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Caber Toss Triptych

Highland games at the 2012 Scottish Fair in Farmington, MN. This caber tosser made my Scottish ancestors proud. I could try to explain the fine art of caber tossing, but Wiki says it best:


"The caber toss is a traditional Scottish athletic event practised at the Scottish Highland Games involving the tossing of a large wooden pole called a caber. It is said to have developed from the need to toss logs across narrow chasms to cross them. In Scotland the caber is usually made from a Larch tree. A caber typically is 19 feet 6 inches (5.94 m) tall and weighs 175 pounds (79 kg)."

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Taken on May 19, 2012