Showing logs for date: 2012-01-24
00:01:14 <ynpvisitor75> Good news: Streaming cam working this morning
00:01:40 <ynpvisitor75> Bad news: Minus 14 currently at OF
00:03:19 <ynpvisitor75> No overnight activity on seismograph
00:23:37 <ynpvisitor57> streaming cam is frozen up for me
00:23:43 <CC> waiting for vw to take the cam
00:24:06 <ynpvisitor57> Hi CC
00:24:15 <CC> morning
00:25:00 <ynpvisitor45> did anyone else see that plume down basin before it fogged up?
00:25:05 <Dave from B> Morning CC. GSOD for me
00:25:21 <CC> I just got on
00:25:46 <Dave from B> I didn't but I was afk
00:25:54 <ynpvisitor57> looks like the still cam for me. a refresh every 30 seconds or so
00:26:04 <vw> Good morning all!
00:26:10 <CC> hi
00:26:12 <Dave from B> Morning, vw
00:26:17 <CC> was waiting for you
00:26:54 <CC> are you ready to take the cam
00:27:13 <vw> No OF yet this morning? Hoping we had a time.
00:27:24 <CC> just got on
00:27:47 <vw> Need to start getting on a little earlier. Nice!
00:27:49 <CC> lots of nice white steam though
00:28:27 <vw> I see Giantess is still teasing.
00:28:28 <Dave from B> I have not seen OF since I got on at 0707
00:28:28 <CC> look at the steam up at Giantess
00:29:07 <Dave from B> Live4 has been down for the last 5 minutes
00:29:26 <CC> what about three
00:30:20 <CC> is the screen black
00:30:25 <CC> on four
00:30:26 <Dave from B> 3 is not working for me either
00:30:41 <Dave from B> No, the screen freezes after 5 seconds on 3 & 4
00:31:01 <ynpvisitor57> I am getting the same here
00:31:26 <CC> okay I have no control over that..if it was black that would tell me the encoder is down and I could try to fix
00:32:06 <CC> vw are you ready to take the cam
00:32:24 <vw> a couple of days ago, it was freezing in the morning, but got better later in the day.
00:32:29 <vw> I am CC.
00:32:38 <vw> I have the cam.
00:32:42 <CC> thanks
00:32:48 <vw> Thank you!
00:33:40 <Dave from B> Something erupting to right of OF on GH?
00:33:43 <CC> nice wolf report on k. lynch page
00:34:14 <ynpvisitor45> saw that, was it aurum?
00:34:29 <vw> I will check it out. G said he saw some wolf dots last week, but don't think much more than that.
00:34:55 <vw> Too much steam to see water at Aurum. Kind of like Depression now too.
00:35:37 <vw> 45, Did you see a column? Giantess platform hard for me to read when it is so steamy.
00:36:10 <ynpvisitor45> looked like it to me, but it was gone in the next frame on static.
00:36:14 <vw> I guess question for Dave too?
00:36:27 <Dave from B> I saw a tall thin column...Looked like Aurum
00:36:32 <vw> Can see Pump pretty well.
00:37:46 <vw> I think Giantess has also been active enough to send up a column of late.
00:39:39 <Kevin L> Had to be Aurum. I was gone dropping kids.
00:39:51 <CC> morning Kevin
00:39:53 <Dave from B> Morning, Kevin
00:39:59 <Kevin L> Hi.
00:40:15 <Kevin L> FYI live 3 loads for me but then freezes.
00:40:58 <vw> Hi Kevin. Yeah, several people have mentioned stream freezing. Will hope it gets better as the day progresses.
00:41:43 <Kevin L> It loads then runs then freezes then runs then freezes again.
00:42:37 <Kevin L> Gong to run feed chickens and do some work in the shop, but will have cell with me if anything interesting happens.
00:42:49 <vw> gotcha
00:43:08 <Dave from B> Temp is minus 16 at OF
00:44:05 <vw> Anemone 0743k ie
00:44:50 <vw> bad fingers... 0743, ie
00:46:03 <CC> sky is starting to look pretty
00:46:17 <vw> Waiting on OF before I take a look around.
00:49:13 <vw> Wind direction now would be good for a Giantess eruption. :)
00:59:04 <vw> .
01:08:19 <vw> .
01:08:29 <ynpvisitor45> ..
01:11:34 <vw> Now I see a column that looks like maybe Aurum.
01:11:55 <vw> Sun could be giving illusion too though.
01:13:45 <vw> OF 0813
01:14:06 <Dave from B> Beautiful eruption
01:14:25 <CC> my wprds exactluy
01:14:46 <vw> Trying to give a view of as much steam as possible, but cam is pulled all the way back. As much as I can do.
01:15:01 <ynpvisitor45> cold!!
01:15:11 <Dave from B> My streaming froze at the "perfect" moment...with OF highlighted by the sun.
01:17:36 <vw> a Long
01:21:22 <ynpvisitor45> beautiful
01:25:48 <vw> Anemone 0825 ie
01:27:35 <Dave from B> vw, did you see Allegiant is adding a Oakland to Billings flight starting in April?
01:28:02 <Dave from B> Might help some of our N. Cal gazers get to the area
01:28:18 <vw> I heard they were making some changes but didn't know what. Oakland is an odd starting point?
01:29:04 <vw> Yeah, anything into Billings can help YNP. Bozeman would be better for YNP, but Billings probably has a bigger draw for business reasons.
01:29:06 <Dave from B> I'm sure landing fees are cheaper than San Fran. Plus, BART can get you to San Fran pretty quickly
01:30:33 <Dave from B> I feel Blgs could do a lot more to promote themselves as a hub for YNP...especially with the Beartooth Highway being the BEST entrance as far as scenic goes.
01:32:09 <vw> I agree, but Blgs has never marketed itself for tourism much. All about business.
01:32:23 <ynpvisitor45> Bozeman recently renamed their airport to include the word Yellowstone
01:33:00 <vw> Good example of other cities being ahead of the curve! But Boz always has been strong on tourism.
01:36:17 <Dave from B> I think Blgs new slogan: Trailhead of Montana is the start of a trend to promote tourism a little more
01:36:47 <vw> I am sure you are right. Lets hope they stick with it.
01:38:00 <Dave from B> You never know with the government. btw...streaming is still down...Hope it warms up soon.
01:38:12 <vw> but a tourism bent might have been if they used Tourhead TO Montana. Using 'of' though can be both allusion to business leadership and tourism. We shall see!
01:45:15 <Dave from B> ..
01:46:14 <ynpvisitor94> ..
01:46:40 <vw> Even Solitry sending up a nice head of steam
01:46:52 <vw> *Solitary*
01:47:21 <vw> Not too much visible other than OF and Giantess platform. Will keep checking though.
01:53:07 <ynpvisitor94> my static was frozen, there might have been lion around 840
01:54:25 <vw> We will have to watch for a repeat. Thanks 94
01:54:55 <ynpvisitor45> I thought your chat was interesting so I googled it. Is it Montana's Trailhead? Re: Blgs
01:56:12 <vw> That might be it. I tend to ignore local chest thumping.
02:02:15 <Dave from B> It's funny...I'm at the airport every morning at 6 am and I see the Trailhead sign...and I couldn't remember the slogan. Montana's Trailhead is correct.
02:02:59 <ynpvisitor45> K- thanks. The chatter about tourhead To Of Etc was confusing me. Google at my fingertips!
02:03:19 <ynpvisitor45> Trailhead is a good word, imo
02:03:37 <vw> Probably Lion 0903 ie
02:04:50 <vw> Steam on GH has increased substantially in the last few minutes.
02:06:58 <Dave from B> I'm looking at the Univ of Utah OF seismograph. It only goes to 5 am MST. Does it normally lag behind?
02:07:38 <vw> Not usually, but maybe some problems? Are you looking at OF seismo? I couldn't get it a couple of days ago.
02:08:51 <Dave from B> Kevin mentioned yesterday that it was working again.
02:08:56 <vw> I see it is back online. Could be it went offline at 0555, or its clock is off.
02:10:03 <Dave from B> Safe to say Lion is an intial since eruption is so long?
02:10:38 <vw> Except it was reported earlier that someone saw what they thought was Lion around 0840?
02:13:01 <Dave from B> Would have to have been a minor at 840 if it erupted at 903
02:16:11 <vw> I was thinking so too, but just not enough visual with all the fog to be certain.
02:22:10 <vw> Not a white out, but rather a gray out...
02:24:04 <lc> good morning all
02:24:10 <Dave from B> Morning, lc
02:24:19 <lc> no streaming this morning?
02:24:26 <vw> Good morning lc.
02:24:36 <vw> There have been reports that the streaming is freezing.
02:25:18 <lc> I don't even get a picture, BSOD here.,
02:25:31 <Dave from B> I'm getting 3 seconds of video on live4 before it freezes
02:26:12 <lc> I did get a picture just now.
02:33:55 <vw> OF 0933
02:43:55 <vw> big steam at Giantess continues
02:44:06 <Dave from B> ..
02:46:27 <Dave from B> Stream is working now
02:46:53 <Dave from B> Temp is now minus 2
02:50:15 <vw> Plume 0949 ns, ?
02:50:21 <vw> Its in the right place....
02:52:14 <vw> Could be Depression. Could just be lots of steam and cold....
02:52:30 <vw> Not posting Depression.
03:01:02 <Kevin L> Back and ready to take cam vw whenever you are.
03:01:17 <vw> Go for it Kevin.
03:01:29 <Kevin L> Got it
03:01:32 <vw> Mostly steam so far this morning, but OF putting on nice shows.
03:01:39 <vw> Thanks. I will be back later!
03:02:00 <Kevin L> Should be good later. Looks clear.
03:02:42 <Alpinefroggy> Morning
03:02:50 <Kevin L> Hi. No Giantess yet.
03:03:48 <Alpinefroggy> This is a random question but How do you join GOSA?
03:04:25 <Kevin L> I think there is a link on the website. Let me look.
03:07:21 <Kevin L> Here is the GOSA link:
03:07:23 <Kevin L> http://www.geyserstudy.org/contactgosa.aspx
03:07:48 <Kevin L> You get the Sput with it that is alwasy great reading.
03:08:06 <Kevin L> Have you been to Yellowstone froggy?
03:09:14 <Alpinefroggy> I've been there 3 times in the last 3 years for about 5 days
03:10:46 <Kevin L> Have you been able to catch Grand and Beehive?
03:11:08 <Alpinefroggy> both twice
03:11:23 <Alpinefroggy> beehive 4 times if counting webcam.
03:11:55 <Dave from B> Morning, AF
03:12:01 <Kevin L> They do hook you. The first time I saw Grand I was hooked.
03:12:49 <Alpinefroggy> I acrually saw a wondeful eruption of grand the first time went over 200 feet in the first minute. It was rainy that day
03:13:18 <DaveM> Hi
03:13:30 <Kevin L> You know you are a true gazer if you wait in the rain.
03:13:34 <Kevin L> Hi Dave.
03:13:39 <Alpinefroggy> I waited 3 hous was board at times and sunburned my neck and knees but it was worth it
03:13:41 <DaveM> It took me three trips before I saw Grand.
03:14:05 <DaveM> I'd seen every other predicted geyser except Grand.
03:14:28 <DaveM> I just couldn't seem to be there at the right time.
03:14:46 <DaveM> I was thrilled when I saw it.
03:14:53 <DaveM> Do you have a favorite?
03:15:08 <Kevin L> The fun thing with geysers is even the little ones are interesting. I have no problem spending hours waiting for Aurum (but I do bring sunblock).
03:15:51 <Kevin L> Grand is my favorite, but BH is a close second.
03:15:54 <Dave from B> Like you, Kevin...Grand was my hook. Love how close you are
03:15:54 <DaveM> Good idea. Aurum does seem to suck you in. Always looks ready to erupt.
03:16:16 <Kevin L> Plus you get the good thumps from Doublet Pool.
03:16:27 <ynpvisitor94> Hi DaveM.
03:16:38 <DaveM> hi 94
03:17:05 <Kevin L> Looks like my streaming is finally working.
03:17:34 <Dave from B> Hi, Dave M. I'm assuming you are the GOSA President or is there more than 1 Dave M?
03:18:03 <DaveM> You got the right one
03:18:18 <Kevin L> Hey froggy, do you have Scott's little book? (Called Geysers: What they are and how they work.)
03:18:29 <Dave from B> Thought so...Any luck getting a volunteer for the Store and Press?
03:19:20 <DaveM> We have a volunteer for the store but no one has come forward for the Sput yet. I'll be pushing that on the list serve fairly soon.
03:20:29 <DaveM> Do you want to volunteer? :)
03:21:33 <Dave from B> Thought that was coming. :) . I currently put in 50-60 hours at work and have 3 kids who keep me pretty busy.
03:22:08 <Dave from B> I'll be honest...the thought did cross my mind; especially for the store with my business background.
03:25:29 <kc (working)> lion? 10:24ie if so
03:26:00 <Dave from B> ..
03:27:02 <Kevin L> That could be Lion, but I wasn't sure. Looks like it would be about the right time for it.
03:27:53 <kc (working)> submitted as questionable
03:28:10 <Kevin L> Sounds good to me.
03:29:02 <Alpinefroggy> My multimedia teacher had me watch a powerpoint so I coulnd't watch the cam.
03:29:44 <Kevin L> Darn. BTW DaveM here is the GOSA President.
03:30:24 <Alpinefroggy> Hi DaveM
03:31:11 <DaveM> Dave from B. You know kids would just LOVE to help mail the Sput.
03:31:21 <DaveM> Hi Alpinefroggy
03:32:30 <DaveM> So, do you have a favorite geyser?
03:32:55 <Dave from B> I know my 13 year old daughter would...she already carries a notepad in the basin
03:32:57 <Alpinefroggy> I love Daisy.
03:33:31 <DaveM> Good choice. I like teh sounds at teh end of teh eruption.
03:33:45 <Kevin L> Is that a Ranger walk (or ski) that just went by?
03:35:32 <Alpinefroggy> Although all geysers I love. However I want to see F&M the most.
03:35:44 <Dave from B> Don't we all
03:36:04 <DaveM> My wife would agree with that one. Tara is a big, BIG fan of F&M
03:36:27 <Dave from B> It's been my goal the last 3 visits...Even had a lock 2 years ago that didn't erupt
03:36:54 <Dave from B> That's like losing a game on a last second shot.
03:36:59 <DaveM> Taht has been my expereince the last few trips
03:38:15 <Alpinefroggy> I was there and a lock was almost declared but then one of Fan's vents I think High quit and it sucked but that day I then walked back to BH only to see the indicator eupt right as I got there.
03:39:05 <Alpinefroggy> so it wan't all bad.
03:39:05 <kc (working)> geyser karma is real
03:40:08 <DaveM> That is teh way with geysers. I once spent three days in sub freezing temperatures trying to see a rare geyser. When it finally erupted iit was almost too dark to see. The next day I walked up on the start of an eruption of Giant.
03:41:35 <Alpinefroggy> I have been lucky with BH twice. Walked up once and indicator began erupting. Then went into the visitor centor one morning when I saw it the first time and I heard the ranger there saying the indicator was erupting. I got the most excitement in my life as that was the one geyser I wished to see then ran there and it erupted.
03:43:15 <Alpinefroggy> I was present at this eruption of beehive with my dad. http://geysertimes.org/getSingleEruption.php?id=4267
03:43:26 <Alpinefroggy> were any of you guys there.
03:44:27 <Dave from B> Not me, I was there during the winter of Memorial Day 2011
03:47:43 <DaveM> Not me. Were you on teh boardwalk. It looks like it was a beautiful eruption. I might try to post it on YouTube tonight.
03:48:14 <Alpinefroggy> I was on the boardwalk on Geyser hill.
03:48:42 <DaveM> Have you seen teh streaming cam video of the eruption?
03:49:08 <Alpinefroggy> A beehive yes that eruption no.
03:50:34 <DaveM> Part of my geyser wierdness is that I actually have a recording of that eruption.
03:51:10 <DaveM> And jsut watched it.
03:51:58 <Alpinefroggy> I think I'm familiar with your yotutube channel is it on there?
03:53:09 <DaveM> not yet. I'll put it on tonight and post teh link here. Unfortunatley, I've got to get to work now. Good to talk to you.
03:53:43 <Alpinefroggy> Great to meet you as well.
03:53:58 <DaveM> Bye
03:53:59 <Alpinefroggy> maybe I might see myself there!
03:54:07 <Alpinefroggy> bye DaveM
03:54:15 <Dave from B> Have a good day, Dave M
03:57:27 <Alpinefroggy> Two Daves
03:57:32 <Alpinefroggy> funny
03:59:31 <Dave from B> ..
04:01:07 <Alpinefroggy> When I go home I will sign up for the sput.
04:02:54 <ynpvisitor35> missed DaveM I see.
04:04:16 <ynpvisitor35> Froggy there's other Daves too, Dave L, Dave S, Dave G, let's see if I can remember others, actually two Dave G's
04:04:59 <Alpinefroggy> Lots and lots of Daves
04:06:24 <ynpvisitor35> looks like a beautiful day!!
04:06:27 <Dave from B> I would actually make a second Dave S.
04:07:33 <ynpvisitor35> Fun.
04:10:07 <Dave from B> I've been lurking on the list serve for almost 10 years. I can't wait to meet some of you.
04:10:31 <Alpinefroggy> When I'm on this chat at school everyone thinks I am a weird. Lol then I say River, High, Gold, Angle Main East and when they don't know what iot means I laugh and go back to watching it. Fun
04:10:46 <Dave from B> I'll be at OF for Labor day . Hoping to make it one other time in the summer.
04:11:09 <Kevin L> OF 1110
04:11:39 <Alpinefroggy> Lot of people there.
04:18:06 <ynpvisitor94> F&M Electronic!
04:18:27 <Kevin L> Say what????
04:18:30 <Alpinefroggy> Oh cool!!
04:19:40 <Alpinefroggy> Tha's right http://geysertimes.org/getSingleEruption.php?id=18173
04:20:04 <ynpvisitor94> It looks like a legit entry. Perhaps they saw fresh ice and did a download.
04:20:38 <Kevin L> I notice it did go at night - again!
04:21:06 <ynpvisitor94> lol
04:21:53 <Alpinefroggy> I would hate it for me to be there and have it erupt at night. And that seems to be an irrtating quirk with F&M
04:22:15 <Kevin L> It did that the last time I was there.
04:22:56 <Kevin L> I waited 40 hours straight for my first F&M.
04:23:38 <Kevin L> Doggies are back.
04:23:51 <Alpinefroggy> They say Rain, Sleet nor snow will stop the mail. But that is Also true for a Gazer waiting for F&M
04:26:11 <Kevin L> I remember someone was mentioning that they went to Morning Glory Pool and just before the pool there were all these poor" homless people" sitting around. Guess we know what we look like to the tourists. :p
04:26:47 <Kevin L> Looks like a Giantess overflow.
04:29:13 <Alpinefroggy> But then toruists rely on us for thier geyser info.
04:30:41 <ynpvisitor64> Wow, I though the loggers would be full before now. Nice of J & M to show though
04:30:54 <ynpvisitor64> Oops, F & M
04:31:41 <Alpinefroggy> gotta in a few minutes
04:32:50 <Kevin L> Did you see my question about Scott's small book? If you don't have it, you want it.
04:33:17 <Alpinefroggy> Do I want it?
04:33:21 <ynpvisitor35> think there was a Lion 1126
04:34:02 <Alpinefroggy> my question is weird are you asking me if I want it.
04:35:07 <Kevin L> I don't have one, but they do have some used ones on Amazon for about $3.50. If you don't have the book, it is one you would want in your library.
04:35:25 <Dave from B> Been away. Great that F&M erupted
04:35:42 <Alpinefroggy> I bought one over the weekend actually but its new.
04:36:08 <Alpinefroggy> gotta go in 5
04:36:19 <Kevin L> You lucked out. They are hard to find new. We gave some to my kids science teachers when he did the reprint.
04:37:12 <Alpinefroggy> what exactly are they becuasd emine is simple one that was from barnes and nobles. Is there actually a specific one all gazers use?
04:39:20 <Alpinefroggy> answer me please gotta go in like one minute.
04:39:27 <Kevin L> The main book is "Geysers of Yellowstone". He did a second book which he calls his little book called "Geysers: What they are and How They Work". The little book is less known but a great book.
04:39:45 <Alpinefroggy> I have both actually.
04:40:08 <Alpinefroggy> gotta go. Bye Kevin. Thin kI'll be back at lunch
04:40:46 <Kevin L> bye
04:43:20 <steve> I just talked to Carolyn at the VEC, the F & M was an error, she was trying to pick Grand She has corrected the entry on Geyser times
04:43:33 <steve> Bummer
04:43:47 <Kevin L> Booooo. Hissss.
04:44:44 <Dave from B> Ditto the boo
04:44:44 <steve> She said F & M is still dead quiet
04:46:06 <steve> I must be behind the times, what happened with the GOSA store and Sput?
04:47:27 <ynpvisitor94> boooo
04:49:04 <steve> Well, Splendid hasn't been around for a whle, maybe it will get active. Or Link, I could do with a few Links
04:49:46 <steve> The web cam is working better for me today
04:50:19 <Kevin L> Not sure what is going on. Misplaced my Sput so I didn't read about it. Dave from B mentioned it to me.
04:51:47 <Dave from B> Store and Press volunteer resigned for personal reasons
04:52:39 <steve> Ahh,,, well, that's too bad, but all things must change I 'pos
04:52:47 <Dave from B> Tom is still the editor; nothing has changed with publication of the Sput
04:57:01 <Kevin L> Looks like Castle is ie
04:59:14 <steve> Maybe just big teasing splashes
05:00:08 <Kevin L> Thinking maybe a minor.
05:01:07 <Dave from B> Streaming issues are happening again
05:01:07 <steve> Now the MC qut working well for me
05:02:20 <steve> Ah well, lunch is about over and work is calling
05:13:58 <Dave from B> ..
05:15:46 <Dave from B> Have you seen any Turbans, Kevin?
05:16:08 <Kevin L> I think we are looking at one now.
05:17:05 <Dave from B> Sorry, frozen screen
05:17:36 <Kevin L> I figured that. Does not look like Grand will go this time.
05:18:56 <Kevin L> Which puts the next Turban at OF time.
05:33:27 <Kevin L> OF 1232
06:09:07 <kc (working)> maybe grand
06:09:22 <kc (working)> 1308ns
06:09:39 <Kevin L> Great eye. ty
06:10:13 <kc (working)> yw
06:11:05 <Kevin L> Pretty bad when you miss a Grand looking for an
06:11:10 <Kevin L> Aurum.
06:11:24 <kc (working)> havent seen grand in the sun in ages
06:11:42 <Kevin L> Looks great.
06:12:27 <Dave from B> OF temp logger being dowm=nloaded around 1250 today per Carolyn. Have you seen anybody out on the cone?
06:13:06 <Kevin L> There were a couple out a few minutes ago.
06:15:49 <Dave from B> Thanks, Kevin. You are my "eyes" today
06:22:02 <Kevin L> 1b. :(
06:26:30 <Kevin L> Lots of potential jerky down there.
06:37:11 <Alpinefroggy> Afternoon
06:37:22 <Kevin L> Hi
06:37:40 <Kevin L> No Giantess or BH yet.
06:37:50 <lc> hey
06:38:25 <Alpinefroggy> Giantess might not even erupt at all. BH hopefully soon. And I also read about F&M false alarm.
06:38:50 <Kevin L> Bummer on that one.
06:39:18 <Alpinefroggy> Yes I wa swishing it would have come out of its dormant period.
06:39:40 <Dave from B> Hi, AF
06:40:08 <Alpinefroggy> In hal's voice from 2001 space odyssey: Hi Dave
06:40:15 <lc> you ask if any of us was at the 7/10/11 1402 Beehive eruption, I was there.
06:40:43 <lc> was you there the next day?
06:40:48 <Alpinefroggy> who were you becuase I remeber multiple gazer sthat were there.
06:41:22 <lc> F & M erupted the next morning at 0715
06:42:01 <lc> old man with short white beard
06:42:53 <Alpinefroggy> yeah I remeber. that day was my last there and I was at Biscuit about 7:45 saw Artemisia and ran down and saw it. Two guys were ther one from Maryland with a crested butte T-shirt and another with a hat and long pants+shirt
06:44:09 <lc> I'm not the one from Maryland, I did have on jeans.
06:44:51 <Alpinefroggy> who is the guy?
06:45:32 <lc> Chris
06:46:25 <Alpinefroggy> Noted. I'll have to watch my video of BH again to see if an old guy with a beard shows up.
06:47:21 <lc> at Beehive I had a camouflaugh floppy hat.
06:47:46 <lc> do you remember Kitt at F&M?
06:47:55 <Alpinefroggy> I think i remember someone like that but i'm not sure
06:49:16 <Kevin L> Going to have to go to perset in about 10 minutes for school bus duty.
06:49:26 <Alpinefroggy> Is she the person who dances when her cell phone rings
06:51:40 <Alpinefroggy> I was the kid with the blue long sleeve shirt and shorts possibly carring a Geyser sof Yellowstone book, curly hair and with a backpack. I was with my dad who is a tall skinny guy
06:52:32 <Dave from B> At 48 years old, I can barely remember what I wore yesterday.
06:52:58 <lc> I'll have to check my pictures.
06:53:12 <Alpinefroggy> When i have fantastic memories like beehive i remember the little things
06:54:31 <kc (working)> folks on of cone now
06:54:53 <lc> check this http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.203662333024860.51767.100001432843618&l=2fc73da139&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=203664533024640&set=a.203662333024860.51767.100001432843618&type=3&l=2fc73da139&theater
06:55:16 <lc> well, if it works.
06:55:40 <lc> this is Chris's pictures
06:55:43 <Alpinefroggy> can't acess at school because its blocked here. I am on Facebook though
06:56:14 <Alpinefroggy> My profile picture is actually of that eruption
06:56:27 <Dave from B> Nice photos. I like the Aurum rainbow.
06:57:53 <lc> yes Dave, Chris had som nice pictures. I didn't have my camera that morning. Left the cabin in rush.
06:59:52 <Alpinefroggy> I'd love to be in UGB when Giantess goes but then again I'd want to be in UGB any day
06:59:57 <Kevin L> Will leave on preset. Be back in 1/2 hour.
07:01:49 <Alpinefroggy> gotta go in 4
07:03:19 <kc (working)> Plume 14:02
07:03:55 <kc (working)> OF 14:03
07:04:36 <Alpinefroggy> interesting that they go 1 minute apart
07:05:16 <Alpinefroggy> Lunch over gotta go be back around 16:00
07:25:04 <vw> Good afternoon/evening all.
07:25:27 <vw> Came on a bit early because I was pretty sure Kevin had to go get his kids from school.
07:25:33 <vw> Looks pretty quiet.
07:25:46 <Dave from B> Hi, vw. You missed the F&M that wasn't excitement
07:26:08 <vw> That seems to be the way of it with F&M of late. :(
07:26:32 <vw> But I see Carolyn entered an electronic time for it?
07:26:38 <vw> Should I read the logs?
07:27:18 <Dave from B> She corrected it...Was actually a Grand eruption
07:27:48 <vw> aaahhh. Correction didn't cross over to G.net. Will flag.
07:29:36 <Kevin L> Back
07:29:58 <Dave from B> Strem has been down. Looks like it may be working now...I'm up to 45 seconds and counting
07:30:02 <vw> Hey Kevin! Kids safe and home?
07:30:09 <Dave from B> stream
07:30:13 <Kevin L> Yep. Bet I missed Daisy.
07:31:34 <vw> I just got here and was catching up so didn't move the cam or anything.
07:31:44 <Kevin L> Still looks hot up there.
07:32:48 <Kevin L> Now that looks good on BH.
07:40:48 <Dave from B> Nice to be able to watch things in motion
07:42:17 <vw> .
07:43:48 <Kevin L> Have had some good BH splashes in the last 2 hours.
07:47:09 <vw> Just checked G.net. See it has BH predicted for around 1548 on a double interval.
07:48:18 <Kevin L> That could be about right. I was hoping for an Aurum. I think I have missed the last 432 reported eruptions.
07:48:39 <Dave from B> :)
07:50:08 <vw> Kevin you know that when you have to leave we all perk up for an Aurum. duh!
07:50:27 <Kevin L> That does make it erupt!
07:50:34 <vw> :D
07:51:00 <vw> you could become known as the anti-Aurum guy
07:51:17 <vw> nice splashing at BH now.
07:51:22 <Kevin L> Nice BH action.
07:56:00 <Dave from B> vw, Have to do some bragging. My daughter, even though she is only a few minutes a game player, had a photo in the newspaper last week after the West Senior girls BB game.
07:56:27 <vw> Cool Kevin!
07:56:32 <Kevin L> Outstanding.
07:56:42 <vw> Do you have a link to the online picture?
07:57:31 <vw> oops... Cool Dave!!!
07:59:39 <vw> I have the cam.
08:00:13 <Kevin L> I left BH and Giantess for you today.
08:00:24 <vw> Very polite of you Kevin!
08:00:45 <vw> Guess I better stay awake and watch for them.
08:00:54 <Kevin L> Just txt me if either goes.
08:01:05 <vw> Will do.
08:01:32 <vw> Anybody know if Plume is still having its regular intervals? About time now if it is.
08:03:53 <Dave from B> There are 10 photoson their website from that game but not that one. I will look again.
08:04:30 <vw> Bummer. I am sure I saw the picture, but just scanned over it. Paper long gone into recycle heap now.
08:12:02 <ynpvisitor83> .
08:13:56 <vw> .
08:15:24 <Dave from B> With my limited computer experience I'm not able to get you the link. However, it is photo 11 in the West Senior Girls photo Gallery. Number 30 in black West uniform
08:15:51 <vw> I will check it out. Thanks Dave!
08:19:36 <vw> VERY cool!
08:20:07 <vw> was she... like... uhm... really embarrased.... ? I love it Dave. Am sure you do too.
08:20:20 <vw> Plume 1519
08:22:54 <Kevin L> Nice closeup
08:26:44 <Dave from B> She was harassed by her friends. She enjoyed the attention, I'm sure.
08:27:13 <vw> Its a love/hate kind of thing for most HS girls.
08:27:32 <vw> Its a great action shot for her.
08:27:32 <Dave from B> She's really quiet; I know it meant a lot to her. Especially since she has been losing playing time to younger players.
08:28:23 <vw> Getting on varsity for ANY West team is an accomplishment. Lots of competition out there.
08:29:53 <Dave from B> You're right. She's enjoying every minute of it. 6 weeks to go and her competitive sports career will be over.
08:30:00 <vw> Aurum 1529 ie ?
08:30:26 <vw> Can't be sure of that Aurum. Maybe somebody can look at captures and check for it.
08:30:44 <Dave from B> OF steam didn't stay away long enough
08:31:40 <vw> One of the happiest/saddest days in HS for one of my sons was his last varsity fb game. Seeing this big 6'3" 235lb kid cry.... :')
08:32:51 <Dave from B> My daughter's last soccer game; since it is her true love, was a very emotional day. Especially since they did not make it to State.
08:33:13 <vw> oh yeah. I bet that was tough.
08:33:57 <Dave from B> Those are days you will never forget.
08:34:04 <vw> OF 1533
08:35:58 <Dave from B> Hi, CC
08:36:53 <CC> Hey Dave..I was able to see the photo of your daughter
08:37:09 <CC> nice
08:37:30 <vw> Hi CC.
08:37:41 <CC> hi vw
08:37:47 <vw> Must be time for BH to erupt?
08:38:11 <Dave from B> Always fun to be recognized. I'm actually more excited for another moment in the sun for her in a month or so...one of 7 or 8 valedictorians at WEst.
08:38:29 <vw> MUCH bigger accomplishment.
08:38:42 <Dave from B> Exactly
08:39:10 <CC> That is an exciting moment...my son graduated valedictorian
08:39:40 <CC> can't stay on long...prep work to do
08:39:58 <Dave from B> cc, are you a teacher?
08:40:05 <CC> no
08:40:41 <CC> a retired dental hygienist
08:40:46 <CC> bye
08:40:58 <Dave from B> see ya, CC
08:41:07 <vw> Bye CC.
08:41:55 <Dave from B> The herd seems to be growing
08:42:16 <vw> As weather becomes harsher we will see more and more coming into the basin.
08:43:19 <Dave from B> I was wondering...Not too many places free of deep snow in the next couple of months
08:43:46 <vw> Plus the warmth the thermal features provide.
08:44:26 <vw> Hard on the teeth to eat the grass in that area, but better than not eating at all or freezing to death.
08:45:22 <Dave from B> With bison around do you tend to see more wolves in winter at OF?
08:45:44 <vw> You can hear them quite often, but rare to see.
08:46:04 <vw> Usually reports of tracks throughout the winter, but not a lot.
08:46:40 <vw> I think Carolyn L reported seeing some single tracks last week or the week before, but no sightings in the UGB lately that I have heard of.
08:48:24 <Dave from B> Time for me to go also. Nice talking to you, vw. Have a good night.
08:48:44 <vw> You too Dave. Catch you later.
08:56:30 <Alpinefroggy> Afternoon. AGain
08:56:43 <vw> G'afternoon froggy.
08:59:11 <vw> Wave
09:01:52 <Alpinefroggy> Giantess Steaming continues.
09:02:30 <vw> Yeap. getting to that time in the evening when steam output will increase, but it has been steady all day at Giantess.
09:02:51 <vw> Wind direction does not bode well for seeing BH though.
09:03:53 <Alpinefroggy> So wind direction is now seeming to cause BH to not erupt?
09:04:14 <vw> No. OF steam will obscure our view of BH eruption.
09:04:30 <Alpinefroggy> That would suck>
09:04:47 <Alpinefroggy> random > there
09:05:42 <Alpinefroggy> So I took a look at the facebook photos from chris and so far no BH eruptions from ther ebut I was present at the Artemisia photo that was there
09:06:28 <vw> wb lc, and good evening!
09:06:49 <lc> hi vw
09:10:20 <vw> sorry. my cam program is being a stinker tonight.
09:10:54 <kc (working)> stream just cut out
09:11:03 <vw> I have zoomed it out and put it on OF preset, but my picture is stuck on Oblong steam.
09:11:10 <vw> aaahh. So maybe not me.
09:11:48 <lc> stopped here. black screen
09:12:06 <vw> Calling it in. :P
09:13:51 <kc (working)> even static is stuck
09:15:00 <kc (working)> OF vec cam still moving
09:19:08 <vw> email off to Park personnel.
09:19:22 <Alpinefroggy> I now judt realized how much I miss Yellowstone after going on Youtube watching a BH and remebering how much I love it. My next trip is 1 1/2 years from now so its gonna be a painful year and a half.
09:20:00 <vw> I will periodically check to see if I can get into the operator program, but as of now, we do not have the ability to control the cam, and it is not going out to the public.
09:21:22 <lc> don't remember the static acting up in a while
09:21:43 <vw-afk/lurking> Yeah, I don't remember either lc.
09:21:58 <vw-afk/lurking> It has been a while anyway.
09:22:22 <vw-afk/lurking> Odd that both outdoor units seemed to freeze up about the same time.
09:22:25 <vw-afk/lurking> :(
09:22:55 <lc> wondering if there could be any connection.
09:23:28 <vw-afk/lurking> seems a little too coincidental to not be connected.
09:24:51 <Kevin L> FYI vw livescope will not connect for me either.
09:25:30 <vw-afk/lurking> Thanks Kevin. I will keep trying though.
09:26:46 <Kevin L> Heading back to the workshop.
09:27:10 <vw-afk/lurking> .
09:27:17 <vw-afk/lurking> I will text you if anything changes.
09:57:30 <cb> hum...BSOD for all?
09:57:45 <Graham> hello
09:57:48 <vw-afk/lurking> Hi cb. Yeah, and no control. Just froze up. It has been reported.
09:57:50 <vw-afk/lurking> Hi G.
09:58:05 <cb> shazaam!
09:58:12 <Graham> guess this was a good day to come home late
09:58:26 <vw-afk/lurking> yeah.
09:58:50 <kc (working)> bh was 1640 per ofcarolyn
09:58:52 <cb> when did it happen?
09:58:53 <vw-afk/lurking> And we hadn't seen either BH or Giantess today, yet both were steaming nicely. :P
09:58:54 <kc (working)> ns
09:59:09 <kc (working)> i used my imagination, it was nice
09:59:14 <vw-afk/lurking> thanks kc. Haven't refreshed since we lost the picture.
09:59:45 <vw-afk/lurking> About 1610 MST
10:00:10 <cb> ahh i see the time on the static page! ty
10:00:15 <Graham> someone needs to go to the park to fix the cam now :)
10:00:35 <vw-afk/lurking> well, you haven't unpacked yet have you G?
10:00:45 <cb> It needs a whack w the pole! LOL
10:01:38 <Graham> yeah would be easy to go back ... will need to do laundry tho
10:02:37 <vw-afk/lurking> There is a Costco close to the road between the Boz airport and West....
10:03:06 <vw-afk/lurking> Just pick up a few of those mega packs of socks and you should be good to go!
10:03:52 <Graham> do they sell mega packs of extra extra thick winter socks?
10:04:07 <vw-afk/lurking> Yeap, here in MT they do!
10:04:26 <vw-afk/lurking> well... 6 pair to a pack?
10:06:50 <Kitt> Fluffy
10:07:03 <Kevin L> FYI OFCarolyn has BH 1640ns
10:07:05 <vw-afk/lurking> Good evening Kitt.
10:07:26 <Kevin L> Phffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft
10:07:48 <Kevin L> I guess I should red the log.
10:08:12 <Kevin L> Why does it pick a clear day to screw up?
10:09:15 <Kitt> Hello
10:09:47 <Graham> beautiful day :)
10:09:52 <Kitt> Noooo, you mean I can't see Bee because both cams are frozen?
10:10:14 <vw-afk/lurking> well... that and it went right after the camera's cut out.
10:10:38 <vw-afk/lurking> sorry about that.
10:10:45 <Kitt> Kitt is sad
10:10:53 <Kitt> Kitt is cranky
10:11:04 <vw-afk/lurking> Kitt is not alone.
10:11:06 <Kitt> Kitt wants Bee
10:12:06 <Kitt> Hey cb, I have a baseball bat. Would that fix it?
10:12:17 <Kevin L> How come the camera on the firetower that fell off its perch can still work and the two basin cams don't?
10:12:40 <ynpvisitor70> because it is indoors?
10:13:29 <Kitt> Have a nice day. Hopefully the cams work tomorrow.
10:13:56 <Kitt> I'm going to go sulk (since even this machine didn't change my name)
10:14:01 <Kitt> Bye
10:14:02 <Kevin L> That one is outside. Either that or it snows indoors up there.
10:24:09 <Graham> hum, not a good day here either, having to run disk recovery top get photos from my trip
10:24:37 <vw-afk/lurking> that doesn't sound good Graham.
10:29:08 <Graham> nope, opened disk and it had 48 pics and a folder i can't read
10:29:40 <vw-afk/lurking> not good.
10:30:10 <Graham> have to see how the recovery does
10:32:23 <vw-afk/lurking> livescope continues to not let me in, so I guess I am going to sign off for the evening.
10:32:28 <vw-afk/lurking> Give it another shot in the am.
10:32:55 <vw-afk/lurking> Have a great evening all. Good luck G. :S
10:33:08 <Kevin L> bye
10:33:14 <kc (working)> nite
10:33:39 <Graham> hum, time left for recovery 71582786 minutes ... not sure I can wait that long!
10:34:07 <Kevin L> Something for the grandchildren to look at?
10:34:27 <Graham> 136 years ...
10:35:01 <Graham> may be a while before i post them to FB
10:40:24 <Graham> that 136 years went rather quickly
10:43:39 <ynpvisitor70> .
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