WildLink Calaveras Big Trees 06/05/17
Eleven students braved some late-season chilly weather to see the largest living organisms to have ever lived on Earth. We hiked around the Calaveras Big Trees just east of the town of Arnold. Students got to witness just how huge the trees were and view the remnants of the Pioneer Tree, a giant that had a hole cut through its trunk so that cars could drive through it. It would likely still be alive today had it not been pierced. To end the day, we headed up Highway 4 about 10 miles and found plenty of snow from the winter's record-breaking snow pack to play in. Seven of the eleven students had never before seen snow! We left with hands stinging from the cold and memories to last a lifetime.