Here you see the business end of the log skidder, and one day's work for them! According to them, this equipment is incapable of clear cutting. It is made to pull logs out, one or two at a time. In one short day they've re-made an old path/road almost all the way to the southern end.
I walked around yesterday and took about 60 'before' pictures. Here's an example one that's pretty representative. Rocks and trees and nothing green growing on the ground. (Thanks Linda for the suggestion about what to plant! I'll contact the extension service next week.)