The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is hosting the 15th Annual Logging Jamboree in White Pines, California on Saturday September 4, 2010. White Pines is located outside Arnold in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of central California. The event begins at 10am and ends at 6pm. Entrance is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 12. Your admission allows you to view both non-pro logging competition, pro logging competition, BBQ food, raffle prizes, activities for kids, museum tours, and music by the Black Irish Band after the competition.
The purpose of the Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree is to show off the rich tradition and physical strength loggers need in their profession. They show off these skills by participating in many events. Such events include axe throw, single bucking, modified saw, Jack and Jill Bucking, Stock Saw, Hot Saw, Double Bucking, Limber Pole Bucking, and many more. I’m not going to tell you what these different events are on purpose. I want you to go find out for yourself. Not many people can say they’ve been to a logging competition.
Directions from the website: To get to the Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree, take Highway 4 east from Stockton through Angels Camp to the town of Arnold. From the northern or southern Sierras, take Highway 49 to Angels Camp, then turn east on Highway 4 to Arnold. From the Central Valley, take Highways 5 or 99 to Stockton and turn east on Highway 4. From Tahoe or Nevada, follow Highway 4 west from Markleeville over the crest of the Sierras through beautiful Ebbetts Pass to Arnold. (In winter, after the snows arrive, Highway 4 over the pass is closed; from Tahoe or Nevada, take Highway 88 down to Jackson and turn south on Highway 49.) In Arnold, turn north at the Chevron Station onto Blagen Road and go one mile to Dunbar Road in White Pines. There will be signs for the Logging Museum and Hazel Fischer School. Turn left, and go another quarter mile. The Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree is on the right overlooking White Pines Lake. Follow the Museum sign into the parking lot. http://sierraloggingmuseum.org/location/ This website also gives you a regional and local map to better orient yourself.
For more information about the Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree call (925) 795-6782.