Daily satellite images

We’re experimenting. A new satellite image should appear every afternoon (west coast time). If you’re seeing black, it’s because the satellite hasn’t sent data for the area yet. Come back later.

Clouds cover the trail some days. PCT mileage information will appear at close zoom levels.

We think this map is neat for seeing what sections of the trail are still covered in snow.

Today’s satellite image

Recent day with few clouds – August 1, 2017


It may take a while to load the data, and frankly, this page may stop working every once in a while. The satellite images are fairly low resolution but we’re not picky. They’re coming from space after all. Thanks NASA!

Obviously, this page should just be used for reference and not for navigation. It’s often hard to tell what is snow and what is clouds. In some places, trees may hide the snow.

The satellite image comes from the Terra satellite’s MODIS instrument.

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Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton