Showing logs for date: 2017-08-14
03:39:14 <Dave from B> Glacier became the first park in Montana with over 1 million people in a month (July).
03:41:34 <Dave from B> Morning Joe
03:41:48 <joe thermopolis> HI Dave
04:27:57 <ynpvisitor29> I prefer Fluffy @ 90. Makes the arithmetic easier.
04:37:05 <ynpvisitor29> OF 0636
04:37:12 <joe thermopolis> OF
04:40:26 <ynpvisitor29> Lion
04:42:48 <joe thermopolis> Daisy
04:46:56 <joe thermopolis> Riverside
05:23:15 <Dave from B> Morning Kevin
05:23:24 <Kevin L™> Morning
05:26:30 <Kevin L™> Showing 10% chance of rain at GT next Monday.
05:26:43 <Kevin L™> In GT Park.
05:28:19 <Kevin L™> 0% in Rexburg but partly cloudy. Odd since it says clear in GT. Didn't know it could rain in clear weather.
05:28:33 <Dave from B> I'd like 100% in the region about 3 days before Monday. Let's knock some fires down
05:30:22 <Kevin L™> Thunderstorms for the next 2 days. Hopefully that does not start more.
05:31:56 <Dave from B> Lolo fire SW of Missoula has forced evacuations yesterday after winds moved thru.
05:41:54 <Kevin L™> Pretty damp at West Gate
05:51:21 <joe thermopolis> Lion
06:07:49 <ynpvisitor11> Oblong?
06:13:47 <Dave from B> What is a deleted teakettle?
06:14:59 <ynpvisitor11> Depends on where you are from. In the British Commonwealth countries, it would be a sad state of affairs.
06:16:30 <joe thermopolis> deleted teakettle geyser
06:17:24 <joe thermopolis> OF
06:18:58 <joe thermopolis> deletedteakettle geyser
06:23:51 <Dave from B> I know it's a geyser but not sure of name origin...have to read about it in Lee W's book
06:25:08 <Mike J> Deleted teakettle is one of my favorite name origins.
06:25:55 <Mike J> The way I heard it, the geyser was named teakettle. Someone thought that was too vague or incorrect, so they put a line through the name and added deleted.
06:26:20 <Mike J> The recorder of note started calling it deleted teakettle, and it stuck.
06:26:44 <Mike J> Don't have Lee's book, so can't look it up.
06:27:09 <joe thermopolis> It is in geysers of yellowstone book, sawmill group
06:29:07 <ynpvisitor11> Whittlesey: "This is another (but less) acceptable name for Teakettle Geyser of the Sawmill Groupd of [UGB]. The name was attempt to omit entirely or at least differentiate this spring from the Teakettle Spring of the [GHG] of [UGB]. See Teakettle Geyser."
06:29:43 <Mike J> Thanks 11. As I say, my favorite name origin of all time.
06:29:52 <Dave from B> Thanks 11
06:30:27 <Dave from B> Does Whittlesey mention other names for this feature?
06:32:05 <ynpvisitor11> Not in the DT entry. Haven't checked the Teakettle entry
06:42:16 <ynpvisitor44> hmm, it looks a bit moist in the ugb
06:42:51 <Dave from B> Yep...we must have a leaky teakettle
06:43:24 <ynpvisitor44> no prediction for Grand
06:43:55 <Dave from B> wasn't overflowing at 655
06:44:01 <Kevin L™> Probably will go soon based on a double interval.
06:44:31 <Kevin L™> Maybe it went into Dave mode.
06:46:40 <Dave from B> I'm thinking 953
06:47:54 <Kevin L™> West Gate starting to back up.
06:48:48 <Kevin L™> Speaking of traffic:
06:49:12 <ynpvisitor44> we couldn't figure out why it was so slow in the ugb the weekends on either side of the 4th
06:50:00 <ynpvisitor44> someone told me they actually closed the gates for several hours that first weekend, due to so many people in the park
06:50:57 <ynpvisitor44> is part of that steam from depression
06:51:35 <ynpvisitor44> Grand
06:52:20 <Kevin L™> Looks like a cottonball.
06:52:24 <joe thermopolis> an hour early :)
06:52:52 <Dave from B> I meant Central time:)
06:53:00 <joe thermopolis> :)
06:53:09 <Dave from B> I live in Biloxi now
06:53:50 <Dave from B> or maybe Bismarck
06:55:11 <joe thermopolis> Do you have SFW stores there too?
06:56:43 <Dave from B> Not yet
07:17:33 <joe thermopolis> SC
07:19:41 <ynpvisitor22> That is a steamy Daisy
07:20:53 <Dave from B> Kitt has returned
07:21:55 <ynpvisitor22> Says the outside temp is 50
07:22:07 <ynpvisitor22> but looks like 25 with al the steam
07:23:56 <ynpvisitor38> Lion
07:24:13 <ynpvisitor38> camop troubles ;)
07:24:14 <Dave from B> Love my 30 second delay
07:24:36 <Dave from B> :D
07:24:37 <ynpvisitor38> a minor or the magical disappearing Lion eruption
07:25:00 <joe thermopolis> was that a dirty picture :
07:25:20 <Mike J> Whatever you do, don't keep that preset
07:25:53 <Dave from B> 38, you been hanging around at the Muzzle Loader or Buck's already?:D
07:26:09 <ynpvisitor38> need that preset when the bear is climbing the tree
07:31:13 <Eric> Morning
07:32:37 <Dave from B> Morning Eric
07:33:09 <ynpvisitor24> Kitt is back in the park? Her Grand post has wc on it.
07:34:53 <ynpvisitor24> Let's hope next Monday is a little nicer than this one.
07:35:01 <Dave from B> Guess not...I didn't see wc posted
07:52:49 <Kevin L™> West Gate is really ugly now.
07:56:07 <Kevin L™> Cloud at Solitary
08:00:14 <ynpvisitor24> I wonder what Jim was doing driving by Fountain?
08:00:17 <joe thermopolis> OF
08:01:03 <Eric> Well, he wasn't at the 851 I would guess late start?
08:02:09 <ynpvisitor24> He was at Bulger before 7
08:02:34 <ynpvisitor24> Lots of early posts from UGB
08:02:57 <ynpvisitor24> Maybe he took a drive with all the rain
08:03:58 <ynpvisitor24> It posted at 0922 so he wasn't driving back to West
08:04:58 <Eric> castle
08:06:14 <Eric> I don't see water though...
08:07:21 <Eric> Ahh, I didn't see his earlier posts 24...strange
08:15:54 <ynpvisitor999> only had to add one 9 this time :)
08:16:08 <ynpvisitor999> morning/afternoon/evening/night everyone
08:16:30 <joe thermopolis> Morning DGInc
08:16:34 <Kevin L™> Hi
08:18:30 <ynpvisitor999> I just have to say that the overnight captures weren't one of the exact-unquestionable-eruption-time friendliest
08:21:51 <joe thermopolis> The night settings need a little more tweaking, but we may have to wait for a bright night to be sure.
08:23:12 <ynpvisitor999> What they really need to do, is turn up the brightness of the feed at nighttime.
08:26:08 <ynpvisitor106> A gazillion candle power spot light that follows the cam would be best. Then we could see except when it is foggy or snowing hard.
08:26:46 <ynpvisitor999> what about an infrared mode?
08:27:28 <Eric> Morning DG
08:27:39 <ynpvisitor999> morning Eric
08:31:49 <ynpvisitor95> BHI
08:32:00 <ynpvisitor999> yay
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08:32:23 <joe thermopolis> Nice
08:32:24 <Eric> Nice...even within the GT window!
08:32:28 <Jimbo Zinc> It's been an active morning so far
08:32:52 <ynpvisitor999> Beehive appears to be excited
08:33:23 <Kevin L™> Early side of the window.
08:34:09 <ynpvisitor999> morning Jake
08:35:08 <Jake> hi DG et al
08:35:21 <Kitt> Yay indy
08:35:27 <ynpvisitor999> morning Kitt
08:35:42 <Kitt> morning 999
08:37:38 <Kitt> hmm, don't recognize anyone at bee
08:38:40 <Kitt> I see bee is liking the 14 to 16 hour window again
08:38:42 <ynpvisitor24> Brian is there
08:39:32 <Kitt> Brian stayed almost exclusively in the Grotto area when I was there
08:40:46 <ynpvisitor24> He's branched out since F&M erupted, and maybe a different Brian
08:41:01 <ynpvisitor24> From CA
08:42:41 <Kitt> Jim must have gone to the overlook
08:43:54 <Dave from B> whew
08:44:14 <Kitt> you made it Dave
08:45:02 <ynpvisitor999> boom?
08:45:04 <ynpvisitor24> No one will be taking a shower today
08:45:16 <Kitt> Beehive, BOOM!
08:45:22 <ynpvisitor999> :)
08:45:24 <Dave from B> I'll fix BH when I arrive
08:45:27 <joe thermopolis> BH
08:45:41 <Dave from B> I know you guys like the 18-24 hour intervals better
08:45:50 <Kitt> there's the new group of down wind people
08:46:03 <Eric> Dave, don't make BH go dormant.
08:46:18 <Eric> Please
08:47:16 <ynpvisitor999> I think something big has to happen to make Beehive go dormant, like fixing Cascade
08:48:36 <ynpvisitor75> Dave, what do you think of First Interstate Bank?
08:48:58 <ynpvisitor24> There's a change up question
08:49:04 <Kitt> or are they working on the overlook path?
08:49:07 <Eric> haha, for sure
08:49:22 <ynpvisitor75> It wa son my mind
08:49:43 <ynpvisitor75> Indy id done, so not much to see
08:50:11 <Kitt> I presume Brian will put Beehive in GT
08:50:17 <Eric> When does betty get into the park?
08:50:26 <Kitt> another great Beehive
08:50:29 <ynpvisitor24> Thursday
08:50:31 <Kevin L™> Thursday
08:50:59 <ynpvisitor999> for now though, I put Beehive in GT just for prediction calculation and to make people not think Indy is still going
08:51:37 <Dave from B> 75, I bank at FIB. I moved over about 10 years ago when my banker friend moved there
08:51:49 <Dave from B> I like smaller banks but they do a good job for me.
08:52:59 <ynpvisitor75> They bought our bank and today is the day of the big change. Not doing so well on the first day.
08:53:15 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy?
08:53:27 <ynpvisitor999> ignoreit
08:53:38 <Kevin L™> Nope
08:53:59 <ynpvisitor999> just some steam
08:54:31 <ynpvisitor75> Well enjoy people watching. I need to prepair for the eclispe croud.
08:54:46 <Dave from B> Have fun 75
08:54:57 <Dave from B> We have our eclipse glasses now
08:55:43 <Jake> bah, I got pulled away at work. how was Beehive?
08:56:16 <Kevin L™> Terrible Jake. 50' high and only 1m36s duration.
08:56:33 <Jake> oh, good one to miss then
08:57:15 <Kevin L™> This one would have been awesome in clear skies. Not bad even with white on white.
08:57:28 <Dave from B> Kevin, were you measuring that from the top of the trees?:)
08:58:11 <Kevin L™> :)
08:58:24 <Kevin L™> Didn't want Jake to feel bad.
09:12:04 <Jake> SC ie
09:12:15 <Jake> Depression ?
09:13:18 <Kevin L™> Lot of steam
09:23:21 <ynpvisitor49> has it cloudy over Yellowstone and GT as of now, a bit too early to forecast out
09:23:47 <ynpvisitor49> they are going to do daily updates from here on out
09:24:25 <Kevin L™> Dave will be stuck in traffic at Grant anyway.
09:25:34 <ynpvisitor49> Rexburg also cloud covered
09:26:44 <Jake> 7 day forecasts are pretty volatile
09:26:55 <Jake> but that's not an encouraging sign
09:27:01 <ynpvisitor49> yes
09:27:05 <Eric> Looks like Oregon is going to be pretty clear.
09:27:17 <ynpvisitor49> they even have a note about do not despair
09:30:27 <ynpvisitor49> did that OF ever get tall?
09:31:38 <ynpvisitor49> I must have looked away at the wrong time
09:31:59 <Dave from B> We're not changing our the very least we'll have a nice float
09:32:25 <ynpvisitor49> or thoughts of it, waiting in the car in gridlock...
09:32:46 <ynpvisitor49> I sure hope you get to your destination
09:33:24 <Kevin L™> We need to get a pool going on whether Dave makes it.
09:33:53 <ynpvisitor49> or Betty, or many others traveling through South entrance
09:34:23 <Dave from B> I'll try posting that day but I doubt anything will get through
09:34:26 <Eric> I think Dave will make problems
09:34:40 <Eric> anybody remember y2k
09:34:44 <Eric> :-P
09:34:50 <ynpvisitor49> that was 17 years ago
09:34:51 <Dave from B> We are now leaving OF at 330 am
09:35:04 <ynpvisitor49> and no social media then
09:35:10 <ynpvisitor49> or very little
09:35:26 <Kevin L™> Only in the car...
09:35:28 <Eric> Yes, so now the hype is even more amplified!
09:35:53 <Kevin L™> It is that old fashioned thing called talking.
09:35:54 <ynpvisitor49> I think a good chunk of folks are going to be on the road that day
09:35:55 <Eric> I see way more hype than action
09:36:09 <ynpvisitor49> I am looking forward to reports the day after
09:36:35 <ynpvisitor49> how could you see anything but hype now, no one is going until next week
09:36:47 <Kevin L™> I am just hoping to find a parking spot.
09:37:04 <ynpvisitor49> I thought you were at a house Kevin, already parked
09:37:07 <Eric> I know people that are climbing Mt. Hood so they can watch the shadow move :-)
09:37:40 <ynpvisitor49> Kevin, are you worried the neighborhood will be all full?
09:38:46 <ynpvisitor22>
09:39:45 <ynpvisitor22> I know someone posted this video to the Facebook group but it's blown up on Reddit today
09:40:35 <Eric> Good
09:40:59 <Eric> Anyone know if they ever identified and caught the people in the video?
09:41:38 <Kevin L™> Not a whole lot of visitor parking there anyway. If all else fails they have a BYUI parking pass and we can use their apt parking.
09:47:23 <Jake> I didn't like that video's youtube title using the word "damage" to describe what they were doing
09:48:15 <Jake> I saw no damage to the feature. Maybe some footprints left in the mud. I don't condone their behavior, but I think the rage is overblown
09:48:19 <Jake> Daisy
09:49:30 <Jake> I would like there to be a feature where everyone can stick their hands in. Get it out of their system. Maybe make a rule that you can put your hand in, but you have to keep it there for 5 seconds.
09:52:30 <Dave from B> It's the whole issue that when someone else see's people where their not suuposed to be it encourages others to do the same. Now, if this happened in the backcountry with no one around...I think that's a different deal.
09:58:55 <Art> Video has been deleted
10:00:03 <Kevin L™> BTW Dave and others traveling during the eclipse, they say take extra cash with you and have smaller bills. If the internet gets crowded then getting debit and credit cards may be slow or impossible. Businesses may run out of change for larger bills.
10:01:50 <Dave from B> I plan on having all food I need for that day. Gas is my only concern.
10:02:28 <Eric> I have heard carry 2 weeks worth of food with you just in case Dave :-P
10:03:15 <Kevin L™> You may be able to sell it and make a healthy profit!
10:03:38 <Dave from B> This is getting so overblown it is funny
10:03:56 <Dave from B> Maybe I should just rent a food truck and feed everyone
10:04:01 <Jake> take a goat to use for barter
10:04:07 <Eric> I agree's stretched into silliness
10:04:31 <Kevin L™> Good idea Dave!
10:04:32 <Eric> That is interesting that the video got yanked at YouTube.
10:04:43 <Dave from B> Reminds me of the Henny Penney story
10:04:50 <Dave from B> Penny*
10:04:51 <Eric> It was working early Art
10:04:58 <Eric> Earlier
10:06:28 <Eric> Someone mirrored it quickly:
10:08:44 <Dave from B> The amount of racism on social media makes me sick
10:09:38 <Eric> :-(
10:10:22 <Art> The video was up to 400,000 views
10:10:37 <Art> Comments were disturbing
10:11:19 <Eric> Yes, some of the comments where worse than the tourists being dumb.
10:13:31 <Art> My 2 cents, given the remote location and lack of cell coverage I know LE Rangers want video/photos to help in any investigations. I'm not sure what the rules are for civilians engaging/confronting other visitors in the park.
10:14:14 <Art> That said there are a lot of guides and tour operators and it's easy to sit here on the computer and criticize but confrontations are difficult and you don't always think/speak as clearly as you would normally.
10:16:27 <Dave from B> Yes, in tense situations is it harder to articulate what you want to say
10:17:02 <Dave from B> I would have been yelling at them way before filmer did
10:19:47 <Art> We run into these situations frequently, both wildlife watching and gazing
10:20:07 <Dave from B> Art, do you try to educate visitors first?
10:20:10 <Art> I've never been certain exactly what the rules are for politely informing people to cut it out
10:20:37 <Art> We usually try to get there attention then politely explain why what they are doing is not ok
10:20:45 <Art> Then usually get flipped off or yelled at ;)
10:21:01 <Eric> Yes, the filmer seemed to take that same strategy.
10:21:14 <Dave from B> Maybe we should all start radios that can access nps channels
10:21:16 <Art> We were at Tower Falls in June and a guy walked up to a Big Horn Sheep lamb
10:21:25 <Art> Had to be 2' from the person to get the picture
10:21:32 <Eric> It's probably very situational and safety should be a concern for you.
10:21:52 <Art> We tried to explain to him not to get that close and he just yelled at us and took off
10:22:16 <Eric> At least he stopped the behavior.
10:22:28 <Art> So you kind of start to question what you should do since most folks just don't listen and get really mad back at you
10:23:24 <Dave from B> Society has really changed. Everyone seems to think they are entitled to do what they please...and I'm talking people from all countries including and especially our own.
10:24:01 <Kevin L™> The FRS radios seem to tone them down. They are not sure if it is a ranger.
10:24:20 <Kevin L™> Dittos to that Dave.
10:24:25 <Art> Agree'd Kevin
10:25:24 <Art> People see you reach for the radio and tend to get concerned. Feel kind of like mall security/rent a cop pulling that move ;)
10:25:40 <Kevin L™> I yelled at a family that was letting a kid write on the mat by BH. They went by speaking spanish and my wife said they were wondering if I was a ranger since I had a radio.
10:26:09 <Art> The wildlife watcher radios look really convincing
10:26:49 <Kevin L™> I have seen more than one time where the gazers tracked vandals as they were on the trails for the rangers. There were some surprised people when they got cited.
10:27:36 <Kevin L™> A scanner is great too because they hear police chatter.
10:28:48 <Kevin L™> We also nail quite a few with this cam. Most outrageous one I had was the idiot tour guide that took his group to the cone of OF about 10m before the eruption.
10:34:44 <Eric> Interesting article about the volcanoes under antarctica
10:36:14 <Art> Eric, have you tried replacing the USGS Biscuit Basin cam with the new Yellowstone Lake cam?
10:38:13 <Eric> No, but I could add the lake one
10:39:35 <Art>
10:39:37 <Kevin L™> I don't think the Biscuit Basin cam is updating anymore.
10:41:40 <Eric> ohh, sad...they did take it offline :-(
10:41:46 <Art> 6/28 was the last update I believe
10:41:54 <Art> And it also had a great view of the tree's
10:42:10 <Eric> Booo :-(
10:42:49 <Eric> ok...BB gone...YL up
10:44:55 <Eric> I had noticed in the communications plan it was supposed to be a "move" of the camera, but thought YVO somehow managed to keep both of them.
10:45:16 <Eric> Guess not
10:46:16 <Eric> Do we have snow up at washburn again? Looks too dense for clouds
10:46:37 <Kevin L™> No on the BB cam.
10:47:28 <Kevin L™> The Washburn cam is probably just in a thick cloud. I have seen it like this before.
10:47:58 <Art> The Lake cam sure looked like it was slushy mix
10:48:21 <Eric> Yes, now sunny
10:50:28 <Kevin L™> I sent you an email Eric
10:56:55 <Art> Roosevelt Arch cam has been down since the 9th
10:59:48 <Dave from B> When we arrive At OF On Friday, F&M interval will be at 6 days and 6 hours
10:59:59 <Dave from B> 48 hour visit might hit F&M...but no bikes:(
11:00:36 <Eric> looks like best chance is Monday to get F&M
11:00:58 <Dave from B> How about an eclipse F&M for some lucky people?
11:01:25 <Dave from B> I'm hoping for Sunday late afternoon
11:01:37 <Kevin L™> You may get to GT faster with bikes.
11:04:08 <Eric> haha
11:04:24 <Eric> That is snow on the washburn cam...FYI
11:04:32 <Eric> ohh, never mind
11:04:49 <Eric> You can see now
11:07:41 <Kevin L™> Great views.
11:08:50 <Eric> I keep hoping to see large mammals on the NE Washburn cam
11:09:01 <Eric> OF
11:10:33 <Kevin L™> Looks like a bit of a breeze
11:17:23 <Eric> Thanks for the heads up on dead BB cam and reminder to update lake cam.
11:23:46 <Art> No problem, thanks for adding those!
11:23:50 <Art> updating
11:29:55 <Jake> Riverside ie
11:30:01 <Jake> already in GT
11:46:44 <Eric> lion trying
11:47:08 <Eric> guess failing since it's been many hours since last.
12:02:00 <Jake> Artemisia/Grotto area puffing
12:11:45 <Dave from B> Jake, are you partaking in the elicpse madness?
12:12:58 <Jake> I will be from the top deck of the parking garage at work in downtown SLC
12:15:17 <Jake> 91% coverage here
12:15:35 <Jake> Daisy ie
12:15:36 <Jimbo Zinc> Man, Daisy start looked like an explosion!
12:16:14 <Kevin L™> Get a small piece of pegboard and hold it up. You will get a whole bunch of crescent shadows.
12:17:54 <Jake> yes, I want to see the crescents from the spaces in tree canopy. I remember that from an eclipse from my childhood
12:18:42 <Kevin L™> Those are fun.
12:20:00 <Eric> I am going to try and get to high ground so I can watch the shadow come at me at like 3k miles per hour or however fast it will move :-)
12:20:42 <Eric> hoping I can get here:,-123.5687261,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54c035931ce43f87:0xb8d20d84001931ee!8m2!3d44.504287!4d-123.5512165!5m1!1e4
12:21:25 <Kevin L™> Looks like an interesting drive.
12:21:48 <Eric> I am staying at a house about 20 minutes away on Sunday
12:22:59 <Eric> actually, looking at google maps about 40 minutes away
12:23:04 <Eric> LC
12:24:24 <Dave from B> So, you're going mountain climbling!
12:24:33 <Eric> Nah, you can drive up there
12:24:46 <Eric> Here is a cool shot looking toward the coast range:
12:24:46 <Dave from B> Keep that a secret:)
12:25:10 <Dave from B> wow...can't wait to get to the beach next Tuesday
12:25:23 <Eric> It's pretty dead center in totality, so I assume other know about it :-P
12:25:32 <Kevin L™> Take video Eric
12:26:00 <Kevin L™> For sure.
12:26:10 <Eric> Good call Kevin, will bring my gopro
12:26:35 <Kevin L™> That way you can show Dave what he missed.
12:26:45 <Eric> ouch
12:26:51 <Dave from B> Will you tube be able to handle all eclipse videos
12:26:57 <Dave from B> :P
12:28:51 <Kevin L™> I see Idaho DOT already has road condition alerts for the eclipse on their maps.
12:36:48 <Kevin L™> We are getting Turban times.
12:37:20 <ynpvisitor110> 5 days till yellowstone trip! im probably too excited for this.
12:39:35 <Eric> haha...guess others know about mary's peak as their is a website dedicated to taking a tour bus up there :-P
12:39:41 <Eric> there
12:40:26 <Jake> there is nothing new under the sun
12:40:35 <Dave from B> Biddle, when will you be in YNP?
12:40:41 <Kevin L™> If it eclipses, they will come.
12:40:59 <Dave from B> Maybe a boat out in the Pacific, Eric?
12:41:18 <Eric> OF
12:41:31 <Dave from B> How about the top of Haystack Rock?
12:41:45 <Eric> Actually I was thinking light airplane...but really could be dangerous with others thinking the same thing.
12:42:06 <Eric> Most likely coastal fog at 10am still
12:42:17 <Dave from B> Record number of planes using Casper, WY airport next Monday
12:42:22 <Eric> I was originally planning on being at the coast.
12:47:57 <Jimbo Zinc> I'm going to St. Louis, and low forecast confidence cloud conditions indicate pretty clear to the southeast. Go models go!
12:48:08 <Dave from B> Eastern Oregon is probably one of the better places to watch
12:48:30 <Eric> Yes, if you can find the right vantage point.
12:49:32 <Eric> If you just want to see darkness or the crescent than about any place will do.
12:52:14 <Jimbo Zinc> Idaho is looking good, Oregon could be affected by smoke
12:52:51 <Jake> are the kinds of people who chase eclipses the same kinds of people who would like geysers? or is there not as much overlap as I think?
12:53:41 <Biddle> I will be there Saturday around 9:00, staying until late sunday night.
12:53:56 <Dave from B> I think people who believe in the auroara borealis are same that would like eclipses:D
12:54:07 <Jimbo Zinc> I'm chasing this one -- missed a few chances earlier in life
12:54:25 <Dave from B> Biddle, I will be there Sat and Sunday. Where are you watching the eclipse?
12:55:59 <Kevin L™> I will be there Saturday but leaving early Sunday morning.
12:56:37 <Dave from B> Sounds like a party at Saturday BH
12:58:32 <Biddle> Im going to be driving back to utah during the eclipse, i will stop somewhere in Idaho to see it
13:00:03 <Eric> The rain yesterday and today really helped with smoke...dropped most of it out of the sky
13:00:25 <Dave from B> Waive at Kevin and ge on your way by Rexburg
13:00:42 <Eric> Actually a little rain late Friday night and saturday morning in the mountains too.
13:05:37 <Biddle> im guessing the traffic in rexburg will be terrible on monday
13:06:13 <Kevin L™> You think!!!??? I think it will be the Rexburg parking lot.
13:06:41 <Biddle> Haha, just dont forget your eclipse glasses.
13:07:53 <Dave from B> It will be strange seeing huge volumes of traffic in places you would never expect Eastern Idaho, Central Wyoming
13:10:16 <Eric> Grand in 9 minutes?
13:10:37 <Kevin L™> Place your bets...
13:10:50 <Eric> woops...can't count...grand now?
13:11:03 <Eric> I saw that aurum steam column too
13:11:08 <Eric> but haven't seen aurum
13:12:00 <Kevin L™> Thought I caught a spike there but it wasn't
13:12:09 <Eric> yep..g.rand
13:12:11 <Eric> .
13:12:24 <Kevin L™> It will go now.
13:13:11 <Dave from B> why not right now at 1512
13:13:19 <Eric> Aurum goes all the time...just nobody is looking at it :-P
13:13:43 <Jimbo Zinc> The wind is good
13:14:06 <Kevin L™> Keeping an eye on the static cam.
13:14:32 <Dave from B> So, phone rang and I didn't press send soon enough
13:20:00 <Jimbo Zinc> 8 minutes, doesn't feel like this one is going to take a break
13:22:10 <Jimbo Zinc> 10 minutes
13:22:26 <Jimbo Zinc> cutoff
13:23:37 <Jimbo Zinc> no 2nd
14:07:27 <Dave from B> I wish the overnight Grand was more visible...interval could have been
14:14:07 <Eric> lion
14:14:47 <Eric> Wow...6:51 recharge
14:15:02 <Eric> after a 5 series eruption
14:15:15 <Eric> That seems short
14:16:00 <Dave from B> that is fast
14:17:44 <Eric> Maybe we will get a fast BH recharge as well :-)
14:26:38 <Jake> bye all, don't miss Daisy!
14:27:03 <Eric> Cya Jake
14:55:26 <Dave from B> Have a great evening everyone!
15:00:00 <Kevin L™> Cam on auto pilot
15:08:03 <ynpvisitor68> Daisy
15:28:11 <Eric> should have a lion here pretty quick
15:34:20 <Eric> oblong?
15:38:43 <ynpvisitor68> Lion
15:40:12 <Betty> Hi all
15:40:50 <Eric> Hi Betty
15:41:05 <Betty> SC ie
15:41:15 <Betty> Hey eric
15:41:19 <Eric> All packed?
15:41:46 <Betty> Already in US !
15:42:09 <Betty> Greetings from Vegas
15:44:14 <Eric> Woot
15:44:46 <Eric> Will be looking for you in the park :-)
15:49:38 <Betty> 👍🏼😊
15:51:05 <Betty> See ya, bye
15:51:16 <Eric> safe travels betty
15:51:29 <Eric> OF ie
15:56:59 <ynpvisitor58> Eclipse update. Fuel prices went up 15 to 20 cents from Friday.
16:11:07 <Kevin L™> Gee, I am shocked!
16:11:30 <Kevin L™> Is that at the park?
16:14:52 <Graham> hello
16:20:13 <ynpvisitor58> Not in the park. On the edge of totality in Oregon. One of 2 ways to get to ground zero.
16:21:02 <ynpvisitor58> Tuesday is shopping day for food and other important items. It is a regular shopping day, will see how it goes.
16:22:55 <Kevin L™> Let us know
16:42:52 <Kevin L™> My High School baseball team is going to the Championship game of the American Legion World Series tomorrow. Went into extra innings today and won 7-2. Will be on ESPNU at 1900 EDT.
17:12:31 <ynpvisitor118> лололо
17:12:55 <ynpvisitor118> длдлдл
17:12:59 <ynpvisitor118> лдллдл
17:13:03 <ynpvisitor118> жджжд
17:13:06 <ynpvisitor118> длдлд
17:13:38 <ynpvisitor118> шгшшг
17:13:42 <ynpvisitor118> щшщшщш
17:13:45 <ynpvisitor118> зщзщзщ
17:13:56 <ynpvisitor71> If that doesn't say Aurum I am not interested!
17:14:16 <ynpvisitor118> привет
17:14:18 <Kevin L™> All Greek to me.
17:14:39 <ynpvisitor118> вывыв
17:14:52 <ynpvisitor118> прпрп
17:14:57 <ynpvisitor118> привет
17:15:31 <ynpvisitor118> пр
17:15:38 <Kevin L™> Think we need Eric to do pest control again.
17:15:58 <ynpvisitor118> гшгшгш
17:16:12 <ynpvisitor118> привет
17:36:23 <ynpvisitor68> OF
17:36:45 <Kevin L™> Nice contrast
17:45:12 <ynpvisitor68> Daisy
18:00:09 <Graham> Riverside
18:00:46 <Kevin L™> I wanted Aurum.
18:01:05 <ynpvisitor97> Lion
18:01:05 <Graham> maybe something else
18:01:10 <ynpvisitor68> How about Lion
18:02:51 <ynpvisitor47> Lion
18:04:22 <ynpvisitor47> wonder why that person is waiting at indy spot
18:05:20 <ynpvisitor47> sure hope he knows he is between chances for bee
18:24:35 <Graham> goodnight
19:06:16 <Kevin L™> Grand
19:06:33 <Kevin L™> Moonrise 0030 tonight.
19:08:32 <ynpvisitor24> Lion
19:10:52 <Kevin L™> This is looking a lot better tonight. I think the tweaking is working.
19:13:16 <ynpvisitor24> Old Faithful
19:15:09 <ynpvisitor97> Grand pause after 8m?
19:15:27 <Kevin L™> Maybe a 2nd!
19:15:59 <ynpvisitor97> Looks like it to me
19:16:14 <Kevin L™> I think so.
19:16:24 <ynpvisitor97> Pause at 10m
19:21:04 <Kevin L™> Our ghosts are back
19:22:05 <ynpvisitor24> I'm OK with ghosts as long as they can stay in focus.
19:42:32 <Kevin L™> Looks like some lightning out there.
20:09:46 <ynpvisitor90> nice lightning show
20:10:26 <Kevin L™> Glad it isn't close up.
20:26:58 <ynpvisitor24> OF
20:38:42 <Kevin L™> Strong lightning.