Logging Days is a celebration that happens every summer in PR (Or Park Rapids) I don’t like huge crowds of people but went anyway … most everyone must have stayed home or went to WE Fest over in DL (or Detroit Lakes). I am not sure when we started using just the initials of these towns…but we have for as long as I can remember.
Anyways The Loon Country Carvers were there…a group which Far Guy and I belong to. We had a table set up to demonstrate some of the talents within the group.
The menfolk had it covered so I just wandered around taking photos.
I watched the Chainsaw carvers.
I grabbed a good seat for the Lumberjack Show.
The guy in the middle was the announcer. The guy in the blue lumberjack shirt was from Wisconsin, the guy in the red lumberjack shirt was from Minnesota…Stillwater I think. They had some competitions, sawing logs with super modified chainsaws and one time they each used a one man buck saw. They ran up and down poles…but what I was waiting for was the log rolling competition.
The tank with the black lining is filled with water, a log with strips of carpet or some other kind of fabric is wrapped around the log on both ends. There is a neutral zone in the center of the log that they cannot go into and they cannot touch each other.
Kicking water at your opponent was allowed.
Distractions work as planned.
A victory jump into the water! The lumberjack from Minnesota was victorious!
I wandered around and talked to a few people…saw some neighbors and some old friends.
The weather was almost perfect..it was overcast and about 76F or 24C eh! It spit rain for awhile but it didn’t amount to anything, it evaporated before it hit the ground.