Deception Creek Bridge
November 5, 1983
Deception Creek’s soon-to-be-helicoptered-in bridging member — a beautiful,
55 foot straight-grain Old Growth Douglas-fir that was probably 8O or more years old
the day it was felled — lay clean-cut and ready, its top walking surface
accurately in place (nice work, Forest Service!), its 3-inch thick layer of bark
waiting to be removed.
Removed it was!
Debarking techniques ranged from double-bit axe swings, hand axe chipping, and Pulaski
Now The Log lays ready (except for the under surface on which it rests) for its
final move later this month.
Log-skinners were Mary Bridgeman, Peter Cecil, Helen Smith and leader John Cecil.