Showing logs for date: 2018-04-04
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04:15:25 <Karen> Thanks for the text
04:15:47 <ynpvisitor71> yw
04:16:23 <Kitt> thanks for the whistle
04:16:30 <ynpvisitor71> OF may cover it
04:22:44 <Kitt> there goes fluffy
04:26:49 <Kitt> beehive
04:28:10 <Joe> at least we got it
04:28:36 <Kitt> yes, and it is visable
04:28:53 <Joe> indy still going
04:29:29 <Kitt> indy usually erupts for about 2.5 minutes into bees eruption
04:30:43 <ynpvisitor31> I wonder if the 0625 eruption was either a minor or a roar, based on the steam that just came out of it
04:31:00 <ynpvisitor31> that is, for Lion
04:31:25 <Joe> Yes I'll delete Lion
04:32:08 <Kitt> why if you have it ie?
04:33:12 <Joe> after reviewing it, it looked like just a roar
04:33:25 <Kitt> oh
04:34:13 <Kitt> but then it shouldn't have roared at 0630
04:35:06 <Joe> It has been puffing since 0621
04:35:26 <ynpvisitor31> this was a good roar
04:36:30 <Joe> it has been fun
04:36:30 <Kitt> so 0522 was either an eruption or a minor
04:37:07 <Joe> 0522 was eruption
04:37:10 <Kitt> but thanks again for the indy text
04:37:22 <Joe> yw
04:37:31 <Kitt> back to bed for me
04:50:31 <Joe> Hello 999 it has been a long time since I last saw you here
04:51:11 <ynpvisitor999> I have been doing other things in the last couple of weeks, so that's why
04:51:49 <Joe> Yes that happens, good to see you back
04:56:12 <Joe> Looks as if Lion is just roaring to clear the area before taking a nap
04:56:34 <ynpvisitor999> very likely
05:17:10 <ynpvisitor603> Wonder what those tankers are at west entrance?
05:17:15 <ynpvisitor603> Fuel filling up the sinclair stations?
05:20:42 <Kent> Morning guys, numbers
05:20:59 <ynpvisitor999> morning Kent
05:21:00 <Kent> Not as nice as yesterday morning
05:22:09 <Kent> I suspect Old Faithful got it's first load of gas since last fall.
05:22:56 <Joe> Good morning Kent
05:26:45 <Dave from B> Good morning everyone
05:26:59 <Kent> Dave!
05:29:24 <ynpvisitor999> morning Dae
05:29:27 <ynpvisitor999> Dave*
05:31:09 <Dave from B> One last good day of below normal temperatures until the next 3-6" bug infestation
05:31:29 <Joe> Hi Dave, what did Billings greet you with this morning
05:32:01 <Kent> I wish you would let more of those bugs come south
05:32:06 <Dave from B> just cold. Our snow was Monday 8"
05:32:24 <Dave from B> Sorry, Kent...I wish there was a way I could send them to you
05:33:19 <Kent> We are a lot better than we were mid-winter, but still not good. I am happy that the park is wet.
05:33:29 <Dave from B> This storm will mean that Billings' 2 snowiest years in history have been in the last 5 years
05:34:10 <ynpvisitor999> Depression?
05:34:40 <ynpvisitor999> I think I saw a nice burst
05:34:54 <ynpvisitor999> yes, ie
05:35:14 <Kent> Good spot
05:45:14 <ynpvisitor999> OF 0744
05:54:23 <ynpvisitor999> isn't it a little too early for Turban?
05:55:04 <ynpvisitor999> if so, I wonder if that steam plume above the Groblong area is from Oblong
05:55:29 <Dave from B> Not really. It's been almost 5 hours since last Grand
05:56:15 <Dave from B> There are Turbans that usually occur before they are recorded by field reporters. No one sits there until Grand time nears
05:56:35 <ynpvisitor999> ah, thanks
05:57:18 <ynpvisitor999> was just wondering, as it is nearly two hours before the predicted Grand time
06:05:43 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy
06:12:00 <Joe> We need sunshine!
06:12:21 <ynpvisitor999> :sun::sun:
06:12:49 <Joe> Thanks :)
06:53:20 <ynpvisitor59> Any sign of the OF boardwalk crew yet? They should be starting to remove snow for boardwalk replacement from the VC sidewalk over to the end on the Inn side.
06:57:10 <Dave from B> 59, is that a yearly maintenance item or a special project?
06:57:52 <ynpvisitor603> I know there were a lot of damaged/broken boards by end of last season
06:58:16 <ynpvisitor603> They were also ripping up the old road end of last year, not sure how far/much they finished on that
06:58:32 <ynpvisitor59> It's a special project
06:58:45 <Dave from B> With this weather, I don't imagine they are in a hurry to get started
06:59:33 <ynpvisitor59> They finished to the beehive cutoff and over to the observation platform. They used flexi pave and it is already breaking down with pieces floating everywhere.
07:00:40 <ynpvisitor999> well... 'useful' boardwalk
07:00:53 <Dave from B> How is that product holding up near the river bridge?
07:02:55 <Joe> Looks like we'll have grand during an OF window
07:03:34 <ynpvisitor59> Thumbs down.
07:03:41 <ynpvisitor59> :thumbsdown:
07:04:10 <Dave from B> So, do you feel that all this flexi pave will be replaced in the near future with something else?
07:06:11 <ynpvisitor...> So the Michelin stuff is not holding up?
07:06:41 <ynpvisitor...> I had great hope since it is a wonderful surface.
07:06:44 <ynpvisitor999> Dome on static?
07:10:00 <ynpvisitor59> No because no on in a position to do so will stand up to do it.
07:10:17 <ynpvisitor59> gotta run
07:24:11 <Joe> Old faithful
07:25:47 <Joe> Grand
07:26:37 <ynpvisitor999> I was already surprised Grand didn't go yet before or during OF
07:31:10 <Kevin L™> I guess I won't miss anything working in the shop today.
07:31:33 <Dave from B> You'll miss 3 Aurums
07:32:09 <Joe> nope, Kevin the answer to tomorrow is yes
07:32:38 <Kevin L™> Thanks. I sure will be glad to get that over.
07:35:19 <Joe> 10 min
07:36:02 <Kevin L™> Looks like a 1b
07:55:32 <Joe> Dome Clean
07:56:53 <Joe> Well, have fun watching geysers, bbl
07:57:19 <ynpvisitor999> bye Joe
07:58:20 <ynpvisitor58> bear or bison?
07:58:37 <ynpvisitor58> at Depression
07:59:15 <Dave from B> not sure
07:59:40 <ynpvisitor...> Don't know if we have a cam op
08:02:02 <ynpvisitor58> bison
08:02:11 <ynpvisitor58> thx
08:02:46 <ynpvisitor58> I got excited...
08:30:00 <Betty> morning all
08:30:23 <Eric> Morning
08:30:35 <Betty> hi Eric
08:30:57 <Eric> Hi Betty...I think we are late to the party for geysers :-(
08:31:36 <Betty> oh well...think you´re right :-p
08:32:17 <Betty> maybe Aurum, Daisy Lion?
08:32:30 <Kevin L™> Anenome
08:32:47 <Betty> something big behind the trees so we can guess what it is??
08:33:05 <Betty> a good one too. Hi Kevin
08:33:23 <Eric> A bear would be great right now :-D
08:33:40 <Kevin L™> Better now than May or June.
08:33:40 <Betty> yeah
08:33:56 <Betty> someone was in hope earlier as I can read
08:34:04 <Eric> Yes, I would prefer no bears at grand while I am there :-P
08:34:45 <Betty> you may get nice pics of it chasing you ;-)
08:35:12 <Eric> If I am flying in to bozeman, what is the cheapest option for bear spray? Costco, walmart, rent?
08:35:20 <Kevin L™> It would be a short chase with me!
08:35:22 <Dave from B> Costco
08:35:35 <Eric> But I probably have to buy a 5 pack?
08:35:38 <Dave from B> just off 19th St exit
08:35:49 <Dave from B> I think it is a 2 pack
08:36:13 <Kevin L™> You probably won't need more than one....
08:36:18 <Eric> I don't think I can take it back in my luggage
08:36:46 <Betty> I´m not allowed to take it on my flight
08:37:33 <Betty> I think everyone of his party needs0ne of his own
08:37:33 <Dave from B> Might want to talk to VEC about rentals in the area
08:38:22 <Betty> I know that they do rentals at Canyon but have not heard of any in UGB
08:39:17 <Kevin L™> Just bring a slow fat guy you don't like with you.
08:39:35 <Betty> and I think rental is more than $40 per unit
08:40:06 <Betty> hard to get someone slower than me Kevin ;-)
08:40:49 <Eric> Hold up...i am that slow fat guy!
08:41:49 <Betty> so bring 2 cans of spray :-)
08:42:51 <Kevin L™> I do have something that would stop a bear but I think the NPS would frown on it.
08:43:22 <Betty> tannerite is not allowed I fear
08:43:36 <Eric> I don't believe there are any rules against it Betty :-P
08:46:41 <ynpvisitor68> I don't like hot sauce.
08:47:06 <Eric> Neither do Bears!
08:47:35 <ynpvisitor68> You have never heard the joke about bells and bear poop?
08:48:05 <Eric> I guess not...
08:48:11 <Betty> nope
08:49:27 <Kevin L™> I have. It is good.
08:50:46 <Eric> of
08:50:56 <Eric> apparently ie :-P
08:56:05 <ynpvisitor68> Could not find the song. Here is a sign.
08:57:08 <Betty> lol, that´s great
09:00:42 <Betty> Brother has a shirt with the print: "Bears like people - they taste like chicken"
09:01:30 <ynpvisitor68> That must be popular in the VEC
09:02:10 <Kent> "Go for a hike...Bears love home delivery"
09:02:31 <Betty> a good one too Kent :-)
09:02:35 <ynpvisitor68> Well enjoy the day
09:02:55 <Betty> bye, 68. Be bear aware
09:03:00 <Kent> Looks like we are not doing fish jokes this morning :)
09:03:44 <Betty> we usually do fish jokes? fun ...
09:04:02 <Dave from B> Anything to take pressure off fish; I'm for!
09:04:04 <Kent> Whenever Dave is with us
09:04:23 <Betty> dingdong
09:05:24 <Dave from B> haha Betty
09:05:34 <Betty> :-D
09:07:42 <Betty> 2 of Decorah eaglets already hatched
09:09:23 <ynpvisitor16> Here is a cowboy poetry about a bear.
09:10:30 <ge (working)> Kevin, Great pictures of the Disneyland RR
09:11:31 <Betty> morning ge
09:11:51 <ge (working)> Afternoon, Betty
09:13:46 <Dave from B> beautiful ge
09:14:58 <Dave from B> I did enjoy the new portion when I visited in Oct
09:15:29 <ge (working)> What i like is little noticable photoshop effects. I hate pictures that have been altered to death
09:17:52 <ynpvisitor16> I found the song. Starts about 1 minute in.
09:19:44 <ynpvisitor16> Now i am gone.
09:21:14 <Dave from B> Betty, I'm not a ronaldo fan but that goal yesterday was amazing
09:23:12 <Dave from B> ge, I was sorry to see Bug's Land go by the wayside
09:24:50 <ge (working)> It is cute, but was put in when Disney realized there were no rides for small children in CA Adventure. It was a quick fix.
09:25:08 <Betty> yes, that was fabulous
09:32:26 <Betty> doggie meeting
09:36:38 <Dave from B> That's the "What are we going to do about Sawmill" meeting.
09:38:30 <Kevin L™> Lot of doggies down there
09:38:40 <ge (working)> >)
09:40:02 <Kevin L™> Nice train pics ge. Did you know that there used to be geysers at Disneyland?
09:42:53 <ge (working)> Nature" Wonderland. There still are geysers at CA Adventure
09:43:31 <Dave from B> Yep...I get drenched by that geyser every trip!
09:44:08 <Kevin L™> They were on the mining train ride. There is a chase scene through them in the movie "40lbs of Trouble".
09:44:54 <Kevin L™> That raft ride and the stupid log ride over a cliff are my least favorites.
09:47:01 <Dave from B> I love those! You think water causes cancer, too?:D
09:47:53 <ge (working)> Hanging in my office---
09:48:49 <Dave from B> nice, ge
09:49:47 <Dave from B> Kevin, we once rode Splash Mountain 11 times in 2 days
09:50:22 <Dave from B> This last trip, Parker, Becca and I rode the rapids 4 times in a row with no wait
09:50:43 <Kevin L™> I can understand why there is no wait.
09:51:03 <Kevin L™> Here are the geysers:
09:51:09 <Dave from B> it was cold by CA standards so no one was in line and it was getting dark
09:52:00 <Kevin L™> I like doing thunder mountain late at night.
09:52:18 <Dave from B> Kevin, I loved that ride as a kid. I really liked the caverns part of that trip as well
09:52:45 <Kevin L™> Best day for Disneyland is the Thursday after Thanksgiving. No lines at all and the stay open after dark.
09:53:57 <Kevin L™> Thunder Mountain is also a fun ride. Designed by John Olson who did some awesome model railroads
09:54:34 <Kevin L™>
09:55:26 <Dave from B> I like big Thunder but I would like more speed and bigger hills
09:59:17 <Betty> Daisy is taking a long again
10:01:25 <Eric> I have to so the new dwarvin mining train roller coaster is the smoothest/quietest ride I have ever been on :-D
10:02:51 <Eric>
10:03:10 <Eric> You can talk to the person next to you in regular voice with no problem.
10:04:53 <Betty> seems they are grooming the bw on static
10:18:47 <Eric> Yepp...they have a manual snow blower. Don't we have about a month before the park opens?
10:19:28 <Dave from B> About 7-10 days
10:20:12 <Dave from B> let me check
10:20:40 <Kevin L™> Apr 20
10:20:51 <Dave from B> yep
10:20:58 <Eric> ohh, wow, that is soon!
10:21:44 <Kevin L™> just over 2 weeks
10:22:39 <Kevin L™> I liike that ride Eric.
10:28:27 <Kevin L™> Is that Dave?
10:28:48 <Betty> haha
10:29:29 <Kevin L™> Looks like the US and Germany are playing for last place in curling this afternoon Betty.
10:29:41 <Betty> oops
10:30:56 <Kevin L™> Canada and Sweden for the top spot.
10:35:53 <Dave from B> Did see see my doppelganger at OF?
10:36:19 <Betty> we saw saw him
10:36:53 <Art> Dave do you see 85 Octane gas in Billings or other parts of MT?
10:38:02 <Dave from B> I think our lowest is 87
10:38:23 <Dave from B> Betty, was this him?....
10:38:25 <Dave from B>
10:38:46 <Art> Our first trip out there we were in Utah and a couple of the Sinclair stations had 85
10:38:50 <Betty> who is that ^^
10:39:51 <Dave from B> Too many mountains to have 85 around here
10:41:55 <Art> I'd never seen it in my life before, but there it was at the pump in Utah
10:41:57 <Betty>
10:42:09 <Betty> DIt looked more like this
10:42:11 <Art> Never seen it Montana but figure the elevation wasn't that much lower/higher than Utah
10:42:16 <Betty> Daisy
10:43:52 <Dave from B> :D Betty
10:44:30 <Kevin L™> Utah, idaho, and Wyoming have 85 Octane gas. In the park there is usually only two grades but outside the park they have an 88 Octane mid grade. My car is supposed to use 87 or above.
10:44:34 <Dave from B> I'll have to keep an eye out for 85
10:46:30 <Kevin L™> I think they have 85 and 92 in the park. I usually check the prices on and either fill up in Ashton or West depending my the prices and my length of stay.
10:46:44 <Kevin L™> They also have the grades listed.
10:49:20 <Art> I've never seen 85 in the park myself
10:49:46 <Art> I was always taught that 87 was as low as you could go without damaging a car
10:57:02 <Dave from B> I always thought you needed higher octane for the mountains. Thanks for bringing up this topic, Art
10:57:23 <Kevin L™> I think it depends on the car.
10:58:12 <Dave from B>
11:01:40 <Art> Seeing that fuel truck on the west entrance cam made me think o fit
11:01:42 <Art> of it
11:04:31 <Kevin L™> Good to check it out Art. I normally check it but I sure see lots of other people using it.
11:07:01 <ynpvisitor103> 85 is fine and used to be sold around the park. Some cars still state using 85 is best, even newer cars
11:09:36 <Kevin L™> Every car I have had is 87 plus.
11:14:04 <ynpvisitor103> I wish they would get rid of the Ethanol.
11:15:08 <Kevin L™> If you have a car that is built for it, it works fine, but most cars are not.
11:16:28 <Kevin L™> They have a racing engine that gets 425hp from gas and 500hp from ethanol. That one surprised me. Indy cars use ethanol.
11:20:20 <Dave from B> Kevin, you seeing lower fresh halibut prices out there yet?
11:35:49 <Kevin L™> Haven't been to a food store for 3 weeks Dave.
11:41:10 <Dave from B> Kevin, you're going to melt away to nothing!:)
11:41:38 <ynpvisitor72> Trespasser
11:42:05 <ynpvisitor72> I thought he had enough food stored to last a year or 2.
11:44:03 <ynpvisitor72> My truck likes 87 over the 85 or 86.
11:53:07 <Kevin L™> My wife does most of the shopping. Hard for me to do it without a car. Once she gets home the stores are crowded and I get shopping cart rage if I go then.
11:54:48 <Dave from B> Yep...I fully understand SCR
11:58:28 <Dave from B> Anyways.....#3 Halibut vendor screwed up and sent us double what we ordered so BIG sale now thru Saturday.....$15.99/lb
12:03:45 <Eric> of
12:03:58 <Art> Vomit like start?
12:04:15 <Eric> Hi Art :-D
12:12:02 <Dave from B> Can't say I've ever heard that word described with geysers
12:44:43 <Kevin L™> Can you email me some Dave?
12:47:32 <Dave from B> Next time your daughter heads to you, I could send some to her
12:49:33 <Betty> have a great evening all. Goodnight
12:52:42 <Eric> Night Betty
13:03:34 <Graham> hello
13:03:44 <Graham> yeahwe can see something today
13:05:11 <ynpvisitor33> Chat didn't want to load on my iPad. In the living room watching Germany vs USA curling.
13:05:53 <Graham> fun. better than watching people crash expensive cars?
13:06:23 <Graham> bee is very splashy for so soon
13:06:59 <Dave from B> C'mon, Graham...time to go help shovel!
13:07:29 <Graham> wow, shoveing te boardwalk? what is the world coming to?
13:08:05 <Dave from B> Project in the works. Have to get the snow out of the way first
13:08:24 <Graham> what project?
13:08:49 <Dave from B> Not sure but a number mentioned it here ealrier
13:09:04 <Graham> k
13:09:16 <Dave from B> Sorry to run but time to get some exercise and then head home. Have a great evening everyone!
13:10:19 <ynpvisitor33> They had people crashing expensive cars before curling. Knights just about blew a 4-1 lead in the 3rd last night. Won 5-4 on the fourth shot in the shootout.
13:10:25 <Graham> i see the comment, BW replacement from VEC to the Inn end
13:10:42 <Graham> picked a bad year to do it
13:11:19 <Graham> getting ready for an exciting post-season?
13:12:22 <Graham> lucked out and saw Bee yesterday, was showing the cam to my friends and realized BHI was going
13:12:47 <ynpvisitor33> They were using the 3rd string players since the won their division. Post season should be interesting.
13:13:14 <Graham> dome
13:13:23 <ynpvisitor33> Good timing. Got a Grand view.
13:23:51 <ynpvisitor33> I see snow coming.
13:34:29 <Graham> of
13:42:03 <Graham> dome
14:12:28 <Graham> riverside
14:17:25 <Graham> dome
14:18:45 <Eric> long grand interval
14:19:33 <Graham> yep
14:19:47 <Eric> turban/wt?
14:23:45 <ynpvisitor40> grand
14:39:20 <ynpvisitor72> In chrome I cannot get rid of the 30 sec delay I have my settings ste to use global default. any ideas?
14:51:48 <Graham> dome
14:52:02 <Eric> you have to enable flash
14:52:24 <Eric> follow instructions here:
14:52:45 <Eric> set to always allow on this site
15:26:22 <Graham> dome
16:02:23 <Graham> dome
16:05:48 <ynpvisitor91> it warmed up a bit from yesterday
16:08:39 <Graham> 37 and snowing
16:09:06 <Graham> dep
16:14:43 <ynpvisitor91> BH been looking perky at all?
16:15:03 <Graham> it was splashy, maybe not as much now
16:15:42 <Kevin L™> It will wait until it is dark.
16:23:51 <ynpvisitor91> wind helps melt snow
16:24:17 <ynpvisitor91> are you sure OF was an initial?
16:24:45 <Graham> likely a series of one
16:24:59 <Kevin L™> If it wasn't it would be Old Faithful, not OF.
16:26:15 <ynpvisitor91> nice splash there
16:26:34 <ynpvisitor91> we are due for a no indy one...
16:39:01 <Graham> dome
16:46:13 <Kevin L™> Lion looks happy too.
16:57:29 <ynpvisitor116> Dave is going to need more time for the snow to melt. it is more like Christmas then tater planting time
16:57:57 <Kevin L™> Very happy BH splash
16:58:36 <Kevin L™> I think Dave is getting tired of snow.
16:59:56 <ynpvisitor116> I just hope it clears out in time for moose watching in May.
17:04:54 <Graham> .
17:04:54 <Graham> Lion
17:04:54 <Graham> .
17:04:55 <Graham> .
17:05:18 <ynpvisitor108> thanks!
17:07:10 <ynpvisitor116> Nice lion. Tomorrow we may not be able to see as well.
17:17:26 <Graham> dome
17:25:51 <ynpvisitor116> Dang that guy that likes to have the benches covered in snow.
17:26:21 <Graham> i did hire the crew to clear them :)
17:31:18 <ynpvisitor116> Well enjoy bh
17:57:57 <Graham> good luck seeing BH
17:58:00 <Graham> goodnight
17:58:27 <Kevin L™> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
18:44:01 <ynpvisitor31> Bee burp or steam
18:54:10 <Kevin L™> I think It is going to be a black bumblebee
20:32:32 <ynpvisitor79> Big steam down basin? Grand
20:33:27 <ynpvisitor79> can't see steamcloud anymore
20:44:35 <ynpvisitor79> wish bee would erupt while area visable
20:45:05 <ynpvisitor79> wow that was a change
20:45:29 <ynpvisitor79> is that snow or why did cam go from black and green to white and gray
20:46:53 <ynpvisitor79> steam from bee
20:47:16 <ynpvisitor52> When there is enough light in the scene the camera switches to color mode (green) when the light level drops it goes back to black and white. Sometimes it can't decide which mode it should be in so it switches back and forth a few times before it settles down.
20:47:38 <ynpvisitor79> oh, ok
20:52:31 <ynpvisitor79> Is that bee?
20:52:42 <ynpvisitor79> or indy?
20:56:05 <ynpvisitor52> There were a couple roars from Lion and some splashes from Beehive during that last few minutes
20:56:14 <ynpvisitor79> Fluffy
21:56:23 <ynpvisitor79> maybe bee is waiting for moon rise in about half an hour