T5 R7, MAINE - JANUARY 4, 2020
Duane Hanson hauls 16 inch square blocks of ice from his pond in T5 R7 in the IUnorganized Territories on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The ice will be stores in an ice house with saw dust to be used to refrigerate food throughout the year.
In the 1970s, Hanson graduated out of vocational school and into the forest; working chainsaws and cable skidders in logging camps allowed him to earn a paycheck, while indulging his lifelong love of the outdoors.
His search for a homestead site began and ended in the 12-million-acre North Woods, where a century of sustainable logging practices has done little to diminish the appeal of life in the largest wild tract of land east of the Rocky Mountains.