|More clear trail~|
|Once through - looking north~|
We'd already spent over 30-min. cutting Alder's that had been cut & fallen across one trail, so again - we'd been out a while & it was another hot, muggy day. Undaunted by the news - we continued forward - soon smelling that incredible scent of fresh cut lumber.
|Trees on the ground~|
This was the closest I'd been to active logging & I really felt it - it's so very Raw, a certain kind of violence - at least against nature. These machines can take down an amazing amount of trees, in a very short time. The claw grabs the tree, the saw cuts it off - then the entire tree is lifted into the air & dropped! The upside - if you can call it that - is that they're done & gone fairly quickly. We were surprised to find them working today.
With relief, we were past & within a couple miles returned to the quiet of the woods. There are more areas marked with cutting boundary tape - so it'll be interesting to see how things change as we move into Fall.