Showing logs for date: 2011-05-30
23:27:07 <ynpvisitor28> OF 0525ie
23:30:18 <Graham> looks like a long
23:30:30 <ynpvisitor58> yep
23:46:00 <ynpvisitor74> I have only a black screen. What are you looking at please?
23:47:49 <Graham> yep, streaming cam is still down. VEC cam is working
23:48:09 <ynpvisitor74> Thank you.
23:48:19 <Graham> will probably have to wait till tomorrow for the streaming cam to come back up
01:05:57 <Graham> OF 0703ie
01:12:55 <Graham> looked like a long, probably started 0702?
01:17:50 <ynpvisitor67> are they on backup generators or did power come back? (do you know)
01:18:08 <Graham> no idea
01:18:14 <ynpvisitor44> 702 vc capture
01:18:33 <Graham> thanks 44
01:22:29 <ynpvisitor69> Karen Low posted on FB last night that while the power was out at OF, the backup generator overheated. Fire crews were seen by the shed where the generator is kept. That may have affected the camera.
01:23:23 <Graham> yeah thats what made it quit early. its running the shed, just not all the way through to the public stream now
02:14:21 <ynpvisitor67> not much to look at, so am surfing the web
02:14:36 <ynpvisitor67> Echinus had a spike yesterday a.m. maybe that means something. :)
02:15:10 <ynpvisitor67> Echinus "graph" I should say
02:24:15 <ynpvisitor67> morning
02:24:30 <ynpvisitor67> pretty good snowflakes at Mammoth, I see
02:25:00 <vw> Good morning 67.
02:25:11 <ynpvisitor67> I am running out of places to look to entertain me.
02:25:58 <vw> wish we could offer up the public stream for you but last I checked a couple of hours ago, it is still down. :(
02:26:39 <ynpvisitor67> might not see too much today anyway. but ..... would still like the opportunity
02:27:06 <vw> There are currently some gazers on the bw by BH. Hadn't been and thought it might have erupted earlier.
02:27:45 <vw> I am not going to stay glued to the op cam all day, but will try to keep everyone posted as possible.
02:28:09 <vw> Will also keep geysertimes.org and geysers.net updated as I am able.
02:29:05 <ynpvisitor79> appreciate that. How many are standing up there?
02:29:06 <vw> Conditions at OF not so bad now. Foggy, but am not seeing any precip.
02:29:12 <ynpvisitor79> And do they look miserably cold? :)
02:29:34 <vw> OF in preplay, will check afterwards. Looked to be about a half dozen or so?
02:32:19 <vw> Look like they are walking around. Might be to stay warmish. temp sticking right around freezing again this morning.
02:38:04 <ynpvisitor79> just on principle, you have to keep the cam on OF even if no one else can see it?
02:38:40 <vw> No need to keep it on OF, but do by habit! Especially when nothing else is happening.
02:39:14 <ynpvisitor67> OF will block the view too
02:39:24 <vw> yes
02:40:08 <vw> OF 0839
02:54:56 <vw> BH update: steaming nicely, but no splashing noted. Only 2 gazers and one backpack out there now.
02:56:10 <vw> Churn 0855 ie
02:56:39 <ynpvisitor67> thanks, 13.5 hours now for BH
02:56:41 <vw> Conditions are very steamy this morning, so hard to see if there is water in most locations.
03:00:44 <vw> email from the basin: According to Jim S, Castle majored overnight. Penta was ie at 0537 this morning, Churn 0649. Grand predicted for about 1145 this am with standard deviation.
03:00:57 <vw> There was also a Plume at 0739 this morning.
03:01:10 <vw> I willmake sure all those times get posted to the databases.
03:01:40 <vw> There was about 3 inches of new snow overnight at OF, but the roads were just wet.
03:02:02 <Graham> thanks for the info
03:02:10 <vw> hi G.
03:02:41 <Graham> so BH is taking its time this morning?
03:04:01 <vw> Yes, but we are seeing people there now.
03:05:41 <ynpvisitor67> If Beehive shortens any, it might be the same as the recent Fountain.per the LS report
03:06:03 <Kevin L> I am still not getting a stream cam. Is it me, or is it still down?
03:06:16 <vw> More info: Plume was at 0841. Fountain 0505ie.
03:06:29 <vw> Public stream is still down Kevin.
03:06:53 <Kevin L> Boo! With Cox cable, you never really know.
03:08:57 <Graham> 4 BH watchers now
03:11:56 <vw> Basin report: FRS report of Aurum 0909
03:12:24 <Graham> you must be getting good radio reception!
03:12:43 <vw> :)
03:12:52 <vw> isn't technology a wonderful thing!
03:14:43 <ynpvisitor67> LOL
03:15:28 <Graham> who is the informer?
03:16:40 <Kevin L> What would really be fun if we could stream FRS 4.5 onto the computer from the UGB.
03:18:21 <ynpvisitor67> " Go to 5"
03:25:21 <vw> databases updated. I think anyway!
03:25:47 <Graham> thanks
03:26:11 <vw> I am rather slow on those things!
03:26:29 <vw> requires way more concentration than I usually have.
03:26:50 <Graham> they have made the sites quite easy to use, still some differences
03:27:28 <ynpvisitor79> are they capable of text uploads? I have a not-too-smart-phone
03:27:36 <ynpvisitor49> I was rather hoping to see BH today since I can but the stream is down still...
03:27:57 <vw> Both sites very useful.
03:28:17 <Graham> i think Glennon was working text msg input. not sure where that got to. they are trying to get to a single database first
03:28:49 <ynpvisitor67> it's all appreciated, and will change the way we do things, definitely good way to get info
03:29:33 <ynpvisitor67> Will change the list serve too, but I like the descriptive reports very much,not just bare bones times
03:30:27 <Graham> will enable me to get to bed earlier :)
03:31:03 <vw> It wouldn't be so late for you G if you moved west!
03:31:05 <ynpvisitor79> We are getting closer to solstice and it still hasn'
03:31:16 <ynpvisitor79> hasn't been good weather!
03:32:12 <Graham> yeah, meterological summer tomorrow
03:32:35 <vw> goes to how much we can trust those meterologists.
03:32:56 <vw> good morning MJ
03:33:15 <MJ> Good Morning vw
03:33:47 <MJ> Is the stream down?
03:35:47 <ynpvisitor90> Yes
03:36:10 <Graham> Depression 0935ie
03:36:29 <MJ> I thought I was having some trouble at this end.
03:37:14 <ynpvisitor49> How can you see Depression? Which site should I look at please?
03:37:17 <Graham> can't comment on the MJ
03:37:47 <Graham> the streaming cam is down but the cam control is running
03:38:08 <ynpvisitor49> But we can't see that can we?
03:38:37 <MJ> Okay thank-you Graham
03:40:43 <Graham> no. cam control is a limited bandwidth display for operators only. can't support the load from public viewing.
03:40:54 <Graham> its rather jumpy, low frame rate video
03:41:14 <ynpvisitor49> Thanks Graham. I was being hopeful really.
03:41:38 <MJ> Thank-you graham for explaining
03:41:57 <Graham> so the good news is the cam is working but the fix (probably software restart somewhere) probably won't happen until the holiday is over
03:42:39 <Graham> but we can always hope, so logging the times gives a chance to see more if it comes back to life
03:42:55 <ynpvisitor49> Thank you.
03:43:37 <MJ> We sure appreciate everything that y'all do!
03:44:58 <Graham> thank you
03:45:52 <MJ> To everyone have a safe Holiday.bbl-Bye
03:45:53 <ynpvisitor90> from yesterday's log: "19:24:16 I can't get the encoder to work and that is why it is not going out to the public"
03:48:39 <Graham> there is a chance someone will restart everything even tho its a holiday....not sure tho
03:48:57 <Graham> Plume 0948
03:49:15 <vw> Public stream up
03:51:09 <ynpvisitor48> just talking about did it...good job G
03:51:19 <ynpvisitor79> :)
03:51:55 <Graham> I am not seeing it....
03:53:01 <ynpvisitor49> I have it now. Thank you whoever sorted it out. In time for BH. much appreciated
03:53:10 <vw> G - I am getting a feed from the NPS website. http://www.windowsintowonderland.org/live/oflive.htm
03:53:45 <vw> HUGE thanks to our NPS guy who got on it as soon as he knew we were having problems. Even on a holiday!!!
03:54:54 <vw> He said he would post something on twitter to let people know.
03:55:05 <Graham> got it now here and on the NPS site
03:55:36 <ynpvisitor49> It is very good of him to sort it out.
03:55:43 <ynpvisitor79> OK! LEt's have a Beehive and I'll get something else done today.
03:55:47 <Graham> need to call MJ back
03:56:31 <Graham> basin is really pretty today
04:02:17 <ynpvisitor79> what will be the protocol for uploading, I saw one that Glennon flagged because the sender didn't ID themselves.
04:03:14 <vw> That is a great question 79. We will have to make sure we ask Jake and Glennon.
04:03:16 <Graham> several of us have been keeping it updated per the chat log - Rich, or the cam ops mainly
04:03:41 <Graham> in park, anyone can send them. please put you name in if theres a question
04:03:51 <vw> I know when I input data I am using my initials, but probably forget sometimes. I also try to make sure I credit if from the basin or not.
04:03:57 <Graham> we have flagged spme that are not as good as another time if theres a duplicate
04:03:58 <vw> Nice splashing at BH
04:04:10 <Graham> this morning there was an incorrect BHI time so we flagged that too
04:04:13 <ynpvisitor79> like yours today vw, is "report from basin" adequate, or will we want to know if it was heresay, or a direct sighting
04:04:47 <ynpvisitor79> watches that aren't set the same could also create some duplicates
04:04:58 <ynpvisitor79> depending on how many people start using this in the field.
04:05:25 <Graham> we try and get them from reliable sources
04:06:14 <ynpvisitor79> it will be very cool when the bugs are worked out, both sites are going to be synched?
04:06:20 <ynpvisitor90> Any one can flag an eruption time on Geysers.net
04:06:38 <ynpvisitor90> IF you make a mistake you can double 'Flag" the error and it will automatically be deleted.
04:07:39 <vw> Daisy 1007 ie
04:12:04 <ynpvisitor90> I believe the 'idea' is that WC check box covers whether it is an in person siting or a webcam time.
04:12:17 <ynpvisitor79> I haven't looked at the .net site, just .org. I like seeing the elapsed time
04:12:59 <ynpvisitor79> (saves me having to use my fingers and toes to count)
04:13:25 <ynpvisitor90> Geysers.net site give prediction on next eruptions based on data current entries.
04:14:36 <ynpvisitor79> when are they ready to go public? I am not sure how many people even know about it, if they don't come in here
04:15:17 <ynpvisitor90> Last word from Glennon was when they get the data bases sync'd.
04:15:48 <ynpvisitor90> Graham has been posting one link with the Geyserlistserv reports he does.
04:15:50 <Graham> that may be soon too
04:16:06 <ynpvisitor79> that will be a flurry of activity, and a good test run
04:16:24 <vw> Basin report from FRS: Grotto 1013 ie
04:16:32 <vw> Thought I saw some steam over that way!
04:16:49 <Graham> .net has an Anderiod app
04:17:44 <ynpvisitor79> so how will that Grotto be noted: FRS?
04:17:55 <ynpvisitor90> So far I haven't found a way to get archived data from Geyers.net from the web.
04:18:58 <ynpvisitor90> GeyserTimes.org lets you search by date/eruption or all data.
04:19:41 <ynpvisitor67> this is very interesting stuff as we move into the next phase of data sharing and collection.
04:20:14 <ynpvisitor90> Both sites have a comment box, anything can be entered their pertaining to the eruption.
04:21:46 <vw> .
04:22:50 <ynpvisitor79> Will have to think of everyone's names if they only use initials!
04:23:14 <vw> OF 1022
04:26:33 <vw> I only use my initials, because I think most people here know me by those. Not sure how many even know my name!
04:26:59 <vw> Too bad I am not the cute little bug my initials imply.... :D
04:28:41 <vw> although I will admit to being more than a little round and rolly-polly...
04:29:28 <ynpvisitor79> but if it goes public, how many (not sure how to put this) outside (outside this room) gazers know everyone.
04:29:48 <ynpvisitor79> Cute on the roly poly vw :)
04:31:14 <vw> That is true to some extent. What I am finding though is that the people who are posting to the sites are names we are fairly familiar with. Lynn S, Graham in particular. As time passes, everyone will get a better feel for who is inputting reliable data.
04:32:24 <ynpvisitor67> I bet when it hits the list, someone will suggest a protocol, full names, FRS via XXX, whatever, so we know what comes from who
04:32:33 <ynpvisitor67> we will find out!
04:33:45 <Graham> neat bear quiz http://gf.state.wy.us/bearexam/default.aspx
04:35:02 <Graham> how well did you do? I got two wrong
04:41:27 <vw> .
04:41:38 <ynpvisitor79> If I logged in right now, I would assume that vw is in the basin with the FRS Grootto call, then would read wc on the other ones, assuming webcam.
04:41:53 <ynpvisitor79> Grotto, nott Grootto!
04:43:03 <vw> There is a wc/webcam option on both pages. I try to make sue I check them, but also know there are times I forget. :(
04:43:26 <Graham> not clear we care about where the person entering it is located
04:43:51 <Graham> knowing it was observed on the webcam is useful compared to in the park
04:44:33 <vw> besides, I kind of ike the idea of people thinking I can be in two places at one time!
04:44:43 <Graham> yeah
04:44:49 <vw> BHI 1044
04:46:59 <ynpvisitor67> 15.5 hours roughly?
04:47:36 <Graham> yep
04:47:42 <ynpvisitor55> It's working! :)
04:47:54 <ynpvisitor49> ty
04:48:20 <kcmule> thx vw
04:48:29 <ynpvisitor55> and the indicator is going!
04:48:42 <kcmule> .
04:49:24 <vw> hey kc! wasn't sure if you knew we were "live" again.
04:50:06 <vw> Hi GrantCamper. You really in Grant? Heard earlier today power out there.
04:50:13 <vw> Very tall Indicator!
04:50:25 <GrantCamper> No, I wish I was
04:50:30 <GrantCamper> I'm in Colorado
04:50:41 <kcmule> .
04:50:50 <vw> You may be warmer and drier in CO.
04:51:00 <kcmule> i did not get the word til i got your txt
04:51:11 <GrantCamper> Yes, I would be snow camping at Grant.
04:51:34 <ynpvisitor79> that's the truth GrantCamper
04:51:39 <kcmule> wow 640x480 picture is back!! :D
04:51:54 <vw> Very good! Did not know that!
04:52:04 <vw> Curious how lag time is.
04:52:28 <vw> btw, we are probably missing Plume. Anybody mind?
04:52:43 <GrantCamper> I don't
04:52:58 <vw> It will likely be back in an hour anyway...
04:56:58 <vw> BH 1056
04:57:26 <GrantCamper> h
04:58:06 <GrantCamper> fgh.'
04:58:21 <GrantCamper> woops
04:58:43 <vw> :D that happens to me when the dog walks on the keyboard.
04:59:08 <GrantCamper> my son was watching with me. He's 12
04:59:16 <GrantCamper> need I explain more.
04:59:41 <vw> I am sure he finds us all rather strange! We are of course...
05:00:31 <GrantCamper> He wanted to watch BH.
05:01:41 <vw> Glad he could join us.
05:02:32 <GrantCamper> He's been coming with me to Yellowstone since he could barely walk.
05:03:08 <vw> Hopes for a wildlife biologist or geologist in the making!
05:03:30 <ynpvisitor49> thank you to whoever sorted out the cam so we could watch BH today.
05:04:06 <GrantCamper> Yes, he definitely likes science.
05:04:28 <vw> looks like some of the people on the bw may be heading towards Grand. Others still hanging out.
05:04:33 <GrantCamper> Yeah, I was missing it yesterday.
05:09:44 <vw> I got a report that there was a Castle Major overnight, but no time given.
05:15:29 <ynpvisitor67> bbl, thanks
05:15:53 <vw> bye 67!
05:19:07 <vw> I have to get a few things done. I will leave you with a view downbasin. be back in just a little bit.
05:19:34 <GrantCamper> okay, thank you! :)
05:19:41 <ynpvisitor79> I have to go too but think I will leave this open and listen for a 6 burst Grand.
05:21:16 <ynpvisitor79> Graham are you on? I had a PM question and it says you are unknown or not connected. :P
05:22:34 <ynpvisitor79> Still thinking about all this data entry stuff, but I'll just let it sort itself out over the next weeks.
05:22:41 <ynpvisitor79> later.
05:23:34 <vw> Grand 1122 ie
05:23:42 <vw> glad i wasn't too far away
05:28:33 <Glennon> :)
05:31:13 <vw> Update from Basin: Grand start was at 1120. There was a Lion at 1125ie (yeehaw!)
05:32:05 <GrantCamper> yee haw
05:32:41 <Graham> 2b?
05:33:02 <vw> still waiting...
05:34:04 <Graham> lots of steam, getting late tho
05:34:27 <vw> yeap. 2B.
05:34:36 <vw> or not to be,...
05:34:48 <vw> that was bad. My apologies.
05:36:09 <vw> BLUE sky!!!
05:36:21 <GrantCamper> I see that!
05:36:43 <vw> it brightens the spirit.
05:37:17 <GrantCamper> Yeah, nothing like the basin on a sunny morning or a sunny evening! :)
05:39:19 <GrantCamper> So Grant was a 2 burst?
05:39:38 <GrantCamper> Grand
05:40:09 <vw> yes
05:40:32 <vw> did the 12 year old stick for Grand?
05:41:14 <Kevin L> It's alive!!!!
05:45:31 <vw> Hi Kevin!
05:46:11 <Kevin L> Gee, I figured I may as well take care of stuff. Bad timing I guess.
05:47:22 <vw> but who was expecting the stream would go back live today? not me!
05:48:42 <Kevin L> Dittos here. I thought it would be Tuesday late or Wednesday at the earliest.
05:51:26 <vw> Yes, me too. But our YNP guy got RIGHT on it as soon as he read his emails this morning.
05:52:07 <vw> Great service!
05:52:37 <Kevin L> Sending many cookies to YNP guy.
05:52:54 <vw> Things are lightening and brightening over the Basin. Could it actually turn into a nice day?
05:53:23 <Kevin L> Well, most people should be leaving about now, so maybe.
05:53:31 <vw> OF 1152
05:54:14 <vw> I heard many people left early. So many in fact that at least one hotel in Gardiner reduced their rates early.
06:00:35 <vw> Riverside 1159 ie
06:05:05 <vw> Plume 1204
06:13:17 <vw> Snow plowing into the basin!
06:14:34 <vw> aiming cam down in hopes of keeping most of moisture off lens.
06:17:43 <vw> Unless this is a short lived squall, we are likelly to miss Lion and Daisy.
06:26:52 <Graham> see what happens when i go away, you lewt it start snowing again vw
06:33:39 <vw> impossible to keep moisture off lens.
06:36:23 <vw> Sorry G. I tried to keep it away but it is SO adament!
06:37:04 <vw> By my reminders we have probably missed Lion, Daisy and possibly Aurum. :(
06:37:35 <Graham> teah, oh well
06:37:45 <Graham> I am sure there are hardy souls still out there
06:37:55 <Graham> now that BH and Grand have gone
06:38:29 <vw> My source headed back the to the cabins and then is going for lunch. Good timing on his part!
06:39:04 <ynpvisitor79> I do wonder who all is there, or if they have left.
06:39:32 <vw> me too 79.
06:39:34 <ynpvisitor79> some may be cutting it short, or some usually leave today anyway
06:41:44 <vw> too much water on the lens to power through. will just have to wait for them to evaporate.
06:42:12 <vw> Lion 1241 ie
06:42:30 <vw> find a spot through the spots for you to see...
06:43:08 <Graham> yeah
06:43:21 <vw> far, far away!
06:43:32 <Graham> always :)
06:43:42 <vw> :)
06:44:05 <Graham> migh still see Daisy
06:45:13 <vw> wondering same myself. Might be a little refracted though.
06:45:36 <Graham> haha
06:46:02 <vw> Daisy 1245 ie
06:46:21 <vw> That time is near the end.
06:46:47 <vw> Basin updates: Daisy 1243 by FRS, Lion 1243 ie by FRS
06:46:50 <Graham> good to know for later
06:47:44 <Graham> no what can we stare out for?
06:47:57 <vw> water spots?
06:48:33 <Graham> yeah not much. watch for Castle?
06:49:08 <vw> things further away the best as zoom helps power through spots.
06:49:35 <Graham> zzz time
06:50:01 <vw> and now wind is going to make cam too bouncy for zoom.
06:50:01 <vw> definitely nap time
06:51:34 <vw> Going on preset until lens dries off a bit. Can't really see anything.
06:52:25 <Graham> looks like it stopped raining so it might fry up
06:52:51 <vw> yes, I am sure it will Fry up. About July when the temps get into the 80's!
06:52:54 <vw> :D
06:53:18 <vw> but I am sure the lens will dry up before then.
06:56:33 <vw> More updates: Aurum 1247 ie, FRS. He is heading to the LGB, so we may get reports from there later.
06:58:37 <ynpvisitor95> looks wet
06:59:33 <vw> It certainly was a bit ago. Snow seems to have stopped for now.
07:00:13 <ynpvisitor79> wet or white, not sure which one sometimes
07:01:33 <vw> we had both snow and rain. A lot of it.
07:02:56 <ynpvisitor95> thx, looks like I missed all the action earlier, glad its working again
07:03:39 <vw> stay tuned in: we got a Lion series that started.
07:03:53 <vw> That should keep us entertained today.
07:04:23 <vw> A Castle is probably due too.
07:12:04 <vw> Just checking condition of the lens. Spots seem to be shrinking.
07:16:00 <vw> A couple of long intervals on Plume today. 70 minutes now.
07:20:12 <vw> Plume 1319
07:20:37 <vw> 75 minute interval
07:25:43 <Derek> Hi All
07:26:04 <vw> Hi Derek!
07:26:16 <ynpvisitor90> Hi Derek
07:26:18 <Graham> hi derek, long time no see
07:27:02 <Derek> I pop in here most days but people are usually too busy to notice :-)
07:27:25 <Graham> ok, not usually when i am online
07:28:03 <ynpvisitor90> Some of us notice.
07:28:32 <vw> too many distractions these days!
07:28:44 <Derek> For some reason I can't pm anyone
07:28:55 <vw> Sure wish OF would erupt. Want to check down basin.
07:29:17 <vw> I sometimes have that problem too D. It might help to refresh the page?
07:30:07 <Derek> It says: You are trying to speak to a unknown (or not connected) user
07:31:31 <vw> OF 1330
07:33:02 <vw> Some of that OF spray could be landing on the Lodge Cabins!
07:33:13 <Derek> I tried with IE and Firefox and got the same result
07:33:37 <vw> There have been problems with the page in the last week or so,
07:34:06 <Derek> I still have some video for you vw
07:34:54 <ynpvisitor33> guy
07:34:57 <ynpvisitor33> hi
07:35:02 <ynpvisitor33> how r u
07:35:57 <vw> Would love to watch D, but I am having so many problems with my internet connection, I can barely stay connected to the op cam. Think maybe the storms we hare having have played their games on signals!
07:36:14 <Derek> OK
07:36:19 <vw> Depression 1335 ie
07:37:33 <vw> thought we missed most of it, but some nice bubbles.
07:38:24 <vw> Castle 1337 ie
07:38:40 <vw> Thought I noticed an increase in the steam on the pcicture!
07:39:05 <vw> My contact is not in the basin, so I can't get a better time on Castle start.
07:40:03 <Graham> sitting at Fountain doesn't sound like a lot of fun in this weather
07:40:17 <Graham> especially if it goes 11 or more hours
07:40:43 <Graham> mind you, i have done it in weather like this
07:41:24 <vw> This weekend, it might be as much about the company hanging around as anything.
07:42:15 <vw> we are losing the picture die to another storm? going... going...
07:42:24 <vw> die = due!
07:42:43 <Graham> yeah Castle vanishes into the fog
07:43:08 <Graham> is that Plate 1342ie?
07:43:42 <vw> It could be G. Getting to foggy to tell.
07:43:44 <Graham> who knows
07:44:05 <Graham> looks a bit billowy but could just be the spring in this weather
07:44:29 <vw> going into evasive position again!
07:44:43 <Graham> more white stuff
07:45:05 <vw> good time to grab something to eat. bbs
07:45:10 <Graham> i am sure the sun will be out at 1500 :)
07:54:40 <vw> Lion 1354 ie ?
07:54:59 <vw> A hint of it throught he storm... or water on the lens!
07:55:23 <vw> Nope. Water on the lens. :)
08:03:04 <vw> Storms seem determined to keep us from getting a good view of a Lion eruption today.
08:03:37 <missouri> sure can't see much right now
08:04:52 <vw> Hi missouri! missed your entry. Sorry about that.
08:05:52 <vw> Yes, we have had several periods of thick fog and precip today. Better than yesterday though when we couldn't see much for most of the day and then the cam went down.
08:06:30 <missouri> hi. that's all right. i noticed the cam was down yesterday afternoon sometime
08:07:19 <vw> Pretty thick now. Can barely see peaks of OF and Split Cone.
08:07:34 <missouri> i was almost surprised to see it running this afternoon. being a holiday weekend and all, i thought maybe it woudl have to wait
08:08:14 <missouri> static cam looks really dark too
08:09:18 <vw> Storms are supposed to be letting up. Not too sure about that prediction right now!
08:11:40 <cb> ya!!!! the cam is back to orginal resolution!!!!!
08:11:50 <cb> hi all
08:12:00 <missouri> definitely clearing up. hi cb
08:12:05 <vw> now if we could just see something cb...
08:12:09 <vw> Hi!
08:12:21 <cb> agree!!
08:12:32 <cb> I am happy to have the full screen back
08:12:53 <cb> looks like big flakes falling
08:13:31 <vw> It has been an interesting day weatherwise.
08:13:43 <cb> really?
08:14:00 <cb> I have been out and about today...
08:14:09 <vw> snow in your area?
08:14:33 <cb> no...nice! Am going out to wash the trailer! While i can!!!
08:14:47 <cb> sunshine and clouds, but warmer
08:15:04 <vw> you have to get ready for your long haul that is coming up soon!
08:15:12 <cb> came in for a bite of llunch and thought i'd tune in for a minute
08:15:30 <cb> yeap...going to drag the beast to our fav spot!!
08:15:47 <cb> YNP or bust
08:16:08 <vw> that is assuming the snow has melted at Madison, right?
08:16:30 <cb> yes and its not a lake !! looks like warmer temp soon
08:16:59 <vw> Could be a lake when you arrive!
08:17:28 <cb> interesting spring...one for the books thats for sure
08:18:01 <vw> It might be clearing enough to see Plume.
08:26:00 <vw> either the weather is getting thicker again or my eyes are getting weary. Not sure which anymore.
08:38:34 <vw> Plume erupted when we couldn't see it? Nearly 80 minutes now since the last one we saw.
08:39:52 <missouri> well, there was certainly plenty of time when we couldn't see
08:40:16 <missouri> funny how fast it changes from horrible visibility to pretty darn good
08:42:54 <vw> Plume 1442
08:43:08 <vw> 83 minute interval
08:43:11 <missouri> huh
08:43:54 <missouri> what did graham say about the sun being out at 1500?
08:44:18 <vw> Yeah, when its HIS turn to drive the cam!
08:44:20 <vw> :D
08:44:36 <missouri> looks like its getting close!!!!
08:45:46 <vw> ah, but here comes more snow.
08:46:14 <vw> Of course, it is almost time for Lion again.
08:47:13 <vw> OF too.
08:47:53 <vw> Lion 1447
08:48:00 <missouri> getting snowier though
08:48:02 <vw> Not that we can really see it, but....
08:51:09 <vw> I wonder how many visitor suggestions for covered viewing areas the Park is going to get after this weekend....
08:51:44 <Graham> back now...hum.wheres the sun?
08:52:07 <vw> we tried to get it sunny for you Graham, but it is a day when it just couldn't
08:53:57 <vw> I am heading out everyone. Thanks for keeping me entertained and awake!
08:54:02 <vw> Special acknowledgment and thanks for all of our servicemen: those who have served, those currently serving, and especially all those who died in service to our country. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones today.
08:54:06 <Graham> beautiful day!
08:54:08 <vw> Have a great day all.
08:54:09 <Graham> thanks vw
09:03:42 <Graham> OF 1502
09:34:38 <ynpvisitor11> got a good interval on Aurum today I see
09:35:04 <Graham> yep. Kent sent in reports
09:36:23 <ynpvisitor11> Was the Fountain time from him too?
09:37:03 <Graham> I think so but may have been seen by someone else
09:37:34 <ynpvisitor11> So that's the "report from basin" or "FRS" relays I guess.
09:38:00 <Graham> I think they are the same but not sure
09:38:34 <ynpvisitor11> I like knowing who is there, even if I don't know them, and think a name gives credence to the reports.
09:38:48 <ynpvisitor11> Just my opinion.
09:39:25 <ynpvisitor11> This day doesn't look as bad as I was expecting, weather wise, but tonight could be worse
09:41:50 <Graham> sometimes if the call comes over the radio you cant figure out who its from
09:51:10 <Graham> Lion 1550
09:51:21 <ynpvisitor11> understood, but we didn't know who was even hearing them and relaying. Looking at the last Aurum it would look like you got the report, but I read that one in the lo
09:51:32 <ynpvisitor11> oops, last word is Log.
09:54:04 <Graham> theres a bit more detail with the online logs than the NPS logbook
09:54:13 <ynpvisitor11> do you think some people don't want their names here or in the data sites?
09:55:04 <Graham> dunno, have not thought about asking
09:56:38 <ynpvisitor11> I think shortening the chain of info is always good, not 3rd or 4th person
09:59:11 <Graham> have to weigh that against wanting data to be collected and not having too many rules that disuade people
09:59:28 <ynpvisitor11> true
09:59:52 <Graham> right now theres not much of a data quality problem
09:59:55 <ynpvisitor11> We will see how it goes when a bunch of folks know about the site(s)
10:03:26 <Graham> Plume 1602
10:14:28 <Graham> Aurum 1612
10:15:23 <Graham> Daisy 1614ie
10:17:23 <Graham> 3 1/2 hour Daisy interval
10:20:29 <ynpvisitor11> maybe this is a year for Splendid
10:20:49 <Graham> you think 3 1/2 was a double?
10:21:00 <Graham> would be nice
10:21:24 <Graham> lots of ppl out not that its dry
10:21:30 <ynpvisitor11> I was just remembering the floods of '97, and that was a Splendid year too, wasn't it?
10:22:00 <Graham> 97 was SPlendid year but Daisy was down around 105min average
10:22:40 <ynpvisitor11> there was a 3:40 earlier this winter, just looking at the downloads now
10:22:57 <Graham> k
10:23:24 <ynpvisitor11> January had a 3:55
10:23:25 <Graham> theory is you want short Daisy intervals for Splendid to have a chance
10:24:06 <ynpvisitor11> feb 3:56 (I keep finding longer ones!)
10:25:27 <ynpvisitor11> there's even a 5:20 which was followed by several well over 3hrs
10:25:35 <ynpvisitor11> I'll quit now. :P
10:27:55 <Graham> Lion 1627ie
10:42:18 <Graham> OF 1641
10:49:30 <ynpvisitor11> well this connection isn't working so well, I'll exit so you don't have to read all the time outs
10:49:34 <Graham> Depression 1648ie
11:06:20 <Graham> Plume 1705
11:07:24 <ynpvisitor20> Is that snow, or is it rain?
11:07:50 <Graham> light snow
11:08:24 <Graham> warming up again so may be rain
11:08:30 <ynpvisitor20> ty
11:09:13 <Graham> can see it better zoomed out
11:09:49 <ynpvisitor20> ahh, yes
11:10:27 <ynpvisitor20> Just wondering what kind of Memorial day it is in the UGB
11:11:00 <Graham> a wonderful one
11:11:30 <Graham> soup and chili sales are up, ice cream down
11:12:09 <ynpvisitor20> And one is warm and dry in their Guidewear.
11:12:55 <ynpvisitor20> there seems to be a lack of crowds, or is that mu imagination?
11:13:17 <ynpvisitor20> my
11:13:42 <ynpvisitor95> a friend who works Mammoth Store called it job security: they kept selling hats socks and mittens non stop
11:13:48 <Graham> there have been quite a few ppl out but its pretty poor weather for them to stay long
11:14:36 <Graham> i am sure the gift shops and coffee and food places with nice comfy indoor seats are doing well
11:17:13 <ynpvisitor20> I've been to the Park in May with suitable equipment and without suitable equipment. I prefer the former.
11:18:20 <Graham> yeah its an interesting time to be there, you think it should be warm but its not
11:23:00 <ynpvisitor20> bbl going out to enjoy some warmer, dryer weather :)
11:45:32 <kcmule> enough work
11:45:55 <Graham> yep, its a holiday!
11:46:49 <kcmule> just not in pakistan apparently
11:47:42 <Graham> well its not fair you have to work
11:48:35 <Graham> Lion may be done
11:48:58 <kcmule> still got to see some geysers today
11:49:17 <Graham> they dont take holidays
11:49:38 <kcmule> in full def too, big bonus
12:11:31 <Graham> OF 1810
12:12:52 <Graham> Plume 1811ie
12:33:36 <Graham> Churn 1832
12:44:50 <ynpvisitor43> The Firehole looks to be running a little high
12:45:27 <kcmule> BH 10:56 http://tinyurl.com/3llqmnq
12:45:50 <Todd> Hey kc, thanks
12:46:51 <kcmule> just for you, Churn 1832 http://tinyurl.com/3g3tewd
12:48:30 <kcmule> so nice to have full res back!
12:48:38 <kcmule> now where is that moose
12:48:45 <Todd> thanks, again
12:49:01 <kcmule> sure Todd
12:49:04 <Graham> dancing in the snowstorm earlier
12:49:50 <Todd> Global warming
12:56:35 <ynpvisitor92> did you see Holstein got a Plate, 1340 ns and a Lion 1343. It looks like you got the other ones
12:56:45 <Todd> Nice BH, considering the weather. Churn is having quite a spring showing.
12:58:44 <vw> ahhhh. nothing like a two hour nap to jump start your evening.
12:59:07 <vw> wow. knew I was tired, but maybe that was a little overkill.
12:59:16 <Graham> just saw that, cool
12:59:21 <vw> see you cleared up the weather nicely Graham.
12:59:35 <Graham> morning vw
13:00:00 <vw> careful G. Easy to confuse an old woman!
13:00:10 <Graham> coffee on yet?
13:00:16 <ynpvisitor95> so do you correct those times, or leave yours as "wc" and call it close enough for horseshoes
13:03:05 <Graham> Plume time on FB looks wrong compared to vw's here
13:05:23 <vw> did i mess up?
13:06:41 <Graham> your time matched the log timestamp so I think its good
13:06:45 <ynpvisitor92> could be a typo on his part? Or 6 minutes of it. lol
13:06:48 <vw> wondering which times
13:07:18 <Graham> Yellowstone Tour Guides on FB
13:07:52 <vw> aaah. Haven't read FB
13:08:59 <Graham> Daisy 1907
13:10:15 <vw> Nice Daisy.
13:11:17 <vw> I will update those times where they got an earlier start than we did. Will note changes in Comment sections with credit to YTG. The Plume though does seem a little too off to change.
13:11:41 <Graham> I put the Plate and Lion in
13:12:43 <Graham> Plume 1911ie
13:17:24 <vw> Castle and Depression updated on geysers.net. geysertimes.org will have to have duplicate entries as someone else was inputting for me today cuz I was too lazy!
13:17:27 <Graham> I had that Plate comment at 1342ie :) so I was right
13:19:24 <ynpvisitor92> so you did, good spot on that on a steamy snowy day
13:20:33 <vw> I saw that G!
13:22:48 <Graham> ig weather again
13:22:51 <Graham> ug
13:37:36 <vw> OF 1936
13:55:09 <vw> Steam making it hard to get a clear view of Aurum
13:55:21 <vw> Depression 1954
13:57:18 <Graham> i think Aurum is a lost cause
13:57:32 <vw> me too.
13:57:43 <vw> Getting new spots on the lens or are those leftovers?
13:58:54 <vw> hmmm. thought we were going to get an encore from Depression
13:59:10 <vw> Not
14:02:32 <Graham> i am done, see you
14:02:46 <vw> Have a great evening Graham! Thank you!
14:03:02 <ynpvisitor38> Evening Graham!
14:03:20 <vw> Weather rolling in again making anything down basin hard to see. We will have to be contented with Geyser Hill for a while again.
14:03:22 <Graham> enjoy the sunshine and herd of moose
14:03:28 <vw> :D
14:03:39 <vw> Here moosey moosey
14:04:13 <GrantCamper> It is a beautiful evening on a grey day
14:04:27 <vw> Welcome back GrantCamper!
14:04:42 <vw> Not too many people out enjoying the weather at OF, that is for sure.
14:04:48 <GrantCamper> Thank you VW
14:04:54 <ynpvisitor92> do they sell moose calls like duck calls?
14:05:15 <vw> I bet they do! Check Cabela's!
14:05:26 <ynpvisitor92> lol
14:05:39 <vw> Not sure that I have ever heard a moose in rut before.
14:06:08 <GrantCamper> The black birds flying by.....kind of cool
14:06:37 <GrantCamper> VW where are you from?
14:06:58 <vw> I am in Billings, MT. The center of the current 40 days of rain...
14:07:28 <GrantCamper> ahh!
14:07:46 <GrantCamper> Do you get to visit often?
14:08:25 <vw> I try. A 4 hour trip to OF no matter which way I go. Makes for a long day trip.
14:09:24 <GrantCamper> Yeah, you probably either need to go through Cody or Red Lodge.
14:09:46 <GrantCamper> Or Bozeman or Livingston
14:09:55 <vw> Livingston is actually my preferred route. Fast, and I love the drive from Gardiner south.
14:09:59 <GrantCamper> Yeah about 4 hours
14:10:11 <ynpvisitor92> 40 days of rain, sounds like a bible story
14:10:22 <vw> Beartooth is beautiful trip, but weather plays such havoc with the road, it is iffy.
14:10:49 <vw> We are getting rain of biblical perportions 92!
14:10:55 <vw> Hi cb!
14:10:57 <GrantCamper> Someday, I would love to live in Bozeman or Livingston
14:11:04 <cb> hey all
14:11:08 <GrantCamper> and melting....well sort of.
14:11:25 <GrantCamper> Hello cb
14:11:25 <vw> Both Bozeman and Livingston are wonderful communities. Gardiner or West would be even better if you don't mind winter!
14:11:34 <cb> I guess i should have cked out GT
14:11:57 <vw> Melt hasn't even really started. Next week when the temperatures rise, it could get really ugly!
14:12:18 <ynpvisitor92> looks like the cam ops work from east coast to west coast to cover all the time zones, and not have to stay up too late?
14:12:28 <GrantCamper> That's what I hear
14:12:35 <vw> Plume lost in OF steam I am afraid.
14:13:34 <GrantCamper> I went Chief Joseph last year...that was gorgeous
14:13:38 <vw> Cam ops are coast to coast, but Graham is on the east coast and he takes the late shift!
14:13:41 <vw> late nights for him.
14:13:50 <cb> has it been rainiing all day?
14:14:02 <vw> Off and on all day cb.
14:14:12 <ynpvisitor14> Nope, snowed most of the day.
14:14:32 <vw> Some blue sky now!
14:14:33 <cb> got it #14!!!
14:14:34 <GrantCamper> Spring time in Yellowstone.
14:14:39 <cb> :)
14:14:42 <GrantCamper> I see that
14:14:54 <GrantCamper> blue sky
14:15:33 <cb> I got the trailer all shinny!!
14:15:35 <vw> Looks like another cloud bank moving in though.
14:15:49 <vw> Cool cb! What is left before time to hit the road?
14:16:07 <GrantCamper> Where are you from cb; I'm from Colorado.
14:16:36 <cb> will look that way till we hit Carson city....maybe! Add winter gear and food...pretty much all the other stuff is done.
14:16:45 <cb> I am in Northern CA
14:16:53 <cb> by Lake Tahoe
14:17:10 <vw> Oh... leave the winter gear at home!
14:17:12 <vw> :D
14:17:32 <cb> am scared too...thinking of bring snow shoes??!!
14:17:59 <vw> and X-country skies!
14:17:59 <ynpvisitor92> love hearing all the count-downs going on! Even if it doesn't look like it, that sure sounds like summer
14:18:10 <cb> yactrax are in already
14:18:32 <vw> The vacation season has now officially begun 92. You can always tell by the gas prices.
14:18:46 <cb> had lots of repairs to do on the beast from our Yosemite trip in the winter
14:19:32 <cb> has CC dropped in today?
14:19:39 <GrantCamper> My daughter went to lake tahoe this spring
14:19:50 <vw> I don't think CC has stopped in here today.
14:20:04 <cb> this spring??? Been awfully snowy here also!!
14:20:23 <GrantCamper> I wish I could do my earlier trip this year. Usually do one in late June.
14:20:46 <GrantCamper> But we won't come up until August. I'm bummed.
14:20:57 <cb> hubby is a chain installer on the hwy and worked on Sat night.....we usually get a scaattered snow storm, but to have chain control go up is unusual
14:21:03 <vw> next wave of weather...
14:21:28 <GrantCamper> I remember 2005, May 5 and hardly any snow. This is good.
14:21:31 <cb> but the snow should be gone by then...
14:22:11 <GrantCamper> Oh yes!
14:22:33 <vw> one would hope.
14:23:17 <GrantCamper> In the old days, the park didn't open until the middle of June.
14:24:11 <ynpvisitor92> Grant VC opened today I think, Grant Camper
14:24:27 <ynpvisitor92> or this weekend anyway
14:24:32 <cb> the road crew is making bank this winter!!
14:24:36 <ynpvisitor92> I am behind in reading news!
14:24:49 <GrantCamper> That would be about right.
14:24:51 <vw> All services in the Park were scheduled to be open, but with road situation and power outages you wonder how much traffic they got.
14:25:15 <cb> thanks to you and Graham for covereing all of the day on the cam vw!
14:25:21 <ynpvisitor92> no kidding, just moving that HUGE equipment from Beartooth BACK to Dunraven is a project
14:25:28 <vw> Several campgrounds won't open for a while because of the weather.
14:25:39 <GrantCamper> I bet
14:26:00 <GrantCamper> is Madison open?
14:26:19 <cb> yes Madison is oopen
14:26:20 <vw> Madison and Mammoth are open.
14:26:21 <ynpvisitor92> yes on Madison. Norris was delayed til Sunday
14:26:54 <GrantCamper> Madison is a bit higher.
14:26:59 <vw> Several reports from campers at Madison of waking Saturday to several inches of new snow.
14:27:01 <ynpvisitor92> I think only 1 loop is open though at Norris, it was a water quality prob
14:27:03 <cb> let me think...i know the yellowstone insider came last week...where is it!'
14:27:22 <ynpvisitor14> The only campground that filled yesterday was Mammoth
14:27:23 <cb> that should have been a ?
14:27:50 <ynpvisitor92> Bridge Bay is open too, but quite snowy, or parts of it are open, not sure
14:28:06 <vw> good to know 92. I hadn't heard that.
14:28:21 <ynpvisitor92> I think Tower is open!!! Too bad you can't get there except from Cooke
14:28:35 <vw> :D
14:29:07 <vw> Those folks at Cooke and Silver Gate are probably getting cabin fever. Maybe they could go camping?
14:29:19 <cb> read about the general store at Tower needing supplies thus the need to open Dunraven or Blacktail
14:29:38 <ynpvisitor92> It's still a gazillion feet deep at Cooke City
14:29:53 <GrantCamper> I can't believe Bridge Bay is open
14:29:58 <ynpvisitor92> They can get to Cody tho, if they need to
14:30:06 <cb> gazillion ya say!! G!
14:30:07 <GrantCamper> or Tower for that matter
14:30:21 <ynpvisitor92> That's what you call DEEP snow, gazillions
14:30:45 <cb> got it!!
14:30:51 <ynpvisitor92> Tower usually opens and fills up with the Lamar crowd this time of year, since Slough and Pebble are usually under water, even on a dry year
14:31:17 <GrantCamper> 10 inches or 20; it's a gazillion when your camping in a tent.
14:31:33 <cb> it an interesting campground!!
14:31:47 <cb> think my personal lest fav would be Bridgebay
14:32:02 <GrantCamper> Tower; you know I've never stayed there.
14:32:34 <cb> its a nice campground. sites spaced appropriately
14:32:44 <GrantCamper> Fishing Bridge is my least favorite although I've never stayed there.
14:32:52 <ynpvisitor92> Tower is nice, VERY small. Cute amphitheatre for the ranger programs
14:33:08 <GrantCamper> It sounds nice.
14:33:14 <cb> ya mine also...packed in like sardines
14:33:16 <ynpvisitor92> feels like real camping, but you can walk to the store. :)
14:33:42 <ynpvisitor92> Tower that is, could walk at Fishing Bridge too, but that's another story.
14:34:04 <cb> Madison is my fav!! I love to sit out on the hillside and watch the rivers and animals w my coffee!!
14:34:50 <GrantCamper> I'm with you CB; I love Madison!
14:34:56 <ynpvisitor92> Madison and Grant are good for UGB access
14:34:58 <cb> I would love to stay at indian creek but our rig is to big
14:35:14 <cb> Grant is HUGH!!
14:35:30 <ynpvisitor92> that's too bad, it's nice too, I've done Indian Creek in the fall
14:35:38 <GrantCamper> What kind of rig do you have YNP92
14:35:46 <ynpvisitor92> tent!!!
14:35:52 <cb> 28 ft 5th wheel
14:36:00 <GrantCamper> i mean CB
14:36:08 <cb> but it really is 30 ft tip to tail
14:36:50 <GrantCamper> Yeah, that's pushing it. I would love to stay at Indian Creek too.
14:36:55 <ynpvisitor92> Saw some good reports from in the basin today, that's good to get those reports when someone is willing
14:37:02 <cb> to big for the 2 of us....i miss our little 19ft trailer
14:37:21 <cb> what do you camp in Grant?
14:37:45 <GrantCamper> we have a 19 foot travel trailer.
14:38:17 <ynpvisitor92> LOL - I was going to tell you about the tent loop, I forgot that camping in Grant meant the person, not the campground.
14:38:20 <cb> perfect!
14:38:27 <GrantCamper> There are advantages to 5th wheels.
14:39:25 <GrantCamper> A lot of people enjoy canyon.
14:39:54 <GrantCamper> I used to do only tent camping. And I really miss some aspects of it.
14:40:05 <cb> there are....and draw backs...takes longer to drop at madison and run to geysers...more gas to pull....advantages...more space...recliner chairs...couches...but ya end up staying inside rather than being outside..draw back
14:40:46 <cb> I stilll have my tent camping gear...just in case!
14:41:17 <GrantCamper> I think I'll put my son in our tent.
14:41:57 <cb> where are you going to stay in Aug?
14:42:18 <GrantCamper> at kGrant :)
14:42:56 <GrantCamper> I love the lake and its proximity to UGB
14:43:26 <ynpvisitor92> camped there a few times, you can walk West Thumb at night, very nice
14:44:02 <cb> i haven't looked at the geyser times...anything due vw?
14:44:13 <GrantCamper> My husband likes it, but I would rather stay at Madison.
14:44:50 <GrantCamper> But I love Yellowstone Lake
14:45:07 <GrantCamper> When did the Inn open?
14:45:27 <cb> i would like to stay at Grant but it isn't open when we are in the park
14:45:53 <GrantCamper> When do you first visit?
14:46:11 <vw> Inn opened around 5/15
14:46:23 <GrantCamper> ahhhh
14:47:20 <ynpvisitor92> I am getting loopy, re the Inn, I was going to say 'I think 1903'
14:47:40 <GrantCamper> I came its 100th anniversary; it was open the 5th. I didn't stay there; I stayed may 5th 2005
14:47:41 <ynpvisitor92> Guess you meant this year.
14:48:03 <ynpvisitor92> so 1905 then?
14:48:24 <GrantCamper> I think you are right; it was 2003
14:48:47 <GrantCamper> let me check ;)
14:48:56 <cb> we are usually there right now...memorial day through June
14:49:21 <cb> but this year we decided to go a little later cuz the past few years it was just to cold and wet
14:49:57 <cb> the lake at BBasin was just to much last year
14:50:25 <vw> I remember that last year the weather was horrible for your trip cb.
14:50:26 <GrantCamper> 2004. I must have went in 2004.
14:50:45 <Todd> Kinda like right now?
14:50:51 <Todd> :)
14:51:12 <GrantCamper> 1904 of inn
14:51:39 <GrantCamper> Yeah, spring time in Yellowstone.
14:51:43 <ynpvisitor92> ok we can split the difference! 04 it is!
14:52:05 <cb> yes Todd!! :)
14:52:47 <GrantCamper> I'm ready to go now
14:52:50 <Todd> Boy it looks dismal out there
14:53:09 <ynpvisitor92> I think you made a good choice cb.
14:53:21 <vw> weather conditions are making it nearly impossible to see any eruptions. We are in the window for Grand, but I think our chances of seeing it are slim.
14:53:24 <GrantCamper> It will be bright and green soon
14:54:10 <GrantCamper> What is everyone's favorite geyser. If you can choose one
14:54:33 <Todd> Can't
14:54:33 <ynpvisitor92> unfair question!
14:54:37 <GrantCamper> I suppose it's like choosing a favorite child?
14:54:46 <Todd> 10-4
14:54:49 <vw> Perfect GrantCamper!
14:54:52 <GrantCamper> I know what you mean!
14:55:19 <ynpvisitor92> there's power, grace, personality, character, cute....what else?
14:55:34 <cb> Fountain here!!
14:56:08 <Todd> Plume aka (Surprise Attack Geyser), Beehive, Grand, Fountain, etc, on and on....
14:56:16 <vw> I like the multi-bursters. Grand, Grt Fountain, Fan and Mortar.
14:56:25 <Todd> Just can't pick one
14:56:28 <cb> i have a fav...so far at least...Fountain just always has a special place for both bill and I
14:56:30 <GrantCamper> Fountain is awesome! It makes me question my devotion to Great Fountain.
14:56:56 <GrantCamper> Grand is so awesome!
14:57:11 <ynpvisitor92> Bang for the buck, Fountain is fab. Did you read Lynn's durations from yesterday? wow
14:57:15 <GrantCamper> I love Beehive
14:57:38 <GrantCamper> I will read them.
14:57:43 <cb> agree Grant!
14:58:00 <cb> wow is right#92
14:58:24 <Todd> They are like Lays potato chips, you can't eat(pick) just one.
14:58:31 <ynpvisitor92> For time spent, 39 minutes of Fountain is superb.
14:58:53 <cb> just when I was thinkin...whew, back to some "normal" (see lynns defination :) times
14:59:32 <cb> and close up and personal...and so much other stuff to watch..beautiful sunrises and sunsets!!!
14:59:34 <ynpvisitor92> I know, under 7 hours, then up to 11 hours. So you will have to figure it out cb
14:59:48 <GrantCamper> Yes, all are spectacular. Of course I would want to see Giant and Steamboat
15:00:03 <cb> i have Lynns reports saved to file on the phone for referance
15:00:27 <GrantCamper> What date is her report! :)
15:00:53 <ynpvisitor92> last night's was the 11 hour report
15:01:09 <GrantCamper> Lynn has great reports!
15:01:21 <cb> she has been posting daily reports for the past week.... approx...to the LS
15:01:52 <ynpvisitor92> don't try to drive thru Firehole in your rig though. :P
15:01:53 <vw> Soemthing going on in the Grand area, but have to keep cam on OF.
15:02:14 <vw> funny 92!
15:02:34 <vw> After reading Lynn's reports we may start to get licenses of offenders posted on the listserve!
15:02:42 <ynpvisitor92> it's been over 9 hours for Grand.
15:03:05 <vw> We are in the window for Grand. Have been keeping an eye on it when the weather conditions have allowed.
15:03:15 <ynpvisitor92> so drop off the trailer before you go to Great Fountain cb
15:03:17 <cb> ty vw
15:03:41 <GrantCamper> lol
15:03:45 <cb> Thats EXACTLY what we do...by that time we are ready to drop and run
15:03:49 <vw> I think a Turban cycle. Timing it now.
15:04:45 <cb> we used to stop in at the ranger station, but w new phone and GT, not have to do that!
15:05:08 <cb> ur on it vw!
15:05:20 <ynpvisitor92> Do you reserve a site cb?
15:05:30 <cb> yeap!! #108
15:05:54 <cb> thats our site...except ffor last year they wouldn't let us have it
15:06:12 <cb> had A21...was nice..but I like #108
15:06:25 <GrantCamper> You know I've been coming to Yellowstone for "many" years and I'm always surprised and amazed!
15:06:46 <ynpvisitor92> that's why we keep coming back.
15:06:52 <cb> me too Grant...Think that is what keeps us coming back
15:06:54 <GrantCamper> How do you reserve a specific site?
15:07:06 <cb> you owe me a coke #92
15:07:06 <cb> ]
15:07:46 <cb> ya request a specific site
15:07:50 <ynpvisitor92> Tent camping I have even done reservations, just knowing that I would be in late and could run around the park til dark.
15:08:16 <GrantCamper> I always reserve coming from CO
15:08:19 <ynpvisitor92> But that's more expensive and only at those campgrounds. For Norris you just have to get there early.
15:09:11 <cb> yes! We aren't sure "the beast" will make the turns in the campground
15:10:12 <cb> I would LOVE to stay at Norris...this year we are packing a tent and sleeping bags w us...Bill wants to stay at Pebble creek for a night...I said "well see"
15:10:15 <ynpvisitor92> I was at Slough one time when one of those semi-s with trailer, towing a CAR came in.
15:10:40 <ynpvisitor92> They had to unhook everything to turn around, with the diesel engine keeping everyone awake
15:10:51 <cb> wow!!!
15:11:06 <ynpvisitor92> Pebble is underwater I think.
15:11:24 <cb> ya we have kept a few yosemite campers up late moving the beast around
15:11:40 <cb> me thinks so also...but try and tell Billum that!!
15:12:00 <ynpvisitor92> when is it supposed to open?
15:12:28 <cb> on a delayed opening ... i am not sure...you know vw?
15:12:33 <ynpvisitor92> Add a week or two this year.
15:12:46 <cb> so..... I have to tell someone this ..
15:12:48 <vw> I don't know
15:13:05 <vw> I think original estimates are being revised due to weather.
15:13:08 <cb> Bill bought me a pair of water (?) shoes today
15:13:26 <cb> The ones with the seprate toes!!!!
15:13:30 <vw> I think earlier they had planned to be open next weekend. Not likely though.
15:14:11 <ynpvisitor92> ew, how do those feel?
15:14:26 <cb> i had heard they were delayed...They are GREAT!!! like barefeet
15:14:47 <cb> remember the toe socks from the 70's?
15:15:00 <GrantCamper> I see a lot of people about in those.
15:15:07 <vw> OF 2114
15:15:29 <cb> they were horrible....For kicks i tried em on and was surprised...the more i wore em the better i liked em
15:15:34 <GrantCamper> I suppose it can't hurt to have a pair.
15:15:41 <GrantCamper> there she is!
15:15:47 <ynpvisitor92> YES, I had some that were striped
15:16:04 <GrantCamper> I had socks
15:16:08 <cb> ya outta try on a pair...it is surpriseingly comffy
15:16:24 <cb> i had striped ones also!!
15:17:32 <GrantCamper> The clouds are beautiful!
15:17:38 <Todd> Nice ending for the evening
15:17:47 <cb> we take the grandkids to local Tahoe lakes in the summer and thought it would be nice to have a pair that can go from water to rocks in a blink of an eye!!
15:18:38 <GrantCamper> The nights in Yellowstone are longer in the summer than they are in Colorado. It is perfectly dark here.
15:19:24 <cb> .
15:19:38 <ynpvisitor92> farther west, maybe?
15:19:49 <GrantCamper> farther south
15:20:01 <GrantCamper> we are farther south
15:20:02 <Todd> Night all-thanks for the conversations and the cam show
15:20:12 <vw> Night Todd!
15:20:22 <GrantCamper> Night Todd!
15:20:24 <cb> I am goiing to go...wrists are killing me..Very nice chatting w you Grant Camper!! hope we can meet in the park at some point
15:20:28 <Todd> :)
15:20:30 <ynpvisitor92> I mean YNP.
15:20:33 <cb> night Tod
15:20:36 <cb> D
15:20:38 <Kevin L> bye
15:20:46 <vw> Night cb.
15:21:07 <GrantCamper> That would be awesome. Sounds like we all love geysers :)
15:21:10 <ynpvisitor92> Found Pebble, it was due to open 10th of June, but will be delayed
15:21:17 <cb> i think so!!
15:21:27 <ynpvisitor92> http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/camping-in-yellowstone.htm
15:21:33 <cb> ty #92
15:21:52 <cb> I just tell Bill "will see how it goes"..
15:22:00 <GrantCamper> Good night!
15:22:03 <ynpvisitor92> I notice late nights when I am closer to the time change border
15:22:14 <ynpvisitor92> light late I mean
15:22:46 <ynpvisitor92> thanks for the chatter
15:23:08 <cb> bye all.
15:23:17 <Kevin L> bye cb
15:23:28 <cb> sending you email Kevin!!
15:23:41 <cb> thought you were afk
15:23:48 <cb> bye
15:24:31 <Kevin L> Been doing heath insurance enrollment for this year. Only words I could think of for the last few hours only had 4 letters each!
15:24:54 <cb> oh....my fav!!!!!
15:25:12 <vw> health insurance forms or four letter words cb?
15:25:20 <cb> sorry though Kevin...bye again
15:25:28 <vw> bye!
15:25:31 <Kevin L> See you later.
15:25:32 <cb> what you think??
15:25:38 <vw> :D
15:25:39 <cb> 4 letter words!!!!
15:25:52 <vw> kinda guessed.
15:25:55 <ynpvisitor92> SNOW is a four letter word this year!
15:26:20 <Kevin L> Snow is ALWAYS a 4 letter word.
15:26:24 <ynpvisitor92> but so is SPUT, is that better?
15:26:59 <ynpvisitor92> gone also, thanks for chatting.
15:28:21 <vw> I am going to call it a night. Hope everybody had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. See you tomorrow.