You are here

Be Careful Where You Park In The Parks


If a tree falls in the forest and your car is beneath it, it'll get crushed. That's what four vehicle owners sadly discovered the other day at Sequoia National Park in California.

A Jeffrey Pine about 150 feet tall -- that's about 15 stories -- fell shortly after noon this past Tuesday at the Lodgepole Market's employees' parking lot. While there were no injuries to staff or visitors, the tree, which measured 38 inches in diameter, did some serious damage to the four vehicles.

No word on what caused the tree to fall, but park staff reminds visitors "to maintain situational awareness when hiking, camping, and traveling through Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, and ... avoid spending prolonged periods under dead or partly dead trees or branches."

Add comment


This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide