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Nicholas Carey
11-29-2011, 01:39 PM
http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/121-enormous-driftwood-washes-ashore-in-washington.html

Apparently, this washed up on the beach at La Push, Washington last summer (2010). How'd you like to run into that in the middle of the night? :D

The woman in the photo is 6 feet tall (1.8m).

http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/images/i/259/i02/driftlog-lapush-100625-02.jpg?1320167458

We grows'em big out here. Yes we do.

PAlien
11-29-2011, 02:18 PM
That was my lineup marker this summer. I think it affected the sand movement enough that it formed a nice bar there. Either way, nice little peak right outside that fella at high tide.

WX
11-29-2011, 03:01 PM
I bet there's some nice timber in that log, I am assuming it's a Redwood.

Paul Pless
11-29-2011, 03:06 PM
I am assuming it's a Redwood.Or Douglas Fir

Nicholas Carey
11-29-2011, 03:09 PM
I bet there's some nice timber in that log, I am assuming it's a Redwood.No redwoods up here. Most likely bets would be Western Red Cedar or Douglas Fir.

WX
11-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Or Douglas Fir
Even better. If I had that here and assuming there is no pipe up the middle I'd make some good money. I am also assuming you could get a mobile mill to it.

PeterSibley
11-29-2011, 03:12 PM
or western red cedar .Are you allowed to salvage from those logs ?

Very impressive trees !

WX
11-29-2011, 03:15 PM
or western red cedar .Are you allowed to salvage from those logs ?

Very impressive trees !
Enough to make you drool eh Peter?:D
Given the price of decent Oregon here.

David G
11-29-2011, 03:15 PM
Probably a doug fir, but could easily be a cedar. Not an easy spot to get a mill to. Salvage logging would probably consist of hauling it off the beach at high tide, towing it around to Port Angeles or somesuch. Not really a paying proposition, I'd imagine.

Nicholas Carey
11-29-2011, 03:29 PM
Probably a doug fir, but could easily be a cedar. Not an easy spot to get a mill to. Salvage logging would probably consist of hauling it off the beach at high tide, towing it around to Port Angeles or somesuch. Not really a paying proposition, I'd imagine.Ordinarly, I believe you'd need a permit from the DNR, but since La Push is on the Quileute reservation, you'd probably be dealing the the Quileute Nation (http://www.quileutenation.org/). And La Push is part of Olympic National Park, so you'd be dealing with the Federal Government. And since logging, hunting and fishing are all prohibited by law on National Park Land...the answer would almost certainly be...NO.

WX
11-29-2011, 03:34 PM
Okay, so it's scenery.:)

David G
11-29-2011, 03:47 PM
Okay, so it's scenery.:)

Yup. Lovely, dangerous, scenery!

Mrleft8
11-29-2011, 04:42 PM
Cedar...