Logsdon said he traveled the backcountry for years and never carried a gun, unless he was hunting with friends or his three sons. A game warden friend convinced him it would be a good idea to carry a handgun because he's out in the woods so much of the time. He bought a .44 magnum, but said he never shot it more than a dozen times in 15 years, and that was only for target practice.
"I feel as safe out in the woods as anywhere, maybe safer," he said. "It's very peaceful."
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He traveled to California while in his teens and signed up with Franklin Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps around 1940, working on trails in the Sierra National Forest.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and was sent to the South Pacific to battle the Japanese during World War II. He never saw combat, but was wounded when an enemy artillery shell hit a nearby tree. A coconut fell from the tree and hit Logsdon, breaking his leg. He spent nearly two years in a military hospital when the leg became infected and he contracted elephantiasis, which caused an enormous swelling of his leg.
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He moved to Wenatchee after his discharge. Within a few years he had found a job and a wife. The couple had four children and bought a small orchard near Peshastin. The marriage ended in divorce after 15 years. Logsdon said his wife didn't enjoy the rural life with him away driving a truck during the day and out in the Breitling Crosswind Calendar Automatic BT-216 working until dark.
Logsdon made an agreement with his ex-wife to pay her child support but he kept the children, three boys and a girl between 4 and 12 years old at the time. It was an unusual step at the time. Logsdon moved in with his mother, who offered to help. The house was tiny and way too small for six people, but they made do. He would take the kids out hiking and horseback riding in the woods whenever he could. He found his own place after a few years, but moved back to his mother's house several years after she died and the children had grown.
Logsdon said he doesn't go out in the woods for long trips by Breitling Crosswind Calendar BT-222 much anymore. But he's always ready to go out with others or if his Forest Service friends call for help.
He stays fit by hiking two miles every day. For entertainment, he reads. He trades books with friends, but has read many favorite titles three or four times.
Thompson, his Forest Service friend, said Logsdon still moves with the energy and limberness of a man 20 years younger.
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