Showing logs for date: 2018-05-01
02:28:48 <ynpvisitor97> OF 0424 wc long
04:16:13 <ynpvisitor55> 10min
05:13:44 <Dave from B> Good morning Bill
05:14:27 <Bill K> Morning! I won't be on much in the morning. Headed to Steamboat
05:14:37 <Joe´> Hi Dave and Bill
05:15:45 <Joe´> Yeah Bill go and do everybodys "dream" job :)
05:17:48 <ynpvisitor59> Bill K, Any update on creating a video from the stills? Just curious not impatient ;)
05:19:27 <Bill K> The update is that I'm waiting on an invisible person to allow me access to our Adobe suite so i can run it through lightroom at a higher quality.
05:19:53 <Bill K> I have to fix some things on it, so it's not as simple as just stitching them together in a time lapse.
05:20:05 <Bill K> i SHOULD be back around lunch time to get that rolling.
05:21:24 <ynpvisitor59> Thanks for the update and for fielding all our questions
05:21:43 <Bill K> Happy to!
05:22:02 <Dave from B> Have a great morning Bill. Here's hoping for a walkup Steamboat.
05:35:04 <Micahthesnowman> Gearing up to head out.
05:35:25 <Micahthesnowman> I wonder if Aurum is happy.
05:35:31 <Joe´> Have fun
05:35:32 <Dave from B> Have fun, Micah
05:37:13 <Bill K> That reminds me, correction from yesterday, we DID get Aurum temp logger data on the 25th.
05:37:36 <Bill K> Have a good day out there Micah
05:41:45 <Micahthesnowman> Thanks guys. I'll be wearing neon blue if you need a geyser gazer scavenger hunt. Maybe bright red. Haven't decided on the coat yet.
05:45:21 <Dave from B> There's a slight chance we had 5 Grands yesterday
05:46:12 <ynpvisitor75> With the 0608 today I would
05:46:27 <ynpvisitor75> say there were 5 yesterday
05:46:40 <Micahthesnowman> I might wander up to Riverside first.
05:47:06 <Dave from B> or we've had 2 already today
05:47:14 <Micahthesnowman> OK. Red coat it is. I haven't worn that in a while.
05:54:21 <ynpvisitor75> Overnight capture shows grand 2339
05:54:52 <Dave from B> Thanks, 75. There ya have it. 5 Grands in a day
05:55:57 <ynpvisitor75> Joe here , just entered it in GT
05:56:20 <Dave from B> Thanks Joe
06:01:07 <Dave from B> The annual Xanterra Crash is about to begin
06:01:34 <Rice> ??? Dave
06:02:27 <Dave from B> Bookings for 2019 just started
06:03:10 <Rice> Ahh, Computer Crashes
06:03:50 <Rice> I konw when I was in park last summer, they were basically book already for 2018 summer. Crazy
06:04:52 <ynpvisitor106> they aren
06:05:12 <ynpvisitor106> they aren't even answering the phones today Dave
06:06:09 <ynpvisitor106> gets to the point when you wonder if it is worth it
06:06:20 <Will B> then book online
06:06:45 <Will B> you can make multiple bookings there and then they can combine reservations
06:07:36 <ynpvisitor106> I'll try, but when I checked earlier it said you could only make one reservation today
06:07:59 <Will B> doubt their computer is smart enough
06:08:23 <Will B> make them under different names if you want and change them later
06:08:40 <Will B> there are tons of ways around their "rules"
06:13:52 <Dave from B> I'm trying to book a room for Roosevelt and I see the eternal roating circle for 10 minutes
06:18:46 <ynpvisitor106> well the computer says the service is unavailable
06:19:27 <ynpvisitor106> I tried the phone just before 8 am and it says that not open today but to try tomorrow
06:19:29 <Dave from B> yep
06:19:54 <Dave from B> It is stupid to open up the entire summer season at once
06:20:14 <ynpvisitor106> unfortunately they suggest waiting several days
06:23:00 <ynpvisitor106> Bill wanted to know if I was going into the park before our trip
06:23:21 <Dave from B> And, your answer?
06:23:27 <ynpvisitor106> I told him No that I would be waiting on the phone trying to get next year's reservation
06:24:13 <ynpvisitor106> I don't even go in until the 20th this year because of the change in booking requirements last year
06:25:28 <Dave from B> What booking change?
06:25:43 <ynpvisitor106> they say to book early, but to be flexible since there are lots of places to stay in the park
06:26:13 <Dave from B> Yeah, $199 a night at roosevelt...who can afford to stay anywhere besides OFL
06:26:43 <ynpvisitor106> then they state on their write up that both Mammoth hotel and Fishing Bridge campground will be closed all this year
06:27:00 <ynpvisitor106> did you have success Dave?
06:27:45 <Dave from B> No
06:27:54 <ynpvisitor106> guess I need to seriously start looking for a trailer
06:28:13 <Dave from B> But then you are too far away from BHI
06:28:41 <ynpvisitor106> then I can drive in at 4 am every morning and drive back at 11 at night
06:29:45 <Dave from B> We looked at that. We would need to buy a pickup to tow it. Not interested in that kind of outlay of cash
06:42:23 <ynpvisitor59> Dave, you need to select the Roosevelt cabins w/out bath
06:42:39 <ynpvisitor75> 4 nights at Canyon this year cost me 1440.16 reservation made last year
06:42:56 <Dave from B> no thanks. My fire goes out before I get out of bed
06:43:07 <Dave from B> wow
06:43:46 <ynpvisitor59> There are a couple cabins that are insulated ;)
06:44:22 <ynpvisitor59> I can't even get through to the site to see how much they jacked rates
06:44:30 <ynpvisitor59> They were $60 a night 5 years ago
06:44:36 <ynpvisitor59> Now they are over $100 with tax
06:44:49 <ynpvisitor59> For a box with a bed and a pot belly wood stove, no sink, no water, no nothing
06:49:05 <ynpvisitor106> they always say rates are according to towns nearby
06:49:22 <ynpvisitor106> all of those hotels have bathrooms inside
06:49:24 <ynpvisitor59> Yeah find me a cabin like Roosevelt nearby
06:49:40 <ynpvisitor106> and I see most of them are $200 a night
06:49:56 <Dave from B> roughrider with wood stove 139+tax for 4 people if you book today for 2019
06:50:06 <ynpvisitor59> If you look at the cabins up in Silvergate and cooke city you get a full kitchen and bath for almost as much as roosevelt now
06:50:33 <Dave from B> It's all about location location location
06:51:11 <ynpvisitor106> except they had that slide, so you can't come in/out thru Northeast entrance
06:51:43 <ynpvisitor59> Silvergate/Cooke City is just outsdie the northeast entrance
06:52:00 <ynpvisitor106> right
06:52:18 <ynpvisitor59> It's not impacted
06:52:24 <Dave from B> I know where it is. I've stayed at Silver Gate many times but to tour the whole park, it is not a good choice
06:52:29 <ynpvisitor106> and they have one lane that is left
06:52:53 <Dave from B> Don't forget about Beartooth Pass
06:52:56 <ynpvisitor106> it sounds like the road repair may take years
06:53:02 <ynpvisitor59> That slide is past Cooke City
06:54:13 <ynpvisitor106> Oh well, enjoy the snow
06:54:32 <ynpvisitor106> wow I see Beehive was found
06:54:34 <ynpvisitor59> So for $195 a night you can get a cabin in Silver Gate, 2 miles from the Northeast Entrance with heat, bathroom, kitchen, parking
06:54:40 <Dave from B> Micah caught Spa
06:55:15 <ynpvisitor59> Sorry $165....
06:55:42 <ynpvisitor59> I'd argue that the pricing for Roosevelt and the other, no bath cabins, is off by about 10-20% and should be reduced
06:56:19 <ynpvisitor106> but we have lots of tours and those people would be willing to pay a lot more
06:56:59 <ynpvisitor106> morning Jake
06:58:33 <ynpvisitor106> well I am going to go have breakfast
06:58:58 <Kevin L™> :p
06:59:03 <ynpvisitor106> hope your day goes well
07:00:56 <Jake> good morning
07:01:10 <Jake> one of my favorite topics: ynp lodging rates!
07:01:15 <Hafnium Again> Hi Jake
07:03:15 <Dave from B> Yes. The supply and demand guru:)
07:03:56 <ynpvisitor...> A large monopoly in action.
07:05:19 <Kevin L™> They have priced me out of the market. 2019 will be the Durango & Sillverton and the Cumbres & Toltec.
07:06:21 <Dave from B> Jake, call me crazy, but my crazy crazy idea will eventually be the solution
07:06:57 <Jake> which crazy idea of yours are you talking about?
07:07:26 <Dave from B> gazer specific housing at OF
07:12:24 <ynpvisitor...> 0911 on my box for OF
07:12:30 <Jake> it seems reasonable given situations that exist in other places
07:12:43 <Jake> but I don't see a pathway to making it happen
07:13:51 <Dave from B> Jake, that is something I would like to research. What other parks have partnerships with groups where lodging is provided?
07:14:45 <Kevin L™> Frankly I don't think there are that many parks with lodging anymore.
07:14:53 <Jake> idk actually, bear management team in Yosemite? the NPS has to get something out of the arrangement
07:15:07 <Kevin L™> You may be able to get camping.
07:15:34 <Kevin L™> Is that Micah?
07:16:06 <ynpvisitor...> He's already reported from Spa
07:16:10 <Dave from B> I doubt it. He is down basin waiting for Riverside
07:16:57 <Kevin L™> There was a guy in a red coat that waved to the cam.
07:20:45 <Jake> for gazer housing, it would have to be like the Lamar Buffalo Ranch Yellowstone Institute setup, but then you'd be paying MORE $. You could setup a system of reserving as many cabins as possible and give them out to gazers, but that doesn't save any money unless you can scalp the leftovers.
07:21:23 <Jake> You could buy property in West and run it as a Gazer hostel for members but that's a long walk to BHI in the middle of the night so the value isn't there
07:23:36 <Dave from B> I'm thinking one building with 20 rooms or so. Stay 2 weeks at low low pricing with the requirement of a certain amount of volunteering during that time span. Shared bath facilities. Maybe a kitchen. Meeting room for gazer led tours. We woould need to provide useful services for guests to make it fly.
07:24:33 <Dave from B> More of a chance to win the lottery
07:25:27 <Dave from B> As Lee W once said....gazers are part of the cultural history of YNP. We can't be priced out of existence.
07:25:42 <Dave from B> The last sentence was mine
07:27:19 <Dave from B> First thing to think of....what is a gazers role in YNP?
07:28:13 <Dave from B> Even a "geyser groupie" like myself has something to give. How many of you educate tourists while waiting for Grand, Lion, BH?
07:31:09 <sparekitty> housing in West is at such a premium during the summer months! my daughter is working there again and she's taking one job she doesn't really want -in addition to the other job she DOES want - just because it has housing.
07:36:31 <Kevin L™> That is true Dave but pricing can certainly slow us down! When I first came a week in a lodge cabin was $53 tax included. 2019 for the same cabin is $800.
07:38:47 <Jake> but inflation over those 100 years was 2000%!
07:39:45 <Jake> I don't see a pitch to YNP decision makers that helps where help is needed: failing infrastructure, over-crowding
07:40:10 <Jake> it would have to be using volunteers to replace paid staff
07:40:41 <Jake> and gazers certainly CAN be priced out of existence. It's happening now.
07:42:12 <Kevin L™> That was 40 years ago. You can figure the inflation from there. A park pass for 2 weeks was $2 for both GT and YNP. What is it now?
07:43:22 <Kevin L™> They raised the senior pass from $10 to $80 last year. If you take the cola for social insecurity $10 would be $26.
07:43:40 <Jake> http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/
07:44:03 <Jake> $2 -> $7.66, $53 ->$203
07:44:08 <Jake> since 1978
07:44:25 <Dave from B> Jake, this is definitely not something NPS can help with. This is finding a partner such as Yellowstone Forever to help out.
07:45:33 <Kevin L™> So the rooms are going up at 4 times the rate of inflation.
07:46:34 <Dave from B> Do you think currently the NPS interpretetive division is fully staffed to cover the geyser basins? Will they ever be? That is why gazers could help out with that.
07:47:18 <Dave from B> More and more, todays visitors want an educated experience.
07:48:38 <Kevin L™> What is funny is when GOSA was formed the NPS was not happy and gave us a bad time. With the newer rangers they know our value and call us "volunteers".
07:50:17 <Kevin L™> I have had Rangers introduce me to their tour group and explain that I am one of the people who run the cam and ask me to explain how it is done.
07:50:49 <Dave from B> If we can continue to forge a partnership with NPS and other agencies in the park, we will survive because we will be seen as benefiting the visitor experience
07:51:47 <Betty> ohh, winterwonderland
07:52:05 <Kevin L™> :p
07:53:53 <ynpvisitor107> As long as you do not want free housing you can benefit the visitor experience all you want. They are actively looking for volunteers. They are not offering housing. They will give you a uniform though.
07:54:40 <Betty> hi Kevin
07:58:19 <Kevin L™> Hi Betty
07:59:50 <Jake> housing is a huge sell. Dave, you'll need to unionize or destroy the spirit of the current volunteers who are giving the NPS what you offer...for free!
08:00:19 <Dave from B> I'm just trying to find a solution to high lodging costs for all of you!:D
08:00:42 <Jake> what about automating Xanterra so they don't need all those dorm rooms for employees?
08:01:10 <ynpvisitor107> Self cleaning cabins?
08:01:14 <Dave from B> Maybe if Xanterra only hired gazers
08:01:17 <Jake> you need a rich benefactor that will offer millions on conditions of implementing your program
08:02:02 <ynpvisitor107> What Gazer wants to work instead of watch geysers? Very few.
08:02:16 <Kevin L™> Work?
08:02:18 <ynpvisitor107> They are on vacation.
08:03:20 <ynpvisitor107> Lodging will continue to go up because while people complain, the lodging SELLS OUT.
08:03:47 <Kevin L™> That is the sad truth 107
08:05:28 <Jake> lodging is under-priced
08:05:47 <Jake> how much would a week in West Yellowstone cost in 1978, Kevin?
08:06:37 <Kevin L™> Never even looked back then!
08:13:02 <Dave from B> 107, that is the point. In 5 years, rooms will be over $250 a night at OFL. What do gazers do then? Maybe we should stuff 10 people in a room?
08:14:11 <ynpvisitor107> Save up or stop going I guess
08:14:24 <Dave from B> Here's a question for some old timers here. As a gazing group, are numbers going up or down? Remember social media contacts us better today but are there actually more of us?
08:14:43 <Dave from B> connects*
08:14:51 <Eric> Morning
08:15:01 <Dave from B> Morning Eric
08:15:21 <Kevin L™> Hi. Can you get rid of this snow I see on my screen?
08:16:01 <Eric> Yes....I can make your screen go dark :-D
08:16:12 <Eric> Just hit the off switch on your monitor
08:16:15 <ynpvisitor107> Cabins were a great deal years ago. Now not so much. Gazers will have to decide if it’s worth the cost.
08:17:29 <Eric> We just need more rooms available in the areas that are always sold out....a new OF skyscraper
08:17:35 <ynpvisitor107> Or if they can afford to come at all anymore.
08:17:53 <Eric> Motel 8 at OF
08:17:58 <Kevin L™> They tore out about 100 units in the 80s.
08:19:01 <ynpvisitor107> At least they did not succeed in making OF day use only.
08:19:19 <Dave from B> All I'm doing is looking for solutions. Maybe a building at West is the answer. Udo, scoot over, you have company:)
08:19:21 <Kevin L™> That IS a plus
08:19:59 <Kevin L™> I am just glad that I got to do it when I did. Much harder now.
08:20:47 <Kevin L™> It would be interesting to see how many cabins are used by tour companies.
08:21:02 <ynpvisitor107> Building at West? Aren’t those called hotels?
08:21:28 <Dave from B> Isn't lodging more expensive at WEst?
08:21:45 <Betty> it is
08:22:03 <Dave from B> Let's just build a barn behind Udo's house
08:22:25 <sparekitty> lodging at West is hard to sustain as so few people want to come in the winter.
08:22:28 <Betty> last year I had a room for 359$ a night after the eclipse
08:23:01 <Kevin L™> What we really need is to develop the Star Trek "Scotty, beam me to BH" method.
08:23:12 <ynpvisitor107> Lodging rates vary. I have talked to gazers that get $150 rooms in July
08:23:50 <Kevin L™> Eclipse prices were obscene. Rexburg had $59 rooms going for over $1500.
08:23:58 <ynpvisitor107> The room is old, yet most gazers do not spend much time in their rooms
08:24:37 <ynpvisitor28> had to plan shorter trip this year to fit in our budget
08:25:06 <ynpvisitor107> I think many folks will do that 28
08:26:08 <ynpvisitor107> There are many days you can walk into Old Faithful Inn and get a room. If you want to pay $350.
08:26:23 <Jake> let's talk about another YNP logistics nightmare!: the possibility of an active Steamboat Geyser and parking & access conditions at Norris
08:26:24 <Kevin L™> I shortened my stay last year due to the cost but since this is my 40th and probably final year at the park I want to do a full week.
08:26:47 <Jake> I can't believe how many people I've read online talking about making an effort to see it
08:27:03 <ynpvisitor107> I hope your weather is better than this Kevin
08:27:06 <Eric> Yes, norris will be stupid this year for parking if steamboat is active....not that it wasn't horrific before.
08:27:16 <Dave from B> Yeah, Jake, Might have to park on the road and walk in
08:27:24 <Kevin L™> I sure hope you are right 107
08:27:36 <Eric> get parked before 9am and don't leave
08:27:47 <sparekitty> i think i will bike into norris rather than try to park.
08:28:11 <Eric> yes, camping at norris and biking in would be the best solution IMHO
08:28:43 <Dave from B> They do need to figure a way to make that parking lot bigger
08:29:53 <Eric> remove RV & Bus parking and give them a waiting area at the junction
08:30:01 <Eric> and enforce it
08:30:04 <ynpvisitor28> shuttle service would be nice
08:30:15 <Dave from B> On google maps, I found a place for a temp parking lot. Shuttle in from there!:)
08:30:18 <Eric> Yes, I would take a shuttle for sure
08:30:26 <Dave from B> https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1w9rsnsuBoBLUOVYvZSeCX6TnTGg&msa=0&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=44.72455490671007%2C-110.6894875041504&spn=0.938228%2C1.757812&z=16&output=embed
08:30:29 <Jake> the gravel pit to the east?
08:30:42 <Dave from B> Just past road junction towards Canyon
08:30:45 <Eric> Your link didn't work
08:30:47 <Dave from B> yep
08:30:51 <Jake> the sewage treatment facility
08:30:55 <ynpvisitor...> I have thought this is one area where a shuttle might work.
08:31:04 <Jake> link worked for me
08:31:10 <Eric> weird
08:31:35 <Jake> Yosemite does a shuttle to the sequoia grove. parking early if you can get it, otherwise park remotely and take a shuttle
08:32:01 <Jake> it operates from 8am - 8pm or something
08:32:39 <Eric> would be a good time for YNP to start experimenting with shuttles
08:33:14 <Eric> Glad nothing is sticking to the camera so far today
08:33:43 <ynpvisitor...> We were all trying not to mention that :)
08:35:31 <ynpvisitor15> I think we should be able to blow up cars parked in the RV only spots.
08:35:45 <ynpvisitor...> Norris a major headache for the NPS. I assume they are way ahead of chat on shuttles there
08:36:06 <Eric> Or just blow up all RVs :-D
08:36:21 <ynpvisitor...> :thumbsup:
08:36:37 <ynpvisitor15> Blow up people stupid enough to pay 30 a night for a room inthe park.
08:36:44 <Eric> Buses don't really need to park and sit in the lot either...they could wait someplace else
08:36:48 <ynpvisitor...> My apologies. I am a bad person :(
08:37:23 <ynpvisitor15> 300 that is
08:38:14 <Jake> there goes an off leash dog
08:38:39 <ynpvisitor15> A shuttle bus for the buses, now that is bright.
08:38:59 <ynpvisitor15> Just close all the parking lots and turn it into Zion!
08:39:06 <sparekitty> watching people walk on the ice is a great argument for yaktrax.
08:39:55 <ynpvisitor...> It can also be amusing
08:39:58 <Dave from B> ..
08:40:09 <sparekitty> definitely amusing!
08:40:09 <Eric> I really like glaciers hybrid model...they use both and keep parking lots open
08:40:24 <Kevin L™> Did I ever mention how much I like living in the desert?
08:40:31 <Eric> Nope
08:40:40 <ynpvisitor...> Well, you need to enjoy other people's misfortune.
08:41:13 <ynpvisitor...> We have already established that I am not a nice person.
08:41:26 <Kevin L™> I wonder how Micah is doing. BRRRRRRRRR!
08:41:29 <sparekitty> i'll be in the park in less than a month! can't wait.
08:41:45 <Dave from B> Last time I went to Glacier, shuttle system was overloaded by users. You have to wait 3 or 4 buses to get on in some spots
08:41:52 <Eric> Nice to see those MT reports and fountain :-D
08:42:17 <Eric> Well, that is just a resource issue that can be solved Dave.
08:42:32 <Kevin L™> Micah got a Rocket major
08:42:35 <Eric> I had very little problems when using them 2 years ago.
08:43:25 <ynpvisitor...> Zion having problems with over-crowded shuttles even late in the season
08:43:27 <Dave from B> You know I'm all for shuttles but I've talked enough today about the future
08:43:43 <ynpvisitor...> :)
08:43:47 <ynpvisitor15> NPS has already established they have no remedy for resource issues. Other then doubling entrance fees to take car of the backlog
08:45:47 <Kevin L™> Oops.
08:45:59 <ynpvisitor15> I can just hear Eric complaining because he got on the express shuttle from Norris to OF and saw Fountain and they would not let him off.
08:46:11 <ynpvisitor107> So glad Bill B is getting used to posting on GT!
08:46:29 <Kevin L™> He could just jump out the window...
08:46:45 <Eric> haha....Now if I saw morning, that is what emergency exits are for ;-)
08:47:01 <ynpvisitor15> I am sure there is a fine and park ban for something like that.
08:47:31 <Eric> Life it full of options :-D
08:50:04 <ynpvisitor15> You do not like RV's wait till they start putting in electric car only parking with charging stations, that no one is using.
08:50:50 <Kevin L™> A geyser!
08:51:32 <ynpvisitor15> Looks more like an exploding coffee pot to me.
08:51:41 <ynpvisitor15> Enjoy the snow
08:51:46 <ynpvisitor...> OF 1050 wc my box
08:52:26 <Eric> I would use electric car parking! They are always full places I go.
08:53:11 <ynpvisitor...> Driving an electric vehicle can get you arrested in Wyoming
08:59:30 <Jake> not to beat a dead horse, but here's the 2017 YNP Transportation study: https://www.nps.gov/yell/getinvolved/upload/Yellowstone-Transportation-Mobility-Study_lo-res.pdf
09:00:03 <Jake> lots of info on road & parking capacities. suggested implementations near the end do not mention shuttles
09:04:34 <Kevin L™> Faisy ie
09:04:37 <Betty> nice catch
09:05:15 <Kevin L™> Pure luck
09:12:27 <Dave from B> Marmot races are cancelled for today
09:13:42 <ynpvisitor59> Have they made any progress at all?
09:14:08 <Kevin L™> No
09:21:23 <ynpvisitor59> Eric, Happy Xanterra DDoS day
09:30:26 <Betty> Lion?
09:30:44 <Betty> yep
09:31:49 <ynpvisitor115> wouldn't today be a great lion shower day
09:35:21 <Kevin L™> Grotto marathon
09:38:12 <Eric> what day does the OF lodge front desk open? Is that the place I need to call to try and get in a more forward cabin?
09:39:28 <Dave from B> It was mentioned yesterday. Was it May14?
09:40:25 <Kevin L™> I think May 11
09:42:16 <ynpvisitor113> You can have reservations to put it in as a special request if you haven't already done so. Watch for Will to ask. He is an old hand at Lodge stuff
09:43:27 <Eric> Thanks 113, I should have asked will before he headed to the park :-(
09:43:53 <Eric> This is what I get in response to making reservations at xanterra: The service is unavailable.
09:44:15 <Dave from B> Hi Becca
09:54:02 <Eric> Alright...2 weeks booked for next year too :-D
09:54:22 <Betty> yay
09:56:52 <Eric> Wife might make me change the trip to hawaii though :-P
09:56:55 <ynpvisitor33> I think OFL is the 18th
09:57:07 <Eric> oh wow...that is late
09:57:18 <ynpvisitor33> OF Inn opens this week
09:57:22 <ynpvisitor59> Thought it was the 12th
09:57:41 <ynpvisitor33> wonder why they stopped posting Turbans?
09:57:55 <ynpvisitor59> May 11th sorry
09:58:41 <ynpvisitor59> Old Faithful Lodge is the 11th
10:00:37 <ynpvisitor33> oops, yes, the 11th
10:01:29 <ynpvisitor33> Will is going to the park?
10:02:27 <ynpvisitor33> I wish that bison would walk onto the bw
10:03:28 <Dave from B> That is crazy stupid close
10:04:01 <Dave from B> Eric, we need an LE button on this page
10:04:49 <Kevin L™> Let's see how far the bison could toss little Jimmy.
10:04:58 <ynpvisitor59> We might get to see that
10:05:28 <Dave from B> Some people's brains are smaller than a pika
10:08:25 <Kevin L™> Grand
10:08:28 <Jake> Grand
10:08:58 <Dave from B> Hope another 5 Grand day tomorrow?
10:09:53 <Dave from B> Still missing eruption #4 from Grand yesterday on GT. E time posted for #3
10:13:37 <Dave from B> Any reports of Grotto Fountain since park reopened?
10:14:20 <Dave from B> And, how long before a Grotto is considered a marathon these days?
10:16:13 <Hafnium Again> Grand around 8 minutes, but a second burst will be hard to discern
10:17:16 <Hafnium Again> Might be one there
10:23:37 <Betty> Aurum on static?
10:23:57 <Betty> seems so in my frame
10:26:00 <Kevin L™> I didn't spot it
10:26:28 <Betty> streaming was out of frame
10:29:53 <Kevin L™> bad wind direction
10:31:05 <Betty> ugh
10:37:15 <Craig> Grotto sure is steamy today
10:37:36 <Betty> hi Graig
10:37:49 <Craig> o/
10:40:19 <Eric> Yes, note on GT says in marathon
10:42:19 <Eric> It looks a little left to me though for grotto
10:42:32 <Eric> Seems like more of an oblong spot
10:47:01 <Dave from B> Kevin, how long before you retired did you think about retiring?
10:48:15 <Kevin L™> A long time. I went about 2 years earlier than I had planned due to things the legislature was doing.
10:50:00 <Betty> Lion
10:50:10 <Craig> :lion:
10:50:59 <Betty> straight column
10:51:11 <Kevin L™> лев
10:56:32 <Hafnium Again> большой кот
10:56:39 <Betty> LC ie
10:57:45 <Kevin L™> полный горячей воды
10:58:13 <Betty> Hä??
10:59:05 <Kevin L™> voll mit heißem Wasser
10:59:20 <Betty> this I get
10:59:24 <Eric> Кевин
10:59:26 <Betty> :-)
10:59:54 <Kevin L™> Snow messes with your mind.
10:59:54 <Eric> Би гейшерст дуртай
11:01:54 <Hafnium Again> If you want something else to watch, Okeanos Explorer is live on the bottom: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/media/exstream/exstream.html
11:02:23 <Dave from B> Eric, any SpaceX stuff happening anytime soon?
11:03:30 <Hafnium Again> What an era we live in - watching geysers, speaking different languages, visiting the bottom of the ocean
11:03:58 <Kevin L™> :)
11:04:52 <Kevin L™> And it takes 3 different remotes to run your TV!
11:05:55 <Dave from B> Isn't that the truth!
11:06:22 <Eric> https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
11:06:48 <Dave from B> I wonder if anyone has ever thrown a snowball at a bison
11:07:09 <Eric> Business is all about making consumers spend more money Kevin
11:08:48 <Dave from B> Eric, thanks! May 5 launch for Mars
11:17:15 <Kevin L™> I may be able to see that launch at my house.
11:37:16 <Betty> Daisy
11:37:41 <Kevin L™> Beat you twice today Betty!
11:38:22 <Betty> then I must be lagged
11:38:51 <Kevin L™> Probably so
11:39:18 <Betty> :-)
11:39:37 <Betty> streaming is choppy
11:39:48 <Kevin L™> It is here too
11:40:16 <Betty> Dep?
11:40:40 <Betty> yes
11:43:25 <Kevin L™> Not a real powerful one
11:43:54 <Betty> it was ie when you panned back
11:44:22 <Betty> and with my lag it maybe was at the end
11:44:40 <Kevin L™> There was a real strong one the other day. Huge splashes.
11:49:22 <Betty> static is stuck
11:50:47 <Betty> hi Micah
11:52:30 <Micah> Hello.
11:52:39 <Micah> Gonna check grotto again soon.
11:52:59 <Kevin L™> How does Sawmill look?
11:53:41 <Micah> Still dismal
11:53:52 <Betty> bah
11:54:02 <Micah> But it's cycling more in water level. So maybe the systems trying to reboot.
11:54:06 <Kevin L™> :(
11:54:12 <Micah> But theres still no heat.
11:55:14 <Micah> Economic looks better than better than Sawmill
11:58:08 <Betty> OF
11:59:20 <Jake> Kevin it's good if you didn't experience a powerful Depression. I'm happy for you
11:59:42 <Betty> me too :-)
12:04:12 <ynpvisitor59> Has Grotto been in Marathon all day?
12:04:50 <Dave from B> Not sure. Was hoping to get an update from Micah
12:07:02 <ynpvisitor59> Will's in the park too?
12:07:04 <Kevin L™> lion doesn't like the cam
12:07:44 <Dave from B> Yep..school must be over
12:08:11 <Kevin L™> When does Becca come home?
12:09:10 <Dave from B> Friday
12:09:50 <Kevin L™> Hard to believe she is through her first year.
12:10:10 <Dave from B> I know
12:17:01 <Betty> LC ie
12:27:54 <Betty> looks like Grotto
12:39:23 <ynpvisitor39> no way is school over at MSU
12:40:34 <Kevin L™> School was over for me about 50 years ago!
12:41:43 <ynpvisitor59> I think it's finals so maybe light schedule or already done
12:42:22 <Betty> time for sleep, night all
12:42:50 <ynpvisitor39> maybe he has no finals
12:43:18 <Kevin L™> Night Betty. Lass die Wanzen nicht beißen!
12:43:44 <ynpvisitor39> looking nicer in the basin at least
12:44:15 <Kevin L™> MUCH beter than yesterday
12:48:19 <Eric> Nice to see Tara and Will are in basin
12:48:50 <Kevin L™> That should get us a few more reports
12:56:20 <Bill K> I am finally back
12:56:52 <Kevin L™> Looks like you had a lot better day for it today.
12:57:18 <Bill K> Mmmh, it was snowing the entire time. Turned nice around the time we left
12:57:36 <Bill K> It was still a good trip though.
13:02:55 <Bill K> Not a ton of people here, but I have some good news.
13:03:16 <Bill K> I talked to Jeff and we're going to set up a system to get GOSA access to the temperature data that we have.
13:03:32 <Bill K> I'm also installing the Adobe suite so I'll get to working on that time lapse
13:04:13 <Dave from B> ..
13:04:30 <Dave from B> That's great news! Thanks, Bill
13:05:52 <Kevin L™> Thank yyou much Bill
13:06:10 <Bill K> Things are starting to pick up around here, but i would say we could have some sort of system set up by summer time for sure (probably sooner, but i don't want to promise that right now, things are busy).
13:07:24 <Bill K> I'll also see about adding some kind of non-editable map of our database so you can have a live view of what we have collected. To be clear this wont be a live sample of temperature loggers, but it will be the most up to date info we have.
13:12:18 <Kent> Bill K, don't get to close to us. We have a backlog of whines and can be incessantly demanding :) You are doing good work!
13:12:55 <Dave from B> haha Kent
13:13:05 <Kevin L™> But we always appreciate the good things we have!
13:13:16 <ynpvisitor...> Yes we do!
13:14:04 <Dave from B> Hi, Graham
13:14:14 <LETS GO CAPS> hell
13:14:18 <LETS GO CAPS> hello
13:14:27 <LETS GO CAPS> hellOV
13:14:36 <ynpvisitor...> May I put in a small plug for the very out-gunned Jazz?
13:15:00 <Kevin L™> Hi Graham.
13:15:26 <Kevin L™> May as well!
13:15:43 <ynpvisitor...> For all the good it will do....
13:16:10 <LETS GO CAPS> thanks Bill K for anything you can do to help us get more access to info
13:16:37 <LETS GO CAPS> good to see Knights back in the lead
13:16:56 <Eric> Thanks Bill....all data is great :-D
13:17:09 <Bill K> Yeah happy to help. There's gonna be a decent amount of change in the coming year or so and I'd like to keep you guys in the loop as much as I can.
13:17:26 <Eric> Great!
13:17:53 <LETS GO CAPS> we need more data at OF too ... hah aso we ca get the old UGB static cam back or make it streaming too
13:17:56 <Dave from B> Now I'm going to need an even bigger monitor!
13:18:26 <Bill K> Camera monitoring is on the agenda!
13:18:27 <Eric> If NPS geo needs anything support wise, just ask. We have a pretty large community.
13:18:40 <LETS GO CAPS> and extra wide so it sees Castle to Dome
13:19:20 <LETS GO CAPS> are you sayiing we need to exercise more Eric?
13:19:36 <Eric> Well, I personally do :-P
13:20:27 <Kevin L™> I don't need to exercise, I do need a larger recliner though.
13:21:56 <Dave from B> Bill, is Yellowstone Forever funding any of your projects?
13:22:42 <Eric> Nice video on Facebook NPS geo :-D
13:22:57 <Bill K> Not to my knowledge. We're going to be asking for funding for telemetered temp loggers, and possibly some other things.
13:22:57 <LETS GO CAPS> need to get the Grand eruptions switched ... i will flag the first one with no info so the one with data gets to the top. someone else going to flag it too?
13:23:36 <Dave from B> Graham, 5 Grands yesterday!
13:25:00 <LETS GO CAPS> i only see 4 on GT - loooonnnggg interval tho
13:25:18 <LETS GO CAPS> can someone apply the second flag to todays?
13:25:42 <LETS GO CAPS> i dont think there have been 5 since 2012 or whenever it was
13:25:42 <Kevin L™> Lot of customers for OF today.
13:26:25 <ynpvisitor34> are all the roads open in the park?
13:26:31 <LETS GO CAPS> such a crappy day for 5 grands too, the geyser was mean
13:26:52 <LETS GO CAPS> Dunraven will still be closed
13:27:15 <LETS GO CAPS> not sure about East and Craig pass
13:27:16 <Dave from B> If we get a 3 Grand day today, might get 5 tomorrow
13:27:26 <Dave from B> East opens Friday
13:27:39 <Eric> for people interested in watching the NPS geo video without using facebook: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rvbbgkzjxainr4d/yellowstonesteamboatgeo.mp4?dl=0
13:28:11 <Eric> not the highest quality...but does the job
13:28:24 <Eric> cool to see the wash from the eruptions
13:29:16 <LETS GO CAPS> thanks second flagger
13:30:09 <Kevin L™> Are they going to do it in regulation tonight Graham?
13:30:44 <Bill K> so that wash was from the 2nd eruption
13:31:42 <ynpvisitor...> Thanks Eric. I had not seen this. Now for the "film at 11"
13:32:07 <Bill K> keep an eye out for a CNN interview with Jeff
13:32:20 <Bill K> they don't know when they're going to air it, but that's part of what we were doing out today
13:32:53 <Jake> Lion Geyser's good name besmirched in the video as "very erratic"
13:33:28 <Dave from B> Thanks, Eric and Bill
13:33:33 <Kevin L™> They should have used Aurum.
13:33:35 <Eric> haha
13:33:47 <Eric> Lion is far from erratic
13:34:43 <Jake> Lion was the stock footage being shown when "very erratic" was said
13:34:54 <Jake> I might be taking it out of context, but JUSTICE FOR LION!
13:34:55 <LETS GO CAPS> the steamboat splashing at the end is interesting, looks like it was seperately filmed but its more continuous splashing than usual
13:35:05 <Dave from B> haha Jake
13:35:10 <LETS GO CAPS> i hope so Kevin, I cant stay up for more OT
13:35:29 <Kevin L™> I can relate to that Graham!
13:36:11 <LETS GO CAPS> well Jake, Lion can have from 1 to 32 or more eruptions in a series, thats pretty eratic.
13:37:50 <Eric> Hey DG
13:37:51 <ynpvisitor999> LC
13:37:56 <ynpvisitor999> hello everyone
13:38:08 <Bill K> Evening
13:40:56 <LETS GO CAPS> icah should have been out there for the 5 Grand day.
13:41:45 <LETS GO CAPS> I guess he saw the first one
13:41:50 <Jake> Definition of erratic 1 : having no fixed course : wandering an erratic comet 2 a : characterized by lack of consistency, regularity, or uniformity erratic dieting keeps erratic hours b : deviating from what is ordinary or standard : eccentric an erratic genius 3 : transported from an original resting place especially by a glacier an erratic boulder 4 archaic : nomadic
13:42:45 <ynpvisitor999> Bee seems to be happy
13:42:49 <LETS GO CAPS> sounds like Lion to me
13:43:47 <Dave from B> Hi, DG
13:43:57 <ynpvisitor999> hi Dave
13:44:22 <LETS GO CAPS> Will is in the basin
13:46:13 <Dave from B> Jake, you sleeping thru the night yet?
13:47:11 <Kevin L™> Erratic OF interval.
13:47:19 <ynpvisitor999> :)
13:47:31 <ynpvisitor...> OF 1546 wc my box
13:51:41 <LETS GO CAPS> he just fell asleepDave ... so that would be a "no"
13:52:17 <Dave from B> :D
13:52:53 <Kevin L™> He is potty trained though.
13:55:38 <Dave from B> Bill, if you didn't know, Jake is the creator of Geyser times website.
13:56:38 <ynpvisitor999> SC seems to be ie?
13:59:27 <Bill K> Oh, awesome!
14:01:10 <Bill K> It looks great! Really functional and a lot of fantastic info.
14:02:02 <LETS GO CAPS> i am guessing the majority of times are entered by people that visit this chat room too
14:03:14 <Dave from B> Over 1 million entries
14:03:23 <Kevin L™> Over 1,000,000 entries!
14:03:28 <Kevin L™> :)
14:04:10 <Eric> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l91ISfcuzDw Entries
14:04:53 <Eric> Dr. Evil says it best!
14:05:29 <LETS GO CAPS> well the majority were auto-loaded by chat visitors
14:05:40 <Kevin L™> GT is one of those tools that you wonder how you ever did without!
14:06:28 <LETS GO CAPS> we used to use paper and then copy and paste into chat
14:06:44 <LETS GO CAPS> so we knew what to watch
14:07:09 <LETS GO CAPS> the old "overnight board" is still near the bike racks
14:07:10 <Kevin L™> Days I don't miss Graham!
14:07:24 <LETS GO CAPS> lc
14:08:05 <Dave from B> I wonder if Grotto 842ie is still going
14:08:11 <Kevin L™> What is going to score first Graham, the Caps or BH?
14:08:38 <LETS GO CAPS> vaps, game starts in 90m
14:09:14 <LETS GO CAPS> didnt understand Micahs Marathon comment since there was a rocket an hour prior - probably wasnt far into an eruption
14:09:24 <LETS GO CAPS> no steam there now
14:10:16 <LETS GO CAPS> used to rite geyser time notes on paper and jam them through the VC door so they would know in the morning too. now just punch a few buttons
14:12:47 <Kevin L™> I remember when John Muller was a volunteer there. It was more fun to take them to him in the morning.
14:16:13 <Kevin L™> The morning rover would also glean information from us in the basin.
14:16:36 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy
14:17:36 <ynpvisitor75> where
14:17:42 <Dave from B> Hopefully, prediction signs in the basin will be more accurate this year
14:17:44 <Kevin L™> With a Sprinkler kicker
14:17:55 <ynpvisitor75> Wow I'm lagged
14:18:13 <LETS GO CAPS> or the geysers will be more accurate
14:18:29 <Kevin L™> :)
14:18:44 <Dave from B> I'm talking about when eruption time is from the day before
14:25:51 <Jake> I'm getting OK sleep, not as much as before
14:26:22 <Jake> Bill K, Jeff has already been sharing some logger data with Jeff Cross of GOSA and that data ends up in GeyserTimes
14:26:39 <Jake> it's exciting to hear talk of more data sharing!
14:27:00 <ynpvisitor999> Riverside
14:27:43 <Bill K> Yeah! I'm going to try to get all of the data we have accessible.
14:28:01 <Bill K> I think we have a place to host it that the public can access, but i'll have to look into that in the coming days
14:30:05 <Eric> is that still riverside? weird puff
14:30:12 <Eric> guess so
14:30:27 <LETS GO CAPS> 5m in per Will
14:30:44 <LETS GO CAPS> i wonder if he is hoping for a hot period?
14:30:45 <Jake> sounds good, hopefully you have a location to host without a wall of bureaucracy in front of it :)
14:31:02 <LETS GO CAPS> i dont think he has seen one
14:31:15 <Eric> Red tape wall?
14:31:48 <Eric> I think he is hoping for a Giant ;-)
14:31:59 <Eric> Hot period would be cool too though.
14:32:30 <Jake> yeah, red tape...like if he has to ftp the files to someone in DC or Denver and they review it and put it in a queue to upload to IRMA in the next month...
14:32:43 <Jake> Feather would be a new geyser for Will
14:33:00 <Jake> probably whatever he's seeing there right now is new for him, the bathtubs and such
14:33:17 <Kevin L™> Hope he gets a Giant
14:34:43 <Jake> bye all, have a good evening
14:34:55 <Dave from B> Time to head home. Have a great evening everyone!
14:34:59 <Eric> Night Jake
14:35:06 <Eric> Night Dave
14:35:12 <Kevin L™> Night Dave.
14:36:04 <Bill K> I think we're gonna shoot for a system here to host that. I don't know if it will be as simple as Google Drive or not
14:37:33 <Eric> If you build it...we will connect ;-)
14:38:21 <Eric> More open platforms like ftp or even simple http are a lot easier to connect to usually though, so keep that in mind.
14:38:41 <Bill K> Yes for sure.
14:38:46 <Eric> All the data I pull here is from open sources.
14:39:32 <Eric> Weather, cameras, geyser eruptions, seismic, ....
14:41:19 <Eric> Also note in the chat you can get geyser data too....type /gt geysername number of eruptions you want to see
14:41:46 <Eric> like "/gt BH 12"
14:44:27 <ynpvisitor999> GHP 1634
14:51:01 <LETS GO CAPS> well that didnt take Will long. he can go home now
14:57:18 <ynpvisitor84> spent whole day trying to start next year's reservation process
14:57:29 <ynpvisitor84> so much fun
14:57:48 <ynpvisitor84> I could be in Yellowstone, but instead I am on phone
14:58:47 <ynpvisitor84> still no luck
14:59:09 <LETS GO CAPS> you getting disconnected?
14:59:29 <Kevin L™> Cam is on autopilot for chicken duty
14:59:31 <ynpvisitor84> it rings but never gets answered
14:59:53 <ynpvisitor84> bbl
15:00:50 <LETS GO CAPS> i have never tried to make bookings on opening day
15:01:19 <LETS GO CAPS> maybe next week
15:02:01 <ynpvisitor...> I have done it for winter reservations and it worked fine. A lot less demand.
15:17:48 <Bill K> Time lapse of Steamboat has been processed. I'll run it out the ladder to see if we can publish it tomorrow!
15:18:02 <ynpvisitor999> nice
15:26:59 <ynpvisitor999> LC
15:28:07 <Bill K> OK i think I'm out for the day. Tomorrow will be busy as well.
15:28:45 <ynpvisitor999> bye Bill
15:29:16 <Kevin L™> Night
15:30:18 <ynpvisitor61> got my 2019 reservations, got through on the first call.
15:53:04 <ynpvisitor999> LC
15:58:11 <ynpvisitor999> Grand
15:58:23 <Kevin L™> Grand
16:01:19 <Kevin L™> Nice spikes
16:05:08 <Kevin L™> We have an e time for this Grand?
16:05:22 <ynpvisitor999> likely a mistake
16:05:40 <ynpvisitor999> 7m
16:06:52 <ynpvisitor999> 8m
16:07:16 <ynpvisitor999> 9m now
16:08:30 <ynpvisitor999> 10m
16:08:37 <Kevin L™> Looking 1b
16:08:50 <ynpvisitor999> yes
16:10:25 <Kevin L™> Grotto ie
16:10:41 <ynpvisitor999> Grand seems to be done
16:11:40 <ynpvisitor999> G1Q
16:18:46 <ynpvisitor999> LC
16:37:11 <ynpvisitor114> Daisy?
16:37:29 <ynpvisitor114> Giant?
16:37:30 <ynpvisitor999> Rocket?
16:38:23 <ynpvisitor114> Only GT knows
16:41:02 <ynpvisitor114> Someone from BH is in a hurry
16:59:24 <ynpvisitor114> Big BH burps
16:59:26 <ynpvisitor999> big Bee splash
16:59:31 <ynpvisitor999> Daisy
17:00:03 <ynpvisitor114> Now we have Daisy
17:04:58 <ynpvisitor999> Dep?
17:05:23 <Kevin L™> Big Depression
17:09:56 <Dace from B> Good evening everyone
17:10:01 <Kevin L™> Hey Dace!
17:10:08 <ynpvisitor999> evening Dace
17:10:20 <Dace from B> Just wanted to let you Xanterra site is working great this evening. I have everything booked for 2019!
17:10:28 <Dace from B> :D
17:10:34 <ynpvisitor999> nice :)
17:11:00 <Dave from B> 113.46 for OFL cabins for 2 people
17:11:10 <Kevin L™> :p
17:11:25 <Dave from B> not quite 29.95 but better than 200
17:11:35 <Dave from B> Paid 172.09 at OFL
17:11:43 <Dave from B> oops OFI
17:11:57 <Dave from B> See you all tomorrow
17:12:04 <ynpvisitor999> bye Dave
17:12:11 <Kevin L™> Have a good night
17:13:06 <Kevin L™> BH customers
17:17:59 <Kevin L™> Going to be a run on Band-Aids® in Pittsburgh tonight.
17:19:38 <ynpvisitor999> how so?
17:20:02 <Kevin L™> Brutal hockey game.
17:20:11 <ynpvisitor...> No Giant? I had hope for this evening.
17:20:11 <ynpvisitor999> ah, right
17:21:55 <ynpvisitor999> there were some big steam plumes in the Grotto-Giant area, but they were likely from Grotto or Rocket
17:22:23 <Kevin L™> Will is down there so we will know if anything happens.
17:22:56 <Kent> ty. That is just what I was going to ask.
17:23:08 <Kevin L™> Unless that is him at the Indy spot.
17:23:39 <Kevin L™> He did get a hot period at 1634
17:23:57 <Kent> Got my hopes up
18:07:02 <Kevin L™> Think Graham is throwing things at his TV.
18:13:14 <Kevin L™> Nice sunset.
18:16:28 <ynpvisitor114> BH is not behaving
18:17:28 <Kevin L™> It is a geyser. Behaves similar to a teenager.
18:17:38 <Kevin L™> At least Graham in happy now.
18:17:53 <ynpvisitor114> Or a grumpy old man
18:18:23 <Kevin L™> No, the Caps just scored the go ahead goal with 1m to play.
18:18:54 <Kevin L™> This BH could surprise us as a no Indy.
18:27:24 <ynpvisitor10> well I finally managed to get my first 7 days for next year
18:28:02 <ynpvisitor10> it will be $113 with no bath
18:28:03 <ynpvisitor114> Bad Kevin, no aurum for you for a week
18:28:51 <ynpvisitor10> come a long way from 1997 and $25 room
18:28:52 <ynpvisitor114> I pay like 28 with bath, and free food
18:29:34 <ynpvisitor10> hm, me thinks you stay in the dorms
18:29:47 <Kevin L™> I am not going next year. Costs too much.
18:36:16 <ynpvisitor36> I pay way too much attention to steam in the Giant area now
18:36:45 <ynpvisitor114> I am in one of those dispised RV's
18:36:56 <ynpvisitor10> just steamclouditis
18:37:42 <ynpvisitor10> but you can only camp for 2 weeks during the summer in Yellowstone
18:40:00 <Kevin L™> That is a bummer
18:40:54 <Kevin L™> I just can't get around like I used to. If I head too far I pay for it that night and the next day.
18:41:00 <ynpvisitor10> fall, winter, and spring you can camp a total of 30 days
18:42:27 <Kevin L™> I was looking forward to the Fall trips once the kids got out of school. What happens? My wife goes to work for the school district. :p
18:43:13 <ynpvisitor10> well at least she has a job
18:43:55 <ynpvisitor10> sorry, sore point there
18:44:37 <Kevin L™> She is an RN (and bilingual) so she doesn't have a real problem in that department. I think she may also retire soon.
18:45:28 <ynpvisitor10> you could move closer to Yellowstone Kevin
18:48:21 <ynpvisitor10> there goes Will
18:48:30 <Kevin L™> We had talked about it but decided not to. After doing battle with weeds this year I have been tempted to buy a one bedroom condo though.
18:48:54 <Kevin L™> Guess he gave up on the bug too.
18:49:05 <ynpvisitor10> but where would your chickens stay
18:49:33 <ynpvisitor10> did I miss Old Faithful?
18:49:50 <Kevin L™> I would miss my trees, chickens, and shop.
18:50:26 <Kevin L™> I didn't see it, but I did make a sandwich
18:51:03 <ynpvisitor10> all the people left
18:51:31 <ynpvisitor10> it should have been about when I logged on
18:52:28 <Kevin L™> I would guess it went. Doesn't look ready to go.
18:53:20 <ynpvisitor10> all these numbers in the room and no one saw it?
18:55:00 <ynpvisitor36> I saw it at some point. Didn't take note of it. Probably in that 2018-2027 lull in conversation
18:55:32 <ynpvisitor36> Sorry I wasn't paying more attention, but I can confirm it did erupt
18:56:00 <ynpvisitor114> BH?
18:56:01 <ynpvisitor36> Big BH splash
18:56:05 <ynpvisitor114> Nope
18:56:13 <ynpvisitor114> Big burp
18:56:25 <ynpvisitor10> big splash
18:57:02 <Kevin L™> That was pretty healthy. Thought it was going to go.
18:57:08 <ynpvisitor114> It sure looked like a start.
18:57:30 <ynpvisitor10> nah, it just wanted to make sure we were paying attention
18:57:31 <ynpvisitor114> Kevin has me not thinking indy first
18:57:46 <ynpvisitor10> looks like Grotto again
18:58:20 <ynpvisitor114> Well enjoy the sun rise.
18:58:29 <ynpvisitor10> huh
19:04:44 <Kent> 10 - The moon will come up about 11 and it is like someone turned the lights on.
19:14:27 <ynpvisitor10> nice shower curtain over western end of the basin
19:18:58 <ynpvisitor10> nice steam plume from grotto/giant area
19:19:34 <Kevin L™> Rocket major?
19:20:08 <Kevin L™> Depression looks good too.
20:03:11 <kcmule> OF
20:03:59 <Kevin L™> Hope the moon comes up before BH
20:12:03 <ynpvisitor75> looks like bh now
20:12:19 <ynpvisitor75> or bhi
20:12:42 <ynpvisitor75> bhi
20:12:44 <ynpvisitor75> .
20:12:47 <ynpvisitor75> .
20:14:29 <Kevin L™> :p
20:14:54 <Kevin L™> Hope it is a long indy
20:20:59 <Kevin L™> Moon should be rising
20:30:00 <Kevin L™> Getting some light now
20:53:29 <Kevin L™> Nice shadows.