The Surviving Tunnel Tree

The Surviving Tunnel Tree (HM1L6J)

Location: Fish Camp, CA 93623 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 30.206', W 119° 36.514'

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Walk through this living tree and look for evidence of it heeling itself. Bark of this sequoia is growing inward in an attempt to close over its wound — the large tunnel carved in 1895. Thought to have served as a lower elevation winter replacement for the more famous Wawona Tunnel Tree, this tree became the second to be tunneled in this grove.
The Wawona Tunnel tree fell in 1969 after serving as a portal to the past for over 75 years. Although weakened, the California Tunnel Tree survives today and offers us a glimpse into early tourism promotion and transportation. Both trees were helpful in publicizing the Mariposa Grove and promoting its inclusion into Yosemite National Park in 1906.
HM NumberHM1L6J
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Date Added Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 269418 N 4153919
Decimal Degrees37.50343333, -119.60856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.206', W 119° 36.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 12.36" N, 119° 36' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Mariposa Grove Rd, Fish Camp CA 93623, US
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