National Geographic : 1951 May
© National Geographic Society 4 Youth Treads on 13 Centuries; Dancing Stump Is 27 Feet Wide This North Calaveras giant was cut in 1853. Five men took 22 days to do the job. A bowling alley was laid out on the fallen trunk. Sections of the bark were shipped cast and set up like a living tree to convince unbelievers of the Big Trees' existence. lKlanellrollmes ny itayillon(l i 310ln + Quivering, Quagmire Roads Isolate South Calaveras Grove Primitive trails lead to the forest. Rain turns them into bogs littered with parts jolted from venturesome vehicles. Such wilderness conditions keep the grove unspoiled. This jeep spent a muddy day on its floor boards. The author (foreground) helped dig out.