Monday, October 27, 2008

Cold Mountain hiking trip

The Sunday trip to Cold Mountain was a success with our group of club members, led by Bob Pinkston, reaching the summit. Here are a few pictures taken by Jeremy Graves and friends to help you experience the trip. Enjoy!

The journey begins at Camp Daniel Boone

Forester Bob Pinkston leads the way

A glimpse of fall color

The majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in fall. Absolutely gorgeous.


A great day indeed!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Some Pics from the SAWA event Saturday Oct 18th

Guffey contemplates where to sink his axe during throwing axe qualifiers.
Looks like a one pointer
Branson shows us how it's done during the stock saw qualifiers.
Judge cuttin' his second cookie during stock saw qualifiers.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Meeting Recap from 10/6/08

Just hitting the high spots from the meeting here.

Concerning SGA events:

We need the names of any and all volunteers who can help out with one or more of the nine scheduled events. For a list of these events, please see a FC officer. The more folks we can get out there helping, the better our chances of winning 'Top Club' are. Again, see a FC officer to submit your name.

Concerning the Cradle:

GREAT JOB GUYS!!! We didn't win first, but, no worries, that can be remedied. I was proud to see the sheer overabundance of Haywood team spirit! I was also proud to see the heart certain individuals showed in fighting 'til the time limit, and not giving up! We have a great team, y'all, let's pull it together and take it to 'em at State for Roleo on the 15th of November. Practice, more practice.

Other events:

Any and all team members interested in the SAWA meet in Cruso, to be held on October 18th, need to get your names to Jimmy ASAP. There will be a $10.00 membership fee (this covers all eight shows for next year as well), and then a $5.00 fee per event you enter. Jimmy doesn't need your money right now, but will in the next week. Practice up, 'cause you could be on TV! No pressure there.........

That's all for now


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cradle of Forestry 2008

Well, the HCC Woodsmen's Team fell just shy of first place after making an amazing nail-biter of a comeback during the 2nd half of the 13th annual woodsmen's meet at the Cradle of Forestry's Festival day event. However, the HCC lumberjacks and jills finished on top in many individual events. All those afternoons of practice paid off for the log roll team of Frank Potts, Rance Rogers, Julie Davis and Jeremy Graves who took first place. Guffey regained his mojo in bolt split. Daniel Jones and Braxton Spurlin took top slots in the stock saw while both men's crosscut teams (Judge/LaGrange & Guffey/Ward) finished ahead of the pack--"Wolfpack", that is...we were thrilled that NC State could join us this year at the Cradle! Haywood also had 1st place finishes with Julie Davis's women's axe throw win and Jon Wards first place finish in single buck. Our pole fell teams also shined with 1st and 2nd place finishes. Mont Alto barely edged our dendrology and quiz bowl teams in close contests and managed to end HCC's 8-year Cradle winning streak. Congratulations! Below are a few videos from the day. More are posted at: