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Popular trail closed after two giant Sequoias fall

 

This photo reminds me of the philosophical question: "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Full story.

Sequoia National Forest via AP

One of two downed trees lies across the popular Trail of 100 Giants at Sequoia National Forest, Calif., temporarily closing the trail. The Forest Service said the downed trees were reported Friday and no one was injured. Officials are still working to determine the ages of the trees and why they fell. Some of the giant trees in that area are 245 feet tall and have diameters of 18 feet.

Sequoia National Forest via AP

A firefighter stands next to the root wads of one of two downed trees that temporarily closed the popular Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest, Calif.

Sequoia National Forest via AP

A firefighter stands by the debris of of one of two downed trees that temporarily closed the popular Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest, Calif.