Centerpole Raising, October 26
Stack season is here!
Bonfire is constructed by hand. Trees are Cut with axes, shouldered out of the Woods to tractor paths, hauled to Load Site by tractor, shouldered again and loaded onto trucks, and transported to Stack Site where they are unloaded and sorted.
When Stack begins, logs will once again be shouldered to Perimeter where Brownpots “butt” the logs – removing the cut wedge at the base – and then trim them to their final length.
Finally, every log is shouldered one last time to the foot of Stack where ground, rope, and swing crews work together to “slam” the logs upright into Stack, where they are wired in at the top and bottom to at least three other logs already on the Stack.