Showing logs for date: 2018-09-03
00:40:40 <ynpvisitor64> BH ie
00:45:24 <ynpvisitor64> OF
02:14:16 <ynpvisitor64> OF
04:11:18 <ynpvisitor83> LION, DAISY
04:31:09 <GO F&M> morning. F&M aited out another night I see
04:31:18 <GO F&M> waited
05:27:03 <GO F&M> SC
05:30:01 <GO F&M> dep
05:30:26 <GO F&M> steam from DOme but it would be an odd time for it
05:35:32 <GO F&M> i think the steam was from the steamer beyoud OF
05:38:54 <Betty> happy Labour day to all
05:39:12 <Betty> morning Graham
05:39:28 <GO F&M> afternoon Betty .. yeah day off for me
05:39:54 <Betty> nice
05:40:58 <Betty> Lion
05:41:49 <GO F&M> long interval for it
05:44:44 <ynpvisitor83> the last few Lions from ini to next have been ~1h30min
05:45:09 <GO F&M> k, thanks
05:46:43 <ynpvisitor83> I have no idea what it means in the scheme of things :)
05:47:35 <GO F&M> haha, means you have to wait the full 90m
05:50:47 <Betty> time to head home. bbl
05:51:13 <ynpvisitor83> Bye Betty
05:54:45 <GO F&M> yeah a Ftn report
05:55:41 <ynpvisitor83> What is the feature bubbling betweem West Triplet and the empty Grand pool in this picture?
05:56:45 <GO F&M> Percolator
05:57:47 <GO F&M> it perks for qite a while once it gets going
05:58:15 <ynpvisitor83> Thanks, I'm going to have to draw a map with the names of features mind is slipping. :(
05:58:58 <GO F&M> or get Geysers of Yellowstone which already has a map
06:00:03 <ynpvisitor83> I've got it on my kindle, but the map is so small I can't read it
06:00:42 <ynpvisitor83> I'll have to buy the printed book
06:00:56 <GO F&M> you cant enlarge it?
06:01:29 <ynpvisitor83> I havent figured how to
06:02:15 <GO F&M> the other small feature in the Grand area is Sputnic which is right by the slopeline, between Rift and Grand. tiny little splashes tho
06:02:47 <GO F&M> Sputnik
06:03:18 <GO F&M> and not seen very often
06:03:40 <ynpvisitor83> Tks
06:25:34 <ynpvisitor103> Looks like a good day to stare at a pile of rocks
06:40:58 <Kevin L™> Hey 83, Amazon has the printed version of the 5th edition of Geysers of Yellowstone on sale right now for $17.
06:41:55 <ynpvisitor83> Tks Kevin
06:43:22 <ynpvisitor...> Steamboat in the middle of the night was not really fortuitous, but it did provide a beautiful, uncluttered and referenceable seismic track.
06:43:31 <ynpvisitor...> This entire series of eruptions has provided wonderful and probably unique data on the geyser
06:48:43 <ynpvisitor83> Daisy
06:49:21 <ynpvisitor...> My $17 TSB5 was ordered one morning and arrived the next afternoon. Must have hit connections just right.
06:49:42 <Kevin L™> Nice!
06:50:44 <Kevin L™> Mine took 3 days but I did order something else with it. I was surprised how much bigger this edition is. T Scott sure put a lot of work into it.
06:52:29 <ynpvisitor...> For an amateur like me it certainly is indispensable.
06:54:50 <Kevin L™> Before that we only had the Marler Studies of Geysers Along the Firehole River book (pamphlet?). We were in heaven when the 1st edition came out. I have them all.
06:56:28 <ynpvisitor...> Scott has and does provide a service.
06:57:11 <Kevin L™> We would be lost without him. Truly a legend.
06:58:40 <ynpvisitor...> Several "legendary" gazers. A fun and rather unique group.
07:00:50 <Kevin L™> He took the gazers on a great guided tour of White Creek in the early 80's. It was a great tour. Lot of information about every little sput out there.
07:02:22 <ynpvisitor...> I regret not going on one of his tours when he guided in West during the Summer. JB told me I should, but I procrastinated which is what I do :(
07:06:00 <ynpvisitor...> Very lucky to have a few serious friends who have kept me amused with stories and attempted to educate me. I am easily amused, but so so easily educated.
07:06:09 <ynpvisitor...> Time to Labor.
07:06:29 <Kevin L™> Well it IS Labor Day...
07:21:05 <Jimbo Arsenic> Happy Labor Day everyone!
07:21:26 <ynpvisitor83> Late post: this is how they decoreted the inn for Christmas Aug 25 this year, the stores and inn had much smaller displays this year.
07:22:13 <ynpvisitor83> decorated*
07:26:12 <ynpvisitor...> Hats Christmas Eve at Upper Hams. Nothing on Christmas Tree Rock. I think there was a big former employee party.
07:26:43 <ynpvisitor...> Speaking of hats, I see Jimbo the Mad Hatter today :)
07:28:29 <ynpvisitor83> I looked at the tree rock also, nothing there, yes the employes had a big party, as some told me.
07:31:04 <ynpvisitor83> You should have seen the looks that tourists gave me when I wished the employees Merry Christmas, get me away from this crazy guy :)
07:31:59 <ynpvisitor...> I do it too. A minor conceit :)
07:32:12 <ynpvisitor...> SC
07:35:49 <ynpvisitor83> They did not even put out this tree this year, I need to make one of those
07:37:26 <ynpvisitor83>
07:50:00 <Kevin L™> Shame to see those great traditions die.
07:56:28 <Michael> Grand
08:04:02 <Kevin L™> 8m
08:09:06 <ynpvisitor83> the party people are still in bed :)
08:09:37 <ynpvisitor83> no one down basin, too much wine :)
08:10:18 <ynpvisitor83> just steveo & jims
08:11:20 <Michael> Just a few people have their priorities straight. :)
08:13:21 <ynpvisitor...> Which few? :)
08:13:46 <ynpvisitor...> 1012 wc on Fluff my box
08:13:59 <Kevin L™> Mine too
08:14:11 <Michael> Same here.
08:16:57 <ynpvisitor47> Party was Saturday, so that would be a very long recovery
08:20:12 <Michael> Years back, it was somewhat common to celebrate Giant by spending the next day in Shoshone. So the second day post-Giant could be pretty rough.
08:21:24 <Betty> morning guys
08:21:52 <ynpvisitor...> Afternoon Betty.
08:21:52 <Michael> Hi Betty.
08:22:03 <Kevin L™> Hi Betty
08:22:16 <Betty> hi Kent and Michael and Kevin
08:23:04 <ynpvisitor...> Betty, you guys have a "Labor Day" or do you just call it August? :)
08:23:29 <Betty> our Labour day is May 1st
08:24:27 <ynpvisitor...> I should have thought of that.
08:25:34 <ynpvisitor47> I don’t think anyone went to Shoshone. It was F&M or SB steam phase...
08:25:43 <Kevin L™> I always hated May 1st when I was there. Bader Meinhof was pretty active around then.
08:26:05 <Betty> those were really bad guys
08:26:15 <ynpvisitor47> Looks like crowd is gone, not much of a line at West Gate
08:27:11 <ynpvisitor...> Summer is winding down. Now time for us geezers to show up in force
08:27:13 <Kevin L™> Yes they were. I was at Rhine-Main when they blew up a building there. Had a German civilian with us. Took forever to get off the base.
08:30:11 <Betty> I was a child when they were active, and I really had nightmares about them. No newsflash without a report
08:31:04 <Kevin L™> Yes, they caused me a few restless nights too. At that point I was called a "target".
08:33:51 <Betty> not a funny thought at all
08:37:57 <ynpvisitor...> The ugly line today is at the north entrance gate
08:39:49 <GO F&M> that is odd that N is so busy, they have two lanes from the arch to the gate
08:40:13 <Kevin L™> There was a high priority target for them on Fliegerhorst and they had us as a delay "suicide squad". Pretty stressful times. We had a flack jacket and were heavily armed with everything from machine guns to grenades.
08:40:37 <ynpvisitor...> I don't notice that the great Gardiner Entrance Project has had much of an effect except to destroy a very historic fence.
08:40:56 <Kevin L™> Amazing how busy North is and how light West is.
08:41:21 <GO F&M> it is good that you dont have to go through the arch if you dont want to
08:42:11 <ynpvisitor...> Weekend Bozeman crowd should be going the other direction.
08:42:49 <GO F&M> must be the wolf watchers coming in late
08:43:43 <ynpvisitor...> Wolfies all in for their naps by now. A good match for gazers in their age distribution.
08:47:32 <GO F&M> glad we have had OT back yesterday and today
08:50:50 <ynpvisitor...> I wonder if the bison whisperer is serving his time at Mammoth or in a Montana jail. Don't know that Mammoth is equipped for much more than overnight visitors
08:51:54 <ynpvisitor...> He could write a back to school essay, "How I ruined my summer vacation."
08:53:19 <Kevin L™> You look up loser in the dictionary and it has his picture right there.
08:53:40 <ynpvisitor...> Very true :)
08:54:27 <ynpvisitor...> Pole, but I don't think our pole
09:00:20 <ynpvisitor47> It is curious that West Gate was slammed yesterday and nothing today.
09:01:22 <GO F&M> veryone has to go home today
09:03:45 <Kevin L™> I think they had a bison jam that shut things down coming in from west yesterday.
09:04:35 <GO F&M> Maureen said it was one bison and everyone had to stop for it
09:04:52 <GO F&M> she said they were turning people around before the gate
09:05:06 <Betty> I hate that
09:05:44 <GO F&M> thats why i like staying at OF
09:06:47 <Betty> had that last year at Haydn, but with a herd. made a 90 min delay on my way out to Cody
09:07:34 <Kevin L™> There was a herd one year I was there that had traffic coming in backed up about 5 miles.
09:07:58 <Betty> though seeing a pack of wolves was worth the delay
09:14:41 <Kevin L™> Anyone know what and where this is? I suspect near Roosevelt.
09:17:03 <ynpvisitor...> Between Tower and Tower Junction. Just north of the Tower Falls store or south of Calcite Spring pullout. My guess
09:17:16 <Betty>,-110.3895306,3a,60y,269.55h,101.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgM2oaWr-FnJ1VEsKg3Y8rQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=de
09:17:28 <Betty> near tower falls
09:17:59 <Betty> it´s the overhanging Cliff
09:21:44 <Kevin L™> Thanks Betty
09:23:41 <Betty> Daisy
09:27:13 <Kevin L™> We need an Aurum today
09:27:23 <Betty> still a lot of cars at North entrance
09:29:22 <ynpvisitor101> Aurum will go when they see Planet Nine
09:30:43 <Kevin L™> I gave up on the Southwest Chief yesterday on the Flagstaff cam. Was over 4h late. Checked it this morning and it was over 8h late! Glad I am not on that train. I believe it left Chicago Saturday at 1300.
09:30:44 <Betty> washburn cams are great. Clear view
09:32:39 <ynpvisitor101> Amtrak late? Holiday weekend, must have trains parked in the way?
09:34:29 <Kevin L™> I looked at the Berchtesgaden cam late last night (near sunrise). It was stunning. Low clouds in the valley and the Kelsteinhaus cam was above them.
09:45:29 <Michael> OF
09:46:10 <Kevin L™> Sort of a slow motion start.
09:47:51 <Michael> It had to think about it for a while.
09:48:19 <Kevin L™> I was wondering if it was going to go for a minute.
09:49:37 <Kevin L™> Looks like it is time for some NoDoz®
09:50:11 <GO F&M> N entrance is getting better but still busy
09:50:25 <Betty> if you took it Aurum will go
09:51:11 <Michael> You're right about the No-Doz. I'm going to wander off for a while.
09:51:21 <ynpvisitor101> NoDoz, I thought the race was Sunday?
09:51:42 <Kevin L™> Defective races, both of them :P
09:52:32 <ynpvisitor101> Should have watched the Indy Race. I hear it had at least one moment of excitement.
09:53:09 <Kevin L™> I did miss that. I hate road/street courses.
10:00:16 <ynpvisitor101> well, enjoy spit cone
10:21:29 <GO F&M> N gate empty now
10:31:20 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if Victory will be seen soon
10:31:58 <Betty> afternoon DG
10:32:27 <ynpvisitor999®> evening Betty
10:32:29 <GO F&M> Micah must be out and about?
10:33:18 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like it. He did see a 10-foot spike at Improbable
10:33:52 <ynpvisitor999®> we have over 10000 notes now
10:35:28 <Betty> 10000 goes to Pat´s Grotto
10:37:08 <GO F&M> a lot of notes today
10:41:35 <GO F&M> 12 days :)
10:43:13 <Betty> 16 days :-)
10:43:21 <ynpvisitor107> Should Blue Star flaming even be a note? When isn’t it flaming?
10:43:54 <ynpvisitor107> Micah notes everything, even the obvious
10:44:14 <GO F&M> nothng wrong with putting in a note. i dont watch it enough to know if its significant or not
10:44:31 <Betty> it is about the same with Doublet Pool. it is thumping
10:45:32 <Betty> or like OF. it is erupting :-)
10:48:38 <ynpvisitor117> Any speculation of Fountain/Morning dual this morning. The Fountain posts sound a lot like the long Fountain eruptions that accompany a dual as discussed in "Transactions 13".
10:48:45 <GO F&M> SteveO watching Bulger
10:49:50 <ynpvisitor999®> I think the Fountain logger should provide the answer
10:50:13 <GO F&M> might have been a drive by error but who knows
10:51:05 <ynpvisitor117> Probably just wishful thinking, but I just read that Transactions article after the recent Morning eruption. I very well may be seeing something that isn't there.
10:52:26 <GO F&M> trifecta could have ftn going an extra 2h on its own .... so there are possibilities .. bt forst report may have been wrong too
10:53:42 <ynpvisitor117> Agreed. It's hard not to be hopeful with all the geysers erupting this year.
10:54:22 <GO F&M> the long ftn intervals could lead to something more ... or not.
10:55:15 <ynpvisitor117> Just fun speculation at this point... but that speculation sure is fun
11:03:37 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
11:11:29 <ynpvisitor117> OF
11:51:33 <GO F&M> dasy
11:53:40 <Betty> disy
11:53:54 <Kevin L™> Fisy
11:54:13 <Kevin L™> So little steam and a lag I almost missed it
11:54:18 <Betty> hey, where´s Dave?
11:54:33 <Kevin L™> And Eric
12:19:19 <ynpvisitor106> Holiday, I think Dave went fishing!
12:19:34 <Betty> haha
12:20:02 <GO F&M> maybe he's checking on SB?
12:38:02 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion ini
12:38:29 <ynpvisitor999®> LC ie
12:39:04 <Kevin L™> A bit earlier than I expected.
12:45:30 <Betty> that is a crowd on the hill
12:46:09 <Kevin L™> Probably a tour group.
12:47:33 <Kevin L™> That was sure a more abrupt start than the last one
12:53:23 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm calling it a day. Have fun watching SC, Lion and the treeline.
12:53:50 <Betty> night DG
12:55:31 <Kevin L™> night
12:56:50 <Kevin L™> I think Dave W must be watching Aurum. Either that or he loves Doublet thumps.
13:05:10 <Betty> headed out, night all
13:05:25 <Kevin L™> night Betty
13:12:24 <Kevin L™> Aujrum
13:12:25 <Kevin L™> .
13:12:26 <Kevin L™> .
13:12:27 <Kevin L™> .
13:12:27 <Kevin L™> .
13:13:05 <Kevin L™> .:)
13:13:58 <ynpvisitor83> nice
13:14:24 <Kevin L™> Not even covered by OF steam!
13:31:22 <GO F&M> lc logged Aurum, hope he was there
13:31:46 <Kevin L™> He had Nellie as the observer
13:36:21 <GO F&M> good for her
13:40:12 <Kevin L™> You aren't stuck on I-95.
13:41:45 <GO F&M> i will be soon
13:42:38 <GO F&M> says it will be 45 miph .. not bad
13:43:31 <ynpvisitor106> Isn't is supposed to be 95?
13:44:25 <GO F&M> max is 70 on my drive ........ but then it will slow down after that
13:44:35 <ynpvisitor106> MIPH? Motorized idiots per hour?
13:48:47 <GO F&M> i thought the weekend gazers wuld have been trapped at SB .... but no ... F&M is making them wait
13:48:53 <ynpvisitor76> Grand
13:56:28 <Kevin L™> 8m
13:58:03 <Kevin L™> Has the look of a 1b
13:59:42 <ynpvisitor76> looks like it
14:00:01 <ynpvisitor76> BH
14:00:15 <Kevin L™> Surprise
14:00:56 <ynpvisitor106> I see no indy
14:01:28 <Kevin L™> Looked totally dry just before Grand.
14:01:47 <Michael> That sure snuck up on us.
14:02:04 <GO F&M> on my shift :)
14:02:10 <ynpvisitor106> At what 12 or 13 hours?
14:02:41 <Kevin L™> About 13h20m
14:02:55 <Michael> Lion
14:02:56 <Kevin L™> Lion
14:03:28 <Kevin L™> If you are here Dave, controls are released
14:03:48 <GO F&M> i have to leave ... thanks for covering for me
14:04:05 <ynpvisitor106> Well that was fun
14:07:18 <Michael> OF/Daisy dual is next up.
14:15:46 <ynpvisitor52> Daisy
17:20:36 <GO MORNING> hello. i changed the Ftn time to a note since it wasnt erupting per the note
17:20:57 <Kevin L™> Makes sense to me
17:21:23 <Steph> Me too, I was wondering about that.
17:21:55 <GO MORNING> of course thinking again, maybe it erupted from full pool, but it doesnt sound like it. ANyway the full text is in the note.
17:25:42 <GO MORNING> sure it wasnt an eruption because Maureen was at GF
17:27:03 <GO MORNING> amd Maureen sugested it should be a note too
17:40:51 <Kevin L™> Looks like F&M skunked the Kabor Day crowd
17:43:50 <GO MORNING> no events today, thats a long wait. oh well, at least it was a nice day to be sitting around in the basin
17:55:06 <Kevin L™> Then BH throws in a short no Indy during Grand.