A powerful winter storm in California has brought down an ancient tree, carved into a living tunnel more than 135 years ago.
The “Pioneer Cabin” sequoia, in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, saw horses and cars pass through it over the years. More recently, only hikers were allowed to walk through the massive tree.
On Sunday, a volunteer at the state park reported that Pioneer Cabin had not survived.
“The storm was just too much for it,” the Calaveras Big Tree Association wrote on Facebook.