Showing logs for date: 2018-07-05
02:51:46 <ynpvisitor2> BHI
02:58:19 <ynpvisitor2> BEE
02:58:41 <ynpvisitor43> Wuhu
03:02:20 <ynpvisitor2> 18h 36 min interval
04:34:37 <ynpvisitor2> Daisy
04:47:37 <ynpvisitor1083> OF
05:10:09 <ynpvisitor2> 8th lion this series
05:27:41 <Dave from B™> Good morning everyone
05:27:59 <ynpvisitor2> Hello Dave
05:47:58 <ynpvisitor999®> morning everyone
05:51:09 <Dave from B™> Morning DG, Jimbo
05:52:00 <J. Neptunium> Good morning
05:59:47 <ynpvisitor57> Are any of you having streaming problems?
06:00:09 <ynpvisitor999®> just back up
06:00:18 <Mike J> It came up black when I just signed in, but refreshed and everything is fine
06:00:19 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside
06:00:22 <ynpvisitor999®> or F&M
06:00:42 <ynpvisitor999®> though R'side seems more likely, seen the window
06:00:43 <Dave from B™> Probably Riverside
06:01:16 <ynpvisitor999®> also, Lion just tried to go
06:02:13 <ynpvisitor57> thanks I didn't know if the problem was mine or their's
06:02:33 <Dave from B™> I will say I saw more dogs on my trip this year than on any other trip....both around OF and on other UGB bw's
06:04:10 <ynpvisitor999®> interesting seismic signal on both YFT and YLT
06:04:45 <ynpvisitor999®> also on YNR
06:07:18 <ynpvisitor20> 9 Lions so far
06:07:44 <Mike J> Sounds like a coat of arms
06:09:24 <Dave from B™> It looks like Giant was under watch last night
06:11:08 <ynpvisitor999®> by the way, Echinus spiked to ~49°C on the 3rd. I think that's the first time since early spring
06:13:28 <Dave from B™> EQ in last 24 hours...2.7 in Nebraska and 4.3 in Central america
06:13:50 <ynpvisitor999®> when was the 4.3?
06:13:56 <ynpvisitor999®> or at which time, rather
06:20:34 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like Lion is winding down
06:20:46 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Bill
06:21:05 <Bill> Morning!
06:21:13 <Eric> Morning
06:21:22 <Bill> Just a heads up, I'll be at Norris today if anyone is going to be around.
06:27:59 <ynpvisitor999®> What are you going to do up at Norris, Bill?
06:28:56 <Bill> Temp loggers, recovering audio recorder, maybe a quick walk around. We went to "the gap" last week in NGB to take some photos.
06:29:46 <ynpvisitor999®> Interesting. Anything worth of note for The Gap?
06:30:01 <Bill> Contemplating recovering the cameras since Steamboat has chilled out.
06:30:14 <Bill> I dont have a good baseline for The Gap so it's hard to say
06:30:31 <Bill> The goal is to go back later when Steamboat is back to "normal" and see if there are any variations.
06:30:48 <ynpvisitor999®> ah, right
06:30:50 <ynpvisitor28> what does the audio recorder record?
06:31:12 <Bill> I wanted to get an eruption recorded.
06:31:25 <ynpvisitor28> nice. that would be something
06:31:35 <Bill> We had a previous one that recorded the super vigorous steam phase after the first eruption. That one lasted about 2 weeks.
06:31:36 <ynpvisitor999®> how about Whirligig for a test run?
06:32:08 <Bill> I want to compare it to the most recent couple eruptions to see if we can quantify a decibel difference.
06:32:44 <Bill> What about Whirligig?
06:34:31 <ynpvisitor999®> understood that 'recover audio recorder' message wrong
06:35:10 <ynpvisitor999®> though I think it would be fun to have a recording of one of it's eruptions
06:35:13 <ynpvisitor999®> Castle
06:36:11 <Bill> Sounds like a helicopter to me haha
06:36:41 <Bill> Sadly the recorders do not belong to the geology dept. We (I) had to beg to get this one for a couple weeks
06:36:56 <ynpvisitor28> could wind direction/conditions change the decibels?
06:37:17 <Bill> the big thing that changes it is the steam
06:37:50 <ynpvisitor28> that's interesting - what department owns audio recorders? my guess is wildlife studies
06:37:50 <Bill> If the sound has to pass through it it makes a noticeable difference.
06:38:08 <Bill> the "not climate change" part of research here
06:38:33 <Bill> they use them to monitor wildlife and road noises in corridors.
06:38:41 <Bill> There's a few other things they are used for, but i'm not privy to them.
06:39:17 <ynpvisitor28> neat, thanks. ynp is one giant research plot
06:40:44 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if you could buy an audio recorder for your department, so that you no longer need to beg for one at the other departments
06:41:39 <Bill> Not on this fiscal year's budget. Though i would like to get one. Along with some better cameras
06:42:45 <Bill> This year (for the earth sciences dept) is mostly setting up infrastructure and finding out what we need and don't need moving into the future.
06:47:24 <Dave from B™> Sounds like a good plan, Bill
06:51:51 <ynpvisitor999®> SC soon
07:11:27 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
07:12:45 <Dave from B™> Is it my imagination or have Bijou pauses been longer the last couple of days?
07:54:52 <ynpvisitor999®> OF ns
08:06:22 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Kevin
08:06:38 <Kevin L™> Hi
08:09:16 <Dave from B™> Welcome home, Kent! How was the trip?
08:09:23 <ynpvisitor...> Left OF yesterday to a trifecta of OF, BH & Lion. A very nice sendoff.
08:09:40 <Kevin L™> That was even good on the cam!
08:10:28 <ynpvisitor...> Trip very nice. A bit of wind but other than that no problems. Still can't believe all the people.
08:10:52 <Kevin L™> Wind was horrible when I was there too.
08:11:20 <ynpvisitor...> Kept the mosquitoes at bay :)
08:11:53 <Kevin L™> Sure didn't when I was there.
08:17:12 <ynpvisitor20> looks like everyone decided to come into the park today based on N and W cams
08:27:43 <ynpvisitor...> People anxious to get in for lunch?
08:28:32 <Kevin L™> If they were after lunch, the line would be big going OUT of the park!
08:28:38 <ynpvisitor20> cnt miss the bear feeding time
08:28:55 <ynpvisitor...> :) :)
08:29:52 <Kevin L™> I am convinced that Xanterra uses animal proof trash receptacles to avoid cruelty to animals charges.
08:30:25 <ynpvisitor20> where did you "eat" kevin?
08:30:45 <ynpvisitor...> On that I totally agree. PETA would be all over them if they let the animals get to the food.
08:30:58 <Kevin L™> Geyser Grill, Lower Hams, and Lodge
08:31:20 <ynpvisitor...> But at least it's cheap.
08:31:50 <Dave from B™> Lower Ham food is fine. Lodge rice bowls were good but not hot
08:32:14 <Kevin L™> That is what really hurts. I can get a full prime rib dinner for less than a burger there.
08:32:34 <Kevin L™> Lower Hams was the best but still not good.
08:33:12 <ynpvisitor...> I don't think $8 for a hot dog is bad. They do give you a small bag of chips to go with it. :(
08:33:41 <Dave from B™> Kevin, you live in one of the areas with the cheapest food around...hard to gauge things against that
08:34:01 <ynpvisitor20> rice/noodle bowl isnt bad, and its $10 which is a good proce
08:34:38 <Kevin L™> If you check now Dave Las Vegas is one of the more expensive. Few good places still left if you know where to find them.
08:34:40 <ynpvisitor20> prime rib is probably over $20 at the Snow Lodge
08:35:16 <ynpvisitor...> Lower Hams food not bad and the usual conversation adds to it greatly. Best food is if you can get in on Steve's free breakfast outside.
08:35:31 <Kevin L™> I know a spot here that has prime rib, baked potato, veggies, and a salad bar for $10.
08:35:33 <Dave from B™> Kevin, I figured you know where to find the deals
08:35:55 <Dave from B™> Cheap food = slots tighter than tight at the same location
08:36:07 <ynpvisitor20> breakfast at SL wasnt too bad either for the buffet with coffee and juice included
08:36:14 <ynpvisitor999®> SC ie
08:36:44 <Kevin L™> If you thumb through the pictures in this post, the one with the truck is my kid.
08:37:49 <Kevin L™> I did snag a couple Crown Burgers in Salt Lake along with blackberry milkshakes. Not cheap, but well worth the price.
08:38:07 <ynpvisitor...> Snow Lodge hamburger is $16 so i suspect prime rib more than $20. I had a salad and a bowl of soup for $13 which I thought was reasonable.
08:38:13 <ynpvisitor20> $1250 win, nice. thats dinner for 2 every week for a year
08:38:48 <Kevin L™> That will probably cover his damage to his skid plate car.
08:39:09 <Kevin L™> Don't think I would want a kiss from that trophy babe though.
08:39:55 <ynpvisitor...> I hope your son is the one in the black outfit
08:40:13 <ynpvisitor20> Prime RIb is $27, breakfast is $14
08:41:00 <Kevin L™> :) he is. He did a GoPro video from the top of the truck and it came out pretty good.
08:41:22 <ynpvisitor...> It's cool
08:42:02 <Kevin L™> Place here that has prime rib has a breakfast special eggs, sausage or bacon, toast, & hashbrowns for $2.49.
08:43:22 <ynpvisitor20> so he can take you for breakfast every week too ....... andkevin says vegas is expensive!
08:44:27 <Kevin L™> The funny thing is he had a 55 gal drum painted like a beer can. It got knocked off and the race narrowed down to two. The can was a tempting target for the other guy so he ran over it. I don't think he knew it was a steel drum.
08:45:03 <Kevin L™> Messed up the steering so Rob got behind him and knocked his trailer off.
08:46:24 <Kevin L™> BTW the green stuff you see in front of him is the remains of a porta potty that was on another trailer that didn't survive the race.
08:47:30 <ynpvisitor...> Boys and their toys :)
08:47:34 <Dave from B™> Your son should have carried a barrel full of Geyser Grill slop
08:48:35 <ynpvisitor999®> Dep
08:48:35 <Kevin L™> Well Dave there was something resembling it. During the race somebody knocked over a real porta potty!
08:49:16 <Kevin L™> Nice Depression bursts
08:51:41 <ynpvisitor...> I love GG fries. Several years ago I took a photo of a French couple who ordered two orders each and wanted a photo of themselves with their "Freedom Fries" for the folks back home.
08:52:36 <Dave from B™> That surprises me because Europe has the best fires (frites) in the world
08:53:03 <ynpvisitor999®> French or Flemish fries?
08:53:13 <Kevin L™> But no fry sauce. :(
08:53:43 <Dave from B™> Flemish, since I had them in Belgium
08:53:52 <Dave from B™> Triple fried in duck fat
08:54:12 <ynpvisitor999®> I personally like French fries
08:54:30 <Dave from B™> What is the difference?
08:55:13 <ynpvisitor999®> French fries are generally long and thin, while Flemish fries are fat and short
08:55:14 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand
08:55:46 <Kevin L™> Powerful start
08:56:45 <Dave from B™> Giant almost at 15 days....yikes
08:58:12 <ynpvisitor...> This a good one!
08:58:19 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm not worried just yet, as it seems there were three separate 'series'. Within those series, intervals shortened, followed by a longer series end-series start interval.
09:02:41 <ynpvisitor...> And it continues!
09:03:04 <Kevin L™> 8m
09:05:06 <J. Neptunium> ...
09:05:15 <J. Neptunium> 10 minutes
09:05:53 <Kevin L™> Not looking good.
09:05:55 <ynpvisitor999®> ugh, wrong type of steam
09:07:07 <ynpvisitor999®> G1C | 9m44s
09:07:18 <ynpvisitor...> I don't think the people on the benches were disappointed in that one.
09:07:45 <ynpvisitor70> One thing to Dave and Kevin’s credit, they brought some 2 burst mojo to Grand
09:07:48 <Kevin L™> It was great from here!
09:08:52 <Dave from B™> At one point I had 3 2 bursts in a row
09:09:11 <ynpvisitor70> Nice
09:09:34 <Kevin L™> I did get a few 2b. Aurum was even nice to me my first 2 days, but figured out who I was and made up for it.
09:10:19 <ynpvisitor...> :)
09:14:48 <ynpvisitor70> Next time bring a disguise Kevin!
09:16:13 <Kevin L™> I did! No Packers hat this year.
09:31:40 <ynpvisitor999®> OF out of frame
09:31:45 <Kevin L™> Even OF is nice today.
09:32:08 <Kevin L™> They need to find a taller tree.
09:32:36 <ynpvisitor999®> nice static
09:39:29 <ynpvisitor999®> GHP bathtub 1114
09:45:05 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
09:46:11 <ynpvisitor999®> tall
09:46:43 <Kevin L™> Think they all look tall today since there isn't much wind
09:46:49 <Jake> one of the people from the group that went viral when they walked out to Grand Prismatic died near a waterfall in BC:
09:48:59 <ynpvisitor999®> that's the risk you take when trying to do the extreme/ignoring laws and guides aimed to protect you as good as possible
09:49:23 <Kevin L™> My sympathies to the brave men who went out to rescue the idiots.
09:49:52 <ynpvisitor999®> nonetheless it's sad for their friends and family they leave behind
09:51:10 <Dave from B™> Thanks for the link, Jake
09:54:56 <Jake> it's really hard to say from the article what happened or how much risk was being taken. And I've never been to that area. If one continues to do risky things it will eventually probably catch up.
09:56:01 <Jake> we had 2 or 3 people die near a waterfall here in SLC this spring. There's 1000's of people that go there. I doubt they were risk-taking vlogger types, sometimes things happened to the prepared and unprepared alike.
09:57:49 <Dave from B™> Accidents do happen
09:58:44 <Jake> I would argue that uneven banks along swift rivers are much more dangerous than approaching hot springs. The end result of a mistake or accident is the same though whether boiled to death or drowned/smashed to death.
10:00:56 <Kevin L™> This group had a dismal track record and a history of total disregard for natural wonders. I think one of them just struck back.
10:52:05 <ynpvisitor42> Aurum
10:52:10 <ynpvisitor42> .
10:52:11 <ynpvisitor42> .
10:52:11 <ynpvisitor42> .
10:52:47 <Kevin L™> Best view in a long time
10:52:49 <ynpvisitor...> ty
10:52:50 <Dave from B™> I see lc's hat
10:53:12 <ynpvisitor2> nice
10:53:19 <J. Neptunium> Good height (Aurum, not the hat)
10:53:26 <Dave from B™> :D
10:54:35 <ynpvisitor2> Kevin you got that, how did that happen? :)
10:56:39 <Kevin L™> I was hiding!
11:07:35 <ynpvisitor999®> OF
11:34:55 <Dave from B™> Doers anyone know how long Emily is staying in YNP?
11:36:50 <Kevin L™> I think she posted it but I don't remember the day
11:49:37 <Betty> good afternoon
11:49:45 <Kevin L™> hi
11:49:46 <ynpvisitor999®> evening Betty
11:50:03 <Betty> hi Kevin and DG
11:55:25 <ynpvisitor...> I know Norris is not a hot topic except for Steamboat, but there is word via Trail Creek that we MAY get the bench back at Constant.>(:thumbsup::-/ - Many a happy hour.
11:58:43 <ynpvisitor78> :)
12:13:48 <Dave from B™> EPA Administrator just resigned
12:14:31 <ynpvisitor999®> That's a lot of steam for Grotto/Rocket
12:15:38 <Dave from B™> That would be a quick turn around for Grotto
12:15:42 <Jake> .
12:15:43 <Jake> .
12:16:09 <Jake> fast moving steam too
12:16:26 <Dave from B™> wasn't very tall
12:16:48 <Jake> wasn't there a daylight Giant that was barely seen on the wc?
12:17:18 <ynpvisitor999®> 20 June @ 1414
12:17:25 <ynpvisitor999®> would be one
12:17:28 <Micah> Giant confirmed. Via Tara.
12:17:36 <ynpvisitor999®> Yay!
12:17:51 <Micah> She was giving me a play by play on facebook chat lol
12:18:08 <Micah> Just wanted to pop in to say.
12:18:58 <Betty> hi Micah, thanks
12:18:59 <ynpvisitor999®> South function, by any chance?
12:19:38 <Dave from B™> Thanks Micah!
12:19:53 <J. Neptunium> Yay Giant! Boo Pruitt - hoping he'd stick around long enough to be a campaign issue.
12:21:10 <Dave from B™> Gazers are released for a couple of days....yea!
12:22:10 <ynpvisitor2> wphew
12:22:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
12:22:14 <Betty> Daisy
12:22:33 <Dave from B™> Micah, was the cage full of gazers?
12:22:55 <Micah> 999 yes. No Mastiff.
12:23:11 <Dave from B™> another 1414 start or a few minutes earlier?
12:23:25 <Micah> Dave, I know several were there at least, including some Hoppes
12:23:27 <ynpvisitor999®> I saw steam appearing @ early 1414
12:23:36 <Micah> 1413, if Tara's message is correct.
12:23:47 <Dave from B™> That makes sense. Thanks, Micah
12:23:51 <Micah> SteveO was calling it.
12:24:10 <ynpvisitor2> Now when I go there and just relax and enjoy geysers, and not worry about getting to Giant or Steamboat
12:24:21 <ynpvisitor999®> I'll leave 1414 wc as-is for now, as that's when I saw steam there
12:24:39 <Micah> ynpvisitor2 Everyone gazes differently.
12:25:03 <Micah> I'll be doing most of my gazing in the cage.
12:25:10 <ynpvisitor2> yes, we do
12:25:20 <Dave from B™> F&M watch should start Sat or Sun
12:25:29 <Micah> T-minus 3 days.
12:27:16 <Betty> Riverside is in window too
12:27:21 <ynpvisitor2> Micah, I meant that as I am old and handicapped, the trek to Giant is difficult for me.
12:27:52 <Micah> understandable.
12:27:53 <ynpvisitor2> But I would try it, if it bwas in play
12:28:27 <ynpvisitor2> wsa
12:28:35 <Dave from B™> We need a gazer shuttle going up and down the bike path:)
12:28:42 <ynpvisitor2> was, cant type either
12:29:02 <ynpvisitor2> I vote for that
12:29:14 <Jake> Everyone spells difrently
12:29:30 <Betty> a riksha
12:29:58 <Jake> I have thought about bringing one. Too bulky to transport though
12:30:06 <Dave from B™> Betty, are you driving?:)
12:30:27 <Betty> driving what?
12:31:25 <Betty> the riksha?
12:31:43 <Dave from B™> Yes, the riksha
12:32:02 <Kevin L™> We could have a bison pull it.
12:32:20 <Betty> haha, no. I hardly can move my own bike :-p
12:32:42 <Dave from B™> It could be a good way for GOSA to make some money
12:34:00 <Betty> we need a young bike-affine volunteer from abroad. I heard the Dutchmen are good bikers. Any ideas?
12:34:21 <ynpvisitor999®> [i]slowly backs away[/i]
12:34:31 <Dave from B™> hahahahahaha
12:34:32 <Betty> lol
12:35:13 <Kevin L™> He wouldn't put his finger in the lava dike either.
12:35:49 <ynpvisitor...> So I totally love the idea of bison powered rickshas. An idea too good to pass up. I wonder if the new Supt. is in town yet,
12:36:35 <Kevin L™> We could send him a Lazlo Toth letter and see what he says.
12:38:33 <ynpvisitor999®> Anyway, per EmilyW's 1413 Giant: "Giant took off after bijou restarted and the platform vents started shutting off. Will delete later for others with more information"
12:39:19 <Kevin L™> Nice! Emily got it!
12:39:47 <Betty> yay, good to hear that
12:44:03 <Dave from B™> Someone else who has avoided my curse this year
12:45:14 <Kevin L™> Bring these next time Dave.
12:45:46 <Betty> hahaha
12:46:03 <ynpvisitor999®> :)
12:46:36 <Dave from B™> I'm afraid to even look at the link:)
12:47:01 <Dave from B™> That won't help
12:48:02 <Dave from B™> I was thinking it was going to be a hor bear suit or something
12:48:06 <Dave from B™> hot*
12:49:09 <Jake> ok all, who will be Captain Hindsight and say they just KNEW Giant would go today?
12:49:14 <Kevin L™> OF is being lazy
12:49:49 <Dave from B™> That would be Eric but since he's not here he can't claim his prize.
12:50:03 <Jake> *must be present to win
12:50:15 <ynpvisitor28> I thought it had 2 more days, Jake
12:50:24 <Kevin L™> He must have had a late night last night
12:51:04 <Jake> I'll be there on the 21st so I'll take a 16 day interval (not 15 like this one! that's too early!!!)
12:51:41 <Micah> Yeah I'm hoping for another 9 personally.
12:51:44 <ynpvisitor999®> I think the next interval will be shorter than this 15-day interval
12:52:12 <Dave from B™> That's what I said about this interval and was wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong
12:52:32 <Jake> I will accept a 9 and a 7 or 8 and 8
12:52:39 <Micah> I think (read: hope) it will shift into second gear in September
12:52:53 <ynpvisitor999®> and the subsequent one also shorter than the next interval, followed by a longer interval (12d+?)
12:52:59 <Jake> it's only in 1st gear now?
12:53:20 <ynpvisitor999®> though don't take my word for it
12:53:33 <Kevin L™> Hey, if we can't even get OF how do we expect to predict Giant?
12:53:51 <Micah> It's pretty erratic.
12:53:56 <Jake> still time in the GT OF window
12:54:02 <Dave from B™> Still have 4 minutes for OF window
12:54:24 <Kevin L™> less than a minute on GT. Past for NPS
12:54:39 <ynpvisitor999®> GT has a 13m window
12:54:40 <Dave from B™> I have a prediction for tomorrow...
12:54:57 <Dave from B™> Giant, SB and F&M will not erupt tomorrow
12:55:47 <Kevin L™> That reminds me Dave, are you going to get that new cesspool dug?
12:55:53 <Betty> :-)
12:57:19 <Dave from B™> It should dry up pretty good this week...maybe next week. 100F here tomorrow
12:57:34 <Betty> wow
12:57:46 <Kevin L™> That is toasty for you
12:57:48 <Dave from B™> Would you like me to file all my predictions in the new cesspool?
12:58:58 <Dave from B™> Jake, congrats another accurate OF prediction
12:59:08 <Dave from B™> congrats on*
13:00:19 <Jake> Another :star::star::star::star::star: prediction brought to you by GeyserTimes™
13:04:16 <Jake> where we widen the window to keep you happy
13:04:46 <Jake> don't fall for those OTHER predictions that promise TOO much
13:05:09 <Jake> Instead, choose GeyserTimes™ for all your prediction needs
13:05:50 <Dave from B™> hahaha
13:05:55 <Betty> you sound like an ad
13:06:00 <Dave from B™> You should have gone into marketing, Jake
13:07:09 <Kevin L™> Now if you predict Aurum I would be impressed.
13:07:38 <Dave from B™> Jake, what geyser would be next on the list to publish predictions
13:08:08 <Jake> Aurum between 1651 today and 2351 tomorrow
13:08:17 <Dave from B™> I bet you could increase usage to Lone Star but 200% if you would make a prediction for it
13:11:57 <ynpvisitor28> is there signal out there?
13:12:28 <Micah-Packing> no
13:12:30 <Jake> Great Fountain needs to be added, Lion too
13:14:05 <Jake> Pink Cone is possible, but I'd like to avoid generating crowds
13:14:36 <Jake> at the more secret geysers
13:14:57 <Kevin L™> Maybe a Geyser Gazer only list?
13:15:09 <Jake> secret isn't the right word, the unhyped or unknown
13:15:48 <Dave from B™> That is why Fountain isn't predicted by NPS
13:15:54 <Jake> Lone Star would be fun but it would need a real-time monitor to be useful
13:16:31 <Jake> have you heard that's the reason? there's lots of challenges for them to predict Fountain via the VEC
13:17:04 <Dave from B™> I'm only speculating
13:17:15 <Dave from B™> Why predict GF and not Fountain
13:17:34 <Jake> it erupts too frequently to be out checking on it. GF is more manageable and has an easily accessed logger
13:17:52 <Dave from B™> I think we should bring back the Fountain Hotel:)
13:18:09 <Jake> now's the time with the new Supt
13:18:20 <Jake> only $1k/night
13:19:19 <Dave from B™> How about some Yosemite style tent cabins?
13:19:32 <Jake> and Fountain changes too often and suddenly. half the staff can't predict Castle correctly so good luck with Fountain
13:20:46 <Jake> tent cabins could work. only $350/night
13:21:22 <Kevin L™> How about these?
13:21:22 <Jake> shuttle access from West only. there's no place for a Curry Village sized parking lot and tent cabins
13:22:15 <Dave from B™> Kevin, that tent is for pups only
13:22:22 <Jake> how about these? only $99/night
13:22:46 <Dave from B™> hahahaha. I love Curry Village
13:23:09 <Kevin L™> I spent many a night in one of those Dave!
13:23:35 <Kevin L™> That does look like it even had a fridge in it Jake!
13:26:24 <Betty> I´m out for today, night all
13:26:40 <Kevin L™> Night Betty
13:27:31 <ynpvisitor999®> night Betty
13:29:33 <Dave from B™> nite Betty
13:30:38 <Kevin L™> This is what my city originally looked like. Maybe that would work at Yellowstone:
13:32:43 <Dave from B™> Let's bring back the Wylie camp and while we're at it Gazer Bob as well
13:33:21 <Kevin L™> Here is an aerial view including the hospital that I was born at.
13:34:12 <Dave from B™> I thought you were born in UT
13:35:15 <Kevin L™> Nope. Henderson. Same place my kids were all born but looks a bit different now. Parents were born in Utah though.
13:37:12 <Dave from B™> Who came to Henderson or Basic?
13:37:19 <Kevin L™> Timet opened the titanium plant in the BMI complex about the time the 213th FA Utah National Guard unit returned from Korea. Most of them ended up in Henderson.
13:39:01 <ynpvisitor...> Did they also produce magnesium? My dad said he worked at the magnesium plant.
13:39:34 <Kevin L™> Henderson was originally only to be a temporary site during the war for the Basic Magnesium Inc plants. The original name was "Basic Townsite Nevada". In 1953 when it was obvious it was there for good it was renamed to Henderson after a State Senator.
13:40:09 <ynpvisitor...> OK, good to know.
13:40:40 <Kevin L™> They produced a lot of Magnesium during the war years. The 3 Kids Mine was nearby and there is still remnants a a pit from the mine.
13:41:09 <Dave from B™> At least it's not called Reid, NV
13:41:20 <Kevin L™> :P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
13:41:26 <ynpvisitor...> I miss Harry
13:42:11 <Kevin L™>
13:42:40 <ynpvisitor...> That's cute
13:43:15 <Graham> hello
13:43:24 <ynpvisitor999®> afternoon Graham
13:43:27 <Micah-Packing> Hi Graham.
13:43:36 <ynpvisitor...> Hi Graham
13:43:43 <Graham> is Trump cpoming to visit your shop tomorrow Dave?
13:44:03 <Dave from B™> no, thank God he is 200 miles away
13:44:03 <Graham> glad you are packing Micah
13:44:09 <Kevin L™> Histories of small local places are lots of fun.
13:44:37 <Graham> i guess he is going to Great Falls or something
13:45:05 <Dave from B™> Yep...he just landed there this afternoon
13:45:27 <Graham> ah, today then ... before he goes golfing again
13:45:37 <Dave from B™> He's throwing a tantrum at Tester
13:45:55 <Graham> haha ... did you supply the fish for people to throw at him?
13:46:13 <Dave from B™> not knowingly
13:46:23 <Graham> :)
13:48:01 <Graham> temp may get below 80 tonight for the first time this week ... its soupy here
13:48:03 <Dave from B™> I had a close call last night...a neighbor saved my butt
13:48:32 <Graham> uhoh what happened?
13:49:15 <Dave from B™> We finished a few fireworks and put the garbage in 2 plastic buckets. I also had a couple larger peices outside the buckets.
13:50:01 <Dave from B™> 45 minutes after we were done, my neighbor rings our doorbell to tell us the 2 not in a bucket were on fire about 10" from my vinyl fence and about 3 feet from my garage
13:50:23 <Dave from B™> Last time I forget to douse things
13:50:42 <Graham> yikes
13:50:48 <Graham> you owe your neighbor
13:50:56 <Dave from B™> Sure do
13:50:56 <ynpvisitor999®> that's a close call
13:50:58 <Kevin L™> We always drown ours. Is the neighbor eating lobster tonight>
13:51:14 <ynpvisitor...> :)
13:51:16 <Dave from B™> No but he'll be eating something good real soon
13:51:46 <Dave from B™> The older I get the stupider I become
13:53:06 <Graham> were you tryiing to see the fire department create a 350' geyser in your yard?
13:53:41 <Dave from B™> Yes because I didn't catch Steamboat
13:53:45 <Kevin L™> Someone was complaining that the fireworks were going to traumatize the dogs. Some guy posted "Must be a Las Vegas thing. In Oklahoma our dogs help us light them!"
13:54:01 <Graham> haha
13:54:43 <Dave from B™> Last night was the first time that my oldest dog was scared of the noise
13:54:51 <Graham> yeah emily was at Giant, good for her
13:55:52 <Graham> need people to know that Bijou will come on before Giant usually .....
13:55:56 <Micah-Packing> Dave I ignited my yard 4 times last night. haha. Close calls to be had by all.
13:56:38 <Graham> almost 15 days
13:56:39 <Dave from B™> So, your favorite geyser is the opening act!
13:56:49 <Kevin L™> We had a few idiots that lit fireworks on their fake grass lawns. DUH!
13:56:51 <Graham> so still in its 10 day window this year
13:57:04 <Micah-Packing> Graham I need to reread Tara's article. Again.
13:57:11 <Dave from B™> Micah....that doesn't sound fun. We had no misfires this year
13:57:34 <Micah-Packing> Oh they weren't misfires, we're just idiots.
13:58:02 <Graham> haha yeah, but by then most oeople arent watching it ... and Catfish sometimes steals the show too
13:58:03 <Micah-Packing> The misfire was when a pack of 36 mortars tipped over towards our audience about 5 years ago.
13:58:18 <Micah-Packing> I STILL get crap for that one.
13:58:54 <Graham> who knows what Giant will do now ... was Tara there for the start?
13:59:19 <Graham> hope i get to see it in Sept
13:59:41 <Micah-Packing> Tara watched it from the Inn Balcony
13:59:51 <Graham> was there Hoppe overload at Giant too?
13:59:54 <Kevin L™> Good luck with it Graham. Just make sure Dave isn't there.
14:00:01 <Dave from B™> :P
14:00:19 <Graham> ah, sorry wshe wasnt down there, but she is having a great season
14:00:29 <Dave from B™> Are Hoope's related to Hoppe's in early park history...1880's?
14:00:43 <Micah-Packing> Yes she is. 2 Steamboats and 3 Giants.
14:00:57 <Graham> needs a few F&M's too
14:01:16 <Graham> i doubt it Dave, the gazers arent local at all
14:01:57 <Dave from B™> Thanks. I wasn't sure. Not a common name like Smith
14:02:42 <Graham> i believe there are 17 Hoppes in the park now, all the family showed up
14:02:56 <Dave from B™> WOW
14:03:03 <Micah-Packing> I know 15 Hoppes were at Giant
14:03:14 <Dave from B™> Can we limit the cage to 4 Hoppes only?
14:03:18 <Graham> Kyle posted the bathtub 2h before Giant
14:03:31 <Dave from B™> How many generations is that?
14:03:34 <Graham> oh, thats good Micah
14:03:50 <Graham> wonder if ben and Lauren missed it?
14:04:16 <Graham> its 3
14:04:43 <Dave from B™> I'm never met a Hoppe
14:04:44 <Micah-Packing> Ben and Lauren were there.
14:05:16 <Graham> they are there now :) and usually the seniors there Sept
14:05:33 <Micah-Packing> I'm excited for Sept.
14:05:34 <Graham> Warren is at BH ... a lot!
14:05:58 <Micah-Packing> Mostly just excited to be there in less than a week.
14:06:03 <Graham> i thought you were excited for next week?
14:06:30 <Graham> all the geysers stop after the Labor Day crowd leaves
14:08:30 <Graham> 10 weeks and 2 days for me
14:08:42 <Dave from B™> I remember before budget cutbacks when the left the geysers on until Nov 1
14:08:50 <Dave from B™> the = they*
14:09:24 <Graham> i thought it was for resource protection
14:20:12 <Graham> i bet everyone is hoping for a short F&M interval for something to do now
14:21:35 <Dave from B™> Or, people could relax for a day or so anywhere they want to? Giant wore me out and I left on Sunday!!
14:22:06 <Graham> so when are you going back?
14:22:46 <Dave from B™> I'm done gazing this year unless SB gets regular again
14:23:22 <Dave from B™> Planning trips to Bellingham/Victoria and Portland/Oregon Coast for back to school trips
14:23:35 <Graham> you had more gazing days this year than ever though, right?
14:23:46 <Dave from B™> Then, thinking about what fun places to go to in the next 2 years
14:24:11 <Dave from B™> Yep. 6 days plus 18 hours at SB plus 3 aborted SB trips
14:25:37 <Dave from B™> I had a lot of fun but I do want to travel elsewhere as well
14:26:42 <Kevin L™> I think I will be training next year.
14:29:51 <Dave from B™> We are hoping to go to NZ for our 30th anniversary in 2019/2020
14:37:17 <Kevin L™> I went to Yellowstone for mine
14:38:22 <Dave from B™> How long have you been married?
14:39:00 <Kevin L™> 30 years
14:39:26 <Dave from B™> So, your last trip. I thought you meant awhile ago
14:39:45 <Dave from B™> I figured you had be married a lot longer
14:39:51 <Dave from B™> be = been*
14:40:26 <Kevin L™> We had known each other since Kindergarten but were mid 30's when we got married.
14:45:52 <Dave from B™> Michelle really loved the pen. Thanks again, Kevin
14:49:24 <Kevin L™> NP Dave, they are fun to do. Glad she liked it.
14:49:45 <Kevin L™> That one is pretty in the sun.
14:51:29 <Kevin L™> I have a thing that shows the steps. If I can find it I will email it to you.
14:57:13 <Graham> hey Kevin - while i was away that had the STanley Cup at my company HQ since we are a sponsor
14:57:39 <Kevin L™> That is cool. Too bad you missed it.
14:57:45 <Graham> they didnt invite others to come tho which has caused some frustration, only peeps that work at the HQ
14:58:05 <Kevin L™> Well that stinks!
14:58:30 <Graham> yeah, then need to get to back ..... haha
14:58:44 <Graham> I gather OV is taking it to Russia before the Russia gane
14:59:06 <Graham> in the workd cup
15:00:38 <Graham> or world .. gee Daves keyboards are working too well
15:00:53 <Kevin L™> If you scroll the pictures, you can see my kid in victory lane (with a smashed porta potty).
15:00:56 <Dave from B™> lc did see Giant from the start
15:01:10 <Kevin L™> Great. I was hoping he would.
15:01:14 <Graham> great
15:03:52 <Bill> Back from NGB. It's pretty dry out there.
15:03:54 <Kevin L™> Daisy
15:04:18 <Graham> you should have been in UGB Bill
15:04:29 <Bill> I'm but one man!
15:04:44 <Dave from B™> Use the helicopter!:D
15:04:45 <Graham> maybe you will see Giant next time
15:05:25 <Bill> Funny enough i'm doing aviation safety training on monday. (also i used to be an aircraft mechanic, so it should be a review)
15:05:27 <Bill> Aww man!
15:11:15 <Kevin L™> You beeen eating Dave's fish Bill?
15:12:16 <Dave from B™> Bill, if you've had fish at the raven Grill, you've has my fish
15:12:26 <Dave from B™> has = had*
15:12:36 <Bill> I haven't eaten there yet
15:12:55 <Kevin L™> Don't do it before you go to see a good geyser!
15:12:57 <Dave from B™> Have you shopped at the Gardiner Market?
15:13:02 <Bill> Jeff got food poisoning the only time he's gone, so that's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
15:13:14 <Kevin L™> :)
15:13:20 <Dave from B™> That doesn't sound good..what did he eat?
15:13:23 <Bill> Of course I've paid extra to shop at the Gardiner Mark-up
15:13:27 <Bill> Chicken?
15:14:52 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand
15:14:54 <Kevin L™> Grand!
15:15:04 <ynpvisitor999®> tall!
15:15:09 <Kevin L™> Another nice start
15:16:20 <Bill> I'm out for the night. Have a good one. Tomorrow I'll be in UGB for a time. Possibly Midway later. Lots of hats to be collected!
15:16:44 <Kevin L™> You are NOT kidding Bill.
15:17:02 <Bill> I got about 13 out of NGB today
15:17:08 <Bill> Ok have a good one!
15:17:15 <Dave from B™> Any truth to the rumor that NPS is opening a hat shop?
15:17:35 <ynpvisitor999®> bye Bill
15:17:38 <Micah-Packing> See you in a few days Bill
15:18:26 <Kevin L™> Got my Yellowstone survey. Geyser Grill got zeros.
15:19:58 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
15:21:47 <ynpvisitor999®> nice full SC bursts
15:23:04 <ynpvisitor999®> Seeing it erupting like that, it makes me wonder if it has two vents - one main (the tallest) and a smaller secondary
15:28:55 <ynpvisitor999®> nice Lion splashes
15:29:19 <ynpvisitor999®> apparently not quite enough to trigger the initial
15:29:32 <Graham> long lion series overnight
15:29:46 <Micah-Packing> 999 I would be surprised if it was a fissure.
15:35:01 <ynpvisitor999®> BS
15:35:03 <ynpvisitor999®> BA*
15:35:36 <Graham> its calling the packer
15:36:03 <ynpvisitor999®> LA
15:36:34 <Dave from B™> ?
15:36:49 <ynpvisitor999®> Little Anemone
15:37:13 <Dave from B™> OK DG
15:38:26 <Dave from B™> Time to wrap up things in the market. Have a great evening everyone!
15:38:31 <ynpvisitor999®> bye Dave
15:38:49 <Kevin L™> night
16:13:06 <Kevin L™> Lion
16:13:29 <Kevin L™> Maybe
16:19:16 <Kevin L™> Not
16:57:29 <ynpvisitor66> Emily must have been so excited for Giant
17:00:04 <ynpvisitor66> BH must be next up
17:05:31 <Michael> It's hard to put "that moment when Giant is overflowing out of the cone" into words.
17:06:43 <ynpvisitor66> I bet there was a big crowd for it
17:09:20 <Michael> Good thing it wasn't during a Beehive window. That would be a long way to run.
17:11:45 <Michael> I'm sort-of curious about the hot period details. Mostly wondering if it was as strong as the some of the hot periods last week that didn't lead to an eruption.
17:13:17 <ynpvisitor66> I bet there was plenty of radio chatter before the actual eruption
17:21:02 <Micah-Packing> From what I can piece together, I don't think it was as strong. It certainly wasn't as long.
17:21:26 <Micah-Packing> And when I was being told how to call hot periods over the radio, I was told even weak ones deserve to be called.
17:21:41 <Micah-Packing> "you don't want to be that guy that doesn't call a "puny" hot period at 3 am that leads to an eruption."
17:21:50 <Kevin L™> Didn't see water over the trees
17:22:06 <Micah-Packing> South Functions are shorter.
17:28:26 <Michael> With the activity this year -- frequent bathtubs but infrequent hot periods -- it really feels like every hot period is a serious attempt at going.
17:32:02 <Michael> Daisy
17:35:56 <Kevin L™> Now Lion
17:36:20 <Michael> Nice of it to join the party.
17:44:08 <ynpvisitor66> They are like mini Giants, in height, yet still a lot of fun I bet
17:54:29 <ynpvisitor74>
17:55:39 <ynpvisitor74> Looks like the high on life folks who walked all around grand prismatic
17:55:47 <ynpvisitor74> Bunch of them died
17:55:50 <Micah-Packing> Yes.
17:55:58 <Micah-Packing> The leader, his girlfriend, and another member/friend.
18:00:22 <Kevin L™> You mess with mother earth and she bites back sometimes.
18:31:11 <Kevin L™> That was exciting
19:01:18 <Kevin L™> .
19:01:19 <Kevin L™> .
19:01:21 <Kevin L™> ..
19:01:22 <Kevin L™> .
19:01:23 <Kevin L™> .
19:01:24 <Kevin L™> .
19:01:29 <Kevin L™> indy
19:01:41 <Michael> Why hello, little geyser!
19:02:05 <Steph> :heart::heart::heart: Got text, thank!
19:03:05 <Kevin L™> Just in time. Will be dark soon.
19:04:18 <Michael> Depression did a couple of splashes at 2103. I didn't see when the flood was.
19:05:04 <ynpvisitor67> Good crowd for nine o'clock
19:05:25 <Micah-Packing> I usually call the start of Depression as the first burst
19:05:34 <ynpvisitor23> They even seem indicator-aware.
19:05:53 <Kevin L™> Depression start is the flood.
19:06:04 <Steph> LC's looking cute over there too
19:07:08 <Micah-Packing> I've seen Depression flood and then drain but I'll listen to the people who have invested in it more.
19:09:00 <Michael> It's great fodder for arguing about "What is an eruption?"
19:09:21 <ynpvisitor23> Somewhere in the secret bunker, a park ranger slowly opens the beehive valve.
19:09:40 <Micah-Packing> Nah 23, everyone knows it's the noisy shack by hams.
19:10:12 <Kevin L™> I believe that it was T Scott that told me the flood was the start.
19:10:29 <Michael> The lift station is just a decoy! The real geyser control room is under the Inn.
19:11:17 <Kevin L™> The lift station is there to scare midnight geyser gazers.
19:11:27 <Michael> I've always thought of the flood as the start, but I picked that up back when a flood meant it was going to have bursts for sure.
19:12:22 <Michael> Not sure what I'd make of Oblong flooding without an eruption following. But I think that's happened too.
19:12:49 <Kevin L™> Same as large preplay on OF. If you get the reuption the start time is the flood. If you don't, the flood is preplay.
19:13:07 <Kevin L™> I really miss Oblong.
19:13:15 <ynpvisitor23> They should install indicators for all the geysers
19:14:28 <Kevin L™> Bad wind direction
19:14:51 <Kevin L™> Bet it looks good from the bw
19:14:59 <ynpvisitor23> double show
19:15:11 <Steph> WOW!
19:15:30 <ynpvisitor46> That’s unfortunate
19:15:37 <Kevin L™> Maybe we will get an Aurum
19:15:59 <Michael> One of the best dual eruptions I've seen, even if the wind direction wasn't optimal.
19:16:28 <Kevin L™> The one with Lion was great on the cam.
19:17:53 <ynpvisitor46> Not on my best dual list
19:18:09 <ynpvisitor23> nice timing with the sunset
19:21:25 <Steph> Woot woot!
19:23:01 <Michael> Now I can call it a night without fear of missing Beehive or Giant.
19:55:02 <Micah-Packing> Wow what a sunset.
20:01:05 <kcmule> daisy
20:20:03 <kcmule> lion
20:20:26 <kcmule> ie