When we first announced Sugarloaf 2020 and the Burnt Mountain terrain expansion, we showed you a basic trail map with the three distinct phases highlighted in various colors. This week we finished converting that initial image into our new, detailed trail map, complete with eight brand new names for lines in Brackett Basin. Keeping with Sugarloaf’s history the new names are all logging terms. Here they are, with definitions, and you can view a full size version of the new trailmap by clicking on the image below.
- Birler Glade - A birler is a person who works on floating logs to help them float downstream.
- Edger Glade - An edger is a machine with multiple saw blades that cut slabs of wood into various widths
- Sweeper Glade - A sweeper is a cedar tree whose roots have been undermined by flowing water, causing the tree to lean out over the water. These trees received their name because they were known to sweep men and materials from rafts floating down the river
- Rough Cut Glade - “Rough Cut” wood is prefinished lumber that hasn’t been dried, planed, or otherwise dressed
- Red Horse Glade - “Red Horse” is what loggers called salt beef.
- Blacksmith Glade - Blacksmiths were crucial to the logging industry, forging numerous tools and horseshoes.
- Highball Glade - A term used among railroad workers and loggers, to “highball” something meant to hurry, or do it quickly
- Logging Road - A road cut for equipment access into a logging area. This term on the map is quite literal, as this is the road that the logging company constructed this summer to harvest the timber out of the lower reaches of Brackett Basin.