Weekend Warm-Up: On The Verge

Weekend Warm-Up: On The Verge
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Logging and rock climbing are unexpected partners. One involves escaping commercialism through nature, the other profits from one of nature’s commodities. On the Powell River in British Columbia, forestry isresponsible for the discovery of some of the most notorious big wall climbs on the West Coast. In the near future, views of felled logs and debris will replace those grand vistas of Douglas fir at the top of a climb. Yet to reach the view in the first place requires the roads created by logging companies. The Powell River region is exceptional for its thick stands of Douglas fir. Taking approximately 50 years to mature, the giant tree grows faster and bigger here than almost anywhere else on earth. Douglas fir are used all around the world for flooring, furniture and cabinetry because of their strength and workability.   In... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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