Tom, Ed, Steve, Nancy, and Adriana.
Today was a very special day to meet together with cousins. It has been decades and decades since Tom and Nancy were together during a camping trip to Zion. It was fantastic to be together with Tom and Adriana as well as Nancy and Steve. Who would have guessed that we would meet together at a Log Show in Buckley, Washington??? Life is funny sometimes; however, I absolutely loved being all together!
Suspenders are part of the logger equipment!
This guy was very fast climbing up the log.
There is power in those arms!
The second day of the Log Show did not disappoint. People with the top scores yesterday advanced to the finals today. In addition, there some new events too. As with yesterday, it is simply shocking to see the power these people have to climb, chop, saw, and throw. Amazing skills for sure.
This guy was quite accurate in throwing his ax.
The power as this guy chopped through the wood was amazing. Wood chips fly when his ax connects with the log.
Sawdust flies as they chew through logs.
There was power in the team competition.
The car engines connected to a chain saw were quite impressive. Sawdust flies everywhere and the chain saw mows through a log in just a few seconds. WOW!
This car engine – chainsaw won the competition. In a few seconds it chewed through the entire log.
Sawdust flies everywhere as the car engine – chain saw slices through wood as I would cut paper with scissors. Impressive!
This woman was working very hard with her partner to saw through this log.
The clown is preparing to cool off the crowd.
Ready, set, go and run with a chain saw?? Yup, that is part of the competition.
This upgraded chain saw was impressive!
This is a double chain saw (chain saw engines on both sides) and it quickly chewed through the log.
Powerful strokes way, way up in the air.
80 feet in the air this guy is preparing to saw the log at the top.
One of the funniest events was having people get inside this plastic bubbles and then run around bouncing off each other and falling to the ground. This would clearly be a big event at a family picnic!
These plastic balls were absolutely hilarious! One woman was bounced around and went flying when someone would bump into her.
New events in the Log Show included team competition, climbing out on a log over water to tie a cable, and log rolling. I could complete none of the tasks, but it was amazing to watch other people attempt the tasks.
This was almost impossible. You were supposed to walk to the end of this narrow log (over water), tie a cable around the end, and then walk back off the log. Most people ended up in the water.
This was the first time I have seen log rolling in real life. Most people quickly ended up in the water.
Buckley, WA, USA