|Logging dock quad barge campsite.|
|River Yarder tug and barge approaching the ramp at the Head.|
On our recent trip to the head of Powell Lake with our good friends Dave and Marg, we got to watch Terry in his green and black tug called River Yarder off-load at the barge ramp. This time his wife Jane had enough time off from work at Quality Foods to take the five and a half hour journey (each way) plus wait time.
|Approaching the barge ramp.|
We watched from our campsite on the logging dock as Terry expertly maneuvered the flatbed barge into place and lowered the ramp for the vehicles to exit. This trip he was resupplying the helicopter base with a fuel tanker and a large truck with rotor parts to repair the Kamov Ka-32 helicopter in use for heli-logging.
|Driving the helicopter part supply truck off the barge.|
Usually Terry can quickly off-load, pick up a new load, and be on his way. This time he had to wait several hours while the helicopter repairs were finished before the semi-truck could get back on the barge.
|Getting a boost from the skip loader, fuel truck waiting its turn.|
Since we needed the same barge ramp to load our quads for our trip south, we used the extra time to ride to the waterfall on Cypress main. Looks more like January rather than August doesn't it.
|Margy, Marg (with Crystal) and Dave on Cypress Main.|