Showing logs for date: 2012-02-17
18:39:15 <ynpvisitor69> hallo....
00:12:04 <CC> morning
00:12:11 <Dave from B> Morning, CC
00:12:24 <CC> just you and me I see
00:12:59 <CC> waiting on OF
00:13:07 <Dave from B> Everybody else sleeping in this morning
00:13:25 <CC> lots of steam in the Giantess area
00:13:38 <CC> at least earlier
00:15:10 <Dave from B> GH has been an interesting place this week. Can't wait to see what happens near Lion
00:16:01 <Dave from B> Visibility could be off and on for the next week...light snow in the forecast most of the next 7 dyas
00:16:16 <CC> park really needs it
00:16:33 <CC> I worry about fires this summer
00:16:56 <CC> brb watch for OF
00:17:32 <Dave from B> Its been a mild winter for Blgs also. We haven't had a fire season for a few years.
00:17:35 <CC> back
00:17:49 <CC> realized I didn't have my phone
00:18:55 <CC> OF 7:18
00:43:19 <Dave from B> ..
00:44:11 <ynpvisitor77> Do the entries on Jake's web page usually come from the camera operator?
00:46:00 <Dave from B> Not always but many do
00:46:43 <ynpvisitor77> Thanks.
00:50:02 <ynpvisitor77> I use the two taller tree tops as a reference for Giantess location.
00:54:31 <Dave from B> 18 above at OF. Temps stayed steady last night.
00:56:03 <ynpvisitor77> Spring (and sream) is in the air.
01:02:23 <Dave from B> Morning, Kevin
01:03:31 <Dave from B> I enjoyed the conversation in yesterdays log about approaching gazers in the basin
01:04:30 <ynpvisitor93> ..
01:05:32 <ynpvisitor19> .
01:17:26 <Kevin L> Hi Dave. Late night last night. Catching up on chores so I will be lurking. That was interesting. The story I liked was the one lady who was talking about all the "homless" down by Morning Glory Pool.
01:18:13 <Dave from B> When you grab the wheel later I would like to talk about my experiences and how I've handled it.
01:18:48 <Kevin L> Sounds good. I should be back in about an hour or so.
01:40:59 <ynpvisitor93> ..
01:44:42 <ynpvisitor77> Sometimes there are bums (sore ones ) down at F&M. Patience is a virtue.
01:45:59 <ynpvisitor19> ....
01:47:21 <Dave from B> OF 846 ie
02:12:24 <Dave from B> Good Morning ,kc
02:19:50 <lc> good morning all
02:20:32 <ynpvisitor77> Morning.
02:20:58 <lc> looked like Riverside 0908ie
02:21:44 <kc (working)> mornin
02:23:21 <Dave from B> Morning everyone. Plume 922 ie
02:46:59 <ynpvisitor10> Castle 09:46 ie
03:26:03 <Af> Guess Its goning to be a mighty quiet day...
03:28:13 <Dave from B> Morning, Af. Still waiting for something to happen on GH
03:28:42 <Dave from B> Plume due in next 15-20 minutes
03:28:47 <Af> I'm waiting fot OF
03:33:30 <Af> Eh. Bye Dave?
03:33:57 <Dave from B> ... Still here
03:34:29 <Af> I'll leave you be, I guess your working
03:35:16 <Dave from B> I'm working but I can talk. I enjoyed your conversation yesterday about interacting with gazers
03:36:18 <Af> I just talk beucase usualy when I'm doing this I'm not doing anything else.
03:36:33 <Af> so when I don't I get bored but that's just the way it.
03:37:15 <Dave from B> I meant on the boardwalk asking questions of gazers
03:37:30 <Af> oh
03:38:03 <Af> AByway I have eyes on GH for you.
03:38:17 <Dave from B> Kevin, are you driving yet?
03:38:26 <Dave from B> Thanks, af
03:38:51 <Dave from B> I have 2 moontiors at work so it's easy to have streaming, chat page and static cams all open
03:39:00 <Dave from B> monitors
03:40:02 <Af> Lol mooniters. sorry dave I'm just crackin gup.
03:40:26 <Dave from B> I laughed when I saw that also
03:42:14 <Af> Long OF interval I wonder if we missed it.
03:43:21 <Dave from B> We must have.
03:43:48 <Dave from B> otherwise interval would be at 118 now
03:44:12 <Af> How would that be remotelly possible with OF all the statics and streaming have OF in them
03:44:49 <Dave from B> I don't always have my static open if I'm sending e-mails or have GT open
03:45:23 <Af> VEC predicted it 1038 +/- 10
03:45:52 <Af> 1138
03:46:07 <Af> we did miss it!
03:46:16 <Af> and the nps did not.
03:46:44 <Dave from B> I'm surprised its not on GT
03:47:05 <ynpvisitor51> Gotta love them Rangers.
03:47:57 <Af> Of course they let us use streaming, keep people in the park in line and help out with GOSA
03:49:38 <ynpvisitor51> But they don't like the homeless people having sleeping bags down at F&M.
03:50:24 <Af> I'd sleep there if I wa swaiting for F&M at night by taking shifts with some other gazer.
03:50:45 <Dave from B> Then they should enlarge the bathrooms down by F&M so we can sleep in there:)
03:51:31 <Af> Next trip i plan on doing an all nighter with my dad
03:53:08 <Dave from B> I usually spend a few hours in the dark on GH with my 13 year old daughter. It's fun listening to the geysers.
03:53:26 <Dave from B> She almost as "crazy" as I am
03:53:45 <Af> Hopefully seeing something cool like BH or Grand.
03:54:28 <Dave from B> We know we'll see Plume; always hope for BH. We try to pick out a time when BH is due
03:54:47 <Af> My yellowstone-craziness meter for yellowstone maxied and exploded on me.
03:55:17 <Dave from B> F&M is on top of my list, however. It has dictated the last couple of trips. Still looking for my first F&M.
03:55:56 <Af> I was only there for 5 days last year and almost saw F&M but it didn't quite go into lock
03:56:14 <Af> went back to GH and saw BH though :)
03:56:21 <Dave from B> brb - have to go get my lunch out of the freezer
03:57:04 <ynpvisitor51> Giant hot periods are interesting at night. You hear Feather splashing, instead of 30 gazers peeing their pants in anticipation.
03:59:28 <Dave from B> I would love to be in the cage during a hot period. The only Giant start I saw was from the Road Trail near the Daisy Junction. Didn't miss it by much.
04:00:03 <ynpvisitor93> Hahahahaaa good one.
04:00:16 <Af> the videos are amazing in and of themselves but seeing it right there must be otehrw orldly
04:01:33 <Dave from B> Nothing quite like a Giant shower. My last one was in 2007 or 2008. My daughter still talks about it.
04:02:05 <Af> never seen such a powerful geyser, largest I've seen is Grand.
04:03:55 <Af> Next trip I am deterninbed to see F&M
04:08:07 <Af> nor rain, nor tourists nor the cold, or even annyoing unlocks
04:08:16 <Af> will stop me
04:08:19 <ynpvisitor51> It was much easier 10 years ago. Main vent splashing was almost always resusting in an eruption.
04:09:16 <Dave from B> Just make sure you don't go in the spring when its flooded
04:09:37 <Af> In teh spring I'll be in school so summer's th eonly time
04:10:07 <Dave from B> Had to swtich our trip in 2011 from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Too much water that time of year in the firehole
04:10:12 <Af> In college and as in adult I will go in the winter
04:10:27 <Af> de vez en cuando
04:10:49 <Af> Bye Dvae perioids over I guess I'll be back later
04:14:54 <ynpvisitor51> Spring is good,You can spend time dodging Grizzlies while you wait for geysers.
04:15:56 <kc (working)> looks like oblong 1114ie
04:17:41 <Dave from B> Love Spring for wildlife viewing. Early June is best time to spot grizzlies in Lamar and Antelope Creek areas
04:20:07 <ynpvisitor51> Sometimes bears leave muddy footprints on the boardwalk near Grotto in April and May.
04:35:40 <Kevin L> Back for about 30 min Dave. Terri driving today.
04:36:45 <Dave from B> brb. have to pick a small order.
04:41:35 <Dave from B> Sounds like you have been busy today, Kevin
04:42:16 <Kevin L> Got a bunch of pen orders. Need to have one done by tomorrow.
04:42:21 <Dave from B> GH quiet today. A few Lion puffs earlier.
04:42:30 <Kevin L> Letting poor lathe motor cool right now.
04:42:36 <Dave from B> How long does it take to make a pen?
04:44:01 <Kevin L> It depends on the type. Usually between 1 to 4 hours. Some have very brittle blanks so you have to turn them very slow and shapren chisels a lot.
04:44:40 <Dave from B> How much can you sell them for?
04:45:49 <Dave from B> OF 1145 ie
04:45:58 <Kevin L> Anywhere from $10 to $100 for the ones I have. The most popular one I have is the .30 cal which I sell for $25 if using a standard blank
04:47:10 <Dave from B> Did you think your business would take off like it has?
04:52:46 <Kevin L> Not really. I did this mostly as a hobby. I wanted a lathe since I was in 8th grade, so now I can play a bit. What really surprised me is my wife took my case with about 25 pens with her to show them what I was doing and ended up with $200 worth of sales!
04:53:34 <Dave from B> Plume 1153
04:54:51 <Kevin L> Looks like we may be close to a Grand.
04:57:01 <Dave from B> VEC Predictions: Castle 2330, Grand 1400, Daisy 1400, Riverside 1700.
04:57:21 <Dave from B> Sure quiet on GH the past few hours
04:57:51 <Kevin L> Lion seems to be puffing but not much else.
04:59:05 <Dave from B> wb, lc
04:59:07 <lc> guess I didn't see Riverside a llittle after 9 this morning.
04:59:48 <Kevin L> Back to the shop.
05:00:05 <Dave from B> I'll text you if BH wakes
06:00:22 <ynpvisitor92> zzzzzzzzz...
06:03:03 <Dave from B> Wakeup 92
06:03:35 <Dave from B> Plume breaks the boredom soon
06:03:43 <ynpvisitor51> Tell that kid to stop climbing the tree. The camera is swaying.
06:03:51 <Dave from B> Grand is due
06:06:25 <Dave from B> I see some blue sky
06:11:01 <Dave from B> OF 1310 ie
06:12:37 <Kevin L> Plume 1312
06:21:56 <Af> HELLO
06:27:19 <Af> i'm stillii here
06:27:58 <Af> anyone?
06:28:12 <Dave from B> Hi, Af. Just back in the office
06:28:22 <Af> ohhhhhhh yeah
06:29:14 <Af> i'll leave you alone. watch the cams for eveyone occupied
06:29:46 <Dave from B> Fridays seem to always be quiet on this page
06:30:47 <Af> everyones thinking abot the weekend but for me i'm thinking about a week for presdits days
06:31:21 <Dave from B> Doing anything with your time off, Af?
06:32:13 <Af> segway trip in sf and star wars in theaters but nothing other than that
06:33:54 <Dave from B> Segway sounds like fun. I've always wanted to try.
06:33:55 <Af> sleeping in past 800 everyday as well
06:34:51 <Af> I wonder what it would be like with them in YNP on the old road
06:36:54 <Dave from B> Depends on who is driving
06:37:37 <Af> asuming the person can actually drive them
06:41:02 <Dave from B> Daisy 1340ie
06:41:54 <Af> Its in GT
06:42:05 <Af> Dave do you have a GT account?
06:42:55 <Dave from B> Yes
06:43:28 <Af> A gazer without one would be like UGB without Grand I guess
06:45:27 <Af> goo dlion steam on static
06:45:29 <Dave from B> Grand is at the end of its window unless we missed it
06:45:59 <Af> It sisn't unheard of to do that
06:46:21 <Af> bwcuase last sumemr I saw 2 eruptions both going out of thwe window
06:46:49 <kc (working)> typo on gt daisy report af
06:47:05 <Dave from B> Not fun if it happens when you're there. It's a long wait.
06:47:35 <Af> Thanks KC
06:47:47 <kc (working)> np
06:50:53 <Af> see you later BBL
06:51:17 <Dave from B> Bye, Af
06:57:43 <Dave from B> ..
07:23:20 <Dave from B> Little Cub 1422 ie
07:23:59 <Dave from B> or was I seeing things?
07:40:11 <Dave from B> Plume 14359 ie
07:41:09 <Dave from B> Each Plume interval a little longer today: 74, 77, 79, 87
07:41:22 <Dave from B> Correct Plume is 1439 ie
07:50:39 <Dave from B> OF 1450 ie
08:03:25 <kc (working)> Grand 1502ns
08:06:36 <Kevin L> Looked like Terri's shift was over, so I grabbed it for Grand.
08:07:30 <kc (working)> thx KL. good wind conditions to view it
08:08:23 <Kevin L> Nice water shots.
08:11:29 <Dave from B> Must have been a long interval for Grand
08:12:09 <Kevin L> Maybe we will get a 2nd burst.
08:13:44 <Kevin L> Then again, maybe not.
08:21:32 <Dave from B> Does daylight BH streak end today?
08:36:15 <Inez Austin> I see Little Cub, anything else from the group?
08:36:42 <Kevin L> Looking quiet.
08:37:36 <Inez Austin> I've been tabbing over all day and that is the most I've seen from them.
08:38:15 <Kevin L> Had a few good puffs from Lion. BH should be getting ready soon.
08:38:27 <kc (working)> downbasin steam i think
08:38:43 <Inez Austin> Could you back the camera off just a little so it includes NG? Thx
08:39:15 <Inez Austin> Ok, that had the wrong
08:39:35 <kc (working)> maybe obby idk
08:40:08 <Kevin L> Looks like Gary has it now.
08:45:44 <Dave from B> Have a great weekend everyone. Time to head out
08:46:06 <Kevin L> Have a good one.
08:46:11 <lc> later Dave
08:47:50 <Inez Austin> Looks like there is little or no interest in watching the Lion group, perhaps tomorrow.
08:48:20 <Kevin L> Oh well. Hopefully so.
08:58:43 <kc (working)> plume 15:57ie static
09:02:15 <lc> I see Riverside posted 1445ie, so maybe that was it at 0908ie.
09:04:22 <ynpvisitor93> you doubted yourself for a bit there LC
09:04:58 <lc> because of the VC prediction.
09:05:22 <Af> looks a fantastic afternoon in yellowstone right now.
09:05:31 <lc> Ii think they had it for 17 something.
09:06:04 <ynpvisitor93> good call
09:06:21 <lc> ty
09:09:09 <Af> Sooooo? Hi lc
09:09:37 <lc> hi af
09:13:09 <Af> really clear dya there
09:13:18 <Af> and OF at 1613
09:15:17 <Af> 2 min
09:16:45 <Af> long
09:23:44 <Af> Daisy 1623 ie
09:25:07 <Af> I am goning
09:41:42 <Kevin L> Not looking good for BH today.
09:50:21 <ynpvisitor93> .
10:30:37 <Kevin L> Depression 1730 ie
11:09:45 <Kevin L> BHI 1809
11:09:47 <Kevin L> ie
11:10:01 <Kevin L> Cam is downbasin.
11:10:19 <ynpvisitor49> Looked to be 1807 on static
11:11:21 <ynpvisitor49> ding
11:11:23 <ynpvisitor49> ding
11:11:24 <ynpvisitor49> ding
11:12:55 <ynpvisitor49> any chance of looking at the Hill?
11:13:16 <Kevin L> I may steal the cam.
11:13:49 <ynpvisitor49> Thank you!
11:14:02 <kc (working)> .
11:14:08 <Kevin L> Hope I didn't upset anyone.
11:14:31 <ynpvisitor93> doubt that!
11:15:30 <Kevin L> If so, they can have it in 3 minutes. ;)
11:19:15 <Kevin L> BH 1818
11:23:45 <lc> gtg, good night everyone.
11:23:55 <Kevin L> night
11:35:32 <kc (working)> nite