Showing logs for date: 2016-02-02
06:52:31 <ynpvisitor3> OF
13:01:35 <ynpvisitor1> Yippee...I'm number 1!
13:02:05 <ynpvisitor1> Better than -23F..brrr
13:06:20 <ynpvisitor78> OF
13:06:39 <ynpvisitor90> Grand too
13:07:32 <Jimbo 9x10> OF and Grand almost simultaneous start
13:09:16 <ynpvisitor1> wow
13:09:44 <ynpvisitor1> Huge Giantess steam this morning again
13:56:02 <ynpvisitor89> Bit of sun on some Geyser Hill plume. Nice
14:02:23 <DGInc> -23F... now that's cold...
14:03:00 <DGInc> -30.5C, even colder
14:20:00 <DGInc> Hello Dave and Kevin
14:20:07 <DGInc> and Jenna
14:20:19 <Kevin L> Morning
14:21:10 <Jenna> morning
14:21:29 <Jenna> we had thunder, lightning and sleet this morning Kevin
14:23:52 <Kevin L> Sounds like fun. :p I saw a clip of the plains blizzard on TV this morning. Didn't look fun.
14:29:27 <DGInc> That steam plume above Grand/Oblong or Giant/Grotto
14:29:42 <DGInc> amazing!
14:30:00 <ynpvisitor76> probably Daisy
14:30:07 <DGInc> also possible
14:30:33 <ynpvisitor76> there was a similar cloud just over 3 hours ago
14:31:00 <DGInc> than it was Daisy
14:31:12 <DGInc> my bad
14:32:55 <Betty> Morning guys
14:33:01 <DGInc> Morning
14:33:13 <Dave from B> Morning everyone
14:33:52 <Betty> Nice view on VEC
14:36:48 <Dave from B> Some people are crazy. I have a vendor coming from the east coast to spend 8 nights in the Yellowstone region. All 8 nights at Jackson. He;s going to put a lot of miles on his car
14:36:49 <Dave from B> !
14:37:01 <DGInc> And Betty brought some fog with her :P
14:37:30 <DGInc> Solitary
14:38:04 <Jenna> that's not the best idea Dave
14:38:06 <Betty> Ok, blame me:-). It's tunnel time though. Bbl
14:39:12 <Dave from B> Isn't that about an 8 hour round trip from the Lamar on a good day?
14:39:20 <Dave from B> wow
14:39:27 <DGInc> OF
14:39:35 <Dave from B> OF 0839ie
14:39:44 <DGInc> it started
14:39:48 <DGInc> at 0839
14:40:11 <DGInc> you just missed the start
14:40:15 <Dave from B> Thermometer is stuck at -23
14:40:23 <DGInc> lol
14:40:30 <ynpvisitor76> For an eruption like this I wish the camera could point higher
14:40:54 <DGInc> And again i'm too late to report an eruption... AGAIN!
14:41:58 <Dave from B> Look at small vent puump out the steam
14:42:03 <Jenna> I wouldn't try for Lamar that's for sure
14:42:16 <Dave from B> He is going to try, Jenna
14:42:23 <Jenna> well good luck to him
14:42:34 <Dave from B> I feel like telling him he needs to change things but he seems set in his ways.
14:42:57 <DGInc> Look at that steam plume just above Grand/Oblong...
14:43:05 <DGInc> well, it was there
14:43:45 <Jenna> that's why I get on the trip advisor forum, try to offer advice, if they take it
14:44:20 <Kevin L> I try to avoid Jackson if at all possible.
14:44:58 <DGInc> OF is going to mess up the view
14:45:48 <DGInc> especially with warm water in it's 'river'
14:48:10 <Kevin L> At minus 22 that water will cool quickly.
14:51:03 <DGInc> Sawmill?
14:52:09 <ynpvisitor76> yes
15:06:58 <Dave from B> Nice Beehivicles today
15:07:13 <DGInc> haha
15:11:37 <DGInc> Riverside?
15:12:07 <Dave from B> Oblong and Grotto?
15:12:52 <DGInc> Maybe Grotto, or even better, Giant (don't think so)
15:14:53 <DGInc> i think Oblong and Grotto too, but i don't know for sure
15:16:37 <DGInc> Does Comet erupt high?
15:17:46 <DGInc> no it doesn't... only 1.8 metres
15:17:48 <ynpvisitor76> wolf
15:17:52 <ynpvisitor76> oh sorry
15:17:53 <Dave from B> I don't believe so. Splendid is the other major geyser in that group and it has been dormant for awhile now.
15:17:57 <ynpvisitor76> wolf
15:18:04 <ynpvisitor76> no I guess not
15:18:12 <DGInc> i looked it up on Wikipedia
15:18:17 <ynpvisitor76> maybe there is a wolf
15:18:23 <ynpvisitor76> nah
15:19:21 <ynpvisitor76> Aesop would be upset that I didn't learn from the fable
15:19:23 <DGInc> Maybe it is Splendid
15:20:47 <DGInc> Imagin Daisy and Splendid erupting at the same time...
15:21:37 <ynpvisitor76> I've got a picture hanging above my computer
15:21:41 <Dave from B> HAHA 76
15:30:06 <Dave from B> Penta?
15:30:34 <DGInc (AFK)> is also there located?
15:33:12 <DGInc (AFK)> Wait, if it IS Penta, then a couple of minutes Spasmodic might've erupted, if I'm right
15:35:32 <Dave from B> Way too much gray area this time of year. Cold mornings create lots of confusion.
15:35:51 <DGInc (AFK)> yup
15:36:27 <DGInc (AFK)> let's wait for the footage of the camera on YT
16:02:35 <Kevin L> New sound for Yellowstone:
16:02:47 <Kevin L> Done with the tunnels Betty?
16:03:01 <Betty> home :-)
16:03:44 <Kevin L> How far do you commute?
16:04:00 <Betty> 55 m
16:04:04 <Betty> km
16:04:07 <Betty> lol
16:04:38 <Kevin L> That is a long ride.
16:06:11 <Betty> almost 1 h
16:10:29 <Kevin L> Mine was just over 20m. When I started it was around an hour. Once we got I-515 built it shaved that dow to just under 25 minutes.
16:11:50 <Betty> cool. It could be much faster if it was a 2 track line. But most time it is a one track
16:12:16 <Betty> OF
16:12:31 <Betty> WOW
16:12:53 <Betty> looks great in front of the fog with the lighting
16:13:38 <Kevin L> Very fluffy!
16:14:23 <Kevin L> One track lines do take a bit more time. Lots of waiting.
16:14:40 <Betty> yep
16:15:44 <Kevin L> I remember some 13 hour trips when we were going to Graf. I think it was only about 300km. They would park us on a siding for hours like 3rd class freight.
16:15:45 <DGInc (AFK)> NPS has prediction for Riverside, between 1015 and 1115
16:16:09 <Betty> hope we can see it :-(
16:16:39 <DGInc (AFK)> once OF-fog is away we can hopefully see it
16:16:42 <Betty> Graf? Grafenwöhr?
16:17:23 <Kevin L> Yes. Graf was our nickname along with a few others that would only show up as stars on this site.
16:17:32 <Betty> haha
16:18:01 <Kevin L> Only place I have seen that you could raise a dust cloud in a snowstorm.
16:18:15 <Betty> lol
16:19:13 <Kevin L> On our last trip we would fill our earplug case with "graf dust" and then dump it when we got over here.
16:20:13 <Eric> Morning
16:20:18 <Kevin L> Hi
16:20:36 <Betty> mornin Eric
16:20:43 <DGInc (AFK)> ONLY 300km? 300km is long enough to reach the top from the Netherlands from the bottom
16:21:17 <Kevin L> That is all!
16:21:20 <Betty> Daisy cloud?
16:22:05 <Betty> US guys are used to lond distances :-)
16:22:39 <DGInc (AFK)> apperantly
16:22:44 <Eric> Looks like it could be Betty
16:23:43 <Betty> you can adapt it. On my last trip to USA I drove 9400 km in 3 1//2 weeks. that´s more than I drive with my car the whole year in Germany
16:24:45 <Dave from B> wow
16:24:50 <Kevin L> Yellowstone is about 1300 km from my house.
16:25:34 <Betty> I tried to do the way in one day, but had to stop in Idaho Falls
16:25:59 <Kevin L> I usually stop about there myself.
16:26:09 <Eric> That is a long drive
16:26:15 <Eric> in one day
16:26:32 <Betty> 12 hrs from LV to IF
16:26:51 <Kevin L> My closest daughter lives 300km away and the farthest one is 1125km away.
16:27:00 <Betty> 2 1/2 more to West Yellowstone
16:27:16 <Eric> We are about 1500km and use Mountain Home, ID as our stopping point.
16:28:33 <Betty> will have to look for that, Eric. Thomas mentioned we have to visit Portland again :-)
16:29:09 <Eric> You should and stay a few days so I have a good excuse to go try portland beers :-D
16:30:09 <Eric> Portland is getting to the point were you can about try a different brewery every day of the year and not repeat :-P
16:30:37 <Betty> great
16:31:50 <Betty> but not in the next 4 years. You will have to wait for me :-D
16:32:23 <Betty> you can use the time and find out the best places
16:32:43 <Kevin L> We are above the dew point now so the fog may go away.
16:33:41 <Eric> -12 dewpoint...crazy
16:35:03 <Dave from B> I'm 350 km away and I stop in Livingston for snacks.:)
16:35:08 <Dave from B> Morning Eric
16:35:17 <Kevin L> :p
16:35:45 <Betty> haha, Dave. That is important!
16:36:08 <Eric> Morning Dave
16:36:09 <Kevin L> Snacks are the least of my reasons to stop.
16:39:21 <Dave from B> haha Kevin
16:40:53 <Eric> Ya, our car is usually chock full of gas and potty are our only stopping points.
16:41:22 <Kevin L> I do brake for Crown Burgers though.
16:41:34 <Betty> snacks are overrated
16:42:39 <Kevin L> We consider pretzels snacks here Betty...
16:42:57 <Betty> yeah :-D
16:43:24 <Betty> did you find Natron suppliers?
16:43:43 <Betty> Geyser Hill !!!
16:43:46 <Kevin L> I haven't yet.
16:43:54 <Eric> Nope
16:44:03 <Betty> bummer
16:44:11 <Eric> Apprently you can make it by baking "Baking Soda"
16:44:28 <Eric> It converts the sodium bicarbonate to sodium tricarbonate
16:44:30 <Kevin L> That may be interesting.
16:44:41 <Betty> sounds good
16:47:19 <Kevin L> I have been so busy fixing leaks that I haven't had a chance to cook much. About time to get the Spring garden working
16:49:04 <Kevin L> Thinking there will be many "geysers" in the irrigation system too.
16:49:12 <Betty> you got them fixed finally?
16:49:22 <Dave from B> Kevin, you running out of duct tape?:)
16:50:57 <Kevin L> Running out of patience. We did have a good long rain and the rooof didn't leak, so I can get that buttoned up now.
16:51:17 <Betty> yay
16:51:24 <Betty> heey Ryan
16:51:34 <Betty> oops
16:51:49 <Betty> did not want to yell at you :-p
16:51:55 <Ryan> Howdy, hey!
16:53:03 <Ryan> Lion huff?
16:53:33 <Dave from B> Hi, Ryan
16:54:00 <Dave from B> So, your favorite place in the whole world is a cave?
16:54:15 <Ryan> Yep - officially eeked out Yellowstone for the number one spot.
16:54:22 <Ryan> Not by much, mind you.
16:54:37 <Dave from B> I'm thinking of talking to Will and getting your sput status revoked!:D
16:55:12 <Eric> Now a geyser in a cave would be right up Ryan's alley :-)
16:55:28 <Dave from B> with a couuple of waterfalls thrown in for fun
16:55:30 <Ryan> :)
16:55:42 <Ryan> There are several in northern YNP and southern MT
16:55:49 <Ryan> Several very nice ones.
16:55:54 <Eric> Geysers in caves?
16:56:05 <Ryan> Hot springs.
16:56:09 <Eric> ahh
16:56:19 <Ryan> Ever see Boiling River swiming area? Classic karst.
16:56:31 <Eric> In YNP?
16:56:35 <Kevin L> Mammoth is like an outdoor cave...
16:57:00 <Betty> boiling River is near Gardiner in the park
16:57:24 <Eric> right...up near mammoth
16:57:40 <Eric> Just making sure we are talking about the same one :-D
16:58:53 <kc (working)> light column at canyon
17:01:13 <Ryan> Nice!
17:01:26 <Ryan> Yes, Boiling River, and mammoth area in general, is loaded with caves
17:02:13 <Eric> cool...didn't realize that
17:02:16 <ynpvisitor2> what is a karst?
17:04:17 <Ryan> Karst is a type of geologic setting
17:04:39 <Ryan> Usually limestone that is very pourous. Characterized by little to no surface streams except large rivers.
17:05:04 <Ryan> Also contains caves, or cave related features. Mammoth has sinkholes, limestone deposits, and at least one visible cave.
17:15:18 <Eric> Nice size herd of bison toward grand
17:17:53 <n5xtc> cant wait to be there this summer, missed last summer for 1st timie in long time
17:25:12 <n5xtc> wish they would pan over to the cabins briefly
17:27:14 <n5xtc> eric, how do u know about this herd of bison, another cam?
17:28:44 <Eric> I can see it :-)
17:29:00 <Eric> To the left of the screen in the middle
17:30:24 <n5xtc> ok, now i see them, got you, thanks
17:31:14 <Dave from B> I thought they were brown dots.
17:31:54 <n5xtc> def bison. too bad we could not zoom
17:32:38 <Dave from B> When OF is in its window, the cam has to be on exceptions
17:32:41 <n5xtc> rather see bison than these snow coach types lol
17:32:56 <n5xtc> sire, i understand
17:32:58 <n5xtc> sure
17:32:59 <Kevin L> I don't think they make brown dots. They make black ones but they call them black crows...
17:34:05 <Betty> isn´t it scat ;-)
17:34:18 <n5xtc> which entance is open to autos, just west?
17:34:26 <n5xtc> entrance
17:34:40 <n5xtc> northwest i mean
17:34:51 <n5xtc> west would be west yellowstone and i know that is closed
17:34:57 <Betty> northwest and north
17:35:05 <n5xtc> ty
17:35:17 <Betty> gardiner and Cooke city
17:35:21 <Kevin L> For Betty:
17:35:22 <Betty> yw
17:35:39 <ynpvisitor2> taht would be north-east
17:36:45 <Betty> yes, of course, Northeast. thanks, 2 . women and directions.....
17:36:45 <n5xtc> ya cooke city north east
17:37:16 <n5xtc> where guy got mauled by grizz for years back, soda butte campground, was at the site year after, his was CLOSED, surreal
17:37:47 <Betty> bäh, Kevin. I hate licorice!
17:37:55 <n5xtc> looked just like my campsite in soshone canyon, i slept in car after that for a few nights
17:38:39 <Kevin L> You may not be familiar with these either:
17:39:18 <Betty> those look better. yummy
17:39:46 <n5xtc> rolling to work. later all
17:39:53 <Kevin L> We usually go through a box of Crows and a box of Reeses Pieces on a Rainbow trip.
17:39:58 <Betty> later
17:40:02 <Eric> bye
17:40:16 <Kevin L> bye
17:41:47 <Ryan> Oh, nice!
17:41:54 <Dave from B> OF 1141ie
17:42:01 <Kevin L> Cool!
17:42:45 <Betty> the starts look crazy in this cold
17:45:43 <Ryan> Daisy?
17:45:57 <Ryan> Nevrmind
17:46:11 <Ryan> My feed is really choppy, its hard to see anything.
17:46:19 <Kevin L> Same here.
17:46:43 <Betty> ditto
17:46:57 <Dave from B> Cam op, thanks for zooming to the bison
17:48:32 <Betty> I´m afk for a while
17:52:59 <ynpvisitor3> Here for my 10 hour bh
18:02:33 <Dave from B> Hope you are sitting somewhere comfortable, 3:)
18:03:46 <ynpvisitor3> for a while. It is now possible for a 10.
18:05:52 <Kevin L> Don't bet the rent!
18:07:59 <ynpvisitor51> Nice icicles
18:08:09 <Eric> I am cheering for ya 3...short cycle would be nice
18:08:32 <Eric> I would take Giantess too while we are at it :-D
18:08:59 <Kevin L> I would be happy with an Aurum
18:09:38 <ynpvisitor3> I would be happy with a coyote or 3
18:10:14 <ynpvisitor3> a skiing bison would be a hoot
18:10:38 <Kevin L> Daisy should be near.
18:11:02 <Kevin L> Grand not too far away.
18:13:46 <Kevin L> Lion possible at any time.
18:14:22 <ynpvisitor3> There is always anemone.
18:22:30 <Dave from B> Speaking of Anemone....the Anemone sput has a birthday today!
18:23:04 <Kevin L> Oblong?
18:23:34 <Kevin L> Groundhog Day today too. Never saw the results.
18:24:48 <ynpvisitor3> Well if any marmots came out today at the park, I guess they saw their shadow.
18:25:23 <Kevin L> Not if they were in the fog!
18:26:31 <ynpvisitor3> They woukd not come out in the fog, no way to see who is going to eat them.
18:27:50 <Kevin L> Think Aurum is in there
18:28:54 <ynpvisitor3> It is hiding from you
18:29:39 <Kevin L> Thought I got a glimpse of it but OF kept it hidden.
18:30:52 <ynpvisitor3> Well enjoy, off to other adventures.
18:31:01 <Kevin L> Not sure enough to even post it as questionable.
18:35:24 <Kevin L> Daisy & doggies
18:38:42 <Eric> BH will go if Kitt shows up today :-D
18:44:13 <Kevin L> Hey Betty, they gave away a trip to Austria on The Price Is Right but the picture they showed was of Maria Gern.
18:57:42 <Betty> ok, weird...
18:59:31 <Kevin L> That was my favorite place in Germany.
19:01:39 <Eric> That looks like a cool little village
19:02:12 <Kevin L> It is totally awesome. Pictures don't do it justice.
19:10:15 <Betty> I sent a mail, Kevin and Eric
19:11:27 <Kevin L> Believe it or not, I have that one!
19:11:56 <Betty> me too as you see :-D
19:11:59 <Eric> I have seen it before...I love puzzles.
19:13:07 <Kevin L> We used to bring our lunch to the pullout on the road in the middle of the picture and eat it there.
19:13:24 <Betty> I love jigsaw with mountains, especially the Alpes
19:13:45 <Betty> cool
19:14:07 <Kevin L> I also have a Ravensburger 3000 piece puzzle of it from the other side. and two more American puzzles of it.
19:14:29 <Betty> OF
19:15:06 <Eric> wow
19:15:06 <Kevin L> Need to move to get this all in!
19:17:32 <Eric> going to grab lunch...BH soon.
19:17:50 <Betty> we will ding for you
19:18:00 <Kevin L> We will look for it!
19:32:58 <Betty> little Squirt?
19:37:16 <Kevin L> Here you are Betty:
19:38:00 <Betty> thanks, I´m drinking a Malzbier
19:38:25 <Kevin L> I have a diet Mountain Dew...
19:40:02 <Betty> not long ago I saw Mountain Dew here. Never saw it before
19:40:15 <Betty> I really like it
19:40:34 <Betty> but I have not tried here yet
19:41:18 <Kevin L> I really like it. I think it came out here in the 60s. Still my favorite.
19:44:49 <Kevin L> They look frozen.
19:47:34 <Kevin L> Ground hog did not see his shadow. Early Spring this year.
19:48:19 <ynpvisitor14> Only in Pennsylvania.
19:49:51 <Kevin L> Frankly I like my ground hog in the form of a patty made by Jimmy Dean.
20:03:46 <ynpvisitor14> graqnd
20:03:48 <Betty> Grand
20:04:12 <ynpvisitor14> I like my spelling better
20:04:41 <Betty> :-)
20:04:42 <ynpvisitor14> Q is such a left out letter
20:04:48 <kc (working)> terrible skipping stream today here, hope others are faring better
20:04:57 <kc (working)> gr a n d
20:05:16 <ynpvisitor14> I have had better and worse. Wish we could zoom in
20:07:51 <ynpvisitor14> Heat wave, it is up to 18
20:09:04 <Jimbo 9x10> Nice action
20:09:06 <ynpvisitor14> So does it snow under geyser clouds when it is this cold?
20:10:05 <Kevin L> I would think under certain geysers it would.
20:10:50 <ynpvisitor14> If you were not afraid of the cold you would go and find out for us.
20:11:49 <Kevin L> Snow causes cancer
20:12:24 <ynpvisitor14> Only in laboratory Rats.
20:13:42 <ynpvisitor14> I remember a study where they proved pickles were bad for you.
20:15:49 <ynpvisitor14> So is that a second in all that steam?
20:16:30 <Kevin L> Hard to tell on 2nd
20:17:07 <Betty> my view is too choppy to tell
20:17:33 <ynpvisitor14> I have not seen water
20:18:27 <ynpvisitor14> Now I am froze
20:19:09 <Kevin L> same here
20:19:16 <Betty> black screen
20:19:18 <ynpvisitor14> rereash and black
20:19:58 <ynpvisitor14> 3 refreashes and it is back
20:20:07 <Kevin L> works on iPad
20:20:11 <ynpvisitor14> Froze
20:21:17 <ynpvisitor14> And black again. 3 strikes and I am out of here.
20:21:42 <Betty> yes, works on the iPhone
20:22:16 <Betty> Kevin broke it
20:22:56 <Kevin L> Doing CPR.... 1,2,3, press!
20:25:45 <Betty> it´s back
20:25:46 <Kevin L> Calling paramedics....
20:26:21 <Kevin L> Thought of medical bill scared it back to life!
20:26:41 <Betty> Lion is ready
20:26:51 <CC> Should be working now
20:27:00 <Kevin L> Nice timing, thanks CC!
20:27:01 <Dave from B> Hi, CC
20:27:10 <Betty> thanks CC
20:27:21 <CC> Hi Dave and all otherts
20:27:42 <Kevin L> Even CC has one of your keyboards Dave!
20:27:42 <CC> others
20:32:10 <Dave from B> She must have a pirated copy...don't remeber selling CC one.
20:32:10 <Kevin L> Nice Lion.
20:32:35 <Kevin L> Did you let your patent expire Dave?
20:35:46 <Dave from B> Maybe
20:37:05 <Kevin L> I can renew it for you for 20# of cod and 10# of jumbo shrimp. Of course there is a 10# trout refiling fee....
20:37:13 <Dave from B> Good afternoon Will
20:37:22 <Dave from B> haha
20:37:30 <Will B> Hi Dave
20:37:39 <Betty> hahaha
20:37:47 <Betty> hey Will
20:37:54 <Will B> Hi Betty
20:38:19 <Will B> im trying to figure out what i want to do with my afternoon......
20:38:26 <Will B> everything is done......
20:38:40 <Betty> lucky one!
20:38:52 <Dave from B> How about a couple mile run?
20:39:10 <Will B> trails are solid ice/ slush right now. its not that fun
20:39:54 <Kevin L> You are an engineer. Invent something that will not slip on them!
20:40:07 <Will B> its called microspikes
20:40:17 <Will B> its already invented
20:40:42 <Kevin L> Invent better ones!
20:41:05 <Kevin L> Maybe a keyboard the works right.
20:41:13 <Will B> i need to invent the item that provides motivation.
20:41:35 <Will B> but then we would not have as many jokes or a person to blame
20:42:09 <Dave from B> We'd have to engineer something else to talk about.
20:42:57 <ynpvisitor81> You could invent a snow machine gthat works in Vegas so Kevin could have 3 feet of snow inthe morning.
20:43:22 <Betty> haha
20:43:25 <Kevin L> :P
20:43:28 <Dave from B> Or, figure out a way we can spend a whole day in the UGB this winter:)
20:43:57 <Will B> im trying to get my weekend trip scheduled actually....
20:44:09 <Kevin L> I could use an irrigation system that would not leak...
20:44:26 <Will B> it will be interesting figuring out what cheep way in i can snag.....
20:44:46 <ynpvisitor81> Amazon Dron Drop
20:44:53 <ynpvisitor81> drone
20:44:54 <Will B> lol
20:46:04 <ynpvisitor81> The bees need to swarm in th enext 15 minutes.
20:46:30 <Kevin L> I would like to know what the guy who invented the bar code was thinking.
20:47:16 <Kevin L> CAL Ranch wanted to sell me 3 pounds of bees for $110. I wonder who weighs those things!
20:47:38 <ynpvisitor81> ugg
20:47:42 <Betty> OF
20:47:53 <Kevin L> Nice contrast.
20:49:02 <ynpvisitor22> Lets see a .10 of a gram per bee thats a lot of bees
20:49:30 <Kevin L> I bet my neighbors would hate that more than my man chicken.
20:49:52 <ynpvisitor37> Pretty easy actually...put bees in box, know weight of box, weight box :-)
20:50:22 <Betty> and when they fly?
20:50:27 <Eric> Same thing I do for my cat :-P
20:50:44 <Betty> but your cat can´t fly
20:50:46 <Dave from B> haha
20:50:48 <Eric> The are pretty tight in the box...most won't fly
20:50:54 <ynpvisitor22> 4500 bees per pound
20:51:00 <Kevin L> But how do you fill it to 3 pounds?
20:51:11 <Eric> Did you use google translate 22?
20:51:45 <ynpvisitor22> No why
20:53:39 <Eric> I just thought it would be funny if google could translate bees to pounds :-)
20:53:54 <Eric> translate isn't the right converter
20:54:27 <Eric> is how they fill bee boxes for shipping:
20:55:13 <Dave from B> Sounds like as much fun as getting a lobster out of the tank when the rubber band is no longer on his claw.
20:56:11 <ynpvisitor22> I get my honey from a wild hive. Been there for 20 years
20:57:24 <Kevin L> I love it on duck dynasty when they find that wild honey. Hot biscuits and honey!
20:58:51 <Betty> time to head out, Enjoy Bee(s) and have a great evening all
20:58:55 <Eric> I grew up tending used to them. Pretty cool 22..don't know anyone who harvests wild cone.
20:59:24 <Eric> You just cut off a chunk and melt?
20:59:39 <Eric> ok
20:59:53 <Eric> Night Betty
21:01:08 <Eric> I have met the guy who runs this:
21:01:14 <Eric> Awesome urban beekeeper
21:01:15 <Kevin L> That is interesting Eric. I know a lot of bees just love my lemon tree.
21:01:32 <Eric> He makes really cool hives
21:03:04 <Kevin L> I had a friend that used to do that when I worked at NDOT and he would get us great local honey. He quit doing it after the dump truck ran over him though.
21:05:31 <Eric> ouch
21:05:51 <ynpvisitor22> yes mostly grab and chew.
21:06:03 <Eric> We got out of the business because be were getting more aggressive and honey prices bottomed out :-(
21:06:11 <Kevin L> Bet there are some unhappy bees.
21:06:36 <Eric> nah, bees are pretty layed back if you don't piss them off.
21:07:08 <Kevin L> You can do that by looking at them though. Sort of like mini bison.
21:08:46 <ynpvisitor22> Bees are very mellow.
21:09:00 <Eric> No...I only got stung one time in all my years of keeping. When I put the edge of the hive down on a bunch of bees.
21:09:18 <Eric> yellowjackets and hornets are a totally different beast
21:13:13 <ynpvisitor22> yellowjsckets are mean
21:13:47 <Kevin L> I agree Eric. Those two are nasty beasts. We also have a wasp out here that is called a B 29 bug. I think it was named during WWII for its size.
21:15:28 <Kevin L> Looks like snow trying to sneak in the picture.
21:24:24 <Kevin L> i see white bugs.
21:41:48 <Eric> I see blue sky :-)
21:45:21 <Kevin L> Someone sprayed Raid on white bugs.
21:46:45 <Will B> lion
21:51:08 <Kevin L> Daisy is due anytime.
21:55:24 <Kevin L> Daisy.
21:55:32 <Kevin L> Great lighting.
22:22:28 <Kevin L> More nasty weather coming.
22:25:53 <Dave from B> OF 1625ie
22:36:56 <Graham> hello
22:37:39 <Dave from B> Good evening Graham. your shift is getting longer every day!
22:39:58 <ynpvisitor98> here for my 15 hour bh. Hope it goes fast as I need to leave soon.
22:40:37 <Kevin L> We may not see it!
22:41:19 <Dave from B> Now, 15 hours more likely than a 10
22:42:30 <Graham> yep, i need overtime pay now
22:42:49 <Eric> fine...double
22:43:14 <ynpvisitor98> We will give you time and a half. Minus taxes
22:45:05 <Dave from B> I'll even throw in a free night's lodging at the rockpile!:)
22:45:07 <ynpvisitor98> And report it against your obama care tax brake
22:45:41 <Will B> just got this email from Xanterra:
22:48:24 <Dave from B> Thanks Will. Year round lodging at Mammoth...interesting
22:48:57 <Will B> winter ops will be interesting the next 2 years....
22:49:01 <ynpvisitor98> 2 years? They tore down and rebuilt a mcdonalds in town in 2 months.
22:49:28 <Will B> Mc D's is not government....
22:49:35 <Eric> grotto and riverside?
22:49:37 <Will B> Riverside?
22:49:59 <ynpvisitor98> Xanterra is not government either.
22:50:18 <Kevin L> Rebuilding a historic build is a bit different. Your are restoring it.
22:50:42 <Will B> but is on gov property and cant put a nail in the wall with out NPS approval
22:51:07 <Will B> yes we actually needed NPS approval to hang a clock at the lodge Front desk
22:51:33 <Graham> is it actually Xanterra that contracts the refurbishment or NOPS?
22:51:40 <Graham> NPS
22:51:42 <Will B> who knows
22:51:52 <Will B> but NPS has there hands in a lot of items
22:51:59 <Will B> more than you would think
22:52:01 <Kevin L> It is also on the national register of historic places. They will use as much original as possible and try to match parts.
22:52:25 <Eric> that is a really big grotto plume
22:52:56 <Kevin L> You may also find things like asbestos that need to be addressed along with other items like lead paint.
22:53:02 <Graham> The building is government owned
22:53:27 <Will B> ^yep
22:53:40 <Will B> NPS still owns all the buildings
22:53:45 <ynpvisitor98> It only took 4 years to rebuild Crater Lake Lodge and they had to disassemble part of it and rebuild most of not all of the foundation.
22:54:02 <ynpvisitor98> They coul dnot work on it inthe winter
22:54:10 <Kevin L> We could put a building on the ground in hours if you did not need it and there were no hazards in it.
22:54:18 <Will B> summer tends to be longer than winter though
22:54:31 <ynpvisitor98> Not at Crater Lake
22:55:14 <Graham> true, Crater lake has so much snow in winter
22:55:22 <Graham> and spring and fall
22:55:47 <Eric> similar to glacier where they have to wait out the snow pack to start construction.
22:56:20 <Graham> Crater Lake gets more snow tho
22:56:38 <Graham> isnt thir record 900" in a season?
22:56:46 <ynpvisitor98> They also closed the lodge because they thought it was going to fall down.
22:56:52 <ynpvisitor98> Lion?
22:57:00 <ynpvisitor98> or just a puff
22:57:05 <Graham> thats almost 2' a week EVERY week of the year
22:57:39 <ynpvisitor98> I think they get about 20 feet on a regular year
22:58:07 <Eric> I don't think so...the big drift gets over 80 feet deep!
22:58:21 <Eric> @ glacier
22:58:33 <Eric> keeps them from getting up to logan pass visitor center
22:58:59 <Eric> while it's not the whole park, I think glacier definitely has deeper snow :-)
22:59:15 <ynpvisitor98> I was off by half. 44 feet average
22:59:21 <Eric> Lion
22:59:33 <ynpvisitor98> See I was early
23:00:26 <ynpvisitor8> Yay Lion
23:00:36 <ynpvisitor98> With 44 feet of snow, it would take part of the construction year to remove the bracing used to keep the building up, then part of the year to prepare for the snow.
23:01:06 <ynpvisitor98> Plume like the cold
23:01:17 <Graham> from NPS site: The average snowfall at Crater Lake is 533 inches every year. That's about 44 feet. The greatest cumulative snowfall for one season was 879 inches (73 feet) the winter of 1932-33. The greatest depth on the ground at one time was 258 inches (21½ feet) the winter of 1983. Most of the snow usually melts by the beginning of August, although after particularly heavy seasons, there are
23:02:03 <Dave from B> wow
23:02:04 <ynpvisitor98> Melts in August and snows in October
23:02:22 <Graham> ad some years it doesn't melt before it snows again
23:02:56 <ynpvisitor98> Good place for a fish store, no need for ice
23:03:06 <Will B> hi Kitt
23:03:12 <Kitt> hi
23:03:25 <Dave from B> ..
23:03:28 <ynpvisitor98> OK I give, enjoy BH
23:03:30 <Kitt> sure wish bee would return to a time when I can see it
23:03:44 <ynpvisitor98> Soon and very soon
23:03:55 <Eric> How would you like that job...clearing snow on the going to the sun road:
23:04:01 <Dave from B> Tomrrow evening Kitt you will get your Bee
23:04:24 <Graham> they have some pretty scary drop offs there
23:04:24 <Kitt> maybe, unless it changes its pattern
23:06:40 <Kitt> ?Riverside
23:06:50 <Kitt> or steam from Grotto?
23:07:45 <Kitt> looks like it is drifting from the left
23:08:03 <Will B> riverside was earlier
23:09:08 <Kitt> preschoolers did shadows today
23:09:33 <Kitt> did you know that flashlights wind kids up?
23:10:02 <Kevin L> What doesn't wind a toddler up?
23:10:11 <Will B> what doesnt wind kids up should be question
23:10:20 <Will B> aww kevin beat me to it
23:10:22 <Kitt> 10 laps around the playground
23:11:05 <Kevin L> Worse on the teacher!
23:11:20 <Graham> flashlights wind us up too :)
23:11:42 <Eric> I think that is what she meant by kids :-P
23:11:43 <Kevin L> I have a flashlight somewhere that you wind it up.
23:11:55 <Kitt> these flashlights are tiny
23:12:12 <Kitt> I thought about taking my big flashlight in
23:12:50 <Will B> lol
23:13:01 <Will B> parents call in...
23:13:06 <Graham> still waiting to test the flashlight on a Giant Hot Period
23:13:08 <Will B> why is my kid blind?
23:13:33 <Dave from B> Another overnight BH to coat the bw again
23:13:39 <Kitt> you don't aim it at the kids Will, you aim it at the wall
23:13:53 <Will B> lol
23:13:56 <Kitt> we make shadow critters
23:14:08 <Will B> but kids will be kids
23:14:25 <Graham> shadow platform vents?
23:14:30 <Kitt> so Beehive around 9 PM?
23:15:24 <Dave from B> Sounds good. somewhere between 2000-2230
23:18:10 <Dave from B> Castle majored at 119....did it go yet this afternoon?
23:18:51 <Kitt> I've been watching steam drift from that area
23:19:18 <Kitt> but cam hasn't been over there since I got on
23:20:06 <Kitt> Castle maybe?
23:20:29 <Kitt> 1720 ie
23:20:48 <Graham> yep
23:21:51 <Kevin L> Long interval. I figured we missed it. Maybe did a minor in there.
23:23:26 <Graham> dont think it could have had a minor, it was the first M-M interval after a minor
23:24:55 <Kitt> so you are saying it pulled a 16 hour interval?
23:26:30 <Graham> yep, if the 01xx was a Major
23:32:54 <Kitt> time to fix dinner
23:33:06 <Kitt> here's hoping for an early bee
23:36:58 <Kevin L> Parking cam unless someone wants it.
23:40:02 <Dave from B> Time for me to head home. Have a great evening everyone!
23:40:15 <Kevin L> Bye Dave
23:40:22 <Eric> night
23:40:56 <Eric> Q B
23:49:58 <Biddle> castle is goin
23:50:11 <Biddle> already caught. sweet
23:50:21 <Graham> thats OF
23:50:33 <Eric> you sure?
23:50:53 <Biddle> maybe. we better check the seismometer readings
23:53:39 <Kevin L> Anenome major
01:11:30 <Biddle> Leavin now, bye
04:17:42 <ynpvisitor38> 1° at 2219. Cool!