Showing logs for date: 2017-02-11
22:21:23 <ynpvisitor4> lot of steam over at Castle
22:25:58 <ynpvisitor4> Old Faithful
00:31:25 <ynpvisitor68> Grand may be ie
00:32:28 <ynpvisitor10> 15 minutes ago
01:01:28 <ynpvisitor61> R'side?
01:03:01 <ynpvisitor61> probably just drifting steam
01:04:21 <ynpvisitor61> however, pretty sure Oblong is now ie
02:59:17 <Doron> OF
03:44:47 <Betty> yay, a camop :-)
03:44:57 <Betty> morning
03:54:23 <Graham> morning
03:54:27 <Graham> or afternoon
03:54:45 <Betty> morning Graham
03:56:46 <Betty> F&M? Artemisia? Giant?
03:58:18 <Graham> Grotto?
03:58:33 <Betty> bah ;-)
03:58:34 <Graham> no steam for Giant or F&M
03:58:42 <Betty> I know
03:59:12 <Graham> nice and clear this morning
03:59:21 <Betty> yep
04:05:41 <Graham> Turban?
04:06:20 <Betty> maybe
04:09:28 <Graham> 25 at OF, going to be another melting day
04:10:39 <Doron> Morning all
04:11:06 <Graham> morning
04:11:08 <Betty> hi Doron
04:12:01 <Doron> The sky is clearer today, it's good :)
04:12:26 <Betty> hope it stays that good
04:13:00 <Doron> Yes
04:13:23 <Betty> Daisy?
04:13:45 <Betty> no
04:16:07 <Graham> BH is splashy
04:19:34 <Doron> By the way I think near four hours ago I saw a coyote in the webcam
04:19:57 <Graham> could be
04:20:05 <Betty> that is not uncommon
04:20:28 <Doron> Yes I know, but I was plainy happy to see it ^^
04:20:41 <Betty> I bet :-)
04:21:16 <Doron> I hope this summer I can see another for real ;)
04:22:04 <Betty> last year I saw 3 in about 3 weeks
04:22:06 <Graham> late afternoon is a good time to see coyotes eating the left over snacks
04:22:41 <Doron> Thank you for the information, it's good to know
04:22:58 <Graham> they were in Black Sand Basin a lot at a bison carcass last month
04:23:05 <Graham> BHI?
04:23:22 <Betty> did not see it
04:23:31 <Graham> nope, lots of steam from BH
04:23:39 <Betty> any carcasses it the basin?
04:23:41 <Graham> wow and the bubblers
04:24:02 <Doron> Do you know what is the reason of death ?
04:24:17 <Betty> is it me or are the bubblers more active?
04:24:25 <Graham> no, there was one near the one-way-roads i hear but I didnt see it
04:24:41 <Graham> in winter the snowcoaches dont go that route
04:25:20 <Graham> they are more active. theres one that makes a lot of noise and goes into steam phase so it puts up a lot of steam then
04:26:55 <Betty> .
04:26:55 <Betty> .
04:26:56 <Betty> .
04:27:04 <Betty> that is indy!
04:27:16 <Betty> yay
04:27:38 <Betty> great light for bee
04:28:16 <Graham> yeah
04:28:33 <Betty> I do a text
04:28:36 <Doron> It's beehive now ?
04:28:52 <Graham> should be within 20 min
04:29:07 <Graham> the geyser erupting now is Beehive Indicator
04:29:27 <Doron> Oh, ok
04:29:28 <Graham> and most years Beehive erupts within 20 min, often 10-15
04:30:14 <Graham> its been reliable all winter and last summer, maybe just one false indicator that i can remember when the indicator erupts but BH doesnt
04:30:46 <Betty> if you see the indicator, stay and wait for one of the most amazing shows in the park :-D
04:30:51 <Graham> theres a text message you can get too when BHI goes
04:31:08 <Doron> I take note ;)
04:31:36 <Betty> they are all asleep
04:31:53 <Betty> you got my text, Graham?
04:31:53 <Graham> my phone made all sorts of noises when BHI went off when I was in the park this sinter, the geyser text, another text, FB message
04:32:21 <Graham> not yet Betty
04:32:42 <Betty> weird
04:32:49 <Graham> now i have it
04:32:57 <Betty> ah, good
04:33:26 <Betty> here they come
04:33:36 <Graham> wonder how Carolyns snow is? Thye got a lot in CT I think
04:33:54 <Graham> here they come Betty
04:35:19 <Betty> ohoh, OF is due
04:35:31 <Betty> OF
04:36:16 <Betty> that will mess our nice view
04:39:47 <Betty> BH
04:40:02 <Doron> Wow
04:40:37 <Betty> it sounds like a jet engine
04:44:00 <Betty> look at the rose touch
04:45:51 <Betty> that was nice
04:46:33 <Graham> yep. of course i wanted it this afternoon when I am on the cam
04:47:22 <Doron> I wanted to ask you, how long do you think it's good to stay at Lower Geyser Basin ?
04:50:29 <Graham> haha, how many years?
04:50:44 <Doron> ^^
04:51:03 <Graham> you can see highloights in an afternoon
04:51:37 <Graham> Great Fountain is something to see and needs a prediction. its window is long and then it takes an hour to erupt
04:51:51 <Graham> so that can take half a day also
04:52:17 <Graham> gazers can tell youabout Fountain, its usually less than a 2h wait and then 30 min eruption
04:52:48 <Graham> depends what you want to do, how long your total trip is, and what you have seen before - have you been there before?
04:53:08 <Graham> and if you are willing to wait for the geyysers
04:53:56 <Graham> if you go in peak season the traffic and parking can be a problem too, so early or late in the day is best
04:55:26 <Doron> So, before thank you for indications, so I stay four days, maybe five I it needs, I want to see a lot of things but I can fix it later, and no I don't came to YNP before, and I don't came to US before in fact
04:56:32 <Graham> is that 4 days to see the whole park?
04:56:45 <Doron> Yes
04:56:53 <Graham> staying where?
04:57:03 <Doron> Far, in Silver Gate
04:57:10 <Betty> on my 1st visit I had 4 days: 1 day at Upper Geyser Basin, 1 Day at Norris Geyser Basin and Canyon, 1 Day for Grand Loop road (incl. Mammoth, Tower, Sulpur Caldron and Hayden+Lamar Valley) and 1 Day for Lower, Midway, Biscuit, Black Sand and West Thumb on our way out towards Jackson
04:57:40 <Betty> I stayed in West Yellowstone, btw
04:57:47 <Graham> SIlver Gate is a long way
04:58:39 <Graham> maybe 3h to get to OF
04:58:42 <Betty> oh, yes, loong way
04:58:47 <Doron> Yes
04:59:03 <Graham> assuming you drive and dont really stop
04:59:18 <Doron> But I think that if I stand up early I can be near OF at 7 or 8
04:59:34 <Graham> watch out for wildlife
04:59:51 <Betty> speed limit in the park is 45 mph
05:00:27 <Graham> i would probably do a whole day in northern range, silver gate to mammoth, tower falls, wildlife, maybe over to Canyon
05:00:50 <Graham> Mammoth needs several hours if you walk and enjoy the terraces
05:00:56 <Doron> Yes it's planned
05:01:37 <Doron> I was thinking I can do a whole day for Mammoth, Beaver ponds trail (near Mammoth) and do another trails or watch wildlife the rest of the day
05:01:51 <Graham> if you want geysers, I would go to OF and stay in UGB, get predictions from the visitor center and see what fits. Grand is worth the wait and goes in the first half of the wndow a lot
05:02:17 <Graham> there are a lot of good trails around there
05:02:36 <Graham> where are you going when you arrive or leave the park, which exits?
05:03:10 <Graham> I would do a day to go through Canyon and down to Lake and West Thumb
05:03:33 <Betty> he´s French, he wants to see the Tetons ;-)
05:03:44 <Graham> and maybe a day to do Norris and LGB, althouygh thats a lot of driving
05:03:59 <Doron> Yes, it's also planned, for Canyon, Hayden Valley, and Northeast part of the lake
05:04:39 <Graham> are you going out to the tetons?
05:04:44 <Doron> For West Thumb I thought it can be done in the morning on the road to TETONS PARK (haha, you're right Betty ;))
05:05:03 <Graham> ok, yeah that would work.
05:06:18 <Graham> Mammoth, UGB, Norris and LGB, Canyon and Lake
05:06:32 <Betty> once I said to Thomas, we go to Canyon and Tower, then having Breakfast in Gardiner. we arrived in Gardiner at 4 pm :-p
05:06:33 <Graham> you could consider skipping Lake and doing that as part of the drive to the tetons
05:07:00 <Betty> so much for having Breakfast
05:07:22 <Doron> Yes
05:07:32 <Graham> haha, thats quite a schedule you planned Betty
05:07:46 <Graham> when will you be going Doron?
05:07:51 <Doron> I've did a map where I've noted what I want to see
05:07:53 <Betty> It was when I was young...
05:08:16 <Doron> It's a little disorganized but..
05:08:51 <Betty> now having breakfast in Gardiner is a running gag
05:09:18 <Doron> x)
05:09:41 <Graham> if you go in peak season travel times will be a lot longer due to the traffic
05:09:47 <Doron> I go to YNP in July Graham
05:10:01 <Betty> that is peak
05:10:05 <Doron> Yes
05:10:10 <Graham> yep, add hours to your travel times for wildlife and parking delays
05:10:48 <Doron> Yes
05:11:32 <Betty> that´s normal when you are in Yellowstone: sleep is totally overrated!
05:11:34 <Doron> But I will try to do all the most attractives things early in the morning and devote the afternoon for trails
05:17:14 <Doron> Here is what I thing I will do
05:17:19 <Doron> Day 1 : Mount Washburn Trail, Yellowstone Canyon, (Hayden Valley, Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Lake stops). Specimen Ridge Trail in the afternoon.
05:17:23 <Doron> Day 2 : Beaver Ponds Trail, Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin, Artist's Paintpots Trail
05:17:26 <Doron> Day 3 : ?
05:17:29 <Doron> Day 4 : Old Faitful Area and Grand Prismatic Spring Area
05:17:31 <Doron> Day 5 : West Thumb Geyser Basin and road to Grand Teton Park...
05:18:40 <Doron> And I devote all days and free time for watch wildlife and doing trails
05:23:34 <ynpvisitor99> if you don
05:24:13 <ynpvisitor99> don't get to Norris before 10 am the you probably won't get in before 4 pm Doron
05:25:24 <Doron> Oh, so thank you for the advice, I will change that
05:26:06 <Betty> parking lots fill early in those areas
05:26:08 <ynpvisitor99> Grand Prismatic Spring aka Midway Geyser Basin also tends to fill up during mid-day
05:26:29 <Doron> Mammoth Hot Springs needs to be early too ?
05:26:39 <ynpvisitor40> you can hike to Norris from the campground - it takes the same amount of time as waiting for parking
05:27:20 <ynpvisitor99> same with Yellowstone Canyon
05:29:16 <Doron> So I will reorganize that, thanks
05:29:57 <Betty> I think only OF area has enough parking lots
05:30:46 <ynpvisitor99> last summer, basically all of the parking lots were at maximum capacity during mid day at Old Faithful
05:31:02 <Betty> wow
05:31:23 <ynpvisitor99> but many come just for Old Faithful, so if patient, then a spot should open up
05:33:47 <ynpvisitor99> we had two weeks where there were 8 accidents that shut down a section of roads between Madison and Old Faithful for at least an hour and once for half a day
05:34:46 <ynpvisitor40> Mammoth doesn't need to be early, it fills up, but it's not that far to park elsewhere by hotel or store and walk up
05:35:48 <ynpvisitor99> bbl
05:40:15 <ynpvisitor40> your hike to the petrified tree will be more like "evening" than afternoon but since it's on your way home that works- lots of daylight in July
05:42:11 <Graham> will be lucky if theyget half the things done .... have to slow down and take in the park too
05:46:54 <ynpvisitor40> you are doing much better planning than many visitors Doron, good for you!!
05:53:18 <Doron> Yes, you're right but I note that in my travel I usually do things faster than most of others, I don't know if it's because I walk quite fast, I stand up early or because I don't like be sitting in front of a landscape during two hours but now I try to be more effective in my planning for not finish it too early.
05:54:19 <Doron> And thanks, I hope it can be true and that I can reorganize it with you advices and informations ;)
05:58:38 <Betty> snowplow
06:01:04 <Betty> got to go, bbl
06:02:50 <Doron> See you
06:39:31 <Kevin L™> Yosemite is pretty this morning: https://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams/yosemite-falls#.Uw_KmuNdUVg
06:44:36 <Kevin L™> Grand
06:44:51 <Kevin L™> ie
06:46:09 <Kevin L™> Yep. Got some spikes there.
06:48:17 <ynpvisitor40> nice interval
06:53:15 <Kevin L™> 2nd
06:53:30 <Kevin L™> And some doggies
06:54:57 <Kevin L™> And some action from Split Cone.
07:49:02 <ynpvisitor86> anyone get OF time?
07:52:23 <ynpvisitor53> Did OF erupt?
08:03:56 <Kevin L™> This guy has some serious car problems (and that's no bull!).: https://www.facebook.com/calranchstore/photos/a.151077374950578.30181.135017223223260/1341764135881890/?type=3&theater
08:15:06 <ynpvisitor86> OF time is on GT
08:16:20 <ynpvisitor41> 11;09
08:26:25 <ynpvisitor40> is that OF time 1109 in the future ynpvisitor41? Can you do Giant too?
08:27:20 <Doron> http://www.geysertimes.org/predictions.php
08:27:35 <Doron> http://www.geysertimes.org/geyser.php?id=Giant
08:51:20 <kcmule> lion
08:54:14 <ynpvisitor41> which one is this that's spouting?
08:54:37 <ynpvisitor91> Lion
08:54:41 <ynpvisitor41> thanks
08:55:05 <ynpvisitor41> are those people a safe distance form it?
08:55:18 <ynpvisitor91> Absolutely :)
08:55:32 <ynpvisitor41> Really? They seemed pretty close.
08:55:54 <Graham> if the wind is blowing to the boardwalk youcan get wet, but its cold water by the time it reaches people
08:56:22 <ynpvisitor41> thank you Graham....learning something new everyday.
08:56:53 <Graham> the water contains silica so have to clean it off glass as it can deposit there
08:57:06 <Graham> glasses, camera lenses, etc
08:57:17 <ynpvisitor41> interesting....
08:57:32 <Graham> if its cold you can get nice icicles on you too
08:57:50 <ynpvisitor41> Are there Bison to the left middle of the picture>
08:58:34 <Graham> i dont see any there
08:58:44 <ynpvisitor41> ooops they moved on
09:00:56 <Graham> nice day for the visitors
09:01:06 <Graham> snowmay be a bit sticky tho
10:11:07 <Graham> Lion
10:55:33 <Graham> Daisy
11:19:08 <Kevin L™> Lion
11:19:52 <Graham> how time flys
11:21:33 <Graham> Dwarf is off
11:21:33 <Kevin L™> 27° is too cold for flies.
11:22:50 <Kevin L™> Thatdoesn't happen too often.
11:23:41 <Kevin L™> I have been out working on my yard. Peach tree is in full bloom and the apple tree is really budding.
11:24:52 <Graham> dont they know its still winter?
11:35:29 <ynpvisitor40> good photo on FB Graham - that should quiet down the discussion
11:35:57 <Kevin L™> Not winter here
11:36:22 <ynpvisitor40> did you have them stop the coach to get a pic?
11:36:46 <Graham> ant remember that was 10 years ago
11:37:12 <Graham> i was going to mention that it was a few days before the Steamboat steam phase eruption but figured that would just excite people more
11:37:52 <ynpvisitor40> trees were 10 years shorter back then :)
11:38:01 <Graham> that was the only Norris shot i could find
11:38:06 <Graham> true
12:05:44 <Betty> good afternoon
12:08:52 <Graham> good evening
12:16:44 <Graham> OF
12:23:07 <Kevin L™> Abend
12:23:49 <Betty> hi Graham and Kevin
12:24:29 <Betty> Lion
12:24:29 <Graham> Lion
12:25:03 <Kevin L™> Löwe
12:25:20 <Betty> yeah
12:26:54 <Graham> that looked like a long minor
12:27:25 <Betty> restart
12:27:27 <Graham> trying to restart
12:27:49 <Betty> yes, only a try
12:29:39 <Kevin L™> Tired kitty.
12:30:10 <Graham> whats up with Aurum over 2 days now
12:58:55 <Graham> Lion
13:19:12 <Kevin L™> Think Aurum wqas just ie
13:19:47 <Betty> I thought it was Pump
13:20:03 <Betty> did you check static?
13:20:24 <Graham> i have seen a lot of big Pumps, but who knows
13:20:53 <Kevin L™> I couldn't tell for sure, but it had a lot more steam than it does now.
13:21:36 <Kevin L™> But it could have been drifting.
13:24:38 <Graham> its not on GT so it didnt happen
13:32:43 <Betty> Turban?
13:45:25 <Betty> OF
13:52:42 <Graham> Turban?
13:52:56 <Betty> would fit
14:01:53 <Betty> Depression?
14:04:45 <Betty> Daisy
14:05:07 <Betty> ??
14:05:25 <Kevin L™> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
14:13:14 <Graham> Turban?
14:13:24 <Betty> Turban
14:25:38 <Betty> Riverside
14:26:08 <Graham> yep. i see you found one last night
14:30:48 <Graham> may have missed the middle Riverside with OF and Castle around that time?
14:31:34 <Graham> Turban?
14:32:09 <Betty> thinnk so
14:41:58 <ynpvisitor65> time for Grand?
14:42:22 <Betty> yep
14:42:45 <ynpvisitor65> should be a nice one
14:49:35 <Graham> maybe Rift now
14:51:13 <Graham> Turban?
14:52:52 <Betty> yup
14:54:37 <ynpvisitor65> no Grand yet?
14:54:43 <ynpvisitor65> ha ha, no question mark meant
14:55:05 <Graham> taking its time
14:57:35 <Kevin L™> Waiting until dark.
14:58:24 <Graham> Bulger
15:09:41 <Betty> Grand
15:11:05 <Kevin L™> Boom
15:11:40 <ynpvisitor65> please have a second...
15:11:43 <Betty> nice cloud
15:12:16 <Kevin L™> Timing is everything!
15:18:32 <Graham> Dep
15:18:50 <Kevin L™> :)
15:19:10 <Betty> yay
15:19:28 <Betty> 2nd?
15:19:59 <Kevin L™> Nice cloud
15:20:04 <Graham> not sureit stopped
15:20:07 <ynpvisitor65> looked to be , or a very tall burst
15:21:52 <ynpvisitor65> OF should be very nice as well
15:22:25 <ynpvisitor65> if it does not hold out on us that is
15:26:43 <Graham> OF
16:00:57 <Graham> might have been Aurum 1759ie
16:03:14 <Kevin L™> Probably was. I had to leave for a couple of minutes about then.
16:17:54 <Kevin L™> Looked like it could have been Aurum at about 1815 too.
16:18:29 <Graham> wow, short intervals...or series?
16:18:58 <Kevin L™> Had a pretty tall plume
16:19:11 <Graham> didnt see Daisy, not sure if I missed it, probably
16:19:24 <Kevin L™> May be getting Giantess boils
16:19:44 <Graham> zzzzz
16:20:24 <Kevin L™> I tried to go full screen and it frooze on me
16:20:53 <Kevin L™> Was too dark to see on static
16:21:52 <Betty> time for sleep, night
16:22:09 <Kevin L™> Night Betty
16:22:33 <Graham> goodnight
16:25:43 <Kevin L™> Castle ie?
16:27:21 <Graham> that would be no
16:58:17 <Graham> goodnight
18:55:47 <ynpvisitor28> Wow, I see People
18:56:06 <ynpvisitor28> 6 degrees, must be from Vegas
18:59:01 <Kevin L™> LOr Caanada. Were they wearing shorts?
18:59:36 <ynpvisitor28> Not shorts, not buny suits either.
18:59:48 <ynpvisitor28> looks like 4 left
19:00:45 <Kevin L™> It was 75° here this week. Peach trees are in full bloom.
19:03:39 <ynpvisitor28> etter keep a sleeping bag handy, you are up for 6 more weeks of winter after the ground hog had to put shades on.
19:03:45 <ynpvisitor28> better
19:08:31 <Kevin L™> I have heaters on standby
19:09:43 <Kevin L™> Only hit 64° today
19:25:00 <ynpvisitor28> I like watching geysers on clear blue sky days.
19:26:10 <ynpvisitor28> Kevin, Dave put up some fresh ice fishing bait ths week. Did you order a few pounds?
19:27:56 <Kevin L™> I couldn't find any ice to fish on!
19:28:44 <ynpvisitor28> I think it works on Cats
19:29:11 <Kevin L™> Don't to too good fishing here. Only thing I have taken out of Lake Mead is a 12 oz Schlitz can. Caught it on an anchovy.
19:30:44 <Kevin L™> Cats that get too close to my chickens get something else!
19:40:29 <ynpvisitor28> Think the neighbors would call the padded wagon if you were yelling cat on in the front yard with a fishing pole?
19:41:25 <Kevin L™> They may!
19:41:57 <ynpvisitor28> So what did you to BH?
19:43:08 <ynpvisitor28> The 2 people left are saying, what did you do to OF?
19:44:10 <ynpvisitor28> It has been over 4 hours!
19:47:38 <Kevin L™> I think BH just likes the night
19:59:32 <ynpvisitor28> Sorry was off eating some yogurt.
19:59:43 <ynpvisitor28> But it is day light!
20:06:11 <ynpvisitor28> Well enjoy what ever is next. Maybe Bigfoot
20:10:53 <Kevin L™> Looks like OF
21:03:18 <Kevin L™> I think Daisy