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Voices From The Crowd: Just Another Day in the Life of a Timber Faller

I was working for Don Hood back in the early 80’s.  We were on a job off of Keasey Road where we were thinning a fifty year old Douglas Fir stand that had big old growth cedar snags scattered throughout.

One morning my boss led me up to the biggest snag on the claim.  It was situated just below the top of a deep canyon.  There was a skid road pushed to within 100 feet of the snag’s base.  The boss asked me if I thought I could wedge it uphill onto the skid road.

I looked it over pretty carefully, walked around the snag a couple of times, judged it to have only a slight downhill lean and told him I thought I could. Read More