Showing logs for date: 2018-09-19
22:14:24 <ynpvisitor13> I think NG just erupted - quite dark
02:04:20 <ynpvisitor9> I wonder what the longest recorded Lion series is? I counted 15 so far.
03:32:04 <Joe> I see Graham is out at NG
03:41:18 <Joe> GT is not updating the Castle prediction, don't know why it did not pickup the 0019 major.
04:03:20 <Joe> Graham has a really bright light
04:07:52 <Betty> Morning all, hi Joe
04:08:10 <Joe> Hi Betty
04:09:00 <Joe> NG
04:10:07 <Joe> If it was Graham will post it
04:10:47 <Betty> That is quite a Lion series so far
04:11:23 <Betty> glad it is still working
04:11:50 <Joe> Yes, I don't know if any have been that long in the past
04:16:06 <Joe> I wonder if I deleted my Castle post and re entered it if GT would pick it up and make a prediction
04:16:14 <Joe> NG now
04:32:30 <Betty> I hope to catch BH this morning. Depends on traffic and bison jam. See you on the better side of the cam.
04:33:18 <Joe> Wewill watch for you
04:42:28 <Joe> The problem with castles prediction was yesterday's 1052 Castle entry it was not a major or minor, So I entered a castle major just before that and now the predictions updated, I've been deleted my castle test entry
04:42:59 <Joe> Been= then*
04:43:57 <ynpvisitor65> I hope Betty waves
04:50:29 <999 on phone> I see Lion's been hyperactive
04:51:05 <Joe> yes
04:51:37 <999 on phone> hope it keeps going when I'm home
04:52:02 <Joe> NG
04:52:34 <999 on phone> anyway. Time to save some data in case of emergency. I'm off again. Enjoy watching them
04:52:51 <Joe> Bye DG
04:52:51 <ynpvisitor65> TTFN
05:12:01 <ynpvisitor57> Lion?
05:12:13 <Joe> yes
05:12:45 <Joe> Daisy
05:32:37 <ynpvisitor65> TY G
05:34:35 <Joe> NG
05:35:38 <Jeff in CT> Uberlion? What is going on
05:36:10 <Joe> NGs Lions many
05:36:58 <Jeff in CT> The initial on April 18th, 2018 had 15 events, including the initial
05:37:45 <Jeff in CT> But there was nothing remarkable about either time between previous series (1h26m) or prior initial (6h59m)
05:38:44 <Jeff in CT> Someone add a Lion prediction for 08:22 ;)
05:39:06 <Jeff in CT> By the way, morning y'all
05:39:25 <Joe> Morning Jeff
05:39:35 <Jeff in CT> Glad I'm in CT, its already 70 °F here
05:40:07 <Joe> enjoy while you can :)
05:40:47 <Jeff in CT> Already greasing my snow thrower :snow:
05:41:02 <Joe> :)
05:42:40 <Joe> Hi Kent
05:43:04 <ynpvisitor...> Morning Joe
05:43:31 <ynpvisitor...> Graham Did good on Aurum
05:43:50 <Joe> Yes he did!
05:44:47 <Joe> I miss seeing many Aurums
05:45:07 <Jeff in CT> Haven't seen any of these Lion series - are they wimpy like yesterday's initial, or more full-strength lion?
05:45:42 <Joe> most seem to be full strength
05:45:58 <Jeff in CT> Thanks, Joe
05:46:33 <ynpvisitor999®> and back home
05:46:39 <ynpvisitor999®> morning all
05:46:49 <Joe> wb, DG
05:46:52 <ynpvisitor...> Morning DG
05:49:29 <Joe> Welcome Jimbo
05:49:42 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Hi Joe
05:49:44 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Jimbo
05:50:13 <Jeff in CT> Lanthanum, one of our more useful rare earth elements...
05:50:15 <Jimbo Lanthanum> hello
05:51:06 <ynpvisitor88> Saddened this morning by the death of gazer Bill Warnock.
05:51:36 <Joe> Sorry to hear that, so sad
05:53:30 <ynpvisitor88> He brought a smile to many. Always loved running into him in the basin
05:53:46 <ynpvisitor...> Hadn't heard. Bill had an interesting life and was a very good guy. I will miss him. God Speed!
05:53:55 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm sorry to hear that
05:55:46 <Jeff in CT> Did not know Bill, I ma sure he will be missed by those who knew him.
06:01:34 <ynpvisitor...> Jimbo, I see you are in transition today.
06:16:25 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion
06:16:28 <Joe> Lion
06:16:46 <Jeff in CT> Three minutes early
06:17:02 <Jeff in CT> 1h15m is the new normal for Lion?
06:18:14 <ynpvisitor999®> initial to next eruption usually 1h20m±10m - thereafter, depending on duration, 1h00m - 1h15m±10m, the interval following a minor eruption depends strongly on the duration of that minor
06:18:29 <Joe> Jeff to answer your earlier question this is how most of the lions that I've seen have looked
06:18:55 <ynpvisitor999®> Not quite sure if NG in series affects the intervals to a noticable extend
06:19:12 <ynpvisitor...> This one helped just a bit by 26° :)
06:19:36 <ynpvisitor999®> I do have to note that most Lion durations in the August(?) NG series usually had a duration sub-3m
06:20:31 <ynpvisitor999®> this Lion was ~3m27s
06:23:24 <ynpvisitor999®> nice Bee splash
06:25:36 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand hopefully on the next Turban
06:25:53 <Jeff in CT> In 2009 there were some extraordinarily long Lion sequences, including 30, 34, 31, 32 and 26, all between Oct 26 and Nov 11, 2009.
06:26:40 <ynpvisitor999®> if I recall correctly, this was also when Depression shortened(?) its intervals
06:26:56 <ynpvisitor999®> at least something happened with Dep then
06:27:24 <Jeff in CT> Longer sequences of between 20 and 24 events happened in 2010 and also from April to June, 2012
06:28:01 <Jeff in CT> I am at the limit of what my PC can crunch, to get correlations between geysers we will need access to HPC at a National Lab
06:28:43 <ynpvisitor57> Get Watson on the job.
06:29:52 <Jeff in CT> Trouble with HPC is the you need to be a Linux expert
06:31:48 <ynpvisitor999®> Oak Ridge National Laboratory has the as of writing most powerful computer in the world, named Summit
06:35:38 <ynpvisitor999®> Cistern Spring @ 0804: "Cistern Springs just refilling, grey, boiling water can just be seen from lower boardwalk, 5-6' below rim of inner "tube"."
06:36:00 <ynpvisitor999®> Steamboat @ 0800: "Quietly steaming. Cistern Springs just refilling, grey, boiling water can just be seen from lower boardwalk, 5-6' below rim of inner "tube"."
06:37:12 <ynpvisitor999®> No Grand on this Turban cycle :(
06:41:58 <Joe> Over an hour since NG, Graham reports third fill with no overflow
06:42:21 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Kevin
06:42:53 <Kevin L™> Hi
06:43:29 <ynpvisitor999®> I still have hope for NG. It has had an intermediate eruption and is competing with Lion for heat. Would be sad if that's going to be it for NG.
06:48:06 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside
06:49:00 <ynpvisitor999®> NG just had its 4th fill, this time with boil and overflow :)
06:50:28 <Joe> NG
06:50:41 <ynpvisitor999®> wee!
06:50:50 <Kevin L™> Big boil
06:54:19 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Eywa has heard you!
06:59:38 <Kevin L™> Depression looking warm
07:01:07 <ynpvisitor999®> and yet another Turban without Grand. Seems like it's going for a > 7h interval
07:02:01 <ynpvisitor999®> also D0 now, based on interval
07:03:14 <ynpvisitor999®> Dep
07:04:59 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Dang, Depression looking mighty
07:08:07 <ynpvisitor999®> Plate ie?
07:12:21 <ynpvisitor999®> Unless I'm on a rather large delay, I don't think OF just went, Joe :D
07:12:51 <Joe> no it did not
07:13:28 <Joe> fluffy preplay
07:13:36 <ynpvisitor999®> it does that
07:14:13 <ynpvisitor999®> usually you're assured of an eruption when the preplay height is above the treeline
07:14:14 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
07:14:41 <Jeff in CT> Where is SG?
07:14:52 <ynpvisitor999®> and even then OF might decide it does not want to go. Have seen this at least 2 times this year
07:16:22 <ynpvisitor999®> I don't quite exactly know what SG stands for, but I think for Solitary. Its plume can be seen rising from behind the treeline at times
07:17:05 <Jeff in CT> If there is a North Goggle, shouldn't there be a SG= South Goggle
07:17:26 <ynpvisitor999®> oh - that way round. Goggles Spring maybe for SG?
07:19:01 <ynpvisitor999®> fluff ball
07:19:19 <ynpvisitor999®> thanks for covering Geyser Hill, OF
07:19:34 <Kevin L™> Winter must be here
07:20:19 <BSK> We didn't want to see the rest of the hill anyway, right?
07:20:45 <Jeff in CT> Is that Lion peaking out baaaack there?
07:21:09 <ynpvisitor999®> probably roaring
07:21:44 <BSK> I was trying to decide if Lion was eruptiong or just steam. Gets to be hard to tell when it's cold...
07:21:44 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand
07:21:51 <Joe> Grand
07:22:23 <Kevin L™> At least it is on the back side of OF.
07:22:33 <Kevin L™> nice plume
07:24:07 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion
07:25:05 <ynpvisitor999®> GNIS database doesn't have an entry for NG. It does, however, for Goggles Spring
07:26:13 <ynpvisitor999®> LC
07:26:29 <ynpvisitor46> gnis?
07:27:54 <ynpvisitor999®> 'Geographic Names Information System', from USGS
07:28:33 <Joe> Hi Graham
07:28:36 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Graham
07:28:42 <GO MORNING> Heading to LGB. You are all on NG watch now
07:28:42 <Kevin L™> Anyone know what this feature is? https://www.flickr.com/photos/47148237@N06/43862732165/in/photostream/
07:29:02 <Kevin L™> How good was the Aurum today?
07:29:17 <GO MORNING> Awesome trip, glad I saw the Intermediate NG this morning
07:29:24 <ynpvisitor999®> thanks for the info Graham
07:29:29 <GO MORNING> GO LIONESS
07:29:30 <ynpvisitor999®> Have fun over at Fountain
07:29:59 <GO MORNING> It was a regular Aurum seen from Lion. Can't get up to it now
07:30:23 <Kevin L™> Thanks. Was just wondering if it would be normal.
07:30:47 <ynpvisitor999®> that's true - NPS closed that part of Geyser Hill due to the disturbance
07:33:45 <ynpvisitor999®> that looked like a weak NG
07:36:48 <ynpvisitor999®> D1/G1C | 9m00s
07:44:30 <Joe> NG
07:45:34 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
07:45:37 <Joe> Daisy
07:48:55 <ynpvisitor999®> Kevin, do you know by any chance in which basin that picture was taken?
07:49:28 <Eric> That is spa
07:50:12 <Eric> or maybe not
07:50:30 <Eric> not enough rock around the top
07:50:36 <Eric> and good morning
07:50:49 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Eric
07:50:53 <Kevin L™> Not sure dg
07:51:48 <Eric> Wow...Lion is in full recovery mode :-P
07:52:14 <ynpvisitor999®> EXIF data doesn't show coordinates either...
07:54:52 <Eric> I think Betty is up at artemesia
07:55:05 <Eric> artemisia
07:58:39 <Eric> Kevin, that picture was shot on Tuesday 6/26 @ 4pm if that helps pinpoint the basin
07:58:44 <Kevin L™> Joe, I am having trouble getting logged on to the cam site. If something goes can you handle it until I can get this on?
07:59:07 <Joe> ok
07:59:19 <BSK> I'm available, too, if needed.
08:02:22 <ynpvisitor999®> Indy
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08:03:50 <Eric> thx for the txt
08:04:10 <Joe> yw
08:05:40 <Kevin L™> I got it Joe. Bookmark was corrupted. Used original email link and it worked.
08:06:04 <Joe> ok Kevin
08:06:11 <Kevin L™> Thanks. I was getting a 404 error and it was driving me crazy.
08:07:34 <Joe> gtg have fun with Bee, Lion and NG
08:07:45 <ynpvisitor999®> bye Joe
08:07:46 <Kevin L™> Later Joe
08:07:52 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Ahead of the window center - good
08:08:17 <Kevin L™> Now if Aurum will behave...
08:09:23 <Eric> of course I have a meeting now :-(
08:09:33 <Kevin L™> :P
08:09:50 <Kevin L™> I hate meetings anyway. This makes it worse.
08:12:49 <Jeff in CT> Large crowd today, folks - considering the temperature
08:13:08 <BSK> Yup. Awfully cold to get soaked. ;)
08:13:13 <Jimbo Lanthanum> OK, Eric you won - my meeting is at 1300 EDT
08:13:18 <ynpvisitor114> 44 is comfortable in Yellowstone
08:13:31 <Jimbo Lanthanum> which is 1100 MDT
08:13:46 <Kevin L™> Someone up there is going to get wet.
08:14:10 <Jeff in CT> I call dips on the person with the peachy colored cap to the right ;)
08:14:15 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
08:14:27 <Jeff in CT> Nice NG display
08:14:30 <Kevin L™> Good NG too.
08:14:57 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Oh yeah
08:15:08 <ynpvisitor114> wow
08:15:20 <ynpvisitor57> Drat. Why does NG always erupt when I glance away from the screen?
08:15:22 <ynpvisitor999®> had some nice height to it
08:15:37 <Jeff in CT> Hard to tell on WC, could have been 10 feet?
08:15:51 <Jeff in CT> Based on nearby bench
08:16:26 <Kevin L™> I think that would be close Jeff.
08:17:10 <ynpvisitor999®> :bee:
08:17:20 <Jeff in CT> Lion is about due also
08:17:25 <ynpvisitor999®> rainbow!
08:17:31 <Jeff in CT> awesome
08:17:41 <Kevin L™> Rainbow
08:18:00 <Kevin L™> First rainbow in a long time!
08:18:07 <Jimbo Lanthanum> :thumbsup::thumbsup:
08:18:21 <BSK> What a beauty!
08:18:46 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Brought to you in living color
08:19:03 <Jeff in CT> Got some screen captures
08:19:43 <Jeff in CT> Is the rainbow viewable just from WC or from the Gazer Gallery also?
08:20:10 <Kevin L™> Gazers may have rainbows too.
08:21:06 <Jeff in CT> Future reference as to time of day, angle of sun, and location when best to see rainbow
08:21:28 <Jimbo Lanthanum> More common in the afternoon
08:21:51 <Jeff in CT> Florence gave us a nice rainbow last night on the drive home. Was able to see magenta, past red, as the light was so intense. Violet was unusually strong as well
08:22:19 <Kevin L™> Near Plume morning has great rainbows. Afternoon Depression does.
08:22:46 <Kevin L™> Did you get much rain from it Jeff?
08:22:51 <Jeff in CT> About 1"
08:23:20 <Kevin L™> Not too bad. I really feel bad for those people in the Carolinas.
08:23:31 <Jeff in CT> Just another rain event in the neighborhood for us, not like the unfortunate folks down south
08:23:56 <htm> gm all, KL you helped me w/chat info yesterday
08:24:00 <Kevin L™> Well that had to be one of the best BH eruptions I have seen on the cam.
08:24:19 <BSK> It was exceptional. Sweet light & rainbow.
08:24:36 <Kevin L™> Hi htm.
08:25:02 <htm> saw a posting that the north GH walkway was closed; not posted on the YNP site alerts (only road construction) is there another source for in-park alerts?
08:25:13 <htm> nice to see BH this am, missed the start
08:25:58 <htm> was going to go to Solitary, but saw that that trail was closed also (?); did they close access to Solitary from the OF overlook too?
08:26:14 <htm> long backtrack to get out if the north trail is closed
08:26:37 <Kevin L™> A gazer posted the best information on the listserv. Here is the link to subscribe to it: http://www.geyserstudy.org/listserv.aspx
08:27:42 <Kevin L™> There is also a geyser Facebook page but since I am one of the 2 people who don't use Facebook, I am not sure how to find it.
08:28:55 <htm> tks KL, I'll ck in with Micah when I get to the park; he mentioned he's sometimes at the OF Inn front desk
08:29:19 <htm> I'm in on the FB page, but Listserv seems to be the most current forum for detailed info
08:29:38 <htm> signed up already, tks; it's another great resource
08:30:06 <Kevin L™> Micah posted great information yesterday.
08:31:15 <Kevin L™> 57, it looks like NG is running 25 to 35 minutes. May have another shot at it in 10 to 20 minutes.
08:37:55 <htm> picture posted on FB of the new steaming crack under the boardwalk
08:42:17 <htm> @Geyser Gazers; apply to join
08:44:38 <Kevin L™> Fluffy is prompt today.
08:45:07 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Perhaps "hydrothermal fracture" would be less suggestive :-/
08:46:50 <Jeff in CT> Nice shadow effect, looks like a deepsea hydrothermal fracture
08:48:30 <htm> used the poster's wordage, added the adjective, lol; no double entendre implied
08:50:26 <Eric> NG
08:50:27 <Kevin L™> NG
08:50:38 <Eric> Nice eruption
08:50:50 <Jeff in CT> So-called black smoker, from all the sulfides contained in the discharge - probably not too different from what is happening at YNP
08:55:14 <Jimbo Lanthanum> The composition of hydrothermal waters depends on what they flow through - deep sea hydrothermal vents have a lot more metal content because they flow through oceanic ridge basalts
08:55:40 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Also depends on length of flow path and temperature of water - deep-sea vents are a lot hotter than surface sprigns
08:55:42 <Jimbo Lanthanum> springs
08:56:05 <Jimbo Lanthanum> But sulfur content and metals do make sulfides, of course
08:56:07 <Jimbo Lanthanum> anywhere
08:56:39 <Jeff in CT> Luckily we don't have any giant tube worms on the surface, either.
09:00:46 <ynpvisitor45> So has the board walk been swallowed up yet?
09:07:32 <Kevin L™> This sounds like one of those 1950's B monster movies.
09:11:32 <Jeff in CT> Line series of 19 is longer than 99.61% of all series since 2008, quite impressive. Maybe some more will happen?
09:11:40 <Jeff in CT> Meant Lion
09:14:19 <Kevin L™> It tried a while ago.
09:17:18 <Eric> Not sure if everyone has hear, but BillW passed :-(
09:17:42 <ynpvisitor114> I'm so glad he got to see Steamboat!
09:18:15 <Eric> Memories and comments are starting to flow in on facebook.
09:27:17 <ynpvisitor999®> NG splash
09:29:13 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion's series has ended and if NG can't get its act togather rather soon, I'm calling the 1127 splash end of series for NG as well
09:30:39 <Eric> Interesting.
09:30:45 <Jeff in CT> Im not giving up on Lion, interval can be as long as 3h and still count as in series
09:31:34 <ynpvisitor999®> true, but as it currently stands, I have little hope for it to continue, if at all
09:33:53 <ynpvisitor999®> NG?
09:34:41 <Eric> steam is right
09:34:56 <Eric> at least a minor
09:35:02 <ynpvisitor999®> I dit see some jetting
09:35:02 <Eric> yep
09:35:06 <ynpvisitor999®> still going
09:35:36 <ynpvisitor999®> this might actually be an intermediate at least
09:35:47 <ynpvisitor45> I had an interesting thought last night.
09:36:32 <ynpvisitor45> does the chemical composition of the water change over a series?
09:36:57 <ynpvisitor45> Like Lion, SB, or now NG?
09:37:40 <ynpvisitor45> Possibly even Giant now
09:37:59 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Speaking entirely off the record, the main thing that might change is volatile content (gases), because the prior eruptions may reduce pressure in the system changing the dissolved gas equilibria
09:37:59 <ynpvisitor999®> good question
09:38:00 <Kevin L™> I read somewhere something on CO2 having an effect but I am not sure where I saw that.
09:38:11 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Like Kevin just said
09:38:19 <ynpvisitor45> I remember Butterfly changed.
09:39:30 <Jimbo Lanthanum> Easy analogy -- opening a bottle of soda or champagne
09:41:27 <Jimbo Lanthanum> And SOMETIMES the gas content changes enough to alter the pH enough to induce precipitation of something -- metal sulfides are notoriously insoluble, but iron hydroxides are pretty insoluble too
09:42:11 <Jimbo Lanthanum> There was something that happened in West Thumb a couple years back that was suspiciously like a "whiting" (i.e. precipitation of an insoluble chemical)
09:43:14 <ynpvisitor82> It is National Talk Lika a Pirate Day!!
09:44:07 <ynpvisitor999®> *sigh*
09:44:28 <Kevin L™> I liked National Chocolate Milkshake Day better.
09:44:49 <Kevin L™> National Cheeseburger Day wasn't bad either.
09:45:12 <ynpvisitor45> Dave should sponsor all you can eat shrimp day.
09:46:13 <ynpvisitor999®> Can we have National Beauty and Chromatic Pools Day already? The current state of those pools describe exactly what I think about those 'national days'.
09:46:51 <ynpvisitor45> So is BH going to stay at 12 to 14 hours for a while?
09:47:27 <ynpvisitor46> Jimbo Lanthanum, I have also read about pH changes as water gets lower in a feature and goes through a different type of rock
09:47:31 <Kevin L™> I suspect you would be interested in National Pig Day either. (March 1)
09:47:44 <ynpvisitor999®> I highly doubt that, 45. Colder temperatures are upcoming, and, in typical Beehive fashion, intervals lengthen during winter
09:48:24 <ynpvisitor30> To quote the great Seinfeld, "I don't wanna be a pirate."
09:48:44 <ynpvisitor999®> but I wouldn't complain if Bee manages to stay in those 12-14h intervals
09:48:46 <ynpvisitor45> This is a different year. I suspect Daisy may even start to like the wind.
09:49:01 <ynpvisitor82> Everyone wants to be a pirate
09:49:22 <ynpvisitor45> I thought everyone wanted to be a fireman
09:49:40 <Kevin L™> I thought it was train engineer.
09:49:58 <ynpvisitor30> Jerry and I don't. They can keep their puffy shirts.
09:50:15 <ynpvisitor999®> I wanted to be that when I was little, Kevin
09:50:21 <ynpvisitor45> The kind that blows the whistle, or builds line?
09:50:32 <Jimbo Lanthanum> That could happen too, 38, but I wouldn't think during a series. If there's a real shift in groundwater levels, that would be interesting
09:51:09 <Kevin L™> The whistle. I did end up having input on building the line and I also got to drive a few trains.
09:51:16 <ynpvisitor999®> well, in the Netherlands trains don't really blow their whistle
09:51:51 <ynpvisitor999®> but I wanted to drive the train back then
09:52:02 <ynpvisitor45> Unfortunately, now days we just have horns.
09:52:35 <ynpvisitor45> Loud obnoxious horns. They have to blow them at every crossing, and we have a few.
09:52:51 <Jeff in CT> Hey, I'm an engineer, and I don't even have a full size train
09:53:07 <Kevin L™> European trains have a horn that almost sounds like a whistle. American trains have a 3 or 5 chime horn.
09:53:27 <Kevin L™> I have a bunch of N scale trains.
09:53:40 <ynpvisitor999®> railroad crossings take care of our horn problem. They simply close while sounding their electronic bells, and it's rare to have to wait for longer than 3 minutes for a crossing
09:54:58 <Kevin L™> We have some trains here that are 5km long DG.
09:55:10 <ynpvisitor45> I guess Americans are not as smart. They have been known to drive around, under, or through the gates, so trains still blow their horns. Flashing lights and chimes make no difference to stupid people.
09:55:44 <ynpvisitor30> That's right, here in America we don't stop for no stinkin' train crossings
09:56:50 <ynpvisitor82> Yaaarr
09:57:01 <Kevin L™> The worst problems are the crossings that have few trains.
09:57:09 <ynpvisitor45> Lucky our rout has shorter trains, so the wait is not bad.
09:57:19 <ynpvisitor999®> here trains may have a maximum length of the longest side track besides a station. Longest trains are generally 'only' 750 meters long. I don't think I've seen a train any longer than 500 meters though
09:57:45 <ynpvisitor999®> and overall, passenger trains first, then cargo
09:57:47 <ynpvisitor45> I do not like to wait for some service truck driving the rails when the road runs along side.
09:57:59 <Kevin L™> 750 meters here would be a short train.
09:58:26 <ynpvisitor999®> I bet
09:58:42 <ynpvisitor46> we have loooong trains
09:58:50 <ynpvisitor45> Kevin, does amtrak have priority?
09:59:28 <Kevin L™> The hirails have to ride the track to check things. They use the roads otherwise.
10:01:25 <Eric> Nope...amtrak is last train on the totem pole
10:01:29 <Kevin L™> It depends. Most of the time they try to but Amtrak rides rails owned by a private firm. Now most of the railroads have trains that must be on time or they lose money. They get priority over Amtrak.
10:02:01 <Eric> That is why amtrak is ALWAYS off schedule on the West coast
10:02:19 <Jeff in CT> In Connecticut, Shore Line East and CTrail trains get the priority, as State of CT owns the tracks
10:02:29 <Kevin L™> Amtrak has its own rails in the north east and rides alone on a track in Colorado and New Mexico.
10:03:45 <ynpvisitor45> It has been many years that I have learned of rail quotes for freight. Back then they gave no date for delivery. You carload of freight could set on some siding for weeks.
10:04:12 <Jeff in CT> We now have a 4-way battle for priority along the New Haven line, with four operators - AMTRAK, Metro North, CTrail, and some freight operator
10:08:47 <Kevin L™> Long distance train travel does not make sense here. LA to Chicago is $121 on American Airlines for a 4h flight. Amtrak is $142 for a 43h trip IF it is on time. Add to that the cost of food and if you don't want to sit in a coach seat for 42h a room is $1158.
10:11:42 <ynpvisitor90> I shipped loads of paper, so I had to explain to customers why their container of paper products was routinely 1-3 days late.
10:12:13 <Kevin L™> That isn't a lot of fun. :p
10:12:28 <ynpvisitor999®> Aurum
10:12:29 <ynpvisitor999®> .
10:12:30 <ynpvisitor999®> .
10:12:30 <ynpvisitor999®> .
10:12:35 <Eric> nice
10:12:38 <Eric> woot
10:12:51 <Eric> good looking eruption too
10:13:08 <ynpvisitor45> For some it is the only way to travel. Had an aunt that flew only once. She was in a coffin and was flown from San Francisco to Denver. My dad did get her to walk on a plane once just to take a look. The bagage door shut or something and she ran off the plane screaming.
10:13:21 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
10:13:32 <Eric> daisy
10:14:06 <Kevin L™> Almost missed it. Was watching for Daisy. Good thing it went when it did or we would have missed it.
10:14:18 <ynpvisitor999®> wishful thinking has it that we missed an Aurum in the 4h52m interval and that Aurum's now erupting in series
10:14:19 <Eric> Would love to actually have a national passenger train system.
10:14:57 <ynpvisitor45> She also took buses back when it was a standard form of travel. I doubt now days she would not go near one.
10:15:02 <Kevin L™> I think it would make sense to do shorter local runs.
10:15:26 <Eric> maybe hyperloop will become a thing :-P
10:15:37 <Eric> OF
10:16:02 <ynpvisitor45> For the cost, you could fly people for free and spend less.
10:16:38 <ynpvisitor30> I think that is sadly and probably the truth
10:16:49 <Eric> I believe the hyperloop will be faster
10:17:12 <Eric> You can move incredibly fast through a near vacuum.
10:17:26 <Kevin L™> I can see trains being done as a "destination" like a cruise ship is now. I think a train from LA to Vegas could do well if there is entertainment and food aboard.
10:17:38 <ynpvisitor45> It will not be long and people will just text them self's to any destination.
10:17:52 <Eric> beam me up scotty!
10:18:05 <ynpvisitor114> Ahoy! Didn't know I was going to learn so much about trains today from you land lubbers. But now I must be off smartly. Thanks for gazing with me today! Arrrrr...
10:18:13 <Jeff in CT> I routinely take the train to NYC, PHL or WAS, faster and better than flying or driving - but thats the advantage of life along the NE corridor
10:18:59 <ynpvisitor45> Good to hear there is at least one advantage.
10:19:10 <Kevin L™> Very true Jeff. As close as things are back there trains make sense.
10:19:38 <Kevin L™> Some of the trains on the left coast make sense and work well too.
10:19:42 <Eric> I always hoped for a North-South high speed line between LA & Vancouver, BC
10:20:04 <Eric> There is a ton of commuting between these cities
10:20:32 <ynpvisitor45> Governor Brown is working on his part. Over Budget and may never get built.
10:21:02 <Kevin L™> The problem with high speed is you need precision track. It costs $4 to $5 million per mile to build and need constant maintaining. Air is much cheaper.
10:21:39 <ynpvisitor45> Japan seems to do fine with it, and they have earth quakes.
10:21:48 <ynpvisitor999®> apparantly there's an informational meeting at the VEC in ten minutes about the Geyser Hill Disturbance
10:22:03 <ynpvisitor45> Film at 11?
10:22:12 <BSK> Wish they would do a Facebook Live so we could watch.
10:22:26 <Jeff in CT> Would anyone be surprised if some intervals were influenced by lunar tidal effects?
10:22:28 <ynpvisitor999®> In Japan trains have arrival times with a precision in seconds
10:23:09 <ynpvisitor999®> and apparantly they even apologise if the train left 30 seconds too early or too late
10:23:27 <Kevin L™> Japan is a different story. The amount of people there in a small corridor and the short length of the country makes it more sensible than air. Air there would be like flying from LA to San Diego.
10:24:21 <ynpvisitor45> That is because if you screw up you get embarrassed and loose your job. In the USA you get promoted or paid off and sent to work for some other sucker.
10:24:56 <Jeff in CT> One time I flew from National to BWI - wheels on the plane were never raised, we started landing immediately after takeoff
10:25:42 <Kevin L™> That is strange Jeff.
10:26:33 <ynpvisitor45> Well enjoy Lion. Got to go.
10:26:58 <Jeff in CT> That was on USAirways (colloquially called USScareaways) on a scheduled flight, not sure if they still do operate it
10:27:27 <ynpvisitor30> Some European flights are like that. Only advantage is city-center airports which save lots of time for business travelers.
10:27:47 <ynpvisitor999®> https://www.google.com/maps/@59.3510978,-2.9249654,1549m/data=!3m1!1e3 Probably shortest flight in the world
10:28:34 <Kevin L™> I think they had a San Francisco to Oakland flight once.
10:30:16 <ynpvisitor999®> Hopefully NG soon
10:33:56 <ynpvisitor999®> G
10:33:57 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
10:34:37 <ynpvisitor999®> seemed to have a nice height once again :)
10:34:53 <Kevin L™> Not huge but it was there
10:39:59 <Eric> haha...SFO to Oakland would be hillarious
10:41:03 <Eric> But with bay area traffic, it would probably be faster than driving.
10:51:02 <ynpvisitor999®> NG?
10:51:29 <ynpvisitor999®> nope, looked like a white shirt
10:51:54 <BSK> I'm tellin' ya, we need to ban white shirts in the UGB
10:53:08 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if Ear Spring is still ear-shaped after the recent developments
10:55:54 <Kevin L™> Eric, Jet Blue does have an SFO-OAK for $211 roundtrip.
10:57:14 <Eric> haha...with a stopover in Las Vegas?
10:57:17 <Kevin L™> I think Graham posted some pictures of it on his Facebook page DG
10:58:13 <Kevin L™> If a one way from LA to Chicago is $121 that does seem a bit much. :)
10:59:05 <ynpvisitor999®> ES still looks ear-shaped to me on Graham's image
10:59:13 <Kevin L™> I think that was a NG to about 6 feet
11:09:03 <Kent> I hope we hear from the 1230 meeting.
11:10:39 <Kent> Ear spring was still pretty much ear shaped. There are three plate size chunks of sinter to the left side which are detached and flop with each good boil.
11:15:21 <ynpvisitor999®> if that questionable NG indeed took place, it hopefully means NG is shortening its intervals
11:16:49 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
11:17:16 <Kevin L™> That was what the other one looked like
11:18:17 <ynpvisitor999®> I think that'd make it likely the 1258 minor indeed took place
11:19:03 <Kevin L™> I was on the control cam which is smaller and has less of a frame rate.
11:19:32 <ynpvisitor999®> that's an issue I guess...
11:30:10 <ynpvisitor999®> LC
11:31:47 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if this speeding up of NG correlates with the system being recovered from the Lion series
11:33:01 <ynpvisitor999®> likely too soon to be sure of that, though
11:34:57 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
11:35:56 <Kevin L™> The intervals have dropped since Lion was active, but so has the height.
11:40:57 <Kevin L™> Castle ie
11:41:34 <Kevin L™> OF dittos
12:02:08 <Jeff in CT> I am predicting a Lion initial for 9/20/2018 at about 19:00 +/- 6.5hrs
12:04:52 <ynpvisitor999®> any NGs while I was away?
12:05:40 <Kevin L™> I didn't see one but could have missed it
12:11:19 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
12:25:59 <ynpvisitor999®> Slot 1403
12:26:20 <Kevin L™> Sounds like a Vegas geyser
12:26:33 <ynpvisitor999®> it's yet another geyser on the hill
12:27:13 <Craig Laptop™> Forgot to logout on my desktop :P
12:28:32 <Kevin L™> :)
12:29:20 <Craig Laptop™> Not a bad aurum interval!
12:29:27 <ynpvisitor999®> Slot is a geyser roughly in front of North Goggle(s) from webcam perspective
12:29:55 <ynpvisitor999®> brief eruptions though, if I have to believe webcam footage from the past
12:30:19 <ynpvisitor999®> Dasy
12:30:26 <Kevin L™> You can tell when it erupts because you can hear bells and it lights up.
12:30:50 <ynpvisitor999®> :)
12:31:38 <Craig Laptop™> Woah. Look at that non-geyser related event
12:31:47 <ynpvisitor999®> UNNG-GHG-5 has its own page now
12:32:06 <Craig Laptop™> trail from arrowhead to sawmill is closed now
12:32:52 <Kevin L™> Long way to Grand from the cabins
12:33:23 <Eric> where is arrowhead spring?
12:36:15 <Eric> ohhh, before you even get to the lion group!
12:36:41 <ynpvisitor999®> The heck... That means no-one can be close to Lion now
12:37:09 <Craig Laptop™> Or like, North goggles
12:38:00 <ynpvisitor999®> Unless they have a very, very good explanation on why you can't walk on that boardwalk safely (like heated up ground), this closure is more-or-less arbitrary rather than for safety of people
12:38:29 <Eric> don't rush too quick to judge DG, I hope they have a good reason.
12:38:49 <Craig Laptop™> I'm sure that's what the meeting was about earlier today
12:39:02 <ynpvisitor999®> I hope details are forthcoming, that's for sure. Maybe I overreacted a bit there. Happens every now and then.
12:39:29 <Craig Laptop™> Hopefully we'll get more answers sooner rather than later. On the bright side we have a webcam where we can catch at least some of the activity (mind you from very far away)
12:39:43 <ynpvisitor999®> true
12:39:56 <ynpvisitor999®> Slot 1437
12:41:02 <Kevin L™> I know it was in terrible shape in June. Perhaps they are fixing it.
12:43:49 <ynpvisitor999®> Can we have a zoom on Slot/NG (or simply Geyser Hill in general)?
12:44:11 <ynpvisitor999®> not that activity there is imminent, but still...
12:45:52 <Eric> Nice geyser map with links to pictures of geysers: http://www.americansouthwest.net/wyoming/yellowstone/upper-geyser-basin-map.html
12:47:22 <ynpvisitor999®> maybe add that to the Help & Important Links section?
12:47:25 <ynpvisitor999®> LC
12:49:53 <Kevin L™> Looks like the barricade is right at the end of the fence by Depression.
12:50:19 <Craig Laptop™> Oh yeah there it is.
12:51:20 <ynpvisitor999®> hmm... an UGB round tour will be rather difficult to do now... :P
12:52:18 <BSK> I don't think that word "difficult" means what you think it means.
12:52:56 <Kevin L™> Impossible?
12:53:11 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
12:53:12 <ynppvisitor...> :)
12:53:15 <Craig Laptop™> I mean something impossible could still be classified as difficult
12:53:25 <Kevin L™> Good NG
12:53:26 <Craig Laptop™> and my goodness i'm on like a 15 second delay or something
12:53:55 <Kevin L™> Check your stream type. It may be HLS delay
12:54:04 <Craig Laptop™> excuse me 57 second delay
12:54:09 <BSK> about 30 second delay for me, judging by when NG was called.
12:54:15 <Craig Laptop™> how do I go about changing that?
12:54:36 <Jeff in CT> NG easier to look at without all those pesky gazers in the way of the WC
12:54:37 <ynpvisitor999®> enable Flash
12:54:38 <Joe> which browser
12:54:54 <Craig Laptop™> chromium shell
12:55:06 <Craig Laptop™> (chrome but not chrome)
12:55:30 <Eric> Yep, you need flash enabled
12:55:41 <Joe> click on the i nest to https select allow flash
12:56:03 <Craig Laptop™> Flah is now enabled
12:56:04 <Joe> next*
12:56:08 <Jeff in CT> Any idea where the walk is blocked around the otherway
12:56:11 <Eric> refresh the page
12:56:15 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand ie
12:56:16 <Craig Laptop™> grand
12:56:27 <Joe> nice
12:56:30 <Craig Laptop™> Flash is enabled but its very choppy now
12:56:56 <Eric> the BW is block at sawmill and at sulfide junction
12:56:57 <Craig Laptop™> Is that the other barricade I see?
12:56:58 <Kevin L™> HLS is much smoother but has the delay
12:57:04 <Eric> Yep
12:57:19 <ynppvisitor...> Several years ago when Black Sand started thumping I was taking a geology class from the park geologist.
12:57:21 <Eric> Yes, HLS does a better job if you are bandwidth constrained
12:57:28 <ynppvisitor...> I got a call about the thumping but was told “Don’t tell Cheryl. Hank will close the area.” I thought this was silly, but perhaps not? :)
12:57:33 <Eric> but delayed
12:59:13 <Jeff in CT> Sulfide junction - really blocks a lot of access
13:00:40 <Eric> yep, the entire top of the hill is not accessible right now.
13:01:26 <ynpvisitor999®> 2nd?
13:01:30 <Kevin L™> That was cool
13:01:40 <Kevin L™> Would have been short pause
13:02:28 <ynpvisitor999®> 1st or 2nd done
13:08:37 <ynpvisitor999®> OF ns
13:08:41 <Eric> OF
13:09:34 <Kevin L™> 1507
13:10:09 <Joe> yep
13:11:17 <Joe> fat fingers, small phone = wrong entrys
13:11:32 <ynpvisitor999®> G2Q | 10m24s
13:11:45 <Kevin L™> Grand G2Q
13:12:31 <ynpvisitor92> where is Arrowhead Spring?
13:12:44 <ynpvisitor999®> we should really have some form of geyser and note entries broadcast in chat
13:13:11 <ynpvisitor92> is it near Lion?
13:13:33 <ynpvisitor999®> LC
13:13:48 <ynpvisitor999®> there where the sign is, is Arrowhead Spring roughly
13:13:49 <ynpvisitor92> is that a barricade leading up to Lion?
13:13:53 <ynpvisitor999®> yep
13:14:02 <ynpvisitor92> wow, that seems excessive
13:14:07 <ynppvisitor...> http://gosa.org/maps_ugb_geyserhill.aspx
13:14:13 <ynpvisitor92> NG
13:14:16 <ynppvisitor...> I hope that works
13:14:17 <ynpvisitor999®> I should actually say Arrowhead is roughly where the barricade is
13:14:18 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
13:14:23 <ynpvisitor92> oops, NG is going...
13:14:34 <ynpvisitor92> thanks for close up though
13:15:02 <Kevin L™> Picked a bad time to zoom
13:15:23 <ynpvisitor92> thanks for the map Kent
13:15:53 <ynpvisitor92> so no more Grand to BH scurrying
13:16:32 <ynppvisitor...> Since they closed all the way down to Sawmill I am surprised they left Beehive open.
13:16:42 <ynppvisitor...> yw
13:17:19 <ynpvisitor82> why is it closed?
13:18:12 <ynppvisitor...> an abundance of caution
13:18:46 <ynpvisitor108> Why is it closed?
13:18:54 <Jeff in CT> So, time between Lion Initials can be correlated with number of eruptions in sequence, to a 99% correlation factor using a linear fit.
13:18:56 <Eric> nobody knows
13:19:12 <ynpvisitor999®> well, let's just say conspiracy theoridiots are going to like this. "See: USGS knew Yellowstone was about to go"
13:19:13 <Eric> wow....that would be interesting to see
13:20:12 <Craig Laptop™> is that ear spring splashing i'm seeing?
13:20:23 <Jeff in CT> Up to 19 events in a sequence. Not enough data for sequences of 20 and above.
13:20:26 <ynpvisitor108> Sooooo....it is only going to blow at the lion group? Small caldera!
13:20:57 <Jeff in CT> I think the barricades are to let Lion rest, obviously
13:21:04 <ynppvisitor...> :)
13:21:09 <ynpvisitor999®> :D
13:22:42 <ynpvisitor999®> from what I know about Yellowstone and its basins, the most likely spot for the next eruption will either be Norris or West Thumb. Not certain on the other basins.
13:22:53 <ynpvisitor999®> so we're hopefully safe here
13:23:00 <ynpvisitor20> I bet Micah will update us
13:23:38 <ynpvisitor20> Betty’s there!!
13:29:16 <Jeff in CT> The closure must have something to do with Fortnite
13:29:51 <Kevin L™> Dave broke the hill.
13:30:23 <Joe> he breaks everything
13:32:11 <ynpvisitor999®> NG
13:32:41 <ynpvisitor999®> seems like NG is trying to settle around 18m intervals
13:35:01 <ynpvisitor59> Nothing about the closures on the NPS site. I did learn that BH has an interval of 22+ hours up to 2 weeks.
13:35:21 <ynpvisitor59> So much for up to date information?
13:36:21 <ynppvisitor...> Has Betty waved?
13:36:26 <BSK> Well... we don't have white shirts standing in front of NG anymore. But I really didn't mean for them to close the whole boardwalk.
13:36:40 <ynpvisitor59> They closed the walk to Lion? That will hurt the grand and BH watchers. NG must be causing too much impact ton the boards.
13:37:14 <Jeff in CT> I'm sure we will get some "board-walkers" after dark
13:37:34 <ynpvisitor59> I thought the note was that they just closed part by sawmill, and what was closed Tuesday.
13:37:38 <Kevin L™> Bummer for the NG watchers
13:38:21 <ynpvisitor59> At least you can stand by the sign and be depressed!
13:38:39 <Joe> barricades are easy to move at night, I have heard :)
13:38:49 <ynpvisitor59> LC
13:39:06 <ynpvisitor59> A bear may carry it off
13:39:06 <ynpvisitor999®> yeah... at least those boardwalk walkers were warned. This does mean the park shouldn't be liable for any injuries or deaths should they occur
13:40:27 <ynpvisitor59> They closed the best part of the boardwalk, between Lion and Grand.
13:44:30 <ynpvisitor108> Well I will get my steps in if we have to walk allll the way around from the cabins...
13:44:32 <ynpvisitor59> Could be a bigfoot hiding in the trees?
13:45:17 <ynpvisitor59> Can not be a hide behind, no one has ever survived seeing a hide behind.
13:45:19 <Kevin L™> Lava on the bw?
13:46:07 <ynpvisitor59> A security breach like they had at the observatory?
13:46:23 <ynpvisitor59> Anyone see the FBI?
13:46:49 <ynpvisitor108> Any Blackhawk helicopters sighted?
13:46:54 <Kevin L™> I think I saw a black helicopter.
13:47:02 <Kevin L™> :)
13:47:21 <ynpvisitor59> There was one sighted at the observatory.
13:47:34 <ynpvisitor59> Are we live, or is this pre-recorded?
13:47:57 <ynpvisitor999®> well... In that case, enjoy whatever may erupt - whether it be Giantess or an inconspicuously small geyser which closes the remaining part of the Geyser Hill boardwalk.
13:48:33 <ynpvisitor59> Plume would close it to BH.
13:49:08 <ynpvisitor59> An anemone anomaly may also close it farther down?
13:49:44 <ynpvisitor59> Do I see people by pump/plume?
13:49:46 <ynpvisitor108> That is a tongue twister
13:50:43 <ynpvisitor59> SOmeone came from Aurum
13:50:53 <ynppvisitor...> Peeps on the upper boardwalk
13:51:05 <Kevin L™> Probably goelogy
13:51:20 <ynpvisitor59> FBI or bigfoot hunters.
13:51:50 <ynpvisitor59> Maybe they are hiding sensors and don't want people to know where?
13:52:26 <Kevin L™> It is a utility crew fixing the pipe to OF
13:52:31 <ynpvisitor108> I do wish the camera would zoom in
13:52:39 <ynpvisitor59> This is a lot more fun then reading a simple explanation, isn't it?
13:53:22 <ynpvisitor59> Fixing the defective NG valve.
13:53:58 <Joe> ng
13:53:58 <ynpvisitor59> speaking of ng
13:54:29 <ynpvisitor59> They turned it off
13:54:44 <ynpvisitor108> Cool i’ve Never seen NG before
13:55:12 <ynpvisitor59> Looks about as exciting as Aurum from here.
13:55:41 <ynpvisitor59> Part of the blinky group. If you blink, you miss it!
13:55:50 <Kevin L™> May be another NG in 15-30m
13:58:26 <Kevin L™> Released
14:06:10 <ynpvisitor108> Well no matter what the mystery is we will be in the park this Saturday. Can anyone tell me what portable radio to get to just listen and not talk to the Geyser gazers
14:06:30 <ynpvisitor78> Any radio capable of tuning to channel 4.
14:06:41 <ynpvisitor78> If you want to talk it has to be able to reach subchannel 5.
14:06:51 <ynpvisitor78> But, channel 4 will allow you to listen.
14:07:05 <ynpvisitor108> Thank you!
14:07:34 <ynpvisitor78> At least thats been my experience. You should find a radio that will do subchannels just to be sure.
14:08:01 <Kevin L™> I have had great luck with Motorola.
14:08:31 <ynpvisitor78> And if you've never used a radio in basin before - try to figure out how to lock the radio or turn the beep off. Sometimes people key their mic without realizing it and it gets super annoying.
14:09:17 <ynpvisitor108> :thumbsup:
14:09:35 <ynpvisitor59> I borrowed from the neighbor. He had some odd features and it took me a while to get it working. My other dead radio did not have the same settings and worked.
14:10:06 <Kevin L™> Playing with them before you go is a great idea.
14:10:31 <ynpvisitor59> A manual also helps
14:10:36 <ynpvisitor108> Would a portable scanner work?
14:11:13 <Joe> if you have a walmart nearby they have adequate frs/gmrs radios that will work for you
14:11:23 <ynpvisitor59> Well if it gets the frequency. I would have to google it.
14:11:38 <Kevin L™> You can get it on a scanner. Look up FRS freqs. If you have a radio with sub channels though it blocks out a lot of unwanted chatter.
14:11:45 <Joe> Yes a portable scanner will work
14:12:00 <ynpvisitor78> NG
14:13:37 <ynpvisitor108> Hope there are still some Geyser gazers around next week
14:14:32 <ynpvisitor59> Next week, isn't Dave going to reset SB and Giant?
14:15:05 <Joe> channel 4 462.6375
14:15:26 <Joe> 4 462.6375
14:15:31 <ynpvisitor108> Oh please do! That would make the vacation! LOL
14:15:57 <Joe> 462.6375
14:15:57 <ynpvisitor59> I think there will be people until the weather sends them home, or the park closes. With SB and Giant active that is.
14:16:01 <ynpvisitor78> Not reset in a good way :(
14:17:25 <ynpvisitor59> How about Arm? I was going to use a different term, however I am not sure I can type it.
14:17:51 <ynpvisitor59> Start the count down
14:19:04 <ynpvisitor59> I feel for Bill if he pops in. I bet he will get questions on the closed walks.
14:19:44 <Kevin L™> I suspect he was one on the bw
14:20:31 <ynpvisitor59> At least looking for news got some interesting video of elk and a cone watcher.
14:21:13 <ynpvisitor59> Make one want to know how big the cone is for OF.
14:22:20 <ynpvisitor59> Well, enjoy Lion.
14:23:39 <Kevin L™> Hoping for Aurum
14:28:20 <Jeff in CT> Lion will be later tomorrow night, if the prediction holds... see y'all later
14:28:57 <Kevin L™> Knight
14:36:13 <ynpvisitor63> is boardwalk closed between Lion and Sawmill?
14:36:38 <Kevin L™> yes
14:36:38 <ynppvisitor...> Yes
14:36:55 <ynpvisitor63> know why?
14:37:06 <Kevin L™> no
14:37:30 <Joe> Aurum
14:37:33 <Joe> .
14:37:34 <Joe> ..
14:37:35 <Joe> .
14:37:35 <Joe> .
14:37:48 <lc> nice catch
14:38:42 <Joe> first I've ever caught :)
14:38:48 <lc> if Joe got the start, that was short.
14:38:55 <ynpvisitor80> Just read USGS Volcanoes tweet about this. Said no volcanic eruption - Said ear spring & other thermal features behaving strangely.
14:39:17 <ynpvisitor80> Reason for trail closures.
14:40:11 <lc> can't see why that would close the trail to Sawmill.
14:40:39 <Joe> start was 163711 end 163803
14:41:04 <lc> thanks, still a little short.
14:41:16 <Joe> yes
14:42:21 <Joe> Daisy
14:42:45 <Joe> and OF
14:43:04 <Lacy> As mystery of boardwalk closure solved. Reason is posted on USGS
14:45:11 <Emily> Hi
14:45:17 <Lacy> Probably closed the trail from sawmill so people wouldn’t have to back track from where the hydrothermal eruption occurred. Most logical to close off the path there.
14:45:42 <Kevin L™> Link????
14:46:35 <Lacy> Usgs.com also Yellowstone National Park posted the report on their FB page
14:47:15 <Emily> https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/
14:47:38 <Joe> NG
14:52:33 <ynpvisitor101> The boardwalk from Lion to Sawmill was in major disrepair
14:52:53 <Emily> Clunk Clunk CLunk
14:53:04 <Emily> Or during a GHP CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK
14:53:16 <ynpvisitor101> they didn’t give a reason for closure but walking it on Sunday was shocked at how many boards were totally snapped or missing
14:54:02 <ynpvisitor101> not just the clunk
14:59:29 <ynpvisitor92> very sad they took away going to NG or the Lion bench
14:59:36 <Kevin L™> This would be a good time to fix them!
14:59:58 <ynpvisitor92> that section has to be on the list for repair
15:00:38 <lc> going to be tough on Graham.
15:00:55 <Kevin L™> And Betty
15:01:00 <Emily> makes the Giant/beehive direction hard
15:01:09 <ynpvisitor92> now Betty cannot go check out NG or Ear Spring
15:01:30 <Kevin L™> :thumbsdown:
15:01:31 <Emily> is betty in YNP?
15:01:36 <ynpvisitor92> yes
15:01:38 <Kevin L™> Yes
15:01:47 <ynpvisitor92> and her brother
15:01:51 <Emily> Yayyyyy I hope she gets Giant and SB
15:02:05 <ynpvisitor92> She hopes so too
15:02:09 <lc> where do they stay?
15:02:16 <ynpvisitor92> West Yellowstone
15:02:18 <Kevin L™> West
15:02:41 <ynpvisitor92> she got to meet Art today
15:02:53 <Kevin L™> Nice
15:02:54 <Emily> I only met him once
15:03:14 <ynpvisitor92> Art and his wife were part of the folks that got SB and Giant on the same day
15:03:20 <Emily> I want to meet Save and Art and Betty at some point again
15:05:31 <Kevin L™> NG
15:06:53 <lc> have a good night everyone.
15:07:06 <Emily> nite lc
15:07:20 <Kevin L™> Knight lc
16:00:11 <ynpvisitor77> NG
16:33:29 <ynpvisitor77> NG
16:51:48 <ynpvisitor77> NG
16:52:37 <Craig> also something to the right of NG obscured by OF steam
16:57:18 <ynpvisitor46> I am getting old. Just read Facebook and find myself agreeing with the NPS. As long as they re-evaluate in a week I am willing to support. I know they care deeply about what I think :)
17:10:23 <ynpvisitor77> NG
17:10:41 <Craig> aurum maybe?
17:11:36 <Craig> or just a giantess boil
17:12:11 <Kevin L™> 2h3m would be short
18:05:31 <ynpvisitor77> NG
18:23:51 <ynpvisitor77> NG
18:25:11 <ynpvisitor46> Sorta fun to have a new plume to watch for.
18:42:23 <ynpvisitor77> NG
18:53:48 <ynpvisitor77> Grand ie
18:56:44 <ynpvisitor50> Any update on the closed boardwalks
19:00:48 <ynpvisitor77> NG
19:15:37 <ynpvisitor78> Boardwalks closed for a week, then they reassess
19:19:21 <ynpvisitor77> NG
20:22:59 <Betty> Bummer we left Morning too early :-(
20:23:24 <Kevin L™> Boo
20:23:42 <Betty> Yes
20:24:07 <Betty> And geyser hill is almost closed
20:24:44 <Kevin L™> Closed the trail from Arrowhead to Sawmill. :p
20:25:12 <Betty> And the upper section too
20:26:12 <Betty> We saw fountain and great fountain and Grand
20:26:30 <Kevin L™> Well that is a plus
20:27:04 <Kevin L™> At least Graham got his Morning even if it was night.
20:27:37 <Betty> Yes, he was up there
20:28:22 <Betty> I met him and Art and Maureen and Brian
20:28:25 <Kevin L™> Aurum even started back up again.
20:28:48 <Kevin L™> I didn't realize you had not met Graham.
20:29:20 <Betty> Oh, I met him before
20:29:36 <Kevin L™> I thought that you had.
20:29:42 <Betty> Art was new for me
20:30:46 <Kevin L™> Looks like a bit cooler for you now. Bet your AC isn't on!
20:31:48 <Betty> You need a heater in the evening.
20:32:55 <Betty> But we have nice sunshine
20:33:37 <Kevin L™> i think it was 26° there this morning.
20:34:05 <Betty> Need a shower and a bed... goodnight
20:34:22 <Kevin L™> Good Knight Betty