Showing logs for date: 2013-01-04
00:07:45 <vw> Good morning Dave
00:09:47 <Dave from B> ..
00:09:49 <Dave from B> Morning, vw
00:10:05 <Dave from B> Yeah....gas is finally below $3
00:11:42 <vw> I saw that. The day after I filled up the tank.
00:12:39 <vw> Most of the stations they talked about on the news were in Lockwood. Has the <$3 hit in-town stations now?
00:16:18 <vw> OF 0715
00:17:49 <lc> good morning vw, Dave
00:18:02 <vw> Good morning lc!
00:18:40 <vw> Kind of dark and a blurry picture this morning, but at least we can see an eruption!
00:18:44 <lc> funny, your gas just went below $3 and here it just back above $3.
00:19:17 <lc> went back above #3.
00:19:27 <vw> Any new state laws that went to effect on 1/1 that could account for the increase lc?
00:20:24 <lc> don't think so.
00:22:34 <lc> it was $2.899 here about a week ago, then jumped to $2.999, then $3.059.
00:23:00 <vw> I am just never quite sure how much the 'market' and 'supply and demand' work in the pricing schemes of gasoline.
00:23:57 <lc> oil has gone up some, don't know why.
00:24:46 <vw> Some of that could be seasonal as we get into the cold months when people back east are buying heating oil? Not something we have out here.
00:25:35 <lc> you heat with natural gas?
00:26:23 <vw> Yes. That is the most common source in this area.
00:26:52 <vw> Some electrical, but that is really expensive, and in some rural areas propane is common.
00:27:15 <vw> Something erupting on the hill. Lets hope Lion and not BH.
00:27:21 <lc> is Lion is back tere?
00:27:29 <lc> ie
00:27:51 <vw> I think so. 0727 ie ?
00:27:53 <lc> I think it is
00:28:26 <lc> 0727 when I first noticed it.
00:28:51 <lc> lucky to see it.
00:29:09 <vw> View sure didn't last long!
00:29:42 <lc> glad we at least caught it.
00:31:39 <lc> there it is again
00:32:11 <vw> At least we can confirm it was Lion.
00:36:29 <vw> I noticed many fewer visitors at OF yesterday. Now that the holidays are over, I suppose it is time to settle into the winter routine for visitors and lodging at OF.
00:37:32 <lc> that looks like Grand/Oblong area.
00:37:40 <vw> Bump on the left is Castle. Bump on the right Sawmill? Hard to tell about the latter.
00:37:54 <vw> yeah, just wondering that myself.
00:38:09 <vw> Need Dave to get out that multi-eruption calculator....
00:38:24 <Dave from B> vw, I have seen 3.019 in town
00:38:31 <Dave from B> Good morning, lc
00:39:00 <lc> looked like two on the right, then they merged, then another one.
00:39:03 <vw> Yes, Dave. That is what I paid Tuesday evening.
00:39:08 <lc> morning Dave
00:39:52 <lc> I think that last one is Daisy.
00:40:01 <Dave from B> multi-eruption calculator doesn't work when Grand throws in 10 hr intervals:(
00:41:11 <vw> At least one of those bumps is growing much bigger.
00:41:57 <vw> geyser prediction by bumps? Sounds like a new arm of the geyser gazer science like phrenology. :D
00:42:02 <Dave from B> 1755 sine last observed eruption...could be Grand
00:42:33 <Dave from B> :)
00:43:06 <vw> If Steve B. goes out on geyser predict tour, we should get an E time later today.
00:49:54 <vw> Pictures are a study in meteorology 101: You can see where the inversion layer is, and you can see how the denser and warmer steam is trying to push through it.
00:51:00 <vw> Bands of color in the sky just make it more interesting to watch...
00:51:12 <Dave from B> I'm glad we have someone to take over for Bob McGuire when he retires:)
00:51:33 <vw> I have been wondering about Bob. Sure gone a lot lately.
00:52:06 <Dave from B> I'm embarrassed to say I don't watch the local news much anymore. Get most of mine from paper and internet.
00:52:11 <vw> I liked Rob Griegs when he did the weather years and years ago. Glad to see him back. Reserving judgment on the new guy.. (Jeremy? can't remember his name).
00:52:38 <vw> I watch local news more for the sports video than anything. :D
00:53:03 <vw> There goes our view.
00:57:59 <Dave from B> 530 news is during dinner our taxi service and 1000 news, is well...WAY TOO LATE (zzzzzzzzzz)
01:05:49 <lc> something big now
01:06:07 <lc> that looks more like Grand
01:06:38 <vw> Camera aimed at the hill now. Only way I know is because I aimed it.
01:06:49 <vw> No view!
01:07:44 <lc> my mistake
01:07:45 <vw> Wide view now from Castle to Giantess.
01:09:17 <vw> Literally no way for you to know without reference points.
01:09:33 <lc> could be anything, even Sawmill.
01:09:57 <lc> gone now
01:10:02 <vw> Yeap. We could have Giantess hiding in there!
01:13:19 <Kitt> morning I think
01:13:24 <Kitt> tired
01:13:32 <vw> Good morning Kitt!
01:14:01 <vw> You deserve to go back to bed and snuggle under the blankets?
01:14:29 <Kitt> back didn't like bed
01:14:42 <Kitt> would like a good maseus
01:14:49 <vw> oh. Bummer.
01:14:59 <Dave from B> Morning, Kitt
01:15:09 <vw> Yeah, that would be nice Kitt.
01:15:38 <Kitt> hello Dave
01:15:39 <vw> A hot pounding shower will have to suffice?
01:16:07 <Kitt> hm, we have a water saver shower and they don't pound
01:16:29 <lc> morning Kitt
01:16:46 <vw> Some of the new ones are both savers and have pulsating settings. Work pretty good.
01:16:50 <Kitt> both Bill and Kevin asked if I got Bee yesterday
01:17:12 <Kitt> I finally told them no that I had put it in a special spot and couldn't find it
01:17:30 <vw> hehe
01:19:24 <Kitt> Thomas said we got to 23 yesterday lc
01:19:49 <Kitt> Guess I need to move the sensor off the front porch since it said 33
01:20:14 <Kitt> apparently to protected and gets reflection
01:21:00 <Kitt> so it was probably in the upper teens when I went out without gloves
01:21:23 <vw> One I have on the back porch always has a higher reading because the sun warms that area.
01:21:52 <vw> I wish those sensors could withstand real weather so they could be placed out in the open.
01:22:41 <Kitt> we are +2 right now
01:22:55 <lc> should be on north side in shade.
01:23:13 <vw> I haven't checked yet today. Was still dark in the kitchen when I got some coffee.
01:23:31 <vw> That is where the other sensor is lc!
01:24:22 <Kitt> nice steam from bee a moment ago
01:25:23 <Kitt> oops, sorry, I forgot I was on static
01:30:35 <Kitt> bbl, will hope for clearing steam clouds
01:31:04 <vw> Bye Kitt!
01:33:39 <vw> Not exactly lounging around conditions in the Basin. OF Ranger station at 0815: -16F, DP -21, RH 76% with winds ENE G01.
01:35:27 <vw> Looks to me like wind has picked up a bit since then, but doubt the temp has risen sufficiently to offset the effects on wind chill. Brrrrr.
01:39:12 <vw> Something with a big steam signature behind OF.
01:39:29 <lc> Lion I think
01:39:35 <vw> Time for Lion. 0839 ie
01:39:50 <Dave from B> If Lion, that would probably make last one an initial
01:40:10 <Dave from B> based on interval
01:40:38 <lc> I agree Dave.
01:43:50 <vw> Real potential for a beautiful OF eruption, if the steam doesn't overtake us.
01:45:08 <vw> Good morning kc!
01:45:34 <kc (working)> mornin
01:45:36 <vw> I am beginning to wonder if you are ever NOT working? :(
01:45:55 <Dave from B> Mornin, kc
01:46:07 <Dave from B> Maybe it is just his "cover".
01:46:55 <vw> But... like he says: computers break down any time, not just during normal working hours.
01:47:35 <Dave from B> very ture, vw...and people want it fixed right NOW!
01:48:13 <vw> True Dave. Too true.
01:49:22 <kc (working)> nice
01:49:22 <vw> OF 0848
01:50:00 <kc (working)> yep, off on weekends except we trade on-call schedule
01:50:28 <Dave from B> You might as well been a doctor with that schedule
01:52:19 <vw> Total white-out.
01:53:51 <vw> Hopefully this will clear soon. bbiab.
02:01:28 <vw> VEC called last OF a long. VEC OF prediction 1017
02:06:24 <vw> Good morning Hawkeye!
02:07:30 <Hawkeye> good morning
02:16:39 <ynpvisitor37> Aurum?
02:16:44 <vw> Lots of steam from Giantess area.
02:16:46 <Hawkeye> ..
02:17:07 <vw> Could be Aurum. Just no way to tell.
02:17:53 <Dave from B> seems too far right to be Aurum with current wind
02:17:55 <ynpvisitor76> That is a lot of steam
02:18:06 <Dave from B> but you never know in winter
02:19:42 <Dave from B> Wouldn't Giantess eruption cloud be a LOT taller?
02:20:04 <Dave from B> Lion 920?ie
02:20:22 <Dave from B> nope. LC?
02:20:31 <vw> Have to account for initial overflow, That could produce a lower level steam cloud.
02:20:49 <vw> I don't think Lion is going quite yet. May be trying though.
02:21:16 <vw> Ohhhh, for sound on the video...
02:23:18 <vw> IF Giantess were to erupt in these conditions, the amount of steam/fog we would get would obliterate our view of GH.
02:23:36 <lc> I think Giantess eruption would put steam out of the picture.
02:24:17 <lc> like vw said.
02:24:22 <vw> :)
02:24:56 <Dave from B> Still waiting to catch my first Giantess in person AND on the webcam.
02:25:14 <Dave from B> Beginning to wonder if it's even a geyser
02:25:38 <vw> Again.... something down basin.
02:25:43 <lc> I've seen it 3 times.
02:25:45 <vw> That is such a safe call.
02:26:42 <Dave from B> C'mon, vw...at least take a guess...just put 5 ? behind it:)
02:26:44 <vw> Dave, when the park is open, you can make it from Billings to OF and see secondary phases of Giantess and Vault actions. :)
02:26:46 <lc> never the start but got there within 5 to 15 min.
02:27:13 <vw> I have only seen starts on the cam.
02:27:28 <Dave from B> My entrie family has seen Giantess in person...even my in-laws :(
02:27:46 <lc> about 30 min in is the best part.
02:27:51 <vw> But not you? Oh no!!!!
02:27:55 <ynpvisitor76> You only had to get from the cabin last time lc! Very well placed in July 2010 wasn't it?
02:27:59 <Dave from B> I had to leave a day early during one OF trip....I was not happy to miss it
02:28:02 <vw> That is what I have heard lc.
02:28:26 <vw> I would love to feel early Vault thumps.
02:28:48 <Dave from B> Me, too vw
02:28:55 <lc> yes vw, I was in the cabin already had my back pac on, just ran out the door.
02:29:04 <vw> Cool!
02:29:49 <vw> I got to the Park the next morning after start on that 07/2010 eruption.
02:30:51 <vw> Cabins to Giantess at a trot is a short trip lc. :)
02:31:23 <lc> probably took me 5 min or less. g
02:32:09 <Dave from B> Can't wait until this year's first trip staying in Lodge cabins so Becca and I can sleep in our clothes and be ready to jump on our bike or in our shoes...Almost like going on a fire call
02:32:19 <ynpvisitor76> Start was 0713 and lc was there by 0720. Isn't that right lc? got everything except the initial thumps.
02:32:32 <vw> CC tells of standing right next to Giantess with a small group and M.A. was talking about Giantess, and whoop... there it was.
02:32:49 <vw> Not sure which eruption that was.
02:33:07 <lc> sounds about right 76
02:33:18 <ynpvisitor86> You haven't cleared this up yet?
02:33:32 <ynpvisitor76> Broom not working
02:33:34 <vw> It comes and goes 86.
02:33:44 <Dave from B> Thanks a lot, vw...now that song is going to be stuck in my head
02:33:55 <vw> Extension cord not long enough for mega-fans.
02:34:02 <vw> Good morning Kevin.
02:34:06 <vw> Lion ? 0934 ie
02:34:15 <vw> Timing right for Lion.
02:34:16 <lc> #76, you all plan to come back this summer?
02:34:26 <Kevin L> Morning. Didn't realize I was a number.
02:34:30 <lc> that looks like Lion.
02:34:36 <ynpvisitor37> Pump
02:34:50 <vw> Not Pump.
02:35:30 <Dave from B> Kevin, you were "86'd"
02:36:06 <Dave from B> Morning, Kevin
02:37:31 <Kevin L> Hi Dave.
02:37:38 <vw> I logged that Lion with a "?" although I am almost certain that was Lion.
02:39:20 <vw> Steam from Giantess area continues to grow. Lets hope we get a view of it sometime today.
02:39:20 <Dave from B> Kevin, I just heard game temps for Packers game are going to be in the teens
02:39:36 <Dave from B> Oops, sorry, vw...Packers-Vikings game
02:40:03 <vw> np Dave!
02:40:13 <vw> Teens are perfect football weather!
02:40:47 <Kevin L> Warm game then. Darn. I was hopong it would be cold.
02:41:18 <Dave from B> I do enjoy watching at least 1 NFL game each year when it's a blizzard.
02:41:21 <vw> Yeah, Lambeau just isn't lambeau unless the ground is a block of ice....
02:41:52 <Kevin L> Right.
02:42:27 <vw> Even I cringe when those guys land on that field and bounce.
02:43:10 <lc> taking a break, bbl.
02:43:13 <ynpvisitor37> Rich has added video captures to his website, Looks like he added loisb's vids also, She has several Giantess captures. http://donsplace.orgfree.com/ofcc2/
02:43:30 <Dave from B> bye, lc
02:43:52 <vw> Bye lc! Hope you are goin' fishing!
02:56:35 <Dave from B> ..
02:59:50 <vw> Another operator has the cam now, so I am going to head out.
02:59:57 <vw> Hope everybody has a wonderful day!
03:00:04 <Kevin L> Bye
03:00:12 <Hawkeye> you too. Bye vw
03:00:15 <Dave from B> Bye, vw
03:00:31 <Dave from B> Hi, Hawkeye...I was away when you snuck in
03:06:30 <Hawkeye> hello
03:06:47 <Hawkeye> thought it was clearing up a bit but now not as much..
03:07:47 <Dave from B> 13 degree warmup from 0815 to 0915. Now is -3F
03:08:39 <Hawkeye> that's a fast change
03:10:53 <lc (bbl)> Riverside 1009 ie
03:12:07 <Hawkeye> I'm excited, it's supposed to be above freezing today
03:16:12 <Dave from B> OF 1015
03:24:46 <Dave from B> Good morning, missouri
03:25:08 <missouri> Good morning. Just read the log. See we are wishing on Giantess today.
03:25:48 <Dave from B> It really pumps out the steam on cold winter days...it leads us to dreaming
03:25:56 <missouri> :)
03:26:32 <missouri> Its been a long dry spell.
03:30:52 <ynpvisitor53> Lion 1030ie
03:32:37 <Dave from B> Morning, Will
03:33:05 <Will B> morning
03:42:58 <ynpvisitor25> the last OF is not posted
03:44:27 <ynpvisitor25> no predictions on Grand or Castle from VC
03:44:41 <ynpvisitor25> Daisy is 1300 and Riverside is 1130
03:46:38 <Dave from B> Thanks, 25
03:54:02 <Dave from B> What happenend?
03:57:34 <Dave from B> VEC static have clear view but other 2 cameras were super steamy
04:02:51 <ynpvisitor25> often happens to the area as temps rise,right?
04:10:37 <ynpvisitor21> ..
04:17:14 <ynpvisitor18> tricky, bee making shadows
04:18:05 <Will B> current time code survey is at 24-13 in favor of adding a code
04:25:18 <Will B> thanks lc for putting my lion time in
04:25:56 <lc> yw
04:28:47 <ynpvisitor45> hi
04:36:04 <ynpvisitor32> lion 1136
04:47:12 <Dave from B> OF 1147ns
05:00:16 <af> hello
05:00:28 <Dave from B> Morning, af
05:02:58 <Will B> where are we looking? im having a brain cramp
05:03:15 <Will B> ah
05:05:28 <lc> going for walk.
05:05:47 <Dave from B> 3 days in a row, lc?
05:06:18 <lc (walking)> it is almost 43 here. g
05:06:32 <lc (walking)> bbl
05:07:48 <Dave from B> Almost shorts weather
05:16:56 <Dave from B> Nice Lion series today
05:17:08 <Dave from B> Looks like 5 so far
05:29:36 <ynpvisitor37> .
05:30:00 <Dave from B> something at Groblong
05:30:06 <Dave from B> 1229ie
05:31:50 <ynpvisitor37> Nice heigth.
05:32:29 <ynpvisitor37> Is there snow fall under the steam columns?
05:32:43 <Will B> no
05:33:22 <ynpvisitor37> shucks
05:33:47 <ynpvisitor37> thank you
06:06:59 <kc (working)> daisy?
06:07:08 <Will B> looks like it
06:16:18 <kc (working)> OF 13:16ns
06:16:24 <Will B> OF 1316
06:16:37 <Will B> that was start kc
06:16:52 <kc (working)> havent clocked my delay yet today
06:17:16 <Will B> ah i see
06:32:06 <ynpvisitor37> Anyone watching BH on static?
06:32:36 <Will B> yes
06:32:52 <Dave from B> mine's also up
06:33:00 <ynpvisitor37> looked like a good splash
06:33:21 <Graham> hello
06:33:22 <Will B> G!
06:33:41 <Graham> waiting for Giantess?
06:34:05 <ynpvisitor66> watching from the bus G?
06:34:16 <Graham> no, in ny
06:34:29 <Graham> i can't watch on the bus, makes me sick
06:34:42 <Graham> bus was 15min early
06:34:45 <ynpvisitor66> so you are in NYC?
06:34:57 <ynpvisitor66> nice, hope the bus went well.
06:35:03 <Graham> yes, in my hotel
06:35:18 <ynpvisitor66> what time is the opera?
06:35:23 <Graham> 250 miles, 4h15m, $1.25
06:35:35 <ynpvisitor66> that blows my mind, that rate
06:36:12 <Dave from B> Cheaper than a cup of coffee?
06:36:16 <Dave from B> Hi, Graham
06:36:28 <Graham> going to cost me more to get home tho, $25 because I rebooked so i can see the Redskins win :)
06:36:49 <ynpvisitor66> well, money isn't everything...GO REDSKINS...
06:37:03 <Dave from B> 66 and Graham:P
06:37:03 <Graham> cost me more to get from work to the station in DC than it cost to get from DC to NY
06:37:19 <Dave from B> GO SEAHAWKS
06:37:20 <ynpvisitor66> well, just feel lucky that rate exists...
06:37:29 <ynpvisitor66> GO REDSKINS...
06:37:38 <ynpvisitor66> sorry Dave, the Hawks are going down...
06:37:44 <Graham> hey Dave, I did see a Seahawks fan in DC, just 1 tho
06:38:03 <Graham> TV station was trying to fins a hawks hang out in DC but there aren't any!
06:38:32 <Dave from B> You didn't save any tickets for visiting fans?
06:38:36 <Graham> I gather there are standing room tickets for $150
06:39:06 <Graham> i think you meant "v isiting fan" singular Dave
06:40:28 <Graham> lovely day in the basin
06:44:03 <Dave from B> wb, Kevin
06:44:24 <Graham> hey 66 - looks like my magic powers are going to kick in soon ... http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/yellowstone-national-park-wy/82190/january-weather/2258450
06:44:24 <Dave from B> It was a foggy morning...best visibility of the day
06:44:39 <Kevin L> I see you held BH for me. Was out eating Belly Bomber.
06:45:06 <Graham> ready for a nap now Kevin?
06:45:33 <Dave from B> I hope we didn't miss it in the fog this morning
06:46:08 <Kevin L> That will probably put me to sleep for sure.
06:47:49 <Will B> I dont know how twitter really works but I set up an account for the geyser alerts
06:47:57 <Will B> @YNPGeyserAlerts
06:57:17 <Kevin L> Aurum?
06:57:27 <Will B> MAUREEN!!!
06:57:54 <Maureen> hey all. I am 66 still at work...came home for late lunch.
06:58:17 <Maureen> Glad your superpowers will kick in G...can you help at all with the temps while you are at it?
06:58:19 <Dave from B> I was going to ask if 66 was you...wb, Maureen
06:58:33 <Maureen> The snow forecast is good, all temps below 20 though. boo
06:58:34 <Kevin L> Couldn't tell for sure but it did look like it.
06:58:57 <Dave from B> Not paying close attention. I'm knee deep doing end of year payroll reports:P
06:59:22 <Will B> yuck
06:59:38 <Graham> couple of foot of snow in the forecast when i am there, i am sure that will bring warmer weather with it
06:59:44 <Kevin L> Isn't it fun to be rich Dave?
07:05:20 <Maureen> payroll reports, alas, does not make one rich...if only
07:05:54 <Maureen> G, what time is the opera?
07:06:14 <Maureen> I did not realize feet of snow were predicted for when you were there either.
07:06:23 <Maureen> are there...
07:06:33 <Kevin L> Yes but there is a group that thinks if you own a business you are rich.
07:06:36 <Maureen> let's not have the vacation over already...
07:06:51 <Dave from B> I will be a happy camper when I retire. Hard to keep 7 employees happy and 3 vehicles running
07:06:54 <Maureen> those folks do not own businesses Kevin!
07:07:09 <Maureen> what is your business Dave?
07:07:18 <Kevin L> You are not lying. The business owner is always the last to be paid.
07:07:37 <Maureen> we had a LOT of those years Kevin...
07:07:52 <Dave from B> I own a mostly wholesale seafood business
07:07:53 <Maureen> now thankfully things are good and we pay the govt a lot of taxes
07:08:01 <Dave from B> 35 years in the family as of 2013
07:08:20 <Dave from B> My father started the company in May 1978
07:08:25 <Maureen> wow
07:08:32 <Maureen> that is a long standing business.
07:08:41 <Graham> opera is at 7:30
07:08:51 <Kevin L> I wish it was closer.
07:09:00 <Maureen> snazzy dinner first, G?
07:09:09 <Kevin L> I would be a regular customer.
07:09:19 <Dave from B> Largest seafood distributor between Seattle-Minneapolis-Denver-Salt Lake
07:09:45 <Graham> no but i will get something from a small ethnic restaurant on 9th ave, Thai, Indian, Afghan, ...
07:09:51 <Maureen> so are you constantly meeting planes Dave?
07:10:18 <Maureen> sounds yummy G>
07:10:23 <Dave from B> Here's my only plug: We can UPS to people in MT and surrounding states
07:10:45 <Dave from B> Maureeen, we are at the airport about 10 times/week
07:11:41 <Kevin L> How heavy are your normal shipments Dave?
07:12:03 <Maureen> wow Dave, that is a lot
07:12:20 <Maureen> and you run a local storefront?
07:12:51 <Maureen> I was hoping I would luck out with Grand again,
07:12:57 <Graham> 21st shows 9" 24th shows a foot
07:13:00 <Maureen> Where did you ski yesterday, Will?
07:13:13 <Dave from B> Air shipments (fresh) are usually 100-200# except during Alaskan salmon and halibut seasons when they approach 1000 each
07:13:16 <Maureen> wow G, that is a lot of snow...I will have to check.
07:13:39 <Maureen> then you supply grocery stores?
07:14:02 <Dave from B> Maureen...no official storefront, but we do allow walk-ins at our office.
07:14:04 <Graham> 4# on 20th
07:14:08 <Graham> 4"
07:14:41 <Dave from B> We supply smaller distributors, some grocery stores and many restaurants in Montana and Wyoming
07:14:58 <Graham> 6" ON 22
07:15:07 <Dave from B> Closest to you would be Bozeman and Big Sky area
07:15:21 <Dave from B> Graham, you better take your snowshoes
07:15:21 <Graham> may need snowshoes if the forecast turns out to be right, but what are the odds of that? haha
07:15:34 <Dave from B> :)
07:15:44 <Maureen> I hear you G...better for the forecast to say none...
07:15:58 <Maureen> So no to groceries, or some groceries?
07:16:04 <Maureen> stores...
07:16:07 <Graham> can rent them from snow lodge - only rented them for 2 days out of 6 weeks so far
07:16:18 <Maureen> when you say Bozo and Big Sky, in grocery stores there?
07:17:00 <Dave from B> We sell to Town and Country's and Heeb's in Bozeman
07:17:37 <Graham> Maureen will be your WYS disributor Dave :)
07:18:04 <Maureen> Both good stores...what about Big Sky...
07:18:20 <Maureen> and G, you might consider skis too, instead of snow shoes.
07:18:26 <Dave from B> Oops, almost forgot...The Hungry Moose in Big Sky
07:18:47 <Graham> i have not figured out how to ski yet, maybe get a lesson there?
07:19:00 <Dave from B> I would love to find someone to deliver to Jackson area
07:19:03 <Maureen> so do your trucks deliver to them? heebs and such?
07:19:19 <Kevin L> I fall down a lot in snow & ice.
07:19:41 <Maureen> if you can walk you can ski
07:19:48 <Graham> thanks for reminding me to not have Kevin as an instructor :)
07:19:58 <Maureen> just a little quicker way to get about than snowshoeing at times.
07:20:28 <Maureen> did you bring your laptop or are you texting all this on your phone>
07:20:29 <Dave from B> Yes, Maureen our truck goes to Bozeman on Tues and Fri. We UPS to Big Sky area
07:20:31 <Maureen> ?
07:20:40 <Graham> thats what they said about snowshoes and i still fell once .... don't try to take a step backwards!
07:21:01 <Maureen> i think skiing is more natural
07:21:04 <Maureen> easier
07:21:11 <Maureen> or I would not have suggested it, he he
07:21:35 <Graham> on the laptop, chat page doesn't work very well on my phone
07:21:42 <Graham> i am not a good texter
07:21:53 <Dave from B> Graham, please don't ski near BH
07:22:05 <Maureen> he won"t
07:22:30 <Maureen> yak traxs best at BH
07:22:47 <Maureen> or the bum slide....
07:22:52 <Maureen> that works too
07:22:58 <Graham> i have watched ppl ski at BH, not too easy. of course thats true in a bunch of places on th BW
07:23:25 <Will B> yack tracks are awesome i use them for running in the snow
07:24:01 <Maureen> i skied to Grand once in mid eruption, it was an adventure for sure.
07:24:45 <Maureen> YTG posted that Grand was ie around 1230 yesterday...they must have just been looking down basin
07:24:53 <Maureen> as Grand was not until 1346...he he
07:25:10 <Maureen> those steam clouds can get yo in winter.
07:25:15 <Maureen> yo=you
07:29:13 <Graham> did SC clear its runoff?
07:33:03 <Graham> Castle
07:36:10 <Maureen> nice day there.
07:36:17 <Maureen> plume
07:36:22 <kc (working)> nice
07:36:26 <Graham> yeah
07:36:28 <Maureen> was that plume?
07:36:35 <Maureen> tune in...
07:36:36 <Graham> 1436
07:36:45 <Maureen> close up please
07:36:54 <Maureen> there it is again...
07:36:59 <Maureen> who is on cam???
07:37:21 <Graham> 4
07:37:25 <Graham> 5
07:37:35 <Dave from B> Yippee!!!!!!!!!
07:37:35 <Kevin L> Don't think cam op is on the page.
07:37:41 <Graham> 6
07:37:42 <Maureen> bummer
07:37:55 <Maureen> aren't they supposed to be looking?
07:37:56 <Graham> 7
07:38:15 <Graham> 8
07:38:16 <Maureen> drat
07:38:31 <Graham> 9
07:38:52 <Graham> 10
07:39:09 <Graham> 11
07:39:32 <Graham> 12
07:39:40 <Maureen> do you think G? You were one ahead of me this whole time...
07:40:04 <Maureen> very fun though, so glad we caught it.
07:40:09 <Graham> fluffy 1440
07:40:30 <Maureen> nice of OF to wait!!
07:40:38 <Maureen> AG will be bummed he missed it.
07:40:50 <Graham> thought i had the count right, have to get someone running captures to tell us
07:41:57 <Maureen> I was busy trying to get the cam there...I forget they are not always on chat, the operators...
07:42:11 <Maureen> begging for it to move, I mean.
07:42:28 <Maureen> fun, fun, PLUME!! And lost of bursts, maybe 12!
07:42:49 <Maureen> lazy, what number are you today? Did you catch the burst count?
07:42:56 <Dave from B> Hopefully, that was the first of the day
07:43:04 <Graham> sometimes when I put the cam on wide view its because I am getting food or other things, we don't have to sit watching every second, union rules give us breaks :)
07:43:24 <Maureen> NO BREAKS ALLOWED
07:43:25 <Maureen> he he
07:43:33 <Kevin L> I see Pat S logged the Aurum I thought I saw, so it must have been it.
07:43:38 <Maureen> I just know I have sat here many times trying to will it to move...
07:43:58 <Kevin L> I have been known to go to sleep at least once....
07:44:09 <Maureen> Kevin!
07:44:13 <Maureen> too funny
07:44:29 <Maureen> well back to work. Hope the opera is fabulous G.
07:44:39 <Maureen> So glad Plume showed...
07:44:42 <Graham> thanks Maureen
07:44:56 <Graham> maybe get another one if its in-series again?
07:44:59 <Kevin L> Plume and Aurm. A successful day anyway.
07:45:28 <Maureen> maybe they will do close up on Castle too now...not sure what they are thinking....??
07:45:42 <Maureen> why not pan in? Seems odd. oh well, back to work.
07:47:28 <Graham> Maureen just left too early, Castle water visible zoomed in now
08:07:03 <Maureen> back at work
08:07:29 <Maureen> it is 16 out, so yeah, we got higher than 15!!!
08:07:39 <Maureen> very nice out in the sun.
08:21:37 <ynpvisitor37> ,
08:24:42 <Dave from B> ..
08:24:49 <Dave from B> wb, lc and Maureen
08:25:05 <lc> thanks
08:25:23 <lc> see Plume went
08:25:33 <lc> glad to see that.
08:25:48 <lc> over 6 miles today
08:25:54 <Dave from B> Hope to see another today
08:26:11 <Dave from B> Wow! That's a long one today
08:26:53 <lc> walked to wal-mart.
08:27:43 <Dave from B> And, carried things back home?
08:28:29 <lc> no, ma and the G'kids were there and I just put my beer in her car. g
08:29:00 <Dave from B> What kind do you drink?
08:29:07 <lc> over 6 miles round-trip.
08:32:41 <lc> milwaukee's best light
08:33:25 <kc (working)> eek
08:33:52 <lc> takes some getting use to. g
08:34:28 <ynpvisitor37> Looks like snow men in front of the boardwalk on OF Inn end
08:34:28 <lc> I get that a lot kc
08:34:34 <Dave from B> We'll have to make time for one if we bump into each other at OF this year
08:34:38 <Kevin L> I drink the root kind.
08:35:01 <kc (working)> ill bet, and light to boot!
08:35:19 <lc> Dave, you will be in the cabins late June, right?
08:35:21 <Kevin L> Diet for sure.
08:35:45 <Dave from B> Yes, as long as soccer schedule cooperates
08:35:56 <Dave from B> Should know by Feb 15
08:36:28 <lc> we'll have a beer at OF at sun set.
08:36:32 <kc (working)> h. weinards is great, root beer. actually the private reserve beer is pretty good too
08:37:16 <Dave from B> With just Becca, if it is light out we will be on the bw. Hope to do a dark BH also
08:37:18 <lc> drank bud for many years.
08:38:37 <kc (working)> i like molson canadian, not sucj a faux pas in golden since they bought coors
08:38:37 <lc> I like to watch OF around sun set if nothing else is going on.
08:38:42 <kc (working)> *such
08:40:05 <kc (working)> and miller bought molson, its all politics now. even the good micros are getting bought up by bug companies
08:40:12 <kc (working)> *big
08:40:24 <kc (working)> must have bh on my mind
08:40:54 <Dave from B> very true, kc.
08:41:22 <AG> Dave from B you'll have to fogive me, I will not be present this weekend to help the inevitable clash between Hawk fans and Skins.
08:41:48 <Dave from B> Ag, thanks a lot:)
08:42:04 <Graham> :)
08:42:07 <Dave from B> I'm not sure if I will be here to banter with Graham, either
08:42:23 <Graham> you all quitting already?
08:43:12 <AG> No Graham, i'm just relaxing because I already know who's coming out on top. namely us.
08:43:40 <Dave from B> I'm not quitting. I don't want to say something I might regret:)
09:02:18 <Dave from B> Speaking of quitting...it's time to go home. Have a great evening, everyone!!
09:02:29 <AG> bye Dave!
09:02:30 <Graham> headed out to eat, see you tomorrow
09:02:34 <Maureen> bye Dave.
09:02:41 <Maureen> bye Graham.
09:02:42 <AG> Bye Graham.
09:02:44 <kc (working)> cya Dave, and Graham
09:02:44 <Dave from B> Watch for plume around 1620 or so
09:02:54 <Graham> bye all
09:07:43 <ynpvisitor37> Riverside 1607 ie
09:10:30 <kc (working)> OF 16:ie vec
09:10:34 <kc (working)> 16:11ie
09:14:07 <kc (working)> short maybe?
09:15:01 <kc (working)> guess not, vec pred. 17:37
09:16:28 <ynpvisitor37> Daisy?
09:19:46 <lc> got to get some food. bbl.
09:29:59 <kc (working)> oblong?
09:44:25 <ynpvisitor67> is that dome or giantess steaming?
09:44:47 <Will B> Giantess but it's not erupting
09:45:04 <ynpvisitor37> Dome is just visible on the very right of the streaming cam
09:50:13 <ynpvisitor67> While Im on the subject can someone tell me what a geyser hill wave is
09:50:48 <Will B> some people think it is a myth others think it is a fact
09:50:51 <ynpvisitor37> It may or may not exist. g
09:51:12 <Will B> the basic idea is how energy shifts within the hill
09:51:40 <ynpvisitor67> so its exchange of funtion
09:51:51 <Will B> in a way but not exactly
09:51:55 <lc> something about the energy moving from one side of the hill to the other, or something like that.
09:52:02 <kc (working)> supposed simultaneous shortening of intervals i think
09:52:33 <ynpvisitor67> Like a disturbance at norris?
09:52:51 <Will B> no
09:53:02 <Will B> wait maybe yes
09:54:19 <ynpvisitor37> Isn't there correlating data for a 'disturbance' like the water temp rising?
09:54:43 <Will B> no the only way is for eruption times
09:55:16 <Will B> the temp for each eruption changes for the loggers because the weather is different every day
09:55:51 <Will B> cyote
09:55:54 <Will B> .
09:55:54 <Will B> .
09:55:58 <ynpvisitor37> coyote
09:56:18 <ynpvisitor37> benches on streaming cam right corner
09:56:23 <Will B> i need to run bbl
09:56:34 <ynpvisitor37> coming back center
09:56:46 <ynpvisitor37> headed off cam left
09:57:12 <ynpvisitor37> touron following along.
09:57:27 <ynpvisitor37> off ccam
09:58:16 <kc (working)> ghw is weekly, and includes longer and shorter intervals, had to read up on it in tsb
10:03:07 <kcmule> they also occur in the summer when we zoom in to bh benches and someone tells them they are on cam :)
10:06:09 <ynpvisitor37> lol
10:13:08 <Will B> .
10:19:59 <ynpvisitor71> Beehive splashes at all?
10:20:30 <lc> not much that I have seen
10:20:55 <ynpvisitor37> pretty constant steaming is all
10:22:25 <ynpvisitor37> ,
10:37:21 <lc> one more day without BH....
10:37:49 <ynpvisitor71> another day over in wonderland.
10:38:06 <ynpvisitor71> one last OF
10:38:12 <lc> OF 1738
10:38:26 <kcmule> nice
10:38:53 <ynpvisitor71> how nice to catch OF before darkness
10:40:14 <lc> good night everyone.
10:40:29 <kcmule> nite lc
10:40:29 <Kevin L> bye
10:46:27 <ynpvisitor18> one day closer to spring. :)