Current Trail Conditions
RLSC Web Cam
If it's dark out, be sure to see our
Shot of the Day
Be sure to Refresh for the latest image
Our web cam is located on Chick Hill Rd (at the treatment plant near the airport) and is oriented looking south at the People's Choice trail as it comes around the woods to cross the road. At some point we'll try to add a snow depth gauge, but for now the scrub pines on the hill are about seven feet tall. The sign post on the left is 6' tall and has a white tape mark on it 4 feet off the ground. If the trees outlining the top of the right side of the hill are faint, it's flurrying or lightly snowing. If you can't see the trees, it's snowing hard!
Web cam photos are regularly updated from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There's no outdoor spot light, so if you see only a black box it just means there isn't enough sunlight for a visible image.
RLSC is grateful to member Greg Kolligian who donated the funds needed to purchase the AXIS® camera for our club.
We also want to thank Pittsburg Ridge Runners SC members Mark Ziegler (webmaster) and John Recesso for their invaluable guidance and assistance in choosing, obtaining, and installing our AXIS® 2120 camera server. John is a senior account manager at Axis Communications and offered us not only a significant discount on the camera purchase, but provided a "fast track" to the needed expertise of the Axis technical support staff.
About the camera...
Our web cam is an AXIS® Model 2120 network camera server. We selected this unit not only for its superior outdoor optical qualities, but also because it has a built in server unit that doesn't require a computer connection. The camera is connected only to an external modem that uploads the scheduled images over a phone line. This gave us the flexibility to take the camera to any location that has power and phone line hook-ups.
The unit is housed in a Pelco® outdoor camera enclosure that is internally heated to keep the sensitive electronics comfortable. A window defroster should help keep the view clear on those sub-zero days!
It's Give and Take! Do you enjoy riding our trail system and use it regularly? Support our club and become a member where you ride! Your financial support helps pay for grooming and maintaining the trail system and can make a difference in the quality and frequency of our grooming. Being an RLSC member can even lower your snowmobile insurance rates. Don't be a freeloader - join us now!
Lakes Snowmobile Club, PO Box 950, Rangeley, ME 04970