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Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby Vaca Russ » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:25 pm

The last time I was there my friend Bob (you know him as kd6swa) asked me if we saw the "Roosevelt Tree".

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It is located just east of 395, just north of Big Pine.

If you pull back the branches you see this...

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We thought, why not take a picture 100 years to the day?*? :D

Thanks Veterans!

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-Russ
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Re: Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby kd6swa » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:34 am

Way to go Vaca Russ. Those young Sequoia trees have a perfect shape - kind of like a big Christmas tree! \:D/

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Re: Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby austex » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:08 am

I never knew about the history behind it. Passed it many times. Drove Westgaard Pass last year coming from Vegas (there is a stretch of one lane through a solid area) and stopped at the Indian interpretive site on the Owens side; but never knew why the tree. Thought it had to do with a teaser for the Bristlecone Pine area,
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Re: Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby The Other Tom » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Thanks for posting. I'll try to look for it the next time I'm in the area.
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Re: Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby gary c. » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:22 pm

I always look for it and point out to new people in our group as being a Giant Sequoia. I never heard the history either. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby sparky » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:09 pm

We stopped in to see this yesterday evening. Then i they showed this tonight on californias gold, then i read this thread! Weird!
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Re: Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:41 am

:thumbsup:
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Re: Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby Bad Man From Bodie » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:52 pm

Hopefully I don’t highjack too much thunder from Big Pine. But……next time yalls driving through Lee Vining, swing into the Nicely’s parking lot. There is one of three Giant Sequoias that my great grandfather planted in Lee vining I think back in the 30s. When I was a kid there were two trees growing just fine. Mono County attempted to transplant one of the trees out of the parking lot when the current owner of Nicleys (not Edna Nicely) threatened to chop down the trees to expand the parking lot. The tree that was transplanted to the Hess Park in Lee Vining obviously didn’t make it. The other tree was spared due to public outcry and still stands today. It makes a good community Christmas Tree and is celebrated in Lee Vining every year. The third tree is a bit of a secret, but is located in an undisclosed location on the Lake View Lodge property. So, Lee Vining has two live Giant Sequoias at the moment of which my great grandfather planted. Come check em out!
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Re: Who has driven through Big Pine?

Postby Vaca Russ » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:50 pm

Matt,

Your great grand father? Well, we will have to take some pictures on Thursday. :)

Look forward to a report later this week!

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