A wet start to a new logging season has the Pelletiers up against the ropes. Lester and Wayne take on the steepest hill on the golden road while Eldon's plan to haul double loads of wood to the mills gets shut down.
Torrential rain continues to hammer Pelletier Inc. as the crew fights to harvest and haul wood to the mills. And just when the weather breaks, tragedy strikes as a logger is struck by a falling one-ton log.
A heat wave hits Millinocket sparking production in the woods. Meanwhile, Rudy's crew walks on water as they strip an old bridge from a protected stream, Randy continues his road to recovery and a new logger refuses to get his hands dirty.
The loggers make up for lost time as they try to cut 3,000 trees in a week but then a damaged bridge shuts down trucking. Also, the Pelletiers drop half a million dollars on a new crane and venture into the restaurant business.
The next generation of Pelletiers step up to the plate as the future of the business lies in their hands. The mills demand more wood and everyone hustles to deliver while Jeff and Rudy are tested by a rookie driver's reckless driving and bad attitude.
The Pelletiers move an army of men and machines to their winter harvesting site. Rookie Aaron transports half-million-dollar machines across rough terrain, two heavy duty off-road rigs are added to the fleet and tempers flare between Jeff and Bonecrusher.
Rainy weather and mud plague business for Pelletier, Inc. Jeff struggles to keep his cool as he oversees a hectic shop while Lester barely escapes death in a head-on collision with a pick up truck. Also, logging continues at the new Levesque Road winter site.
A wicked snowstorm hits Millinocket and catches the Pelletiers off guard. Massive equipment breakdowns cause tempers to flare and Eldon lashes out at Jeff for his lack of preparation. Later, Lester Dube recalls his father's frigid brush with death.
It's the big winter push and the Pelletiers have to double production to stay afloat. Tensions run high as Eldon threatens to fire Bonecrusher. Then, the family pulls together as their restaurant opens for business.