Showing logs for date: 2018-07-12
06:04:52 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion
06:40:43 <ynpvisitor999®> the boardwalk appears to be splippery
06:40:47 <ynpvisitor999®> slippery*
06:41:21 <ynpvisitor999®> probably hit below 32°F this night
06:52:11 <ynpvisitor16> the last Grand, interval 7h 59min, was the longest interval in the last 100
06:53:08 <ynpvisitor16> is Dave from B returning to the basin?
07:05:17 <Dave from B™> haha 16....You will have to blame this one on someone else
07:05:26 <Dave from B™> Good morning everyone
07:06:04 <ynpvisitor16> Morning Dave
07:06:52 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Dave
07:22:45 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
07:30:12 <ynpvisitor68> Dave had all good luck with Grand if I remember correctly
07:32:17 <Dave from B™> Even had 3 2b's in a row at one point
07:54:20 <Dave from B™> Morning Bill. What have you been up to?
07:54:45 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Bill
07:56:22 <Bill> Morning
07:56:40 <Bill> A lot of field work lately. Today is finally an office day.
08:06:04 <Kent> Bill, did you get you photos for the 3D image of Cistern?
08:07:05 <Bill> Photos, yes. 3D image, not yet.
08:07:42 <Bill> It's going to require some time and know-how of the software. Neither of which i have right now.
08:08:05 <Kent> Good to know. I am looking forward to seeing it when you get it together.
08:25:49 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Mike
08:27:00 <ynpvisitor999®> fluffy
08:27:13 <ynpvisitor16> very fluffy
08:28:30 <Kent> A real cottonball
08:33:26 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Jake and sparekitty
08:33:35 <Jake> I'm requesting a Giant eruption today so when I'm there next week it will already have passed its shortest interval and be ready to go
08:34:09 <Mike J> Morning 999, et al
08:37:09 <sparekitty> good morning from humid, sticky pasadena!
08:37:40 <Jake> morning all
08:39:00 <Dave from B™> Sorry, Jake...not going to happen
08:40:07 <Jake> fine, I will also accept tomorrow
08:40:32 <ynpvisitor999®> I think Giant will go in about 3 to 5 days from now, followed by a 6-9 day interval
08:40:50 <ynpvisitor999®> and then a 10-15 day interval
08:43:46 <ynpvisitor67> I can relate sparekitty 87° here today with 52% humidity. Going to be a :p day.
08:44:46 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Kevin
08:44:54 <Kevin L°> hi
08:45:38 <Dave from B™> sparekitty, I thought you lived in Montana
08:47:05 <Mike J> 99 degrees, 47% humidity in Phoenix. Just saying.
08:47:18 <Jake> that is some very specific predicting, 999, based on what?
08:47:58 <Kevin L™> I can relate Mike. Don't like monsoon season.
08:49:19 <Mike J> Kevin, I figured you guys were going through it, too. But I like the rain that comes with it. And, boy do we need it.
08:50:06 <ynpvisitor999®> to me it seems (even though the data points are scarce) Giant is erupting in a series of three, where each succeding interval is shorter than the one before. The interval between series end-series start seems to shorten as the active phase progresses (and thus I expect that the series distinction will go away completely)
08:52:06 <ynpvisitor999®> Though that's based on what I've seen so far, and it could very well be (very likely, actually) that the intervals are completely random
08:53:13 <Kevin L™> Haven't had much rain Mike, just humidity. We did have a bit the other day but not much.
09:14:50 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Jimbo
09:15:05 <Jimbo Lutetium> Hello
09:22:25 <Dave from B™> Jimbo, I think you're making this stuff up!:)
09:22:55 <Jimbo Lutetium> The rare earths have some unusual names
09:23:16 <Jimbo Lutetium> Not all of them are named for Ytterby
09:38:53 <Emily> hi
09:38:59 <Emily> Am I here all the time?
09:39:07 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Emily
09:39:24 <Emily> Morning DG
09:51:23 <ynpvisitor999®> F&M event cycle @ 0806
09:51:52 <Emily> Needs a few more days. thats the best observed thing in a few days
09:51:58 <Emily> from down there
09:54:18 <Dave from B™> Hello Daisy
09:55:51 <Jimbo Lutetium> Emily, if you don't close your browser (even if you close the chat.geysertimes.org window), it will "remember" you next time.
09:56:25 <Emily> ok
09:56:39 <Emily> I havent closed it or cleared cookies.
10:28:37 <Dave from B™> I'm very curious to see what communications upgrade at Washburn does to service at communities in the park
10:50:40 <Jake> with upgrades to the OF tower, it improved carrying capacity (used to be no service between 10am and 6pm even for Verizon) but not range as far as I could tell
10:51:09 <Jake> I don't know the technical differences between OF's tower and what they're doing at Washburn
10:58:00 <ynpvisitor47> Washburn, is that the one that give service by Roosevelt?
10:58:46 <Jake> probably
10:58:57 <ynpvisitor47> Interesting someone was off by 4 minutes on their BH guess yesterday.
10:59:29 <ynpvisitor47> I was surprised there was service in that part of the park.
11:00:03 <ynpvisitor47> Who ever it was said 1 am and no moon.
11:01:01 <Jake> I don't know where the tower is that services Mammoth. It's possible that's the one that reaches Roosevelt
11:02:29 <ynpvisitor47> I would doubt it, it is farther east where the best service is.
11:05:06 <Jake> Eric showed this trick. Use Google Maps and turn on traffic, wherever there is traffic info, there's cell service: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.8300253,-110.5266371,11.25z/data=!5m1!1e1
11:06:08 <Jake> so service around the Hellroaring TH and in Little America by Junction Butte
11:07:13 <Jake> then all the way from Tower Falls to mid Hayden Valley with a break from Chittenden Bridge to Otter Creek
11:11:04 <ynpvisitor999®> just looked up my own country with traffic turned on. Unsurprisingly all major roads are covered. It's actually a goal to have by some year at least 97% of the Netherlands covered with cellphone service
11:11:33 <ynpvisitor47> I don't believe it. I did not have service in places it was yellow.
11:13:20 <Jake> the yellow is the map color for highways
11:13:33 <Jake> so it's the green/orange/red that suggests cell service
11:13:56 <Dave from B™> Jake,I believe Washburn communications tower is important for all areas of the park.
11:14:19 <ynpvisitor47> Well, it does not show service in places I know I have service.
11:15:14 <Jake> and the map has to be zoomed in enough for traffic data to show up around Tower. It's a crude measure of where there's service. This from devices that have GPS turned on and are likely in moving vehicles so there are other factors at play
11:15:19 <ynpvisitor47> So with anything google, you can not trust it to be correct.
11:18:37 <Jake> it does a good job of approximating what I've found to be the boundaries of service. Signal is very dependent on line of sight and topography so the short stretches or pullouts with signal won't show up
11:19:12 <Jake> Google is likely receiving data at those locations but they're data cleanup process would filter it out since it doesn't say enough about traffic speeds
11:19:24 <Jake> *their, argh!
11:19:29 <ynpvisitor47> They must have a high threshold for activity. I know a city that has service and it is not green or any color. There are only about 1500 people in the entire county.
11:20:46 <ynpvisitor47> So for deciding if you would have cell service the map does not work well.
11:21:06 <Jake> or, if it's a rural community they may not have enough people with devices running GPS & Google Maps all the time
11:21:32 <Jake> here's a crowd sourced map: https://opensignal.com/networks/usa/verizon-coverage
11:21:48 <Jake> it lights up the road to Slough Creek as having good coverage
11:22:09 <Jake> Slough Creek campground, that is
11:22:48 <Mike J> So, if you don't have Verizon, you're coverage/access will not be this good, correct?
11:23:46 <Jake> correct, forget about getting data coverage let alone making a call or text if you don't have Verizon. Based on all the people I've talked to
11:23:55 <Jake> certainly it's that way at OF
11:24:27 <Jake> Mammoth/Gardiner might support other carriers better
11:24:31 <Jake> or West
11:24:37 <Mike J> My wife had us switch about 6 months ago. I knew I wasn't going to like ti.
11:24:39 <Mike J> it
11:24:57 <Jake> Verizon is #1 in the rural western US
11:24:57 <Kevin L™> My Brother has T Mobile and the only place he got service was on the BW between BH and Aurum.
11:25:15 <ynpvisitor47> A web page that points to a app, how great.
11:25:29 <Jake> Kevin, during the day?
11:25:34 <Kevin L™> Yes
11:25:42 <Jake> a consistent signal?
11:25:46 <Kevin L™> He was even getting data from GT
11:25:56 <ynpvisitor47> He must be one of the chosen!
11:25:58 <Kevin L™> It was slow but consistant
11:26:03 <Jake> wow, talk about a Yellowstone HOT SPOT!
11:26:15 <Jake> no wonder the boardwalk is so crowded by BH
11:27:03 <Kevin L™> Only way we figured it out was he got text messages up there.
11:43:56 <ynpvisitor...> I wish they would train the guys in the orange shirts to clean the dome.
11:46:04 <Dave from B™> Kent, I'm not even sure oven cleaner would work at this point
11:48:31 <ynpvisitor47> Maybe acetone would help.
11:49:30 <Kevin L™> Tannerite?
11:49:53 <Jake> an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, RainX
11:50:02 <ynpvisitor...> I am hoping since the dome is plastic the silica hasn't fused with the surface. Abrasion is about all I can think of as working.
11:50:33 <Kevin L™> Dome is plastic. RainX won't work. :(
11:50:51 <ynpvisitor47> Kevin should have taken a head light restoration kit.
11:51:27 <Jake> RainY
11:51:37 <Kevin L™> That may do it, but with costs I think a whole new dome may be cheaper than fixing this one.
11:51:57 <Kevin L™> Maybe RainP?
11:52:28 <ynpvisitor47> If they start the environmental assessment, it may get replaced in a year or 2.
11:53:06 <Kevin L™> Loosen it and turn it 180°? Backside is clean.
11:53:21 <ynpvisitor...> You would think with all the traffic that Canon would want their camera shown to the best advantage.
11:53:39 <ynpvisitor...> That's a good idea.
11:53:49 <Jake> perhaps just better mechanical advantage would do it. A dome shaped brush or getting up there in person. The rag on a stick method has to be lacking
11:54:10 <ynpvisitor59> they cleaned it with some cleaner solution about a month ago, it worked good but they have not used cleacer solution since. For most people it would be hard to clean. https://imgur.com/a/u4Hmxsi
11:54:23 <Kevin L™> It is stunning how many hits this cam gets. The only nps page that gets more hits is nps.gov
11:54:57 <ynpvisitor47> I think even in Wyoming, they have ladders.
11:56:00 <Kevin L™> I think they have to use a bucket truck or a lift for this due to osha regs.
11:56:12 <ynpvisitor59> Park service, gov't, ladders and amount of people required, impossible
11:57:17 <Jake> who wants to go in on this for the VEC? https://www.dotworkz.com/domecleaner/
11:58:41 <ynpvisitor59> they have one of those, they rarely use cleaning solution with it
11:59:26 <ynpvisitor47> Well, enjoy Lion.
12:00:40 <Jake> did they run out of solution? or just don't use it?
12:04:07 <ynpvisitor59> just dont use it
12:05:08 <Kevin L™> I think that they used solution on the last cleaning, but the dome is just really crusty. I did forward that link to the cam guy Jake. It looks like it may be better than the one they are using now.
12:06:30 <Dave from B™> Is there a ranked listed of top streaming webcams in the world based on hits?
12:06:55 <Kevin L™> I am sure there is somewhere
12:07:28 <ynpvisitor59> They send out one Ranger with the cleaning poll and nothing else, and he rubs the dome, other than one time I have never seen any cleaning solution, I know this because I've swung the camera down on them while cleaning.
12:07:29 <ynpvisitor60> https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/top-live-cams.html
12:07:45 <ynpvisitor59> pole*
12:07:48 <ynpvisitor60> Looks like it is biased towards European tourist sites
12:13:23 <ynpvisitor60> PureTi makes a self-cleaning spray on coating that might help, if the dirt is not calcium oxide scale. Can be sprayed onto a clean surface and keeps it clean
12:13:59 <ynpvisitor60> Take a look at pureti.com - I've been to their facility, and their products do keep surfaces clean.
12:14:07 <ynpvisitor60> (I don't work for them)
12:14:14 <Kevin L™> I will check it out.
12:14:42 <ynpvisitor60> Works wonders on the inside of car windows, etc. For calcium oxide scale, would RainX work?
12:15:19 <Kevin L™> RainX won't work on plastic
12:16:32 <Kevin L™> FYI Walmart has T Scott's book for sale online for $19.43.
12:16:36 <Kevin L™> https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Geysers-of-Yellowstone-Fourth-Edition/10215108
12:17:13 <Kevin L™> That is the 4th edition so I would keep checking for the new version.
12:23:45 <Kevin L™> Grand is pulling another long interval.
12:25:08 <ynpvisitor60> Still in the window
12:25:27 <Kevin L™> Over 7h though.
12:25:41 <Kevin L™> Becca broke it.
12:26:44 <ynpvisitor59> I knew Dave figured in there somewhere
12:27:40 <Kevin L™> Aurum
12:27:41 <Kevin L™> .
12:27:42 <Kevin L™> .
12:27:42 <Kevin L™> .
12:27:43 <Kevin L™> .
12:27:51 <ynpvisitor999®> yay
12:27:54 <ynpvisitor59> Nice
12:28:23 <ynpvisitor59> how did that happen, Kevin
12:28:47 <Kevin L™> Not sure. That seemed short even for Aurum
12:28:52 <ynpvisitor...> Delay and pings saved me:thumbsup::thumbsup:
12:29:23 <ynpvisitor59> nice catch:thumbsup:
12:29:27 <Kevin L™> It is always fun to catch Aurum.
12:29:33 <ynpvisitor...> Yes
12:30:12 <Kevin L™> Both in person and on the cam.
12:30:35 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
12:30:37 <ynpvisitor59> Daisy
12:36:37 <Kevin L™> Looks like Turban
12:36:39 <ynpvisitor999®> and yet another Turban
12:36:57 <ynpvisitor999®> afternoon Bruce
12:37:14 <Dave from B™> Hi Bruce
12:37:38 <brucej> hi!
12:38:29 <Dave from B™> Bruce, are you returning to YNP this year?
12:38:44 <brucej> My son and his friends are at Grand right now, so I'm enjoying vicariously :-)
12:39:26 <brucej> If Steamboat and Giant hang in there, I will probably return. I just spent a bunch of time in Hawaii, so I need to work a little first.
12:40:45 <Kevin L™> Did you get to see the volcano?
12:40:47 <Dave from B™> What islands did you visit?
12:46:07 <brucej> Well - seeing the volcano was a nontrivial and expensive task, but yes - we could not hike to any views of flowing lava, so we took a lava boat to see the ocean entry and a helicopter to see the fissure and flows. poor views form the copter, but better than nothing.
12:46:39 <Kevin L™> Still sounds like fun.
12:50:14 <brucej> It was. next time, if there is one, I'll get a doors-off flight. Much better views.
12:51:31 <Dave from B™> With a seat belt, I hope!
12:51:50 <brucej> We went to Hawaii, Maui and Kauai. I personally thought Hawaii had the best overall collection fo stuff to see, but the other two were great too. The Road to Hana on Maui was really neat, so much to see and do. Waterfalls everywhere, tropical jungle, a real stretch of eye candy.
12:52:14 <Kevin L™> First time I did a doors open flight in a copter I was scared to death. Got to enjoy it quickly. (I was in an air moblie unit in the 1st
12:52:23 <brucej> Seat belts? We don't need to stinking seat belts!:p
12:52:25 <Kevin L™> Cav
12:52:35 <ynpvisitor69> prediction question: NPS has one for Great Fountain, geysertimes does not. Is there a reason?
12:53:45 <brucej> Kevin L, I'm pretty unafraid in those situations - but I surely get your angst.
12:54:13 <brucej> NPS may have an electronic for Great Fountain that GT did not pick up?
12:54:53 <ynpvisitor999®> I don't think GT predicts GF eruptions anymore
12:55:25 <ynpvisitor999®> though I have no idea why not, make Jake can provide an answer?
12:55:37 <Kevin L™> It didn't take me long to get used to it. I really miss those flights now.
12:55:45 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand
12:56:06 <ynpvisitor999®> in an OF window, of course
12:57:08 <brucej> Of course!!!!
12:57:29 <Kevin L™> Joe or DaveM, if you are on, we are having some heavy rain right now. If you can set up your controls in case I lose power I would appreciate it.
12:57:59 <ynpvisitor59> OK Kevin, this is Joe
12:58:34 <ynpvisitor59> ready if needed
12:58:40 <Kevin L™> Thanks. Don't know if it will go out, but there is a red cell over me right now.
12:58:56 <Kevin L™> I will text you if I go down.
12:59:03 <ynpvisitor59> ok
13:00:15 <Kevin L™> Temp has dropped 20° in an hour.
13:00:41 <Dave from B™> Kevin, keep your seat belt on:)
13:00:49 <ynpvisitor59> get out your jacket :)
13:01:41 <Kevin L™> I am sure my chickens are happy.
13:05:33 <ynpvisitor999®> 10m
13:05:54 <ynpvisitor999®> b1 done
13:07:02 <brucej> One and done?
13:07:15 <ynpvisitor999®> appears to be the case
13:07:57 <brucej> Ah well - cest la vie.
13:08:14 <ynpvisitor...> Kevin, Please take your aluminum foil helmet off!
13:08:17 <brucej> I gotta get lunch - back after a bit.
13:10:06 <ynpvisitor...> I'm concerned that the propeller might act as a lightning rod.
13:10:50 <Jimbo Lutetium> Geyser is the same in English and French, so c'est le geyser
13:11:48 <ynpvisitor...> We need someone to pronounce it properly for us :)
13:12:12 <ynpvisitor...> 1311 on Fluff wc my box
13:15:47 <Dave from B™> Not sure if park visitation for June was mentioned here yet or not byt YTD visitation up 2.5% from 2017. 2nd busiest June ever behind 2016 NPS 100th anniv year
13:15:56 <Kevin L™> We have had an inch of rain in the last hour.
13:16:16 <Dave from B™> Is that your chickens I see floating by?
13:16:38 <ynpvisitor999®> ah, so that's where all our rain went
13:16:48 <Kevin L™> I thought they were ducks for a minute.
13:16:57 <ynpvisitor...> I was just going to ask if chickens float
13:17:09 <ynpvisitor59> Boiled chicken
13:18:18 <ynpvisitor999®> by the way, the primary Bulger 1220 ie maj duplicates the primary Bulger 1217 maj
13:22:07 <Jimbo Lutetium> Kevin, are you southeast of downtown Vegas?
13:23:27 <Dave from B™> He lives in the town named after Mrs. Brady from the Brady Bunch
13:24:03 <Jimbo Lutetium> Got it
13:24:32 <Jimbo Lutetium> Yeah, that's where the flash flood warning was posted
13:25:00 <Kevin L™> I am south of Vegas at the SE limits of Henderson.
13:25:12 <Kevin L™> Railroad Pass area.
13:25:49 <Kevin L™> BH not looking too perky
13:26:02 <Dave from B™> So, we're all meeting at Steamboat on Sunday?:)
13:26:46 <ge> Wish i could be there
13:26:57 <ynpvisitor59> is SB active again
13:27:11 <Kevin L™> Yes
13:27:59 <Jake> GT doesn't have a Great Fountain prediction because I haven't set it up and I don't want to just copy the VEC's and it looks like it needs some real analysis to do it right
13:28:34 <Jake> it did have a prediction for it last year
13:49:57 <ynpvisitor...> Isn't there a dry lake on the other side of Railroad Pass that get really strange critters in it when it rains? I am thinking horseshoe crabs but that can't be right.
13:51:00 <Kevin L™> If you are talking about the Eldorado Dry lake, yes it does.
13:51:13 <lori> Thanks, Jake. Appreciate all you do!
13:51:34 <ynpvisitor...> I couldn't find it on Google
13:52:29 <Kevin L™> They have some small shrimp that hatch and have a short life. The eggs can be dry for a long time and still hatch. Once they grow a lot of small long legged water birds munch them.
13:54:02 <Kevin L™> Also works great to launch model rockets when it is dry.
13:55:45 <ynpvisitor...> Found it: http://www.birdandhike.com/Wildlife/Invert/Ph_Arthropoda/SubP_Crustacea/Cl_Branchiopoda/Shrimp_Tadpole/_shrimp_tad.htm
13:56:12 <ynpvisitor...> Thanks. It would have annoyed me the rest of the day.
13:57:47 <Kevin L™> That is the one.
13:58:19 <Dave from B™> I'm not swimming in that lake
13:59:49 <Kevin L™> It is really fun for model rockets. Very seldom lose one and the kids can usually get to them and catch them before they land.
14:07:02 <Jimbo Lutetium> ynpvisitor...™, horseshoe crabs show up in the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay beaches, FYI
14:10:04 <Betty> good afternoon all
14:10:11 <Kevin L™> Hi
14:10:26 <ynpvisitor999®> evening Betty
14:10:28 <Betty> hey Kevin
14:10:37 <Betty> hi DG
14:13:22 <Betty> LC ie
14:14:07 <Dave from B™> That's a bright shirt
14:14:27 <Betty> hey Dave
14:18:21 <Dave from B™> Hi Betty...Becca should be back in Montana now
14:27:53 <ynpvisitor9> Time for BH.
14:42:02 <ynpvisitor59> OF1441
14:52:03 <Kevin L™> Early Daisy
14:52:03 <ynpvisitor59> Daisy
14:52:06 <Betty> Daisy
14:53:29 <Kevin L™> Didn't expect it for at least a half hour.
14:54:53 <Kevin L™> indy
14:54:54 <Kevin L™> .
14:54:55 <Kevin L™> .
14:54:55 <Kevin L™> .
14:54:56 <Kevin L™> .
14:55:13 <Betty> Kitt is a bit early
14:55:36 <ynpvisitor9> If you say so, i am on the delayed page
14:55:57 <Betty> she noticed it7
14:57:18 <ynpvisitor...> Big fan of RainedOut. ty
14:58:42 <ynpvisitor999®> LC
14:59:39 <ynpvisitor...> We need a sound file on the dashboard that we can click on when Beehive starts.
15:00:36 <ynpvisitor9> Lion trying?
15:01:53 <ynpvisitor9> Look at all those people checking email?
15:02:02 <Kent> :)
15:03:33 <ynpvisitor999®> I don't think we can expect Lion for about 2-3 hours from now
15:03:59 <Jake> so many T Mobile users
15:04:59 <Dave from B™> Bee sound link is next
15:05:01 <Dave from B™> https://www.soundsnap.com/tags/bee
15:05:14 <ynpvisitor9> I like the delay, hope BH is not over before i see it.
15:06:32 <Kevin L™> Lot of customers for BH today.
15:07:15 <Kent> Kids will probably remember this
15:07:19 <ynpvisitor999®> :bee:
15:07:56 <ynpvisitor999®> needs more jumper cables
15:08:02 <Dave from B™> bzzzzzzzzzz
15:08:08 <ynpvisitor9> Slow start
15:08:23 <Dave from B™> I wonder how old BH is
15:08:49 <ynpvisitor9> Good middle
15:09:04 <ynpvisitor9> Not quit as old as Kevin?
15:09:16 <KarlH> That's a big one.
15:10:05 <ynpvisitor9> Maybe about as old as the salty they caught in OZ?
15:10:43 <Kevin L™> Wind is erratic
15:11:01 <KarlH> Getting the folks on the other side of the river wet today.
15:11:04 <ynpvisitor9> Look at that jam up, think there is a ranger telling people to keep moving?
15:11:20 <Kent> UGB is an amazing place.
15:11:42 <ynpvisitor60> rangers don't move people at Beehive.
15:11:46 <Jake> Today's eruption is brought to you by T-Mobile. When you need service on Geyser Hill (and ONLY Geyser Hill) use T-Mobile.
15:11:50 <KarlH> ^^truth^^
15:12:14 <KarlH> "truth" on the rangers not moving people - not on the T-Mobile ad. :)
15:13:05 <Jake> not true, I've seen rangers yell at someone to get back on the boardwalk when he ran off towards Giantess in the mayhem to get away from the Bee shower
15:13:38 <ynpvisitor9> So Verizon causes false indys?
15:14:07 <ynpvisitor9> Well enjoy Lion. Time to let the dog take me for a walk.
15:14:28 <Jimbo Lutetium> One Web reference with unverified information says Castle is between 5-15,000 years old.
15:14:33 <ynpvisitor60> Well - anyone getting off the boardwalk is a LOT different than just crowding the boardwalk.
15:14:53 <Jake> I've only seen rangers directing traffic to keep an "aisle" clear and inform people about wind direction and getting wet
15:15:17 <Kevin L™> Odd. Cooler here than in the park
15:15:21 <ynpvisitor60> You're one up on me - I've never seen that.
15:15:41 <Jake> which I think is appropriate and I try to do it myself when there's less mobile people out there in a bad place
15:16:10 <Jake> just inform them and leave them with a "you'll be sorry" kind of talk :D
15:16:30 <Jake> about half of people move before the eruption
15:16:52 <Jake> the other half move during as they get wet
15:17:34 <ynpvisitor60> Yepp :thumbsup:
15:18:42 <Kevin L™> Watching BH is like holding a baby. Sooner or later you are going to get wet.
15:19:23 <ynpvisitor60> ;):lol:
15:20:42 <Betty> time for sleep, see ya
15:21:00 <ynpvisitor999®> night Betty
15:21:18 <ynpvisitor60> Good night, Betty - :heart:
15:21:32 <Kevin L™> Night
15:34:06 <ynpvisitor60> Report of GFountain at 1318. That means next play around midnight or after, probably.
15:34:42 <Kevin L™> Should have zoomed to it after BH.
15:34:57 <ynpvisitor60> !!!
15:35:31 <lori> Wouldn't that be ice!
15:35:44 <ynpvisitor60> Yeah! :-D
15:36:17 <lori> oops, lost my name again, and that should be "nice"
15:36:28 <Kevin L™> That one would be a good one for a solar powered static cam.
15:37:02 <ynpvisitor60> Agreed. And Fountain also.
15:37:23 <Kevin L™> Yes
15:38:05 <ynpvisitor60> And while we're on this - why not Steamboat? At least this summer.
15:38:45 <Kevin L™> YES!
15:39:22 <ynpvisitor60> With cameras on these, you get GF overflows, meter boils, Steamboat concerted play cycles and - nice pics of Fountain :-)
15:43:14 <Dave from B™> 60, you're not going to get anyone opposed to that in this room:)
15:44:28 <ynpvisitor60> Yay! Artemisia, F&M, Giant Platform...
15:45:13 <ynpvisitor60> Sponge...
15:45:53 <Kevin L™> Aurum would be nice
15:47:55 <ynpvisitor999®> Two camera for Norris would be nice
15:48:03 <ynpvisitor999®> one for NPR and one for NBK
15:48:21 <ynpvisitor60> right there with ya.
15:49:43 <Kevin L™> I would not be surprised to see one at Norris. They haave power and telephone.
15:49:53 <ynpvisitor60> We have no reports from Steamboat this morning. That's a little concerning.
15:51:50 <ynpvisitor999®> I hope a few roll in in the next couple of hours. Seomthing similar happened yesterday. So far I'm not really concerned for SB's activity, and YNM and YNR should pick up a major from SB.
15:54:38 <Dave from B™> I'm guessing cb and Bill are enjoying the day in their kayak at West Thumb but that is only a guess.
15:55:02 <ynpvisitor60> yeah, I'm more interested in timing of Cistern refill and rebuild of play in the Steamboat vents. Yesterday Cistern was STILL down, other springs were vexed, and Steamboat was very quiet.
15:55:07 <Dave from B™> Time for me to head out. Have a great evening everyone!
15:55:19 <ynpvisitor60> Bye, Dave! Cheers!
15:55:26 <ynpvisitor999®> same to you, Dave
15:55:26 <Kevin L™> Night Dave
16:15:03 <ynpvisitor999®> Norris notes are in
16:15:20 <BruceJ> Awesome!
16:15:33 <ynpvisitor999®> Cistern still at the same level as yesterday, though :(
16:15:49 <BruceJ> Yep - just have to wait it out.
16:16:16 <ynpvisitor999®> I guess it's still recovering from the disturbance then
16:16:57 <BruceJ> Or maybe still in the disturbance. Other springs are likewise upset today.
16:39:23 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm calling it a day. Have a great evening all
16:54:26 <Bill> Oh! Guess i could upload that sensor data from the last eruption!
16:59:43 <ynpvisitor102> Approximately 38" down. I am amused, but also grateful for the report.
17:01:36 <ynpvisitor100> Amused? that's one way to put it ;-)
17:02:42 <ynpvisitor102> Some people have a good sense of smell and others a killer eye for distance.
17:03:07 <ynpvisitor100> :D
17:03:44 <ynpvisitor68> Hey, better than no report! I chuckled at that too.
17:04:02 <Bill> We may try to put a pressure/depth sensor in Cistern some time in the near-ish future
17:04:34 <ynpvisitor100> "Cistern's smelling a bit low today...must be half empty..." I thin a pressure depth sensor would be the :bee:s knees.
17:04:42 <Bill> Also, new data up for Cistern, Echinus, Steam Valve, Steamboat, and a couple of other features between Steamboat and the parking lot.
17:04:43 <Bill> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HWMHC-olItRLow6F6df0byxuoRphRcuy
17:04:54 <ynpvisitor100> Yay!
17:05:07 <ynpvisitor68> I wonder how you get a sensor in there we would not see?
17:05:36 <Bill> there's an overhang toward the overlook
17:05:51 <Bill> I'm not super keen on going in there to install it though
17:06:10 <ynpvisitor102> I don't mind seeing sensors one bit. No sensor means ignorance.
17:06:15 <ynpvisitor68> I bet
17:06:17 <ynpvisitor100> Cistern also VERY occasionally erupts.
17:06:27 <ynpvisitor68> Just stop 102
17:06:45 <Bill> Everything NPS is visitor first. We dont want to disrupt anything or have visitors see sensors
17:06:52 <ynpvisitor100> Censor the sensors?
17:07:04 <ynpvisitor68> No sensor not in many features
17:08:14 <ynpvisitor68> Or many features have no sensors
17:08:46 <ynpvisitor100> Very few have them in the craters or vents. Mostly in runoff channels.
17:08:51 <Kevin L™> I sure can't see the one at Aurum :)
17:10:41 <Bill> Some of them are going to be moved around a bit since I have more control of their locations these days
17:10:56 <Bill> Echinus is going to be moved from the creek runoff near echinus into the echinus drainage
17:10:57 <ynpvisitor42> daisy
17:11:05 <ynpvisitor100> Something is playing downbasin.
17:11:18 <ynpvisitor100> :daisy:
17:53:44 <ynpvisitor100> There is a newish GT entry for 1642 that suggests Cistern *may* have risen a bit since this morning's observation, although the accompanying narrative belies that implication by saying it looks the same as yesterday. I guess we'll need to wait and see again.
18:15:15 <ynpvisitor42> Lion
18:56:29 <kcmule> grand ie
19:33:42 <lori> lion ie, my computer clock is messed up
19:35:09 <lori> OF
19:35:30 <lori> I looked away...
21:46:28 <Kevin L™> Daisy ie
21:47:01 <Kevin L™> Nope, Spasmodic. Getting dark!