The roads around Hayward still rattle with logging trucks, but lumbering no longer supports the region. The area has evolved into a haven for go-cart tracks, water parks, varied family resorts, summer camps, a wildlife museum, the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame (a Shrine to the World's Anglers), and best of all, the annual Lumberjack World Championships.
Donald Katz visits Hayward, Wisconsin in Logrolling to view the sport and meet some of the logrolling champions.
Logrolling is one of the fascinating profiles featured in The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories by award-winning journalist Donald Katz, available in audio exclusively at audible.com. It was originally published in Outside, November 1993.
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