The "Cabin Cams"
|The Passing of the
This feature consists of "movies" of images taken at the same point in the day which, over time, will show the changing of the seasons.
Click here to see these movies.
|Click on one of the above images for
a full-size version.
If the image isn't updated when you click on it, hit the "Reload" or "Refresh" button on your browser.
Please note that these images are not live, but updated every five minutes.
|Seven camera views:
There are several cameras that are located at the cabin that provide various views outside:
Note that the times shown in the pictures/movies are in Mountain Standard Time (MST.)
New: Time-Lapse movie-of-the-day! See the sidebar below and to the right.
In addition to the "Time-Lapse movie-of-the-day"
there are the NWS (National Weather Service)-provided
time-lapses vidoes as well.
We greatly appreciate the NWS posting these (and many other) cameras on their web site.
The WA7X camera(s) are labeled as "East of Fairview"
on the NWS page. Note that the sequences may not
be updated at night. (It's dark - and
there's nothing to see, anyway...)
If the pictures, movies and/or the weather page doesn't look as though it has changed since the last time you looked at it, try hitting the REFRESH or RELOAD button on your browser
How do I save the picture that I see?
If there was a picture that you had to have but missed, it may be possible to pull it from the archive. You can send a note to the email address below to request the picture, but you must know the exact date and time, which camera it was, and what it was about the picture that you found so interesting.
How is the cabin connected to the internet full-time?
It may not be obvious at first glance, but this cabin is located in a remote location in Central Utah. While there is commercial power at the location, the nearest telephone line is miles away. Additionally, a full-time internet connection isn't always practical even if there is a telephone line.
The answer is that the connection is made
via a VSAT (Very Small
Aperture Terminal) satellite
connection. This involves a transmit/receive
terminal located at the remote site. If you wish to
know more about VSAT - or if you just have some questions
about what you see here- you can send an email to Glen.
The "North" Cam is a remotely
controllable camera that has pan and tilt (but no
zoom) capability. Its image quality and
low-light sensitivity aren't really great, and it will
be pointed at wherever it had been left the last time
the remote control feature had been used.
Within the field of view of this camera is another lighted snowstick. Because this camera can be remotely controlled, there is no guarantee that it will actually be pointed in a direction where one can see the snowstick.
NEW! - The "Movie of the day" and the "Passing of the Seasons".
To see the "Movie" of the
day for a particular camera, click on the
picture and follow the link.
This is a new (and experimental!)
feature in which you can see a time-lapse of
everything that's happened on the camera up to that
point in the day. You can also see time-lapse
movies of "yesterday" and "the day before."
When you click on a movie it should start a player within your browser: If not, you may need to update it. It has been noticed that better playback results may sometimes be had if you save the movie to disk and then play it using a program other than your browser - but your mileage may vary!
The movie is updated once-per-hour
and is available by about 10 minutes past, showing
everything from just before sunrise to
the most recent picture at the moment that the movie
was produced and continuing until just after
sunset. No new movies are made
during the night.
As soon as the first movie of the day
is made in the morning, the previous days' movies are
made available as "yesterday's" and "the day before
There is another new feature - The
Passing of the Seasons. For this, a new picture
from each camera - taken at 12:00 noon (Mountain
Standard Time) is added to the movie every day.
For the "Valley Cam" there is also the "Sunset"
picture that is taken every day a few minutes before
sunset. These movies were started at the end of
December 2010 and are growing every day.
here to see the "Passing of the
Note that the times and dates
on the pictures and time-lapse movies are Mountain
Misc pictures and videos:
In several of the scenes on the above links you can see the sky light up to a "normal" daylight blue color - at midnight!: If one of those frames were taken by itself, you wouldn't know that it was midnight from the "look" of the picture alone!Other pictures/videos:
For comments and feedback on this page, you may contact Glen via Email.
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