Powerful Winter Storm Brings Down Centuries Old 'Drive-Thru' Sequoia Tree In California



One of California's most iconic trees met its match when a winter storm took it down on Sunday. The ancient sequoia, known as the 'Pioneer Cabin Tree,' is estimated to be over 1,000 years old, and has seen every mode of ground transportation humanity has had to offer thusfar.


While California definitely needed the rain, the storm proved to be more than the old tree could handle.


Saddened by the loss of the ancient tree, many shared their own personal photos that were taken over time.

 

 


The giant sequoia was hallowed out in the 1880s to allow passage for horse drawn carriages and later, cars. In recent years, it was used mainly by hikers and tourists, with people walking through it as late as the morning of the day it fell.

The tree has seen a lot of memories, with carved names of past romances and graffiti dating back to the late 1800s occupying much of the tree's inner wall.