Showing logs for date: 2017-01-24
23:32:18 <ynpvisitor79> OF
04:21:17 <ynpvisitor13> Old Faithful
04:23:00 <ynpvisitor13> ie
04:28:42 <ynpvisitor13> actually ns and a long
04:29:34 <ynpvisitor13> lot of steam in Castle area
04:37:29 <ynpvisitor13> wait for the light bee and grand, wait for the light
04:40:24 <Kitt> morning Lc
04:40:52 <ynpvisitor2> morning Kitt
04:41:01 <ynpvisitor2> you up early
04:41:24 <Kitt> Bill is headed toward Reno to pick up grader
04:41:35 <Kitt> we got 3 inches of snow last night
04:41:56 <Kitt> a dusting fell after he shovelled
04:42:21 <ynpvisitor2> didn't know you was getting more snow.
04:43:27 <Kitt> I think Castle mat have been ie since about 0629, but too dark to see water
04:43:55 <ynpvisitor2> I couldn't tell
04:44:05 <Kitt> yes another storm from so call is headed thru Wyoming
04:44:37 <Kitt> S. California
04:45:04 <ynpvisitor2> going to get cold here by week end.
04:45:24 <Kitt> that is when we get to warm up again
05:07:31 <Kitt> there is Graham
05:07:37 <Kitt> yay, go to bee
05:09:36 <Kitt> Lion
05:13:12 <ynpvisitor2> not initial
05:14:27 <Kitt> long enough to be a second
05:16:16 <Kitt> I thought if Castle was ie then Graham would put it in steamphase
05:17:10 <Kitt> lot of steam at bee and looks like Graham is there
05:30:41 <Kitt> Grand?
05:33:37 <ynpvisitor2> time for breakfast
05:46:53 <Kitt> morning Kevin
05:47:11 <Kitt> must have been turban and not Grand
05:47:28 <Kitt> surely Graham would have posted if it was
05:47:51 <Kitt> off to breakfast, so hopefully indy soon
05:47:55 <Kitt> bbl
05:51:10 <ynpvisitor38> OF ie
05:52:05 <Kevin L™> Morning Kitt
05:56:17 <Kevin L™> Is that Daisy back ther?
06:49:50 <ynpvisitor39> Pretty skies
06:58:07 <Kevin L™> Nice to see some blue
07:12:54 <ynpvisitor77> Anyone see Grand? Pool is empty and Turban finishing up steam phase.
07:14:38 <Kevin L™> I didn't but I was out quite a bit.
07:15:12 <Kevin L™> Been here for 15m though and didn't see it then.
07:20:15 <Dave from B> Sorry, 77...no help here either
07:22:58 <ynpvisitor99> Old Faithful
07:24:03 <Kevin L™> I see that one.
07:24:22 <ynpvisitor99> I didn't know that turban had a steam phase
07:25:52 <ynpvisitor99> thought I saw steamcloud there at 0729
07:39:00 <ynpvisitor77> That's just what the ranger on Geyser Predict told me. I've seen a steam phase as it finishes it's last eruption after Grand as well.
07:39:32 <ynpvisitor77> I'll see what we can do about the ice on the cam today.
07:41:03 <ynpvisitor77> 0729 would be about right...right now everything's quiet there.
08:06:39 <Kevin L™> Aurum
08:07:24 <Casey> Just in time
08:08:38 <Dave from B> grrr
08:09:41 <Kevin L™> You playing my song today Dave?
08:16:06 <Dave from B> I saw the email...haven't played it yet.
08:20:26 <Kevin L™> I mean missing Aurum.
08:20:58 <ynpvisitor99> Oblong or Grotto?
08:21:43 <Kevin L™> I would guess Grotto.
08:22:25 <Dave from B> Yep...hard to catch Aurum if you don't want every second
08:25:29 <ynpvisitor99> yup, looks more like Grotto now
08:25:43 <ynpvisitor99> breeze must have assisted it
08:26:40 <ynpvisitor99> I see Dave M is going thru cam, so maybe he can tell if Grand was ie at 0729
08:27:22 <ynpvisitor99> OK he has it at 0730
08:29:19 <ynpvisitor99> I thought Graham would be able to hear it from Beehive
08:29:39 <Kevin L™> This wind direction is not good.
08:30:37 <ynpvisitor99> well hopefully it shifts before bee time
08:49:56 <Kevin L™> That looks like Oblong.
08:50:26 <Kevin L™> I think lens will get slimed this OF
08:52:36 <Kevin L™> Not as bad as it could have been.
09:12:38 <Kevin L™> Thank you scrubber!
09:14:17 <Dave from B> Kevin, did you see NASCAR Point sysytem was changed AGAIN?
09:14:39 <Dave from B> Thank you Graham?
09:14:56 <Kevin L™> Yep. I guess they have to keep us confused.
09:15:24 <Dave from B> Almost like 3 races in 1...should be interesting
09:18:07 <Kevin L™> I guess the guys that ride in the back and come up at the end will have to race.
09:18:16 <Kevin L™> Rocket major?
09:19:40 <Kevin L™> It will also help those guys that end up in a late crash or with a blown engine in the final stages.
09:20:28 <Kevin L™> Sort of like giving a point to a base reached and 2 for reaching home plate in baseball.
09:22:25 <Dave from B> So, if you're running well until close to the end at least you come away with something besides a repair bill
09:23:16 <ynpvisitor77> Trying again with the scrubber. Ice won't budge.
09:24:51 <Kevin L™> Need some of that antifreeze windshield washer stuff that I should have used.
09:27:14 <Kevin L™> It does look pretty good.
09:30:04 <ynpvisitor77> All clean
09:30:17 <Kevin L™> Very good job!
09:30:46 <Dave from B> Now, can scrubber change the wind direction for us?
09:36:02 <Kevin L™> I think scrubbing it does change the wind direction.
09:36:10 <Kevin L™> Toward the cam!
09:50:39 <Dave from B> Graham on the hill yet?
09:51:02 <Kevin L™> He was earlier.
09:52:18 <ynpvisitor37> any Bison around?
09:52:35 <Kevin L™> Haven't seen any yet.
09:52:52 <ynpvisitor37> Oh look, there's one walking by now! LOL
09:54:07 <Kevin L™> There were some in the meadow and up on the hill yesterday.
10:07:16 <Dave from B> I'm glad weather is cooperating for Graham
10:09:53 <ynpvisitor87> I thought he wanted lots of snow. Nothing better then setting and waiting for Grand in a 2 inch an hour snow storm.
10:22:10 <ynpvisitor37> are those Bison in the middle background?
10:22:24 <ynpvisitor37> nope - people
10:50:01 <Kevin L™> I see by the spots on the cam that OF went while my internet was taking a break.
10:54:37 <Kitt> wake up bee
10:55:08 <Kitt> thanks, looks pretty sleepy
10:55:35 <Kitt> at least Graham has geysers
10:55:49 <Kitt> Bill is stuck waiting for South Pass to reopen
10:55:59 <Kevin L™> We did have a good scrubbing today. Lasted almost an hour.
10:56:01 <Kitt> a semi and snowplow collided
10:56:39 <Kevin L™> That is not good at all. Had some real problems with that in Utah.
10:57:23 <Kitt> when it reopens it will be chain law
10:59:21 <Kitt> maybe bee is waiting for the next Grand
11:00:07 <Dave from B> Kitt, that's not nice:)
11:02:12 <Kitt> that's coming up in the next hour
11:02:44 <Kitt> oh you mean as afar as Graham getting them both
11:03:35 <Dave from B> yes, Graham got his back and forth workout yesterday!
11:03:49 <Kitt> but he did see both
11:04:35 <Kitt> in the winter I have had to be happy with seeing Beehive from anywhere
11:06:06 <Kitt> one year I got one up close, 2 from other end of basin , and one steamcloud over the top of the inn
11:07:00 <Kitt> bbl
11:08:30 <Dave from B> Bye Kitt
11:09:54 <Kevin L™> Utah snowplow: http://fox13now.com/2017/01/13/semi-clips-udot-snowplow-forcing-it-to-roll-down-embankment/
11:21:29 <ynpvisitor50> Is it unusual to see the Bijou pause since Grotto was lE around the same time?
11:21:42 <ynpvisitor50> pauses
11:22:44 <ynpvisitor36> that is when you often see pauses
11:22:50 <ynpvisitor50> Graham logged two pauses one around 2m30s and another less than 1m
11:36:34 <Kevin L™> Nice Yosemite view today: https://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams/yosemite-falls#.Uw_KmuNdUVg
11:52:46 <Casey> Looks like another Turban
11:53:45 <ynpvisitor50> Must be tough sitting there in the cold for so long
11:55:31 <Kevin L™> Fairly warm now. Going to get cold tonight.
12:03:54 <ynpvisitor50> Daisy?
12:04:06 <Kevin L™> Yep
12:04:52 <ynpvisitor50> Aurum is due shortly if it's in winter mode
12:15:17 <Kevin L™> At least this one missed the cam.
12:16:13 <ynpvisitor45> it's the small victories in life
12:26:19 <ynpvisitor45> amazing that the last eruption missed the cam given this wind direction now
12:31:51 <ynpvisitor50> Aurum?
12:32:08 <Casey> No. that's too far left
12:32:14 <ynpvisitor50> ty
12:32:28 <Casey> Pump
12:33:23 <Casey> At least that's what it appears to be here http://donsplace.orgfree.com/ofcc2/images/UGBpan02as_labeled.jpg
12:34:39 <ynpvisitor45> I didn't see it, but "left of Aurum" = Pump :D
12:35:11 <ynpvisitor45> a frequent trickster
12:40:20 <ynpvisitor50> Lion ie?
12:40:32 <ynpvisitor45> I didn't see it
12:40:44 <Casey> Maybe the start of an ini
12:41:06 <Casey> Bingo
12:41:08 <ynpvisitor45> looks like it
12:41:55 <ynpvisitor45> nice
12:55:10 <ynpvisitor18> Grand
12:55:32 <Casey> Yes
12:56:03 <ynpvisitor18> spikey, spikey
12:56:46 <Casey> Yeah. I saw one tall spike right after you called it, but Grand is mostly hiding behind the curtain today.
12:57:46 <Eric> You sure that isn't just a really big WT :-P
12:57:59 <Kitt> ok, so Graham should be getting his Grand and then maybe he can convince bee to erupt
13:08:40 <Kevin L™> And the Bee march is on.
13:11:38 <ynpvisitor45> sunshine ?
13:32:38 <Dave from B> Is that pot ever going to boil?
13:33:28 <Casey> My money is on yes
13:35:24 <ynpvisitor45> it's probably already boiling, technically
13:35:31 <ynpvisitor45> but we want more
13:35:45 <Dave from B> yes we do
13:36:14 <Kevin L™> More Power!
13:37:13 <Dave from B> Hey, Kevin. My football playoff board is still perfect. NE and over 47 points and my $5 bet turns into $385!
13:37:47 <Kevin L™> You are in luck. I am cheering against NE.
13:38:28 <Dave from B> I hate NE as well. But when I'm gambling I keep my heart out of it
13:38:53 <Kevin L™> That is why I don't bet.
13:40:58 <ynpvisitor45> Oblong
13:41:02 <ynpvisitor45> er something
13:42:46 <Casey> I was thinking it was still Grand area activity
13:44:33 <ynpvisitor45> was a lot of steam for a bit there
13:45:10 <Dave from B> Time to go home. Have a great evening everyone! Hope Bee goes soon.
13:46:54 <Casey> Bye Dave
13:47:10 <Kevin L™> bye
13:53:24 <Kevin L™> That was a nice cleaning we had this morning.
13:53:43 <ynpvisitor24> just back in from shovelling the white stuff
13:53:52 <Kevin L™> :)
13:54:25 <Kitt> Bill just made it to Farson
13:54:42 <Kitt> South Pass opened back up at 2
13:58:24 <Kitt> How much snow do you have
13:58:36 <Kitt> Dave?
14:00:24 <Kitt> hmm, he said he was going home, but he is still signed in
14:00:48 <Kitt> oh look, sun on the hill
14:00:56 <Kevin L™> Maybe he mispelled "sign out".
14:01:36 <ynpvisitor44> lion maybe
14:01:59 <Kitt> lion
14:04:16 <Casey> It's bad when your misspellings result in intelligible sentences
14:20:26 <Betty> Afternoon all
14:20:59 <Kevin L™> Hi. You have been hiding?
14:21:51 <Betty> Had no time for chat yet
14:24:12 <Betty> I just wanted to say hello
14:24:47 <Kevin L™> Figured you were catching up on things
14:26:08 <Betty> No, streaming does not work with the internet in my hotel
14:26:26 <Kevin L™> You out skiing?
14:26:58 <Betty> It seems to be blocked
14:27:58 <Betty> Yep, I'm in Switzerland for skiing
14:30:45 <Betty> It is already time for sleep. I hope to be back tomorrow. Bye
14:31:44 <Kevin L™> Have fun!
14:31:53 <Kevin L™> Don't catch a cold!
14:32:22 <Kevin L™> Overcast with snow here. You can't see a thing!
14:41:18 <ynpvisitor45> Aurum
14:41:28 <ynpvisitor45> ie
14:41:46 <ynpvisitor45> now gone
15:00:20 <Eric> Will be interesting to see how the current federal hiring freeze affects the park services.
15:00:27 <Eric> Daisy
15:00:31 <Eric> ie
15:09:08 <Kevin L™> A lot of time hiring freezes are set to for time to review staffing. One hiring freeze got me an extra person once. From my experience there are a lot off places staffing could be reduced and it would not be a bad thing.
15:10:15 <ynpvisitor95> Hopefully Lion gives us another one
15:10:27 <ynpvisitor95> Looks like it's huffing and puffing
15:11:54 <Kevin L™> The key thing is getting staffing where it needs to be. And once you hire a government employee, it is really hard to get rid of that position.
15:12:31 <Kevin L™> Lion looks like it may need CPR.
15:13:45 <ynpvisitor95> It was only 7h30m between the last series and ini
15:14:07 <ynpvisitor95> Seems like that kinda slows it down
15:16:33 <Kevin L™> I think that one was only 2 eruptions also. This one does not look like it may do more.
15:29:06 <Graham> hello. who broke BH?
15:29:18 <Kevin L™> I thought you did.
15:29:35 <Kevin L™> The clean cam was nice. For about an hour.
15:32:47 <Graham> at least I go another 2 Aurum day
15:33:09 <Graham> didnt see Churn although Sawmill hasnet erupted
15:33:28 <Graham> wind was cold today
15:38:50 <Kevin L™> Still have time to catch BH
15:43:53 <ynpvisitor95> How long is your trip?
16:04:11 <Graham> here till Sunday
16:08:26 <ynpvisitor95> Whats your opinion on Giant compared to this summer?
16:09:46 <ynpvisitor95> or even compared to the last 7 years of low activity
16:12:56 <Graham> well its good it had a hot period. hopefully it till erupt again but probably not for me. hard to watch it in the winter. if theres a marathon i may try to see recovery
16:20:09 <ynpvisitor20> are you checking F & M?
16:25:08 <ynpvisitor95> ynpvisitor20, There's a note on F&M from the 22nd saying "Layer of ice under an inch or two of fresh snow. Maybe from Thursday?"
16:27:51 <ynpvisitor95> I read a pretty interesting note from Rocco left from a Giant Hot Period in 2015, where he stated "I HAVE NOT observed any hot period. But I predict there will be one in the very early morning of 09/15/15 and that Giant will erupt on 09/15/15 at about 6 am"
16:28:19 <ynpvisitor95> It then erupted 9/28/15
16:36:12 <ynpvisitor20> i remember that
16:36:31 <ynpvisitor20> and I wondered if Graham was checking because Thursday was a while ago now.
16:38:25 <ynpvisitor95> Do you still call stuff out on the radio in the winter just in case there's another person listening? ;)
17:03:01 <ynpvisitor20> certainly in the daytime, as the VEC has their radios
17:07:15 <ynpvisitor95> Looks like maybe Bee went or it could be Lion?
20:22:38 <ynpvisitor43> castle possibly ie
21:09:39 <ynpvisitor16> Dave is locked in the cooler again
21:58:53 <ynpvisitor34> of ie