We are still working on the T1 line that serves the Old Faithful Live! and Upper Geyser webcams. We will get both webcams back up as soon as possible.
Sometime this week, the Old Faithful streaming and Upper Geyser Basin webcams will be down while crews perform maintenance work on the T1 line the cameras are on. It is not known how long the cameras will be offline, but as always, we will work to restore the view as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience.
The Old Faithful streaming webcam is back online.
The Old Faithful streaming webcam is down. It appears there might be an issue with the hosting service. We are looking into it and hope to have the webcam up as soon as we can.
In the near future, the Old Faithful static and streaming webcams will be down while crews perform some maintenance work on the T1 line the cameras are on. While we don't know the exact date yet, we will be sure to let you know so you are not surprised.
We also have an update on the two webcams located in Mammoth Hot Springs, which are located inside the Albright Visitor Center and point toward the travertine terraces and parade ground. Renovation of the Albright Visitor Center will require us to move them this year. We are in the process of identifying new locations for those cameras with a view that is equal to or better than the view now. We realize that the cameras have been fixed in the same location for years and people have grown accustom to the view. In fact, when the view slightly changes (zoomed in our out, or moved to the left or the right), we receive a lot of email messages from people who like the change, and email messages from people who request that we move them back. Where will they be pointed? Even we don't know yet, be we'll be sure to let you know (and see) when we have made that determination.
While the the view should be a lot clearer now, there is a noticeable difference in the camera quality of the static Old Faithful cam compared to the webcam inside the visitor center, so we have plans to upgrade it to a higher resolution image. We hope to work on that this season.
We know how important the views are to those of you who are passionate about Yellowstone, Old Faithful, and the geothermal features, so thank you for being patent with a smudgy view these past few months.
Once again the staff at Old Faithful have assisted us who work in Mammoth Hot Springs in rebooting the computer and webcams at Old Faithful. And, our volunteers also get credit for maintaining them. Many thanks to all of them. Let's give them a thumb's up for their assistance. Both cameras should be up and running again. As we stated in yesterday's update, we are looking to make the webcams more stable and certainly the power issue at Old Faithful is something we will look at. Thanks again for your patience. Have a great weekend.
It looks like both the Upper Geyser Basin and live streaming Old Faithful webcams are down again. Additionally, the Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace webcam appears to be stuck on a March 21 image. We will look at all three and figure out what the problems are. As soon as we are able, we'll get them back online for you. The Mount Washburn webcams will probably continue to be offline until we can get staff up there to reset them when the conditions allow us to.
Thank you for your continued patience when the webcams go down. We are in the process of taking a comprehensive look at all the webcams we operate and will be coming up with solutions for greater stability in their functionality. Sometimes the webcams go down when there is a power bump or outage. Sometimes it is a network issue. And sometimes we don't know the reason they go down, but we always try to get them back online as soon as possible.
Due to a power bump, both of Old Faithful webcams went down. Thanks to teamwork from staff at Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs, we have both of the webcams up and running again. The two Mount Washburn webcams are offline due to the power bump and we will need to go up to Mount Washburn to manually reset the webcams. There is no estimated time when that might happen. When conditions warrant travel, we will make sure we get up there to reset them. Thanks again for your patience.
We have received a lot of requests to clean the lens on the Upper Geyser Basin webcam. The lens itself isn't dirty, but the glass plate in front of it that protects the lens from over-spray from the geysers is what is dirty. It is very difficult to access both the Upper Geyser and live streaming Old Faithful webcams, especially in the winter. As soon as we can drive to Old Faithful and the snow melts for us to safely clean the glass, we will. We are hoping for April.
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.