A View to a Hill

Today our crew’s block faced across the Nelson pass at the block we’ll be planting tomorrow.

tomorrow's block

The other crew was already working on it when I took this picture through a break in the rain, so you can just make out their truck parked at a landing on top of the block. It’s deep, I would estimate 120 trees from road to farthest treeline. It’s a high-lead cable block, so it’s likely well over 60 degrees steep, just as steep as it looks. Access is only from the top, it’s wider at the bottom than the top, it’s too steep for an ATV, and last I heard the guy we normally hire to hike trees into the remote corners of our hilly clearcuts has a hole in his foot from ill-fitting shoes.

Today was a good day. Tomorrow should be interesting.

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