Hoquiam Logger’s Playday shirt to tribute Burlap Rabey

HOQUIAM, Wash. – T-shirts for the Hoquiam Logger’s Playday this year will be sold in honor and tribute to the late trucker Dave Rabey. Member Don Bell posted on the group’s facebook page over the weekend that all proceeds of the past, present and future T-shirts will go directly to the scholarship fund in his name.
The shirts feature a familiar logger pointing toward Burlap Pass, with an image of Rabey in the clouds above.

The state earlier this year officially named a mountain pass in north Grays Harbor County “Burlap Pass” to honor Rabey.

Shirts in the past have made national news with an image of Bin Laden and the phrase  “Osama Bin Loggin.'”. Last year the shirts featured the logger shoving a toilet plunger up the rear of a Wild Olympics man with the phrase “Uncloggin, the loggin” and the words ‘parade route’ on a nearby toilet.

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  • Grays Harbor pass named to honor David “Burlap” Rabey

    GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. – The state has officially named an Olympic National Forest mountain pass in north Grays Harbor County “Burlap Pass” to honor the late David “Burlap” Rabey.
    Caleb Maki with the Committee on Geographic Names told the board earlier this month “This is a new name for an un-named pass in Grays Harbor. The name would honor David L. Rabey. He managed a local trucking company, and was involved in an elk hunting camp in the area. We did receive about 38 signatures in support, and the county has no objection and is supportive of this proposal.
    Burlap Pass is on a US Forest Service road across a gap at elevation 3,215 feet between the East and West forks of the Humptulips River,  about 5 miles southwest of Discovery Peak. It’s been unofficially known as “Windy Pass.” for years. 
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