Season 1, Episode 24
Blasting Granite, Bobbing for Logs, and Training with the Pit Crew
Don floats on a barge along the Edisto River in South Carolina in search of sinker logs that can be milled and turned into hardwood floors and furniture. He dives into the river, wraps a cable around the sinker log, and uses a pulley system on the barge to bring it to the surface. Then, he heads to the mill, where the log is dried and cut with an Alaskan sawmill. Next, Don heads to Hendrick Motorsports in North Carolina for a pit crew training and practice program to learn the pit stop basics and see if he has what it takes. Later, Don travels to the Arrowood Quarry to see how they pull a hard rock out of the Earth. He witnesses a blast that fractures a section of granite rock before it gets collected and crushed into smaller pieces. Next, Don hops onto a boat headed to the eastern end of Santa Cruz Island, a part of the Channel Islands National Park. From there Don puts on a wet suit, gets into his kayak and paddles along the shore into a number of sea caves along the island's coast. Finally, Don boards one of the flight simulators used to train UPS pilots at UPS Worldport in Louisville KY. Here, he steps into the cockpit and takes control of a simulation aboard a 767 over Las Vegas.
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