Showing logs for date: 2017-08-05
03:43:57 <Art & Larissa> .
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03:44:21 <Art & Larissa> Indy 526
03:45:32 <Art & Larissa> Very artistic B&W bee
05:03:36 <joe thermop> Grand
05:07:44 <joe thermop> OF
05:08:35 <joe thermop> WOW straight up explosive
05:11:44 <joe thermop> long
05:20:59 <joe thermop> SC
05:35:35 <ynpvisitor8> Daisy!
05:36:47 <ynpvisitor8> Everyone on the boardwalk is looking toward Daisy
07:40:25 <ynpvisitor999> morning everyone
07:50:04 <ynpvisitor999> OF 0949
07:50:32 <ynpvisitor999> fluffy
08:29:18 <Kevin L™> Lion looking happy
08:29:59 <ynpvisitor48> Must have had a tasty breakfast.
09:08:41 <Graham> no F&M yet?
09:14:54 <Graham> I see Gramd had a run of 5 within 24h but isnt interested in 5 in 24h
09:15:04 <Graham> or 5 in one day i meant
09:15:40 <Graham> unlikely it will make up over an hour in the next three eruptions
09:33:08 <ynpvisitor104> OF
10:32:47 <ynpvisitor23> Kevin, you survive the Monsoon? How do you get stuck in a flash flood by a casino?
10:33:29 <ynpvisitor23> Lots of shaking in the park, must be getting ready for the eclipse.
11:02:14 <Graham> knew Grand would go in the OF window
11:02:57 <ynpvisitor23> If that is Grand, it is not very grand today.
11:04:15 <Graham> wind blowing the steam the wrong way
11:04:24 <Graham> at least we can get to Grand for the 2nd burst :)
11:06:59 <ynpvisitor23> Old fizzywig is done, time to zoom in on something good
11:07:14 <Graham> the not very grand geyser?
11:07:57 <ynpvisitor23> Oh, we are going to miss Split Cone
11:08:35 <ynpvisitor23> I see water. Is that the 2nd, 3rd, or the end of the 1st?
11:09:11 <Graham> still the first
11:13:52 <ynpvisitor23> And Phut it were gone
11:14:31 <ynpvisitor23> Well enjoy people watching. I get to go to fair.
11:44:34 <Betty> hi all
11:52:46 <Graham> hello Betty
11:53:06 <Betty> hello Graham
11:54:32 <Graham> looks smoky in the park
11:55:26 <Betty> yes, some fires outside the park, in Montana
11:55:39 <Graham> Rocket Major 4min after Grotto
11:55:47 <Graham> watch out for Giant :)
11:56:26 <Betty> this is a good sign?
11:57:12 <Graham> its usually much later but we had a couple of rockets before Grotto in the week before Giant
11:57:29 <Betty> oh, cool
11:57:31 <Graham> who knows if it meant anything
11:58:21 <Betty> I like the way you think
11:59:14 <Graham> odd behaviour at Grotto has been good for Giant before
12:00:32 <Betty> I know less about Grotto/Giant relations, but I heard marathons are good
12:08:38 <Graham> yes, the recovery after a Martothon is one of the best times for Giant but we have no recent data to go on
12:08:47 <Graham> there aren't many marathons any more
12:10:16 <Betty> when do you call it a marathon?
12:11:04 <Graham> not sure how many hours count now, maybe over 10 hour eruption?
12:12:35 <Betty> that is not a marathon. but Ironman :-p
12:18:18 <Graham> some are a lot longer
12:37:27 <Betty> OF
12:37:28 <ynpvisitor32> 1437 with delay
12:39:35 <Betty> LC
12:42:04 <Graham> dont see LC now
12:42:17 <Betty> Daisy
12:59:04 <Graham> Castle
12:59:10 <Betty> yay
13:36:13 <Kevin L™> Looks like a Grand BH pick one tonight
13:36:40 <Betty> hi Kevin
13:37:05 <Graham> yep, and probably OF at the same time
13:37:09 <Kevin L™> Hi Betty
13:53:37 <Kevin L™> Sent you an email Betty.
13:59:57 <Betty> hey, cool!
14:02:14 <Betty> I bet there is no chance to miss you now :-)
14:02:40 <Kevin L™> I figured that would cover it!
14:02:56 <Betty> mostly :-D
14:04:50 <Kevin L™> You may not see me through the smoke!
14:05:25 <Graham> should be easy to find each other as you will both be looking up at the eclipse
14:05:39 <Graham> just need a flashlight
14:05:48 <Betty> haha
14:06:47 <Kevin L™> I think we will be a few miles apart on the eclipse.
14:08:45 <Betty> I don´t know what I will wear, but maybe I will wave with a pretzel
14:09:30 <Kevin L™> :)
14:10:02 <Graham> ypu will find Kevin at Aurum
14:13:25 <Kevin L™> With 2½ days to gaze I may not be there much. Next year yes.
14:14:03 <Graham> maybe at Grand then
14:14:12 <Graham> or BH
14:15:28 <Kevin L™> If it is a tossup between Grand & BH I will be at BH. I figure I have more of a chance at Grand than BH.
14:15:37 <Kevin L™> Lion
14:15:58 <Graham> took its time
14:16:45 <Kevin L™> I see the Lion preset still isn't working.
14:18:16 <Betty> I would chose BH as well
14:19:17 <Betty> OF
14:20:03 <Kevin L™> I will feel good if I get one BH up close.
14:20:57 <Kevin L™> And I will be totally excited if I see Aurum.
14:21:21 <Kevin L™> I do want to get some early morning Doublet thumps though.
14:21:35 <Graham> how many days will you be in the basin Betty?
14:23:10 <Betty> I arrive thursday after noon and leave wednesday
14:23:33 <Graham> thats a nice time to be there
14:23:56 <Betty> for the eclipse I hope to find a place somewhere in the Tetons to watch it
14:25:12 <Graham> should be a good spot, hope its not too busy. they are planning for twice as meny people as usual in the park
14:25:42 <Betty> we go there early in the morning
14:26:06 <Graham> where are you staying Sunday night?
14:26:30 <Betty> we stay at West all the time
14:28:14 <Graham> ah, ok. so not doing the Idaho side instead
14:29:05 <Betty> no
14:29:57 <Kevin L™> Are you going to drive down US 20 to get the full show?
14:31:56 <Betty> you mean US 26?
14:32:21 <Graham> looks like the center line is around Moose or the airport?
14:33:00 <Kevin L™> US20 is the road that goes between West and Idaho Falls.
14:33:01 <Betty> my brother ssaid it would be nice to bbe somewhere near the airport
14:33:42 <Betty> I stutter
14:37:02 <Betty> there are some official viewing areas with interpretitive programs
14:37:19 <Betty> in Grand Teton
14:37:48 <Kevin L™> You can get the total as close as Ashton but it will be longer in Rexburg. Traffic may be ugly. http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html?Lat=43.8261&Lng=-111.7897&Zoom=9&Map=%27ROADMAP%27&OMap=0
14:41:18 <Graham> will be interesting to see if the traffic and congestion lives up to the hype
14:41:22 <Kevin L™> Ashton is about 55 miles
14:43:47 <Kent> Im going to try for Ashton very early from OF. If traffic is passable I will head for St. Anthony. I am actually looking forward to the circus.
14:44:49 <Kevin L™> My biggest concern is parking.
14:45:08 <Betty> mine too
14:45:15 <Graham> theres always a lot of hype here for holiday traffic but its usually no worse than normal. Of course this is an event everyone needs to show up for at the same time, so a bit different
14:45:16 <Kent> I am hoping for the side of the road, but that may not be possible.
14:45:17 <Betty> hey Kent
14:45:26 <Kent> Hey Betty
14:46:09 <Kent> I am hoping that heading south will be better than north, both before and after.
14:46:50 <Betty> so you are in the park as well? nice!
14:47:13 <Kent> Yes, 19th thru the 22nd
14:47:25 <Betty> great
14:49:31 <Kevin L™> I think you are right Kent
14:50:11 <ynpvisitor...> Fingers crossed for both traffic and clouds.
14:50:31 <Kevin L™> I will be staying Sunday night at my Daughters. They live in apartments so that may be a problem.
14:52:00 <Graham> i will be at work
14:52:13 <ynpvisitor...> Going to be memorable. I hope in a good sense.
14:52:50 <Kevin L™> Worst case is I spend time with Daughters and Grandkids. :)
14:53:48 <Graham> and you get to see Aurum splashing
14:53:57 <ynpvisitor...> Hopefully a bit cooler than Vegas too
14:54:59 <Kevin L™> It probably will be. We had most of the heat this year so far in June which is highly unusual. Was high 70s this morning! :)
14:56:43 <Kevin L™> Only 100° now and not supposed to make 100° tomorrow. Highs in the next 10 days are forecast for mid 100s.
14:57:15 <Betty> it knows I´m coming
14:57:16 <Graham> nice
14:58:55 <ynpvisitor98> Record Science Channel coverage if you can. Just in case.
14:59:28 <Kevin L™> :)
14:59:53 <Graham> media has been pretty quiet about it till this month started. now its a popular topic
14:59:58 <Kevin L™> I think this may be the best documented eclipse in history.
15:02:22 <Kevin L™> I was going to book a place in Rexburg as soon as they opened up thinking I would get it before they realized what was going on. A year ago the cheap room was going for $432. Now they are over $1000 IF you can find one. I suspect a lot of illegal camping will be happening.
15:03:25 <Graham> how much is your daughter charging you?
15:03:46 <ynpvisitor98> About a hundred dollars.
15:06:00 <Kevin L™> She OWES me....
15:06:10 <ynpvisitor...> :)
15:06:14 <Betty> :-)
15:07:35 <Graham> i didnt think there was such a thing as a free visit with your daughter .... like getting a cfree puppy
15:08:06 <ynpvisitor98> When she was three, she probably OWNED you. Daddys little girl.
15:08:50 <Betty> Daisy
15:09:16 <Kevin L™> She has been good, but we did foot a big bill for school.
15:09:54 <Graham> hope all the viewing plans work out for everyone
15:10:27 <Kevin L™> I am suyre if they don't the Earth will still spin....
15:11:04 <Graham> and Aurum will still be splashing
15:11:04 <ynpvisitor...> I hope the civil defense peeps are paying attention. This is going to be a great real time drill for an emergency.
15:15:01 <Graham> indi watchers out therwe
15:15:32 <Kevin L™> You been hanging around Dave?
15:16:39 <Graham> yep, i have missed so many shifts I have to catch up on the spellering eerrors
15:17:19 <ynpvisitor98> Where is the forced far ?
15:18:21 <Graham> outside the perk
15:18:48 <Betty> SC
15:21:21 <Kevin L™> There is one on the east side of the park.
15:28:57 <ynpvisitor98> Only ewe can prevent forced fars. They eat all the vegetation.
15:33:18 <Graham> Lion
15:47:05 <ynpvisitor45> this smoke is not from the east entrance fire
15:47:21 <ynpvisitor45> it is from fires in MT. Wind is out of the NW today
15:47:40 <ynpvisitor98> Six fires near Yellowstone or the southern route to it. Weather,gov/riw/Western Fires .
15:48:39 <ynpvisitor45> hopefully those get taken care of before the eclipse or viewing could be hampered
15:49:29 <ynpvisitor45> people have reported not being able to see much at the Tetons the other day
15:51:24 <ynpvisitor45> wapiti fire has the Grant Village area smoked in
15:51:49 <ynpvisitor45> or did, today with North winds, that might have cleared out
15:52:42 <ynpvisitor98> One fire is at north end of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton.
15:53:28 <ynpvisitor45> I thought that all burned last summer
15:54:50 <ynpvisitor106> anyone have a link to map showing fires?
15:57:29 <ynpvisitor98> See 17:47:40 message above for website.
15:58:06 <ynpvisitor45> that is an OLD link
15:58:16 <ynpvisitor45> and not a link, with a comma in the address
15:58:23 <Graham> this one is good but no good maps https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm
15:58:25 <ynpvisitor45> took me to Sept 2016 conditions
15:58:50 <ynpvisitor45> poof
16:02:17 <Graham> could be smoke from Lava Flow in ID
16:03:00 <ynpvisitor45> inci web is saying even in Cody, smoke is from MT wildfires
16:03:22 <ynpvisitor45> it's the June fire, not wapiti, near Cody
16:04:16 <Betty> time to head out. Night all
16:05:06 <Graham> goodnight
16:11:08 <Kevin L™> Strip ming prevents forest fires.
16:31:29 <ynpvisitor117> Has Spasmodic ever been off lately ? Or has it taken full control of the group.
16:32:39 <Graham> have not been tracking when it stops. its the only feature active other tnan Bulger and Nifty
16:33:55 <ynpvisitor117> Bulger has been a busy little fellow this summer.
16:34:16 <Graham> and Nifty is on all the time
16:35:40 <Graham> Lion minor unless it restarts
16:43:55 <Kevin L™> BH or Grand first?
16:44:16 <Graham> Grand
16:44:28 <ynpvisitor27> Grand. Easy money
16:46:27 <Kevin L™> If I was at BH it would be.
16:47:27 <ynpvisitor117> No Turbans reported on GT since 1240.
16:47:54 <ynpvisitor27> Grand?
16:47:57 <ynpvisitor27> Yep
16:48:25 <Kevin L™> You called it!
16:52:03 <Graham> maybe everyone stayed at BH, seen too many Grands with all the short intervals
16:52:30 <Kevin L™> Makes sense to me.
16:52:55 <Graham> of course you could say that about BH too
16:55:13 <ynpvisitor45> maybe F & M is acting up
16:56:51 <Graham> nice 2nd'
16:56:55 <ynpvisitor27> Wow
16:56:56 <Kevin L™> :)
16:57:17 <ynpvisitor45> the BH question is yes or no before dark?
16:57:48 <ynpvisitor117> Muy alto.
16:58:54 <ynpvisitor27> Super impressive 2nd burst. I guess we'll be okay without a 3rd
16:59:35 <ynpvisitor45> yep, no Grand crowd...
17:00:06 <ynpvisitor45> Lion
17:00:25 <ynpvisitor45> looks strong this time
17:06:21 <Graham> Heinrick was at Grand
17:06:52 <ynpvisitor117> I would be upwind sitting on the bench rather than leaning on the rail right in the path of the spray.
17:07:26 <Graham> what spray? I dont see any
17:07:42 <Graham> dep
17:07:49 <Kevin L™> Sounds like an interesting start.
17:07:53 <ynpvisitor117> Future spray when she blows.
17:08:36 <Graham> nice t ohave a shower sometimes
17:09:12 <ynpvisitor117> You must be related to Kitt.
17:09:32 <Graham> i had a full shower last month
17:09:48 <Graham> no poncho
17:11:08 <Graham> took a couple of photos then put my camera in lc's pack
17:13:14 <Graham> i have only done one winter shower but that was with the full waterproof layer in place
17:13:36 <Graham> nice icicles afterwards
17:14:44 <ynpvisitor11> It is Saturday, bath night right?
17:15:51 <ynpvisitor11> Indy to be Official
17:16:00 <ynpvisitor11> Text anyone?
17:16:05 <Graham> sent it
17:16:21 <Kevin L™> :)
17:16:27 <ynpvisitor11> Good, maybe Kevin will wake up
17:16:33 <ynpvisitor11> Oh, there he is
17:16:37 <Graham> KEVIN
17:16:48 <Kevin L™> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
17:17:07 <Graham> time to check the Aurum preset?
17:17:16 <ynpvisitor117> What a drag it is getting old.
17:17:29 <ynpvisitor11> SO Kevin, been snakes in trees with the rain it sounds like you have had?
17:17:35 <Graham> quite a few gazers there
17:18:09 <ynpvisitor11> Gazers there, geezers here.
17:20:41 <Kitt> I am home
17:20:54 <Graham> about time
17:21:33 <Art & Larissa> How was Giant :)
17:22:00 <Kitt> very nice
17:22:27 <Kitt> but it didn't seem to be tall when I got there by the 6 minute mark
17:22:28 <Kevin L™> Snakes still on the ground. My daughter ran over one the other night.
17:23:53 <Kitt> I see they got another 2 burst Grand
17:24:31 <Graham> it was nice on the cam
17:25:20 <Graham> i dont remember anyone being upset about the height of Giant at the time :)
17:25:49 <Graham> wonder if the peeps on the Plume bench are safe
17:26:01 <ynpvisitor11> Hurry fluffy, get out of the way
17:26:05 <Kitt> probably not
17:26:22 <ynpvisitor11> LC by the way
17:26:23 <Kitt> the last 3 days people see indy and walk by
17:26:45 <Kitt> then they tell me they saw it so I need to explain that was just the indicator
17:27:21 <Graham> but of is due and they have to see it
17:27:36 <Graham> and they have to see Anemone
17:27:48 <ynpvisitor11> Well yes
17:28:13 <Kitt> a person tripped and fell off the boardwalk, but then after getting back on decided that he would get off and just walked thru the bacteria mat
17:28:23 <ynpvisitor11> Only thing better then Anemone is Vixen.
17:28:25 <Kitt> very frustrating
17:28:52 <Kitt> I took a bee shower yesterday
17:28:56 <Kitt> soooo cold
17:29:13 <Graham> nice
17:29:16 <Kitt> Had to change before going to Grand
17:29:43 <ynpvisitor45> no poncho?
17:29:48 <Kitt> nope
17:29:56 <Kitt> just me and the bee
17:29:57 <ynpvisitor45> silly Kitt
17:30:09 <ynpvisitor11> Bee Spit
17:30:19 <Kitt> wasn't going to do it this morning
17:30:27 <ynpvisitor45> did you see the last F & M Kitt?
17:30:29 <ynpvisitor11> Weeee
17:30:33 <Kitt> Beehiive
17:30:34 <ynpvisitor117> They are on sale at Poncho Villa.
17:30:38 <Kitt> no
17:30:56 <Kitt> Tara walked up on it and call F & M
17:31:26 <Graham> get them bee
17:31:55 <ynpvisitor45> brrrr
17:32:02 <ynpvisitor11> Kevin could walk up and say Aurum. Course it would not be going off.
17:32:53 <ynpvisitor45> I wonder if Andrew W has more park days than you this year Kitt?
17:33:56 <Kitt> Don't know
17:34:07 <ynpvisitor45> interesting Grand comment by HK
17:34:47 <Kitt> Why do you want to pay my tab for this trip?
17:35:25 <ynpvisitor11> Well that was fun. Enjoy people watching
17:35:36 <Kitt> have a good evening
17:35:36 <Graham> when do you go back Kitt?
17:35:40 <Kitt> back to bed for me
17:35:40 <ynpvisitor45> I assume you are all paid up
17:35:46 <Kitt> Labor Day weekend
17:35:52 <Kitt> night
17:35:54 <Graham> see you then
17:36:18 <ynpvisitor45> the crowd disperses
17:36:56 <Graham> SC
17:37:42 <Kevin L™> That was fun. Time for Aurum
17:58:05 <Graham> i am done, enjoy the rest of the Lion series
17:58:09 <Graham> goodnight