Showing logs for date: 2017-01-04
00:46:52 <ynpvisitor55> OF
02:25:50 <ynpvisitor20> OF near end
03:53:00 <ynpvisitor62> Lion or BH?
03:53:25 <ynpvisitor62> BH seems a bit unlikely, though
03:55:42 <ynpvisitor62> Very nice OF start
04:50:06 <ynpvisitor999> Castle ie?
04:53:46 <Betty> morning all
04:53:55 <ynpvisitor999> morning Betty
05:11:45 <747✈> Good Morrrning everyone
05:12:09 <Betty> morning 747
05:12:13 <Mike J> Good morning all (or afternoon/evening - as the case may be)
05:12:21 <Betty> and Mike J
05:12:34 <ynpvisitor999> morning 747 and Mike
05:17:18 <ynpvisitor999> Lion ie
05:17:22 <ynpvisitor999> ish
05:17:54 <Betty> only a puff
05:18:04 <Betty> I think
05:27:40 <ynpvisitor84> Warmer then I expected
05:27:51 <ynpvisitor999> Lion ie
05:38:47 <Jimbo Sulfur> My code name is Brimstone
05:39:57 <ynpvisitor999> moring Jimbo 'Brimstone' Sulfor :)
05:40:14 <ynpvisitor999> morning Kitt
05:40:32 <ynpvisitor84> Stay away from #1 please!
05:40:33 <Jimbo Sulfur> Hi all
05:40:33 <Kitt> woohoo, Worland is a degree warmer than Yellowstone
05:41:37 <Kitt> #84 huh?
05:43:25 <Jimbo Sulfur> T-shirt weather in Worland, Kitt?
05:43:49 <Kitt> no
05:45:13 <Kitt> aw, now we are colder than Yellowstone
05:46:12 <Kitt> about 10 inches of snow on the ground with 78% humidity outside and 10% humidity inside
05:46:38 <ynpvisitor999> don't think Worland or Yellowstone can beat 44.6 degrees F that we have here, though
05:47:19 <Kitt> no today is suppose to be cold and then tonight we will get colder
05:47:33 <Mike J> *Mike J sits quietly and doesn't discuss the weather in Phoenix*
05:47:46 <Betty> lol
05:47:52 <ynpvisitor999> :)
05:47:56 <ynpvisitor84> Kitt, Jimbo Sulfur needs to stay away from number 1 or Hydrogen. We do not need the rotten egg smell.
05:48:11 <Kitt> oh
05:48:36 <Betty> I like the rotten egg smell in Yellowstone :-)
05:48:52 <Kitt> Wyoming is use to rotten egg smell. We have oil
05:50:42 <Jimbo Sulfur> Some people don't know this: H2S at low concentrations can be smelt, but at higher concentrations when it is toxic, its odorless
05:51:09 <Betty> OF
05:51:20 <Kitt> Husband works in the oil field
05:51:54 <Kitt> he carries a monitor
05:52:09 <Jimbo Sulfur> Yes, they have to be careful
05:53:00 <Kitt> that was an eruption Betty?
05:53:13 <Betty> yep
05:53:32 <Betty> Hi Mara! How is the park?
05:53:32 <Kitt> wow, not very impressive this morning
05:53:51 <ynpvisitor84> Enjoy BH, back later
05:54:02 <Kitt> How long do you get to stay there Mara?
05:54:04 <ynpvisitor999> bye 84
05:54:11 <Mara> good morning from Paintbrush... I think Demetri and I are tired out already
05:54:23 <Mara> We get today and tomorrow and then leave on the 6th.
05:54:24 <Betty> I bet
05:54:38 <Kitt> oh, well enjoy
05:54:47 <Kitt> I take you were both at Bee yesterday
05:54:54 <Mara> yup
05:55:11 <Mara> I had actually just left to go warm up when Demetri called indicator
05:55:20 <Kitt> was nice to hear about Giant hot period
05:55:24 <Mara> some cuss words were uttered, but I made it back in time
05:55:32 <Kitt> so it was you that I saw hurrying back
05:55:55 <Mara> really, our trip was made with the hot period so if I don't see anything else I will still be content xD
05:56:36 <Kitt> how are the boardwalks? how deep is the snow on them?
05:57:02 <Mara> the boardwalk is camouflaged very well
05:57:22 <Mara> nice snowpack to walk around in but if you posthole you can go down to your hips in places
05:58:50 <Kitt> It was always a challenge to wait for Oblong since basically people made a packed path about a foot wide, so I would find the edge of the boardwalk with my pole and make a spot to stand on the edge
05:59:31 <Mara> we got a walk up Oblong two days ago
05:59:44 <Mara> couldn't see the pool but the thumps were impressive and stopped us immediately
05:59:49 <Kitt> a person laughed at me (since this made me short) then fell off the side of the boardwalk 10 feet from me
05:59:53 <Betty> any news from F&M?
06:00:19 <Kitt> he quit laughing and it took a serious effort to dig out and get back onto the boardwalk
06:01:02 <Mara> yesterday morning we could see that Bottom Vent had a full eruption overnight due to all the snowmelt, so it is still having event cycles but I'm not sure I'll go all the way back down there this trip
06:01:05 <Kitt> the question is can you even seen Fan and Mortar geysers or are they hidden by a snow wall on the path
06:02:08 <Kitt> is the main path packed or are they still leaving it as is
06:02:25 <Mara> we're still halfway hoping Grotto has another marathon while we're here
06:02:41 <Mara> packed and groomed every morning
06:02:50 <Kitt> cool
06:03:53 <Kitt> I remember watching a winter eruption of Giant with an eagle in a tree 2 sets of skiers going by and the groomer blowing snow below Daisy area
06:04:17 <Kitt> It was awesome, but not very photogenic
06:04:56 <Mara> I'd take another hot period
06:05:15 <Mara> the one we saw we didn't believe was happening
06:05:50 <Mara> "Is that water in Mastiff? I can't tell because of the steam. Wait. WAIT THERE'S WATER IN FEATHER. AHHHHH"
06:06:06 <Betty> cool
06:07:11 <Kitt> the eruption I saw was with a recovery hot period
06:07:33 <Mara> that's the type we saw if I understand correctly
06:07:57 <Kitt> each morning I would go out by 6:30 am and come in every evening by 1800
06:08:22 <Mara> marathon pool was low and Bijou was off/trying to come on periodically so we waited around for about two hours just for kicks and giggles
06:09:02 <Mara> we're definitely not using all our daylight hours; Demetri probably could but I don't have the energy for it
06:09:59 <Kitt> I would do that for a week and then sleep for 24 hours off and on when I got home
06:10:33 <Mara> you're tougher than I am xD
06:10:51 <Mara> okay, guess I'm gonna try and pull everything on to go check on Grand
06:11:06 <Mara> have a wonderful day everyone
06:11:09 <Kitt> one year I called Lc and told him I would call him back after I got from Scissors side to Indy side of boardwalk
06:11:23 <Kitt> I called him 30 minutes later
06:12:18 <Kitt> it was a sheet of ice with 1 - 2 feet deep crackes behind the benches
06:12:30 <ynpvisitor24> have a GREAT DAY MARA
06:12:36 <Kitt> has Aurum made a bowl?
06:12:52 <Betty> enjoy, Mara, and thanks a lot
06:14:13 <Mara> the bowl is under a few inches of snow!
06:14:38 <Kitt> it sure would be nice if they got an eruption at Giant
06:17:32 <Kitt> I still remember my first winter Grand
06:18:32 <Kitt> Bill is videoing and I say "and somewhere behind me Grand is erupting" We could only hear it
06:19:47 <Kitt> hm a big splash from Bee
06:21:27 <Kitt> other times it would be ice cold out and you could see Grand's eruption perfectly with streamers and blue sky
06:25:06 <Kitt> ah those were the days
06:32:30 <Kitt> bbl, time for breakfast
06:36:38 <Jimbo Sulfur> Hey look, it's Lion ie
07:23:46 <ynpvisitor24> .
07:23:56 <ynpvisitor24> .
07:41:05 <ynpvisitor24> .
07:46:17 <Eric> lots of Grotto/Giant area steam
07:46:35 <Eric> Morning all
07:47:06 <Betty> morning Eric
07:48:11 <Eric> Hi Betty :-D
08:44:33 <ynpvisitor13> another gray day in Yellowstone, and my spinning circle is back. How fun.
08:45:12 <ynpvisitor13> gray makes it warmer
08:54:04 <Kevin L™> BAD wind direction.
09:12:14 <ynpvisitor16> Kevin missed his geyser.
09:15:15 <Dave from B> Hi, everyone!
09:15:32 <Dave from B> So, that is Jimbo I smell?:)
09:15:54 <ynpvisitor16> No, he has been instructed to stay away from #1
09:16:17 <Dave from B> haha
09:17:11 <ynpvisitor16> Have you got your new manager trained to shovel snow yet?
09:25:04 <Dave from B> 16, she has enough to do....there are 3 of us who handle the snow duties when it snows during the day...our snow removal service takes care of the overnight stuff
09:25:37 <Betty> hi Dave
09:26:27 <Dave from B> Hi Betty
09:26:36 <ynpvisitor16> So you a nice pop and take the blower over to her new house?
09:26:49 <Dave from B> Nope but she is using our shovel!
09:27:13 <ynpvisitor16> The perfect house warming gift, a Nsow Shovel.
09:27:14 <Dave from B> She owns a townhome so the HOA takes care of some snow removal
09:35:42 <ynpvisitor16> Betty, you still miming or you get your voice back?
09:36:18 <Betty> no, still no voice, snif
09:38:10 <ynpvisitor16> Hope you have a good book that needs reading.
09:39:27 <Betty> And what is really funny: I do not get many phone calls usually. But at the moment I get a lot of them, and my friends find it funny how I try to speak and the only thing that is coming out are undefined squealing
09:40:25 <Betty> thank god there are smartphones and whattsapp to communicate :-)
09:41:24 <ynpvisitor16> Lucky I have not had the problem much, my Wife used to loose her voice about once or twice a year with allergies. It is very frustration to not be able to speak, and only squeak.
09:42:53 <ynpvisitor16> Bull dozers
09:43:20 <Betty> seems to be lots of snow
09:43:43 <ynpvisitor16> Not sure how deep it is, looks like they are just over a hill
09:58:07 <ynpvisitor16> I thought just getting on a bike at 100 would be a record. http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/01/04/french-cyclist-robert-marchand-sets-world-record-at-105.html
09:58:35 <ynpvisitor16> There is hope for Kevin!
09:59:40 <ynpvisitor16> I thnk it is time to dig out the Snow Blower. Enjoy a BH in the next hour or so.
10:02:41 <Betty> yay, Daisy
10:12:02 <Betty> Grand
10:12:36 <Betty> bah, of course in OF window
10:14:21 <ynpvisitor95> Nice looking grand
10:14:49 <Betty> wb Eric
10:18:11 <ynpvisitor48> people watching in basin must have to be over toward Oblong
10:18:51 <ynpvisitor34> OF
10:20:15 <Betty> visitors don´t like the wind direction
10:22:13 <ynpvisitor54> Anybody get a better Little Squirt time than 11:54ie?
10:23:13 <ynpvisitor54> I headed back to the VEC to warm up but Demetri got Grand
10:23:48 <Betty> hi Mara
10:24:18 <Betty> you had a good morning so far?
10:30:04 <ynpvisitor54> Penta! And it kept going 15 minutes into Sawmill!
10:30:44 <Betty> nice
10:34:05 <Dave from B> Glad you're enjoying YNP, Mara
10:40:23 <ynpvisitor54> I really like it in winter. It just drains me about three times as fast.
11:00:14 <Dave from B> Yep....I think we all weight 20% more with all the gear on....And, your body uses energy just trying to stay warm!
11:36:40 <Kevin L™> Weakens the body and causes cancer....
11:38:55 <Dave from B> What doesn't?
11:39:20 <Dave from B> Lion
11:39:40 <Dave from B> 1339?
11:39:55 <Betty> must be lagged
11:40:06 <Dave from B> nope...false start
11:41:55 <Dave from B> That was more than a splash..thought it was starting for sure
11:43:38 <Dave from B> ..
11:45:22 <ynpvisitor24> .
11:48:19 <Kevin L™> I think our view is about to get slimed.
11:51:28 <Betty> is OF in there?
11:53:42 <Kevin L™> At least it missed the cam.
12:23:39 <ynpvisitor7> Half an hour for BH.
12:32:48 <Eric> Go now please...I will be gone in a half hour :-(
12:33:43 <ynpvisitor7> I would thank you in advace, however, I will be leaving also.
12:34:01 <ynpvisitor7> advance
12:34:31 <Eric> Dang...sounds like all the sacrifices necessary to make BH erupt :-D
12:37:48 <Betty> Aurum?
12:45:03 <Dave from B> Guess what...need to go to the airport...I'll be another sacrifice...bbl
12:48:02 <Kevin L™> They need snow shoveled at the airport?
12:50:41 <ynpvisitor7> They must be returning one of the lost packages!
12:51:40 <Kevin L™> Daisy?
12:52:55 <ynpvisitor7> Dave will have some fermented fish for sale later
12:53:36 <Kevin L™> My plants like that stuff.
12:54:48 <ynpvisitor7> fog is moving in
12:59:40 <ynpvisitor7> Well unless we have a BH with no indy, I will miss it.
13:05:32 <ynpvisitor7> Enjoy BH.
13:05:48 <Betty> bummer
13:17:43 <Betty> ohoh
13:20:14 <Kevin L™> NOW BH can go since we have spots on the cam.
13:21:00 <Betty> yeah, I bet BH just waited for that :-('
13:21:40 <Kevin L™> With that wind direction I figured it would only be a matter of time before it was hit.
13:38:21 <Kitt> yay, back inside the house
13:38:50 <Kitt> ice with packed snow on top with loose snow on that and 3 degrees
13:41:22 <Kitt> hmm, fluffy likes the cam today
13:41:56 <Betty> wb Kitt
13:42:06 <Eric> Wow...didn't think I would make it back before BH went
13:42:31 <Betty> ...and Eric
13:42:39 <Eric> Thanks Betty
13:43:14 <Dave from B> I'm back as well...sacrifices didn't work
13:43:32 <Dave from B> I'm surprised Lion is still sleeping
13:43:33 <Eric> Hi Dave
13:43:39 <Dave from B> Hey Eric
13:43:52 <Kitt> How are things up your way Dave?
13:44:02 <Eric> That was a really long series last night Dave
13:45:19 <Kitt> Sawmill says hello
13:45:29 <Betty> look at the nice weather now :-)
13:45:35 <Eric> similar series the night before...with 18 hour recovery
13:45:45 <Dave from B> I saw Lion with a near start awhile ago. I even called it and then it failed to launch
13:46:08 <Dave from B> Kitt, it is COLD...roads still slick
13:46:17 <Kitt> I sure hope Grotto is having a marathon
13:46:47 <Dave from B> Kitt, do you know how long Mara and Demitri are at OF?
13:46:54 <Eric> That would be pretty nice...is Giant still looking pretty hot according to in basin reports?
13:47:30 <Kitt> All I did was drive the 9 blocks to the bank to make a deposit and window wouldn't open and fingers still hurt from shoveling for 5 minutes
13:47:51 <Eric> Is that even the right terminology for Giant :-P I need a cheat sheet :-D
13:47:58 <Kitt> I believe she told us this morning they have 2 more days
13:48:56 <Kevin L™> I love living in the desert.
13:49:30 <Kitt> yes, but you hit 28 degrees and freak
13:49:50 <Kevin L™> True. That is why I love living here.
13:50:13 <Kevin L™> We hit 115° and don't freak!
13:50:27 <Dave from B> I'll freak the next time I see 28F:)
13:50:42 <Dave from B> Too bad it will probably be a few weeks
13:50:50 <Kitt> unless your air conditioner quits
13:51:46 <Kevin L™> Have 3 AC units, 3 swamp coolers and a resident repairman!
13:54:11 <Dave from B> You can keep your electric bill, Kevin
13:55:04 <Kevin L™> Should we talk about heating bills Dave?
13:55:23 <Kitt> mine has actually been pretty good
13:55:49 <Dave from B> My highest heating is usually around $225/month
13:56:22 <Dave from B> But my wife wears her winter coat around the house:D
13:57:05 <Kevin L™> Winter here is about $60 but that does include 2 waterheaters a stove and a BBQ.
13:57:52 <Betty> Did you say BBQ? Yummy
13:58:36 <Kevin L™> Yep, I have a BBQ hooked into my gas system. That way I don't run out of propane when the steak is half done.!
13:59:09 <Dave from B> Me, too, Kevin...it is the greatest
13:59:11 <Betty> :-)
14:00:35 <Kitt> sure hope bee erupts before dark
14:01:05 <Betty> would be nice in that light
14:01:30 <Kitt> oh bee, wakey, wakey
14:02:48 <Kevin L™> One of the best things I ever did. I do get a power bill around $400 during the hottest two months but the wife keeps the house cold enough to hang meat.
14:03:54 <Dave from B> hahahaha
14:06:58 <Kitt> bbl, hope to hear an indy text
14:07:21 <Dave from B> 10 minutes before I'll attempt a sacrifice again
14:07:59 <Betty> you did that yesterday, Dave
14:08:48 <Betty> Indy yust went after you left
14:08:50 <Dave from B> 2 days in a row...is it possible?
14:09:13 <Kevin L™> I am watching an old Laugh In right now. Amazing how little has changed since they did that show.
14:11:46 <kc (working)> bbq is low and slow KL, you'
14:11:50 <kc (working)> re grilling
14:13:41 <Dave from B> okay...I'm out of here....Betty, time to press the button.Have a great evening everyone!
14:13:56 <Kevin L™> I do have a smoker too
14:14:12 <Eric> That is a regional thing KC...I have lived in both areas :-D
14:14:27 <Eric> BBQ for me growing up was the device you used to cook outside.
14:14:43 <kc (working)> living in KC for a year set me straight, gave me a moniker too
14:14:52 <Eric> BBQ in the midwest/south is a slow cooked, yummy meat :-D
14:30:49 <ynpvisitor48> funny how it finally gets nice an hour before dark
14:31:10 <Kevin L™> Did the cam get scrubbed?
14:36:21 <ynpvisitor48> nope, I still see lots of spots
14:36:40 <ynpvisitor48> should we take bets on how cold it will be in the morning?
14:36:51 <Kevin L™> It must be just the snow that is missing.
14:36:52 <ynpvisitor48> I'm going for -30
14:38:16 <Kevin L™> Neat Yosemite picture right now: https://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams/yosemite-falls#.Uw_KmuNdUVg
15:07:29 <ynpvisitor82> Two people by BH
15:07:42 <Betty> OF
15:11:17 <ynpvisitor35> You can see BH?
15:11:53 <Betty> yes, before OF started
15:14:06 <Betty> yay, Castle
15:14:11 <Kitt> I was just going to ask if Castle was ie
15:14:48 <ynpvisitor35> Castke is best with Back Light
15:14:54 <Kitt> they have a pretty good breeze in the ugb
15:15:56 <Eric> Wow...really nice view of castle today
15:15:57 <Kitt> person just noticed Castle, but they were looking in bees direction first
15:16:47 <ynpvisitor35> Eric, I thought you left so BH would Erupt?
15:17:05 <Eric> I did earlier...it didn't erupt!
15:17:26 <ynpvisitor35> It wants Kevin to come talk to it!
15:17:35 <Betty> he came back to leave again. double trigger
15:18:10 <Eric> Yes, working and viewing webcam don't always mix :-P
15:18:59 <ynpvisitor35> Everything is steamy at zero
15:19:33 <ynpvisitor35> DId Castle give up?
15:21:36 <ynpvisitor35> Well enjoy BH, it better hurry if it is going to be a daylight show.
15:21:41 <Betty> we had no coyote today
15:21:59 <ynpvisitor35> At the grill mooching hot dogs
15:22:15 <Betty> must be
15:26:08 <Kevin L™> It won't see me until it warms up.
15:27:57 <Kevin L™> Nice Plume downbasin.
15:31:21 <Eric> Something going up on the hill?
15:32:18 <ynpvisitor53> it looks pretty much like it has most of the day
15:44:00 <Betty> Riverside?
15:44:53 <Kevin L™> Either that or F&M
15:45:20 <Betty> I think Riverside. look at the wind drift
15:54:53 <Betty> Daisy
15:57:46 <Betty> enjoy BH, night all
15:59:37 <Eric> oyote
15:59:41 <Eric> coyote
16:35:37 <ynpvisitor66> OF
17:06:32 <ynpvisitor91> Well 3 for 3 day light BHs in the year was a good run.
17:11:27 <Kevin L™> Grand
17:12:50 <ynpvisitor91> If we get BH in this light, will it count for my day light BH every day of 2017?
17:13:26 <kcmule> not bad for half moon
17:14:14 <ynpvisitor91> If it waits till after midnight, and does a short in the day, that will count.
17:15:46 <ynpvisitor91> Streem does not like me
17:20:53 <Kevin L™> 2nd?
17:25:58 <ynpvisitor82> Looked like it but so hard to tell for certain
20:16:57 <ynpvisitor66> 2 hours left for BH to mess up my 2017 prediction