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Conway Summit Webcam

Postby jessegooddog » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:29 pm

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist9/cctv/

New (to me, anyway) webcam at Conway Summit, on the same page as the Caltrans Mammoth 395/203 junction cams.

I hope this is an appropriate place to post this info, the sierra nevada cam page no longer allows comments and it is not listed separately.



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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby kd6swa » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:04 am

We need more up and down 395!

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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:44 am

I generally look at that webcam when the storms roll through. also the crowley lake cam at the fish camp.

Note that the cameras at the DOT site are remote controlled as well and they move them from time to time as if to pan around. The conway summit cams on that page are equipped with barometers. They will show "low pressure" during storms moving through sometimes.
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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:05 am

It would be nice to get a few webcams put into the backcountry. Somewhere that has already been disturbed like the radio repeater sites. I think it would also be cool to have some along the major rivers so we can watch the change in water levels.
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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby rlown » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:02 pm

It would be nice to have backcountry cams as you state. Problem is, lightning seems to take them out quickly, and you need a mechanism to relay the signal.

Look at the Tioga webcam. It's been down since 2009. Not so much a cam issue right now, but a connectivity issue to relay the pics. The strike that took out Tioga took out the CDEC station at the same time. I think Yose just hates the idea that it's gate is being watched. :retard: I know they said they moved to satellite comms, but cannot prove or deny that statment. Still, seems like an easy thing for their IT staff to provide to climate research. I did recommend they use the same uplink technology from CDEC to "fix" the upload/relay issue. Nothing. ](*,)
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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby KathyW » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:47 pm

Does anyone know how far you can drive up the road to Virginia Lakes right now? Do they usually gate it?
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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby rlown » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:08 pm

your comment has nothing to do with webcams. Split it off and post it separately, probably in the backpacking forum.
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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby KathyW » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:49 am

rlown wrote:your comment has nothing to do with webcams. Split it off and post it separately, probably in the backpacking forum.


It does have something to do with Conway Summit; so I don't see the problem posting it here. I'm not sure how to read your comment, but I am hopeful that you are just trying to be helpful by suggesting I will get a better response if I post it elsewhere. If that is the case, thanks.
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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:59 am

Hi Kathy-

I don't know of any gate on that road, none that I recall seeing, or can see from Google maps satellite view. I'm aware that many of the cabins back in that area are privately owned and some folks use them year-round. The wife and I stayed in a friend's cabin there many years ago in early May, in a heavy snow year, yet we were able to drive in all the way to the cabin (but 4WD did help).

From the view on the CalTrans cam at Conway, it certainly doesn't look like much accumulation at all. Still, I would suggest you might call someone in the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce or perhaps Mono County tourism to be sure. Good luck!

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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby Shawn » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:35 pm

KathyW wrote:Does anyone know how far you can drive up the road to Virginia Lakes right now? Do they usually gate it?



Hi Kathy - sorry I don't know about the road conditions, but the north end of the webcam below shows distant view of Dunderberg too.

Let us know how it goes if you get up there (looks to be an interesting trip).

http://www.gbuapcd.org/monolake/index.htm
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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby paul » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:50 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote: I think it would also be cool to have some along the major rivers so we can watch the change in water levels.


Department of Water Resources has real-time flow data here:

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/getAll?sens_num=20

You'd have to do some study of historical levels to get familiar enough with it to be able to tell at a glance what is going on, since this is not relative data, just absolute.
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Re: Conway Summit Webcam

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:54 pm

Yes but what do they say? A picture is worth a thousand words?
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