Nature’s Drive Thru

Sorry for not writing a blog as religiously as I have been, I am wrapping up the final days of this school year, and a lot has been going on that is really kind of interesting. coworkers are retiring who I thought that they would outlast me at the ROP center. Some of the greatest teachers are not given contracts for various reasons. It just has been really crazy. I hope all the best to all of them as they find a better place in this economy. Any who, as I mentioned on Monday, my family and I went to the California Redwood forest of which I decided not to do a typical blog about the trip, I decided to do it in segments and individual posts. Today’s post is about Natures Drive Thru. What is that? In northern California they had a total of four redwood trees that you can drive your vehicle through I have been through three due to the fact that the Wawona tree fell due to its slight lean to the side and a load of snow on it’s crown. People have been driving through trees since 1887 starting with the Wawona Tree in Yosemite National Park. Here are some vintage photos that have been take through out the years of people and their vehicle driving through the trees.

This video was from South40db’s youtube. Clark and Erna Rogers, Dennis and Aggie Bayer took a 702 mile 3 day trip in their 1952 and 1953 Citroen Traction Avant cars. they went from Sausalito, CA to Grass Valley-Auburn-Fort Bragg-Leggett and back down the coast to Sausalito. In Leggett we drove our tractions through the Chandelier Tree.

So now that you have seen the many people and various vehicles that have passed through the drive thru trees, here are the photos we took of us and our red ford focus going through the 3 trees that are located in northern California.

So this concludes the post of the Nature’s Drive Thru. If you have the chance to visit these trees please do so.. It is an experience of a lifetime and it’s really a beautiful drive.

Thanks for reading,

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Published in: on May 26, 2010 at 11:31 PM  Leave a Comment  
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