The Crosscut Saw as Gateway Drug

In the southern Appalachians, one man found that he could stoke a new generation of trail workers with some very old technology.

Oct 18, 2013
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Outside Magazine
trail crew crosscut saw Tennessee forest

Two member of SAWS, Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, using a crosscut saw on a downed tree. In designated wilderness areas, trails can only be maintained with hand tools.    Photo:Bill Hodge

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