The WA7X Page

The "Cabin Cams"

This is the Valley Cam.  This camera is looking toward the West-NorthWest.
The "Valley" Cam

2-Hour NWS time-lapse sequence
Snowstick, used to estimate snow depth.
The "Snowstick" cam
2-Hour NWS time-lapse sequence
The "Cabin Cam" - looking toward the cabin itself
The "Cabin" Cam

This is the North Cam.  This remotely-controlled camera has limited views to the north, the current view being where it was last set.
The "North" cam
(Read about this camera below)
A view of the cabin, looking to the northwest.
Looking across the meadow.

Click on an image for a full-sized 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.
(Click here to read more about the NWS time-lapse sequences.)

Six camera views:

There are several cameras that are located at the cabin that provide various views outside:

  1. The Valley Cam.  The first camera shows a view toward the Northwest.  This shows Mt. Nebo (in the distance, near the center). The town of Fairview is to the left-center of the picture. Click here to see a time-lapse loop from this camera, courtesy of the NWS Live Weather page.
  2. The Cabin, looking toward the northwest.  This camera shows the east side of the cabin, looking northwest-ish.  
  3. The Cabin Cam.  This camera provides a view of the cabin itself.
  4. The "North" Cam.  This is a remotely-controllable camera that looks toward the north - see the sidebar to the right.  Note that, during the winter, a snowstick is also within view of this camera - if it is pointed in the correct direction.
  5. The "Across the meadow" CamThis is a zoomed-in view of the meadow, with Mt. Nebo in the background - when the weather is clear!
  6. The Snowstick Cam.  So-called because this camera is looking at a snowstick during the winter.  Click here to see a time-lapse loop from this camera, courtesy of the NWS Live Weather page.
    Sample snowstick picture explaining the markings.
    This picture (not live) shows how the nine-foot snowstick may be used to estimate snow depth on-site.  Note the bands midway between foot markings.
      Always count down from the top of the snowstick!

The NWS Time-Lapse sequences:

The NWS (National Weather Service) "Weather Camera" page has the "Valley Cam" and its 2-hour time-lapse sequence

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...)

The other NWS-provided time-lapse isn't as easy to find on the NWS page and is labled as the

How do I save the picture that I see?

  • First, click on the thumbnail-sized picture to get the full-sized version.
  • Next, right-click on the large picture.
  • There, select "Save Image As" or "Save Picture As"
  • This will allow you to save the picture to the location that you choose.
Please note that the pictures update automatically, every 5 minutes, so if you see a picture that you like, you should grab it immediately and save it before it goes away!

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. 

"What's the 'North' cam?"

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.


If the pictures 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

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:
Last page update:  20091209

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