#GAReads | Ax Women
King’s passion is hacking a 30-inch, six-pound racing ax into a piece of white pine almost a foot thick. A few Saturdays ago in Milwaukee, she competed on the biggest stage of her lumberjacking career. For the first time in the history of the 33-year-old STIHL Timbersports Series, the women’s championship was held on the same stage, on the same day, as the men’s, giving the female lumberjacks—or lumberjills—equal footing. This is only the second national women’s championship in series history. Last year’s competition in Cherry Valley, New York, marked the first, but it was held weeks before the men’s final.