A couple watches competitors and wait for their turn to use the "misery whip, " a two person cutting saw that typically has a 4-12 foot blade and was used to fell tall Sitka spruce, hemlock and cedar trees in the region's logging heyday. Competition is fierce as loggers are timed to see who can cut through a log the fastest. The logging show on Prince of Wales island is not a tourist event, but a chance for locals to come together and show off their skills.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Tongass National Geographic Magazine MM7258