Lights, camera, avalanche? Webcam shows Camp Muir
Mount Rainier National Park has installed a webcam at 10,080-foot Camp Muir, the base camp used by many climbers of the peak.
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.
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