Showing logs for date: 2018-06-18
04:12:04 <  Joe´> Daisy
04:42:04 < Joe´> Grand
04:44:41 < Joe´> 0640
05:16:31 < Joe´> Riverside
05:40:06 <ynpvisitor14> Liion
05:58:30 <ynpvisitor14> Aurum
05:59:37 <Betty> yay
06:00:08 <Betty> nice catch
06:00:31 <Betty> morning all
06:02:13 <Dave from B™> Morning everyone
06:02:30 <Betty> morning Dave from B™
06:08:26 <Eric> Morning
06:08:39 <Betty> morning Eric
06:23:11 <Dave from B™> Morning Bill, Eric
06:23:23 <Bill> Morning
06:23:30 <Betty> morning Bill
06:38:49 <Betty> bbl
06:39:11 <J. Ytterbium> Heja Sverige!
06:46:56 <ynpvisitor11> wow, looks extra wet
06:47:30 <Dave from B™> Nice puddles...we're supposed to get 0.50-1.00 of rain today
06:52:35 < Joe´> OF
06:56:05 < Joe´> Lion 0855
07:13:33 < Joe´> Daisy
08:06:11 <Eric> Hey Bill, if you are still around, do you have a timeline this week for pulling the cistern/steamboat data?
08:06:32 <Eric> Would love to see the refill time for comparison
08:13:21 <Bill> Two possibilities (technically 3). Either I'll pull it after lunch today if the weather gets better, or I'll grab it on Wed. Tomorrow is unlikely because I'll be escorting a MSU crew around the boardwalks in UGB. I may stop by on the way from Mammoth if I have time, but that's unlikely.
08:18:21 <Dave from B™> <>
08:21:18 <Eric> Thanks Bill....I hope the weather clears up today for you. I wouldn't be surprised if it's in overflow this afternoon :-D Report from 9:30 this morning "Vigorously boiling(at times 12" high), grey, murky. 12" below rim of inner "tube", 4-4.5' below overflow."
08:21:45 <ynpvisitor35> May be in overflow just from the rain!
08:23:48 <Eric> Yes, the rain is really flowing. I did see, what I have to assume are "rain spikes" on the tantalus creek chart. At least now I can confirm that it wasn't steamboat activity as we have reports of it just lightly steaming around the time of those spikes.
08:34:27 <Betty> what happened to BH?
08:34:45 <ynpvisitor35> Dave broke it
08:35:28 <Betty> bah, Dave
08:35:48 <Dave from B™> 26 hours? Any chance an eruption was missed?
08:36:01 < Joe´> Dark happened to BH
08:36:31 <Dave from B™> Don't you guys be breaking stuff before my trip next week!
08:38:13 <Dave from B™> Eric, you thinking Steamboat Thursday or Friday?
08:39:01 <Eric> Can't really say until I hear when cistern finishes filling
08:39:23 <Betty> OF
08:40:05 <Eric> I want to do some cistern fill graphs versus steamboat intervals and see if anything looks similar
08:45:02 <Eric> If cistern fills by this afternoon, I would look for steamboat starting wednesday evening
08:45:35 <Eric> I would sit on it all day thursday
08:46:09 <kc (working)> I plan on leaving Tues night to be there early Wed unless someone or something convinces me otherwise
08:49:14 <Jake> Dave, your gazer housing volunteer concept will never match this: https://www.yellowstone.org/what-we-do/yellowstone-youth-campus/
08:51:18 <Dave from B™> Nice campus
08:51:27 <Eric> I would prefer yurts down at F&M :-P
08:51:46 <Eric> Give me location, location, location over features any day of the week!
08:52:26 <Dave from B™> I'd take a hostel style except no snoring allowed!
08:52:51 <Eric> ear plugs dave....they are cheap and pretty effective
08:53:26 <Dave from B™> How am I supposed to hear my radio with earplugs!
08:54:26 <Eric> haha....it's a geyser hostel...you will be woken up by 20 other gazers jumping out of bed and turning on the lights :-P
08:56:42 <Dave from B™> Eric, good point
08:57:36 <Jake> I've got it! A sleeper bus that constantly drives around the parking lots at 5 MPH
08:58:07 <Dave from B™> How long would it take to use up $5,000,000 of fuel?
08:58:11 <Eric> Why doesn't YF have a "Thermal Feature" category when they have a wildlife category :-( While wildlife in yellowstone is great, it is not unique to the park.
08:59:13 <Eric> I like it Jake....constantly driving between norris and UGB, hop on and sleep any time.
08:59:32 <Dave from B™> So, you mean a shuttle?:)
08:59:46 <Eric> 24/7 shuttle with beds :-D
09:00:54 <Jake> did YNM have an actual earthquake at 0554 this morning?
09:01:19 <Bill> Eric, looks like I'll be heading to NGB after lunch
09:01:43 <Eric> Nice....try to delay as long as you can to catch cistern fill :-D
09:02:11 <Eric> More sleeping compartments....https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-11-03/7-reasons-to-ride-london-double-decker-buses
09:03:07 <Eric> ohh, found the perfect bus: https://www.hismajestycoach.com/sleeper-coaches/
09:04:48 <Eric> tiny rattle it looks like Jake
09:05:24 <Eric> You can see the same blip on the maple creek seismo
09:12:35 <ynpvisitor82> Bill, sounds like Steamvalve filled up too.
09:12:52 <Bill> Oh really?! I'll check that today. I havent seen it full in a long time.
09:17:43 < Joe´> first clear day at Kilauea in some time
09:18:38 <Dave from B™> Lava river speeds have been amazing
09:20:23 <J. Ytterbium> We can see how these islands grew, clearly
10:00:35 <Betty> Daisy
10:35:56 <ynpvisitor37> could someone on chat help me out? The time for GF is incorrect. The E time was 0710 yet they have a visitor report of 0805 that is in there that will not go away.
10:36:17 <ynpvisitor37> I flagged it, one more flag will get rid of it and the proper time will show.
10:37:02 <ynpvisitor37> Betty, Eric, anyone about?
10:37:12 <Dave from B™> 37, I can do it
10:37:15 <Betty> will do
10:37:19 <ynpvisitor37> thanks Dave from B
10:37:22 <ynpvisitor37> and Betty
10:37:24 < Joe´> done
10:37:35 <ynpvisitor37> all I can think is their watch was on the wrong time zone???
10:37:38 <ynpvisitor37> many thanks all
10:38:05 <Betty> maybe right
10:41:33 <Eric> Thanks as always for bringing everyone GF times :-D
10:43:25 <ynpvisitor37> you are welcome, it has been doing some crazy things lately
10:43:30 <ynpvisitor37> very short intervals
10:43:51 <Betty> good to hear :-)
10:44:33 <Dave from B™> Haven't durations been short as well?
10:44:57 <ynpvisitor37> the short durations precede the short intervals
10:45:24 <Dave from B™> That makes sense
10:45:47 <ynpvisitor37> yes, with GF they seem to be very connected
10:46:28 <ynpvisitor37> yesterday morning was small eruption and short, so we knew it would be a quick one yet it was too damn rainy for me to want to venture back in there
10:46:36 <ynpvisitor37> I have PTSD from bison jams too
10:46:58 <Dave from B™> I wish bison would hurry up and move to Hayden
10:47:19 <ynpvisitor37> I gave myself two hours to travel to GF the other day and still missed the eruption...
10:47:32 <ynpvisitor37> by the 4th of July they are gone, yet that is still weeks away
10:48:07 <Eric> Plus...the tourists numbers will skyrocket :-(
10:48:24 <ynpvisitor37> not sure there can be more than are her now Eric
10:48:28 <ynpvisitor37> here now
10:49:02 <ynpvisitor37> I no longer worry about getting in the gate, I worry about what lies beyond
10:49:07 <Eric> I hope you are right....
10:49:58 <ynpvisitor37> July is always busiest, so I guess there will be more...
10:51:07 <ynpvisitor37> I had a 60 minute jam at 2130 the other night
10:51:07 <Betty> that´s why I come late Sept this year :-)
10:51:10 <ynpvisitor37> just WRONG
10:51:37 <Betty> hope it is better then
10:52:11 <ynpvisitor37> it will be, the bison do not return to the flats until October usually
10:52:22 <Dave from B™> 37, what can be done?
10:52:48 <ynpvisitor37> bigger budget for YNP for sure could be done
10:52:57 <ynpvisitor37> bring back the 25 LE's and more
10:53:27 <ynpvisitor37> they are not working jams, too short handed. I see LE at maybe 1 in 5 jams
10:54:10 <ynpvisitor37> can't stop people from being who they are though, some think it is just GREAT to watch the bison and they are at the front of the lines
10:54:28 <ynpvisitor37> I have been screamed at for passing many times this season
10:54:47 <ynpvisitor37> If I see an avenue, I take it
10:55:27 <Betty> I hete that too
10:55:32 <Betty> hate
10:55:37 <ynpvisitor37> I get why people want THEIR OWN photo after waiting for hours
10:55:47 <ynpvisitor37> yet it is part of the problem
10:56:33 <sparekitty> my motto in the park (and, really, everywhere) is IGNORE THE STUPID.
10:56:49 <Betty> the cars just do not move, everyone takes his time to take their 50 50 from inside the car ON the road
10:59:43 <Eric> I agree 37....the only LE I saw my entire trip was one giving a speeding ticket at fountain flats around 2300. Not sure where they will get the budget, but I bet Sholly will make a big difference on the LE side of things.
11:01:19 <ynpvisitor37> we'll see what happens. I still feel badly for what happened to Wenk
11:02:38 <ynpvisitor37> I hope Grand goes before the next rain comes
11:03:14 <Dave from B™> 37, I agree re Wenk. I'm beginning to think Zinke is worse than James Watt
11:03:34 <ynpvisitor28> My major and all consuming interest is what is going to go on the new pole :)
11:03:37 <ynpvisitor37> so much worse IMO
11:04:31 <Dave from B™> What pole?
11:04:42 <Eric> I think that is just a log standing on end
11:05:30 <ynpvisitor28> In the dirt to the right of the concrete walk. It has a plant on top right now.
11:05:34 <ynpvisitor37> that is odd
11:05:35 <Dave from B™> I'm guessing a tourist did that
11:05:50 <Eric> Yep...kids most likely
11:06:03 <ynpvisitor37> another downpour in West
11:06:05 <ynpvisitor28> I suspect a sign of some sort
11:06:27 <ynpvisitor28> Would have required a shovel
11:06:34 <ynpvisitor37> NPS would not put a sign in the middle of the dirt, it would be closer to the walk
11:07:22 <Kent> If it disappears we will know not NPS
11:08:05 <ynpvisitor37> is the bw done?
11:08:34 <ynpvisitor37> no benches, I hope they put them back
11:08:39 < Joe´> still needs seats
11:08:40 <Kent> Unless they are going to put in benches?
11:08:48 <Kent> :)
11:09:12 <ynpvisitor37> look how different the TREX looks in the rain
11:09:25 <Jake> VIP section with reclining seats
11:09:30 <Jake> like movie theaters are going to
11:09:46 <ynpvisitor37> for OF INN guests only?
11:09:57 <Jake> brought to you by Coca-Cola, the geyser of colas
11:10:39 <Kent> Sponsorship is about the only way the NPS is going to get more funds?
11:10:46 <Jake> OF INN wing guests only, none of the trash that stay in the shared bathroom section
11:11:18 <ynpvisitor37> please no selling out the park
11:11:33 <ynpvisitor37> Disney YNP is not a good prospect
11:11:51 <Kent> By the way, food at the Lodge last Monday was far worse than its normal really bad.
11:12:10 <ynpvisitor37> Ryan is the only good review I have seen so far
11:12:34 <Kent> Very short of help
11:12:40 < Joe´> There is no good food in Yellowstone
11:12:55 <ynpvisitor37> agreed
11:13:17 < Joe´> Except for the burgers and fries at the hams
11:13:21 <Dave from B™> The Lodge cafeteria has been lousy now for a few years
11:13:31 <ynpvisitor37> sorry to hear they are short of help this time of year, things are just gearing up
11:13:40 <Dave from B™> Lower Ham's is good. I like Snow Lodge for dinner
11:13:44 < Joe´> now that is said they will tahe that away
11:14:06 <Eric> Yes, food was pretty horrible at the lodge....not really supposed to eat beef, but the nathan hot dog was about the only edible looking food in the place other than an apple, orange or banana
11:14:41 <Eric> The bbq "stuff" was always the wrong color for actual food.
11:14:58 <Eric> I love hams breakfast...awesome staff and good food!
11:15:26 <Eric> omelet with sausage is the best IMHO
11:16:08 <Jake> most Xanterra food comes in bags and is more of a just-add-water instant variety. not all of it is like breakfast foods at Lower Hams where you see how they prepare it
11:16:54 <Jake> and then places that have steaks can be very hit-or-miss due to the variety of cook staff experience
11:17:55 <Jake> it's an incredible logistics problem: feeding 10,000 people a day in the middle of nowhere with understaffed, under-trained staff
11:17:56 <Dave from B™> I like living out of a cooler for the 6 days for the most part. But, bacon hamburger at Lower Ham's is our treat
11:18:09 <Jake> so it helps to have zero competition for eating options ;)
11:18:48 <Kent> Buffet at the Inn was OK, but the food was cold. A shame. I didn't want to take mine to the Geyser Grill to use the microwave :)
11:19:45 <Kent> Everybody says it, but you don't go to Yellowstone for the food.
11:20:10 <Jake> The SteveO Grill gets great reviews, but the hours of operation are erratic.
11:20:58 <Kent> LS also runs a good breakfast diner on occasion.
11:21:13 <Eric> limo at mammoth in that last still
11:21:35 <Dave from B™> haha Jake
11:22:29 <Jake> interesting choice of vehicle for YNP...a friend of mine drives a hearse in SLC as his exclusive vehicle!
11:22:48 <Jake> he's a musician and he likes the size for loading instruments
11:23:14 <Dave from B™> Maybe we should invite Zinke to YNp so he can get stuck in traffic for 2 hours
11:23:54 <ynpvisitor68> Zinke has a solution to that problem, but no one liked it.
11:24:07 <Eric> haha...I had a classmate in college who did the same Jake...he was the drummer
11:26:15 <Jake> which solution? a) kill more bison b) prevent bison being visible from the road c) park visitor quotas d) traffic jam staffing
11:26:52 <Dave from B™> I'm guessing he meant a
11:28:42 <ynpvisitor68> None of the above.
11:31:42 <ynpvisitor68> It also was not to change the programing on the Steamboat contoler either.
11:33:25 <ynpvisitor68> Speaking of SB, those umbrellas should be at Steamboat this week when it hits 90.
11:34:21 <ynpvisitor37> not hitting 90 anytime soon
11:34:46 <Dave from B™> not sure whaere you're looking but nothing even in the 70s
11:35:32 <ynpvisitor37> well 4th of July week is looking toasty, yet that is a far off forecast
11:36:02 <ynpvisitor68> Well, it was cold last week here, and will be in the 90's this week, so thought it would be there.
11:36:35 <ynpvisitor37> are you at 7000ft?
11:37:14 <ynpvisitor37> today's weather radar keeps looking worse and worse
11:37:25 <ynpvisitor37> for OF area
11:38:32 <ynpvisitor68> It is causing us problems also. Can not wait for it to move closer to Kevin.
11:38:51 <ynpvisitor37> so do you live offshore?
11:39:15 <J. Ytterbium> Looks really heavy in SD
11:39:45 <ynpvisitor37> was cam too dark to find BH last night?
11:40:24 <ynpvisitor...> I thought that was Indicator
11:40:25 <Betty> I did not see it
11:40:35 < Joe´> bubblers at bh are going
11:40:41 <ynpvisitor68> Someone said it would be after dark, well it is after dark!
11:40:59 <ynpvisitor37> I said that, yet I thought it would be before morning
11:42:35 <Betty> OF
11:42:57 <ynpvisitor68> Well, enjoy Grand.
11:44:15 <Dave from B™> Betty, sorry about your soccer team. When do you play next?
11:44:35 <Betty> Saturday
11:44:52 <Betty> Riverside
11:45:32 <Betty> they played horrible
11:45:49 <Betty> Mexico did a good job
11:46:13 <Dave from B™> The sure put a lot of pressure on Mexico the last 20 minutes
11:48:01 <Betty> what was your favourite game thus far?
11:48:42 <Eric> Go Mexico! Gotta root for the neighbor :-D
11:49:04 <Betty> bah, Eric ;-)
11:49:41 <Eric> Sorry Betty...I am sad that your team lost :-(
11:49:44 <Dave from B™> I've actually enjoyed watching all 3 games I've seen. Becca and I didn't see any games we wanted to record today. Mexico counterattack did look good. I liked all the scoring of the SP-Port game
11:49:58 <Dave from B™> I'm anxious to watch Iceland again
11:50:25 <Betty> haha, no problem, Eric. I doubt they go far
11:50:42 <J. Ytterbium> England still tied with Tunisia in second half stoppage time
11:51:00 <J. Ytterbium> Never mind, Kane just scored again. Great escape
11:52:23 <Dave from B™> Wonder if we are in the midst of a Turban delay
11:52:35 <ynpvisitor37> Turban delay or not posted?
11:52:36 <Jake> huge relief for England
11:53:22 <ynpvisitor37> maybe it is too cold and miserable to post
11:53:38 <ynpvisitor37> 1343
11:54:09 <ynpvisitor37> or...looks like a delay in uploading
11:54:50 <Dave from B™> That does it...Grand will happen at 1403...guaranteed
12:02:00 < Joe´> what is the guarantee?
12:02:45 <Dave from B™> It will erupt
12:03:16 <Dave from B™> That she blows
12:03:45 <Betty> :grand:
12:04:28 <Dave from B™> Thanks for the $1,000, Betty:)
12:05:06 <Betty> you earned it for your prediction
12:05:27 <Jake> you're still in the hole from the 100 other predictions you made
12:05:35 <Betty> ohhh, you failed
12:05:57 <Dave from B™> haha, Jake...very true. No Giant last weekend.
12:06:03 <Betty> 1402 for Grand. Give that money back
12:06:33 <Dave from B™> Nice to see Bill Beverly away from Norris
12:06:49 <Jake> he picked such a lovely day, too!
12:07:02 <Dave from B™> :grand:>>>Betty
12:07:03 <Jake> 45 AND raining!
12:07:12 <Betty> thx
12:11:38 <ynpvisitor37> you can't pick your days off
12:11:50 <Dave from B™> I have ordered sunshine and no lightning next week for my trip
12:12:07 <ynpvisitor98> Polly says indy
12:12:31 <ynpvisitor37> too bad, Grand folks will have to scurry
12:12:32 <Dave from B™> Almost 1 year since Split Cone strike knocked out the cam
12:12:52 <Dave from B™> Thanks 98
12:12:58 <ynpvisitor98> can someone send the text?
12:13:23 <ynpvisitor37> looks like one and done
12:13:38 <Dave from B™> What time for indy?
12:13:57 <ynpvisitor37> 1412ie?
12:14:07 <Kitt> don
12:14:07 < Joe´> sent
12:14:19 <Kitt> don't know start
12:14:30 <Kitt> she just texted indy and I got on my computer
12:15:12 <ynpvisitor37> i do appreciate times on the text if I get them late
12:15:45 <Dave from B™> Thanks Kitt
12:16:02 <Kitt> I got the text at 1410 if that helps
12:16:24 <Dave from B™> I was about to send the text but I think Joe beat me to it
12:16:47 <ynpvisitor59> and another one
12:16:55 < Joe´> there is a time
12:17:18 <Eric> I expect 2 BH now!
12:17:23 <ge (working)> TY for the text
12:17:35 <Eric> 2 txt ==> Double the fun!
12:17:45 <ynpvisitor59> what about 3?
12:17:55 <ynpvisitor59> Kitt had 3
12:18:07 <ynpvisitor37> thanks Joe
12:18:07 < Joe´> at first i figured a teax with no time is better than none at all
12:18:11 <Eric> Guess only she will know
12:18:14 <ynpvisitor37> agreed
12:18:40 <Kitt> 1410 start time per Polly
12:18:49 <ynpvisitor59> as long as its not 3 strikes you're out
12:19:02 <ynpvisitor37> this will be a steamy Bee
12:19:07 < Joe´> Eric you will be lucky to get a BH :)
12:20:07 <Eric> No luck needed....I predict BH in the next 15 minutes!
12:20:12 <Kitt> I don't know if she was trying to get to bee from Grand or elsewhere
12:20:20 <Kevin L™> Timing is everything!
12:20:20 <Jake> this must be a double interval
12:20:41 <Eric> I would assume so Jake
12:21:17 <ynpvisitor59> shouldn't Polly be at Giant?
12:21:27 <Dave from B™> That's a crowd
12:21:33 <ynpvisitor59> hence the two textx for a double interval
12:21:49 <Eric> ahhh, that makes sense 59 :-D
12:22:04 <Kitt> I don't know #59, should she?
12:22:15 <Jake> this is a good "control group" crowd for non-GT predicted Beehives
12:22:39 <Jake> or did they all get dragged over from Grand?
12:22:48 <Kevin L™> Do you want me to take it now Joe or after BH?
12:22:55 <Eric> slipper Giant, Grand, BH slope
12:22:58 <Eric> slippery
12:23:05 < Joe´> activate OF steam blocker
12:23:32 <Kevin L™> Is that a big cork?
12:23:32 <Eric> I think you need the forward slash Joe
12:23:35 <ynpvisitor37> crowd was there before Grand ended
12:23:36 <J. Ytterbium> If a couple million Mexicans can cause an earthquake, surely we can blow away some steam
12:24:02 <ynpvisitor59> cpmtrpl group for "raini, post Grand, non-GT predicted" BH
12:24:08 <Eric> well, norris visitors cause quakes every day :-P
12:24:14 <ynpvisitor59> control group
12:24:20 <J. Ytterbium> true
12:26:17 <Kitt> nice line up
12:26:47 <Kitt> a few stragglers joining the line up
12:27:05 <Eric> especially on a rainy cold day...good crowd
12:27:21 <Kitt> boom
12:27:27 <Kitt> away bee goes
12:27:42 <Kevin L™> Not a bad view
12:28:18 <Kitt> 17 minute indy
12:28:44 <Kitt> straight up
12:31:09 <Kitt> love watching the crowd enjoying Beehive's thunder on geyser hill
12:32:22 <Kevin L™> Love being IN the crowd enjoying Beehive's thunder on geyser hill
12:32:32 <Kitt> well that was nice
12:32:53 <ynpvisitor...> Yes it was
12:33:17 <Kevin L™> I can take it now Joe. Thanks.
12:33:35 < Joe´> OK Kevin you got it
12:34:17 <Kevin L™> Took a bit longer than I thought it would but got back at the right time!
12:34:54 < Joe´> Yes! just in time
12:35:04 <Kevin L™> Wonder if the wet will trigger shorter Aurums.
12:35:13 <Betty> hi Kevin, and bye. need some sleep
12:35:36 <Kevin L™> Hi/Bye Betty.
12:52:17 <Eric> wow...still lines at north and west entrances!
12:59:26 <Kevin L™> I don't see one at West.
13:02:45 <Eric> Gone now
13:05:32 <Dave from B™> Daisy ie
13:12:31 <Dave from B™> No quitter here
13:40:34 <visitor5> North Entrance is closed! That does not happen too often
13:40:56 <visitor5> Beartooth also closed
13:41:03 <Kevin L™> Wonder why it is closed
13:41:26 <visitor5> Falling rocks and mudslides for North
13:41:41 <Dave from B™> That would explain the line
13:42:00 <visitor5> Yeah, check out that line!
13:42:18 <Kevin L™> That makes sense
13:42:33 <Dave from B™> 5, any idea when it will open again?
13:42:54 <visitor5> Too warm to be snowing on Beartooth yet it’s closed too
13:43:22 <visitor5> I get texts with road reports, so far they just say closed
13:43:56 <visitor5> Wonder where the slides are
13:44:16 <Dave from B™> Beartooth had snow over the weekend
13:45:20 <visitor5> Maybe it is snow, seems warmer, this front
13:45:47 <visitor5> The text did not list a reason for the pass
13:45:59 <Dave from B™> Could be drifting as well...still big piles up there
13:47:20 <Kevin L™> Hard to think snow when it is 105° down here
13:48:17 <Kevin L™> My Brother's wife wanted to know if she should bring a bathing suit.
13:48:34 <Dave from B™> I think boiling River is closed still
13:49:47 <Kevin L™> My brother was here once but that was 50 years ago. His wife has never seen a geyser.
13:50:48 <Kevin L™> Rockslide could cause you issues Dave.
13:51:15 <J. Ytterbium> Funny story - because I was a competitive swimmer (not of any great note), and because I tried to stay in shape on our family vacations when I was young, on our trip to Yellowstone I wondered if I could swim in Yellowstone Lake.
13:51:55 <Dave from B™> Kevin, if I need to get to Norris quickly, it defintely will. Otherwise, if going to OF, I can always go in the East Entrance. It add about 45 minutes
13:52:28 <J. Ytterbium> Then I found out the water temperature is around 41 F.
13:52:32 <J. Ytterbium> Swimming didn't happen.
13:52:42 <Dave from B™> CHICKEN!:)
13:53:09 <Kevin L™> I bet that got your attention Jimbo!
13:53:56 <J. Ytterbium> I didn't get in the water. I once swam in a lake in the Adirondacks on a summer trip, had a beach and everything. Surface water temperature was about 70 F or so.
13:54:07 <J. Ytterbium> Three feet down, it turned into under 50.
13:54:25 <J. Ytterbium> I dove deep once. I didn't repeat that move.
14:00:42 <Dave from B™> Time to get out of here. Have a great evening everyone!
14:01:03 <Kevin L™> Take care Dave.
14:03:50 <kc (working)> bye Dave
14:05:46 <Graham> bye Dave, are you ready for the rive again/
14:05:49 <Graham> ?
14:08:15 <Graham> YOU DIDNT LEAVE MUCH FOR ME kEVIN?
14:08:21 <Graham> oops
14:11:34 <Graham> i guess Castrle must have minored?
14:17:31 <Graham> busy at N Entrance
14:19:30 <kc (working)> road closure, some details above
14:20:47 <Graham> thats an unusual closure
14:23:02 <Graham> LC
14:23:15 <Graham> when are you departing kc?
14:24:04 <kc (working)> tomorrow ~5pm
14:24:17 <Graham> good luck
14:24:34 <Graham> i can just see Dave stuck att he N ENtrance when STeamboat erupts
14:25:58 <kc (working)> thanks. don't have to be back to work til wed 27 so fingers crossed
14:25:58 <Graham> big early crowd again
14:26:35 <Graham> thats nice, gives you time to settle in
14:26:54 <Graham> although i hear the BBQ and keg on the platform is frowned on now
14:27:23 <kc (working)> well that will open up some room in the trunk at least
14:27:57 <kc (working)> bet if they smelled my ribs their opinion would change
14:28:26 <Graham> serve the rangers first?
14:29:56 <kc (working)> I guess it would be wise to have a badges-first policy
14:30:03 <Graham> pretty sure Bill has you beat on the BBQ, I think he had 4 or 5 going with ribs Mem Day
14:30:53 <kc (working)> it's all about taste not quantity, unless you are last in line
14:31:04 <visitor5> Cars are coming out North now
14:31:25 <Graham> they had quantitu of gazers in line too and the taste was goooooddddd
14:32:00 <kc (working)> guessing there won't be lines for the chef boy-ar-dee and ramen noodles I'm planning on living on
14:32:27 <Graham> depends how many days you are there ....
14:32:37 <Kevin L™> Dittos here kc. I should get there the 23rd.
14:33:00 <kc (working)> oh i didn't know u were going KL
14:33:29 <Graham> you can have a reunion party ..... with Dave probably arriving one day late
14:33:53 <Kevin L™> Probably won't be at SB just UGB.
14:34:12 <kc (working)> if all works out like I hope that's where I'll be too
14:34:13 <Graham> family in tow?
14:34:56 <kc (working)> I still have your # I'll give you a text if I'm down there
14:34:59 <Graham> i hear theres a stanlel cup winning coach available now ...
14:36:04 <Kevin L™> Yours?
14:37:04 <visitor5> No text that road opened yet line is moving so it must have
14:37:39 <Graham> yes, they didnt renew his contract
14:37:44 <Kevin L™> I will have Daughter with her family on Saturday and my Brother and his wife will be in later that day.
14:37:47 <Graham> so open up your checkbook
14:39:04 <kc (working)> if Giant hasn't gone by then yet it will be at 14days, f&m at 9
14:39:06 <Kevin L™> I have a new checkbook. Says "Pay to the order of Dr. ______".
14:39:09 <visitor5> They did not renew the contract of the winning coach ?
14:39:20 <visitor5> Why is that?
14:39:39 <Kevin L™> That is odd Graham.
14:39:54 <Graham> $$$$
14:40:04 <Kevin L™> I notice a gravel truck coming out the North Gate.
14:40:16 <visitor5> He asked for too much?
14:40:38 <Graham> i guess so, not much news now
14:41:15 <visitor5> I thought you were the one bringing the news to us
14:41:25 <Graham> N Gate is clear now
14:45:13 <Graham> so you are making your post-steamboat plans already kc?
14:45:36 <visitor5> Sun in the basin!!
14:45:55 <visitor5> Geez, let him get it first
14:47:15 <Graham> i hope he does .. but it jiust seems to be thinking of what to see AFTER Steamboat erutps
14:47:28 <Graham> seems odd
14:50:59 <Graham> i think Mara and Demetri arrive soon
14:51:10 <Kevin L™> How far is it from the road to the Grand Prismatic overlook?
14:51:50 <Graham> i think its 1/2 mile... flat hike till the last stretch that goes up fairly step but stead
14:52:08 <Graham> its a great view
14:52:35 <Kevin L™> OK. Thanks. I think my Brother would like that.
14:52:55 <Graham> you can always stay in the ar and time the little geysers along the river
14:53:51 <Graham> or take a nap
14:54:37 <Graham> much better to go there than the main BW although the Excelsior runoff is cool
14:55:54 <Graham> if you cant wait for steamboat its still worth a visit to see the peeps and minors. or go afterwards and see the steam phase
14:56:20 <Graham> Vixen is fun and WHirligig is frequent .. but you have to go down and up to see them
15:05:12 <kc (working)> New Crater is the primary objective for sure Graham
15:08:09 <kc (working)> sat/sun would be days 8 and 9
15:08:37 <Kevin L™> Will go Friday. Dave is coming Saturday.
15:08:55 <Graham> :)
15:09:30 <kc (working)> have a feeling I'm going to get to know Norris a heck of a lot more than I do now
15:09:51 <Kevin L™> :)
15:09:57 <Eric> Haha....I think you will be in good company kc :-D
15:13:23 <ynpvisitor75> Besides Dave is going up on Monday
15:14:12 <ynpvisitor73> Wonder what STeamboat looks like from Porcelain! You could find out :)
15:15:21 <kc (working)> I'm actually a bit concerned about wandering too far
15:17:10 <Eric> haha..I had the same issue kc...I never wondered further than viewing distance and the bathrooms on the two days I sat there.
15:18:58 <kc (working)> did you try to time it with the sequence of minors?
15:26:23 <Graham> i have spent quite a bit of time at Norris before, so just stayed there
15:26:47 <Graham> just minor detours up and down the boardwalk
15:27:19 <Graham> and to OF to sleep the day before it erupted ...i figured it would go overnight with nobody there
15:33:00 <Eric> I did try to time my bathroom breaks between energy cycles.
15:33:21 <Eric> But at that point, we had less of an idea what it actually looked liked right before it erupted :-D
15:33:28 <Kevin L™> Depends help...
15:34:59 <kc (working)> I have decided against the stadiumpal..
15:35:14 <Kevin L™> Daisy
15:37:01 <kc (working)> I don't imagine it would be easy to hold it if steamboat went and you had to go lol
15:53:19 <Graham> just got the N Entrance open text
16:21:22 <ynpvisitor73> Of course User34 would get an Aurum, then go to Giant. :D :D
16:22:55 <Graham> good to see Demitri is there
16:24:09 <ynpvisitor73> :thumbsup:
16:24:27 <Graham> have to recalibrate to "normal" now half the Sputs have seen Giant
16:26:17 <ynpvisitor73> if they all see Steamboat in 30 years they will be reminiscing about "when it was active in 2018..."
16:27:17 <Graham> just like we used to about 1997
16:28:08 <ynpvisitor73> One Sput one time said "What DIDN'T erupt in the 90's??"
16:57:54 <Graham> Steamboat, Morning, Ledge
16:58:18 <Kevin L™> How about this for a SB chair? https://smile.amazon.com/Drive-Medical-Folding-Bedside-Commode/dp/B001HP7AQE/ref=sr_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1529369742&sr=8-5&keywords=portable+potty+for+adults
17:09:43 <Kevin L™> Nice lighting
17:14:26 <Graham> cistern still not full and no water in steamboat
17:39:03 <Graham> riverside
17:42:44 <sparekitty> what a beautiful scene!
17:43:17 <Kevin L™> Good constast
18:04:14 <Kevin L™> Grand
18:06:23 <Kevin L™> Great lighting
18:10:15 <Eric> Nice!
18:10:33 <Eric> Best Constast I have ever seen :-D
18:10:58 <Eric> You borrow Dave's keyboard Kevin :-P
18:15:40 <Kevin L™> I bought one from him
18:15:51 <Eric> Nice...fish smell included?
18:16:08 <Eric> or did your son add that? :-D
18:16:09 <Graham> goodnight all
18:16:14 <Eric> Night Graham
18:16:20 <Kevin L™> Knight
18:16:40 <Eric> The fish smell is probably not a popular request in Vegas.
18:17:41 <Kevin L™> Kid does have a skunk smell.
18:27:09 <ynpvisitor101> daisy
19:33:07 <kcmule> lion ini
19:37:09 <kcmule> OF