Never heard it called that, but as a once proud owner of a pair of corduroy pants... I understand why.
I almost have to wait to see what kind of cleanup they do on exit. I'm going to try to have them level and clear the roads to tractor passable. The one culvert they have kinda hosed up and needs fixed too. I can't believe they won't take care of that as it's being there was a big help to them on getting stuff out.
Do the logs hold water as they rot?
I bet you still have them, and are waiting for a class reunion that you can
wear them to, and disco the night away.
there are many roads up here that were built that way.
Hemlock is best. It doesn't rot when wet, and not exposed to air.
There is a stretch not far from me that was part of the Trans Canada
Hwy. It was built as a corduroy road. Gullies, swamps, filled with hemlock.
It's been fixed up a bit, but those matts of logs tend to heave a lot in the spring.
You'd swear you're on a motocross track if you try to do the speed limit.