Today is an especially good day to experience the TundraCam. Down here in the Mile High City we’ve been socked in all morning, with the temperature hovering just above 50° (vs. 99° just two days ago).
Located at 11,600 feet, the live streaming TundraCam is just barely above our current cloud cover. You can sit in front of your screen and let the wisps of cloud sweep by, almost as though you were actually there. You can almost feel the sweet dampness.
Or maybe it’s just me imagining past experiences in similar conditions. The TundraCam isn’t far from Nederland, Colo., but conditions are much the same farther north in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tourists there aren’t seeing sweeping vistas today. Everything is buried in cloud — unless they drive up Trail Ridge Road to the Alpine Visitor Center, above the clouds. That in itself is a memorable experience for flatlanders — driving up to and through the clouds.
Then again, maybe I’m the only one infatuated with high country.
Banner image: View today from the TundraCam