This month I’ve made a lot of changes to the post that usually tops my bestseller list, “Live streaming webcams on line in Estes Park.” I had to account for cameras that have gone offline and add a few new ones I’ve found. And I added slideshows.
Compared to multiple images of various sizes, the slideshows “neaten up” the page, allow more images in the same amount of space, add movement, and make the page more user friendly. (At least, that was my intent.) And I spent a lot of time trying to get attractive screenshots for those slideshows (these may change if I get better shots). You can mouse over any screenshot to see its date. The one shortfall is that slideshows don’t support links, so the links must be listed below.
Eric Calkins, up in Estes, has added a new Longs Peak camera (above) to his lineup of streaming webcams, and it includes sound. It’s mounted up on Prospect Mountain, so you’ll hear wind, birds, occasional voices, etc.
I removed the link for the Allenspark camera that looked west toward Wild Basin. It had been inactive for several months and I reluctantly concluded the owner has taken it down. I also deleted the link to the Fall River camera in Estes. Currently it shows only an ad, with a promise of a new camera to come. When that happens, I’ll relist it. Also available now only intermittently is the private weather cam from Ward, Colorado. The feed is faulty, but it’s a beautiful view from someone’s deck, so I keep hoping it will reappear. The feed showing the YMCA Conference Center in the valley below is also intermittent.
I regret the cameras from CDOT, the Colorado Department of Transportation, are offline so often. But when they are active they provide good views of the roads, weather conditions, and foliage so I keep them listed. (However, the Cedarmont cameras have been down so long that I’ve about given up and may delist them.) Just be aware that for reasons unknown, CDOT cams are often offline.
Farther down the page, I’ve added a slideshow for the Google street view virtual hikes. The hikes are fun, if you’ve never tried one. Especially on trails you might not see otherwise.
That’s about all for now. The page is always a work in progress, so let me know what you think of the changes. I’m always open to suggestions.