Showing logs for date: 2017-08-15
04:33:54 <ynpvisitor25> OF
04:36:02 <ynpvisitor25> Someone holding up asign for the camera cannot read it.
04:37:22 <ynpvisitor25> They are gone now
04:40:58 <ynpvisitor79> "Hi mom" ?
04:41:13 <ynpvisitor79> "ET phone home" ?
05:05:44 <Dave from B> Holy fog bank, Batman
05:14:19 <Dave from B> no field reports this morning
05:17:43 <ynpvisitor79> OF is one
05:28:06 <Dave from B> Morning Kevin
05:28:44 <Kevin L™> Morning.
05:28:59 <Kevin L™> Pretty good lightning show last night.
05:31:08 <Kevin L™> Foggy at West Gate too.
05:32:21 <Betty> Morning guys
05:32:38 <Kevin L™> Morning Betty!
05:32:50 <Kevin L™> Hot enough for you?
05:33:11 <Betty> Yup
05:35:17 <Betty> early morning, I like it to talk to you when it is already 2pm
05:36:09 <Kevin L™> Making that time adjustment is not fun!
05:36:41 <Betty> I did not check yet, how hot is it for us, Kevin?
05:38:16 <Kevin L™> Frankly it is pretty cool today. 81° is all.
05:38:23 <Betty> Did you order that clouds?
05:39:21 <Betty> ugh, should I go out with my jacket?
05:39:53 <Kevin L™> I am trying to put a hex on clouds! Monday forecast for GT is partly cloudy 10% chance of rain, Rexburg partly cloudy with 0% chance of rain.
05:40:28 <Betty> bah! Get them away
05:40:43 <Dave from B> This is the cool weather to knock down fires before the eclipse
05:41:05 <Kevin L™> 2 months ago the temps was 95° this time of morning. VERY cool July and August for us, but brutal June.
05:41:50 <Betty> ok, that works. But they need to be done until monday
05:43:19 <Betty> time to get ready for the road. Was hoping for the Narrows today
05:43:30 <Betty> bye all
05:43:49 <Kevin L™> Zion?
05:44:44 <Dave from B> Betty, didn't realize you were "here" already!
05:44:45 <Betty> Yes
05:45:31 <Kevin L™> Fun trip. Enjoy yourself. You will drive right past my Dad's place up there.
05:46:13 <Betty> in springdale?
05:46:37 <Kevin L™> Yes. About a mile or so from the park entrance.
05:47:35 <Betty> Fun. Enjoy your day
05:48:13 <Kevin L™> You too. Check out the fancy stonework on the bridge and the old walls.
05:52:17 <Kevin L™> Speaking of Zion:
05:52:34 <Kevin L™> I can see this in the future of another park.
05:58:58 <Jimbo Cesium> Weather service sky cover forecast now extends to Eclipse Day!
06:04:28 <ynpvisitor82> so much fog
06:21:15 <ynpvisitor6> OF
06:21:38 <Kevin L™> Prove it!
06:21:51 <Mike J> Just what I was thinking
06:21:56 <ynpvisitor6> white on white
06:22:00 <Mike J> Only evidence is people running that direction
06:22:23 <ynpvisitor6> People will start leaving in 1 minute
06:23:38 <ynpvisitor6> there they go
06:25:09 <Mike J> Off to tell people its not as good as it used to be. When they were young, it used to go off against a blue sky.
06:25:39 <Kevin L™> And every hour on the hour.
06:26:27 <Mike J> Yeah! And taller. And it used to shoot bears that would come up and eat from your hands.
06:27:45 <Kevin L™> Butch told me about a guy who called from back east once wanting an Old Faithful prediction for around noon the day he was coming about 2 months in the future. He tried to explain that they could not predict that far in advance.
06:28:46 <ynpvisitor79> it would be within an hour of noon!
06:28:46 <Kevin L™> The guy insisted so finally he put him on hold a minute and came back and told him it would be 90m before to 90m after noon. The guy was happy.
06:29:06 <ynpvisitor79> lol
06:29:11 <Mike J> I recently saw a Twitter exchange where someone asked if the eclipse could be moved to the weekend so kids wouldn't have to be pulled out of school
06:29:34 <Mike J> I can't say for sure it was true, but it sounds like something that would be true.
06:29:45 <ynpvisitor79> saw that. Did you see the complaint that YNP wasn't training its bears to be more visible?
06:30:11 <Kevin L™> My favorite was a new ranger told a ranger walk group that BH and OF may be connected since BH always goes off before, during, or after OF!
06:30:49 <Kevin L™> bbl
06:30:57 <Mike J> Actually, here's the real scoop. You see, Old Faithful used to call bears to the area - something about the natural sounds. Well, one well-meaning ranger decided it was too dangerous, and changed the settings on the geyser.
06:31:11 <Mike J> And here's hoping that doesn't start making the rounds as truth.
06:33:23 <ynpvisitor79> nothing would surprise me anymore
07:02:31 <Eric> morning
07:03:12 <Eric> grand ie
07:04:09 <Dave from B> 2 minutes after Turban
07:08:56 <Eric> We should be due a lion here in an hour or so
07:09:40 <Jimbo Cesium> Or now
07:10:09 <ynpvisitor47> if the series continues then Eric is alos correct.
07:10:24 <Dave from B> nice
07:10:27 <Eric> Nice
07:10:38 <Jimbo Cesium> I haven't seen this much fog since a Yes concert. Fog machines on high
07:11:19 <Eric> 42 degrees 99% humidity and 1mph wind is pretty ideal for fog :-D
07:18:13 <Jimbo Cesium> Riverside maybe?
07:20:09 <Kevin L™> Did you check out the new settings last night Eric?
07:21:37 <Kevin L™> West Gate starting to back up now.
07:21:43 <ynpvisitor39> MA posted a picture to the Facebook page showing Obsidian Sand
07:21:52 <ynpvisitor39> I know we talked about the black sand at old faithful
07:22:11 <ynpvisitor39> So maybe it is part of the natural landscape in that area and foot traffic is the cause ;)
07:22:53 <Kevin L™> That would not surprise me.
07:24:07 <Kevin L™> I think it probably was used as trail beds and parking since it does work good, but there is also a lot of it around the cabin area.
07:25:55 <Eric> I did not Kevin...wasn't around last night.
07:27:37 <Dave from B> Thanks 39 and Kevin.....hard not to track that stuff into your cabin!
07:27:59 <Kevin L™> Looked much better. Stayed in day mode longer and you could see the basin at night despite the clouds. Pretty good lightning storm in the distance that lit it up pretty good.
07:30:50 <Eric> Nice...glad night mode is working better
07:31:26 <ynpvisitor66> it's leaving it in day mode that helps viewing, right?
07:32:55 <ynpvisitor39> Day mode.... Fighter of the night mode...
07:34:55 <Kevin L™> The day mode gives you color but when the light gets too low all you get is black. They tweaked some other settings and it is working better. May not be until we get another full moon before they can play with it much more.
07:41:16 <ynpvisitor39> The old camera seemed to just drop the frame rate at night
07:41:30 <ynpvisitor39> well not "just" but one of the things that it seemed to do when it "switched"
07:42:42 <Jake> Grand or Beehive first this afternoon? place your bets one and all
07:43:20 <Dave from B> Grand by 13 minutes
07:43:39 <Dave from B> Take your running shoes to Grand today
07:43:41 <Kevin L™> Dual
07:43:46 <Jake> wow, that is specific
07:45:48 <Kevin L™> It adds up to a boring shift for me today.
07:46:51 <Dave from B> When is your shift?
07:47:09 <Kevin L™> 1000-1600
07:48:04 <Dave from B> Your last hour will be filled with excitement.
07:49:34 <Kevin L™> At 1700 my High School baseball team is playing for the National Championship so I am looking forward to that. They went into extra innings last night to get there and ended up winning the game 7-2!
07:50:50 <Kevin L™> My friend's Son was on the team but since he has graduated he can't play this one.
07:51:17 <Eric> of i think
07:52:14 <Kevin L™> This one fore Sure Eric.
07:53:34 <Eric> Dave, I agree with your prediction...grand by about 10 minutes, both happening around 1500
07:54:04 <Kevin L™> I would be at BH
07:54:15 <Eric> For sure
07:54:47 <Eric> hmm, maybe....depends on turbans
07:56:34 <Kevin L™> If it goes before BH you still have another shot at Grand the same day.
08:01:49 <Eric> Oblongesque steam
08:02:04 <Eric> groblong :-P
08:02:21 <Eric> ohh, maybe from grottos 953
08:09:07 <Jake> the correct answer is Grand first. So, if you chose Grand first, you win! (No need to wait for actual results)
08:09:55 <Dave from B> :D at Jake
08:10:49 <Eric> Will be interesting if BH pops early :-)
08:11:41 <Kevin L™> I am hoping for an Aurum.
08:11:42 <ynpvisitor105> I say Grand. Pop out to Old Sawmill to watch the long view if BHI.
08:11:55 <ynpvisitor105> Lots of other systematic activity at grand once turbans start.
08:12:14 <Eric> I like your thinking 105 :-D
08:20:22 <Jake> we're already calling it "Old" Sawmill?
08:22:28 <Kevin L™> Is it dry or does it have water in it?
08:24:22 <ynpvisitor105> I don't mean to denigrate Sawmill in any way shape or form. One of my all-time favorites.
08:24:35 <Eric> Is there a "new" sawmill?
08:24:57 <Dave from B> Right next to Deleted Sawmill
08:25:18 <Jake> haha, I know 105. I'm just lamenting the state of things. Kevin, pics I've seen show water in it, but it looks bacterially scummy
08:25:29 <ynpvisitor66> I saw a post on FB with water in the center of it
08:25:59 <ynpvisitor105> Jake, me too.
08:26:49 <Dave from B> Yep. it is very strange walking by Sawmill...water in it but runoff channels haven't had water for many many many months
08:27:33 <Kevin L™> Lion
08:28:22 <ynpvisitor105> When my son was 18 months we took him to YNP and Sawmill was his favorite of all. The splashing water and the steam over us just fascinated him and made him giggle uncontrollably.
08:29:00 <ynpvisitor66> nice crowd for Lion
08:29:10 <Kevin L™> Those young kids love geysers.
08:30:13 <Kevin L™> We took my daughter there when she was about 5 months old. The next year when we hit Fountain Flats she went nuts when she saw the steam.
08:30:48 <Jake> Sawmill was my mom's favorite
08:30:59 <ynpvisitor105> I still go nuts...
08:31:03 <ynpvisitor105> don't we all
08:31:25 <ynpvisitor75> Sawmill is a lot of fun
08:31:42 <Jake> well, not all, my mom's been back and I told her "you said this one was your favorite last time you were here" response: "oh"
08:31:48 <Kevin L™> I always liked it except when it got my glasses wet.
08:32:44 <Jake> but my family is not easily excited, grounded Midwestern folk
08:33:43 <Dave from B> So, they get excited watching corn grow?:)
08:34:04 <Kevin L™> As I get older I notice that I end up staying more and more in a smaller area. I can spent a week between Grand and Geyser Hill and never get bored.
08:38:17 <ynpvisitor79> Go Liberty!!
08:39:04 <Jake> best I can explain it is this instructional video: I'm from Michigan, but the language still applies. This was my grandpa to a T
08:40:35 <Dave from B> What part of Michigan, Jake?
08:44:24 <Jake> my family is from what they call Mid Michigan, around Lansing
08:45:38 <Dave from B> My wife didn't spend much time in Michigan but she was born in Traverse City
08:45:53 <Dave from B> Borther in law lived in Madland for awhile
08:46:14 <Dave from B> a i what's the difference?
08:47:23 <Kevin L™> I had a friend from Northport. Spent a lot of time buried in snow.
08:54:02 <Jake> I went to high school near Traverse City (really near by Montana standards)
08:55:19 <ynpvisitor79> like 100 miles?
08:55:53 <Eric> One of the few states I have never been too.
08:58:47 <Dave from B> haha 79
09:00:18 <Dave from B> My wife lived in Empire for a few years
09:00:19 <Jake> 60 miles. I went to one of the larger high schools in Northern Michigan so for athletic events, it meant traveling 30 - 120 miles. It's different for schools around Lansing, Flint, Detroit
09:00:46 <Kevin L™> Did we miss a Daisy?
09:00:51 <Jake> Empire is tiny, like Silver Gate sized
09:01:38 <Dave from B> yep...father in law worked at radar base there
09:01:45 <ynpvisitor79> Empire is a great name for a tiny town
09:08:11 <ynpvisitor39> Current Yellowstone Lake cam looks like a painting
09:08:52 <ynpvisitor39> Current Gate conditions look to be a nightmare
09:10:04 <ynpvisitor66> gate will clear out soon
09:10:38 <Kevin L™> usually about 1300
09:13:30 <ynpvisitor66> it's been before noon recently
09:13:49 <Jake> how could Daisy have been missed? this is a long interval
09:14:44 <Kevin L™> I haven't seen it. Could have gone during Lion I guess.
09:17:04 <Jake> that's an explanation that works
09:17:57 <Kevin L™> I sure miss the UGB static cam.
09:19:39 <ynpvisitor47> The camera was turned away for 5 and 1/2 minutes for Lion starting at the 2h21m point in Daisy's interval.
09:20:21 <Kevin L™> Could have been during that time.
09:20:26 <Jake> just enough time for an eruption. the perfect crime
09:20:30 <ynpvisitor39> That's well within the window of when Daisy could have gone
09:42:41 <Kevin L™> Lion
10:45:57 <Kevin L™> Daisy
11:02:31 <Kevin L™> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
11:04:55 <Kevin L™> OF 1304
11:05:03 <Eric> and Lion
11:05:06 <Kevin L™> Lion 1305
11:05:25 <Eric> it was 1304 too :-)
11:05:45 <Kevin L™> I will buy that
11:06:30 <Eric> interesting how different wind is on the hill versus at OF
11:06:50 <Eric> Opposites
11:07:34 <Kevin L™> That is really common too.
11:17:39 <Eric> OF, Grand, BH & Daisy dual, riverside :-)
11:19:19 <Kevin L™> No Aurum?
11:19:45 <Eric> Probably never
11:20:22 <Eric> If you let me have +- 2 days I will make a prediction!
11:20:55 <Eric> and it would be 48 hours from now :-P
11:21:10 <Kevin L™> Predicting a day for Aurum may be good.
11:21:45 <Eric> nice pump action
11:22:52 <Kevin L™> Don't expect to see an Aurum this trip.
11:25:37 <Kevin L™> Thursday will be the 50th anniversary of my first trip to Yellowstone.
11:27:02 <Eric> Awesome!
11:28:02 <Eric> I was in Yellowstone about 40 years ago
11:28:23 <Eric> I have the 8mm to prove it :-P
11:28:48 <Kevin L™> You should transfer that to disk.
11:28:58 <Eric> I should...just haven't yet
11:31:04 <Kevin L™> We have done that with some of my in laws 8mm film. Some really fun stuff including the Helldorado Parade in Downtown Las Vegas in the 50's.
11:31:48 <Jake> missing cat report on GT
11:32:33 <Eric> coyote chow soon
11:32:46 <Kevin L™> I think they call that "coyote chow".
11:32:49 <Kevin L™> :)
11:32:53 <Eric> :-D
11:33:22 <Eric> I hope they find it
11:33:35 <Dave from B> Last seen?
11:33:48 <Dave from B> Chasing what?
11:34:00 <Kevin L™> We have people move in here and let their cats run. They don't last long. Lot of missing cat signs up.
11:34:03 <Eric> c.barwin reports he heard a cat between sawmill and lion
11:34:23 <Kevin L™> Cat at Lion sounds logical.
11:34:32 <Eric> :-D
11:35:26 <Dave from B> insert eye roll here
11:37:54 <ynpvisitor1> The cat report must be a first for GT.
11:38:20 <Kevin L™> Never seen one before.
11:38:34 <ynpvisitor1> I am just here for BH.
11:38:50 <ynpvisitor1> Have no idea how to search for any other cat reports
11:39:42 <Casey> Meow
11:39:46 <Kevin L™>
11:40:46 <ynpvisitor1> Kevin, you bad. But it is funny and I have seen it before. Maybe even in a book I have about cats.
11:41:14 <Kevin L™> Couldn't resist.
11:41:45 <ynpvisitor1> 101 ways to wok a cat, the cat hatters guide to the galaxy, something like that.
11:44:23 <ynpvisitor1> I do not want to get to politics. But how can a helicopter crash get counted against a rally gone wrong? They fall out of the sky all the time.
11:47:55 <Kevin L™> Same way you get lava from geysers.
11:48:20 <ynpvisitor1> Say it so it is so?
11:49:01 <ynpvisitor1> If it were that easy, I would wish all the eclipse watchers away.
11:49:25 <Kevin L™> :)
11:49:25 <ynpvisitor1> And the cat back in the motor home.
11:50:13 <ynpvisitor1> If they find the cat, think they will get fined for having it off leash and to far from the road?
11:51:04 <Dave from B> cat in a lodgepole forest...a cat in heaven...It will have fun climbing trees for awhile
11:51:05 <ynpvisitor1> On a different note, it looks like no one wants an old white bronco.
11:51:20 <Dave from B> OJ's?
11:51:59 <ynpvisitor1> I figured it would have been turned in when obama was killing gas gusslers.
11:52:22 <Kevin L™> I am amazed it is still running.
11:53:21 <ynpvisitor1> I did not read the storys, could be it is not. Just that it was being offered for sale and then the response was not as expected or something like that.
11:53:45 <Eric> I read cynthia's GT report wrong...she was walking away from sawmill AND lion...not between, but maybe that is what she meant?
12:00:44 <ynpvisitor1> Dillon is on. Time to start indy.
12:01:12 <Kevin L™> Who played Dillion on the radio?
12:04:00 <Eric> Maybe another hour #1
12:04:05 <ynpvisitor1> Whats his name, Canon.
12:04:22 <Kevin L™> You got it. William Conrad.
12:04:23 <ynpvisitor82> He had a great voice. The James Earl Jones of the previous generation.
12:04:43 <Kevin L™> I love the old radio shows.
12:04:46 <ynpvisitor1> I guess they did not want a portly Marshal on TV.
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12:07:18 <ynpvisitor82> No Indicator?
12:07:25 <ynpvisitor1> Boris Karloff had a great voice. The Grinch would never have been so Grinchy with out him.
12:07:26 <Casey> Wow
12:07:28 <ynpvisitor1> Weeeee
12:07:42 <Jake> but but but
12:08:00 <Eric> Nice
12:08:03 <Kevin L™> Surprise!
12:08:05 <ynpvisitor1> Oh yee of little faith. It is getting ready for Dave.
12:08:18 <Eric> I bow to you #1 :-D
12:08:46 <ynpvisitor105> That settles the BH vs Grand debate for today.
12:08:57 <Eric> Nice 13h interval
12:09:03 <ynpvisitor1> It will be something if indy starts in 50 minutes or so to make your hour.
12:09:19 <Kevin L™> There is Indy now.
12:09:24 <Jake> bhi started
12:09:26 <joe thermopolis> ty for text
12:09:30 <Dave from B> oops..BH will go first
12:09:32 <Eric> Late to the party
12:09:32 <Kevin L™> yw
12:09:57 <ynpvisitor105> That's Beehive's Indicator Indicator.
12:10:09 <ynpvisitor1> Lets see, Kevinis in charge, so it is hs fault.
12:10:11 <Jimbo Cesium> How long was Indy? 30 seconds?
12:10:24 <Eric> not very long
12:10:26 <Kevin L™> No Indy
12:10:30 <Eric> and it started after BH
12:10:49 <Jimbo Cesium> You walk away from your desk for two minutes and...
12:10:52 <Kevin L™> OK I meant before.
12:11:02 <Kevin L™> That was a quickie.
12:11:02 <ynpvisitor105> Meee tooo... had to have a cup of tea.
12:11:35 <ynpvisitor1> Good crowd for no indy.
12:11:41 <Eric> I would be sitting at grand right now missing BH :-(
12:11:50 <Kevin L™> I am just glad I was looking at it.
12:11:55 <ynpvisitor1> I think that is where Jim is.
12:11:57 <Dave from B> Yes, it doesn't look good from there, Eric:(
12:12:11 <Kevin L™> I would probably have been with you.
12:12:34 <ynpvisitor1> And phut it was gone
12:12:37 <ynpvisitor105> Eric, yup... Would be watching from afar.
12:13:00 <Dave from B> Unless you were walking to Grand from the cabin, you would have been out of luck
12:13:25 <Eric> True...I might have been on the way to Grand.
12:13:26 <ynpvisitor1> Well maybe sawmill will start up now.
12:13:42 <Eric> Sounds good #1 :-D
12:13:45 <Kevin L™> Or Giantess.
12:13:54 <Eric> beat me too it Kevin
12:14:10 <ynpvisitor1> Well got to go.
12:14:23 <Kevin L™> I had been looking at Lion puffs and caught a white jet.
12:14:33 <Kevin L™> You did good #1
12:14:43 <Dave from B> I think Aurum is next
12:14:45 <ynpvisitor105> When was the last no Indy?
12:15:05 <Kevin L™> Long time ago
12:15:20 <Kevin L™> Hope it got that out of its system
12:15:51 <Kevin L™> JimS at Grand
12:16:01 <ynpvisitor105> I couldn't tell from a quick glance at GT.
12:16:30 <Kevin L™> He just posted a Turban.
12:17:08 <ynpvisitor105> June 17 maybe no indy
12:17:25 <ynpvisitor105> June 10 as well
12:18:21 <ynpvisitor105> maybe 10 or so no Indy in 2017 from looking at retrieved GT data comments
12:22:43 <Dave from B> Headed to the market...queue something good, Kevin!
12:23:06 <Kevin L™> 4b Grand?
12:29:07 <ynpvisitor999> %*#!$&
12:29:39 <ynpvisitor999> think that says enough
12:29:46 <Kevin L™> Hi DG
12:29:51 <ynpvisitor999> hi Kevin
12:30:50 <ynpvisitor999> looks like Indy took the role as Beehive's Overpressure Valve instead of Indicator
12:34:04 <ynpvisitor80> thats a bit of people
12:40:35 <Eric> Should have expected BHI after BH today...had Turban 2 minutes after Grand this's a conspiracy
12:41:09 <Kevin L™> That is strange on Turban. Seen that happen before but really rare
12:41:23 <ynpvisitor999> OF
12:41:26 <ynpvisitor999> 1440
12:42:15 <ynpvisitor80> Dere he goes
12:42:38 <ynpvisitor999> terrible wind conditions
12:43:08 <Kevin L™> :p
12:43:15 <ynpvisitor80> :P
12:43:23 <ynpvisitor999> OF long
12:43:47 <ynpvisitor80> Anyone here went to yellowstone too? I did
12:46:18 <ynpvisitor999> I've actually never been to Yellowstone before, but I really want to go
12:52:43 <Eric> Have you ever been to the US before DG?
12:53:11 <Eric> and Hello :-D
12:58:06 <Dave from B> What did I miss besides #@$%
12:58:15 <Eric> so Grand around 15:15
12:58:45 <Kevin L™> OF
12:58:51 <Eric> Too many people using cell phones, no Turban report yet :-P
12:58:57 <Dave from B> Turban delay?
12:59:03 <Dave from B> nope
12:59:05 <Eric> I hope not
12:59:11 <Eric> There we go
12:59:15 <Dave from B> yep 1517
12:59:20 <Dave from B> for Grand
12:59:53 <Eric> or someplace in between :-D
13:03:58 <Dave from B> I would like to see it go 2 minutes after Turban again
13:04:51 <Kevin L™> Another fun one is when it goes about 2 minutes after Turban from a low pool.
13:07:54 <Andrew> hello
13:08:42 <Kevin L™> I was just looking at Zion visitation vs Yellowstone. Yellowstone only has 50% more visitors than Zion. Zion is such a tiny park.
13:08:45 <Kevin L™> Daisy
13:08:50 <Kevin L™> Hi Andrew.
13:08:57 <ynpvisitor60> Hi Daisy
13:09:07 <Dave from B> Hi Andrew
13:09:15 <Hemic> So thats Daisy geyser...
13:09:24 <Andrew> you can see the far bench
13:09:42 <Andrew> never realized that
13:10:06 <Kevin L™> Cam does a good job with it.
13:10:58 <ynpvisitor60> well that was the first no indy Beehive since June
13:11:19 <Andrew> chugga chugga chugga choo choo!!
13:11:31 <Andrew> love that sound post daisy
13:11:44 <Kevin L™> You going eclipse chasing Andrew?
13:11:53 <Andrew> yes, in oregon
13:11:54 <Kevin L™> Me too Andrew
13:12:04 <Kevin L™> On the choo choo sound.
13:12:20 <Andrew> will you be on a train during totality?
13:12:22 <Kevin L™> Idaho for the eclipse.
13:12:30 <ynpvisitor60> oh, I was going to say you are driving from Vegas to Oregon
13:12:31 <Andrew> oh
13:12:34 <Hemic> dauss
13:13:12 <Kevin L™> I hope I am under clear skies in Rexburg. Worst case is I will have fun with the Grandkids.
13:13:41 <Andrew> I will be in eastern oregon hoping for clear weather in the high desert
13:13:44 <Kevin L™> I will be on the good side of the cam day after tomorrow.
13:14:05 <Andrew> hope aurum is good for you
13:14:16 <Dave from B> Remember, take your cheesehead
13:14:45 <Kevin L™> They are just playing the Redskins. Piece of cake.
13:14:53 <Kevin L™> Cheesecake.
13:15:40 <Kevin L™> They did tweak the cam so night viewing is better now.
13:15:43 <Eric> Hi Andrew...hopefully you are staying away from the cities :-D
13:15:56 <Hemic> a
13:15:58 <Eric> Drive out into the desert and find a spot.
13:16:04 <Andrew> Im on the edge of totality in sisters
13:16:09 <Hemic> a
13:16:26 <Andrew> nah, pain in the butt to drive out there just staying in sisters in hotel parking lot
13:16:35 <Eric> I love sisters...great location
13:16:40 <Kevin L™> They say take plenty of food and gas and cash. Internet may be jammed in smaller areas and debit cards may not work.
13:16:53 <Hemic> :a
13:17:22 <Andrew> we are food to survive the whole few days we are there just in case
13:17:55 <Andrew> taking*
13:18:02 <Eric> Grand
13:18:06 <Eric> .
13:18:12 <ynpvisitor60> Grand
13:18:25 <joe thermopolis> nice
13:18:56 <Eric> I would say grand start 1517
13:19:19 <Hemic> is that grand?
13:19:24 <Dave from B> Does it hurt you to say that?:D
13:19:39 <Eric> nailed it!
13:19:43 <Andrew> steamy with no wind
13:19:44 <Hemic> Yea its grand
13:19:46 <Eric> Yes
13:19:49 <Dave from B> such skill:D
13:20:05 <Eric> Dave == Pro :-P
13:20:13 <Hemic> I just googled the wind and it says 4 MPH
13:20:34 <ynpvisitor60> aka light breeze
13:20:56 <Hemic> In other words, yes
13:21:12 <Hemic> He's off
13:21:19 <Hemic> If you look carefully
13:21:34 <Andrew> the camera is waving a little bit
13:22:33 <Eric> Looks pretty close to zero down at grand
13:22:39 <Hemic> Vent shoots with force but not very high
13:25:06 <Jimbo Cesium> Following Eric's start call, this is at 8 minutes
13:25:13 <Kevin L™> Kind of fuzzy today.
13:25:49 <Eric> very end of 15:17
13:25:52 <Hemic> What do you mean "fuzzy?" foggy?
13:26:05 <Kevin L™> Can't see water.
13:26:22 <Hemic> Yea me neither I was wondering
13:26:27 <Andrew> vent and turban at least
13:26:45 <Jimbo Cesium> Still seeing the falling water
13:26:54 <Jimbo Cesium> and a spike
13:26:58 <Kevin L™> 2nd?
13:27:14 <Eric> Looked taller...but really hard to tell
13:27:16 <Jimbo Cesium> I don't think so, but need ground intel
13:27:20 <Andrew> I have no idea
13:27:37 <Kevin L™> We will have to wait for the JimS post
13:27:49 <Andrew> looks like maybe a second there
13:27:56 <Jimbo Cesium> I was thinking that
13:28:05 <Eric> I am going with G1Q
13:28:06 <Hemic> I like this geyser because the way it erupts is weird. By weird I mean it shoots water in spiky patterns
13:28:15 <Dave from B> Mine is still going
13:28:24 <Hemic> Theres a spiike
13:28:26 <Eric> That is my prediction :-P
13:28:29 <Andrew> now it looks done
13:28:56 <Eric> maybe not Q
13:28:58 <Hemic> That was pretty disappointing
13:29:06 <Eric> second!
13:29:10 <Jimbo Cesium> Bang
13:29:14 <Hemic> a
13:29:16 <Hemic> a
13:29:17 <Kevin L™> Say what Eric?
13:29:22 <Andrew> delay
13:29:24 <Eric> take what I say and expect the opposite
13:29:25 <Jimbo Cesium> Way outside the probability window!
13:29:37 <Kevin L™> I love it!
13:29:38 <Dave from B> freeze grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
13:29:40 <Eric> today is backwards day
13:29:41 <Andrew> scond there
13:29:42 <Hemic> WOW
13:29:50 <Hemic> there it is
13:29:59 <Jimbo Cesium> Hemic, you're lagged by about a minute
13:30:20 <Jimbo Cesium> more like 40 seconds
13:30:22 <Hemic> what do you mean the stream delay?
13:30:24 <Andrew> im lagged 1.5 minutes
13:30:24 <Eric> second at about 11m
13:30:33 <Jimbo Cesium> yeah
13:30:44 <Hemic> Let me refresh the page. I have bad internet
13:30:46 <Kevin L™> That was fun
13:30:52 <Jimbo Cesium> we saw the same spike!
13:31:13 <Andrew> about a week ago I was on the good side of the camera when I was lat there
13:31:14 <Hemic> Ok i am BACK
13:31:26 <Jimbo Cesium> Even under the most carefully analyzed conditions, the geyser will do as it d*mn well pleases.
13:31:42 <Eric> Yep, geysers don't believe in statistics :-P
13:31:47 <Hemic> Well grand geyser stopped
13:31:57 <Hemic> Wow that zoomed out fast
13:32:08 <Kevin L™> If they were all regular we would be bored.
13:32:24 <Hemic> What do you mean as in "regular
13:32:46 <Kevin L™> Do the same thing at the same interval.
13:32:54 <Hemic> Oh
13:32:57 <Andrew> intervals spaced consistently
13:33:58 <Hemic> Geysers fascinate me, anyone else?
13:34:27 <Kevin L™> That is why we are here.
13:34:30 <Eric> Nope, I am just here for the old grumpy people
13:34:32 <Jimbo Cesium> Most of us commenting here are essentially addicted to watching hot water spurt out of the ground semi-unpredictably.
13:34:45 <Hemic> I remember when I was at yellowstone, it was awesome
13:34:56 <Hemic> True
13:35:16 <Dave from B> woah woah woah, Eric........
13:35:18 <Eric> It is addicting...
13:35:19 <Andrew> when did you last get to yellowstone
13:35:26 <Dave from B> Who you calling old?:D
13:35:30 <Eric> :-P
13:35:52 <Eric> and to make really bad predictions!
13:36:01 <Kevin L™> Ribit!
13:36:08 <Dave from B> Bleated Happy anniversary btw, Eric!
13:36:14 <Dave from B> or Belated
13:36:19 <Andrew> fan and mortar day of the eclipse around 1015
13:36:19 <Hemic> I last went/for the first time to yellowstone this June
13:36:20 <Eric> Thanks Dave...bleated works too.
13:36:24 <Jimbo Cesium> I am not old compared to the geology of the park
13:36:24 <Andrew> my next prediction
13:37:28 <Eric> math penciled out to Monday evening, but if it works like the rest of my predictions, stay away from that time!
13:37:59 <Andrew> probably tuesday though
13:38:14 <Kevin L™> At what point do you become a geezer geyser gazer.
13:38:34 <Eric> When you hit your 50th park anniversary :-D Congrats!
13:38:41 <Jake> if you last beyond your predicted expiration time
13:38:56 <Hemic> As in the 50th time you went to yellowstone?
13:38:59 <Kevin L™> I think I made it before that!
13:39:09 <Kevin L™> No, 50 years.
13:39:13 <Hemic> :D
13:39:24 <Andrew> 4 more decades to go!
13:39:43 <Hemic> Oh i did not mean to flood
13:40:03 <Andrew> probably held enter down with type bar highlighted
13:40:21 <Hemic> I accidently held my finger on the enter key
13:40:24 <Hemic> yea
13:40:31 <Hemic> You bet :D
13:40:35 <Kevin L™> Here is a site for you Hemic:
13:41:52 <Kevin L™> And this is a must have book:
13:41:57 <Andrew> that site is nice but some of the information is outdated and its a bit vague
13:42:10 <Hemic> Thanks I knew about it, but I don't use it often, so I will start using it more.
13:42:11 <Andrew> I like TSB better yes
13:42:57 <Kevin L™> Marler is also good for the historic standpoint.
13:43:06 <Kevin L™> Hard to find now though.
13:43:18 <Andrew> IOTFRGBAOSAOY
13:43:48 <Andrew> Inventory of the thermal features of the firehole river geyser basisns and other selected areas of yellowston
13:44:35 <Hemic> Wow thats a bid price for hardcover, $33 USD
13:44:41 <Hemic> Big*
13:45:23 <Jake> I didn't know it was printed in hardcover. I've never seen one
13:45:48 <Jimbo Cesium> My first visit to Yellowstone was in 1972.
13:46:05 <Hemic> Is that book information about all the geysers?' Ex: Signs of giant geyser
13:46:07 <Andrew> paperback is fine for me
13:46:13 <Kevin L™> I haven't either. I have always used the soft.
13:46:38 <Andrew> even dropped it almost into tardy geyser and into pocket basin geyser
13:46:52 <Hemic> Yea i Would rather get paperback. Just pointing out.
13:46:54 <Kevin L™> It has everything listed.
13:47:11 <Jake> Plate ie
13:47:24 <Hemic> Lol almost dropped
13:47:56 <Kevin L™> VERY good book. Referred to on this page as "the Bible". Written by a man who was a Ranger at Old Faithful.
13:48:21 <Kevin L™> Good eye Jake
13:48:39 <Jake> massive crowd for it there at Sponge lol
13:48:55 <Andrew> sponge had a few majors when I was there
13:49:02 <Andrew> above the cone!
13:49:05 <Hemic> What is plate ie
13:49:19 <Andrew> see that geyser in the middle of the screen erupting?
13:49:23 <Andrew> that is plate geyser
13:49:31 <Dave from B> That's what happens when Kevin doesn't like his dinner
13:49:33 <Hemic> I never new there is such thing known as plate or sponge geyser
13:49:47 <Kevin L™> ie stands for in eruption
13:49:47 <Hemic> I'm learning a lot from you guys, thanks!
13:49:51 <Andrew> sponge is the cone by playe
13:50:05 <Hemic> I like sponge :D
13:50:11 <Andrew> grand was G@Q
13:50:16 <Andrew> G2Q
13:50:53 <Hemic> Plate geyser is not to big in eruption size
13:51:05 <Hemic> How often does plate go ie
13:51:37 <Kevin L™> It varies. See it a lot some days, but not much others.
13:51:49 <Andrew> I havent payed much attention
13:52:12 <Jake> first report in over 2 days:
13:52:18 <Jimbo Cesium> I think that's one of the best Webcam views of a Plate eruption I've seen
13:52:39 <Jake> does not mean it hasn't been depends on someone seeing it and recording the eruption
13:53:07 <Andrew> Its pretty easy to see if you are around old faithful and lower hams
13:53:43 <Hemic> Sponge has blue water, I just searched up images.
13:54:00 <Andrew> its a funny geyser
13:54:02 <Hemic> In my opinion, Sponge's vent is my favorite vent
13:54:32 <Andrew> comes up in its cone. "erupts" then falls again all over the course of about a minut
13:54:41 <Eric> So why does GOSA charge for the "Inventory of thermal features of the Firehole River geyser basins and other selected areas of Yellowstone National Park" pdf?
13:54:52 <Eric> aren't USGS papers in the public domain?
13:54:52 <Hemic> Im watching a vid of it :D
13:55:30 <Andrew>
13:55:41 <Andrew> I reccomend this channel
13:55:46 <Kevin L™> This is another good refrence:
13:56:02 <Hemic> Hmm, sponge's eruption doesn't really erupt. I see why you put quotation marks for erupt. It just makes the water go UP then down
13:56:10 <Andrew> James St. John is a geoligist who films lots of the smaller geysers
13:56:40 <Kevin L™> The smaller geysers can be more fun than the big ones.
13:57:02 <ynpvisitor85> SPonge may also have a connection with Pump
13:57:41 <Hemic> sponge geyser's vent is like built into the cone
13:59:20 <Hemic> I like hill complex's geysers
13:59:54 <Kevin L™> When did you go to Pocket Andrew?
13:59:56 <Andrew> you will enjoy fan and mortar and giant then
14:00:29 <Andrew> 2011,2013
14:00:38 <Hemic> Yea, next time I go to YNP I will try to go there
14:02:18 <Kevin L™> That is one of my favorite places. Not sure they let you go there anymore.
14:02:44 <Hemic> Why not
14:02:57 <Andrew> its closed now
14:02:57 <Kevin L™> We used to be able to go from Ojo Caliente. I took many strollers out there.
14:03:13 <Kevin L™> Did you ever get to see White Creek?
14:03:18 <Andrew> xanterra employee in june burned himself at night partying
14:03:26 <Hemic> No?
14:03:26 <Andrew> now they have posted signs
14:03:37 <Kevin L™> Bummer
14:03:48 <Hemic> Doesn't fan and mortar geyser erupt together?
14:03:58 <Kevin L™> Yep
14:03:58 <Andrew> yes, always together
14:04:37 <Kevin L™> Mortar has been known to do a solo but it is rare.
14:05:11 <Kevin L™> T Scott took a bunch of us on a tour of White Creek. His insight was awesome.
14:05:31 <Hemic> I like mortar better than fan 1. Because it erupts higher :D. 2. It shoots in a widespread area
14:06:05 <Andrew> I think you you have them reversed
14:06:22 <Hemic> oh..
14:06:23 <Hemic> lol
14:07:01 <Kevin L™> I like the tourists complaining about not being able to get to Morning Glory Pool.
14:08:49 <Andrew> Just this last trip around 625 after fan and mortar had just started a photographer undecut fans water and ran to morning glory
14:08:54 <Hemic> Well here is one thing for sure, I like the one that splashes like crazy
14:09:09 <Andrew> here is 20 gazers and then here is this photographer ignoring it
14:09:44 <Eric> Wow...ignorance hurts.
14:10:12 <Andrew> I can undertsnad that with penta or uncertain or something small
14:10:20 <Andrew> but here is a wall of water and he ignores it
14:10:26 <Kevin L™> I remember a lady heading to MG while Grand was erupting. Her husband wanted to stop, but her comment was "But Dear, it's only water!".
14:10:29 <Hemic> II wish that fan and mortar erupted more frequently
14:10:40 <Hemic> What is MG
14:10:46 <Andrew> mornin glory
14:11:29 <Hemic> Seriously, Morning Glory is just water too...
14:11:40 <Andrew> pretty water
14:11:50 <Hemic> True
14:12:26 <Hemic> Tbh I would watch grand until it's over and then go to MG, MG is always there and Grand isn't
14:12:42 <Kevin L™> The fun thing with geysers is you can see them, smell them, and feel them.
14:13:08 <Jake> hear them, taste them. all the senses
14:14:06 <Kevin L™> Some of you can hear them!
14:14:07 <Hemic> You can taste the sulfur sometimes, only if there is a lot though. Often you can only smell it.
14:14:39 <Kevin L™> This is a good video if you want to see what we are all about:
14:14:43 <Hemic> Oh its about to erupt
14:14:48 <Kevin L™> Produced by the BBC.
14:16:12 <Hemic> ok thanks
14:16:21 <Hemic> I would love to be a geyser gazer
14:17:28 <ynpvisitor20> some rain coming in
14:17:54 <Hemic> there he goes
14:19:24 <Kevin L™> Think we had a short.
14:20:19 <Kevin L™> Cam on Autopilot
14:20:35 <Kevin L™> See you on the good side Thursday.
14:21:26 <Hemic> what do you mean good side?
14:58:16 <Eric> Safe Travels Kevin
15:05:15 <Hemic> hey kevin
15:06:07 <Hemic> Kevin L?
15:08:58 <Hemic> Eric
15:11:08 <ynpvisitor20> Hemic, Kevin meant he is going to Yellowstone, so soon he can watch the geysers in person, instead of on the cam.
15:11:13 <ynpvisitor20> That is the other side.
15:11:36 <Hemic> Oh thats cool!
15:12:31 <ynpvisitor20> yes, very cool
15:20:36 <ynpvisitor20> OF ie
15:21:26 <Hemic> OF looks restricted
15:34:02 <Eric> daisy
15:34:18 <Hemic> Is a donkey
15:34:22 <Eric> NPS prediction nailed it.
15:34:40 <Hemic> they did
15:34:58 <Hemic> one sec :D
15:35:17 <Hemic> Back
15:35:25 <Hemic> I like day=isy
15:35:32 <Hemic> daisy
15:37:25 <Hemic> quick explanation of daisy geyser : Daisy Geyser is located at the Old Faithful area. Daisy Geyser is quite predictable, with eruption intervals of 110 - 240 minutes, except when nearby Splendid Geyser erupts. Daisy Geyser erupts at an angle to a height of 75 feet for 3 - 5 minutes.
16:08:04 <Hemic> Look to the left side, i'm pretty sure thats not your average venting
16:54:29 <ynpvisitor84> This is how I am going to watch the eclipse.
16:55:17 <ynpvisitor84> Good use for buggered up binos that will not focus right or are out of whack.
16:56:37 <Eric> I am going to try this:
16:56:53 <Eric> :-P
16:57:35 <ynpvisitor84> Your geysers gazing days are limited.
16:58:17 <Eric> Actually I will probably not even look at the sun...hopefully following the umbra and watching it race across the valley floor.
17:03:41 <Eric> OF
17:03:54 <Eric> It won't be this cool...but hoping I can see parts of it:
17:12:37 <Kevin L™> Yea! My High School just won the National Championship in Baseball!
17:12:55 <Kevin L™> You can say it was a Basic Victory.
17:43:43 <Kevin L™> Nice lighting
18:13:10 <kcmule> daisy
18:30:55 <Kevin L™> Moonrise 0030
19:03:49 <ynpvisitor52> Anyone put a can of tuna out for the cat?
19:04:48 <Kevin L™> I think the cat will BE dinner, not NEED dinner!
19:21:02 <ynpvisitor52> I see an alien. It has red eyes.
19:21:33 <Kevin L™> Maybe it is the cat
19:29:14 <Kevin L™> Grand
19:38:28 <Kevin L™> Castle ie
19:47:27 <ynpvisitor52> The alien is heading to Done
19:48:04 <ynpvisitor52> Over and out.