Showing logs for date: 2018-04-30
22:48:35 <Micah> Finally I get connected here.
22:48:51 <Micah> Nice grand tonight. Sorry I didn't get the start code.
22:49:33 <Kitt> bet it was pretty awesome Micah
22:50:03 <Micah> Yep. Wind shifted at the last moment and the start was crazy explosive. Never felt the boardwalk rattle like it did.
22:50:47 <Micah> I'll try to get to Grand tomorrow as well. I slept in today, so I can have an early morning tomorrow.
22:50:57 <Micah> Off to bed. Toodles.
22:50:58 <Kitt> trying to figure out the downbasin steamcloud
22:51:07 <Micah> ....
22:51:16 <Micah> Probably grotto still hopefully.
22:51:25 <Kitt> maybe it is just grotto
22:51:36 <Micah> The way that mastiff is continuously bursting out of the front vent it puts up a massive steam cloud.
22:51:49 <Micah> So the platform always has a significant plume now.
22:52:04 <Micah> I checked it on the way to Grand. Didn't see any standing water.
22:52:25 <Kitt> ok, this looked farther to the right, but Riverside isn't due
22:52:40 <Kitt> have a good night
22:52:59 <Micah> Night. Time for zzzz
22:53:12 <Kitt> woke up and decided to see if bee had erupted between 2300 and 0000 like I figured
22:53:29 <Kitt> will have to wait until tomorrow to see it on YouTube
22:53:36 <Kitt> night
23:25:49 <Wapiti Wolves> Lion
02:30:32 <ynpvisitor999> that's a lot of steam from the Grotiant area
02:31:08 <ynpvisitor58> That is Grotto
02:31:20 <ynpvisitor999> thanks
02:34:58 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy
02:45:49 <ynpvisitor36> OF
04:02:51 <ynpvisitor73> :grand:
04:03:05 <ynpvisitor603> Grand ie?
04:05:07 <ynpvisitor73> 0601
04:05:29 <ynpvisitor5> ty
04:09:54 <ynpvisitor73> Old Faithful window
04:14:43 <ynpvisitor5> Pretty decent steam in the Grotto/Giant area
04:20:00 <ynpvisitor73> OF
04:46:37 <ynpvisitor73> Jimbo are you the one we follow or are you the heavy one that slows us down :)
04:46:57 <Jimbo Lead> Heavy metal
04:47:05 <ynpvisitor73> :)
05:13:21 <ynpvisitor41> Split cone le?
05:14:16 <Dave from B> The world is coming to an end! No Steamboat or giant in over 3 days!
05:16:35 <ynpvisitor73> today may be the day!
05:20:02 <Dave from B> Didn't realize geysers clap..see Crystal Spring note
05:23:23 <ynpvisitor73> where have all the gazers gone...long time not seen anyone...where have all the gazers gone
05:24:51 <Dave from B> Must be in Norris
05:25:32 <Dave from B> Hard to believe Giant playing "second fiddle" to anything
05:26:40 <ynpvisitor5> It's still early season
05:27:08 <ynpvisitor5> There are folks there but not in enough numbers to cover every basin in numbers
05:27:09 <Dave from B> You're right. Lots of gazers will arrive when we get closer to Mem Day
05:27:20 <Dave from B> When does Jim S arrive?
05:28:25 <Dave from B> Isn't it usually around May 1?
05:50:13 <Dave from B> Good morning Bill K
05:50:36 <Bill K> Morning!
05:53:25 <Bill K> Kudos to whoever put this page together. Lots of great info and a good place to collaborate.
05:54:14 <ynpvisitor73> Eric Z did all the work
05:54:21 <Dave from B> Eric did the latest upgrade with all the links and it is fun
05:54:55 <Dave from B> I keep teasing him that it has forced me to want a larger monitor
05:55:38 <Bill K> Hah! Pretty valid reason for a larger monitor.
05:56:16 <Bill K> Since I'll be on here fairly often I'll introduce myself. I'm Bill and I work up in the Geology department with Jeff and Behnaz.
05:57:33 <Dave from B> Nice to meet you. When was your last trip to YNP?
05:58:57 <Bill K> I'm up in Mammoth. I'll be supervising a new program called the Thermal Area Protection Program. Anything to do with thermal areas, such as safety, events, maintenance (including trash removal), etc will be part of the program.
06:00:32 <Dave from B> That's exciting. Welcome to the room. I'm a business owner from Billings
06:01:42 <Dave from B> haha. I thought Jeff and Behnaz was a company:)
06:01:59 <Bill K> Nice to meet ya! Looking forward to getting to know you guys and gals.
06:02:32 <Dave from B> How long have you worked in Mammoth?
06:02:40 <Bill K> Hah, gotcha! Jeff is the park geologist, and Behnaz is an intern here.
06:03:50 <Bill K> I moved to Mammoth from Olympia, WA in Jan as an intern. Just transitioned over to a permanent gig on 1 April. It's been a busy year so far.
06:04:55 <Dave from B> Thanks for taking the time to be here. What are your top projects for this year?
06:04:57 <Joe´> Hi Bill, I'm Joe one of the camera operators
06:05:12 <Bill K> Hey Joe
06:05:18 <Bill K> Pleasure to meet you!
06:05:33 <Joe´> nice to meet you also
06:07:02 <Bill K> Top projects for this year would be getting this new program up and running, start working on making signage more uniform throughout the park, continue work on telemetered temperature loggers, and possibly work toward getting LiDAR for the park.
06:14:51 <Dave from B> It is nice to see growth in the Geology dept at YNP. If there is anything gazers can do for you, let us know.
06:17:08 <ynpvisitor5> Bill K, Any plans to allow access to back country and off trail thermal areas in a more formally sanctioned method?
06:19:16 <ynpvisitor5> I know that every year a few bad actors seem to get more and more of these areas closed off to the rest of us, which is quite upsetting.
06:19:28 <Bill K> We are working on a safety program for NPS employees that should be ready to go around late May. Once that's up and running I'll have a chat with Jeff about allowing any others to take the course who have a need to be in thermal areas.
06:20:15 <ynpvisitor5> Incident at the River Group last year is a good example
06:20:47 <Kevin L™> I sure miss White Creek too.
06:22:38 <Bill K> I'm personally a fan of having a closer relationship with the gazers. You guys do some amazing work.
06:23:54 <Jimbo Lead> River Group is the one I walked around
06:25:07 <Kevin L™> With these new kids they have come up with some great computer apps that really help document things. It is amazing how we can keep up with everything now even when the park is closed.
06:27:16 <Kevin L™> Nice to have this cam so we can see things. I cut my teeth with T Scott, Herb Warren , Rick H, and that group so you can figure how long I have been around. I am one of the camops and operate from the Las Vegas Valley.
06:49:43 <Dave from B> Also ,a friendly reminder that 8 am tomorrow (May 1) is the start time for making your 2019 Summer Xanterra reservations
07:16:27 <ynpvisitor94> Split Cone
07:18:03 <Dave from B> Does anyone know when Micah leaves?
07:18:41 <Dave from B> 5 eruption Grand day still in play for today
07:18:43 <Micah> Hi Dave. The plan is Thursday but I'm. Also going to try to extend.
07:19:13 <Dave from B> Nice....do you have any job leads?
07:19:40 <Micah> Not that I've heard. I'm hoping to hear back from burns early this week.
07:20:01 <Micah> Sorry I didnt get the morning grand. I slept through my alarms.
07:20:20 <Micah> 4-6 hours of sleep a night can eventually catch up with you I guess...
07:20:40 <Micah> Also to answer your question about "clapping"
07:21:02 <Joe´> We got it for you, we are alwaya awake :)
07:21:44 <Micah> Crystal Spring "clapping" is the term Mary Beth uses when Crystal starts rocking and putting out heavier overflow and ejecting water from those vents in the back.
07:22:09 <Micah> Since when the water hits the bottom of that shelf it sounds like a clap
07:22:10 <Dave from B> nice...thanks, Micah.
07:22:25 <Dave from B> Short nights do catch up with you
07:22:54 <Micah> Old Faithful was quite loud from grand. It seems everything had a little "oomph" to it.
07:27:15 <Joe´> snow moving in
07:27:57 <Kevin L™> :P
07:28:38 <ynpvisitor5> Micah you'd mentioned possibly missing a F&M?
07:28:43 <Kevin L™> Went outside and found the wind last night took indecent liberties with my Palo Verde tree. Had to chop up a limb.
07:29:46 <Micah(Computer)> No. Didn't miss F&M
07:29:51 <Micah(Computer)> It's been in garbage all week.
07:30:23 <Micah(Computer)> Bill K could you send my a pm? For some reason my computer won't allow me to send you one.
07:30:44 <Joe´> .
07:30:55 <ynpvisitor32> where is Crystal Spring?
07:31:20 <Micah(Computer)> Crystal Spring is the pool immediately next to Belgian Pool in the Sawmill Loop
07:31:50 <ynpvisitor5> Were you there when Udo saw Twilight Spring ie? I didn't know it could even erupt...
07:32:04 <ynpvisitor32> ok thanks.
07:32:11 <Micah(Computer)> No I wasn't there
07:32:33 <lc> morning everyone
07:32:43 <ynpvisitor5> I found some pictures online that JSJ posted of Twilight, looks like it drains then starts erupting from drained?
07:32:51 <Joe´> Hi LC
07:32:55 <Micah(Computer)> Yeah, and it hasn't drained at all.
07:33:04 <Micah(Computer)> It is at constant overflow
07:33:11 <Micah(Computer)> Maybe he saw a couple splashes from it.
07:33:17 <Micah(Computer)> I don't know.
07:33:29 <lc> Micha have you looked at Oblong?
07:33:38 <Micah(Computer)> lc hahahahaha *cries*
07:33:41 <Micah(Computer)> It's dormant.
07:33:42 <lc> just wondering what it is doing.
07:33:49 <ynpvisitor94> OF 0933 wc
07:33:58 <Micah(Computer)> steady overflow. Orange bacteria in runoff. nearly constantly boiling up 2-3 feet.
07:34:10 <Micah(Computer)> Oh hello snow.
07:34:16 <lc> wow, I hate that.
07:34:23 <Micah(Computer)> Yep.
07:34:26 <ynpvisitor94> Slimed
07:34:41 <Micah(Computer)> Depression seems to be erupting more "regularly" though if that's any comfort.
07:34:51 <Micah(Computer)> I keep on missing it.
07:34:58 <Micah(Computer)> But that's based on only a couple observations.
07:35:00 <lc> thanks
07:35:01 <ynpvisitor5> That's Depressing ;)
07:35:03 <Micah(Computer)> haven't sat on it yet.
07:35:07 <Micah(Computer)> har har
07:35:17 <Micah(Computer)> ugh. snow.
07:35:30 <Micah(Computer)> Maybe grand at noon will be snowy, that would be fun.
07:35:45 <Micah(Computer)> Hey has anyone ever seen the lava fold at Fountain Paint Pots?
07:35:47 <lc> you working in the park this summer?
07:35:53 <Kevin L™> Wish they would put a bench on the Depression pullout. One of my favorite places to sit.
07:35:56 <Micah(Computer)> lc not at the moment.
07:36:14 <Micah(Computer)> Kevin L. They need to widen the boardwalk at Anemone first. I got dibs.
07:36:15 <ynpvisitor5> Did you mention there's thumping out of Blue Star or Chinese Spring?
07:36:35 <Micah(Computer)> There's thumping at East Chinaman but it's subtle.
07:36:39 <lc> I'm with you Kevin.
07:36:53 <ynpvisitor94> They need to bring back the Constant bench!
07:36:56 <Micah(Computer)> Economic being intermittent is fun.
07:37:21 <Micah(Computer)> Heavy convection over the vent at high water.
07:37:43 <Micah(Computer)> And topsoil spring is doing it's thumping/boiling "eruptions"
07:38:18 <Micah(Computer)> Beauty and Chromatic have lost their energy though.
07:38:42 <ynpvisitor5> Anything in Orange Spring active?
07:38:42 <Dave from B> ok, Giant reactivation and Oblong sleeping....related?
07:39:10 <Micah(Computer)> Pulsar Spouter is active as a geyser. Seen it off and seen it on. So that's something new.
07:39:24 <Micah(Computer)> Dave from B , Well. Andrew and I were talking about it.
07:39:39 <Micah(Computer)> It actually seems like right now Oblong has more energy with it's constant boiling and pouring out water.
07:39:49 <Micah(Computer)> So we suspect that's the manifestation of more energy.
07:40:25 <lc> they are connected for sure.
07:40:38 <Micah(Computer)> Yep. And bathtubs are happening around the time of Grotto starts.
07:40:55 <Micah(Computer)> but for some reason the platform vents don't seem interested in joining in the past couple days.
07:41:45 <Micah(Computer)> Anemone complex is in fine form.
07:42:22 <ynpvisitor5> Is Tardy still just having weak little 6-12" splashes from time to time?
07:42:31 <Micah(Computer)> I haven't even seen that.
07:42:35 <Micah(Computer)> Not since last opening.
07:42:40 <Dave from B> pIs platform vents off a concern or just Giant recovering between eruptions?
07:42:43 <Dave from B> Is*
07:42:57 <Micah(Computer)> It's fluctuating water level enough to overflow at times. That's it.
07:43:08 <lc> Dave, PM me, I can't get through to you.
07:43:20 <Micah(Computer)> Dave from B , it's....wierd. Because I saw Feather's satellite on Thursday, which is usually a good sign
07:43:42 <Micah(Computer)> But since then all I've seen is feather overflow on good bathtubs.
07:43:57 <lc> hey Dave, one quick question.
07:44:23 <ynpvisitor5> Any word on if/when they will open up back basin?
07:45:17 <Micah(Computer)> That snow is hard packed and treacherous. It won't be for some time.
07:45:34 <Micah(Computer)> It's basically a block of ice.
07:46:48 <Micah(Computer)> trying to figure out where to go today before Grand's Noon eruption.
07:47:34 <Micah(Computer)> Gonna have to bundle up with the high like 38 or something.
07:48:05 <Dave from B> Micah, it will be tragic if Grand goes 5 times today and you slept thru #2:(
07:49:01 <Micah(Computer)> Eh. Worse geyser luck has happened to me.
07:51:09 <Kevin L™> With this weather I would not want to wait for #3.
07:51:45 <Micah(Computer)> Haha. we'll see. Looking out my window I can tell you the cam makes it look worse than it is.
07:51:55 <Micah(Computer)> it's only flurrying with a light breeze
07:53:30 <Kitt> morning all
07:53:39 <Micah(Computer)> Morning Kitt
07:53:49 <Micah(Computer)> I'll be planting myself at the Bug around 3.
07:53:56 <Kitt> that was a nice bee I missed last night
07:54:35 <Kitt> I was happy to see it was still pulling shorter intervals
07:54:51 <Kevin L™> I wouldn't be surprised to see it go earlier Micah.
07:54:57 <Kitt> don't know if today's weather will affect it
07:55:35 <Kitt> last nights was a 13 hour interval right
07:56:17 <Kevin L™> The last 5 have been 11h to 13h.
07:56:52 <Kitt> but the weather was good
07:57:15 <Micah(Computer)> Yeah....I missed it twice due to the weather
07:58:35 <Joe´> gtg, be back tonight
07:58:55 <Dave from B> Bye Joe
07:58:57 <Kitt> hey Joe is it gloomy in Thermopolis?
07:59:23 <Joe´> yes raining lightly also
07:59:26 <Kitt> overcast but the rain has stopped
08:00:42 <lc> bbl. time to do some work.
08:00:52 <Kevin L™> Could someone turn on the wipers?
08:01:38 <Kevin L™> Micah, if you are by the VEC could you ask them if they get a bit of extra time if they could scrub the dome?
08:02:42 <ynpvisitor5> Micah any word on whats going on with the OF boardwalk work? They ripped it up and then have kinda been doing "stuff"
08:03:32 <Micah(Computer)> haven't been paying attention 5, sorry. Haven't even been to the visitor center yet.
08:04:05 <Kevin L™> Looks like they are leveling the base of the bw.
08:04:21 <Kitt> by Lc
08:04:27 <Dave from B> I still think they should have marmot races in those lanes
08:04:41 <ynpvisitor94> :)
08:04:44 <Dave from B> I'll take the inside marmot
08:05:04 <Kitt> I'll take the wolf
08:05:05 <Dave from B> I'd love to hear what they found under there
08:05:13 <Micah(Computer)> #2 lane is the best lane.
08:05:26 <Kitt> gum, coins, pens, garbage
08:14:11 <Kitt> breakfast calls
08:14:16 <Kitt> bbl
08:14:35 <Kevin L™> Boy are you lucky. I have to cook mine!
08:14:43 <Betty> morning all
08:15:06 <Kitt> hi Betty , I am off for some food
08:15:12 <Kitt> bbl
08:15:23 <Kevin L™> Guten hello.
08:15:40 <Betty> hi Kevin
08:16:35 <Betty> can you wipe, please?
08:16:50 <Betty> is tht snow?
08:16:57 <Betty> that*
08:17:10 <Kevin L™> Snow and rain.
08:17:11 <Jake> hi all, I'm getting caught up on the exciting action with Steamboat and Giant
08:17:12 <ynpvisitor5> Depression?
08:17:24 <Betty> I have one, yes
08:17:37 <Dave from B> Jake, loved your hiking pic yesterday!
08:17:39 <Betty> hi Jake!
08:17:47 <Betty> hi Dave
08:17:52 <Jake> the Steamboat seismic vs visual observation time controversy is an interesting one
08:17:59 <Kevin L™> Nope
08:18:18 <ynpvisitor5> My money is on the Daylight Savings Time difference
08:18:35 <ynpvisitor5> That the seismograph is not adjusted for DST so 1 hour behind
08:19:50 <Betty> maybe that´s it
08:24:47 <ynpvisitor94> Graph says Mountain Daylight Time?
08:24:50 <Jake> if everyone's right...It would be great if the seismic event happens 1.5hrs before peak water!
08:25:07 <ynpvisitor54> I agree with the Daylight Savings Time difference
08:25:56 <ynpvisitor54> even with the adjustment that would be a pretty long water portion for Steamboat
08:25:57 <Dave from B> Jake, that would be AWESOME. Imagine the maniac drivers leaving OF to catch Steamboat
08:27:01 <ynpvisitor94> Graph says MDT. Capture is available on the GG Facebook
08:27:29 <Jake> or, there's a seismic event at Norris that is unrelated to Steamboat erupting (doesn't line up). There wasn't enough info on the USGS seismograph image to convince me that those are Steamboat eruption signatures from the time of eruptions
08:27:40 <Dave from B> Is it unrealistic that someday we will be able to predict unpredictable geysers with seismic and other methods?
08:27:49 <Eric> Morning
08:27:57 <Dave from B> Morning Eric
08:28:11 <Betty> hi Eric
08:29:23 <Kevin L™> And it could be an unrelated seismic event that just happened to trigger Steamboat an hour or so later.
08:29:44 <ynpvisitor5> I know it's previously been brought up to USGS that some of there data loggers start "drifting" time wise, and can be off significantly
08:30:01 <Eric> I was going to say that too Kevin....there is TONS of seismic activity in Norris....talk about looking for a needle in a haystack
08:30:49 <ynpvisitor5> I've seen first hand large deltas between observed Constant/Whirligig eruptions and the data logger over there. Obviously data logger vs Seismometer are different animals but...
08:30:58 <Jake> the YVO loggers on Constant and Echinus are known to have drifted by hour(s). They sit by themselves and keep their own time. The seismo is supposed to be GPS time so it should be accurate.
08:31:27 <Eric> Yes, i doubt the seismo is anything but dead accurate
08:32:18 <ynpvisitor5> Ultimately does it matter if Steamboat eruption times are off by x minutes or hours in GeyserTimes?
08:32:31 <Kevin L™> I would like to see them figure an exact location for the epicenter of it.
08:32:44 <Jake> hopefully the YVO Steamboat logger was functional and will come back with its own time...0730 :D
08:33:30 <Kevin L™> VEC static cam is nice right now.
08:34:05 <Jake> I don't care about the GT time being off. Observers should just report exactly what they see. I find the possibility of longest known Steamboat eruptions or eruptions that peak near the end intriguing. I would like to solve the mystery of incongruent times.
08:34:29 <Eric> Yep, the actual loggers should give us much better data points
08:35:18 <Bill K> We are working on getting that data out, along with a time lapse from that morning.
08:35:38 <Eric> I am going to YVO headquarters on Saturday for their open house :-)
08:35:51 <Eric> actually the VO headquarters
08:36:08 <Jake> Bill are you with USGS?
08:36:17 <Jake> a time lapse of what? images?
08:36:26 <Bill K> NPS geology.
08:36:29 <ynpvisitor5> I think it's sad they have to devote so much of there write ups to cover "This does not mean the park is going to explode"
08:36:34 <Jake> oh cool, welcome
08:37:01 <Bill K> We put out a game/trail cam out on Wed to try to get some imagery. We lucked out and it went off before the storage filled.
08:37:04 <Bill K> Thanks!
08:37:45 <Jake> really? that's incredible
08:37:51 <Betty> sounds great
08:37:55 <Kevin L™> Awesome!
08:38:05 <Eric> Great news...thanks Bill!
08:38:29 <Dave from B> See earlier chat log today for Bill's exciting program
08:38:36 <Kevin L™> That is a great idea. Never thought of a game cam!
08:38:36 <Bill K> We're going to work on a wider angle camera in the future.
08:39:16 <Jake> incredibly lucky and sounds too good to be true....now we really need some credentialing on this chatroom to prevent this kind of epic trolling!
08:39:28 <Eric> hahaha
08:39:31 <Bill K> Hah!
08:40:07 <Dave from B> Sorry, Clinton starts with a C
08:40:51 <Jake> Barrack spelling his own name incorrectly
08:40:53 <Kevin L™> Depends on what you definition of K is.
08:42:06 <Kevin L> Credentials are fine here...I am the original Kevin :-D
08:42:36 <Jake> pay no attention to other Kevins for they are imposteres
08:42:47 <Dave from B> I thought the original Kevin was fossilized by now:)
08:42:59 <Kevin L®> Now it's trademarked!
08:43:22 <Kevin L™> Oh oh, gotta call my lawyer!
08:43:33 <Jake> Kevin L identity test, fill in the blank: Snow causes ________
08:43:43 <Dave from B> :D
08:43:48 <Eric> :-D
08:44:03 <Kevin L™> Cancer
08:44:10 <Dave from B> I could probably answer 3 or 4 of Kevin's security questions
08:44:20 <Eric> Well, glad so many people are on the case of Steamboat!
08:44:31 <Eric> I just hope it keeps erupting...
08:45:08 <Jake> I did some measuring on the Tantalus Creek weir. It is 1.4 miles of runoff channel from Steamboat's vent
08:45:15 <Betty> you guys confusing me ;-)
08:45:27 <Dave from B> Me, too. 5, I'm also sick of hearing about the volcano erupting...I even had to deal with that at a friend's birthday party on Sat evneing
08:45:54 <Jake> 90 minutes of lag reaching the weir = water travelling at 0.93 mph or 42 cm/sec
08:47:08 <Jake> but the lake in 100 Spring Plain is in the runoff channel so I don't know how that might affect absorbing the Steamboat output. Probably not much because the weir seems to be showing a relatively constant flow
08:47:26 <Dave from B> Micah, time to head to BH
08:47:32 <Betty> woot???
08:47:36 <Kevin L™> Pretty heavy BH action
08:48:09 <Jake> this is just a mid-cycle eruption
08:48:14 <Betty> lol
08:49:33 <Eric> put some rainx on the dome!
08:49:52 <Jake> maybe that was BH's attempt for a short interval and now it can go regular/long. looked like series splashing/false start!!
08:49:57 <Jake> *serious
08:51:13 <Eric> average interval over last 3 is 12.5h, we are at 11.5h, so I would guess that is the eruption is close indicator.
08:58:11 <Betty> indy?
08:58:14 <Eric> scrolling up and down does NOT move the water droplets :-(
08:58:27 <Eric> I was wonderin gthat too Betty, but droplet is sitting right over it
08:58:34 <Betty> yeah
08:58:41 <Eric> just steamy
08:58:47 <Eric> snow?
08:58:47 <Betty> no indy
08:59:35 <Dave from B> Has anyone alerted Micah to get his b*** over there?:)
09:00:22 <Bill K> Micah is on his way to talk to us here in the geology dept.
09:00:52 <Dave from B> Well, Bill...that's a little more important! Glad he got a hold of you.
09:01:35 <Eric> more important than watching BH...hmmmm.
09:01:38 <Dave from B> As long as he doesn't see a big steam cloud at Norris, he'll be on time:)
09:02:14 <Kevin L™> There is sure a great group of young gazers coming up. Nice to see that. Very intelligent too.
09:02:21 <Bill K> He'll get to see the Steamboat video ;)
09:02:50 <Bill K> Yeah I'm glad we could work out a time when he could come up to the office!
09:03:00 <Eric> ohhh, Nice!
09:03:08 <Kevin L™> Have some hazelnuts for him!
09:03:21 <Bill K> Do almonds count?
09:03:37 <Kevin L™> Gotta be hazelneuts!
09:03:51 <ynpvisitor84> The 4/27 video?
09:03:59 <Eric> You mean filberts :-P
09:04:08 <Kevin L™> That looks like depression
09:04:30 <Eric> Yes, NPS geology caught the steamboat eruption with a game cam!
09:04:39 <Bill K> yeah the 4/27 video. I'm putting together a couple versions right now. We'll have them available to the public later today.
09:04:48 <Kevin L™> No, hazelnuts. He can explain that one.
09:04:58 <ynpvisitor84> There is a game cam? Where?
09:05:02 <Eric> Awesome...thanks Bill. Do you have an official start time on the water?
09:05:21 <Eric> At steamboat...they put it up right before the eruption luckily
09:05:33 <Eric> NPS geology rocks!
09:06:02 <ynpvisitor84> Geology put up a cam to watch game?
09:06:31 <ynpvisitor84> Or they are using that type of cam to watch Geyser activity ?
09:06:36 <Eric> No...they are motion triggered cameras that run on batteries. To capture steamboat eruptions
09:06:37 <Bill K> Eruption time(s): possibly 3:30am, 6:30am for sure.
09:06:54 <Eric> wowza
09:07:01 <Eric> That is crazy
09:07:06 <Eric> thanks Bill
09:07:15 <ynpvisitor84> So maybe it did have a mixed water and steam phase that Rocco saw
09:07:15 <Kevin L™> The plot thickens.
09:07:32 <Bill K> Based on temperature loggers. The 3:30 isn't visible in the footage.
09:07:53 <ynpvisitor84> No time stamp at all?
09:07:54 <Kevin L™> Hazelnuts: https://www.heraldextra.com/sanpete-county/commentary/mixed-nuts/article_5ec124ac-fda0-5bb6-89a9-30dce09116c1.html
09:07:55 <Eric> ahhh, excited to see that logger data!
09:08:02 <Eric> filberts Kevin
09:08:08 <ynpvisitor84> Will you put it on FB?
09:08:14 <ynpvisitor83> Let me know when Kevin fixes the sprinklers. Can not see a thing.
09:08:25 <ynpvisitor94> Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. Not saying NPS geology is good, but this is great luck!
09:08:43 <ynpvisitor83> Hazelnuts are grown in Oregon. Not sure why they grow filberts.
09:08:43 <Eric> Well, I think good helps you be lucky :-D
09:08:44 <Kevin L™> We should set up a gofundme account for a wiper.
09:08:53 <ynpvisitor83> where
09:08:55 <Bill K> We will be sending the data out to the USGS and a couple universities later today. I'll see about getting the data to the gazers!
09:09:01 <Bill K> It was most definitely luck haha.
09:09:18 <ynpvisitor84> Just wonderful to have NPS geology care about geysers again
09:09:21 <Bill K> We're going to work on a better method in the future. Something more reliable and accessible.
09:09:46 <Eric> Awesome! Well, we appreciate the outreach either way
09:10:36 <ynpvisitor84> Did you volunteer as an intern before getting your position Bill?
09:12:09 <Eric> Filbert is what Oregonians call hazelnuts
09:12:29 <Eric> I had a filbert orchard on our property growing up.
09:14:19 <Bill K> I was in a program through Americorps called Geoscientists in the Park. It was paid, but not much.
09:14:46 <ynpvisitor84> Thanks
09:15:20 <Eric> Nice...glad Micah is connecting with you guys.
09:21:18 <Jake> Bill K, great to see and hear about more NPS Geo engagement. I am interested in assisting with making data more available. GeyserTimes has some infrastructure setup to serve logger data. Up until the YVO logger interface broke a couple months ago, it was operating smoothly.
09:22:41 <Eric> Someone from YVO was on here last week too Jake.
09:24:16 <Jake> :thumbsup:
09:24:50 <ynpvisitor94> Chat is becoming main line. I don't care, I am not giving up hockey, football, fish or chickens :)
09:25:07 <Dave from B> :D
09:25:33 <Dave from B> We need 2 rooms
09:25:50 <Jake> it's always good to reflect on sensationalizing media headlines when it regards something you know about. here's a sampling of headlines:
09:26:03 <Jake> Yellowstone super volcano geyser Steamboat has been unusually active Fox News
09:26:16 <Jake> Unusual eruptions at world's largest active geyser in Yellowstone Reuters
09:26:27 <Jake> A Yellowstone geyser has experienced unusual eruptions lately, and scientists can't explain why Chicago Tribune
09:26:36 <Jake> Yellowstone: World's Tallest Geyser Rocked by Strange Eruptions Newsweek
09:26:45 <Jake> Unusual Geyser Eruptions at Yellowstone Don't Mean We're All Doomed WZZM13.com
09:26:54 <Jake> World's tallest geyser erupts in Yellowstone for third time this spring KPVI News 6
09:27:25 <ynpvisitor5> Jake avoid Youtube searches for anything Yellowstone related
09:27:29 <Betty> wow
09:27:31 <Jake> haha
09:27:33 <Dave from B> Bill K, how do you deal with all this mass hysteria
09:27:37 <ynpvisitor5> All you will get is insane conspiracy videos
09:27:56 <Bill K> Jeff (park geologist) is actually getting ready to do some media stuff right now.
09:28:17 <ynpvisitor5> Like "Looking at last nights webcam what are these strange lights!" Comments like "Those are volcanic gasses being released and igniting" Coverup coverup
09:28:32 <Bill K> Some things have to be taken up the flagpole before we can release any info.
09:28:34 <Betty> I know why Steamboat had erupted: I dropped a cup that day :-)
09:28:49 <Bill K> Typically the USGS releases some kind of public statement before we do
09:29:09 <Bill K> Sounds like Jeff will be talking to CNN at some point in the near future.
09:29:43 <Kevin L™> I think my favorite was the guy who saw lava at OF and ash from Steamboat.
09:29:55 <ynpvisitor5> Bill K, does your team have any social media accounts to follow?
09:30:44 <Bill K> Nothing geology specific. We're still a small team at the moment. The Yellowstone page would be the closest
09:31:46 <Eric> Jake, you should collect sensationalized headlines about yellowstone!
09:32:12 <Jake> God Bless the YNP social media person. The shit they have to deal with...post a picture of a flower and the "why are you killing bison?" comments and "only good wolf is a dead wolf" and "what are you hiding??? it's gonna blow!" all show up
09:32:31 <ynpvisitor5> ^^^This
09:32:35 <Eric> Well, if you do get anymore data points, definitely ping me here Bill, I would love to add more data on this page!
09:32:48 <Dave from B> I hear ya, Jake...that's social media for you.
09:33:31 <Dave from B> But, like I said earlier, I was with a group neighbors on Sat and that's what they wanted to talk about. I told them to worry about something else
09:34:15 <Eric> They believe those things, but climate change isn't real, it's too sciency.
09:34:23 <Bill K> Eric, touch base with me before the end of the day. Right now it's really busy, but we may be able to share the data at that point.
09:35:43 <Eric> Thanks Bill K, I totally understand.
09:36:11 <Eric> Do we have more steam at the bee now?
09:36:35 <Jake> uh, there's certainly more moisture in the air
09:36:36 <Kevin L™> We have more fog.
09:37:34 <Kevin L™> Between the water drops and the fog can't see much
09:41:19 <Betty> uhmm, bad weather moving in
09:41:58 <Betty> I fear we cannot see Grand :-(
09:42:35 <Jake> just about to lose sight of OF!
09:42:57 <ynpvisitor5> Bill K, did the cam catch stills or video or both?
09:43:02 <Kevin L™> Going to be lucky if we see BH
09:43:33 <Bill K> Stills
09:46:17 <Dave from B> With Micah gone, I'm not sure if anyone is out there
09:46:29 <Dave from B> Anyone know when Jim S arrives?
09:49:53 <ynpvisitor26> oh look, winter is back
09:49:56 <Kevin L™> He usually comes early May
09:53:46 <Kevin L™> :p Snow.
09:54:06 <Betty> bah
09:54:29 <ynpvisitor33> cb and Bill are most likely off elsewhere in the park on a day like today
09:54:48 <ynpvisitor33> oh, the cam got stills, not video?
09:54:54 <ynpvisitor33> of Steamboat?
09:56:06 <ynpvisitor93> Yes
09:56:28 <ynpvisitor33> glad it was not covered with snow
09:59:50 <ynpvisitor33> poor Dave, he wanted a 5 Grand day and now it may remain a mystery.
10:00:04 <ynpvisitor33> maybe NPS will get E times tomorrow to catch us up
10:00:36 <ynpvisitor33> Not sure if they are doing morning rove during this early season
10:02:27 <Dave from B> 33, we will know when the next one goes at 1745
10:02:32 <Eric> Bill said NPS has the etimes, they will hopefully get out today
10:02:59 <ynpvisitor33> E times for Grand Eric?
10:03:11 <Eric> ohh, sorry...for steamboat
10:03:28 <ynpvisitor33> I meant the E times the VEC sometimes shares with us
10:03:31 <Bill K.> Today we are dealing with all kinds of inquiries into Steamboat and handling that. Putting together reports, etc.
10:04:05 <ynpvisitor33> letting people know that Yellowstone is not about to explode?
10:04:22 <Bill K.> GOSA has a facebook page right?
10:04:27 <ynpvisitor33> yes
10:04:31 <Bill K.> hah, yeah essentially
10:04:37 <Bill K.> Do i need an invite?
10:05:54 <ynpvisitor33> No, you can just like the page and follow it Bill
10:05:55 <Eric> It's a page, so no membership is required
10:05:59 <ynpvisitor5> There's two groups: GOSA and then there is the Geyser Gazers page
10:06:33 <ynpvisitor5> https://www.facebook.com/GeyserStudy
10:07:05 <ynpvisitor5> Then the private group:
10:07:11 <ynpvisitor5> https://www.facebook.com/groups/4939307398/
10:07:40 <ynpvisitor5> Geyser Gazers is a much more active group than the GOSA page, but GOSA is a formal 501(c)3 non-profit
10:08:49 <Eric> The main links to GOSA are on the right panels under Help & Important links
10:09:38 <Eric> maybe I should change that link for "Txt alerts for Beehive" :-D
10:10:00 <Eric> To "Txt alerts for Beehive, Giant and Steamboat" :-P
10:12:33 <Kevin L™> Hopefully (but not today) Giantess too.
10:17:56 <Betty> oh well....
10:25:52 <Eric> Did Kevin break the cam?
10:26:10 <Kevin L™> Dave snowed on it.
10:27:23 <Dave from B> It's dry here...My big fan is keeping it inside the park
10:27:33 <Kevin L™> Looks like the curtain is falling
10:28:04 <ynpvisitor33> I think it looks like the snow wall is building this past half hour
10:28:20 <ynpvisitor33> look at static, lots of snow fell in the UGB this past hour
10:28:32 <Dave from B> Eric, this is perfect camping weather
10:28:55 <Kevin L™> My daughter just sent me this link. Just when you think you have seen everything. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C4TF5XQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=AP4I3C6AVO63C&psc=1
10:29:22 <Betty> HAHAHAHAHA
10:29:38 <Kevin L™> There is NO such thing as perfect camping weather.
10:30:06 <Betty> I just imagine you go out with those for a walk in Henderson:-D
10:30:36 <Kevin L™> They cost more than the chicken!
10:32:51 <ynpvisitor33> this past weekend in Yellowstone was pretty close to perfect camping weather. 60's in the day, 30's at night, no BUGS at all. No moisture
10:33:35 <Kevin L™> My idea of roughing it is a room without cable TV or internet.
10:34:12 <Dave from B> Kevin, if you don't walk your chickens, I will turn you into PETA.
10:36:03 <Kevin L™> I let them walk themselves As long as the hawks are not out and the neighbors don't let their cats run, I am OK.
10:41:08 <Dave from B> What river is that?
10:42:13 <Eric> BH?
10:42:26 <Eric> Lots of steam drifting left to right in static
10:42:46 <Kevin L™> We may never know
10:42:51 <Betty> you can make out stea? wow
10:42:56 <Eric> Can we zoom on the cam to try and get focus further out?
10:43:31 <Eric> OF
10:43:31 <Betty> it´s dropping
10:43:50 <Betty> OF
10:44:04 <Eric> Lion?
10:44:32 <Dave from B> Lion
10:44:41 <Eric> what a mess!
10:44:43 <Betty> yep
10:45:02 <Kevin L™> You sure?
10:45:16 <Eric> static finally caught up with OF
10:45:53 <ynpvisitor93> A little buzz?
10:47:34 <Betty> are those droplets inside the dome?
10:47:37 <Kevin L™> Now the snow is gone but the steam is in
10:48:06 <Kevin L™> Outside of it Betty
10:49:07 <Kevin L™> BH may be ie now
10:49:15 <Betty> but why did they not go with the snow?
10:50:17 <Betty> can you zoom the cone?
10:50:57 <Kevin L™> All I got was white.
10:50:58 <Eric> Yowza....like reading tea leaves
10:53:42 <Dave from B> I don't think it went. Enough snow nearby on the ground?
10:53:58 <Betty> not ie now
10:55:55 <Eric> echinus and constant weekly graphs are now up...still nothing for steamboat.
10:56:31 <Betty> LC is ie
10:57:13 <ynpvisitor93> This is fun
10:59:54 <ynpvisitor33> this type of weather usually changes up BH
11:04:54 <Dave from B> I know it really changes Kevin
11:25:49 <Betty> bah again
11:31:47 <Eric> and yvo logger charts all go offline again! :-(
11:32:12 <Betty> mega bah
11:44:10 <ynpvisitor109> cam
11:44:29 <Jake> era
11:45:21 <Eric> USGS gives a shout out to GT https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/article_home.html
11:45:22 <Kevin L™> eis
11:45:26 <Dave from B> dicate
11:46:43 <Eric> Also, nice article from 3/12/18 part way down page on NPS and USGS mandate to monitor and preserve thermal features: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/yvo/yvo_news_archive.html
11:49:17 <Dave from B> Thanks, Eric
11:49:49 <Dave from B> Bill also mentioned possiblity using lidar in the future. Do you know much about that?
11:50:36 <Eric> Yes, it is what self driving cars use to measure physical objects in real time. Dark and steam should not actually affect lidar
11:52:36 <Kevin L™> How about snow?
11:53:53 <Eric> yep, rain or snow too
11:54:14 <Kevin L™> Can we get a lidar cam?
11:54:24 <Bill K.> SO! LiDAR....
11:54:33 <Eric> I believe you can actually tune Lidar to detect differently depending on the laser used
11:54:49 <Kevin L™> Yea!
11:55:28 <Kevin L™> How long before it gets covered again?
11:55:36 <Bill K.> For the whole park at a 1m resolution it would be about 5mil. I have a scheme to get 2cm resolution LiDAR... but I need to play it a bit close to my chest for now. Just know that it's in the works!
11:55:40 <Betty> good
11:55:51 <Bill K.> We've never had 1m LiDAR for the whole park.
11:56:09 <Bill K.> There's about 60k acres out of 2.2mil that have been covered for various projects over the years.
11:56:31 <Eric> You are just talking mapping though...I assumme
11:56:42 <Kevin L™> I think a thermal imaging cam would be fun
11:56:48 <Bill K.> Also on the list Kevin
11:56:53 <Eric> I am talking about using Lidar as geyser eruption detection :-D
11:57:24 <Bill K.> Ahh. Sorry I came in the middle of the convo. It's been busy today and I saw my name haha.
11:57:44 <Bill K.> Micah just left about 20min ago
11:57:47 <ynpvisitor93> Good USGS article.
12:00:07 <Eric> Yes 93, seeing the mandate to preserve and monitor the thermal features in writing is great!
12:01:04 <Eric> Well, hopefully you guys can get the data and images up today...many eager people want to see them and clear up the confusion on times of the eruption.
12:01:50 <Eric> Drop a link here if the info goes public
12:01:58 <Bill K.> Definitely
12:03:35 <Bill K.> It may not be today. Jeff left the office about an hour ago with Behnaz, who typically writes up the reports. She didn't finish, and they will be out at Steamboat trying to get some more images with another member of the park
12:04:12 <Bill K.> Likely be back around 4-5pm.
12:04:29 <Kevin L™> This is been a very exciting year for geysers.
12:06:25 <Jake> sounds like the boardwalk to Steamboat needs a sledgehammer, pry bar and a dark night to help it open
12:07:59 <Eric> They are keeping it closed due to the caldera getting ready to blow Jake...it's a guberment plot!
12:09:17 <Kevin L™> That is why they don't have a cam there. They don't want people to see the lava.
12:09:45 <Eric> :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
12:09:59 <Dave from B> ..
12:11:01 <Eric> They are using super computers in the secret tunnel layer of mammoth that are editing out the lava before they release the "video" of steamboat.
12:11:02 <Dave from B> Steamboat hasn't erupted more that 3 times in a year since 1984
12:12:25 <ynpvisitor5> Lizard people
12:13:15 <ynpvisitor5> 1984 - George Orwell - Conspiracy
12:13:50 <Betty> wasn`t Steamboat erupting lava this time?
12:14:15 <ynpvisitor5> That's why no one is sharing the videos man....
12:14:50 <ynpvisitor5> Steamboat eruptions are actually the source for the neurtoxin that they use in all the airplanes to cloud seed mind control
12:15:15 <Kevin L™> I think
12:15:29 <Kevin L™> that is the answer
12:19:09 <Betty> OF ie
12:28:38 <Kevin L™> What we need here is a battery powered hair dryer on a stick.
12:33:42 <Dave from B> We're getting closer
12:34:26 <Kevin L™> When it clears it just gets covered again
12:35:24 <Eric> Mount 3 hair dryers above the dome pointing down.
12:35:30 <Eric> Keep them on all of the time
12:36:05 <Dave from B> How about a streaming cam on a lift truck so we could move it around?
12:36:51 <Eric> haha...A group I belonged to about 15 years ago bought an old TV truck with a collapsible mast that we connected wifi gear to :-D
12:37:36 <Eric> It became our mobile hotspot provider at events. We had a directed antenna on a very tall hill in PDX that we could point it at and get internet
12:37:58 <Dave from B> Eric, you are pretty resourceful
12:38:34 <Eric> It was the early days of wifi, before most people even knew what wireless was :-P
12:39:42 <Eric> TV stations do almost exactly the same thing when broadcasting locally
12:39:46 <Dave from B> Whenever I go to an escape room for the first time, you're coming along!
12:40:09 <Eric> Haha...those are fun...I did a ready player one video game themed one a couple years ago
12:47:34 <Jake> BH looks D.E.D. ded
12:48:16 <Dave from B> Hey, you're a dad now...You need to be a better speller:)
12:49:23 <Betty> droplets are behind the snow
12:49:40 <ynpvisitor5> lol
12:49:45 <ynpvisitor5> and we're back
12:50:01 <Eric> Nice....and congrats on being a father Jake!
12:50:03 <Dave from B> Does that mean the cam has a leak?
12:52:32 <Eric> and it starts to build again :-(
12:54:02 <Dave from B> So, when our wives asked what we did all day....the correct answer is watched ice blobs?
12:56:37 <Eric> Boo, will took down that 1991 steamboat eruption video on youtube :-(
12:58:32 <Jake> thank you
12:58:42 <Jake> it is everything they said it was
12:59:24 <Eric> haha
13:00:42 <Eric> Only 25 days until I am in the park!
13:01:05 <Betty> hope you bring your own sun
13:01:19 <Eric> Meh, we have weather like germany...always raining here
13:01:31 <Eric> I have a good rain jacket and can put 4 layers under it :-D
13:01:50 <Betty> we had a nice sunny day today
13:02:09 <Betty> a bit windy though
13:02:12 <Eric> It's spring....hit or miss for us.
13:02:21 <Eric> even within the same day
13:09:19 <Betty> Lion?
13:10:59 <Jake> I don't see it, maybe LC?
13:11:39 <Betty> no
13:18:45 <Eric> I see lots of ice and water blobs
13:18:55 <Eric> future geyser babies
13:19:23 <Eric> geyser eruption DNA on the screen :-P
13:19:47 <Jake> I believe geyser eruptions begin in the cloud.
13:20:53 <Eric> ahhh, that old proverb
13:21:51 <Kevin L™> looks like a bit of wind too
13:22:29 <Eric> Hey Bill...that Caldera chronicles article would be WAY better if the Steamboat logger data was present ;-)
13:23:40 <Bill K> One of the reasons I've been timing out and logging back in is that I'm trying to install our Adobe suite so i can process this time lapse in HD for giving out to the public.
13:24:42 <Eric> I can do it in ffmpeg for ya ;-) I also built and maintain geysercam.xyz...which is timelapse images of all the parks static cameras
13:30:05 <Skibum> Is there a link for the steamboat eruption?
13:30:40 <Eric> http://geysertimes.org/eruption.php?id=1034232
13:31:49 <Skibum> Yea, I’ve seen that, but there is supposed to be pictures of it.
13:32:11 <Skibum> Thanks for that link.
13:32:20 <Eric> Ohh, I don't think any are publicly available yet
13:33:35 <Skibum> Tough viewing today. Can barely see anything.
13:34:56 <Kevin L™> Hey this is better than most of the day was!
13:35:19 <Dave from B> wb, Micah
13:35:28 <Micah> Yeah I'm not sure if bee is worth going out in this crap
13:35:40 <Eric> It might have already gone
13:35:51 <Eric> we were blind for an hour or two
13:35:52 <Kevin L™> It probably already went
13:35:54 <Jake> I think BH already went ~1400
13:35:55 <Dave from B> This is our best view in quite a few hours
13:36:10 <Micah> Good. Then no reason to head out into the basin.
13:36:18 <Eric> FYI, Bill K from NPS geo is here too
13:36:38 <Eric> He is trying to get the images you saw into a video :-D
13:36:49 <Jake> that was just based on 1 minute of close up viewing of BH looking dead
13:36:55 <Micah> Well I just met with him in person haha. BTW Bill I got back safe. Roads are getting dicey though.
13:37:02 <Jake> but I've been wrong in such assessments about BH before
13:37:16 <Micah> The firehole River is raging right now.
13:37:29 <Eric> I bet...snow melt plus all of this precip
13:37:31 <Micah> I have little hope for giant or F&M
13:37:37 <Kevin L™> Bet Gibbon Falls were nice.
13:37:40 <Micah> But maybe Aurum will be happy
13:37:56 <Micah> From the glimpse I got. Gibbon was nice.
13:38:06 <Micah> Rustic falls was crazy though.
13:38:40 <Skibum> I’m sure all the rivers a moving pretty good right now.
13:38:56 <Eric> So that is something I never thought about...do any geysers get bigger/better when we have heavy precip?
13:39:03 <Jake> BH looks dedder than before
13:39:22 <Eric> more dedderer?
13:39:50 <Kevin L™> I think Aurum is the only one that rain has an effect on. Wind of course does mess with Daisy and Grand.
13:40:29 <Eric> wind has to have some affect on any geyser that gets hit by it....it breaks surface tension
13:40:41 <Skibum> I’ve gotta go eat dinner. I will try to get on later. Thanks for the info.
13:41:28 <Micah> Wind also doesn't help depression and oblong.
13:42:29 <Micah> It's almost stopped snowing.
13:42:45 <Kevin L™> Can you go shake the tree?
13:43:29 <Micah> I thought the cam had a wiper?
13:43:38 <Eric> hair dryer on a stick would help too
13:44:05 <Eric> Yes, they do Micah...but they usually hang out in the VEC :-D
13:44:13 <Kevin L™> The old lo res cam had one. The dome cams don't.
13:44:42 <Micah> Ah gotcha.
13:45:21 <Graham> who is in the basin we can send to clean the cam?
13:45:27 <Micah> Whites in preplay
13:45:31 <Graham> and who's failt is it for snowing?
13:45:34 <Micah> No one is in the basin right now.
13:45:54 <Kevin L™> Who is it that likes snow in the basin?
13:45:57 <Betty> haha
13:46:00 <Graham> if you can see White, then you are
13:46:04 <Dave from B> Micah, you're closest!:D
13:46:16 <ynpvisitor...> VC doesn't lend out the pole. I asked last year :(
13:46:33 <Micah> I can see white from my room.
13:47:01 <Dave from B> Kent, I think they were afraid you were going to use it to pole vault a bison
13:47:06 <Eric> cool bending ice
13:47:11 <Graham> well get out there ... theres stuff happening at Giant
13:47:15 <Graham> maybe....who knows
13:47:39 <ynpvisitor...> I've always wondered what was down Old Faithful
13:47:44 <Kevin L™> I think he should check on Aurum.
13:47:59 <Graham> what time is the game Kevin?
13:48:10 <Kevin L™> Yours or mine?
13:48:20 <ynpvisitor5> Is that water inside the dome?
13:48:24 <Micah> Kevin if you ask nicely.
13:48:30 <Kevin L™> It is on the outside.
13:48:53 <Kevin L™> Anenome is calling you....
13:49:21 <Micah> Anemone got its time yesterday.
13:49:29 <Dave from B> Kevin, I equate Talladega to changing lanes in LA trafiic...what a joke!
13:49:31 <Graham> so nobody saw a mid-day Grand?
13:49:52 <Graham> Caps play tomorrow
13:49:58 <Micah> I was winding down terrace mountain around the time grand would have been.
13:50:12 <Bill K> Glad to hear you got back safe Micah.
13:50:13 <Eric> Micah's white entry is the only inbasin one I have seen today
13:50:15 <Micah> I might be brave and head out for the 630-7 eruption.
13:50:26 <Micah> I fell like that's a fair guesstimate of time
13:50:27 <Kevin L™> Mine is a 7 Graham.
13:50:47 <Kevin L™> at
13:51:05 <Eric> based on last 7 entries...average would put it at 18:01 +- 15m Micah
13:51:09 <Graham> you had some great days tho Micah
13:51:18 <Kevin L™> We need a shake function on the cam.
13:51:54 <Eric> Can you move the camera a bunch to "shake" the housing?
13:52:05 <Eric> hit presets like crazy :-D
13:52:15 <ynpvisitor5> Aurum, Castle, Aurum, Castle
13:52:24 <Eric> exacttly
13:52:24 <Kevin L™> I have tired that and it didn't work, but.....
13:52:37 <Eric> the presets are fast moving
13:52:52 <ynpvisitor5> How we broke the cam
13:52:54 <Eric> zoom probably wouldn't affect it
13:53:13 <ynpvisitor5> This is awesome
13:53:22 <Eric> haha....how a camop says NO :-P
13:53:43 <Kevin L™> Notice the only part that is covered is the part we want to see? :P
13:53:46 <Eric> ok...well, that was totally ineffective
13:53:54 <ynpvisitor84> everybody shske your monitor
13:53:59 <Kevin L™> We do feel like we tried.
13:54:03 <Graham> trying to generate heat with the motor running?
13:54:07 <ynpvisitor5> How are the cabins doing, I miss them
13:54:07 <Eric> I try scrolling and it doesn't move the ice
13:54:10 <Betty> OF ie
13:54:12 <Kevin L™> OF looks ie
13:54:17 <Micah> Pretty good Graham. I keep hoping for till as I drive by. But it's usually already erupted.
13:54:28 <Eric> of ie on static
13:54:45 <Graham> guess i didnt need to rush home for my shift
13:54:54 <Kevin L™> Till is a fun geyser. Can you still walk up there?
13:55:07 <Graham> ooh there goes some
13:55:27 <Graham> nowwe can see Lion and BH, what good is that?
13:55:29 <Kevin L™> But then you have big drops that cover it anyway.
13:55:47 <ynpvisitor5> Got a pretty good shot of Bee now
13:55:55 <Kevin L™> Then the snow comes up and coveres it again.
13:55:59 <Micah> I'll take bribes of $5 dollars for checking each individual geyser.
13:56:04 <Graham> did yoiu check Giant today?
13:56:10 <Micah> Nope.
13:56:11 <Graham> it likes bad weather
13:56:30 <ynpvisitor5> I'll put $5 on Artemesia just to be a jerk
13:56:35 <Micah> Well I'm really not that optimistic with as high as the river is.
13:56:56 <ynpvisitor5> What if the logs rolled overnight
13:56:59 <ynpvisitor5> You'd never know
13:57:00 <Kevin L™> Maybe Fantail is going again.
13:57:15 <Graham> was Steamboat erupting again?
13:57:19 <Micah> They haven't reset the logs so I wouldn't know anyway
13:57:36 <Micah> I looked for steam as I went by. Too cruddy weather.
13:57:53 <Kevin L™> Another piece gone.
13:58:17 <ynpvisitor5> Oh, that sucks about the logs
13:58:18 <Eric> Sad that with technology we are still using a chunk of wood to detect if a geyser has erupted or not.
13:58:36 <ynpvisitor5> That's our only "Log"ger right now... I know this is all grade A material..
13:58:36 <Micah> GOSA could always buy another logger.
13:58:54 <Dave from B> Is it lodgepole?
13:59:08 <Eric> Can we drop a trailcam on Giant too?
13:59:16 <Micah> He said grade A not Grade F
13:59:21 <Jake> $6 for update on Lone Star, has to be done today
13:59:32 <Dave from B> :D
13:59:37 <Micah> Dammit. Better get in the car then.
13:59:39 <Eric> by 5pm PST?
13:59:48 <Eric> or MDT?
13:59:51 <ynpvisitor5> Micah just drives down the old road
14:00:00 <Eric> haha
14:00:05 <Kevin L™> Bet you could sneak a car out there.
14:00:13 <Micah> Ha. My truck wouldn't make it 100 feet.
14:00:16 <Kevin L™> Have fun Graham.
14:00:26 <Jake> pretty tough with the boulders they put in around the gate after the last incident
14:00:36 <Micah> Ooh fire alarm at old Faithful lodge
14:00:49 <ynpvisitor5> That's not good
14:00:49 <Eric> eek
14:00:54 <Micah> Fires responding.
14:01:09 <Eric> Can we point the cam that way?
14:01:14 <Graham> nooo dont burn down
14:01:27 <Kevin L™> Go for it Graham
14:01:29 <Graham> when do they open?
14:01:41 <Eric> Graham has the wheel
14:01:53 <Jake> I think the summer I was there, a fire alarm went off somewhere a couple times a week
14:01:54 <Micah> Not sure when they open. Was wondering that myself.
14:02:10 <Eric> Just like BH...no steam
14:02:27 <Kevin L™> No smoke is good.
14:02:54 <Eric> Much better view on this side
14:03:08 <ynpvisitor5> May 11th
14:03:10 <Eric> My cabin looks ready for me :-D
14:03:25 <Graham> looks cleared of snow
14:03:52 <Micah> Can someone please make it stop snowing? Thanks.
14:04:51 <Graham> mostly de-snowed ..... but still cant see
14:05:03 <Graham> its character building Micah
14:05:16 <Graham> you said you wanted a winter visit, get out there
14:05:26 <Eric> haha
14:05:41 <Eric> winter at spring discounted rates ;-)
14:06:29 <ynpvisitor5> Now with 75% more bears!
14:06:49 <Micah> Fire alarm was maintenence.
14:07:07 <Micah> Fire team did not sound thrilled.
14:07:49 <Kevin L™> Good news anyway.
14:08:31 <Eric> haha...so true 5 :-D
14:09:56 <Kevin L™> Even cooled off here. Only 77° right now.
14:11:15 <Kevin L™> And the creeping crud is back again.
14:11:21 <Kevin L™> And gone.
14:11:23 <ynpvisitor5> OK that totally looks like water inside the cam
14:12:01 <Dave from B> Or is there water on both sides of the dome?
14:12:10 <Kevin L™> But you can see the wind blowing it.
14:12:16 <Jake> can't the cam be pointed straight down to see if there's a pool?
14:12:30 <ynpvisitor5> Like when the snow slid of none of those droplets moved
14:12:41 <ynpvisitor5> slide down
14:13:20 <Kevin L™> The snow may have been on the dome cap and not touching the domeitself.
14:13:42 <Kevin L™> Good view!
14:14:33 <ynpvisitor5> Oh like a hanging sheet of snow, that make more sense...
14:14:45 <Graham> hope Micah waves nicely
14:15:02 <Eric> I see two depths of water...in focus and blurry
14:15:09 <ynpvisitor5> I'm gonna have to go post a conspiracy theory now on the water in the dome proving that the camera isn't actually in the park
14:15:16 <Graham> and not some other hand gesture
14:15:32 <ynpvisitor5> It's all a hoax! Listen up sheeple, it's gonna blow
14:16:37 <Kevin L™> This is what the cam looks like. Middle picture shows the dome. https://www.canon.co.uk/for_work/business-products/network-cameras/vb-h41/
14:19:22 <Bill K> Were all four REYP temp loggers pulled? Castle, Daisy, Grand, Great Fountain
14:21:01 <Eric> I assume this is the dome they are using https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/wcm/connect/us/9ef67e18-7309-4ca1-b5f9-75a258afb5a8/A-ODW7C-ow-.jpg?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=&&alt=
14:21:14 <Dave from B> Is anyone aware of what celebrations are in store for 2022 (150th Anniv of YNP)?
14:23:30 <Eric> I don't know that Bill....Will might have a better answer for you.
14:23:45 <Graham> no idea Dave
14:23:50 <Graham> hike in the fees?
14:24:22 <Betty> way time for sleep, have fun with the snow
14:24:36 <Eric> If you are referring to the YNP interpretive loggers, I see no data for them in GeyserTimes lately
14:24:39 <Graham> night betty
14:24:45 <Eric> Night Betty
14:25:44 <Bill K> I was in the area on the 25th and went to check in on the loggers (the interp ones). They had been removed recently. I didn't get a chance to check Grand or Great fountain though.
14:36:05 <Dave from B> We made it thru the whole day without a fish joke?
14:36:36 <Kevin L™> How was your sale?
14:37:33 <Kevin L™> Think you are right Eric. That one in the pic I sent was indoor.
14:37:35 <Dave from B> Pretty good but first hot temps of the year kept a few people away (yardwork, etc)
14:38:15 <Kevin L™> Looking forward to Aurum data Bill K
14:38:35 <ynpvisitor...> :thumbsup:
14:41:51 <Bill K> Still need to stop by Aurum. Probably this week
14:48:27 <ynpvisitor43> so did we miss bee or is it pulling a long
14:49:36 <ynpvisitor43> go big water drop, slide, slide, slide
14:50:05 <Kevin L™> Your guess is as good as ours.
14:52:21 <ynpvisitor43> It is hard to believe that you have a hot day Dave
14:52:36 <ynpvisitor43> It rained most of the day down here
14:52:43 <Dave from B> It was 82 on Saturday
14:53:37 <Kitt> Saturday we were in mid 80's and Sunday upper 70's
14:53:56 <Graham> thatsthe close up of BH and Lion
14:54:06 <Kitt> wow, I thought my vision was going
14:54:43 <Kevin L™> This is the best view all day
14:54:50 <Kitt> the wind howled Sat. and Sun. late afternoon
14:55:29 <Dave from B> I've heard of car gazing at Pink Cone....looks like Micah is White gazing from his room
14:55:52 <Eric> I think you had the right camera Kevin, it just goes in a dome like the one I linked
14:55:57 <Kevin L™> I had to go cut up a Palo Verde limb the wind got last night. It was about 3" in diameter.
14:56:22 <Kevin L™> That is the cam, but you had the right dome.
14:57:05 <Kevin L™> I think the ice slides off the area in front of the dome glass and then falls.
15:00:26 <ynpvisitor14> Any Steamboat links from Bill K yet?
15:00:53 <Dave from B> No, probably not until tomorrow
15:01:36 <ynpvisitor14> I’ll look forward to it. How nice he introduced himself in chat
15:03:11 <Bill K> Yeah tomorrow. The report is being made right now to send out to the USGS. They have a low-res time lapse, some photos and our report of all the eruption activity.
15:03:41 <Eric> will you release the hi-res images?
15:03:46 <Eric> I would like to have a copy
15:04:14 <Bill K> I'll need to crop out some stuff from the time lapse, add a corrected time stamp, and process it at the best quality/resolution.
15:04:27 <Bill K> We'll touch base tomorrow Eric.
15:04:34 <Eric> That would be awesome...thanks again Bill!
15:05:06 <Kitt> well time to go, my Bill just got home
15:05:28 <Bill K> Have a good night Kitt
15:05:32 <Kitt> want to see how muddy he got playing outside with the pumping units
15:05:47 <Kitt> have a good evening everyone
15:06:30 <Eric> I am so not used to the new GT icon...keep losing it in my tabs :-P
15:10:24 <Dave from B> I know Steamboat used be called New Crater Geyser. Giant has had only 1 name in its history?
15:11:32 <Graham> i think so Dave. distinctive and seen early in the naming process
15:11:50 <Graham> ofcourse it picks up new names too, most not very nice
15:21:01 <Dave from B> How do you pronounce @#$^#$%^?
15:23:37 <ynpvisitor5> we need some windshield wipers :)
15:26:36 <Graham> of
15:37:03 <Dave from B> Time to help Taylor wrap things up in the market. Have a great evening everyone!
15:37:12 <Eric> night dave
15:37:25 <Kevin L™> Knight
15:37:52 <Dave from B> haha, nice play off words...good luck tonight
15:40:18 <Eric> We need one of these on a stick: https://www.amazon.com/Cordless-Folding-Rechargeable-Suitable-Outdoor/dp/B077FJMHX5
15:41:10 <Eric> never mind...it doesn't even get hot
15:42:34 <Eric> This would work well to dry off the webcam dome - https://www.amazon.com/Red-Dragon-VT-2-23-000-BTU/dp/B00004Z2FP/
15:42:40 <Bill K> I'm out for the night. Have a good one!
15:42:55 <Kevin L™> Bye. Thanks much
15:42:56 <Eric> Night Bill!
16:00:59 <ynpvisitor104> Looks like the volcano blew, all that ash falling. And you all missed the 13 hour BH today.
16:08:07 <ynpvisitor...> Have the photos been posted yet?
16:11:52 <ynpvisitor...> I can't find a park news release or anything on the USGS site.
16:49:35 <Kevin L™> I think Bill K said that the earliest it would be released is tomorrow.
17:01:14 <ynpvisitor...> Thanks Kevin
17:31:04 <ynpvisitor...> It's not spring in Yellowstone :(
17:44:34 <ynpvisitor86> Ick. It’s white again
18:55:47 <Snowpleasestop> We have 2-3 inches at OF. I'm. Guessing roads will be closed in the morning.
18:56:01 <Snowpleasestop> I will do my best to get out in the basin and check things out.
18:57:41 <Kevin L™> I hate snow.
19:01:53 <Snowpleasestop> I like it in small doses.
19:03:09 <Kevin L™> Looks like it is forecast for tomorrow to boot. :P
19:14:39 <ynpvisitor51> Is that Bee
19:14:44 <ynpvisitor51> or Lion
19:15:07 <ynpvisitor51> big steam plume just can't tell base
19:15:23 <Kevin L™> I think Lion, but not sure
19:16:16 <ynpvisitor51> I think it is Lion also
19:17:18 <Kevin L™> If it does it again in 1h20m then it was Lion
19:17:51 <Kitt> It is Lion, for one brief moment, I was able to see bee's cone
19:23:49 <Kitt> 2114 ie Lion wc
19:24:20 <Kitt> must be initial
19:24:48 <Kevin L™> That duration would indicate it.
19:26:21 <Kitt> either that or Beehive and Lion joined in
19:26:53 <Kevin L™> That could also be possible
19:27:20 <Kevin L™> Today is a day it would have been nice to have feet on the ground.
19:27:50 <Snowpleasestop> I'll try to get out there early for everyone.
19:28:26 <Kevin L™> The cam was coated with ice all day long. Could not see a thing.
19:29:19 <Snowpleasestop> Everything was coated with ice all day haha.
19:29:38 <Kevin L™> That is why I live in the desert!
19:31:37 <Kevin L™> Looks like the cam decided it was dark.
20:14:56 <Kevin L™> Steam at BH area