If you are using the MYMIDNITE you will know if the panels are ''snowed under'', couple that low input with the Weather service IR image of the area which gives you the cloud cover.... easy to know without having a camera using precious power ;Major Colorado passes have cameras mounted on both sides and can be publicly viewed. I like to view the pass before my 220-240 mile trek to Denver. http://www.keno.org/colorado_web_cams/colorado_cams.htm A DO meter with internet connectivity would be nice though I did not readily find such an item.
I wouldn't decry a set of snow tracks on a quad or side by side... I got mine after doing exactly what you show in the pic... The truck mechanic I use has 2 Bombardier quads equipped with them and when asked about getting stuck in the hi alpine, same dry stuff you get, he smugly said '' No, I don't get stuck, even when the snowmobilers call me to get them out when the snow is over 10 feet deep...' https://camso.co/en/article/product-insight/go-further-discover-our-utv-atv-2017-catalogI was amazed when I used mine the first time... they raise the whole machine about 3 inches . 2 up and loaded with food etc. never made any marks under the quad. see pic in link above...BTW, how do you open that gate?Which make of trail camera do you use? How does it hook up to send the pic?