As dawn breaks over a new logging season in the Pacific Northwest, the Ax Men prepare for the battle that lies ahead. Behind every turn, danger lurks. To survive, they must escape falling trees and bone-crushing machinery, face impossible deadlines and the worst weather Mother Nature can throw at them.
Returning from last season are the J.M. Browning crew, last year's winners who don't know how to lose, and Pihl Logging, an unruly group of true-blue lifetime loggers. Upping this year's ante are two new competitors: Washington-based newcomers Rygaard Logging and S&S Aqua Logging, a team of underwater loggers who fish for logs in some of the most violent waters in the Pacific Northwest. When every log they pull could be their last, there's no room for mistakes.