I have an area that I would like to harvest some dead trees. The problem is that I can't get my wood hauler close enough to make this a worthwhile endeavor as far as I can see. This property in general is hard to harvest firewood from anyway you look at it and this area seems to be the most difficult, but also holds a lot of trees that are basically already seasoned. Most of the sapwood is punky, but the heartwood is still solid and burns great when left to dry out some. I am already way behind in my cutting and with winter slowly creeping up on me, I need to cut something that don't have to season for a year, hence my desire to get these trees out and into my stack. The most versatile machine I have to transport rounds with is a 4x4 atv and trailer, but It don't get me any closer to the rounds than my S10 beater woodhauler would. The area is around 400 yards from where I can park my atv. From there I walk up a creek-bed to cut the rounds. My feet gets soggy. My back gets sore. I spend all day packing rounds down this creek-bed just for a 1/2 a load in the pickup. This is just way too inefficient. I have thought about using an old lawnmower handle, removed from the frame, and attaching it to each round and basically "rolling" the rounds to the truck as if I was mowing grass. This may work a little better for the larger rounds, but there are many smaller rounds that I would still have to pack out. There is a lot of wood to get up there! I hate to see all of it go to waste. I might could hook up a winch and winch out the logs but then they get full of mud and dirt which my saw chain does not like very well. Sharpening a chain every 4 rounds or so is very inefficient also. A pickaroon may be somewhat better as I can carry out the rounds without bending over so much but it would still be slow. I love the looks of powered wheel barrows, but they are way too costly. I have also looked at those firewood packing things that are basically a square piece of fabric with a handle. This may work for the smaller stuff as I could pack out 6-8 smaller pieces at a time and I might just make me something like that for the small stuff. There is no way to get the atv anywhere near the wood, closer than say 400 yards. I'm still packing pieces out all the while looking for more dead wood to harvest that might be easier to get the vehicles to. Does anyone have any tricks on how to pack rounds 400 yards through a stream without walking 10 miles for a 1/2 truckload of wood? I'm afraid im stuck with packing them out with my hands. What do you think of the lawnmower handle? Can I make a "backpack" like device where I can carry 1 on my back and pack another with a pickaroon? How can I carry more than 1 at a time? They really aren't that heavy, just big. My body tells me I can pack 2-3 rounds at a time and I may resort to cutting the logs in 3 piece sections and carry out the sections instead of the single rounds. This sounds like the best most logical way. Have I solved my own problem?