Showing logs for date: 2017-08-24
02:41:44 <ynpvisitor117> OF ie
04:11:50 <ynpvisitor22> Daisy ns ie
04:12:05 <ynpvisitor22> Daisy ns ie
04:12:48 <ynpvisitor22> OF
06:38:05 <Jimbo Bismuth> Daisy ie
06:38:09 <Jimbo Bismuth> Hi pi
06:49:35 <ynpvisitor35> hey, the cam looks normal today
06:57:21 <ynpvisitor35> also, looks like Jake is in the basin
07:07:04 <ynpvisitor35> I wonder what time Beehive went. No Dave M or 999 to recap for us.
07:07:47 <ynpvisitor35> In the SPUT Dave said he was coming to Yellowstone sometime, I wonder if he is there
07:33:44 <Kevin L™> I believe Dave M is in the park this week.
07:34:11 <Kevin L™> Dave from Billings is probably trying to catch up on sleep still.
07:45:36 <ynpvisitor35> Dave from B is on vacation now, right?
07:47:19 <Kevin L™> I am not sure if he would call it that yet.
07:49:48 <ynpvisitor35> Jake got his Artemisia
07:50:27 <Kevin L™> Nice!
07:51:06 <Kevin L™> Betty got F&M.
07:56:29 <ynpvisitor35> yes, I was glad to hear that
07:56:48 <ynpvisitor35> it looked like a nice one from photos I have seen
07:57:01 <ynpvisitor35> blue sky, mid day
08:02:09 <Kevin L™> I think she would have been happy in a thunderstorm!
08:40:37 <Casey> Where were you for the eclipse, Kevin?
08:41:05 <Kevin L™> I was in Rexburg.
08:42:30 <Casey> Nice. Did cloud cover cooperate for you?
08:43:00 <Kevin L™> It was totally clear. Great view.
08:43:47 <Casey> Nice. I was in western Kentucky. We had great visibility as well (but I think east of me had difficulties).
08:44:57 <lc> hey everyone
08:45:07 <Casey> Hi lc
08:45:09 <Kevin L™> It was pretty awesome. I stayed the night but a whole lot of people didn't. I-15 & US-91 were both parking lots.
08:45:12 <Kevin L™> Hey lc
08:46:00 <lc> I was in McMinnville, no clouds around us.
08:46:14 <Casey> Yeah. I stayed at a campground that night. I heard stories of 2 hour drives turning into 9 hour drives. I think I made the right choice.
08:46:18 <lc> we had about 1m48s total
08:46:36 <Kevin L™> My Granddaughter wasn't sure what was going on but she liked it. Wanted us to go do the eclipse again later that day.
08:47:03 <Casey> I like that idea too
08:47:16 <lc> 2024
08:47:34 <Art> Looks like everyone flooded into the park the day after
08:47:44 <Kevin L™> The daughter lived about 3 miles north of the center. We had 2m17s there and didn't have to leave the apartment's parking lot!
08:48:15 <Kevin L™> Sounds like they closed West Thumb and Old Faithful.
08:48:17 <lc> we drove about 45 miles
08:48:44 <Art> Crazy
08:49:14 <Art> I've seen Norris closed a bunch but never those other two
08:50:44 <Kevin L™> I know Zion is really nuts. UDOT just shaved about 20' off my Dad's place and the Town of Springdale sent him two parking hangers for street parking.
08:52:03 <Casey> Closed West Thumb and Old Faithful?
08:52:11 <Art> Yup
08:52:44 <Art> UPDATE: As of 4:30 pm, traffic congestion is heavy throughout the park, especially at Madison Junction, Old Faithful and West Thumb. Anticipate long delays and potential temporary closures. Old Faithful and the West Thumb areas are now open. UPDATE: As of 3:18 pm, traffic cannot enter Old Faithful or West Thumb Geyser Basin due to heavy congestion and a lack of parking. We're seeing unusually heav
08:52:58 <Art> Thats from 8/22 (Tuesday)
08:53:30 <Kevin L™> Wow.
08:53:52 <Casey> Crazy
08:54:03 <Kevin L™> I would hope you could get in if you had a cabin or room.
08:54:04 <Art> If everyone could leave by tomorrow that would be great ;)
08:55:38 <lc> hope it changes before this time next week
08:56:22 <Art> I'm hoping with all the kids back in school next week and the rest the week after it does
08:56:52 <Art> I've got pictures from 3 years ago yesterday and we had snow coming over Beartooths
08:56:53 <Kevin L™> Me too. Hope this scares a lot of people off for next year.
08:57:01 <lc> some schools don't start until after labor day
08:57:50 <lc> school started here three weeks ago
08:58:15 <Kevin L™> They decided to start school here on August 14th for some crazy reason. My wife ended up missing the eclipse since she pretty much needs to be working at least the first couple of weeks.
08:59:06 <lc> thats too bad, once in a life time
08:59:54 <Kevin L™> I don't think she was too happy about it, but she was glad the granddaughter got to see it.
09:02:04 <Kevin L™> I got to meet Betty and her brother and caught Dave and his family. My Daughter hadn't seen Linda Strasser for about 6 years so they got a bit of time. They sort of grew up together on the boardwalk.
09:02:22 <Casey> Daisy ie
09:02:39 <Kevin L™> Thanks
09:06:39 <Kevin L™> Grand should be soon now that Dave is out of the park.
09:07:12 <ynpvisitor102> it was only that one interval, Grand is still pretty consistent
09:07:25 <Kevin L™> I sure hope a BH was missed last night.
09:07:48 <Kevin L™> He wasn't there that long. Just Friday and Saturday.
09:07:49 <lc> bet it was.
09:08:05 <lc> I checked the overnight capture and I didn
09:08:14 <lc> t see BH
09:08:34 <lc> it was pretty dark
09:08:59 <Kevin L™> Interesting clouds
09:14:23 <Casey> Lion?
09:14:43 <Casey> Yes
09:15:01 <Kevin L™> Nice
09:28:27 <lc> bbl
09:28:43 <Kevin L™> bye
09:31:57 <Art> I found last nights BH
09:32:15 <Kevin L™> Great!
09:32:29 <Art> Looks like ns 2304, I'll put it in GT
09:32:46 <Kevin L™> Thanks
09:32:59 <Casey> Awesome, Art
09:33:53 <Art>
09:34:48 <Casey> That's definitely it
09:34:53 <Art> Looks like indy ie 2257
09:35:02 <Kevin L™> Looked like it to me.
09:35:33 <Casey> Yeah. When that flashlight pans across it looks like Indy is ie
09:35:41 <Casey> Grand
09:35:42 <Art> Grand
09:36:09 <Casey> Riverside 1134. Didn't see it at all
09:36:10 <Kevin L™> That sets us up for an afternoon today
09:38:09 <Art> Nice spikes from Grand!
09:38:30 <Jimbo Bismuth> Yeah, very clear.
09:43:24 <Jimbo Bismuth> About 8 minutes
09:44:48 <Art> Had to switch screens for a second, still 1st burst or 2nd?
09:45:00 <Kevin L™> Ist
09:45:01 <Jimbo Bismuth> 1st
09:45:10 <Art> thanks
09:45:16 <Art> Stupid work
09:45:20 <Art> ;)
09:45:45 <Jimbo Bismuth> Over 10 minutes on 1st now
09:47:18 <Jimbo Bismuth> Probably over
09:51:41 <Art> Menonites?
09:53:23 <Art> See lots of bonnets
10:08:25 <Art> OF 1208
10:10:08 <Art> Short?
10:10:24 <Kevin L™> Yep
10:10:34 <Art> I only had like 90-100 seconds
10:10:50 <Art> Lot more shorts lately it seems
10:10:56 <Casey> udo agrees, per GT
10:11:32 <Kevin L™> 2 shorts today
10:12:24 <Kevin L™> I am wondering about Aurum. Been a while
10:12:48 <Art> I charted it out on GT a couple weeks ago and they started around July 25th
10:13:02 <Art> Meaning a lot more shorts that is
10:15:04 <Art> Weather looks great for next 10ish days
10:16:44 <Casey> They should just schedule OF for every hour on the hour again. That made it so much easier.
10:17:53 <Kevin L™> Close to cone indy is spitting.
10:20:42 <lc> Art how long will you be in the park?
10:21:44 <Art> 16ish days
10:21:58 <Art> So from Friday (later in the day) till the 10th
10:22:36 <Art> Actually have to head up to Bozeman on the 9th, flight back is the 10th
10:22:42 <lc> we get there week from today for 10 days.
10:23:16 <lc> do you spend most of your time in UFB?
10:24:01 <lc> UGB
10:24:03 <Art> We try to mix it up pretty good
10:24:17 <Art> So we have I think 6 days in the cabins I think
10:24:33 <Art> Plus a bunch of days up in Roosevelt and Mammoth
10:25:14 <Art> Definitely let the park tell us where to go
10:25:16 <lc> we are in UGB at least 90% of the time.
10:27:04 <lc> may run down to LGB a few times.
10:27:16 <Art> We spent a good amount of time in June at the LGB
10:27:22 <lc> Fountain is one of my favorites.
10:27:49 <Art> It's hard we love pretty much everything in the park
10:27:54 <lc> do you know Kitt?
10:28:07 <Art> yup :)
10:28:36 <lc> will probably see you then.
10:29:19 <Art> Can't miss us, we've got the 2 year old in the green stroller
10:30:33 <lc> very good.
10:30:58 <Art> Looks like F&M next Wed-Fri if the whole 9 day interval stays
10:31:42 <Art> So will probably be at the rock piles mercy those days
10:32:05 <lc> we won't get there until mid afternoon Friday.
10:32:22 <lc> drive in from Laramie
10:36:45 <Casey> Lion
10:40:54 <Casey> Indy
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10:41:31 <Jimbo Bismuth> Because I have a 30 second lag, that's the first time I've ever seen an Indy start!
10:41:32 <Casey> Is anybody there?
10:41:33 <lc> good timiing
10:41:44 <Casey> There we go
10:42:14 <Kevin L™> Looks like everybody is there!
10:42:39 <lc> anyone know how long Jake will be in the park?
10:43:26 <Kevin L™> Short BH interval
10:47:31 <ynpvisitor999> just in time
10:53:16 <Kevin L™> Nice long Indy
10:53:45 <Ryan> 13m is long now?
10:54:27 <lc> a few have been rather short.
10:54:36 <Ryan> interesting
10:54:47 <lc> 2 to 7 min
10:54:57 <Ryan> geez!
10:54:58 <Kevin L™> Get that math done Ryan?
10:55:02 <Ryan> NO
10:55:12 <Ryan> Well, the one class yes - but I have not checked it yet.
10:55:22 <Ryan> I am doing a CAD/finite element class thing now
10:55:50 <Kevin L™> You get all the fun!
10:55:57 <Ryan> Oh totally
10:56:25 <Ryan> The CAD/FEA thing is a 10x10 matrix, and I know thats not very big, but when you do it by hand and do like 5 operations to it....
10:56:35 <Ryan> thats 500 calculations right there.
10:57:06 <Kevin L™> Like hitting your thumb with a 32 oz waffle faced hammer.
10:57:12 <Ryan> Yep
10:57:20 <Ryan> But, youre trying to minimize the pain
10:58:37 <Kevin L™> :)
10:58:51 <ynpvisitor999> boom!
10:59:19 <Ryan> Nice, this is the first smooth video stream I have had in weeks
10:59:56 <Kevin L™> Hoping the sun shows for a rainbow
11:01:01 <ynpvisitor999> it's quite windy in the basin
11:01:40 <Casey> Had to answer the door for a few minutes. Glad to see BH still going strong.
11:03:58 <Art> OK heading home, have to pack :)
11:03:59 <ynpvisitor999> LC
11:04:26 <Kevin L™> Have fun Art
11:04:58 <lc> safe travels.
11:40:17 <Kent> I've been hoping for heavy August rains to refresh Aurum, but no such luck :( Probably a myth anyway.
11:41:05 <Kevin L™> Needs a transfusion.
11:41:25 <Casey> Lion is trying to erupt
11:41:40 <Casey> bingo
11:46:00 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy ie
11:46:22 <ynpvisitor999> near end
11:49:03 <Ryan> Off to class for a bit. Enjoyed Beehive, later all
11:49:59 <ynpvisitor999> byr Ryan
12:44:16 <Jimbo Bismuth> Is that Plate above the boardwalk? I forget
12:44:59 <Kevin L™> Think so
12:48:16 <ynpvisitor36> hi
12:57:41 <ynpvisitor999> does anyone know what an UNNG vent in Three Sisters could be that, from the road, is about 10-15 feet in height?
12:58:06 <ynpvisitor999> to 10-15 feet*
13:00:27 <Kevin L™> Another short
13:04:33 <Kevin L™> Don't have a clue on the vent.
13:04:45 <ynpvisitor999> hrm... too bad
14:00:58 <ynpvisitor999> SC ie
14:06:45 <Kevin L™> Wasn't sure that one was going to get going.
14:11:29 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy
14:26:38 <ynpvisitor999> gtg, see you next time
14:55:04 <Andrew Nobelium> hello
14:55:17 <Kevin L™> Hi'
15:09:57 <Kevin L™> How long did it take you to get home?
15:46:10 <Andrew Nobelium> huh?
15:46:22 <Andrew Nobelium> during the ecipse? 10 hours
15:47:48 <ynpvisitor86> Grand
15:48:09 <ynpvisitor86> 1746
15:48:20 <Kevin L™> It was very UGLY on I-15. I stayed the night in Rexburg and it was still a parking lot at 2300.
15:48:37 <Kevin L™> It was sure worth it though!
15:49:56 <Andrew Nobelium> I set up hsop in teerabonne oregon
15:50:07 <Andrew Nobelium> Outside the true madhouse that was Madras
15:50:45 <Kevin L™> We lucked out. Just had to go into the parking lot at my daughter's apartments!
15:54:10 <ynpvisitor52> not a good wind direction for OF
15:55:12 <Kevin L™> I did get an Aurum when I was up there and two 2b Grands.
15:55:13 <Andrew Nobelium> It wwas well worth it but after driving back and sarting school the netx day it was tiring too
15:55:45 <Kevin L™> Poor Dave ended up having to drive all night to get Becca to school.
15:55:56 <ynpvisitor52> both of you were out of the park for the shut down day at OF
15:56:12 <ynpvisitor52> he didn't think that part through.
15:56:14 <Kevin L™> Yes, I was gone for that.
15:56:43 <ynpvisitor52> I am wondering if it was their busiest single day ever, at least for the West Gate if not the whole park
15:57:07 <Kevin L™> It worked good until Idaho Falls where he landed on the I-15/US-91 parking lot.
15:57:35 <ynpvisitor52> yeah, Tetons were not as crowded as was expected
15:57:42 <Kevin L™> Looks like a 1b Grand this time.
15:57:51 <ynpvisitor52> another 1b Grand
15:58:24 <Kevin L™> Betty got it down there and said traffic was light on the way back. She even got F&M the next day!
15:58:50 <ynpvisitor52> so glad to hear that, I think she had a great trip
15:59:09 <ynpvisitor52> all the people that should move for this OF...
15:59:48 <Kevin L™> :p
16:00:04 <Kevin L™> Pretty on static
16:00:34 <Kevin L™> It was fun to finally meet her.
16:01:09 <Andrew Nobelium> is betty back home?
16:01:22 <Andrew Nobelium> I hope she got to see the dan and mortar last tueaday
16:01:52 <Kevin L™> I think she goes this weekend. It was the Tuesday F&M she got.
16:13:20 <Betty> Hi guys
16:13:43 <Kevin L™> Hey we were just talking about you!
16:14:09 <Betty> I can see that :-)
16:14:16 <Kevin L™> Sounded like you had a great time.
16:14:51 <Kevin L™> Eclipse and an F&M. that is about a 20 on a scale of 1 to 10.
16:15:13 <Andrew Nobelium> Did you enjoy Fan and Mortar
16:17:00 <Kevin L™> She did miss an Aurum while she was waiting on another geyser.
16:17:18 <Betty> I got a beautiful eclipse, saw a superbombasticamazing F&M, and on our way out we saw 4 wolves in Lamar Valley. Any questions about how I feel? :-D :-D :-D
16:17:40 <Kevin L™> You forgot an Oblong.
16:17:48 <Andrew Nobelium> yes, why did you miss aurum?
16:18:11 <Betty> 1?? 2!!!
16:18:38 <Betty> kevin broke Aurum
16:19:00 <Andrew Nobelium> but you could have spent the all day and night there
16:19:39 <Betty> Aurum is dormant
16:19:46 <Kevin L™> Hey, It only took me 2 1/2 hours to get it and you went off watching some other geyser!
16:23:09 <Betty> We sat at Aurum 2 hours on our last evening, when we came from grand, and met a guy who stood there for 8 hrs, so we thought our chances would be good. But nothing happened
16:23:37 <Kevin L™> It missed me!
16:24:24 <Betty> You think I should have shown it the picture of me and you?
16:24:48 <Kevin L™> That may have worked!
16:25:15 <Betty> hmm, need to do that the next time
16:25:18 <Kevin L™> Where are you at now?
16:25:59 <Betty> time to grab some food. We are in Custer, SD
16:30:47 <Kevin L™> Enjoy supper
16:31:04 <Kevin L™> I assume you were at Mt Rushmore.
17:15:58 <Kevin L™> Oblong>