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    Default New webcam now online!

    I'm so excited to see we reached our goal of 250 new members and the new Pres. webcam is now online! Although we have been in the clouds, soon we shall see some awsome views of the western side and even many awsome sunrises come up over the mountain. The MWO keep getting better and better! Thanks to all of you who continue to work hard and give of yourselves to see this organization continue to stay top notch!
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    I agree. This is a great step - and the zoomed in images are nice. Is there a key sponsor who helped to fund getting the cameras? Is it LL Bean?
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    While L.L.Bean provides sponsorship funds to the MWO each year (some of which are put towards the webcam network on our website), I am very proud to say that this new cam was funded by the 250 folks that joined in our drive.

    I think this is a great model to follow going forward-- look for new cams and new cam drives in the future as well.

    That's a great question for the forum... Where should we place the next one?

    We have a couple of options, but we may be open to other ideas as well. All we need is power and a line-of-sight to the summit. (Of course, our tech crew will probably come tell me "it's not that easy!"...)

    So, if you made the call, where would you put a new webcam?

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    Hermit Lake Shelter, looking straight at the bowl, though I'm not sure they have power enough to run the cam. It can be run on solar power, right? Could this work? This would provide an excellent source of info on skiing in Tux, which courses were being skied, how crowded the trail is, etc.

    My next spot would be at Lakes of the Clouds Hut, looking at the summit dome. Like the shot from Wildcat you could tell if they were socked in or just in a cap cloud, if they were snow covered, etc.
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    Both of these would be great places. Another view might be from Gorham. Are there are tall buildings that would give a good view from there. Here is a view using Google Earth.

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    Currently I'm very satisfied with all the webcams. The Presidentials cam filled in a huge data void. Lakes of the Clouds and Hermit Lake are great ideas. Solar power might be able to run the cams, but I'm not sure. The cams tend to need some minimal baby-sitting, especially if rime is a problem as it would be at Lakes.
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    Head south on route 16 from Gorham and there is a road on the left - Stoney Brook Road. Know anyone who lives there? Or is there a neighborhood club house?

    Here is the view from there.

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    Gorham is one of the places I was thinking of and another is maybe Lakes of the clouds or Madison Spring huts. It's just too bad they couldn't be useful for search and rescue but we know that in most cases, where someone would need to be found, the weather would be too ugly for any type of visibility. Someone would have to be standing in front of the camera saying HELP MEEEEE!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot
    ...though I'm not sure they have power enough to run the cam. It can be run on solar power, right? Could this work? KDT
    I don't mean to sound contrary, but you seem to have an excess amount of WIND POWER.... if you put a small wind turbine up there, you could power the whole region.... and a webcam.... heck, you could probably string up a wind speed meter to a small motor, and that could power quite a bit....

    Wind energy is the most powerful, easiest-to-harness source on the planet. Places like this could really help to take a bite out of oil consumption!

    Hope this doesn't offend anyone who wants to leave the land pristine, but in the larger sence, it would contribute to saving the planet...

    Cheers mates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knots
    I don't mean to sound contrary, but you seem to have an excess amount of WIND POWER.... if you put a small wind turbine up there, you could power the whole region.... and a webcam.... heck, you could probably string up a wind speed meter to a small motor, and that could power quite a bit....

    Wind energy is the most powerful, easiest-to-harness source on the planet. Places like this could really help to take a bite out of oil consumption!

    Hope this doesn't offend anyone who wants to leave the land pristine, but in the larger sence, it would contribute to saving the planet...

    Cheers mates!
    This topic has been discussed pretty much to death in some of the other threads. But I'll take it up again. Mount Washington and the other high peaks in the region do have huge amounts of wind power, but they also have heavy riming and icing. A wind turbine would never last, trust me, its been tested. Also, the winds are too strong. You would never be able to build one to withstand the wind and produce a reasonable amount of electricity.

    A few turbines on NH peaks wouldn't take anything close to a bite out of oil consumption. A drop in the bucket isn't even a good cliche, more like a drop in the ocean. Wind makes big turbines spin, and sometimes it even looks pretty, but its nothing compared to the power of oil.

    On that end, NH is already helping to reduce oil consumption. A large portion of the population uses wood to heat their homes.
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