We had what I think was a pretty good “camp recovery” work day last weekend. In the words of Boo, “we didn’t break nuthin'”, and I should add, no one got hurt, so it was a good day. A great job by Boo and his helpers, Cliff and Kerry, downing trees and moving trailers.
Craig did a great job on the camp road hill with his tractor and box blade. No pics, Craig knowing ATCO will be coming through with log trucks, didn’t try to crown up so it was nice and flat, much smoother driving than with the series of gullies it was before he started.
I watched Jeff E. thread the needle downing a dead tree in front of Buckethead’s. It landed right between two septic systems. Sorry I missed the video of the cut (upper right). Just as it cracked I punched “photo” instead of “video”.
Brian got his trailer moved back into place and got a ride in the “Boo Bucket”.
Of course there are still plenty of broken tops around, this one is hanging above Jeff Eady’s place, another bad one is hanging above the shed and we have a tree limb punched into the tin of the roof.
I talked to the ATCO timber supervisor for our area, Mr. Brown. He did say to leave the big trunk that almost took out Brian’s trailer alone (below). ATCO wants it, so we did right by leaving it alone. He has a lot of planning to do but as soon as he has an idea of when and what they are going to do he will let us know. Until then, no cutting past the camp please.
Charles’ place took the worst brunt of the storm.
Randy’s trailer actually looked like it was OK, of course it’s tin cover took some damage, but it appeared the trailer itself was good. Whether the trees can be extracted without damage might be a question.
The inside of Charles’ cabin was, well, it was the roof. Even the floor joists of the building gave way under the pressure. I would say a total loss, but I’m no expert.