Logging Competition


So, a couple of weeks ago a friend asked me if I’ve ever ran a two man buck saw. Way back when I was getting my Wildland Firefighter Sawyer Cert, I had to learn all manner of motor-less logging equipment for working in “Wilderness Areas” , so I was stupid enough to admit this to him. Anyways this is what I did today. (These are professionals, competing in “The Jack and Jill” event) Photobucket
This is Don and myself (facing away from the camera) Photobucket My partner, Don (who had never ran a cross-cut buck saw) and I finished our cut in 35 seconds, it was last place, but I sure had fun competing. Our four man relay team (how I got suckered in) finished around fourth, and this event had a lot of teams (almost all professional loggers) since there was a $1000 winner take all purse. Colin did the ax throw and had a respectable 5 throw and tag, our log truck strapper was probable the second fastest there, and Don and I weren’t the slowest on the buck saw.

This event was part of our Flint Creek Valley Days celebration and was sponsored by a lot of local businesses and Montana Logging Association I’m taking K and WR to the Street Dance latter tonight also.

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The Next Installment


The results of the weekend work party.

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The double damned, double compound, double notch. (above the pass-through notch)
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Gulch Update


As I warned I don’t have much time for posts, but pictures are fast and informative. Here is the latest update.

The house situation:
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Our newest additions:
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Big K’s First log peeling job.
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