Showing logs for date: 2012-12-26
00:57:42 <Kitt> Mornin all
00:57:55 <lc> morning KItt
00:57:58 <Kitt> brrr, looks cold there
00:58:10 <lc> you all have a good Christmas?
00:58:26 <Kitt> it is 9 degrees here
00:58:26 <lc> not as cold as yesterday
00:58:53 <Kitt> yes, and Bill is already at work
00:59:00 <Graham> happy Boxing Day
00:59:05 <lc> is he better
00:59:18 <lc> morning Graham
00:59:29 <Kitt> it dropped to zero at 10 pm last night
00:59:45 <Kitt> Bill is a little better
01:00:08 <lc> 4 at OF 0715.
01:01:08 <Kitt> we are overcast here
01:01:22 <Kitt> Hopefully mom gets home before the next storm starts
01:02:08 <Graham> it was 3 here at 8 last night
01:02:10 <lc> 40 here, 15-20 mph wind, feels about 25.
01:02:41 <Kitt> we only got about an inch of snow Christmas Eve at midnight
01:03:05 <lc> when does K go back to school?
01:03:50 <Kitt> good question, classes start the 9th
01:03:59 <Graham> so counts as a white Christmas Kitt and made everything pretty
01:04:05 <Kitt> but we are not exactly sure of the dorm opening date
01:04:53 <Kitt> yes it is very pretty here and the boys cleaned off all of the vehicles yesterday, but said there was ice under the snow
01:05:34 <Graham> that was nice of them
01:05:51 <Graham> we had to shovel the snow, 3" here but nice and flffy
01:05:52 <Kitt> yes it was
01:06:14 <Kitt> ours is fluffy too, but no wind so it is staying
01:07:18 <Kitt> did bee just splash?
01:09:43 <Graham> i se there was no gift from bee yesterday
01:10:07 <Graham> i will be getting rid of the snow tomorrow by flying away from it
01:10:19 <Kitt> I was afraid it would disappear
01:10:47 <Kitt> That is what Will gets for his bee guess the day before
01:12:51 <Graham> what time did he guess?
01:13:53 <Kitt> He thought that eruption was setting us up for a nice Christmas day eruption
01:14:19 <Kitt> I told him not to count his Beehives before they erupt
01:19:00 <Graham> ah
01:19:19 <Graham> but if he said it wasn't going ot erupt you would have liked his answer even less
01:20:11 <Kitt> it just seems like bee disappears for a while around Christmas
01:20:52 <Kitt> I don't know if it ony erupts once each 24 hours or so or what
01:21:30 <Kitt> I found it rather challenging to see when I was in Yellowstone
01:21:39 <lc> vw thought BH may have erupted early yesterday, just getting light.
01:21:58 <Kitt> that would make sense
01:22:23 <Kitt> so maybe it is still doing 2 a day?
01:22:24 <lc> I thought so, but I didn't see it.
01:23:06 <Kitt> Yellowstone is very beautiful in the winter, but it can also be very lonely
01:24:47 <Kitt> I still have a week and a half off from school, so Bill thought for sure I was going in
01:24:57 <Kitt> I told him I chose family this year
01:25:56 <lc> ma wants the computer, bbl.
01:26:11 <Kitt> bye, and hi ma
01:28:52 <Kitt> bbl, need to feed everyone
01:36:34 <ynpvisitor82> ..
01:43:35 <ynpvisitor82> .
02:12:05 <Dave from B> Morning, everyone
02:13:11 <Hawkeye> morning
02:32:13 <Dave from B> OF Geyser sign is getting shorter
03:00:31 <ynpvisitor1> G'Day Everyone
03:00:36 <ynpvisitor1> Happy Boxing Day
03:00:45 <ynpvisitor1> Hi Dave from B
03:01:23 <ynpvisitor87> I was going through my new Atlas of Yellowstone and for upper gb it says goggles spring near lion used to erupt to 100-200 feet. Is that true?
03:02:33 <Kevin L> It wouldn't surprise me.
03:04:44 <Dave from B> Morning, Kevin and Rich
03:05:05 <Kevin L> Hi Dave
03:06:21 <Dave from B> Morning, steve
03:06:44 <Kevin L> Not sure how much we will be able to see today.
03:07:50 <steve> Morning, Scott's book only lists North Goggles to about 50 feet. I haven't heard it goes higher, but it is a geyser so it can alway change
03:09:39 <ynpvisitor1> TScott v4 - Googles Spring - April 26 2002 burst to 30 feet hight, 2d. All other mentions of eruptions not more than 6 feet after 1983-1984 dormancy. no heights mentioned for earlier dates.
03:10:08 <ynpvisitor1> pg 44
03:10:23 <steve> Oops, sorry, I was thinking about North Goggles, but you were talking about Goggles. My bad
03:11:13 <steve> ynpvisitor1, Nice white on white with white this morning
03:12:01 <ynpvisitor1> np
03:14:04 <ynpvisitor87> They might mean n goggles of maybe lion, but i dont know how they would make that mistake with 3 universities working on it. Oh well, forgive and forget
03:15:16 <steve> And they are using recorded historical data that sometimes has errors also. Is that Depression?
03:15:52 <Kevin L> Nope.
03:16:37 <steve> ty
03:16:51 <Kevin L> And if you are out there and it goes when you are not expecting it, you will always think it went higher than it did.
03:17:52 <steve> Get three gazers together and ask the height of an eruption... no agreement
03:18:05 <steve> G
03:19:28 <Kevin L> That would even be true if they were using instruments to measure it!
03:25:44 <Kevin L> I am wondering if Daisy is ie. A cloud of steam just covered everything in that area.
03:26:32 <steve> It's not a good day for reading the steam clouds
03:27:21 <Will B> Good Morning
03:27:51 <steve> Moring
03:27:55 <steve> morning
03:28:03 <steve> Or some such spelling
03:28:03 <Kevin L> hi
03:29:51 <ynpvisitor1> With a little trig and a distance measurer, you could figure out the height.
03:30:07 <Kevin L> No report on last OF so I suppose I should keep a close eye on it.
03:30:20 <ynpvisitor1> Actually just a little algebra
03:30:42 <ynpvisitor1> a sq +b sq = c sq
03:31:04 <Kevin L> They used to have markers with a measured distance on the bw for some.
03:31:30 <steve> I say we build a scafold over BH and stand at the top holding a long tape measure
03:31:49 <ynpvisitor1> you volunteering, steve?
03:31:54 <steve> On a not so windy day
03:31:54 <ynpvisitor87> or grand
03:32:26 <steve> Yep, volunteering now, for the standing at the top, not the building
03:33:23 <ynpvisitor1> We need to measure the distance from the cam to each UGB geyser and then just measure the angle, then apply the trig. and we could do it from the cam.
03:34:02 <Kevin L> Attach a laser range finder to the cam!
03:34:44 <ynpvisitor1> We also need to know the angle from level of the cam.
03:39:43 <ynpvisitor1> OF 1039ie wc
03:39:45 <Kevin L> OF 1039
03:39:56 <ynpvisitor1> I defer
03:41:14 <Kevin L> Quick start.
03:42:57 <ynpvisitor87> What about tours where you get in a heat suit and run and jump into artemesia
03:44:39 <ynpvisitor1> lol
03:44:43 <steve> Nope, I'm not that much of a dare devil. Now I would take a trip in the insulated boat on Aritmesia or Grand Prismatic. If I knew then the last Artimesia eruption was that is.
03:46:05 <ynpvisitor87> Like that video of geyserlemer with the boat on morning glory
03:56:34 <Kevin L> Turban?
03:58:25 <af> hello
03:58:25 <ynpvisitor1> hi af
03:58:39 <af> rich?
03:59:14 <ynpvisitor1> yep
03:59:19 <ynpvisitor1> Happy Boxing Day
03:59:45 <af> hello ag
03:59:53 <AG> hello af, all.
04:01:56 <AG> looks like split cone erupted over night.
04:02:00 <ynpvisitor87> Ive got it. A rafting trip on the Firehole past the basins
04:05:34 <ynpvisitor1> I'm in for the rafting trip
04:05:44 <ynpvisitor1> Wonder if there are any 'rules' against it.
04:05:47 <AG> seconded.
04:06:03 <ynpvisitor1> Lauch at the bridge and float down to the lower basin.
04:06:13 <af> i'll just walk
04:06:23 <AG> Pretty sure you can't boat in the firehole at all. That's what I heard.
04:06:41 <ynpvisitor1> probably true
04:06:53 <Kevin L> Can't fish there unless you are a bear or an osprey.
04:07:20 <af> which none of us are
04:07:30 <AG> really? I've seen fishermen by Biscuit Basin.
04:07:43 <AG> within ten feet of Island Geyser.
04:08:02 <Kevin L> Youcan north of the road.
04:08:26 <AG> ok. gotcha.
04:11:27 <AG> I'm suspicious of the Groblong area right now.
04:12:28 <Kevin L> Hard to tell what or if anything is going.
04:13:05 <af> i am gonna head out
04:13:12 <AG> I thought I saw a column more to the right, like turban or Oblong.
04:13:17 <AG> but wasn't sure.
04:13:21 <AG> bye af.
04:13:33 <Kevin L> looks like some snow entering the scene also
04:17:43 <AG> thought I saw the bubblers for a moment there.
04:18:03 <ynpvisitor79> gazing from Boise
04:30:53 <ynpvisitor1> Dome still going or is it a new eruption?
04:31:42 <Kevin L> I am not sure.
04:32:20 <Kevin L> Been paying more attention to downbasin & BH area.
04:32:29 <ynpvisitor1> k
04:32:47 <lc> another Turban ?
04:32:56 <ynpvisitor1> I just took a quick look at VEC, OF 'side vent' visible
04:38:23 <AG> dome might be ie based on OF vec
04:40:21 <AG> bbl
04:53:01 <ynpvisitor1> /
05:07:45 <Kevin L> of 1207
05:08:33 <Dave from B> ..
05:08:40 <lc> lot of people
05:09:13 <Dave from B> Noon snowcoach?
05:09:24 <lc> ah
05:09:46 <lc> everybody have a good Christmas Dave?
05:09:50 <Kevin L> Big snowcoach.
05:09:57 <lc> g
05:10:09 <Dave from B> Yes they did, lc. How about you?
05:10:22 <ynpvisitor1> OF eruption snowcoach
05:10:51 <lc> yes, good food.
05:11:24 <lc> kids always have a good time.
05:12:13 <Dave from B> I agree about good food, lc....I'm afraid to step on the scale tomorrow
05:12:32 <lc> I know that feeling.
05:12:34 <Dave from B> It's nice to relax and play games with the kids
05:13:02 <Kevin L> We had a turkey raised just up the road from us. They guy raises and then smokes them for you.
05:13:15 <Dave from B> That sounds good, Kevin
05:13:43 <Kevin L> It was.
05:13:49 <ynpvisitor1> Dome ie
05:13:58 <Kevin L> Got some e times now. We are in a Grand window.
05:14:35 <lc> we will have one more get-to-gather with the 3 grand kids Jan 5, then Christmas will be over. finally.
05:15:12 <Hawkeye> we have 7 get togethers total, only 3 left
05:15:30 <Dave from B> My got the kids a ping pong table...that will probabl;y be tonight's project
05:15:32 <Hawkeye> the biggest one will be Sunday with probably about 60 people
05:15:35 <Hawkeye> oh fun
05:15:40 <lc> wow.
05:15:40 <Dave from B> My = We :P
05:15:41 <Hawkeye> my cousins got one a few years ago and love it
05:16:24 <Dave from B> Anything to try to get my son off the computer
05:18:52 <Hawkeye> understandable
05:22:26 <ynpvisitor1> Blow breaker works.
05:24:47 <Dave from B> Rich, I'll keep that in mind for the future
05:26:48 <ynpvisitor1> Doesn't work if the kid knows where the breaker box is. g
05:29:12 <Kevin L> Also doesn't work if the parent doesn't know where the breaker is.
05:29:56 <ynpvisitor1> lol
05:30:30 <ynpvisitor1> Look behind the painting in the garage.
05:30:31 <Dave from B> :)
05:33:44 <Kevin L> Lion 1233 ie
05:35:54 <Kevin L> I would guess this is initial.
05:36:34 <ynpvisitor1> loisb has been watching since 0704 and hasn't seen a Lion.
05:58:29 <ynpvisitor1> ground visible on both Mt. Washburn cams, so they must be working. g
05:58:55 <ynpvisitor1> Raining on the Space Needle in Seattle
06:02:19 <ynpvisitor1> Looks like Dome ie on VEC
06:06:02 <ynpvisitor1> Lion still cap vid posted to FB Yellowstone CamChat
06:28:52 <Kevin L> OF 1328
06:53:27 <ynpvisitor1> /
06:57:54 <ynpvisitor14> no Grand yet?
06:58:34 <lc> not that we have been able to see.
06:59:24 <Kevin L> Keeping an eye out
06:59:52 <ynpvisitor14> over 9 hours...
07:03:46 <ynpvisitor14> looks like Turban just happened, so maybe just a long interval...
07:04:50 <lc> it can go now, I'm going for some food.
07:21:54 <ynpvisitor1> It's getting dark in the basin
07:25:24 <ynpvisitor68> Happy 26th
07:27:03 <Dave from B> I wish I was 26 years old :D
07:29:07 <Dave from B> Hi, Kitt
07:29:09 <Kitt> Basin looks like Worland
07:29:18 <Kitt> light snow is falling again
07:29:55 <Kitt> Hello
07:30:07 <Kevin L> zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
07:30:47 <Kevin L> Trying to stay awake today.
07:30:50 <Dave from B> Kevin, how you feeling about a daylight BH today?
07:30:56 <Kitt> Is that Oblong
07:31:06 <Kevin L> I would love one Dave.
07:31:33 <Kitt> Do you know which button to push Dave?
07:31:40 <Kevin L> Not sure Kitt. In Grand & Daisy windows.
07:31:49 <Dave from B> Kevin's in charge today
07:32:07 <Kevin L> Could be Turban.
07:32:25 <Dave from B> Grand interval would be very long
07:32:56 <Kevin L> Haven't seen it yet
07:51:44 <Kevin L> OF 1451
07:51:50 <Kitt> fluffy
07:52:40 <Kevin L> Looks like Lion 1452
07:58:27 <Kevin L> T least GH is still working
08:10:04 <Will B> any more info on the F&M looking cloud from yesterday?
08:10:16 <ynpvisitor68> .
08:10:45 <Kevin L> Nope
08:16:26 <Kitt> people at bee
08:20:14 <Kitt> hmm, bee was teasing
08:20:27 <Kitt> take care, bbl
08:20:50 <Kevin L> bye
08:24:11 <ynpvisitor1> was that a 4 legger that went behind SC hill?
08:24:32 <ynpvisitor1> from left to right
08:33:58 <ynpvisitor1> Bison half way back to Spasmodic
08:47:42 <Dave from B> C'mon, BH
08:57:29 <ynpvisitor1> Lion 1557
08:57:40 <Dave from B> I'm going to be a nice guy and be your sacrifice today for BH. Have a good evening, everybody!!
08:58:13 <Kevin L> Bye Dave. See you Friday.
08:58:24 <lc> Dave, are you back at work?
08:59:18 <Dave from B> Yes, I am. Got up at 330 this morning in GF and drove to Blgs. Was at work by 830.
08:59:39 <Dave from B> Kevin...you taking a day off tomorrow?
08:59:53 <lc> LONG day, have a good night.
08:59:59 <Kevin L> Heading up to Rainbow Canyon.
09:00:21 <lc> did Lio erupt?
09:00:28 <lc> Lion
09:00:42 <Dave from B> Thanks, lc. Yes it was a long day.
09:01:15 <Kevin L> I didn't see it
09:01:18 <ynpvisitor1> I thought it did, but was probably a minor
09:01:50 <lc> ok #1, thats what I was thinking.
09:02:19 <ynpvisitor1> Was going good and strong and OF steamed over it and then Lion started to fade
09:02:37 <Kevin L> Cam moved and I didn't do it. I guess I am off for a while.
09:02:40 <ynpvisitor1> edited entry to reflect minor
09:03:17 <ynpvisitor1> Must be end of Lion series
09:03:30 <Kevin L> It could be.
09:03:45 <ynpvisitor1> Bison and People
09:05:08 <ynpvisitor1> spikes at LC
09:18:12 <Graham> hllo again, so no bug yet/?
09:18:31 <lc> not yet.
09:18:51 <Graham> ever the optimist
09:19:23 <Graham> maybe not enough people here?
09:19:50 <lc> OF 1618
09:21:19 <Graham> so i see SC was the geyser excitement
09:21:33 <lc> I don't know if OF was short or long
09:23:13 <Graham> last in daylight anyway. vec may post a prediction
09:26:23 <lc> VC prediction 1746, so a long.
09:29:36 <Graham> snow shoers coming in for the night
09:31:32 <Graham> hi K, how was Christmas at OF?
09:32:00 <lc> hey Kristine
09:32:08 <AG> hi kristine.
09:34:32 <Kristine> Evening. Christmas was good; not to terribly busy.
09:34:58 <Graham> full snow lodge tho i bet?
09:35:32 <Kristine> Yeah, I think we were full last night.
09:35:54 <Graham> when is your weekend?
09:36:09 <Graham> seen a lot of snowshoers coming in now
09:36:19 <Kristine> Friday/Saturday.
09:36:20 <Graham> Dome 1636ie
09:36:37 <Graham> hope you get out in the basin
09:37:20 <Kristine> I probably will. I had some pretty good geyser mojo last weekend.
09:37:39 <Graham> get BH going again!
09:37:50 <Graham> got to go tho, see ya
09:37:58 <Kristine> I can try :)
09:38:12 <Kristine> Later Graham
09:38:30 <lc> sure wish we could get some info on Depression
09:38:52 <ynpvisitor1> I'll add Plume to that request
09:39:48 <Kristine> I was out three days last week and I didn't see Depression once.
09:40:07 <Kristine> The only thing I got out of Plume was gurgling.
09:40:39 <lc> Pat logged a Depression with a ? today. only the 2nd one logged in about 10 days.
09:41:42 <Kristine> One day I was in sight of Depression for nearly 3 hours and saw nothing. Wonder what it's up to.
09:42:40 <lc> same here. sure hope its not back to 12/16 hr intervals.
09:44:18 <Kristine> Yeah, me too.
09:46:38 <Kevin L> Still no BH?
09:46:44 <Todd> Was that a dog sled?
09:47:21 <lc> I didn't see it.
09:47:26 <ynpvisitor1> 3 dogs anyway
09:47:32 <lc> no BH Kevin
09:47:37 <Todd> Went down the boardwalk to the left
09:47:59 <lc> missed them
09:48:47 <Todd> Looked like someone moving pretty quickly-maybe on skis with dogs pulling them
09:49:32 <ynpvisitor1> I just happen to have a capture. omp
09:49:53 <Todd> I figured someone would :)
09:51:08 <Todd> They went right thru that area
09:54:05 <ynpvisitor1> http://www.facebook.com/groups/yellowstonerocks/
09:54:29 <Todd> Thanks No.1
09:55:17 <ynpvisitor1> yw
10:23:46 <lc> not going to happen today.
10:24:08 <lc> have a good night everyone
10:34:50 <Todd> nite all