Showing logs for date: 2013-08-05
17:32:39 <Micah> Grand erupted at 2257, was a T1Q, had to endure a Rift delay, but made it through. Window opens at 0557, good luck Cam watchers.
17:32:56 <Micah> excuse me, the time was 2357, not 22.
17:35:34 <Micah> Lets try this one more time. Grand was at 2355. 2-3-5-5.
23:02:27 <ynpvisitor98> OF 0602ie
00:08:06 <Micah> Castle was 0700 via frs.
00:16:36 <ynpvisitor5> BHI
00:22:55 <ynpvisitor4> I spy Lion
00:34:21 <lc> OF 0734
01:09:05 <Dave from B> Daisy 0808ie
01:09:10 <Dave from B> Good morning, Everyone!
01:15:30 <Dave from B> Lion 0815ie
01:16:06 <Dave from B> Morning, Jenna
01:16:15 <Jenna> Good morning Dave! welcome back to the page
01:16:26 <Dave from B> Glad to be back
01:16:35 <Jenna> How was your trip?
01:17:34 <Dave from B> It was a blast...Highlight was the F&M&MT Trifecta
01:17:55 <Dave from B> Snake River Float was also incredible
01:18:23 <Jenna> I have heard great things about the float trips
01:18:38 <Jenna> so happy you got the trifecta! I know your luck wasn't as good at the beginning of the trip.
01:20:34 <Dave from B> Yes, when you can only gaze for a few hours each day it is hard
01:21:09 <Dave from B> But, party had a great time catching, Trifecta, Great Ftn, Fountain, Grand twice, Daisy, Black Sand Pool, Riverside
01:21:32 <Jenna> good!
01:21:40 <Jenna> Grand is always an impressive one
01:21:56 <Dave from B> Second Grand was a 3 burster!
01:22:01 <Jenna> I'm sure they caught more because you were along
01:22:04 <Jenna> oh wow! how fun!
01:23:07 <Dave from B> When people cry when you end a trip you know you have touched people. Numerous times they said, Can't believe we have seen so much
01:24:39 <Jenna> that's great!
01:25:18 <Jenna> I'm sure a lot of people miss seeing some great things because they go without knowing a thing
01:25:51 <Jenna> How was your stay at Togwotee?
01:27:03 <Dave from B> Togwotee area was great. I forgot how beautiful and tall Tetons look from there, especailly at sumset
01:27:23 <Dave from B> Brooks Lake is nice...I would recommend checking it out next time your in the area.
01:28:09 <Jenna> We stopped there last August, it is a great, quiet area
01:32:20 <Dave from B> Morning, kc
01:32:43 <kc (working)> mornin
01:33:02 <lc> hey Dave
01:33:08 <lc> welcome back
01:33:26 <Dave from B> Thanks
01:33:39 <lc> was just reading the log, sounds like you all had a great trip.
01:34:09 <lc> you got the trifecta?
01:36:30 <Janet> Hi all - Dave, your trip sounds wonderful.
01:36:47 <Jenna> .
01:36:49 <lc> morning Janet
01:36:59 <Janet> Good morning. :)
01:44:14 <Dave from B> lc, sorry was on the phone. Yes, we had a lot of fun
01:44:41 <Dave from B> We saw 20 minutes of the trifectsa about 30 minutesi nto the eruption. It was beautiful
01:44:51 <Dave from B> Morning, Janet
01:45:04 <Janet> So you WALKED UP on a trifecta? How amazing!
01:45:09 <Dave from B> I forgot how beautiful the rest of Yellowstone is.
01:45:19 <lc> thats great
01:45:32 <lc> but no BH?
01:45:41 <Janet> I really enjoyed our vacation where we explored areas we hadn't been to in awhile.
01:45:45 <Dave from B> Actually, we were headed to the northern part of the park and I told Becca to call out on the radio and ask for a Fountain update
01:46:02 <Janet> It is so vast and has so much to offer.
01:46:23 <Dave from B> We saw an osprey nest in the Canyon and watched them thru a scope for almost an hour.
01:46:32 <Janet> Grand!
01:46:37 <ynpvisitor1> Grand 0846ie
01:46:39 <Janet> 0846
01:46:43 <Dave from B> We saw a osprey go totally underwater fishing. He came up empty
01:47:01 <Janet> I think ns more than ie
01:47:17 <Janet> Fun!
01:48:17 <Janet> I've seen osprey in so many more different areas of the park - they say there are hardly any nests around the lake, so I'm guessing they all just shifted.
01:48:34 <ynpvisitor1> exxxccccuuuuuusssseeeee meeee!
01:48:35 <Janet> Even saw one at Sylvan Lake this spring.
01:48:49 <Janet> I can type and watch. :)
01:49:32 <Dave from B> I have a Grand question
01:49:58 <Dave from B> During the 3 burst we saw, there was only a 2-3 seocond pause between 2 &3. I have never seen that before. Is that unusual?
01:50:43 <lc> I have never seen a pause that short.
01:50:48 <Janet> I saw that once this year as well. I think they didn't count it as a separate burst in the end on the one I saw. Haven't really seen that before.
01:52:21 <Dave from B> 3rd burst start was nice and tall but may officially be only a 2 then
01:52:36 <Dave from B> lc, do you know a Paula from Olympia Washington?
01:52:44 <Dave from B> Over anyone else for that matter?
01:52:53 <lc> Dave, I talked to Kitt, she don't have a cabin for labor day week end.
01:52:58 <Janet> It probably should be entered with a note about that.
01:53:49 <lc> not sure I do Dave.
01:54:46 <Dave from B> Janet, Becca and I will check over our log book and enter things in GT this week. I will make a note re Grand
01:55:29 <Janet> I'll have to go through my notes and see if I noted that or not. I remember it, and don't think I've seen all that many Grand eruptions in person this year.
02:06:15 <Jenna> Did you enjoy Thermopolis Dave?
02:06:24 <Dave from B> Yes, Jenna we did
02:06:24 <Jenna> morning Kevin
02:06:32 <Jenna> did you get to do the hot springs?
02:06:33 <Dave from B> We only had about an hour to swim
02:06:35 <Kevin L> Morning.
02:06:40 <Jenna> oh ok
02:06:47 <Jenna> still a neat place at least
02:06:53 <Jenna> don't get to swim in hot water very often
02:07:00 <Kevin L> of 0906
02:07:01 <Jenna> where did you end up staying?
02:07:02 <lc> OF 0906
02:07:21 <Kevin L> We swim in hot water here all summer!
02:08:00 <Dave from B> We stayed at the Super8
02:08:02 <Dave from B> Hi, Kevin
02:08:11 <Kevin L> Hi Dave
02:09:08 <Dave from B> Kevin, your texts about me missing things this last week had Becca and I rolling on the floor
02:10:46 <Janet> Thanks for the break - it's back to work here. Have a good one, everyone!
02:11:32 <Dave from B> Bye, Janet
02:12:00 <Kevin L> For a while there you had luck like me!
02:12:12 <Dave from B> Does anyone know exactly where all the water running over Marmot Cave and into "Mouth" originates?
02:12:45 <Dave from B> Yes, Kevin....it seemed we were missing things by 15-20 minutes
02:15:05 <lc> Dave, I have wondered where that water comes from, maybe from Doublet springs area?
02:15:57 <Kevin L> Might try looking at google maps and see if you can trace it from that.
02:16:19 <Dave from B> I noticed an increase in flow compared to late June.
02:16:30 <Jenna> .
02:16:48 <Dave from B> My son was very sad to see "Mouth" underwater
02:23:10 <lc> I hated that also
02:23:32 <lc> that happened after we got there in June
02:23:56 <Kevin L> Geyser hill sure has been wierd this year.
02:38:14 <lc> Dave, looks like that water comes from 3 or sources, Doublet springs, Pump area and a pool about the size of Heart spring located down the hill from Spunge.
02:39:16 <Dave from B> Thanks, lc
02:39:23 <lc> yw
02:49:43 <Jenna> Oblong?
02:51:24 <kc (working)> rift maybe too
02:58:57 <Kevin L> We know the water in mouth does not come from Aurum.
02:59:12 <Kevin L> Looks like another BSOD day. :p
02:59:26 <Dave from B> Does water come out of Aurum?:)
02:59:39 <Kevin L> Not if I am around.
02:59:44 <Dave from B> :D
02:59:53 <Jenna> .
03:02:55 <Dave from B> Best viewpoint in the park I feel is above the Fairy Falls Trail overlooking Grand Prismatic Spring
03:03:21 <Kevin L> Also looks like a NoDoz morning.
03:03:47 <Kevin L> The creek at Fairy Falls didn't dry up did it?
03:08:56 <Jenna> I agree Dave, the uphill struggle is worth it
03:13:29 <Dave from B> I wish NPS would build a trail to the overlook. that area is getting destroyed by people walking everywhere on that hill
03:13:53 <Jenna> I bet it is
03:16:48 <Dave from B> Kevin, we never made it to Fairy Falls...we ent to Mystic Falls instead
03:16:50 <ynpvisitor25> heard a boardwalk was in the works, but that probably changed with budget cuts
03:17:05 <Dave from B> 25, thanks.
03:20:19 <Jenna> this time of year, mystic falls was probably a better choice
03:20:25 <Jenna> did you continue up to the overlook?
03:22:33 <Dave from B> Jenna, we didn't. We had 4 people over 65 years old so they wanted to stay away from steep inclines
03:23:10 <Kevin L> Gee I wonder why
03:23:51 <Jenna> lol can't blame them
03:24:57 <Jenna> do you have a list of "to do's" for your next trip yet?
03:26:48 <Dave from B> Well, Morning is off my bucket list:)
03:27:35 <Dave from B> Jenna, my wife and family have done very little day hiking in the park of late. We want to take a trip and do 2-3 day hikes maybe this fall but more than likely next year
03:27:54 <Dave from B> I still need to see Fan & Mortar
03:28:15 <Kevin L> Well if you would have got up earlier.....
03:28:15 <Jenna> the list never ends :)
03:28:19 <Dave from B> Talk about Avalanche Peak has put it near the top of the list
03:28:22 <Jenna> you definitely should get some hikes in next year
03:28:23 <Jenna> good!
03:29:07 <Jenna> my family is kind of the opposite, we've always done hikes and now my parents/me are in to the geysers
03:29:13 <Dave from B> Kevin, we didn't leave Lake early enough...we had been out since 530 am in Hayden Valley looking for wildlife
03:29:25 <Jenna> any luck?
03:29:28 <Kevin L> Did you learn something?
03:29:54 <Dave from B> I've learned as a gazer you alwasy miss geysers
03:30:05 <Kevin L> You got it!
03:30:18 <Dave from B> Jenna, we saw coyotes, bison, elk, bald eagle in Hayden Valley
03:30:39 <Dave from B> 2 huge bull elk closer to Canyon
03:30:49 <Kevin L> When Giant went in 1986, I was in the basin. At lower Hamms eating a milkshake. Missed the whole thing.
03:31:15 <Jenna> not bad at all Dave
03:31:20 <Jenna> any bear on the trip?
03:31:22 <Jenna> or moose?
03:31:29 <Dave from B> Kevin, have you seen Giant?
03:31:52 <Dave from B> Jenna, 2 black bears near Tower...no moose
03:32:44 <Kevin L> Yes, I did get Giant 3 times. My daughter went out at 2am with the Strassers and got its start in the cage.
03:32:49 <Jenna> they are hard to see in the park
03:32:59 <Jenna> I'm jealous Kevin
03:33:38 <Dave from B> I've seen Giant twice but I want to catch the start in the cage.
03:34:15 <Kevin L> There was one gazer who camped for a week at Steamboat. Finally he said he had to go take a shower. Guess what went while he was gone?
03:34:46 <Kevin L> OF 1034 with the $#@&* delay from BSOD
03:34:47 <Jenna> wow
03:35:29 <Kevin L> Tall OF
03:35:34 <Kevin L> Straight up!
03:36:58 <Dave from B> Kevin, that Steamboat guy had to cry
03:37:30 <Kevin L> He did end up getting one, but that had to be tough.
03:38:00 <Kevin L> I waited 40 hours for my first F&M.
03:38:25 <Kevin L> In fact the Steamboat guy was there for that one.
03:39:01 <Dave from B> When we heard the news about Steamboat about 2 hours after it erupted, we briefly thought about going to see the steam phase, but we didn't. If it had been a gsazing only trip, I would have been there
03:39:55 <Dave from B> When we tried to visit Steamboat, parking lot was so full that we didn't even stop. We were trying to park 2 cars and an RV. Took us 20 minutes just to get back out of the lot
03:40:06 <Dave from B> That was Friday
03:40:20 <Dave from B> Daisy 1040ie
03:40:31 <Kevin L> Dasiy 1040 with the taxing delay.
03:43:44 <Kevin L> When does Will leave the park?
03:44:57 <Dave from B> Not sure
03:45:18 <Jenna> does he get to finish out the season or will he have to leave early for school?
03:45:36 <Dave from B> I think he has to leave early
03:45:45 <Kevin L> I think he has to get back for school.
03:46:42 <Kevin L> Bet that is going to be tough on him.
03:48:43 <Dave from B> I imagine he will be spening a lot of weekends returning to the park in the fall
03:49:45 <Jenna> BHI ie
03:50:19 <Dave from B> It was weird being at OF and basically ignoring BHI.
03:50:28 <Jenna> I bet
03:50:38 <Jenna> it was weird ignoring the texts
03:50:41 <Jenna> if there even was one
03:50:43 <Dave from B> We did sit about 15 minutes during a late evening BHI
03:50:52 <Jenna> just in case
03:51:13 <Dave from B> We were trying to tell our party that when you see BHI it is usually a MAD DASH from whereveer you are
03:51:30 <Jenna> yup
03:52:09 <Jenna> last year was my first "run for BH"
03:52:14 <Jenna> we were clear over by castle
03:53:33 <Dave from B> My only sprint was getting from Fountain PP parking lot to Morning in about 90 seconds
03:53:53 <Dave from B> That hill sure seemed steep
03:54:38 <Jenna> I bet
03:55:01 <Dave from B> Thumping at Black Sand Pool was fun...that was a first for me
03:55:08 <Jenna> my dad thought we were by BH when we were on the phone and I could hear the panic in his voice when he realized we weren't
03:55:23 <Dave from B> :)
03:55:25 <Jenna> that was a first for my parents this winter, they enjoyed it too
03:55:47 <Jenna> I'm going to have to start writing this stuff down
03:56:05 <Jenna> to at least be able to attempt to cross some of them off
03:57:50 <ynpvisitor61> a crowd gathers. . . . .
03:58:32 <ynpvisitor61> the indicator struggles. . . . .
03:58:38 <Kevin L> Both people!
03:58:40 <Jenna> the bhi texts are entertaining
03:59:45 <Kevin L> Something tells me we would have a better chance of seeing something if I were to aim it at Aurum.
04:02:00 <Jenna> well even though "sacrifices" don't seem to have an affect anymore, I'm headed to lunch so good luck
04:02:15 <Kevin L> Enjoy lunch.
04:02:20 <ynpvisitor61> Little Cub 1102ns
04:02:58 <ynpvisitor61> any big splash out of BH yet? I haven't been watching too intently
04:03:17 <Kevin L> Got some medium sized splashes about 5 ago.
04:03:26 <ynpvisitor35> Cub has been going for quite some time.
04:03:38 <ynpvisitor35> Or rather was.
04:03:41 <ynpvisitor61> oh, oops
04:05:36 <Dave from B> On Friday morning coming out of OF Lodge, I saw what looked like at least a 5 foot splash from BH during BHI. I couldn't believe it didn't erupt.
04:06:21 <Kevin L> The intervals are wierd. 7 days, 1 day, now 3 days & counting.
04:07:29 <ynpvisitor61> one of the weekend BHI's had a 10+ foot splash followed by another big wet one and it didn't go
04:08:10 <ynpvisitor61> exciting, though!
04:08:37 <Dave from B> Sure gets your heart rate up, 61
04:40:43 <Dave from B> We also saw otter for only the second time in the park
04:41:39 <Jenna> neat, I have yet to see one
04:42:45 <Jenna> where did you eat in Thermop Dave?
04:43:14 <Dave from B> At the Eagle RV park on a Weber Grill
04:43:37 <Dave from B> Only places we ate out were Lake Hotel, OF Inn and OF Cafeteria
04:44:02 <Dave from B> We had 7 coolers for 13 people for 8 days of food
04:44:20 <Jenna> good idea
04:44:22 <Dave from B> and beverages
04:44:26 <Jenna> how was the food in the park?
04:45:14 <Dave from B> Lake Hotel is always good. OF Inn was ok
04:45:27 <Jenna> sounds about right
04:45:39 <Jenna> were they happy with the rv park?
04:45:43 <Jenna> in thermop?
04:46:09 <Dave from B> Yes, it was very nice.
04:46:32 <Dave from B> But after caravaning with an RV for a week, I will never ever ever buy one
04:47:28 <Jenna> yeah I have no desire
04:51:39 <Kevin L> Whoa. A Picture on LS!
05:18:18 <Kevin L> of 1217
05:18:23 <Dave from B> OF 1218ie
06:14:38 <Kevin L> Daisy 1314
06:21:37 <Dave from B> ..
06:26:33 <Kevin L> Wake up Dave
06:29:11 <Dave from B> I'm awake. Can barely see over my desk....big pile
06:29:39 <Kevin L> Well if you would stay at work once in a while.....
06:31:03 <Dave from B> Nothing planned the rest of the year so I shouldn't be disappearing much the rest of 2013
06:31:30 <Dave from B> School starts August 28 for my 2 youngest
06:32:32 <Dave from B> My vendor who is a BIG Dodger fan and has season tickets is bugging me to come down to LA.
06:32:47 <Dave from B> 6th row tickets are intriguing....airfare is not cheap
06:34:44 <Dave from B> Good afternoon, Maureen
06:34:50 <Maureen> wow, just read the log, your vacation sounded awesome Dave, even with the RV situation
06:35:04 <Kevin L> That would be fun Dave. Catch them while they are winning!
06:35:14 <Maureen> so thrilled you got the Trifecta, though it sounds like you had lots of good things happen
06:35:40 <Maureen> I would try for the weekend hikes in the fall, you live close.
06:35:43 <Dave from B> We really tried to do a lot of different things and get out and see wildlife. It was great
06:35:57 <Dave from B> I love fall hiking...not as crowded
06:36:03 <Maureen> The jams lately have been MOTOR VEHICLE related
06:36:19 <Maureen> lots of accidents
06:36:40 <Dave from B> Yes, Friday was depressing...traffic in Norris and Mammoth was attrocious
06:36:49 <Maureen> Fountain is doing short intervals since the Trifecta.
06:37:00 <Dave from B> Speaking of accidents...what happened to Dave Leeking's car?
06:37:03 <Maureen> 7's, 7 1/2
06:37:15 <Maureen> he fell asleep at the wheel and ran into some trees
06:37:22 <Dave from B> That is shorter than what we have seen in the past 3 weeks
06:37:29 <Dave from B> Ouch
06:37:32 <Maureen> yes, for a longer period
06:37:39 <Maureen> did you see his car?
06:37:53 <Dave from B> I did. We saw him at Great Ftn
06:38:03 <Dave from B> He has to crawl into it
06:38:04 <Maureen> was the whole side bashed in?
06:38:18 <Maureen> wow, they arrested him
06:38:19 <Dave from B> Yes, both left doors and left fender
06:38:28 <Maureen> his sentencing is tomorrow
06:38:41 <Maureen> we are wondering if he will show
06:38:41 <Dave from B> Arrested for what?
06:38:59 <Maureen> his accident
06:39:03 <Kevin L> Damage to a tree?
06:39:11 <Maureen> they looked up his prior records.
06:39:20 <Maureen> Yeah, that is what Rocco is saying, it is not fair.
06:39:28 <Dave from B> That is too bad.
06:39:38 <Maureen> he has been thrown out of the park before
06:39:54 <Maureen> he is a hazard to everyone in the park
06:40:10 <Maureen> dangerous driver, I am amazed it did not happen sooner.
06:40:33 <Maureen> If he does not show up to sentencing, that is when thing could go badly, so maybe he will show up.
06:40:50 <Dave from B> For his sake, I hope he shows
06:40:50 <Maureen> who is driving?
06:41:02 <Dave from B> Not sure
06:41:02 <Maureen> OF
06:41:10 <Kevin L> That was early.
06:41:21 <Maureen> I was wondering what was up
06:41:27 <ynpvisitor25> I don't think that is a discussion for a public chat page folks
06:41:50 <Kevin L> I was just about to pull back for it. OF has almost always been late
06:42:43 <Maureen> ok
06:45:04 <Dave from B> 25, you're right. Was just concerned about his vehicle
06:46:02 <Maureen> it is public record though. Got to go. Went to Fountain so now work calls. Have good days all. So glad your trip was a great success.
06:46:13 <Maureen> and Kevin, hope you finished that pen that was driving you nuts.
06:46:26 <Kevin L> I got it Maureen.
06:46:39 <Dave from B> Bye, Maureen
06:46:47 <Kevin L> bye
06:46:57 <Dave from B> Is that my getser pen you are woerking on?:D
06:47:06 <Dave from B> *geyser
06:47:11 <Dave from B> *working
06:47:19 <Kevin L> Long day Dave?
06:47:48 <Kevin L> I haven't quite figured out how to do a geyser or a train pen yet.
06:49:17 <Dave from B> Won't be long and you will be busy for Xmas
06:50:23 <Kevin L> I think I might be already. I had some guy come by and clean me out this weekend. Bought over $200 worth.
06:51:44 <Dave from B> That's great
06:52:08 <Kevin L> BTW did you see the news about Kurt Busch?
06:52:31 <ynpvisitor35> What did he do now?
06:53:06 <Kevin L> It is what is going to do. October 19th he will be driving an Indy car in California.
06:54:38 <Dave from B> His first time, Kevin?
06:55:42 <Kevin L> He went to Indy this year and did the rookie training with Michael Andretti. He is planning on doing the Indy 500 next year.
06:56:35 <Kevin L> It was sure watching he and Kyle in legends cars. Never been the same since they left.
07:13:28 <ynpvisitor35> My favorite Geyser. When I win the lottery I am going to doante an anenime cam.
07:14:36 <Dave from B> That's funny, 35. Something I have also thought about...except I want one downbasin for closeups of Grotto, F&M, Riverside area
07:17:05 <ynpvisitor35> Much as I would like a Riverside cam, I think the walk is worth it and a cam would spoil it.
07:47:21 <Kevin L> Yawn.
07:47:24 <Kevin L> zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
07:47:36 <Kevin L> bji ie 1447.
07:47:41 <Kevin L> bhi
07:48:59 <Kevin L> A few splashes.
07:54:25 <Kevin L> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
07:57:33 <ynpvisitor10> Who is feeding te crows?
07:57:49 <ynpvisitor10> Or Ravens
08:01:46 <Kevin L> Nice clouds on vec
08:02:37 <Jenna> funny how it looks so different from vec to streaming
08:03:24 <Kevin L> Looks like rain in the distance on streaming.
08:04:05 <Kevin L> Amaizing how far they move on the updates
08:04:18 <Kevin L> (on static)
08:06:24 <Jenna> streaming makes you think it's storming right on top of the basin
08:10:09 <Kevin L> of 1509
08:11:17 <ynpvisitor10> Looks short and short
08:37:44 <Kevin L> Grand 1537
08:50:27 <Kevin L> Daisy 1550
08:50:32 <Kevin L> Grand was 1b
08:59:39 <Graham> hello
08:59:56 <Graham> looks like you used up all the geysers
09:00:02 <Kevin L> Life in the chat room!
09:00:21 <Kevin L> BHI is due.
09:01:06 <Graham> thats exciting
09:01:54 <Graham> maybe we can get LIon going again?
09:02:32 <Kevin L> I kept trying.
09:02:42 <Kevin L> No Aurum today either.
09:04:46 <Kevin L> Did have some interesting clouds a while ago.
09:06:04 <Graham> zzzzz
09:09:07 <Kevin L> http://www.amazon.com/Double-Strength-Alertness-Caplets-200mg-90/dp/B001QVCSZC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1375740326&sr=8-3&keywords=nodoz
09:09:57 <Graham> hehe ..... you can take a nap now after all those eruptions
09:09:59 <Dave from B> ..
09:10:06 <Graham> i am "supposed" to stay awayke
09:10:16 <Kevin L> My chickens are calling me.
09:10:32 <Graham> k, hurry or you might kiss BHI
09:10:54 <ynpvisitor95> kiss BHI?
09:11:05 <Dave from B> Good evening, Graham
09:11:08 <Dave from B> :D
09:11:11 <Kevin L> You would like the rooster. Thing is about 8" tall and has the same attitude as a big one
09:11:26 <Kevin L> Dave! You woke up!
09:11:46 <Dave from B> I was actually away for an hour at a meeting
09:11:57 <Dave from B> I see I missed Grand
09:12:16 <Kevin L> And Daisy
09:16:26 <Graham> hi Dave did you have a fun trip
09:18:18 <Dave from B> Yes, I had a great time. Not a lot of gazing but 20 minutes was all I needed on Friday
09:18:43 <Graham> what did you see?
09:19:05 <Dave from B> Friday morning I saw the LGB Trifecta
09:19:57 <Graham> oh what fun, did you like Morning?
09:20:02 <Dave from B> Was at OF from 1030 Wednesday until 830 Friday
09:20:24 <Dave from B> Morning was great...a little hidden by steam and bad wind direction but some great bursts
09:20:51 <Dave from B> It lessened the sting of missing the other F&M by a little over an hour
09:20:56 <Graham> and an extra 2h of Fountain
09:21:24 <Graham> you deserved the reward then
09:22:15 <Dave from B> We were very lucky
09:22:46 <Dave from B> Because of time cvonstrains we only saw 20 minutes of the trifecta but it was still well worth the stop
09:22:55 <Dave from B> We missed the first 25 minutes
09:23:11 <Graham> ok, so you got all 3 erupting, thats cool. hope it does some more
09:27:07 <Dave from B> Now, Fan and Mortar is back to the top of the bucket list
09:27:55 <Graham> have to get back this fall and make sure its going regularly
09:28:40 <Dave from B> Not much consistency in F&M thus far...need a couple more smaller intervals
09:30:06 <Graham> h000 they today
09:30:43 <ynpvisitor83> Steamboat hasn't been minoring since the eruption; http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/yellowstone_monitoring_33.html
09:31:37 <ynpvisitor95> that is not too big a surprise, is it?
09:34:06 <Dave from B> I fugured we would see an F&M EVent Cysle on GT today from Will
09:35:04 <Kevin L> It has been mostly quiet today.
09:36:00 <ynpvisitor95> there was an event cycle at F & M, started strong, petered out quickly
09:36:20 <ynpvisitor95> Will was posting from basin, I imagine he was there.
09:37:52 <ynpvisitor83> Porkchop on a heating trend: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/yellowstone_monitoring_37.html
09:38:21 <ynpvisitor83> Steamboat eruption came during a longer Constant interval or forced a longer interval?: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/yellowstone_monitoring_35.html
09:38:27 <Graham> OF 1638
09:39:35 <Dave from B> Thanks, 95
09:39:53 <ynpvisitor95> yw
09:40:39 <Kevin L> I was at Norris when Pork Chop exploded but my wife dropped my daughter on her head so we decided to go back to the cabin and put her to bed.
09:40:48 <Kevin L> Missed the fun.
09:41:04 <ynpvisitor83> dropped because of Porkchop?
09:41:13 <Dave from B> So, did you hear it explode?
09:41:18 <Dave from B> :D
09:41:37 <Kevin L> No, tripped over an eneven crack in the walkway.
09:41:50 <Graham> did it explode at the time you dropped your daughter on her head?
09:41:53 <ynpvisitor83> hmmm, story needs more embellishment!
09:42:08 <Kevin L> Didn't even hear it. :(
09:42:37 <Kevin L> Well I can blame the wife for how whe turned out....
09:42:43 <Kevin L> she
09:45:13 <Dave from B> I'm not even going to touch that one, Kevin
09:45:42 <ynpvisitor83> "....our daughter was tired so my wife started carrying her. We had just turned the corner to walk out to Vixen Geyser when all of a sudden, Porkchop Geyser exploded. We heard the ground rip apart and big rocks flew in all directions. My wife was blown back to the ground and fell over my daughter. Out of instinct, seeing basketball sized rocks come at us in slow motion, I threw myself on top
09:46:06 <ynpvisitor83> of them. I only got hit by smaller pieces as the larger ones smashed the ground around us."
09:46:09 <Kevin L> Hey, that is a great story!
09:46:24 <ynpvisitor83> exaaaactly how it happened
09:46:28 <ynpvisitor83> Lion 1646
09:46:32 <ynpvisitor83> I think
09:46:34 <Dave from B> :D
09:46:50 <Dave from B> Love the slow start of an initial
09:47:02 <Kevin L> I will add that to the geyser gazers tall tells
09:47:10 <Kevin L> tales?
09:47:11 <Dave from B> Hard to come out of a deep sleep for a Lion
09:47:36 <Kevin L> Making some people really happy.
09:47:37 <Dave from B> 83, love the story...part time writer?
09:47:52 <Dave from B> wb, lc
09:48:07 <lc> thanks, nice Lion.
09:49:28 <Dave from B> lc, your return to OF is getting close!
09:49:59 <lc> leave 3 weeks from tomorrow.
09:52:19 <Graham> thats good lc
09:52:20 <Dave from B> Time to finally go home. Have a great evening everyone!
09:52:30 <Graham> bye Dave
09:52:34 <lc> later Dave
09:52:49 <Kevin L> Have fun Dave. I think the Dodgers are on ESPN tonight.
09:52:56 <Graham> gonna be crowded on the boardwalks with all the gazers for Labor Day
09:54:28 <Kevin L> Wow. Just looked at the weeks weather report. Under 100 here the end of this week! Even have lows in the high 70's!
09:55:12 <Graham> yeah nice
09:55:22 <Graham> get out the parka
09:55:58 <Graham> warm one at OF, only down to 33 last night
09:56:10 <Kevin L> Usually we are upper 110's wih mid 90's lows.
09:56:13 <Graham> Sawmill is off now
09:57:58 <Kevin L> Go Aurum
10:01:06 <Graham> Aurum or Depression, pick one
10:01:43 <Kevin L> Haven't see either today.
10:02:12 <Kevin L> If you aim at one, the other will go.
10:03:53 <Graham> at least i can catch Giantess now
10:18:49 <Graham> BHI 11718ie
10:18:57 <Graham> 1718ie
10:23:12 <Graham> nasty cam shake
10:23:57 <Kevin L> It's that wind blowing the cool air down to me.
10:24:13 <Graham> yep, right on down to you
10:24:42 <Graham> was 80, i bet its cooling off now tho
10:37:48 <Micah> Going out for the 2137-0037 Grand window tonigh.
10:38:17 <Graham> cool hope the weather holds
10:38:40 <Micah> I just hope I don't run into another rift delay.
10:38:41 <Graham> anyone watching F&M?
10:39:14 <Graham> has Rift done anything odd like it did earlier?
10:39:27 <Micah> Dean went to go check on it on his way up to Artemesia, but other than that I don't think so.
10:39:53 <Micah> Mary Beth has told me she's seen it throw a couple rocks, and then at the rift last night I'm pretty positive it went into a steam phase at the end.
10:40:20 <Graham> no event cycles reported since the last eruption :(
10:41:36 <Micah> there's been several, two today I think.
10:41:41 <Micah> Will just hasn't put them on GT
10:41:57 <Micah> today it was looking gorgeous until Bottom vent decided to erupt for 40+ minutes.
10:42:26 <Micah> and Spa might be in eruption right now. I'm about to head out to Artemesia to join Dean.
10:42:41 <Kevin L> Nice
10:42:43 <Graham> i am still waiting to see Bottom Vent initiate the eruption, like Lower Mortar did a decade ago or so
10:42:59 <Graham> ok, good luck
10:43:19 <Kevin L> That splash got some attention
10:43:33 <Graham> zzzzz
10:52:31 <lc> have a good night everyone.
10:52:44 <Graham> night lc
10:56:25 <Graham> Lion 1756
10:57:10 <ynpvisitor11> Nice.
11:05:55 <Kevin L> Good BH splash
11:08:38 <Graham> BHI at 50m
11:08:58 <Kevin L> Long one.
11:09:32 <Graham> 51
11:09:51 <Kevin L> Area 51?
11:10:20 <Graham> 52
11:10:50 <Kevin L> So are the Redskins going to do anything this year?
11:11:09 <Graham> OF 1810
11:11:15 <Graham> yes they will make a lot of money
11:11:25 <Graham> and lose a lot of games
11:11:55 <Kevin L> The Packers may do better now that they have refs above the Pop Warner level.
11:14:47 <Graham> looks like BH quit around the start of OF
11:15:14 <Graham> or i should say BHI quit
11:15:15 <Kevin L> Couldn't stand the competition.
11:18:48 <Graham> Daisy 1818
11:19:12 <Kevin L> Daisy has been highly cooperative today.
11:21:36 <Graham> 5m range, yep :)
11:22:20 <Kevin L> And it has avoided other geysers.
11:23:09 <Graham> Sawmill 1822
11:24:17 <Graham> Will addeed Aurum
11:25:26 <Kevin L> Oh ho. I take back half the good things I said about Daisy.
11:27:03 <Graham> stepping away, bbs
11:39:41 <Graham> no Aurum
11:40:00 <Kevin L> Nope
11:40:08 <Kevin L> :(
11:40:52 <Kevin L> We need a moose
11:41:14 <Graham> its pointed at Moose Crossing
11:41:40 <Graham> hope kc left his capture runing
11:54:53 <Graham> Lion 1854
11:55:00 <Graham> took a while to decide there
11:55:34 <Kevin L> It is more decisive than BH though.
12:15:53 <Graham> Sawmill off again'
12:36:54 <Graham> OF 1936
12:57:26 <ynpvisitor77> We going to get a lion?
12:57:33 <Graham> Lion 1957
13:18:47 <Graham> Rift?
13:25:02 <Kevin L> Interesting clouds today
13:25:45 <Graham> yep they are, but not enough to keep me awake, goodnight
13:26:13 <kcmule> nite
13:26:18 <Kevin L> vec cam is interesting
13:26:21 <Kevin L> bye
13:27:09 <Kevin L> static isn't bad either
13:28:36 <Kevin L> Wow temp is under 100 now!
13:32:24 <kcmule> cool. sorta
13:33:27 <Kevin L> For us it is. Usually about this time of year it is about 2am.
13:40:28 <Kevin L> Looks like a lot of runoff on Giantess.
13:41:45 <kcmule> i was thinking of aurum but daisy is probably more realistic
13:42:08 <Kevin L> True
13:42:27 <kcmule> and has weirder clouds
13:44:21 <kcmule> yes its ie again
13:44:52 <Kevin L> zzzzzzzzzzz
13:45:08 <kcmule> not dingworthy any more
13:45:59 <kcmule> sawmill 20:45
13:46:26 <Micah> Oh goody, Sawmill to keep me company tonight.
13:47:20 <ynpvisitor9000> BHI ie static
13:48:21 <Micah> did you guys happen to catch the uncertain today?
13:49:06 <kcmule> nothing in the logs
13:49:48 <Micah> ok, walked up to it in steam at 1651
13:52:10 <kcmule> lion 20:51ns
13:52:15 <Micah> I really hope Graham is right about Rift, because it would not be very nice if there was another delay tonight.
13:52:19 <kcmule> daisy 20:51ns
13:52:37 <kcmule> that was nice of them to erupt at once
13:53:10 <ynpvisitor14> Just need bh for a tripple play.
13:53:36 <Micah> there's a possibility it erupted last night.
13:54:26 <Kevin L> You should camp out there and let us know Micah.
13:54:52 <Micah> I'll pass.
13:56:07 <Kevin L> That is a stronger Indy that I saw all day.
13:56:34 <ynpvisitor14> Missed a good splash when moving the cam I think.
13:57:01 <Micah> Grotto's in a Marathon btw.
13:57:19 <Kevin L> Then you should camp out at the cage.
13:58:35 <ynpvisitor14> Big splash
13:58:54 <Kevin L> Not big enough!
13:59:37 <ynpvisitor14> It is cone building
14:00:19 <kcmule> OF 20:59
14:00:21 <ynpvisitor9000> are there other known Plume dormancies w/ false indicators?
14:01:23 <kcmule> laser pointers on OF
14:01:38 <ynpvisitor9000> OF with laser light, techno OF
14:01:50 <ynpvisitor9000> Technofluffy
14:02:02 <kcmule> groovy
14:02:44 <ynpvisitor14> Tat has got to be against some rule about having fu n in the park
14:02:46 <ynpvisitor9000> any professional photogs there will be slaughtering them shortly
14:03:20 <ynpvisitor9000> NPS used to light up the first OF after dark, but not with LASERSSSSSS!
14:03:36 <ynpvisitor11> I was just thinking the same thing. Or if it was your first and ONLY chance to photograph.
14:04:09 <Micah> they still do.
14:04:11 <ynpvisitor14> That is what photoshop is for.
14:04:11 <ynpvisitor9000> wait until it's full height....NOW! turn on the LASERS!
14:09:39 <ynpvisitor11> lc
14:09:42 <ynpvisitor14> We have a cub
14:10:02 <ynpvisitor14> 3 seconds
14:10:56 <ynpvisitor14> More cone building
14:20:18 <ynpvisitor14> II was just about to say I think it is done and call a plumber, when it splashes again. I think it is waiting till it is too dark
14:21:07 <Micah> Well, if it goes I'll hear it on the bike path. I'm headed out to Grand, night all.
14:21:21 <kcmule> nite
14:25:08 <ynpvisitor11> As we sit here and stare at a darkening screen. Not like we are starved for a Beehive or anything.
14:25:10 <ynpvisitor14> A pack of wolves could be chasing a tourest around and we would never see it.
14:27:37 <ynpvisitor11> Indicator still bouncing away! Too funny.
14:42:04 <kcmule> grand? started around 21:39 on static, steam still going