Log Jammin'

Every year heavy snows bring down clusters of pine and fir in Grand Teton National Park. In the spring the trail crew cuts those fallen trees out of the trail. It's a rewarding feeling, coming up on a trail completely blocked by a pile of trees, shoulder-high and twenty feet thick, and then, after a few minutes of running the saw and dragging the branches, leaving it cleared out, saving untold numbers of hikers dozens of unneeded and difficult, off-trail footsteps, and saving the landscape from an overabundance of side trails.