Showing logs for date: 2017-06-04
22:04:54 <Michael> maybe my watch was off by five minutes. OF was nice.
03:07:43 <ynpvisitor999> OF 0507
03:21:46 <ynpvisitor999> Lion 0521
03:23:15 <ynpvisitor999> Castle
04:04:36 <ynpvisitor999> afternoon Betty
04:16:05 <Betty> hi DGInc
04:34:20 <Betty> Lion
04:34:22 <ynpvisitor999> Lion
04:53:20 <Betty> OF
04:53:35 <ynpvisitor999> ^
04:58:19 <ynpvisitor999> duration was about 4m6s.
05:13:12 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy
05:13:28 <Betty> straight up
05:15:33 <ynpvisitor999> Depression
05:17:33 <Betty> bbl
05:52:26 <Graham> morning
06:28:43 <ynpvisitor65> fluffy
07:07:40 <Dave from B> Morning Kevin
07:07:49 <Dave from B> 93F for Blgs today
07:08:31 <Graham> nice pool day
07:16:13 <Kevin L™> 93° is pretty toasty for you anytime. (We are at 93° right now). Supposed to hit 106° here today. I guess it is that time of year again.
07:18:37 <Kevin L™> I did finally get that new manifold working properly. Turned it on yesterday and one of the new valves was faulty so I had to disassemble it and install the new one but all is good now!
07:21:13 <Dave from B> I'm glad all is well with your water....you need it now!
07:27:43 <Betty> morning Dave from B and Kevin L™
07:31:05 <Dave from B> Hi Betty
07:31:27 <Dave from B> 3 weeks from today and I'll be wavingfrom the other side!
07:32:34 <Betty> great :-)
07:33:25 <Betty> Graham headed to the pool? I just came back from it
07:36:30 <Kevin L™> Hi Betty
07:36:43 <Betty> LC ie
07:37:12 <Kevin L™> BTW I started my 40th year gazing last week.
07:37:36 <Betty> congrats. You got a cake?
07:37:43 <Dave from B> wow...wish I knew when I started.
07:38:14 <Betty> in August it is my 10th year
07:38:24 <Dave from B> When do you go from a tourist to a gazer?
07:38:51 <Betty> on my first day
07:39:36 <Kevin L™> I was on the hill by Lion when it went. I made a comment that I wished that I could see more close up. This kind old gentleman told me that if I were to be at Grand in about 3 hours I would see one even better than this one.
07:40:20 <Dave from B> My first trip to the park was about 43 years ago
07:40:54 <Kevin L™> I decided he seemed to know what he was talking about so we went down there. It went about 30m after I showed up. I was hooked. The old man turned out to be Herb Warren.
07:41:03 <ynpvisitor98> You become a gazer the first day you plan your time in a geyser basin based upon trying to see a geyser not predicted by the OFVEC.
07:41:18 <Betty> My first geyser was indeed Fountain
07:41:25 <Dave from B> good definition 98.
07:42:15 <Dave from B> I became a gazer in the 1990's....probably around 1996 or so
07:42:32 <Betty> it was always my wish to see Yellowstone Ntl
07:42:46 <Betty> Park because of the geysers
07:44:21 <Betty> before my first visit I saw videos on youtube and I was hooked and fascinated
07:44:49 <Betty> Daisy ie
07:46:25 <Betty> need to spend some time in the kitchen. please ding for OF ;-)
07:47:09 <Dave from B> Before actually introducing myself to other gazers, I do remember lurking nearby gathering all the intelligence I could...sure wish I would have stepped forward in 1990's instead of 7 years ago.
07:55:37 <Kitt> Hello
07:55:40 <Dave from B> Morning Kitt
07:55:54 <Kitt> morning
07:56:28 <Kitt> saw you remembering early gazing days
07:56:30 <Kitt> sigh
07:56:48 <Dave from B> Yep...must be reminicising day
07:57:06 <Dave from B> Sure wish I had met you15 years earlier
07:57:18 <Betty> morning Kitt, I thought you were OF because of the dings :-D
07:57:39 <Kitt> I don't feel like Old Faithful
07:57:58 <Betty> lol
07:58:06 <Kevin L™> I really lucked out. I just was at the right place at the right time. Got to learn gazing from Herb, T Scott, John Muller, Paul Strasser and many others.
07:59:10 <Kitt> In June 1996 I brought my sister and boys to Old Faithful and we saw Beehive erupting as I parked.
07:59:37 <Kitt> In Aug. 1996, Bill and the boys and I returned.
08:00:15 <Kevin L™> You could do a lot more then. T Scott took us on a tour to White Creek and early in the morning the rangers would let you come out with them to a lot of the geysers when they checked things.
08:00:27 <Kitt> We were waiting at Castle for an eruption that evening and Rick Hutchinson overheard me wishing out loud that I could see Beehive up close
08:00:53 <Kitt> He told us he figured it would be about midnight and we should go up there after Castle
08:01:13 <Kitt> That is what we did.
08:01:17 <Kevin L™> Rick was another great one.
08:02:18 <Kitt> Then the sun set and it started cooling down so Bill walked back around to the Inn parking lot to get coats and a blanket (since the boys were 3 & 6)
08:02:25 <Kevin L™> My first full moon geyser was BH. It went about 0230. We had a big enough group up there that someone called LE about a wild party on Geyser Hill!
08:02:44 <747> In 1982 I moved to Rock Springs Wy :(, the only redeming thing about it was an easy drive to Yellowstone, got hooked on geysers then and have spent time there every year since.:)
08:03:23 <Kitt> We sat there and people started joining us in the dark (they turned their flashlights off before joining us)
08:04:18 <Kitt> The group wanted to see Grand and asked if we would call when the indicator started
08:04:26 <Kevin L™> Back then a light on BH was worse than running between a griz Mom and her cubs!
08:04:50 <Kitt> We told them we didn't have radios and what was the indicator
08:04:52 <Betty> LC
08:05:21 <Kitt> they explained and Bill said he would yell when we saw indicator
08:05:24 <Dave from B> haha Kitt
08:06:10 <Kitt> they had been gone a while when we heard this swishing sound and noticed spray drifting across our boys
08:07:20 <Kitt> we moved since we know about down wind and Bill cupped his hands and called, "Indicator. Beehive's Indicator"
08:07:47 <Kitt> then we saw a row of light moving quickly towards us with one way in the back
08:08:10 <Kitt> we later learned the last person had been at Oblong
08:08:15 <Kitt> Grand
08:08:31 <Betty> yay
08:09:05 <Kitt> no fluffy yet, but will you take a Grand Betty?
08:09:33 <Betty> sure I will. With great pleasure
08:09:34 <Dave from B> Great sory Kitt
08:09:39 <Dave from B> story*
08:09:51 <Dave from B> A Grand in an OF window...how odd
08:10:20 <Betty> I think it is not finished yet...please go on, Kitt
08:11:09 <Kitt> Oh, well the next summer, Bill and I went to Yellowstone in June for our Anniversary
08:11:14 <Betty> I need to cook, but I don´t want to miss a word
08:11:39 <Kitt> Every time we walked by Giant, people were waiting
08:11:51 <Kitt> day, night, hot, cold
08:12:26 <Kevin L™> One time I was there and a group of 8 of us seemed to always get together. 4 were named Kevin and three were Karen. Forgot the other name..
08:12:28 <Kitt> We were only there for 3 days and I whined all the way home that those people were going to see Giant because they were waiting there
08:13:09 <Kitt> Bill reminded me that we had a 7 day pass and told me to go back in
08:13:50 <Kitt> Gasp - Bye myself! with the boys! So then he suggested I have my other sister go in with me and she did
08:14:16 <Kitt> We saw Fan and Mortar that trip
08:14:25 <Kitt> I was hooked
08:14:29 <Betty> amazing
08:14:43 <Kevin L™> F&M will do that to you!
08:15:09 <Betty> OF
08:16:09 <Kevin L™> I miss that little teeny one at White Creek. It had a pan and would overflow for a bit then splash about 3" or so.. Ran about a 20m cycle.
08:16:42 <Kitt> That summer I spent 38 days / 9 trips / on the boardwalk with my boys from 0700 to 2055.
08:17:49 <Kitt> I carried all our gear in a large backpack and drove from Bridge Bay campground for a lot of the trip
08:18:19 <Kevin L™> That was tough.
08:18:25 <Kevin L™> 2nd?
08:18:27 <Kitt> Looks like a second at Grand
08:18:44 <Betty> yep
08:18:46 <Kevin L™> Bad Fluffy!
08:19:24 <Dave from B> Kitt, when you going in?
08:19:34 <Kitt> looks like Grand is sprinkling its viewers
08:19:53 <Kitt> the 16th
08:20:27 <Kevin L™> I think the people I have met have been as much fun as the geysers.
08:20:31 <Betty> I think I was hooked by the variety of all those geysers: small, tall, tiny, swirling around little rocks, spouting, szizzeling, pulsating. And I did even not get BH or Grand or F&M on my first trip!
08:20:48 <Kevin L™> Wow.
08:21:16 <Kitt> we spent the first portion of 1997 stopping at the VEC and asking if Beehive had erupted
08:21:22 <Kevin L™> I think the small ones get overlooked.
08:21:29 <Kitt> if not we went up there to wait at Plumes
08:21:31 <Kitt> corner
08:21:40 <Art> We thought there was only Old Faithful and a handful of other geysers throughout the park plus a bunch of wildlife
08:21:58 <Kitt> after it erupted. we were tourists and just walked around looking
08:22:01 <Betty> hi Art
08:22:23 <Art> Hi, lunch break, cramming to get the farm ready for our trip
08:22:40 <Kevin L™> That is a chore!
08:22:51 <Betty> on Friday, right?
08:22:54 <Kitt> then one day I realized that if we could figure out a non predicted geysers pattern then there were others we could see
08:22:56 <Art> Just put the goats out on there summer pasture
08:23:57 <Art> I'll never forget the amazement we felt as we drove up on the LGB and saw Fountain
08:24:11 <Kitt> and so my hobby of collecting spoons and plates was switched to finding good rain gear, waterproof shoes, radios and strong flashlights
08:24:12 <Art> Then we got to the UGB and started walking around and our jaws dropped
08:24:34 <Betty> sounds like me and my brother :-)
08:24:43 <Dave from B> What year, Art?
08:24:51 <Kitt> so when are you moving closer Art?
08:25:02 <Betty> :-D
08:25:06 <Kitt> Because you live far away!
08:25:07 <Dave from B> Yeah, Art...we have farms around here!
08:26:00 <Art> Sept 2012
08:26:07 <Kitt> Having never been to New Hampshire, I bet it is pretty awesome also
08:26:41 <Kevin L™> I have always wanted to go there in Fall.
08:27:17 <Art> It was short stay in the park, we flew into Jackson hole, drove up to YNP, then out through West, down through Idaho, Salt Lake then down to grand canyon and out through Las Vegas
08:27:43 <Kevin L™> Wow. A rush job!
08:28:14 <Betty> I can relate, Art
08:28:30 <Kevin L™> I hiked the Grand Canyon when I was 14. It about killed me but it was a lot of fun!
08:28:44 <Art> Then we came back in 2013 just for the park, then two weeks in 2014 and 2015, then 2016 3 weeks.... First winter trip this February...
08:29:06 <Art> past February
08:29:25 <Kevin L™> Another Great hike I will never do again is the Narrows at Zion. We went in from the top and came all the way down. Stunning!
08:30:10 <Betty> the Narrows were fun, though I did only a short hike
08:30:11 <Kitt> it isn't the same in the winter is it Art. It is beautiful, but you don't just sit and wait for a geyser
08:30:29 <Art> Winter was a lot of "work"
08:30:39 <Kitt> yes
08:30:58 <Art> Absolutely NO ONE else covering the basin
08:31:08 <Kitt> correct
08:31:12 <Art> The tourists think your insane
08:31:37 <Art> We waited at Riverside from overflow
08:31:42 <Kitt> and I always felt like I should catch the geysers and let the VEC know
08:31:55 <Art> Grand was also pulling the whole 9 hour intervals :(
08:32:12 <Art> I would radio stuff to the VEC and no reply, it was lonely ;)
08:32:56 <Art> The winter silence is amazing though
08:33:01 <Kitt> that is because they were swamped with people just in for the day
08:33:35 <Kitt> Just before dark, I was headed in and Oblong started as I was passing Chromatic
08:33:43 <Kitt> I could hear the thumps
08:33:45 <Kevin L™> Time for me to head out. Have a great day. Good luck with BH.
08:33:56 <Art> We had one group of visitors ask if we needed help since we were just sitting there at Riverside
08:34:25 <Art> You've been here for a while you sure you don't need any help?
08:34:38 <Squashy Cat> I could help
08:34:56 <Art> You'd see a handful of people in the basin
08:35:14 <Art> and then you'd go in for the evening and the snow lodge was packed with people
08:35:45 <Kitt> with all the lights on, music playing, people chattering, and glasses clinking
08:36:11 <Squashy Cat> Anenome
08:36:15 <Kitt> but you could step back outside and often it was quiet
08:36:38 <Kitt> would you do another winter trip Art?
08:37:03 <Squashy Cat> Im on a mobile device so if I'm late it's my fault
08:37:22 <Art> If money was not object then probably
08:37:44 <Kitt> winter trips are very pricey
08:37:46 <Art> Snow coach was pricey
08:37:53 <Art> Everything else was dirt cheap
08:38:02 <Art> Flight, rental car, outside park lodging
08:38:28 <Art> Plus we had Larissa's mom watching Clara back home so that was nice
08:38:38 <Kitt> and this year our roads were aweful
08:39:27 <Squashy Cat> What do you see out there on the webcam and let's stay on topic
08:40:35 <Kitt> I see a sun drenched basin with light steam coming from Old Faithful
08:40:35 <Art> https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/sPeRbEoHhaRMyU0ZewMTa57xxUPbLu2mRTLiJdlJphU
08:40:54 <Squashy Cat> SC is steaming
08:41:37 <Kitt> nice photo Art
08:41:45 <Squashy Cat> Im prob.gonna leave soon so bye in advance
08:42:49 <Kitt> time to move the water again
08:42:58 <Kitt> be back soon
08:44:38 <Art> Gotta get back to chores around here and start pulling out our gear...
08:44:49 <Art> Hoping fro BH text soon though ;)
08:46:48 <Dave from B> Art, you have a hour hour before BH starts:)
08:46:55 <Dave from B> half hour*
08:55:35 <Kitt> sprinkler showers just aren't the same as Beehive showers
09:02:39 <ynpvisitor16> so nice that Grand is back to multiple burst eruptions again
09:09:14 <ynpvisitor24> Anemone
09:13:19 <Kitt> Dave it is almost a half hour later and we are watching Anemone
09:14:01 <Kitt> and a ranger walk
09:15:32 <Dave from B> We must be missing BHI then!
09:21:05 <ynpvisitor24> must be stuck
09:21:37 <Betty> lots of people out there
09:21:58 <ynpvisitor24> no one rushing in the direction of BH yet
09:22:54 <Betty> little Anemone
09:34:15 <ynpvisitor12> well at least I know the cam isn't stuck
09:35:40 <ynpvisitor12> maybe we are watching for Aurum
09:35:58 <Betty> Pump
09:38:02 <Dave from B> OF window starts soon
09:42:07 <Dave from B> BH time is near...I'm leaving work now. Enjoy your the rest of your Sunday! See you all tomorrow!
09:44:32 <Betty> bye Dave
09:54:19 <Betty> LC ie
09:56:08 <Betty> OF ie
09:59:30 <ynpvisitor31> Is the image somewhat pixelated? Or would it be a problem with my internet connection speed? Any thoughts appreciated.
10:00:14 <ynpvisitor2> Pixleated here
10:00:43 <ynpvisitor2> See it in the steam mostly
10:00:55 <ynpvisitor31> Thank you. Does a breezy day cause issues for the camera, since it is constantly moving?
10:03:07 <ynpvisitor2> Movement does cause problems. I think mostly it is the old rotten string they use between the cans they have for the data connection.
10:04:36 <ynpvisitor31> :-)
10:14:12 <ynpvisitor16> it is weird how sometimes the stream is so clear and sometimes so NOT
10:18:14 <ynpvisitor31> That was why I wondered about the tree moving in the breeze causing it to be less clear.
10:19:09 <ynpvisitor31> I agree that the steam does give the auto focusing fits.
10:30:31 <ynpvisitor2> Bad biker
10:30:35 <ynpvisitor2> Enjoy BH.
10:35:36 <ynpvisitor31> Uh-Oh!
10:35:46 <ynpvisitor107> .
10:35:47 <ynpvisitor107> .
10:35:47 <ynpvisitor107> .
10:35:58 <Betty> woooooot
10:36:03 <Art> Got the text
10:38:09 <Kitt> I take it wooooot means indy
10:38:27 <ynpvisitor16> odd camera setting
10:38:27 <Betty> wooot
10:38:31 <Kitt> just came back in from moving the water
10:38:54 <Kitt> so indy was 1235?
10:38:57 <747> Tks for text
10:39:02 <Betty> 1234
10:39:05 <ynpvisitor16> looking for Daisy I guess
10:39:21 <ynpvisitor98> 1234
10:40:47 <Kitt> Daisy
10:41:53 <ynpvisitor102> Thanks for calling Daisy. My video had frozen and I wouldn't have noticed otherwise
10:42:44 <ynpvisitor67> Why are we in a cave?
10:42:56 <Kitt> Polly called me with water and then indy
10:43:16 <Kitt> why are you in a Cave?
10:44:10 <Casey> My office is pretty dark and cave-like
10:44:17 <Kitt> Daisy was ie at 1240 wc
10:45:59 <ynpvisitor67> There we go
10:46:01 <Kitt> Hm, your options are get a different job, pay to have a window put in, get better lighting, etc.
10:47:04 <ynpvisitor16> looks like Emily is ready for a shower
10:47:32 <Kitt> I was watching the person leaning on the fence near scissors
10:47:42 <Kitt> they look like they are going to get a shower
10:48:07 <Kitt> Polly is up there ready for a shower also
10:48:09 <ynpvisitor16> an unexpected one for them
10:48:16 <ynpvisitor67> nice crowd
10:48:16 <Kitt> Go Big Bee!
10:48:19 <ynpvisitor16> boom
10:48:36 <Kitt> oh yeah
10:48:50 <Betty> big crowd
10:50:28 <ynpvisitor31> That cleared the boardwalk
10:50:43 <Kitt> Bee is having way to much fun with the people near Depression
10:50:45 <ynpvisitor43> can the boardwalk support all that weight?
10:51:16 <Kitt> oh that is a light crowd
10:51:29 <Art> Let me get out my slide ruler
10:51:46 <ynpvisitor43> light crowd = didn't eat breakfast?
10:51:50 <Kitt> we have had it solid with people from past Plume's corner all the way toward Lion
10:51:54 <Art> Slide rule
10:51:55 <ynpvisitor98> it is unusual when the low quality cam operator stream is much clearer than the public stream. It is a beautiful eruption -- wish it was clearer for everyone
10:52:42 <ynpvisitor31> That was very entertaining
10:52:43 <ynpvisitor16> we voyeurs take what we can get
10:53:34 <Kitt> good bye numbers, it is back to chores for me
11:20:15 <watercolor paul> Any sightings of buffalo or have they moved on to greener pastures?
11:21:12 <ynpvisitor98> been a few days since I've seen one -- a lone male
14:19:22 <ynpvisitor98> grand
16:22:38 <ynpvisitor51> OF
17:15:02 <ynpvisitor51> Castle
17:17:34 <ynpvisitor51> sprinkler ie
17:27:20 <ynpvisitor94> Plate?
17:27:45 <ynpvisitor6> F&M Event Cycle 1431
17:28:10 <ynpvisitor98> no on Plate
17:28:22 <ynpvisitor94> thanks for the closeup. didnt look like Plate
17:28:26 <ynpvisitor51> probably dragon spr
17:28:40 <ynpvisitor51> LC ie
17:33:27 <ynpvisitor51> Nice afternoon light
17:34:30 <ynpvisitor98> The storm that came throgh about an hour ago drove everyone from the basin
21:22:06 <ynpvisitor99> LIfe
21:22:42 <ynpvisitor99> OF ie
21:24:31 <ynpvisitor30> Check the sky for lightning. Been a few flashes.
21:37:28 <ynpvisitor30> Grand