Project Leader: Trevor Knight Project Start Date: May 22 - November 22, 2010 Olympic National Forest P.O. Box 1802 Hoodsport, WA 98548 Phone: 208.608.6319 Email address: email@example.com
On this hitch, we headed back to the Skokomish to work on a timber project building a crib wall at the approach to a bridge. We began by scouting for logs that were long enough for the project and then proceeded to move them to the project site. After gathering the logs, we stripped them and cut them to size while levelling the ground in preparation for wall construction. It was a great project because we got the chance to learn some basic carpentry skills (like carving notches) and channel our inner Dick Proenneke. The northwest fall wet weather seemed to be telling us that it was not the time to build a crib wall, but we outsmarted it by erecting a tarp directly over our project site - genius!
At the end of the hitch we also got to participate in a 2-day chainsaw training course. We spent the first day in the classroom learning all about safety and chainsaw parts. The second day was out in the field where we all got to try out some different bucking techniques. It was great to learn some new skills and feel more comfortable working with chainsaws in the field.