Showing logs for date: 2018-06-17
03:07:28 <Graham> a lot of steam in the Grand area
03:10:34 <ynpvisitor86> Grand may have erupted around 0430 or s, big steam there when I came on
03:10:58 <ynpvisitor86> s= so*
03:11:01 <Graham> i couldnt see spikes
03:11:18 <Graham> probably turban and vent
03:11:51 <Graham> lion is steamy too
03:14:42 <Graham> looks like Lion had more eruptions and is trying again
03:47:59 <ynpvisitor79> steam at bee, but can't tell if from cone
03:51:58 <ynpvisitor79> don't know how you saw anything at 0430, at 0320 it was a black screen with a hint of light from West and could just tell where OF was
03:54:37 <Graham> i was still in bed then
03:59:44 <Graham> of
04:09:36 <Graham> castle is ie
04:09:49 <Graham> BH splashy
04:16:40 <Graham> castle is a major
04:20:04 <Graham> some blue sky on west gate cam
04:21:25 <ynpvisitor86> did not see grand on the overnight, it was and is still very windy to the right back there
04:30:18 <ynpvisitor86> there wer a few Grand possibilites even as late as ~0603ish but with the wind only DaveM or someone with his experience can tell, I would think
04:58:06 <ynpvisitor96> Wet
05:01:59 <ynpvisitor96>
05:12:21 <ynpvisitor999®> Quite the steam in the Grotto-Giant area. *wishful thinking*
05:26:06 <Graham> if you were wishing for Grotto you would be happy
05:26:46 <Graham> headed oit for a bit. Go BH
05:26:56 <ynpvisitor999®> bye Graham
05:35:31 <ynpvisitor999®> OF
05:35:57 <ynpvisitor999®> fluffy
05:36:34 <ynpvisitor96> 0735 on my box
05:37:37 <ynpvisitor96> Stealth mode on stream, a little better on static.
05:57:43 <ynpvisitor86> Daisy
05:57:44 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
06:19:21 <ynpvisitor86> BH
06:21:27 <Kitt> yay Beehive
06:21:53 <ynpvisitor86> no ndy seen before
06:22:20 <Kitt> bee is fuzzy now
06:23:22 <ynpvisitor86> Kitt , does BH send yuo messages? :)
06:23:54 <Eric> boom there it is
06:24:00 <ynpvisitor86> you*
06:24:01 <Kevin L™> I guess timing is everything!
06:24:41 <Eric> or there it was
06:25:01 <Kitt> no
06:25:20 <Kitt> Looks like Depression might be ie
06:25:50 <Kevin L™> Kind of a white on white fuzzy today. Not very impressive.
06:26:08 <Kitt> yes, but I did see it
06:26:28 <Kevin L™> That is what counts.
06:26:31 <Kitt> I was reading an article on the computer or would have seen the start
06:26:47 <Kevin L™> When are you headed to the park again Kitt?
06:27:15 <Graham> timing wasnt everything for me
06:27:19 <Kitt> 20th
06:27:36 <Kevin L™> I guess I will see you Saturday!
06:27:52 <Graham> dep is steamy
06:28:00 <Kitt> probably
06:28:17 <Kevin L™> It has been for a whilr Graham.
06:28:45 <Kevin L™> Did that video come through Graham?
06:29:09 <Graham> i saw the email and tried to play it but it failed... will check again
06:30:31 <Kevin L™> Bummer. He killed the car just before he was going to exit the track from practice. Probably won't be able to race it again until next August.
06:30:35 <Kitt> back to resting up for Yellowstone
06:35:40 <ynp> Tantalus Creek flow guage 17 cu. ft./sec.?
06:39:22 <Graham> watched the video Kevin, crazy time
06:41:17 <Graham> what did he do to kill the car?
06:41:43 <Kevin L™> They do make interesting races. Good way to make a race out of junkyard cars. He has to pull the whole front rack off the car and replace it before it will race again. If the left wheel is straight, the right one is trying to turn left!
06:42:23 <Graham> looking at the race, that could be a good thing ,,, haha
06:42:29 <Kevin L™> I think the thing that bothered him the most was that he did it during practice and not during the race.
06:43:23 <Kevin L™> You may be right Graham. Oh he is also mad because he forgot to turn his camera on before he hit practice.
06:45:16 <Betty> morning all
06:45:42 <Kevin L™> Hi Betty.
06:45:56 <Betty> hi Kevin
06:46:04 <Graham> big crowd
06:46:38 <Graham> time for the geyser hill walk?
06:46:42 <Kevin L™> Found the race from a different view Graham:
06:47:20 <Kevin L™> He is the first car (#47). As you can see, there are no yellow flags.
06:50:01 <Graham> i was wondering when the cution flag would be out ..... made me dizzy watching it
06:50:34 <Graham> so he qualified for pole ... or is it the fastest car starts last?
06:50:53 <Kevin L™> They put the slowest car on the pole.
06:51:10 <Kevin L™> I think he is nuts!
06:51:12 <Graham> ah, ok. i was wondering given his "track record"
06:51:38 <Kevin L™> He was 9th in points so I guess there are people worse than he is.
06:51:55 <Kevin L™> They all do seem to have a good time though.
06:59:15 <Dave from B™> Good morning everyone
06:59:54 <Betty> morning Dave
07:01:22 <Dave from B™> Betty, are you enjoying the world Cup so far?
07:03:17 <Kevin L™> Morning Dave.
07:03:49 <Betty> yep, Germany - Mexico just started
07:04:16 <Dave from B™> Becca and I are recording 1 game each day to we are recording your game!
07:04:26 <Betty> :-)
07:04:45 <Kevin L™> Boy, I thought my garden pests were bad!
07:05:02 <Dave from B™> We've watched Port-SP and ARG-ICE thus far
07:05:23 <Betty> both interesting games
07:05:30 <Betty> OF
07:05:34 <ynpvisitor75> OF
07:06:00 <Kevin L™> Interesting steam cloud
07:06:24 <Kevin L™> Looks like one of those 50's monster movies.
08:26:27 <ynpvisitor999®> Aurum?
08:26:41 <ynpvisitor999®> yes
08:26:54 <Betty> good catch
08:27:40 <Kevin L™> You could almost see it in the OF steam.
08:27:43 <ynpvisitor96> !!!
08:28:12 <Graham> good time for a lag, I saw it all
08:31:20 <ynpvisitor999®> LC ie
08:32:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
08:32:15 <Betty> Daisy
08:32:26 <Graham> waiting for it ...
08:32:41 <Graham> there it is
08:32:57 <ynpvisitor999®> are you on a 30s delay?
08:33:21 <Graham> looks like it., which is nice
08:43:55 <ynpvisitor999®> OF
09:20:14 <Betty> grand
09:29:31 <ynpvisitor86> sorry was afk
09:29:49 <Betty> np
09:37:33 <ynpvisitor86> I noticed this am that JimS posted an E time for Grand, is there somewhere to look for geyser E times?
09:38:47 <Kevin L™> I think they keep them at the vec. Some rangers will post them to gt if they have time.
09:39:15 <ynpvisitor86> Thanks Kevin
09:46:32 <Graham> sometimes the E times are posted on GT even if theres a sighting to compare the delay. with grand the temp rise is pretty much instantaneous
09:47:35 <Graham> Jim posted it this morning because we didntget a webcam time for it
09:48:10 <ynpvisitor86> Thanks Graham
09:49:00 <ynpvisitor114> Xanterra has an opening for a full time year around IT technician.....Time to move, Eric!
09:51:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Plate?
09:51:39 <Graham> looks like OF steam t ome
09:51:58 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm pretty sure I did see some splashes in that area
09:52:43 <Graham> nnot seeing steam billowing up behind OF
09:52:44 <ynpvisitor68> Too many people at BH.
09:54:03 <Graham> at keast Jim didnt have to stay at Grand long. he can shelter somewhere if he wants
09:54:28 <Graham> the clouds look pretty dark
09:59:40 <Graham> looks like Cistern is not doing a rapid refill ... have to wait and see what the interval does
09:59:57 <Graham> may still be draining
10:00:51 <kcmule> not sure if I'll leave after work Mon or Tue, every day I wait is another day I can potentially use on the back end
10:01:32 <Betty> sounds good, kc
10:01:41 <Graham> shame theres no cell service for you to work there .......have to take Sat phone and big charger
10:02:30 <Graham> i have never used the wifi in the snow lodge
10:03:22 <Graham> i wonder if they have it at Canyon too?
10:04:08 <kcmule> I will have my laptop but I've never used it to connect to anything but our vpn
10:04:56 <Graham> i could only get connected through the OF cell very early morning in summer season. connected ok in winter
10:05:16 <Graham> i have Verizon with hotspot on the phone
10:05:30 <Graham> that reminds me ... need to check it on my new laptop
10:06:07 <Graham> of course downloads were very slow so couldnt do much anyway but basic stuff worked over VPN
10:07:29 <ynpvisitor86> Graham, in the summer season were you able to connect through OS cell for geysers time in the chat easily or did you have problems with that also?
10:07:47 <ynpvisitor86> OS = OF
10:08:48 <ynpvisitor23> ERic has new mobile chat room link
10:10:31 <Kevin L™> What is it?
10:10:35 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside
10:11:03 <ynpvisitor86> I found in the basin this time I could make calls but I could not use Geyer times or the chat
10:11:35 <ynpvisitor23> mobile chat link is under Help & Important links on this page
10:11:53 <ynpvisitor86>
10:12:13 <Kevin L™> thanks
10:18:00 <Kevin L™> Tall OF
10:27:22 <Graham> 89 - i could get GT app to sync fairly easily. didnt use chat much but it worked when i tried
10:27:52 <Graham> or 86 really :)
10:28:46 <Graham> although now i always get a Sync error 500 even tho it syncs
10:29:07 <Graham> one of those bonus messages i guess
10:30:25 <Graham> while people complain that adding cell/web service is bad because people should be disconnected and outfoors, it provides me with the chance to be there when i otherwise couldnt because of work
10:31:01 <Graham> not so bad with my current job as its less hectic than before
10:31:30 <ynpvisitor86> Thanks Graham
10:40:02 <ynpvisitor86> Almost everyone I saw except for the Asian tour groups had their phones in their hands or held to their ear and or were taking selfies, texting or whatever even many children, I dont think anyone "disconnects" any more
10:40:55 <Graham> well it used to be cameras, now its phone/cams
10:41:17 <Graham> we do like to see the posts of steamboat and other things
10:43:05 <ynpvisitor86> I find it advantageous to keep up with Geyser times to have an idea of what is next without going to the vec, and if I did FB I would be even more informed.
10:48:18 <ynpvisitor86> Case in point: Emily posted Steamboat here because she saw it on FB, even before Udo posted it on GT
10:49:23 <ynpvisitor82> think she saw a post about the discharge guage not a confirmation
10:50:13 <ynpvisitor86> Yes about the gauge and the seismo
10:51:19 <ynpvisitor86> which is great while waiting for confirmation
10:53:04 <Graham> the FB post was the seismo
10:53:42 <Graham> being connected is just part of pur lives now, just ;like being able to drive vs. having to travel by stagecoach
10:54:44 <Graham> also the younger generation expects to be connected and they are the ones we are counting on to pay to keep the parks funded in their taxes ... so its important to keep them happy
10:55:26 <ynpvisitor86> Yes, now only if Scotty could beam us to Steamboat :)
10:56:42 <Graham> haha yes ..... need a high speed bison proof link to Norris and west
10:59:00 <ynpvisitor999®> bison-proof fences?
10:59:19 <ynpvisitor999®> which can be opened at certain points to let bison through
11:00:29 <ynpvisitor999®> Dep ie
11:01:05 <Graham> or elevated path direct to West, forget about following the figure 8
11:03:19 <Graham> i havent heard what came of the OF traffic study to reduce congestion in the village
11:06:08 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
11:14:05 <ynpvisitor86> back side of the dome is clean, now...if we could get someone to reposition it to the front
11:23:48 <ynpvisitor96> If they got the cherry picker out to turn the dome the could clean it. :( s
11:44:38 <ynpvisitor999®> OF
12:07:43 <ynpvisitor999®> LC ie
12:21:16 <ynpvisitor86> Lion 418 ini
12:22:11 <ynpvisitor86> 1418
13:03:08 <Joe´> I wonder if that is Giant
13:06:13 <Joe´> probably not
13:06:15 <Graham> Giant would fill the screen with this humidity. probably Grotto
13:39:06 <Graham> lion
13:39:12 <Joe´> Lion 1537
13:39:15 <Graham> lovely day
13:40:01 <Graham> not many in-park times today
13:44:00 <Joe´> dome is getting wet again
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13:48:51 <ynpvisitor74> 13BN ''
13:49:22 <Joe´> cat on keyboard?
13:53:12 <ynpvisitor114> :drizzle::p
14:33:02 <ynpvisitor95> Needs a wiper.
14:33:24 <Joe´> Yes
14:33:40 <ynpvisitor95> Old one had a wiper.
14:34:58 <Joe´> This one has a wiper but they are all in the VEC drinking coffee.
14:39:21 <ynpvisitor95> If they wiped it now it may get clean. Dry cleaning doesn't work.
14:45:19 <Joe´> I have never understood why they will not use a cleaning soultion with it, all the dome cleaning poles I have seen reccomend using some type of cleaning soultion
14:46:06 <Joe´> recommend*
14:46:19 <ynpvisitor80> If this keeps up the fire danger will remain low
14:48:59 <ynpvisitor95> Should keep mosquitos in check too until it gets hot anyway.
14:59:30 <Joe´> OF 1658
15:00:50 <Joe´> Have fun Kent
15:00:57 <ynpvisitor80> Different view on static
15:01:14 <ynpvisitor80> I'm going to drive static toniight :)
15:01:25 <Joe´> :)
15:01:52 <ynpvisitor95> Looks like OF wants to slime vec today
15:06:57 <Graham> glad Steamboat watch isnt today
15:08:55 <ynpvisitor80> Not cold enough?
15:11:57 <Graham> i think most gazers can deal with the cold
15:12:08 <Graham> drippy stuff is very unpleasant tho
15:12:33 <Graham> unless its from the geyser
15:12:35 <ynpvisitor80> Umbrella ban not going to fly? :)
15:12:57 <Graham> i am guessing rangers would have difficulty enforcing it in the rain
15:13:16 <Graham> sunbrellas maybe
15:13:31 <ynpvisitor80> We have a bug in one of the raindrops
15:13:56 <Graham> better get Eric to fix it
15:14:04 <ynpvisitor80> :)
15:18:00 <Graham> i wonder if anyone will see Grand?
15:19:15 <ynpvisitor80> Perhaps
15:19:51 <Graham> at least Polly wasat Giant 2h ago
15:20:02 <Graham> or within sight of Grotto anyway
15:22:42 <ynpvisitor95> That is an interesting.point. Are umbrellas allowed during rain?
15:23:29 <ynpvisitor95> What if you are prone to skin cancer? Would they ADA require that you could use them in the sun?
15:26:56 <ynpvisitor80> Better views down basin than I thought.
15:31:01 <ynpvisitor80> Fluffy messing with the focus
16:16:26 <ynpvisitor42> Polly is car gazing
16:16:53 <ynpvisitor80> Smart!
16:17:39 <ynpvisitor42> Grand
16:29:21 <Kitt> tried to pm ynp95
16:30:48 <Kitt> no one at Grand
16:31:13 <Kitt> Is that Plate
16:33:39 <ynpvisitor80> Riverside
16:33:46 <Kitt> Riverside
16:34:52 <Kitt> fluffy
16:39:21 <Craig> Huh so this is where all that rain went!
17:06:22 <ynpvisitor39> lion
17:18:23 <ynpvisitor80> Lion 1917
17:29:56 <ynpvisitor80> Daisy 1828 wc
17:30:05 <ynpvisitor39> daizy
17:31:47 <ynpvisitor80> 1928 is a much better time
17:45:42 <ynpvisitor8> Is that Grotto steam?
17:48:03 <ynpvisitor35> Castle
17:48:23 <ynpvisitor35> ie
18:15:54 <ynpvisitor80> OF 2015 wc
18:29:53 <ynpvisitor39> NPS Castle prediction is over 24 hours away
18:31:45 <Craig> Really betting on that double interval?
18:35:22 <ynpvisitor35> As long as BH goes soon, they can say anything they want.
18:36:12 <ynpvisitor35> Is there a particular reason we are watching poodles?
18:36:43 <Eric> Where are the poodles?
18:37:03 <Eric> Standard or miniature?
18:37:23 <ynpvisitor35> They look kind of large.
18:39:05 <ynpvisitor80> Optics-Physics. If I raise the cam above the horizon the lens closes down and the sputs get a lot darker. At this angle you see as much of the basin as with a higher angel
18:39:26 <ynpvisitor35> Thanks
18:47:12 <ynpvisitor35> Lion and BH seem to be having a puffing contest
18:52:04 <ynpvisitor8> BH after dark
18:53:28 <ynpvisitor35>