Showing logs for date: 2015-09-28
11:59:53 <ynpvisitor35> Grand 0357ie
13:38:23 <ynpvisitor6> A massive eruption a little to the right of Grand has continued for some time now. Which geyser is it? Grotto, Giant?
13:38:30 <ynpvisitor56> Old Faithful
13:39:02 <ynpvisitor6> No, the one behind the trees...
14:07:13 <Jimbo> That has got to be bright moonlight. Castle plume is beautiful
14:13:33 <ynpvisitor95> someone posted an image from 5:47 to GeyserTimes. The steam behind the trees looks like Grotto.If it looked like that on a summer afternoon
14:13:53 <ynpvisitor95> If it looked like that on a summer afternoon, then it would be Giant.
14:18:25 <ynpvisitor6> That makes sense
15:15:56 <ynpvisitor76> Old Faithful
15:27:48 <ynpvisitor25> Dome
15:36:54 <Dave form B> Morning everyone!
15:37:19 <Kevin L> Hi Dave.
15:38:42 <Dave form B> Holy fog bank
15:38:48 <Jimbo> So I guess your're in form today, Dave?
15:39:10 <Dave form B> haha...yes...too early for typing
15:39:21 <Jimbo> And did you fill out Form A?
15:39:22 <Kevin L> It is all the bat geysers Robin
15:39:36 <Dave from B> haha
15:39:47 <Jimbo> Nice sunrise Castle plume after the moonlit one earlier this morning
15:40:23 <Jimbo> Don't worry Dave, I slurrrred my R's
15:41:21 <Dave from B> This early in the it 5 oclock somewhere?
15:55:12 <Kevin L> Probably close to that for Betty
15:55:27 <ynpvisitor66> Giant entry?
15:56:56 <Ryan> I wasnt on then.
15:58:21 <ynpvisitor66> I am surprised Jim has not made a comment about it, maybe he will soon
15:59:26 <ynpvisitor66> That would be crazy if the full moon woke up Giant
15:59:35 <Ryan> ....Daisy?
15:59:38 <Ryan> or Splendid?
15:59:39 <Kevin L> Daisy
15:59:46 <Ryan> Why not both!? :D
16:00:38 <ynpvisitor6> Plume friendly conditions out there today... :D
16:00:47 <Ryan> ...plume?
16:00:49 <Ryan> :D
16:16:20 <Dave from B> Morning Jenna
16:18:53 <Jenna> morning Dave
16:25:37 <Dave from B> Morning lc!
16:25:42 <lc> morning
16:26:00 <Dave from B> How ya doing?
16:26:27 <lc> not bad today
16:27:09 <Dave from B> Better stop watch Tennessee football games before the 4th qtr
16:27:58 <lc> that was a bad game.
16:28:56 <lc> my son is giving up watching football.
16:38:22 <ynpvisitor66> Smart son
16:42:08 <Dave from B> Tell him to just drink more beer!:)
16:43:08 <lc> don't think that would have helped Sat.
16:45:09 <lc> 4th and 14, got to put pressure on the QB.
16:47:57 <Kevin L> 4th & 14 is never good for offense.
16:48:39 <lc> was in that game.
16:49:09 <lc> went for 60 something yard TD.
16:49:17 <Dave from B> Not a good decision to go back into coverage on 4th and long
16:49:31 <Dave from B> How can you let somebody get behind you in that instance?
16:50:27 <lc> I think the D thought he was going to go out of bounds.
16:51:11 <lc> made the little move, picked up a block and off to the races.
16:53:38 <Dave from B> Looks more than likely that GIANT ERUPTED!!!
16:54:27 <ynpvisitor34> Old Faithful
16:59:17 <ynpvisitor52> vw here.
16:59:37 <Kevin L> Hi vw.
17:00:21 <ynpvisitor52> just got a text that streaming is down? am on tablet so don't have stream pic.
17:00:50 <Kevin L> Streaming is choppy. Still works but has the Keystone Cops effect.
17:00:58 <Dave from B> I have streaming going
17:00:59 <ynpvisitor52> CC will fix stream as soon as possible.
17:01:25 <lc> same here as Kevin.
17:01:33 <ynpvisitor52> I will pass on about choppy stream to CC
17:02:06 <ynpvisitor52> getting onto stream on computer so I can describe to her
17:02:43 <ynpvisitor52> thx all!
17:09:24 <lc> how long after a Giant eruption before Grotto can/may erupt?
17:12:02 <Kevin L> Looks like a doggie.
17:13:31 <Jenna> Oblong?
17:13:46 <lc> looks like
17:14:14 <Kevin L> Pro bab ly is O bl on g.
17:17:24 <kc (working)> overnight capture is up that shows the 0503 event, looks nice in the moonlight
17:18:57 <Dave from B> btw, Greah catch Dave M!!!!!
17:19:09 <Dave from B> Well, you know what I meant!:)
17:19:55 <Kevin L> Awesome.
17:22:09 <kc (working)> dome ie
17:23:21 <kc (working)> giant sign was rolled under the cage.. ? removed from the entry :)
17:23:49 <Dave from B> WOW
17:24:01 <Kent> Very nice capture
17:24:06 <kc (working)> long wait is finally over
17:24:33 <ynpvisitor11> Or begins again?
17:25:02 <Dave from B> You mean it's not going to automatically erupted every 7 days?:)
17:25:31 <Dave from B> Darn, I already made my reservations for next Monday
17:26:04 <Kevin L> Maybe you can catch Aurum Dave.
17:26:07 <kc (working)> this might even be worth a txt, even tho it's ex post facto
17:27:00 <Dave from B> kc, I was just thinking the same thing
17:29:59 <kc (working)> heck with it, i sent it. hope it makes some monday mornings happy for folks
17:30:44 <Dave from B> Good call, kc
17:36:36 <CO Dave> Yes, kc, thank you. That makes Monday morning excellent for sure.
17:36:48 <CO Dave> Now I gotta go watch the capture.
17:36:55 <Dave from B> Morning PNL, CO Dave
17:37:18 <PNL> Morning
17:37:41 <kc (working)> yw. recommend going to settings->speed->0.25 to watch it
17:37:56 <PNL> Has anyone posted a link to the Giant eruption yet?
17:38:10 <kc (working)>
17:40:19 <Kevin L> Nice Aurum at 0118 too!
17:41:32 <PNL> Wow that was cool
17:45:03 <CO Dave> Wow. I don't know what else to say. Astounding is not enough.
17:45:20 <ynpvisitor23> Hi. Where are the captures from this mornings giant ?
17:46:11 <Dave from B> Move over Ledge, Top story for 2015 has arrived.
17:47:39 <Dave from B> 23, link is about 6 posts above this one
17:49:06 <Jimbo> I was dubious but then I watched the video. That sure looked like Giant
17:49:25 <Kevin L> My feelings too.
17:49:28 <ynpvisitor23> Thank you. I'm on my mobile and must have missed it
17:50:10 <CO Dave> Comments from Jim S on GT are pretty confirming, for sure.
17:51:45 <Kevin L> 5 year, 250 day, 3 hour, & 7 minute interval.
17:52:43 <Dave from B> longest in last 100!
17:54:52 <ynpvisitor11> Did it show on the seismo?
17:56:16 <Ryan> figured I'd hop in and post the obligatory: Woohoo!!
17:57:47 <Dave from B> Hope we get at least a couple more this year
17:58:09 <ynpvisitor23> Well that made my day! Thank you super blood moon eclipse
17:58:20 <Ryan> If we extrapolate, David Schwarz says that we should be looking at March of 2017.
17:58:52 <Dave from B> I'm going to wager that it is before that!
17:59:12 <Dave from B> I'll take 20K on before, please!:D
17:59:40 <ynpvisitor11> That is a lot of cheese sticks
17:59:46 <ynpvisitor90> Thankful there won't be a shutdown!
18:00:54 <Ryan> I'd be happy with another one this year.
18:01:09 <Ryan> Will said he saw the plume as he and Mara left this morning.
18:01:21 <ynpvisitor90> wow
18:01:47 <Kevin L> Oh, that has to be a bummer.
18:01:47 <Ryan> He didnt know it, though. They were just getting back into Bozeman when I called and told him.
18:03:42 <Ryan> I think they are both happy to have seen it, even though they didnt know it.
18:04:00 <Kevin L> Have to keep a close eye on BH today. Sounds like the one yesterday was a surprise.
18:04:30 <Kevin L> I bet they would have delayed their return.
18:04:36 <Dave from B> Becca just received the news...she is excited!
18:04:54 <Micah> Kevin they are back in bozeman
18:05:26 <Ryan> Just barely, the watched the plume as they drove out of OF this morning.
18:06:10 <Kevin L> But if they saw the plume as they left and knew what it was, they would have been ate to Bozeman.
18:06:22 <Micah> ^
18:06:32 <Micah> they weren't though
18:06:48 <Ryan> They didnt know what it was.
18:06:49 <Micah> Unless they were still in the car when I called, which in hindsight was probably the case
18:07:07 <Ryan> Will just said they saw the plume and thought it was big and in a strange spot.
18:07:22 <ynpvisitor11> Youth
18:07:43 <Ryan> That was it, when I called they were just close enough to Bozeman to get cell service. They were clueless.
18:07:47 <Ryan> Me: "I assume you know?"
18:07:53 <Kevin L> Lesson to be learned here: If you see a large plume in a strange place, CHECK IT OUT!!!!
18:07:53 <Ryan> Will: "Know what?"
18:08:25 <Ryan> Me: "Giant erupted at 0503ns. Dave got the capture, and Jim confirmed."
18:08:33 <Ryan> then all hell broke loose in the car....
18:08:40 <Micah> lol
18:08:43 <ynpvisitor11> If we stopped everytine we saw some steam, we woul dnever leave the park.
18:08:53 <Dave from B> :D
18:08:56 <Ryan> Lets talk about big steam plumes, Kevin :)
18:09:02 <Micah> In my case, if I DIDN'T see steam
18:09:05 <Dave from B> haha, Ryan
18:09:11 <Ryan> :)
18:09:12 <Kevin L> Keywords: Large plume, strange place.
18:09:28 <Ryan> OK, lets talk about big plumes in strange places. :)
18:09:33 <Ryan> I digress, haha.
18:09:56 <Kevin L> I do know of a geyser gazer who missed the 1986 eruption while he was downing a milkshake at Lower Hamms.
18:11:43 <Ryan> You'd be amazed at how many strange things people see and dont act on it.
18:11:44 <Dave from B> Hope it was good
18:12:37 <Kevin L> It was. Not good enought for that though.
18:12:43 <Dave from B> My biggest was not going to Steamboat for steam phase when I was at OF
18:13:23 <ynpvisitor11> Looks like Turban
18:13:32 <Ryan> My biggest was not taking photos of Prefect Plume
18:13:33 <Eric> Good Morning All
18:13:52 <Eric> Pretty awesome news!
18:13:53 <Ryan> Perfect* Plume
18:14:21 <Micah> My biggest was going to Grand.
18:14:24 <ynpvisitor11> At least we did not sleep through it on the best full moon in a long time.
18:14:26 <Micah> And missing Improbable by 4 minutes
18:15:25 <Ryan> Though, I do also regret not checking on F&M on July 15
18:16:02 <Kevin L> I think we all have one of those stories. If not, we will!
18:16:12 <Ryan> Oh well, thus the results when people get discouraged. ;)
18:16:12 <Dave from B> Morning Eric, Mario
18:16:24 <Ryan> Off to Calc, have a gant day, everyone.
18:16:45 <Dave from B> You too Ryan
18:20:46 <Eric> Holy cow...that video of Giant is Awesome
18:20:56 <Eric> I can't even imagine being close to it.
18:21:32 <Dave from B> So, Labor Day activity did mean something!
18:21:55 <Eric> Guess so
18:22:02 <Kevin L> It is a lot of fun.
18:22:03 <Mario> Morning Dave, Eric, Ryan, Kevin, and all
18:22:11 <Kevin L> Hi
18:22:21 <Mario> Big news- Giant eruption~
18:22:35 <Eric>
18:22:52 <Mario> thx for posting the link to last night's streaming
18:22:57 <Eric> Directly to the spot...pretty amazing that we had a super moon to light it up
18:24:52 <ynpvisitor90> So rocco's prediction was good +/- 15 days
18:26:12 <Dave from B> Forget about that prediction!:) When is the next one!
18:27:34 <Kevin L> Right after the park closes Dave.
18:28:15 <Dave from B> I'll be there
18:34:34 <Kevin L> Ding
18:34:35 <Kevin L> .
18:34:36 <Kevin L> .
18:34:37 <Kevin L> .
18:34:38 <Eric> BHI
18:35:36 <Kevin L> Txt sent
18:37:26 <Michael> Hi everyone! Still looping the overnight video in order to believe my eyes!
18:37:46 <Michael> To me it looks like Oblong 0459, Mastiff 0503, and Giant 0506...
18:38:18 <Dave from B> GOOD morning Michael
18:48:11 <Dave from B> BH 1048ie
18:48:35 <Jimbo> That's showing some power
18:48:49 <Eric> rainbow
18:48:54 <kc (working)> nice rainbow
18:49:16 <kc (working)> if a bit lacking in animation
18:49:53 <Kevin L> Lousy camop
18:49:57 <Eric> haha
18:49:57 <Jimbo> Beehive trying to compete with the Giant news
18:50:38 <Kevin L> Best rainbow I have seen on the cam from BH
18:50:51 <Jimbo> Best in a long time
18:50:55 <ynpvisitor551> I was thinking that
18:52:48 <kc (working)> daisy 1050 gt
18:52:51 <Eric> Glad Giant didn't go 3 hours earlier when the cam was down.
18:53:34 <Eric> Grand
18:53:37 <Eric> ?
18:53:45 <Dave from B> ..
18:53:46 <Eric> Yep
18:53:53 <Jimbo> And bison
18:53:57 <Dave from B> Giantess is next:)
18:54:05 <ynpvisitor95> Best Cam view Beehive rainbow E V E R! Thank goodness for the Web cam option on GT!
18:54:13 <Jimbo> I was thinking Splendid
18:54:18 <Kevin L> We got our nickels worth today!
18:55:00 <Jimbo> If there was a government shutdown, these camera views would be blank
18:56:19 <ynpvisitor551> Sorry only just on now. Could you please post the link for Giant this morning? What did Jim see? Thanks
18:57:39 <Jimbo> It was an inline comment. Signs rolled, flattened grass in runoff channels.
18:58:23 <Eric>
18:59:01 <Eric> The video is amazing...I have watched it 3 of 4 times already :-)
18:59:36 <Eric> I think if it was light outside, we would have seen water over the trees
19:00:32 <ynpvisitor551> thank you for that.
19:00:37 <Eric> Did someone say plume erupted?
19:01:22 <Jimbo> Actually, you don't. I've been watching the Webcam for several years, back to when Giant was in its active phase. It's not quite high enough being further downbasin. You just see the massive steam cloud.
19:01:25 <Michael> As far as I know that part was just wishful thinking.
19:01:40 <Michael> (the part about Plume)
19:01:48 <Eric> ohhh, thanks Michael :-D
19:04:05 <kc (working)> i didnt think giant was ever seen on streaming
19:04:44 <Kevin L> We need a 3b to top off the day.
19:06:15 <Eric> Did we have streaming 6 years ago?
19:06:29 <Dave from B> Ask vw
19:06:36 <Eric> :-)
19:06:43 <Kevin L> I think we did.
19:07:14 <Eric> k
19:07:17 <Michael> I remember seeing Giant once on streaming during its last active phase.
19:07:56 <Eric> I would assume with the last camera...low res and not as good a zoom, you would just have seen white fuzz back there :-D
19:08:19 <lc> last few eruptions at night.
19:08:48 <ynpvisitor90> it used to show on the UGB view - I remember Pat capturing those
19:09:09 <lc> last daylight eruption was Aug 08
19:09:11 <Eric> Any links to youtube video of previous eruptions from webcam?
19:09:15 <kc (working)> i have seen one still cam capture of giant, up til this morning
19:09:27 <Michael> No night vision on the old stream. UGB still camera caught quite a few.
19:09:40 <Jimbo> A few times. I remember one winter eruption near dark, HUGE steam cloud. Probably the December 10 2007 eruption.
19:10:19 <lc> I have several static cam captures.
19:10:29 <Eric> So this is the first webcam capture of Giant?
19:10:40 <Eric> should say, streaming webcam
19:12:12 <Michael> Might be the first archived one anyway.
19:14:43 <kc (working)> but u can say w confidence we would not have seen water Jimbo?
19:17:20 <Michael> My experience is the same. A bunch of still-cam captures, and once on video, and didn't see water in any of those.
19:17:31 <lc> I can't remember seeing water on static. don't know about streaming. that would be interesting.
19:17:48 <Michael> That's not to say it couldn't happen. Some Giant eruptions are taller than others.
19:18:02 <Dave from B> I can't wait for the first daytime zoomed in closeup of a Giant eruption.
19:19:09 <lc> I watched Giant from the OF Inn deck, (different angle) could see lot of water from there.
19:20:05 <lc> was amazing to watch it climb, from there.
19:20:31 <Eric> If you can see water from Inn deck, you should be able to see water from the Cam I think.
19:21:08 <Eric> But maybe not...angles I guess are pretty far apart
19:21:24 <Eric> Either way...I look forward to trying to see it :-D
19:21:26 <Kevin L> The old cam had a bit better zoom, but not as good resolution. I think you woud see water on this one.
19:21:41 <lc> don't have the trees around Grand from there.
19:22:00 <Michael> Only one way to find out, and I hope we get to do it soon.
19:23:48 <Eric> So does anyone have a meaningful guess as to if it will be another long cycle before we see Giant or if it is possible we could get another soon?
19:24:56 <Dave from B> If you can guess that; please send me your guess for next powerball numbers:)
19:25:51 <Michael> No way to tell. If we're lucky, Giant starts having hot periods in the next week or two. Another eruption is also possible, but ongoing hot periods is better than a one-off eruption.
19:26:00 <Jimbo> I vaguely remember people saying at the time that if the cam was on the roof of the Old Faithful Inn, you could see the water column for Giant. But at least where it was located at the time, you couldn't.
19:28:35 <Michael> Got to run. My day is made already...
19:33:13 <Eric> thx michael
19:37:37 <ynpvisitor90> we have 5 weeks for in basin observers to find out
19:38:07 <Dave from B> How soon before it recovers and hot periods are possible?
19:40:25 <lc> should have ask that before Michael left.
19:42:29 <Dave from B> I'm a little slow, lc!:)
19:43:57 <lc> Dave, that was not my point. you ask kinda what I ask earlier, when could we get Grotto after Giant.
19:44:32 <lc> Michael would have been the one to ask.
19:45:19 <Dave from B> Well, we'll corral him the next time he is on.
19:45:35 <Dave from B> Was there a marathon yesterday?
19:45:58 <lc> don't know
19:46:24 <Dave from B> I did see a Spa major on FB from this weekend. Don't remember what day it was from
19:47:25 <Dave from B> Spa was 1032 yesterday
19:47:35 <lc> I think I remember a Spa logged yesterday.
19:48:08 <Dave from B> Afternoon Art
19:48:50 <Art H> Hi Dave! Exciting day so far
19:49:08 <Art H> Missed it by two weeks, maybe next year ;)
19:49:28 <Art H> Not that I would have been up strolling around the UGB at 5am but one can dream
19:53:13 <Jimbo> We should use the video to pinpoint the Giant locations, so if it has hot periods while the park is closed, we know what we're seeing
19:54:47 <Dave from B> I doubt you would see a hot period from streaming
19:58:28 <ynpvisitor70> ^^^^agreed
19:59:56 <Art H> Is there a higher quality capture that folks will post from the webcam?
20:03:45 <Eric> Art, it would be nice to have one that doesn't have dropped frames.
20:03:58 <Eric> But it probably will not increase the quality.
20:04:57 <Jimbo> Wouldn't we see the steaming from a hot period (esp. when it's cold)?
20:05:24 <ynpvisitor70> probably not
20:05:40 <Jimbo> Dang
20:06:07 <ynpvisitor70> also is in a view line with grotto so unlikely you could tell what is happening
20:07:37 <Dave from B> ..
20:25:11 <Eric> 70, I was trying to determine that if Grotto and Giant lined up exactly.
20:26:36 <lc> I think Grotto in right of Giant.
20:28:52 <Mario> Sorry if this has already been discussed this morning, but how long has it been since Giant's last eruption?
20:29:36 <Will B> they are close enough that they can easily be confused
20:29:56 <Will B>
20:30:23 <Kevin L> So you caught Giant Will?
20:30:29 <Will B> no
20:30:31 <Eric> They are overlapped
20:30:33 <Will B> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
20:30:55 <Eric> I just looked at yesterdays grotto and giant...exact same spot on cam capture
20:31:11 <Eric> One was "slightly" bigger :-P
20:31:54 <Eric> Here is grotto yesterday morning:
20:32:15 <Eric> And here is Giant this morning:
20:34:31 <Eric> Sorry, that giant link should have been slightly different:
20:35:54 <Dave from B> I still can't get over how big that cloud was!
20:36:04 <lc>
20:36:12 <Dave from B> Becca and I will be watching it on the big screen tonight!:)
20:38:59 <lc> time for a break, bbl.
20:40:20 <ynpvisitor18> That plume was fun
20:40:32 <ynpvisitor18> bummer that BH and Grand went at the same time today.
20:40:39 <Kevin L> Did she win her game?
20:42:33 <Dave from B> They did win 4-0 on Saturday. Big game against Blgs Senior tomorrow nite at 7 pm unser the lights. Only 4 games in reg season left and they can finish 2-3-4 or 5.
20:43:04 <Kevin L> $-0 sounds much better.
20:43:16 <Kevin L> 4-0
20:43:27 <Eric> is that pay to win?
20:43:30 <Eric> :-P
20:43:31 <ynpvisitor18> I thought she had 10 days off?
20:46:53 <Kevin L> UNLV finally won a game. I think they took out their frustrations on this one against Idaho State beating them 80-8. (And THAT isn't a typo.)
20:47:46 <Dave from B> 9 days off starts after Tuesday game
20:47:58 <Dave from B> haha at Kevin
20:48:37 <Dave from B> She may actually be moving up the field as well. We'll find out for sure on Tuesday.
20:49:07 <Dave from B> slightly up the field but can become invoilved in the offense once in awhile. Does mean more running!:)
20:49:32 <Kevin L> BYU did not use the Hail Mary but did need last rites.
20:49:47 <Dave from B> 0 is never a good score infootball
20:50:35 <Kevin L> They should have lost both the Nebraska and UCLA games too.
20:53:13 <ynpvisitor18> Jim S only missed Giant by a tiny bit...
20:53:48 <Dave from B> 18, what was his prediction and when did he make it?
20:56:21 <ynpvisitor18> I mean physically missed it
20:56:28 <ynpvisitor18> showed up around 630
20:56:57 <ynpvisitor18> Rocco was the one that wrote a note proditcting it last week
20:56:59 <Dave from B> oh, ok....isn't that late for Jim or because it gets light later he shows up later?
20:57:00 <ynpvisitor18> pretty close
20:57:18 <ynpvisitor18> he recently started coming in later, maybe the cold, and it being so dark
20:57:32 <Dave from B> makes sense
20:57:34 <ynpvisitor18> yet last night there was MOONLIGHT
20:57:42 <ynpvisitor18> Tara was at OF too, yet asleep
20:57:59 <ynpvisitor18> Was Will in basin or in Bozo?
20:59:41 <Dave from B> actually was just leaving OF area
21:00:10 <Dave from B> He even saw the cloud but didn't think it was Giant
21:03:28 <ynpvisitor53> I was RIGHT!!! It was GIANT!!! Welcome Autumn.
21:03:55 <ynpvisitor18> wow, so Will was that close
21:03:59 <Dave from B> Hi, Rocco
21:04:04 <Dave from B> :D
21:04:10 <ynpvisitor53> It was 20 years and three days ago that I saw my first Giant eruption.
21:04:13 <ynpvisitor18> Rocco does not come on chat
21:04:34 <Dave from B> I know that
21:04:38 <ynpvisitor18> Ha ha, yes Dave M, it was Giant
21:05:05 <Dave from B> Had to be fun to watch live on webcam
21:05:09 <ynpvisitor18> it was your note that got everyone moving
21:05:54 <ynpvisitor18> I think he was watching it back, not live, Right Dave?
21:06:00 <DaveM> Too bad no one was there. It is a great show.
21:06:08 <ynpvisitor18> he posted the note at 7 something
21:06:22 <DaveM> I saw the steam cloud live but backed up for the start.
21:06:29 <ynpvisitor18> Just found out Will drove away from it
21:06:34 <Dave from B> oops...was just assuming...That would be early.
21:06:50 <ynpvisitor18> well, good catch
21:06:57 <DaveM> I feel sorry for Will
21:07:15 <Dave from B> I do as well...that's so close
21:07:24 <ynpvisitor18> I do not think he has ever seen it
21:08:04 <DaveM> I'm sure he'll get his turn.
21:09:35 <ynpvisitor18> if it continues...
21:09:54 <Dave from B> DaveM, do you know how fast Giant recovers and when Hot Periods "could" resume?
21:09:55 <DaveM> It may be a year or tow or ten but he'll get a chance
21:10:12 <ynpvisitor18> I like your thinking...
21:10:12 <Kevin L> He isyoung. He will have a turn.
21:11:03 <DaveM> I've seen intervals as short as 3.5 days but that was a very active period. It has been known to have solo Autumn eruptions so....
21:11:17 <DaveM> Hot periods could show up in a couple days.
21:11:58 <Dave from B> Kind of like a single F& to just wait for another one before getting too excited.
21:12:20 <Eric> It's Giant...I am excited :-D
21:12:29 <DaveM> If I were in teh park I'd watch for hot periods but I probably wouldn't sit in the cage for extended periods.
21:12:33 <Dave from B> haha
21:12:43 <DaveM> I agree, Eric. I'm excited too.
21:12:52 <Eric> Thanks for the awesome capture Dave
21:13:11 <Eric> By any chance do you have the non-dropped frame version lying around?
21:14:10 <DaveM> When I saw that steam cloud this morning it got my heart pumping. Have you seen any of Tara's videos. They convey the excitement that she and others felt during the eruption. I always liked those videos.
21:15:01 <DaveM> Yes, I have a non-dropped frame version. I'll post it later. I'm just taking a short break right now but have to get back to what I was working on.
21:15:18 <Eric> Awesome...just glad you have it!
21:15:48 <Dave from B> Thanks again., Dave. Yes, excitement in the cage is really something
21:16:25 <Eric> I can't imagine being that close to giant during an eruption...It has to be almost scary :-D
21:16:42 <Dave from B> Think rainforest:)
21:17:22 <Dave from B> Dry is not an option if you are caught in the downpour
21:18:06 <ynpvisitor18> Tara was at OF during it, she was sleeping
21:19:25 <Dave from B> just wish it was a copuple weeks earlier. Would have been so one maybe to see hot period
21:19:30 <Eric> Just a note...HD video did not really exist the last time Giant erupted :-D
21:19:31 <DaveM> That is a shame. Her past videos are great though.
21:20:39 <Eric> Who will be the first person ever to capture Giant in HD?
21:20:44 <ynpvisitor18> she went down to see the aftermath
21:26:15 <Mario> Daisy
21:26:49 <Kevin L> Right on time. During OF window.
21:34:42 <Eric> OF
21:35:18 <ynpvisitor18> stellar day in the park
21:35:24 <Eric> anyone else having issues reaching facebook?
21:35:36 <ynpvisitor18> yes
21:35:43 <ynpvisitor18> on my phone anyway
21:35:45 <Eric> ok, thanks 18
21:36:00 <Jenna> I am
21:36:14 <Eric> It seems to be unavailable for the last 20 minutes at least.
21:36:31 <Jenna> yup
21:36:51 <Dave from B> Same for me re FB
21:36:57 <Dave from B> Netwrok error
21:37:37 <ynpvisitor18> I get that too, network error
21:38:03 <ynpvisitor18> too many people posting about Giant, we broke the internet...
21:38:05 <ynpvisitor18> ha
21:38:22 <Eric> I posted it on my feed :-D
21:38:32 <ynpvisitor18> me too
21:38:59 <Eric> I hardly ever post...but that is worth sharing
21:41:15 <Dave from B> Is there any theories about a relationship between F&M and Giant?
21:41:29 <Dave from B> Are there any theories
21:43:55 <Kevin L> This streaming is driving me nuts
21:49:23 <ynpvisitor27> Giant broke the cam
21:50:19 <Kevin L> I was wondering if the earth ended last night am I was dreaming this.
21:50:21 <DaveM> here is the capture. Note the steam cloud at the start is probably Oblong. Hot period (maybe Mastiff around 0503 and Giant around 0506/7 --
21:50:31 <DaveM>
21:51:03 <Kevin L> Thanks Dave
21:51:37 <Eric> yes, mucho thanks
22:02:10 <kc (working)> ty Dave
22:14:04 <ynpvisitor18> that plume is just so big
22:14:24 <Dave from B> Hi, lt
22:14:30 <lt> howdy Dave
22:14:33 <Dave from B> 18, how many times have you watched today?
22:14:46 <ynpvisitor18> maybe 4 now
22:14:54 <ynpvisitor18> just watched the one above a few minutes ago
22:14:59 <Dave from B> We can't get enough of it!:)
22:15:06 <Dave from B> Hi, Betty
22:15:10 <ynpvisitor18> so glad it was visible
22:15:11 <Betty> whooooooooooooooooooo
22:15:16 <ynpvisitor18> wooooooo
22:15:22 <Kevin L> Hi Betty
22:15:24 <Betty> great news
22:15:26 <ynpvisitor27> once. it is just steem if you are not there.
22:16:05 <ynpvisitor18> yes 27, only we know what is behind the steam, under the steam...
22:16:07 <Betty> Lion?
22:16:15 <Betty> yup
22:16:21 <ynpvisitor27> Is thaty alion start?
22:16:44 <Betty> alien start
22:16:51 <Betty> ini
22:17:07 <kc (working)>
22:17:12 <ynpvisitor27> The ini is looking more like an outy
22:18:53 <Dave from B> That color pic wihtout the cage is nice
22:19:28 <Dave from B> no floppy hats in it, however
22:20:06 <kc (working)> no, they look more like the cast from the waltons or something
22:20:21 <Dave from B> :D
22:20:32 <ynpvisitor27> LC IE
22:20:41 <kc (working)> it's a large image if opened in a new tab and enlarged
22:20:44 <Dave from B> No boys wiht long hair
22:21:02 <Dave from B> Hi, Kent
22:21:16 <ynpvisitor27> Betty must be reading
22:21:23 <ynpvisitor27> the link that is
22:21:45 <Kent> We all know that the geyser gods pay close attention to what we desire so I am voting for "could mark the beginning of another burst of activity."
22:22:12 <Betty> yes 27, reading the logs. so excitiing!
22:22:19 <Dave from B> Kent, wouldn't that be awesome?
22:22:38 <Kent> Hi Dave. I am 350 miles away and still excited.
22:22:48 <ynpvisitor27> I thought there was a reason you missed the lc call.
22:22:58 <Betty> :-)
22:23:10 <Dave from B> Yes, if it went again soon, I bet you would get a lot closer.
22:23:19 <ynpvisitor27> Maybe bh will go back to 12 hour intervals
22:24:52 <kc (working)>
22:25:56 <ynpvisitor27> got to go.
22:27:24 <kc (working)> short update from Tara on gt posted at 1415 "Water visible in Giant. Everything else on the platform was gently steaming."
22:27:55 <Dave from B> Hasn't hit Blgs Gazette website yet
22:56:00 <ynpvisitor90> .
22:57:13 <Betty> time for sleep and sweet dreams of Giant erupting. :-) enjoy the rest of the day
22:57:31 <Eric> night betty
22:57:41 <Kevin L> bye
23:08:53 <Micah> Facebook's still buzzing
23:11:02 <Eric> Hey Micah, yes buzzing here and there.
23:19:09 <Dave from B> More than BH buzzing today
23:19:12 <Dave from B> !
23:19:48 <Graham> hello. did i miss anything?
23:20:07 <Kevin L> Nothing at all.
23:20:12 <Dave from B> Hi, Graham...I think you're still in time for F&M
23:20:17 <Micah> I think Anemone erupted a couple times
23:20:23 <Kevin L> Aurum is due
23:20:23 <Micah> but other than that. nah
23:20:39 <Dave from B> Just missed a lot of usual fall fog at OF
23:20:42 <Graham> nice, glad you saved them for me
23:20:57 <Graham> lot of people here today, BH already went tho
23:21:16 <Dave from B> People are giddy with excitement
23:21:43 <Micah> Demetri was planning to go out for the 5 am daisy.
23:21:46 <Graham> wow SOuth Purple Pool not overflowing, how cool is that?
23:22:00 <Graham> did he enjoy it?
23:22:15 <Micah> "Planning" as in. Didn't
23:22:27 <Micah> So there was lots of lamentation over the phone
23:22:30 <Graham> i am sure it was nice by moonlight
23:22:39 <Graham> or would have been
23:22:40 <Dave from B> No eye witnesses at all?
23:22:52 <Graham> didnt Dave capture it?
23:23:02 <Micah> No witnesses on the ground that we know of.
23:23:08 <Micah> Well, I take that back
23:23:18 <Micah> Will and Mara saw a "Huge plume in the wrong place"
23:23:24 <Kevin L> Look at the log, you will fin a link somewhere in there.
23:23:32 <Micah> but decided to not turn around and investigate as they were driving away
23:23:55 <Graham> cool, so they have seen their forst eruption of something
23:24:00 <Graham> first
23:24:02 <Micah>
23:24:03 <Micah> Graham
23:24:05 <Micah> ^
23:24:07 <Micah> there you go
23:24:09 <Graham> check that one off the list
23:24:27 <Dave from B> Doesn't count unless your are in eyesight of the cage
23:25:08 <Micah> Dave there's only one of the sputs that's seen Giant up close.
23:25:16 <ynpvisitor90> so I can't count the one I saw from Whiskey Flats? Even that was impressive...
23:25:17 <Micah> If we're going from that criteria
23:25:29 <Dave from B> Rocco has seen a few
23:25:48 <Dave from B> Visible from Whiskey
23:26:17 <Micah> I'm skeptical of that one.
23:26:27 <Micah> There's two massive hills between Whiskey flats and the basin
23:26:32 <Graham> looked like EDaisy was 0506?
23:26:46 <Micah> correct Graham
23:26:48 <ynpvisitor18> there is no basin view of any kind from Whiskey Flats
23:27:01 <ynpvisitor18> lots of blockage
23:27:07 <ynpvisitor18> maybe from Mule Deer Bend...
23:27:25 <Graham> GT says 0503
23:27:31 <ynpvisitor18> the whiskey flats person was seeing Excelsior steam
23:27:43 <ynpvisitor18> Dave M was on here and thought it started a bit after that
23:27:48 <ynpvisitor18> more like 06 or 07
23:27:54 <Micah> I agree with that
23:28:01 <Micah> The first puff may have been the hot period/mastiff
23:28:06 <ynpvisitor18> cool clouds n the basin right now
23:28:09 <Micah> But then at 0506 it just exploded
23:28:12 <ynpvisitor18> and Oblong right before
23:28:44 <Dave from B> Any truth to the rumor that Will has dropped out of college this semester and will be spedning the next couple months at Giant?:)
23:28:44 <Eric> So you don't think the steam from Giant would be visible at whiskey flats?
23:28:48 <Graham> maybe Dave corrected for time sync?
23:29:05 <Eric> That was pretty dang tall last night
23:29:07 <Graham> dont know Eric, the furthest I have been is the cage
23:29:19 <Micah> Graham you're the worst
23:29:23 <Graham> haha
23:29:28 <Dave from B> haha
23:29:34 <Graham> well i was at Oblong when one of the hot periods started
23:29:45 <Micah> .....
23:29:46 <Graham> you can easily see Feather start from there
23:29:48 <Dave from B> Eric, you'll get your chance
23:29:49 <ynpvisitor18> I am saying not visible from Whiskey Flats...have you been to Whiskey Flats, OBSCURED
23:29:52 <Micah> Oh I know
23:29:54 <Eric> aren't you about 3000 miles away now?
23:30:09 <Micah> I have a picture of Feather in eruption from 2007
23:30:13 <ynpvisitor18> very wooded and hills between there and UGB
23:30:17 <Micah> Walked right past a hot period and didn't know it.
23:30:28 <Graham> not that far ... but I was hoping for a closed interval on Giant eruptions with me in the park, missed this one tho
23:30:31 <ynpvisitor18> young sput
23:30:37 <Eric> Yes, but you are not looking toward the basin, you are looking up probably close to 1000 feet
23:30:44 <ynpvisitor18> you cannot see it all Micah
23:30:53 <Micah> You don't say 18
23:31:05 <ynpvisitor18> well, I am just saying no, not from there...
23:31:12 <Graham> pretty sure Giant didnt go then Micah, you would probably have noticed
23:31:14 <ynpvisitor18> once you get past Midway, maybe then
23:31:28 <ynpvisitor18> no matter...
23:31:40 <Graham> i have heard reputable reports of people seeing the steam cloud from WHisky Flats
23:31:52 <ynpvisitor18> GIANT erupted...I feel for Jim S, where if it would have been a few weeks sooner, he would have been on site
23:31:59 <Graham> i know ppl at Silex can hear the calls on the radiuo
23:32:01 <ynpvisitor18> lets let that go
23:32:17 <ynpvisitor18> I can imagine seeing the plume from Silex, just not the flats
23:32:18 <Micah> I've heard Daisy from Lower basin
23:32:31 <Graham> well i was there for the prior eruptiuon .... at least in the snow lodge
23:32:39 <ynpvisitor18> I hear UGB calls all the time in LGB
23:32:57 <Dave from B> I heard Fountain calls at Grand this year
23:33:02 <Eric> Well, I never wan't to test the theory of giant visible from whiskey flats :-)
23:33:16 <ynpvisitor18> ha ha, me either Eric
23:33:21 <Graham> not quite the same Dave
23:34:10 <Graham> its all good, one eruption may lead to another ... or not
23:34:18 <Micah> It
23:34:19 <Micah> Does
23:34:20 <Micah> That
23:34:57 <Graham> maybe it will go frequently next year ...
23:35:26 <Micah> Or the year after.
23:35:55 <Graham> next year more likely, my longest interval between Giant eruptions is 8 years, and next year it will be 8 again
23:36:43 <Graham> many of us have bad stories about missing Giant too, i have missed it by 1 hot period before
23:37:17 <Graham> still no Ledge :(
23:37:23 <Micah> We can only hope for something like 2005-2008
23:38:44 <Graham> that would be nice, the only other year I saw it was 1997
23:38:47 <Eric> So was tara's report of water still in Giant a good, bad or indifferent sign?
23:39:08 <Graham> always a good sign :)
23:39:28 <Graham> unless you just saw why it has no water any more
23:39:44 <Eric> Lion
23:59:28 <Dave from B> Time to call it a day. Have a great evening everyone! GO GIANT!
23:59:50 <Eric> Night dave
00:00:01 <Kevin L> bye
00:00:30 <Dave from B> Kevin, I need a cheesehead text tonight!:)
00:00:42 <Graham> bye Dave
00:07:27 <kc (working)> grotto 1603 gt
00:08:05 <kc (working)> grotto fountain was 1548
00:09:56 <DaveM> A couple things. Yes Giant is vissible from Wiskey Flats. Been there done that, don't need to do it again. Second, start of Giant may have been 0506 but I'm not too worried about 0503 versus 0506 on a 2000+ day interval.
00:10:08 <Graham> zzzzz
00:10:44 <Graham> agree it doesnt matter much Dave. Daisy could be chenged tho. its a nit i know
00:22:30 <DaveM> What did I do wrong with Daisy? I have to admit I entered it as an afterhtought.
00:23:20 <Graham> it vlooked like 0506 ..... I am guessing your eyes were distracted :)
00:23:48 <Graham> thanks for all the night posts too, very nice to have them all logged
00:23:50 <DaveM> I see what I did wrong. It is fixed
00:24:29 <Graham> thanks
00:38:05 <Kent> I hope the logs have been repositioned
00:38:11 <ynpvisitor65> camera rebbooted...hope this fixes the freezing
00:40:12 <Graham> ty
00:45:09 <Graham> of
00:50:01 <Graham> one of my favorite gazing days .... and the day before ... lots of hot periods
00:55:29 <ynpvisitor44> So what defines a "Giant Hot Period" to be logged?
00:55:45 <Graham> Feather erupting
00:56:08 <Eric> those are really just feather eruptions logged the day before?
00:56:50 <Graham> well they often had other vents going too, they are hot periods and if they last long enough they can lead to eruptions and if they are strong enough
00:57:28 <Graham> statt and end of a hot period are measured between feather on and off
00:57:39 <Graham> sometimes it restarts too like it did in the last one
00:58:41 <Graham> that year it could get into hourly hot period mode after there had been several "normal" Grotto eruptions
00:59:40 <Graham> on this occasion Mastiff was depth chafging for many hours which was a good sign for Giant
01:01:00 <Graham> about 10 vents can erupt on the platform in addition to Giant, Mastiff, Catfish, and Turtle
01:01:23 <Eric> Pretty amazing.
01:02:52 <Graham> 23 hot periods in less than 26 hours
01:03:46 <Eric> That is a lot of feather eruptions.
01:04:15 <Graham> but the series ended the right way
01:04:54 <Andrew> Hello
01:05:26 <Eric> hello Andrew
01:06:55 <Mario> hello there Andrew
01:21:46 <ynpvisitor90> .
01:26:57 <Graham> Turban?
01:27:01 <Graham> Grand
01:44:35 <Kitt> Well I hear that the Big G (woke up)
01:44:43 <Kitt> I hope it stays awake
01:45:00 <Kitt> i was reading some of the morning chat
01:46:24 <Kitt> When Giant first starts the water column is visable from Old Faithful Lodge's porch and looks like Grand (only slightly to the right
01:46:46 <Graham> i had not seen this Giant eruption video before
01:47:38 <Kitt> I know this because I called a Giant eruption from the porch one year and then I watched Steve O run like the wind along the boardwalk on geyser hill
01:47:54 <Graham> :)
01:48:11 <Graham> not the best spot to call one from
01:48:42 <Kitt> no, especially since we were waiting at Giant that morning hoping for an eruption
01:49:22 <Graham> neat video of Catfish aroiund 14min in
01:50:11 <kc (working)> Billings Gazette article with DaveM's video
01:50:36 <Kitt> a gazer (whom shall be anonymous) told me it would erupt today, so instead of eating at the Lower Ham's and getting back to Giant, we went to O. F. Lodge for our meal
01:51:09 <Kitt> told me it would not erupt
01:51:14 <kc (working)> and Will B quoted, neat
01:51:35 <Kitt> lesson learned
01:54:28 <ynpvisitor54> crested pool?
01:55:00 <Craig> Giant silly ;)
01:55:58 <ynpvisitor54> haha, no there was a large spike out of crested pool on the cam just now :-)
01:58:02 <Graham> now we need to figure out where Splendid is
01:58:19 <Craig> of course
01:58:25 <Craig> and plume dare I say
01:58:37 <Graham> we know where Plume erupts from thio
01:58:56 <Graham> strange Will said nobody would be rushing to see Giant
02:00:13 <Craig> I wonder if it will erupt regularly now
02:02:06 <ynpvisitor54> Thanks for sharing that Schwarz video of Giant Graham!
02:02:41 <ynpvisitor54> Punctuation probably would have helped in that sentence :-P
02:10:29 <Graham> yw 54, I hadnt seen it and its one of the best hot period and Catfish videos
02:11:00 <Graham> of course the Normal function eruptions are mre suspenseful as it surges and surges
02:13:47 <Kitt> I enjoyed the video also
02:13:54 <ynpvisitor35> was Grand a 2 burst?
02:14:13 <Graham> didnt notice
02:14:18 <Graham> was distracted
02:14:37 <ynpvisitor35> what a nice evening in the UGB
02:15:34 <ynpvisitor35> anyone else notice?
02:18:14 <Kitt> lovely day in the basin
02:18:31 <Kitt> have a nice evening everyone
02:18:46 <Graham> bye Kitt
02:29:17 <ynpvisitor54> Does anyone know the name of the historic hotel that was near porcelain basin?
02:33:43 <Graham> of
02:42:13 <ynpvisitor49> 54, I thought it was just the Norris Hotel, but MA would be the one to talk to.
02:43:25 <Craig> Is it splendid? XD
02:43:34 <Craig> daisy
02:43:56 <Graham> not big enoiugh for Splendid
02:44:02 <Craig> i know :)
02:46:38 <Graham> bbs
02:58:21 <Graham> castle ie
03:07:40 <kcmule> looks like a mnor. oh well will just watch giant again
03:07:51 <Craig> of course
03:08:23 <Graham> LC
03:16:42 <ynpvisitor13> Giantess is due
03:18:16 <ynpvisitor49> not til october
03:32:16 <kcmule> oblong ie, via gt
03:45:31 <kcmule> dome ie
03:45:44 <Graham> not another Giant eruption?
03:46:21 <kcmule> those would be difficult to confuse : )
04:03:30 <Graham> i am done, goodnight
04:03:44 <Graham> GO GIANTESS - it's pretty coolmoonlit :)
04:05:38 <kcmule> OF
04:05:42 <kcmule> nite Graham
04:58:36 <kcmule> lion
04:58:50 <kcmule> 3rd ini today
05:26:31 <kcmule> daisy ie
05:55:45 <kcmule> OF 21:55
06:20:42 <Kevin L> Lion
06:26:14 <Betty> Hi Kevin
06:26:30 <Kevin L> Morning Betty!
06:26:55 <Betty> Doing some moonlight watching?
06:27:00 <Kevin L> I like the moonbeam coming dow the center of the pic.
06:27:44 <Kevin L> Yep. Just watched the Packers wipeout the Chiefs so I am pretty happry right now.
06:28:36 <Betty> No streaming and chat on the same page for me on the phone
06:28:37 <Kevin L> When they post the streaming from today (yesterday for you) be sure to check it out. Totally awesome rainvbow on BH.
06:29:15 <Kevin L> That is a bummer. Pretty stong moon out there so you can see the whole basin.
06:29:15 <Betty> Cool. Missed it
06:30:15 <Betty> Time for bad Connection. Have a good night
06:30:33 <Kevin L> Enjoy your day.
07:34:19 <ynpvisitor44> Lion