3000 feet north of what is now Valleycliffe, 1927
Man on water tank: Jae Basset, Donkey Fireman.
Donkey: 13x15 Williamette Yarder-Loader unit. Weights over 100 tons fully equipped with lines etc.
Spar tree: Merrill & Ring first wetting. Tree topped at 190 feet. Bottom of the tree jumped about 15 feet on skid pads (ends of small logs visible directly under bottom of spar) while top guys hold top of tree in place. Elsie Lund (nee Wilkinson) whose father owned the Squamish Hotel went up this spar in the riggers chair with her Head Digger husband Al to the pass block (top) before the tree was jumped. Account by Ed Aldridge.
Photo by: Bun Yarwood.
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