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Skiing the extra mile

Updated: May 15, 2009, 10:24 AM ET
By Melanie Jarrett | ESPNOutdoors.com

The sound of snow crunching beneath skis as they slide gracefully across a winter landscape. The creak of logs spinning and whirling in water as metal spikes pound their surface.

The two couldn't be further apart — unless you're boom runner and log roller extraordinaire Taylor Duffy, that is. For Duffy, who grew up in Hayward, Wisc. — home to many of the best lumberjack athletes in the world and some of the best cross country skiers — the two sports are symbiotic counterparts ...

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