• Timberline Lake, California
    This 360 panorama is of Timberline Lake, California
  • Mt. Adams, Washington
    This 360 panorama is of Mt. Adams, Washington
  • Samuel Boardman SP, Oregon coast
    This 360 panorama is from Samuel Boardman State Park, Oregon coast

VirtualParks News

       
 

Spring, 2013

Sample VR posted

To provide a demo of VirtualPark's recent panoramic scene builds, and also an example scene to test if your QuickTime is installed correctly, visit the sample scene page of Tumalo Mountain.

VirtualParks.org site redesigned

The new design represents a huge leap forward compared to the last design which dated back to 1995. The panoramas are now the main visual element, as they should be. Some of the features include:

  • The new layout is responsive, meaning it works better for mobile devices.
  • Content has been updated
  • Cleaner, simpler user experience
  • Page header features actual panoramas
  • Expanding the page expands the header panoramas wall-to-wall
  • Scene details page now includes a small locator map for scenes that have geodata.

The information architecture has been revamped so some URLs have moved, but hopefully this will be invisible to you as redirects are in place.

More refinements are underway -- there's still room for improvement.

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Header panoramas backstory

#1: Timberline Lake

Coming towards the culmination of a long backpack trek to get to Mt. Whitney from the west side, this amazing lake is along the Pacific Crest/John Muir Trail, about 6 miles north of Mt. Whitney.

#2: Mt. Adams

This was shot from a ridge on the south flank of Mt. Adams. It's a long drive on rough dirt roads to get to the trailhead, but the wildflowers along this loop were quite spectacular.

#3: Boardman SP

Samuel Boardman State Park is along the Oregon Coast south of Port Orford and north of Brookings. Spent a few hours wandering around the park and happened into this spot which had a bunch of tiger lilies growing in a small glade of grass, overlooking a fantastic section of rocky coast.