Based in Port Angeles, Washington, Rygaard Logging is a family business led by father Craig and son Gab. Logging is in their blood literally and figuratively. These are hard-working "salt-of-the-earth" men, risking everything they have to get the job done.
As Rygaard moves onto a downhill logging site, the most dangerous of all logging operations, gravity works against them on every turn. This is brutal work and one of the easiest ways for a logger to go broke or get hurt. Adding to the liability is greenhorn Brad Hewitt, a novice who is stepping onto the mountain for the first time.