This series of photos was taken by Paul Smithson on an early morning job along side a narrow road near the entrance to Olympic National Park west of Port Angeles, Washington. Paul is an excellent photographer who uses a professional grade camera. These are some of the best quality images on our site.

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The cutter is Brian Borde and he is using a 066 Magnum that's been Power Tuned by Madsen's. On it he's got a 32" Oregon PowerMatch bar and is running  3/8" Oregon Semi-skip chain.  

Smithson/Borde Pic

The local PUD is standing guard in the background. These trees are being removed because the pose a danger to some high voltage lines. Brian wants a perfect undercut. Even though he is an experienced faller, he is still tense about falling this accurately. It is always harder cutting close to wires and roads. -- especially with an audience.

Smithson/Borde Pic

Timbberrr! Brian is getting out of there. He is moving so fast, he blurred the image.

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Dwight Addleman is the trucker and because the grapple wouldn't fit had to use a sling under the butt section to load it.

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It doesn't take many of logs like this to make a load. Thank you Paul and Brian for these great images.