Lumberjacks are usually referred to loggers from a bygone era before the advent of modern logging equipments. The inception of the modern lumberjacks started as a competition in old lumber camps to see who the best lumberjacks were. Today these competitions continue, keeping traditions alive.
Southeast Alaska’s rich logging history comes to life in a thrilling display of nimbleness, energy and power. A must see when in Ketchikan, we walked a short distance from the pier to a covered grandstand where rugged professional timber athletes competed head to head in events such as speed climbing, ax throwing, chopping and sawing. Hosted by a very engaging host who referees this riotous competition. She splits the group in half and assigns each group a team to root for, adding excitement and entertainment to the show.
Watching th0se cute hunks alone make the show worth its US$36. 😛 tee hee!
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