This Needs To Stop

In several previous blog posts, I have mentioned that working outdoors to protect the resource and educate visitors of this national forest is not an easy task. Many people have a preconceived - and very misguided - notion that rangers, and others in this line of work, enjoy a simple, laid-back life. The general assumption is … Continue reading This Needs To Stop

Reconditioning a Crosscut Saw: Ward’s Master Quality Part 2

With the filing process completed, it was time to take the saw out from the workshop and into the field for some trail runs. I also wanted to compare it to my other single bucking crosscut (W. Bingham Co.). At 4 ft (blade length), this saw is a good compromise between portability and cutting efficiency. … Continue reading Reconditioning a Crosscut Saw: Ward’s Master Quality Part 2

From Rusted Metal to Singing Steel; A Crosscut Saw Restoration Part 2

With my lovely crosscut restored to working order, I was more than a little eager to "let her rip". Winter is a good time for saw work. For the most part, visitor use dwindles significantly due to inclement weather and lower temperatures, and passing storms often leave more than a few blow-downs across our system … Continue reading From Rusted Metal to Singing Steel; A Crosscut Saw Restoration Part 2

Backpacking Across The Gorge

Ever since I started working here in the Red River Gorge Geological Area back in early March, I longed to set aside time for some backpacking in the area. I've been focused on my job for much of the year, working as much as 55 hours a week during the busy months when visitor use … Continue reading Backpacking Across The Gorge

Trail Axe-tion!

I haven't done much axe work in awhile. Most of the trail maintenance I've done lately has been on part of a sawyer team (chainsaw work in the Geological Area) as well as bucking with my trusty Silky Bigboy. So when I heard about this month's volunteer trail outing on the 11th, I couldn't pass … Continue reading Trail Axe-tion!

A New Direction

Alright folks, the new site has been unveiled.....welcome to The Untrammeled Wild. I've made quite a few changes to the site layout and appearance, but more importantly I want to state that this site's primary focus will be about outdoor stewardship and conservation. As outdoorsmen/women, it is our responsibility to care for and protect these … Continue reading A New Direction

Big Changes Coming to this Blog

OK folks, just wanted to update you all about my plan for this site. Those of you who have been following for awhile now know that I have a lot to contribute, and I cover a wide variety of topics and genres in regards to the outdoors. I've noticed that my posts are slowly drifting … Continue reading Big Changes Coming to this Blog