Instructors teach cutting class 101

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Instructors teach cutting class 101

Old-school techniques are important in backcountry
DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald
Ros Wu of Pagosa Springs checks the depth of the first cut on an 11-inch, 60-foot tall ponderosa pine during the Wilderness Ranger Academy Sunday in the San Juan National Forest near the Junction Creek Campground.
DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/10/12 - Brinkley Messick, forground, uses a bucking saw to divide a tree during the Wilderness Ranger Academy Sunday in the San Juan National Forest near the Junction Creek Campground. In the background, Sylvia Gwozdz uses an ax to remove bark from the felled tree before using one of the vintage saws.
DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/10/12 - Brian White of Bayfield and Ros Wu of Pagosa begin their 45-degree angle cut on an eleven-inch, 60 foot tall Ponderosa pine tree during the Wilderness Ranger Academy Sunday in the San Juan National Forest near the Junction Creek Campground. They are using a vintage crosscut felling saw.
DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/10/12 -Lisa McClure measures the depth of the cuts that felled an eleven-inch, 60 foot tall Ponderosa pine tree during the Wilderness Ranger Academy Sunday in the San Juan National Forest near the Junction Creek Campground.

Instructors teach cutting class 101

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DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald
Ros Wu of Pagosa Springs checks the depth of the first cut on an 11-inch, 60-foot tall ponderosa pine during the Wilderness Ranger Academy Sunday in the San Juan National Forest near the Junction Creek Campground.
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DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/10/12 - Brinkley Messick, forground, uses a bucking saw to divide a tree during the Wilderness Ranger Academy Sunday in the San Juan National Forest near the Junction Creek Campground. In the background, Sylvia Gwozdz uses an ax to remove bark from the felled tree before using one of the vintage saws.
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DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/10/12 - Brian White of Bayfield and Ros Wu of Pagosa begin their 45-degree angle cut on an eleven-inch, 60 foot tall Ponderosa pine tree during the Wilderness Ranger Academy Sunday in the San Juan National Forest near the Junction Creek Campground. They are using a vintage crosscut felling saw.
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DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald - DURANGO - 06/10/12 -Lisa McClure measures the depth of the cuts that felled an eleven-inch, 60 foot tall Ponderosa pine tree during the Wilderness Ranger Academy Sunday in the San Juan National Forest near the Junction Creek Campground.
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