First Waterfall Paddle – 6/24/2017

We finally had our first paddle at Waterfall. We went from Morris Mill back to our property. After we got settled, there is a bit of rapid to get through very close to the start. I went left with Sonora and barely made it. There was lots of bracing and getting my foot out of the boat to get us off the rocks. I sent Danelle and Corvin to the right to portage, but they ran it. It turned out much better for them. We definitely fared better than the jet ski we found!

Back near our property, we were frustrated to find two bobcats moving flood debris from a house straight into the river.

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Waterfall – 5/6/2017

We went out to our property to check it out after the flooding. The main part that we use is high up and won’t flood, but we were still curious. The Big River was up a ton and was still coming down.

Once out there, we installed some new lines for the solar panels to clean things up.

We walked down the road to the water, but couldn’t go too far.

And finally on our way home, we tried taking highway W (which said closed) and ended up turning around when we got to the water.

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Solar Install – 4/14/2017

I finally got around to installing the solar panels at Waterfall. Eric met me out there to supervise the install. I got all of the panels mounted before he showed up. Then it was a matter of organizing the cables based on what we had and plugging it all in, SUCCESS!

It needs to be cleaned up, but I have to go home and order some longer cables first.

Hogan Haake

Waterfall Batteries

We’re working on a solar system for waterfall so we can be off the grid. Eric came out with me today to install the larger batteries. We had to relocate them since there wasn’t room where the old one was. He brought out the soldering iron to make sure they last.

The batteries are installed and the power is on and working. We’ll have to come back another day and get the solar panels complete… Somebody forgot to bring drill bits 🙁

Hogan Haake