corduroy road noun
1995 Weber Rugged Hills 83 When the ground was flat, it was hard for the team to pull the logs. So we made what we called a corduroy road. We cut a bunch of short, small logs about 6 to 8 inches in diameter and laid them on the ground about 2 foot apart. They acted like rollers.
The Deer Hunter used a similar method to move the logs he cut for our raised beds. Neither I nor the girls were strong enough to help him carry them, but we could manage pushing them across smaller tree lengths to get them closer to where we needed them.