Showing logs for date: 2015-05-30
13:20:02 <Graham> bhi?
13:24:23 <Graham> ding
13:24:25 <Graham> ding
13:24:28 <Graham> ding
13:26:38 <Graham> bh
13:27:08 <ynpvisitor44> same time as Grand!
13:27:32 <Graham> bad geysers
13:34:23 <Graham> nice morning
13:51:32 <ynpvisitor89> Holy Crap Japan just had an 8.5 earthquake
13:52:00 <ynpvisitor44> oh no
13:52:42 <ynpvisitor89> It was very deep though so no tsunami warnings, and california just had two 4.7's
13:57:29 <Graham> thats a big quake
14:00:08 <ynpvisitor89> Yeah it is!
14:29:50 <ynpvisitor37> hello everybody
14:56:03 <Andre from Germ> yes and in South Japan is a volcano erupt
14:56:51 <Andre from Germ> in the last days are many volcanos activ worldwide
15:29:59 <ynpvisitor11> OF
15:45:31 <ynpvisitor11a> daisy ie
16:40:51 <Kevin L> 7.8 eq in Japan. Really rang the OF seismo.
16:57:49 <Jenna> Lion 857
16:59:10 <Dave from B> A log on Lion:)
16:59:17 <Dave from B> Morning everyone!
17:00:55 <ynpvisitor> Don't you have a game to go to or something?
17:08:46 <Dave from B> not today. I'm working til 3
17:09:29 <Dave from B> Time off coming up. Next Sat going to nephew's graduation in Great falls...then follwoing weeking 3 nights camping with friends
17:09:53 <Dave from B> weeking? = weekend
17:10:25 <Dave from B> What happened to your number? ynpvisitor,
17:16:03 <Dave from B> Looks like a perfect day in the basin
17:17:08 <JAC> change from what it has been. Hoping it holds awhile, going up later in June
17:20:01 <Dave from B> Next week looks nice. JAC, end of June should be nicer than the past week
17:20:01 <Betty> morning guys
17:20:07 <Dave from B> Hi, Betty
17:20:37 <Dave from B> JAC, are you an author?
17:20:41 <Betty> bummer I missed early BH for chores :-(
17:20:43 <JAC> morning Betty
17:21:38 <JAC> no, no author here. Just a guy trying to learn more about these geyser things. Betty's been very helpful to identify what the cam shows
17:21:57 <Betty> :-)
17:22:00 <Dave from B> okay...thought you were Janet Chapple for a minute
17:22:22 <Dave from B> Welcome...Betty can help you out a lot!
17:23:00 <Betty> I still wonder
17:23:25 <Dave from B> haha
17:24:45 <JAC> Thanks Dave. I bought a proper hat for this trip, last year the Gazers in park were mocking my baseball cap as i followed them around between fountain and great fountain
17:25:17 <Dave from B> :D. Yes, proper attire is very important:)
17:25:19 <Betty> I learned everything from Kevin L, Dave from B, Graham, Micah, Will, vw, lc, Jake, DaveM,JEnna, Maureen, Kitt and all the guys here on this page. So please blame them for that :-D
17:25:30 <Dave from B> :D
17:26:17 <Betty> btw, I miss vw and lc :-(
17:26:35 <Betty> hope they are fine
17:26:47 <Dave from B> My countdown is at 38 days. Starting to get excited to see the geysers and the gang
17:26:58 <Betty> I bet
17:26:58 <JAC> It was Maureen actually who was giving me crap about the hat (I believe it was Graham who was also there) :)
17:27:15 <Dave from B> Betty, I agree. Heard lc had a tonsil removed last week. Hope he is doing well
17:27:45 <Dave from B> Yes, Maureen and Graham have been known to harass others:
17:28:14 <Dave from B> I swear vw was lurking yesterday but I may be wrong
17:28:50 <Betty> ugh, I think I need a floppy hat for my next trip...I only owe darn baseball caps...
17:28:55 <Jenna> talking about not being on FB?
17:29:04 <Betty> nope
17:29:23 <Betty> I have no account
17:29:43 <Jenna> no I meant maybe that was vw yesterday
17:29:50 <Dave from B> Jenna, yes I thought that was, too?
17:29:59 <Betty> ah, ok. sorry :-p
17:30:21 <Jenna> that was my guess
17:31:29 <Dave from B> vw, if you're out there...we miss you. At least pm once in awhile.:)
17:31:55 <Betty> since vw is not driving the cam anymore, we get to see less wildlife (ecxept that daily coyote some weeks ago)
17:35:15 <Betty> need to run some errands, bbl
17:35:26 <Dave from B> bye, Betty
17:35:40 <Dave from B> Jenna, how has business been for you?
17:39:21 <Jenna> it has been really good. Didn't slow down as quickly as last year which is good.
17:40:22 <Dave from B> That's good. And, you are all settled in your house?
17:41:09 <Jenna> we are. since this is our first spring we're enjoying seeing what plants we have and work on the landscaping.
17:41:34 <Jenna> have had a birthday party, baby shower and bachelorette party there so it has worked out really well
17:42:10 <Jenna> and a christmas
17:42:36 <Dave from B> That's wonderful. Need to get that thing paid off so you can get to where you really want to live!:)
17:42:51 <Jenna> we're trying!
17:43:02 <Jenna> it's funny you mention that, Scott was looking at real estate last night
17:43:30 <Dave from B> Wants 2 house payments?
17:43:43 <Jenna> haha he was trying to figure out how people afford to live there
17:44:40 <Jenna> not necessarily billings, but out in the country with land
17:45:20 <Dave from B> Land has increased a lot in the past 20 years. I remember when you could get land for $1,000/acre
17:46:30 <Jenna> what is it now?
17:47:02 <Dave from B> No idea but must be at least 10-20,000/acre in the country
17:49:54 <Jenna> wow
17:50:11 <Jenna> makes me wish Dad would have moved out there 30 yrs ago
17:50:38 <Jenna> it's so hard when you're coming from an area with a very low cost of living
17:53:12 <Dave from B> Owning acreage is out of reach for most Americans. We have to be satisfied owning a home and being able to go to special places like YNP
17:56:46 <Jenna> which is hard when we're used to having space
17:57:27 <Jenna> and even home prices are high, what we paid for our house won't go far out there
18:00:20 <Dave from B> Older homes in smaller communities are still a good value
18:01:04 <Jenna> we'd like a smaller community anyways. We get anxiety coming to Burlington after moving out lol.
18:02:51 <Dave from B> Lots of smaller towns for you....we can talk again in 10 years when you're ready!:)
18:04:11 <Jenna> lol sounds good!
18:06:45 <Jenna> We really enjoyed the Fishtail/Columbus area on our honeymoon
18:07:57 <Dave from B> That's a very popular area but you better win the lottery
18:10:41 <Jenna> I noticed. Especially the house it Rosebud Lake?
18:10:43 <Jenna> OF
18:20:57 <JAC> Lion ie
18:26:01 <JAC> Daisy?
18:36:48 <Jenna> Dave have you always lived in Billings?
18:44:42 <Dave from B> I was born in Billings. Lived as a child in Butte and Sidney. Moved back to Blgs in 1974 and been here ever since except for 4 years at Univ of MT
18:45:59 <Jenna> ah I see
18:46:16 <Jenna> how did you get in to the fish business?
18:46:34 <Dave from B> Mt father was a Safeway store manager for many years and he moved around a bit
18:46:55 <Dave from B> Family has been in the foos business since 1947
18:47:13 <Jenna> oh neat
18:47:33 <Jenna> Safeway always reminds me of the west
18:47:39 <Dave from B> He started the seafood business in 1978
18:48:17 <Dave from B> keyboard is defintely not working today!:)
18:48:27 <Jenna> and you took over? or started another one?
18:50:04 <Dave from B> We worked together until he retired in mid 90's
18:52:46 <Jenna> oh ok
18:53:19 <Dave from B> I don't like to advertise here but since you asked. Here's some publicity we received in April in the Billings Gazette
18:53:27 <Dave from B>
18:53:49 <Jenna> I don't eat fish, so I'm not your target market anyway haha
18:54:06 <Dave from B> We haven't done any advertising and retail poprtion of our business has already doubled in 1 month.
18:54:20 <Dave from B> That's okay
18:55:40 <Jenna> wow that's great. sounded like the market needed it.
18:56:06 <Jenna> lunch time, brb
18:57:03 <Dave from B> Enjoy
19:02:16 <Dave from B> Kevin L, you're quiet today
19:11:27 <Dave from B> JAC, how often do you visit YNP?
19:11:28 <Kevin L> Just sat back down. Been doing chores and cooking breakfast.
19:12:51 <Dave from B> What did I miss for Breakfast?
19:16:36 <Kevin L> Fresh eggs, sausage, and hash browns with a fresh banana pepper in them.
19:16:48 <Kevin L> Did you see my email?
19:18:12 <Dave from B> Glad there wasn't any major damage at Rainbow Canyon
19:18:25 <Dave from B> Saw your pic with Harry also
19:19:08 <Dave from B> Grand BH dual today:(
19:22:26 <Kevin L> That was the closest the horses ever have come by us. They watched us a bit but were really nervous.
19:23:38 <Kevin L> I am sending you a couple more.
19:28:08 <Kevin L> Lion
19:29:36 <Graham> hello
19:31:07 <ynpvisitor3> just got my listserv emails - can you translate the word "bulkge" for me
19:31:17 <ynpvisitor3> blockage? bull-cage?
19:31:45 <ynpvisitor3> or is that a word I don't know?
19:31:50 <ynpvisitor13> which email?
19:32:08 <ynpvisitor3> report from BL
19:33:43 <Kevin L> I think she is saying that the railing is very large.
19:33:58 <ynpvisitor13> my understanding also
19:34:07 <ynpvisitor3> lol
19:35:17 <Dave from B> bulkge = large....That's not in my dictionary.
19:37:18 <ynpvisitor73> If I understand correctly, it is no longer possible to sit on the edge of the boardwalk and watch Fountain. Watching Fountain from that position was a favorite of many gazers. So they are disappointed by the change.
19:38:32 <ynpvisitor3> is that a word, or a typo?
19:38:54 <Dave from B> Yes, leaning on the rail will not be as much fun
19:39:12 <ynpvisitor73> typo
19:39:26 <Dave from B> I thnk she meant bulge
19:39:40 <Kevin L> I think she meant to say bulkage
19:41:16 <Kevin L> I think that there were a lot of people who thought the boardwalk was just a suggestion and ventured out there. Since it is so remote, they had to do more positive blockage. :(
19:41:46 <Dave from B> gotcha
19:42:29 <ynpvisitor3> I would still try to sit there, and peek thru the railing, but I haven't seen it so can't say so for sure
19:46:09 <ynpvisitor3> are ppl getting worse, or are there just more of them?
19:46:38 <Kevin L> I would say yes on both accounts.
19:48:35 <ynpvisitor3> I don't get what part of "stay on walk" is hard to understand
19:49:12 <Dave from B> Many people these days don't care about rules.
19:50:39 <ynpvisitor3> is it our culture?
19:51:05 <JAC> missed a lion doing yard work, grrrr. I admit i have mixed feelings with the increased traffic in teh NP system. Beena NP annua pass holder for over a decade and while I like to see increased visits, it does seem a fair amunt of the new visitors feel the NPs are their own backyard and do whatever they want
19:51:59 <JAC> Dave, just saw your Q above. I moved west from NC 5 years ago and try to get to Yellowstone twice a year. have been three times in winter on a snowcoach and loved it
19:52:08 <Kevin L> The sad thing is that it messes things up for those who will obey the rules and take care of the features. The nice thing now is there are so many gazers in the basins with cameras both still and video and radios, that at least in the Upeer Basin the scofflaws are being dealt with.
19:54:52 <Dave from B> Yes, winter is a special time in YNP, JAC
19:55:35 <JAC> I basically traded the smoky mountains and Congaree for yellowstone, Roccky MOuntain, Zion, Bryce, Gunnison and Great Sand Dune - while I miss the Smokys i'm not complaining
19:56:36 <ynpvisitor3> I just re-read that report, it seems that the Clep area needs a wide boardwalk, that's where the visitors stop for photos
20:00:33 <Dave from B> GRAND 1200ie
20:01:29 <Kevin L> Don't miss Cedar Breaks JAC!
20:03:51 <Dave from B> nice streamers
20:05:21 <ynpvisitor3> no delays, that's good
20:06:38 <Kevin L> I see Dave M posted a 1008 Aurum wc. It was posted at 1119. Wonder if that came from the static.
20:10:45 <ynpvisitor87> yay, good timing for me
20:11:07 <Betty> or not...
20:11:22 <Betty> a 2nd please....
20:11:42 <Kevin L> Bummer Betty. Not doing too good today.
20:11:44 <Betty> :-8
20:12:03 <Kevin L> I sent you a couple of pics from Rainbow yesterday.
20:12:54 <Betty> I´ll check soon, need to prepare supper
20:15:20 <Kevin L> Time for a few chores and then grown men crashing expensive cars.
20:17:07 <Dave from B> When is Sprint Race this weekend?
20:36:19 <ynpvisitor3> .
20:42:25 <ynpvisitor6> What for a Sprint Race in your Country?
20:43:41 <Andre from Germ> ups so I have my name changes that is right again
20:45:01 <Andre from Germ> so the erupt come same I think
20:49:03 <Betty> OF eruption will be soon, yes
20:49:28 <Betty> Hi Andre
20:49:43 <Andre from Germ> huhu Betty :-)
20:53:14 <Andre from Germ> How are you Betty
20:54:26 <Betty> I´m fine, thanks Andre. Ijust sat down to watch Pokalfinale to see first half is done.
20:55:29 <Betty> and you? Are you ready for your B-day party tonight?
20:55:38 <Andre from Germ> yeah I know my favorite league is Dortmund
20:55:51 <Andre from Germ> all good
20:58:44 <Betty> my streaming is very choppy today
21:00:36 <Betty> OF
21:08:17 <Betty> I sent you a message, Andre
21:10:57 <Betty> Daisy
21:12:49 <ynpvisitor89> Japan just had a 6.4 quake. The ring of fire is on fire today!
21:13:38 <Betty> there was a big one earlier today, right?
21:14:13 <ynpvisitor89> yes an 8.5 around 5:20 mdt
21:15:58 <ynpvisitor89> Thank goodness that one was very deep or the whole US west coastline would have been hit with a tsunami
21:16:58 <ynpvisitor89> Hawaii would have really been hit. the 6.4 was only 15 miles deep so they might have to issue a warning on that one
21:17:36 <Betty> oh no! I hope not...
21:25:38 <Betty> we need a cam cleaner again. Must have been hit severeal times
21:49:24 <Kevin L> Dave the Sprint Cup Race is on tomorrow morning. Andre Sprint Cup race is the top level stock car racing series in the US. It is called Sprint Cup since the phone company Sprint is the major sponsor.
22:25:02 <Betty> LC ie
22:32:50 <Betty> OF
22:43:53 <Andrew> hello
22:44:13 <Betty> hi Andrew
22:49:12 <Betty> lots of people out on the bw
23:05:53 <Betty> Big Anemone
23:17:00 <Graham> stepping away, bb later
23:17:19 <Betty> later Graham
23:36:30 <Betty> LC
23:36:51 <Betty> Aurum
23:36:51 <Betty> .
23:36:51 <Betty> .
23:36:51 <Betty> .
23:37:27 <Betty> nice and tall
23:38:43 <ynpvisitor39> Static had a nice shot of it too.
23:39:13 <Betty> yes, this time I saw it!
23:42:43 <JAC> Daisy ie
23:43:05 <Betty> yep
00:07:12 <Betty> OF
00:12:22 <Betty> LC
00:53:51 <Betty> Riverside
01:06:13 <Betty> Oblong
01:35:19 <Betty> OF
01:35:44 <Betty> hey, teasing me
01:44:31 <Betty> OF
01:44:39 <Graham> OF
01:44:59 <Betty> hey Graham, you´re back :-)
01:54:25 <Graham> went outto dinner
01:54:42 <Graham> doesnt look like i missed much other than Aurum
01:54:54 <Betty> and Daisy
01:56:28 <Graham> back for Grand tho
01:57:00 <ynpvisitor77> unless we have a 10 hour interval again
01:57:23 <Graham> the night owls can have it then
01:58:52 <Betty> I hope for a 6h :-)
01:59:23 <ynpvisitor77> last interval was a short, will be interesting to see what is next
01:59:48 <ynpvisitor77> no Turban times posted yet
02:05:01 <ynpvisitor72> Graham do you remember the last time Ledge was active?
02:05:16 <ynpvisitor72> Did it get more stable or more erratic over the summer?
02:09:47 <Betty> BH splashing
02:09:47 <Graham> yesterdy
02:10:18 <Graham> i have no idea. i know it ws erupting every 14h or so at one point
02:10:36 <ynpvisitor72> meaning, can I hope it will still be going in Sept?
02:10:37 <Graham> wt
02:11:15 <Graham> cb at Grand, maybe we will get a Turban time soon
02:11:34 <Graham> I am hoping it will still be activwe then
02:16:28 <Graham> Turban?
02:16:38 <Betty> looks like
02:16:57 <Graham> 1815
02:23:21 <Betty> Daisy
02:23:28 <Graham> Daisy 1823
02:36:19 <Graham> Turban
02:56:43 <Graham> that drove most ppl away
02:57:05 <Betty> looks really nasty
02:57:28 <Graham> you are up late Betty
02:58:19 <Betty> yes, I just watched a film, but it´s over now. So it is way time for sleep
02:58:47 <Betty> wanted to wait for the next turban
02:59:06 <Graham> think turban was 1855ie
02:59:29 <Betty> but I think the view is not worth it. So I´m headed out now
02:59:40 <Betty> night
02:59:44 <Graham> goodnight/morning
03:05:27 <Graham> Castle
03:06:31 <Graham> OF
03:13:22 <ynpvisitor48> Grand
03:18:40 <ynpvisitor39> Looks like the hawks are eating duck for supper.
03:20:39 <ynpvisitor77> how come Graham did not post the Grand start time?
03:21:01 <Graham> was 1913
03:21:17 <ynpvisitor77> its not on GT, so it did not happen, right?
03:21:36 <ynpvisitor77> too bad the supposedly nice day turned into this
03:22:21 <ynpvisitor77> go 2nd
03:23:15 <ynpvisitor77> or not
03:23:42 <ynpvisitor77> castle looks to be a major
03:51:40 <ynpvisitor39> Depression looks hot
04:09:38 <Graham> Aurum
04:09:51 <Graham> or not
04:10:49 <Graham> everything so steamy now it looks like its erupting
04:15:52 <Graham> goodnight