"Wilderness: Woodsmen Wield Century-Old Saws as Trails Clog"

"MOUNT EVANS WILDERNESS, Colo. -- A violent wind tore across this mountain ridge four years ago, flattening more than a thousand trees and burying a prized trail in the Arapaho National Forest.

But instead of using chain saws and bulldozers to remove the debris, the Forest Service is wielding antique crosscut saws manufactured long before most of its employees were born.

'It's becoming a lost art,' said Ralph Bradt, a Forest Service recreation planner who certifies crosscut sawyers and is leading the work to reopen Cub Creek Trail."

Phil Taylor reports for Greenwire September 4, 2015.

Source: Greenwire, 09/08/2015