Thursday, November 24, 2011
I have updated the Web page for the Webcams in the NP with the newest one at Longmire which is in the administration building looking southwest to the highway from the Nisqually entrance. The Museum and former gas station (now the restroom) on the left and the Longmire springs behind the tree across the highway in the distant right in the image.
There are now 8 Webcams in the NP, four in the Jackson Vistors center, one in the staff headquarters southwest of the center, one in the Mountain Guide Center looking at the visitors center, one at Camp Muir looking due south down the Muir Snowfield and now one at Longmore. Attempts to operate one at Sunrise has been intermittent at best and then only seasonally, and hopefully they'll bring it back for the summer season in the future.
That's it for now, except the snow, and lots of it early in the season. Let's hope it doesn't all melt as has happened in recent years causing massive flooding and major damage in the NP. The predictions are suggesting a snowfall and snowpack similar to last year. Well, we and the NP are at the hands of nature.