Sunday, July 31, 2011
Lights, camera, avalanche? Webcam shows 10,080 Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier in Washington State
Another remote part of our world is less remote. Credit what you might call MuirCam.
Mount Rainier National Park officials have installed a webcam at Camp Muir, the 10,080-foot base camp used by many climbers of the 14,411-foot peak. They call it Washington's highest webcam.
Images from the webcam are expected to be of wide interest to climbers, who will be able to check weather and cloud levels.
Weather may be the webcam's biggest challenge. No heating system is in place to keep it from icing up. A random check of the view earlier this week showed a gray blur — which accurately describes much of our July. See www.nps.gov/webcams-mora/muir.jpg.
Posted by Voyage Adviser at 7:20:00 PM