Yesterday I stumbled across a new (to me, anyway) webcam in Estes Park. It’s so typical of Estes, with mountains, rustic cabins, etc. But the best part by far is that it’s live and streaming. I watched and enjoyed birds crisscrossing from one side to the other, and pine trees nodding in the breeze. Occasionally a car went by on Fall River Road, behind the cabins on the left. A lovely, peaceful scene, and being located on a mountainside along the Fall River, there is a chance of occasionally seeing other wildlife — elk, bighorn sheep, deer, bears, and possibly even a cougar (most likely at dawn or dusk). The camera looks west up the Fall River Valley and on a clear day, in the distance, you can see Sundance Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park.
This beautiful view is provided by McGregor Mountain Lodge in Estes Park. I’ll be visiting it a lot because with the live stream I can so easily imagine actually being there. Check it out to see what’s happening right now. Last night I saw their lovely Christmas lights glowing in the dark. This morning I watched a truck busily plowing the roads while a dog ran along behind. It made me appreciate even more the work required to offer public lodging in Estes. All those roads and driveways to plow! All those porches and steps to shovel!
Thank you, McGregor Mountain Lodge and all of Estes Park for being there.