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Big Winch Drum

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How’s this for a big winch drum? This wooden roller and various strands of steel cable hint at the operation that once existed here. Since the Canaan Mountain Sawmill Trail is now in a Federal Wilderness Area, the only way to see it is on foot or horseback. A cherry-stemmed vehicle corridor would have preserved vehicular access and protected natural resources at the same time, but the framers of the Omnibus Wilderness Bill weren’t interested in seeing any side but their own. Yes, the vehicles are on the trail!