sierra-Nevada Mountains. No one was hurt, but a visitor happened to capture the last few seconds of the fall on video (two more videos below shows the above video in a vertical frame/slow motion and the tree right after it hit the ground).

"We were quite close to the tree, and the noise was getting louder and louder. And then we looked up and the tree was starting to fall and we had to run," German tourist Gerrit Panzner explained to the Visalia Times-Delta.

Why the trees fell is still unknown and will be investigated over the next few weeks. They are thought to be between 150 to 200 feet tall.

Officials for the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument are planning a public meeting at the Trail on Saturday, October 22nd at 10 a.m. to allow the public to see the downed trees and discuss restoration of the trail, which is about a 200 mile drive from Los Angeles.
Re: 2 Giant Sequoia trees fall @ Trail of the 100 Giants
October 05, 2011 10:18AM
Do they have to change the name to the Trail of the 98 Giants?
Re: 2 Giant Sequoia trees fall @ Trail of the 100 Giants
October 05, 2011 11:33AM
Did the other one make a sound?
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