Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Marble Mountain

I had the pleasure in assisting with the installation of two 40watt solar panels charging three deep cycle batteries. It is a repeater amplifier for radio communications monitoring the volcano. There was active logging happening as we drove up the road to Marble Mountain.
Ground cover, Marble Mountain, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
It is getting to be that time of year, and it was still freezing this morning. In places, the frost didn’t thaw all day.
Frozen fox glove, Marble Mountain, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
Solar panels, Marble Mountain, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
An older installation had bank of humongous 2v batteries at 750ah. Each is almost more than one person can lift.
750ah 2v batteries, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
From the site, three volcanoes are visible. Mount St. Helens to the north:
Mount St. Helens from Marble Mountain, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
Mount Rainier.
Mount Rainier from Marble Mountain, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
Mount Adams.
Mount Adams from Marble Mountain, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
Later in the day, I set the big batteries in view of Mount Adams.
Mount Adams and batteries, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
And a wider shot of Mount Rainier to the northeast.
Mount Rainier from Marble Mountain, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
Here the solar panels are getting their final installation.
Solar panel installation, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
I scrambled through some bushes trying to get a good shot of Mount St. Helens. After it was all done, the view from the installation site was best.
Mount St. Helens from Marble Mountain, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
Late in the day the light was great. Here is a tree cutting machine on the way down the from the mountain. Think circular saw blade, but 5 feet in diameter!
Tree feller, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11
The southern slopes of Mount St. Helens approaching sunset.
southern slopes of Mount St. Helens, Andrew D. Barron©10/25/11

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