Fetching oak logs up a steep hill.....    page 2

The tree stump was in the way of the pull, so the direction of pull is changed with a pulley attached to a tree off to the right.  Once the log was moved around the stump, the pulley was removed and the rest of the pull was straight up the hill.  The radio control is very helpful when you have to change direction during a long pull!

The vertical rise on this pull was nearly 100 feet.  Lifting the log off the ground keeps the log from digging into the dirt - reducing the power needed to raise the log, and keeps the log pretty clean.

The log tops the crest of the hill. 
This is the steepest ground on the farm and the longest pull ever.  The high quality of the timber makes the trips up and down the hill well worth while, and the exercise is  great too!