Showing logs for date: 2018-09-25
22:02:20 <ynpvisitor30> Yes on Grandpa
22:13:34 <ynpvisitor38> Congrats
23:22:38 <ynpvisitor95> Bh ie
23:55:38 <ynpvisitor84> Poor Time for BH was foiled again!!
01:45:50 <ynpvisitor60> 8min
01:46:48 <ynpvisitor60> 2nd
04:06:38 <ynpvisitor72> OF
04:56:16 <ynpvisitor1> Daisy
05:11:50 <ynpvisitor84> Just a bit chilly in the basin at a crisp 19 degrees
05:12:27 <ynpvisitor31> Looking chilly!
05:41:38 <Bill> Morning
05:44:41 <ynpvisitor19> Has that crack in the ground right in front of the boardwalk that is just barely steaming always been there?
05:46:22 <ynpvisitor31> Where are you seeing this?
05:48:05 <ynpvisitor1> Are you referring to the run off from Old Faithful Just above those people's head
06:01:11 <ynpvisitor1> NPS had the last Old Faithful as a short.
06:02:09 <ynpvisitor999®> and I thought reading YNM is hard: http://quake.utah.edu/station/heli/YNE.png
06:07:51 <Bill> That's certainly a plot with some lines on it
06:14:59 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Kevin(?)
06:15:14 <Grandpa™> Hi
06:16:12 <ynpvisitor999®> congrats!
06:16:41 <Grandpa™> ty
06:19:54 <ynpvisitor999®> bathtub 0808 w/SW vents sputtering
06:31:30 <Rice> I liked the nive tight view on OF.
06:31:52 <ynpvisitor31> Thanks!
06:51:39 <ynpvisitor1> the 0732 Old Faithful entry should be changed to a short
06:52:36 <ynpvisitor31> Done!
06:53:09 <ynpvisitor1> ths
06:53:29 <sparekitty> brrr
06:53:31 <ynpvisitor31> My error!
06:53:36 <sparekitty> but beautiful
06:54:07 <ynpvisitor1> with the steam and temp it was hard to tell
06:55:02 <ynpvisitor31> :)
07:05:55 <ynpvisitor67> Spectacular night in the UGB last night, full moon, coyotes, coyotes howling, nighthawks and elk bugling. No Beehive before frostbite drove me back to my cabin.
07:06:36 <Grandpa™> BH was a long interval. Bummer.
07:09:10 <Grandpa™> Lot of steam on Giantess.
07:12:17 <ynpvisitor1> LION
07:12:50 <ynpvisitor1> ini
07:22:14 <ynpvisitor1> Grand and Daisy will most likely be a dual this morning
07:23:23 <ynpvisitor31> YEP!
07:34:52 <ynpvisitor1> Grand
07:42:18 <ynpvisitor1> 8min
07:45:17 <ynpvisitor1> I was wrong no dual
07:46:53 <ynpvisitor1> Daisy
07:47:33 <Grandpa™> It was close.
07:56:47 <Grandpa™> Wish there was a drone button so we could see the stuff on the hill.
08:24:54 <ynpvisitor999®> Dep?
08:31:47 <ynpvisitor6> Looks like I missed Lion
08:31:58 <Grandpa™> 1028
08:32:35 <ynpvisitor6> Did you sty up for BH?
08:33:49 <ynpvisitor87> of
08:33:55 <ynpvisitor87> of finally
08:35:51 <Grandpa™> short
08:43:46 <Grandpa™> OF hid an Aurum. :P
08:53:09 <ynpvisitor84> Time for BH did not stay up last night for it.
08:53:44 <Grandpa™> Long interval last night.
08:59:25 <ynpvisitor84> USGS put up the time lapse of the new feature on Geyser Hill
09:00:00 <ynpvisitor6> Linky?
09:00:18 <ynpvisitor110> would you post a link?
09:00:29 <ynpvisitor84> I’ve only seen it on FB. No link there
09:01:13 <ynpvisitor6> Government should not use FB.
09:01:29 <Grandpa™> I agree
09:01:45 <ynpvisitor84> Why the heck not?
09:02:05 <ynpvisitor84> It’s the USGS Volcanoes site for those on FB
09:02:24 <ynpvisitor84> Social media is not going away
09:02:42 <ynpvisitor6> Because they loose control of content, promote comercial causes as in advertising, that may not agree with the agency. Lots more reasons.
09:03:24 <ynpvisitor6> Data storage is cheep. They can host there own pictures and video.
09:03:46 <ynpvisitor84> Get right on that 6.
09:03:52 <ynpvisitor999®> Here's the Twitter link. I guess it's something: https://twitter.com/USGSVolcanoes/status/1044632623602065408
09:04:20 <ynpvisitor84> I bet it’s out there in more conventional places
09:05:08 <ynpvisitor84> Twitter is social media btw
09:05:34 <ynpvisitor999®> true
09:06:09 <Grandpa™> Still a pain.
09:08:39 <Grandpa™> They need to post it on the official site.
09:09:11 <BSK> Social media is media - it's a public page, viewable in a browser, without being logged in to Facebook.
09:12:23 <Grandpa™> I just don't like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Just give it to me on the official government site. Post it there first, then if you want to on the others.
09:16:24 <Rice> I fought the Facebook, social media thing for a long time, but that is the way the world is going whether we old folks like it or not.
09:17:09 <Grandpa™> Plate?
09:17:52 <Jake> the timelapse ends just when it was gettin' good with the Don't-Name-It-Yet hole opening up
09:18:40 <ynpvisitor999®> Hopefully thát won't become the name of that feature...
09:22:45 <Grandpa™> I think "Pathetic Big Hole" is not an option.
09:23:18 <Rice> A am still pushing for New New Geyser
09:23:21 <Jake> can a thing be discussed in English without using a noun/name?
09:23:51 <Jake> did erupt yet today?
09:24:01 <ynpvisito43> New Thing Over There doesn't work either
09:24:17 <Jake> the timelapse of is out.
09:24:30 <Jake> erupting every 30ish minutes.
09:24:56 <Grandpa™> I just don't know why I have to go through a "media" be it facebook, twitter, nbc, fox news, cnn or whatever to get government info when they have a site that I can access direct.
09:25:01 <Jake> I guess it can work.
09:25:40 <ynpvisito43> I have another gripe with a local newsletter I get - there is "click to read more" in the email.
09:25:53 <Jake> massive convenience outweighs the risks. Is it not posted on their site?
09:26:06 <Grandpa™> Nope
09:26:22 <ynpvisitor999®> maybe with the next caldera chronicles
09:31:17 <Grandpa™> Probably have Lion and OF at the same time again.
09:33:14 <ynpvisitor27> If Bill pops in, I bet he can give you the direct link Grandpa.
09:34:18 <Grandpa™> Nice launch!
09:34:32 <Grandpa™> I hope so 27.
09:34:35 <ynpvisitor27> poof
09:34:46 <ynpvisitor999®> rainbow!
09:34:58 <ynpvisitor27> rainbow in the poof
09:35:06 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion
09:35:09 <ynpvisitor27> and Lion
09:35:12 <BSK> Grandpa, Facebook & Twitter have an advantage - easy of use makes it efficient. A person doesn't know need to know how to use the content management system of a website if it has one, or know how to code if it doesn't. Further, a person need not have access credentials to edit (and mess up) a website. And it serves the same purpose - the information is published.
09:35:54 <BSK> What a pretty day in the basin! We could get rainbows with Beehive today, too. *fingers crossed*
09:36:14 <ynpvisitor27> it will be too late, BH
09:36:25 <ynpvisitor27> yet rainbows might be seen from say, Lower Hams
09:36:33 <ynpvisito43> I find it interesting that usgs is doing the publicizing of it, not YNP
09:36:46 <Grandpa™> Same here 43
09:36:51 <ynpvisitor27> YNP is glacial in their social media
09:37:04 <ynpvisitor27> it is a Yellowstone video USGS posted
09:37:26 <ynpvisitor27> yet not on YNP site yet. They are slow in everything, news releases days after events, etc
09:38:06 <BSK> Whoop whoop! That's a pretty scene!
09:38:14 <Grandpa™> Lion is such a pretty geyser.
09:39:11 <ynpvisitor999®> ugh... I hate this wind direction
09:39:25 <Grandpa™> Me too.
09:39:38 <ynpvisitor27> no one can observe the new geyser from the bw now, right? No vantage point to view it.
09:39:52 <Grandpa™> Not that I know of.
09:40:18 <ynpvisitor27> maybe with a scope from Observation Point?
09:40:27 <Grandpa™> Probably the best view would be from Lion.
09:40:43 <ynpvisitor27> the bw is in the way
09:41:37 <Grandpa™> That could work too 27. Bring a spotting scope and a tripod. (And an EMT trained in CPR if I tried that hill.)
09:42:11 <BSK> 999 - with good sunlight, this wind direction gives that cool steam in shadow effect. But... The cam enclosure was clean yesterday morning, darn it. (except for the cobweb, which now seems to be glued in place instead of fluttering)
09:45:01 <Grandpa™> It did rain a bit yesterday.
09:48:14 <ynpvisitor6> The top of the inn.
09:48:57 <ynpvisitor6> I thought the board walk was closed so you could not get to Observation Point.
09:49:51 <Grandpa™> It is open until the first junction.
09:50:31 <Grandpa™> Trail from Solitary down is closed
09:51:03 <ynpvisitor27> SteveO posted the new feature under OTHER GEYSER, so maybe you can see it from Lion
09:52:55 <ynpvisitor999®> looking from up top, the boardwalk doesn't necessarily need to removed entirely. They can simply make a new piece of boardwalk between the Vault and Doublet benches which follows roughly the geyserite-meadow border. They could even keep the benches over at Pump
09:53:38 <Grandpa™> And add one at Aurum.
09:53:51 <ynpvisitor999®> they may as well
09:56:29 <ynpvisitor999®> actually, that might be a bit tricky to do, because there are multiple thermal features near the boardwalk opposite of Aurum
09:57:14 <ynpvisitor999®> unless they can do something over at the corner there
09:57:40 <Grandpa™> If it came in from the meadow then you could put a pullout with one before you get to Aurum.
09:57:59 <ynpvisitor6> A glass sky bridge
09:58:41 <ynpvisito43> my vote is to leave it alone through the winter before re-routing anything.
09:58:58 <Grandpa™> I think it will go from Giantess along the meadow edge and connect between Aurum and Doublet.
10:01:07 <Grandpa™> Looks like Graham is on the hill now.
10:03:02 <Eric> afternoon everyone
10:03:16 <Grandpa™> Hi Eric
10:03:17 <ynpvisitor999®> afternoon Eric
10:06:54 <Eric> Great timelapse of new thing
10:07:39 <Grandpa™> Pretty amazing.
10:08:08 <sparekitty> i would love to see in IRL
10:08:15 <Grandpa™> Me too!
10:25:21 <Grandpa™> Daisy ie
10:36:44 <ynpvisitor999®> stream be slow...
10:36:55 <ynpvisitor8> what geyser was just blowing shown on faithful
10:37:50 <ynpvisitor999®> did it look like it was behind Old Faithful?
10:37:56 <ynpvisitor999®> if so, that's Improbable
10:38:48 <ynpvisitor999®> (as in, the geyser is called Improbable)
10:39:15 <ynpvisitor8> no it was about 10 minutes ago than they swirled ut to faithful
10:40:23 <ynpvisitor8> there were bushes trees blocking view of bottom
10:41:16 <ynpvisitor999®> oh, that could be Bronze Spring, Silver Spring or Little Squirt. Those are right of Old Faithful and blocked by the trees
10:41:56 <ynpvisitor8> thanks is steamboat ever in view
10:41:58 <ynpvisitor999®> this image may help you: http://donsplace.orgfree.com/ofcc2/images/UGBpan02as_labeled.jpg
10:42:07 <ynpvisitor999®> it's the webcam reference image
10:43:21 <Grandpa™> Steamboat is way north of this cam.
10:43:52 <ynpvisitor999®> I wish there was a cam there
10:44:01 <ynpvisitor999®> even a static one would do
10:44:39 <ynpvisitor8> heard it blew again in past day or two
10:44:47 <Grandpa™> It would be nice. Here is a link to some videos of Steamboat and Giant #8: http://geysers.org/notes/
10:44:52 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion
10:45:35 <ynpvisitor8> hows the roads may visit from denver only have all season tires
10:45:38 <Grandpa™> It was yesterday morning. Here is a good shot of Lion though.
10:46:01 <Grandpa™> Roads should be fine now.
10:46:04 <ynpvisitor401> my stream is frozen
10:46:23 <Grandpa™> Mine is running.
10:46:42 <ynpvisitor999®> mine too, but it was very choppy a few minutes ago
10:47:07 <ynpvisitor401> refresh kick started stream
10:47:15 <ynpvisitor8> froze is camping easy to get in this time of year
10:47:45 <ynpvisitor999®> #8, this page may help you: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
10:48:56 <Grandpa™> I would think it would not be that hard. There is a campground near Norris that a lot of gazers use right now and bicycle to the basin. Closest to Old Faithful is Madison and you have to reserve sites there.
10:49:25 <ynpvisitor8> thanks
10:50:09 <Grandpa™> I think that the campsites go through Xanterra but I am not sure. It should say in the link above.
10:50:10 <ynpvisitor8> the animals heading to lower ground yet or do they
10:53:21 <Grandpa™> They are moving now. They mention hearing elk and coyotes last night. We have seen a couple of bison on the cam last week. Be careful, one gazer hit a bison and totalled her truck.
10:54:59 <ynpvisitor8> thanks what about wolves is there a good place right now
10:55:34 <ynpvisitor8> by the way is bison alright
10:57:03 <Grandpa™> There should be. I am not familiar with the wolves habitat but you should be able to find some good information with googling "wolves Yellowstone"
10:57:32 <Grandpa™> Bison did not make it.
11:10:41 <ynpvisitor999®> and yet another short :)
11:10:51 <Grandpa™> Nice on static
11:11:01 <ynpvisitor999®> indeed
11:11:22 <Grandpa™> OF really has its shorts on today.
11:12:16 <Grandpa™> 3 of the last 5 were short.
11:16:53 <ynpvisitor999®> feature at Pump reached 4 to 7 feet according to Steve
11:17:01 <ynpvisitor999®> (1305 eruption)
11:17:24 <Grandpa™> Wow. This could be fun.
11:21:48 <Grandpa™> I wonder if that vest is one of the people studying the new feature.
11:57:20 <ynpvisitor999®> interesting... it looks like HK added the category 'New Zealand' to his blog page
11:58:44 <Grandpa™> I think he is going there later this year.
12:04:57 <Grandpa™> Looks like some Giantess boiling
12:09:33 <ynpvisitor999®> OF 1408
12:09:39 <Grandpa™> That was sure a jet start
12:10:52 <Grandpa™> Bad wind direction to determine length
12:10:58 <ynpvisitor999®> indeed
12:11:09 <ynpvisitor999®> that cobweb isn't helping either
12:11:27 <Grandpa™> Most likely a long though.
12:12:01 <ynpvisitor999®> would be fun to finally have a short-medium (or vice versa) or even a short-short pair
12:22:06 <Grandpa™> Looks like a ranger talk.
12:46:17 <Eric> new thing erupted per graham
12:46:22 <Eric> 14:21
12:47:23 <Grandpa™> That is 3 so far today. Last one had height at 4' to 7'.
12:47:38 <Eric> new towers going up @ washburn on static
12:48:02 <ynpvisitor999®> OF had a 100-foot steam vortex @ 1330
12:51:04 <ynpvisitor999®> NG 1439 ini
12:52:30 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
12:52:35 <ynpvisitor999®> and cam cleaning
12:53:52 <ynpvisitor999®> well... attempt cam cleaning so far
12:56:54 <Grandpa™> I guess it is the thought that counts
12:57:16 <ynpvisitor999®> at least they care about the cam :)
12:58:03 <ynpvisitor999®> Sponge 1139: "4 foot depth-charge-like burst of spray out the cone."
12:58:24 <Grandpa™> Fun
12:59:06 <ynpvisitor999®> I watched the NG major from yesterday on the daytime captures. Must've been the sight
13:00:13 <Grandpa™> I was next to it when it did that once. Scared me big time.
13:01:13 <ynpvisitor999®> anyway, I'm off. Have fun watching Geyser Hill
13:01:51 <Grandpa™> Knight DG
13:19:12 <Eric> night DG
13:19:30 <ynpvisitor71> NG
13:20:20 <ynpvisitor71> long
13:21:02 <ynpvisitor71> looks major
13:32:04 <Grandpa™> Now everything is due at once
13:35:39 <Eric> I like all that green :-D
13:36:13 <Grandpa™> I don't. Means Grand will probably be at a distance.
13:36:14 <BSK> A quad show would be uber cool.
13:36:36 <Eric> complain if there aren't enough, complain if there are too many :-P
13:36:59 <Eric> You sound like a grandpa :-D
13:37:42 <Grandpa™> And they aren't showing my hockey games yet!!!!!
13:37:58 <Eric> You kids get off my geyser!
13:39:15 <ynpvisitor81> Grand
13:39:26 <Grandpa™> And it is Grand at a distance.
13:40:07 <ynpvisitor81> BHI
13:40:13 <ynpvisitor81> .......................
13:40:19 <ynpvisitor81> .
13:40:53 <Grandpa™> We may get that quad
13:41:49 <ynpvisitor77> Grand will be a steamy memory before we get BH.
13:42:28 <ynpvisitor77> Is BH Betty there?
13:42:53 <Grandpa™> I hope so.
13:43:02 <Eric> I bet she is down at grand
13:46:17 <ynpvisitor77> I would be on my way to BH. Can see Grand again after dinner.
13:47:04 <Grandpa™> I would have stayed at BH for the same reason.
13:47:31 <ynpvisitor77> I move faster then you do though.
13:47:35 <Grandpa™> No Castle yet
13:47:55 <Grandpa™> Snail can do that!
13:48:29 <ynpvisitor77> All those people at Grand are missing OF!
13:48:54 <BSK> ha ha ha
13:49:37 <ynpvisitor77> Micah is working? Ha has zzz next to his name
13:51:07 <Grandpa™> Probably didn't sign off last night
13:52:36 <ynpvisitor81> BH
13:53:16 <Grandpa™> Well BH had good timing
13:53:31 <ynpvisitor50> :bee:
13:53:36 <BSK> 1, 2, 3 in succession instead of quad. So, Castle next?
13:58:21 <Grandpa™> See anyone with a pretzel?
14:03:18 <ynpvisitor81> Castle
14:03:43 <Grandpa™> And there is Castle
14:11:52 <ynpvisitor81> dang! Aurum
14:12:16 <Grandpa™> I knew that was going to happen.
14:14:28 <ynpvisitor81> the people and Crested are showing good
14:24:39 <Jake> have any of the eruptions of the Geyser-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named been confirmed on the cam? it seems like it would be right in line with Pump
14:25:39 <Grandpa™> I have seen steam but no geysers.
14:30:47 <Jake> thanks
14:31:12 <Grandpa™> OF steam interfers big time too.
15:01:03 <Bill> Afternoon!
15:01:25 <Grandpa™> Hi Anything new?
15:01:55 <BSK> You missed happy hour.
15:02:11 <BSK> And! The timelapse is NOT boring!
15:05:01 <Grandpa™> It was interesting. Report of a 4' to 7' eruption from it today.
15:06:35 <Bill> Hello! Sorry got distracted
15:06:41 <Bill> yeah that timelapse is awesome
15:06:49 <Bill> The two days proceeding it are boring though.
15:09:25 <Bill> I'm glad they got it posted though! Does anyone have an interval from the new feature today?
15:10:06 <BSK> I'm glad they got it posted, too. It was worth the wait - and the wait wasn't long.
15:11:36 <Eric> Hard to see through the OF steam on the cam, so I don't think we have a closed interval. I know it is being watched some inbasin, but not being able to be very close hinders observations.
15:12:15 <Eric> Maybe if the boardwalk was open over to the solitary turn off it could be seen better?
15:12:38 <Eric> and hello Bill :-D
15:13:59 <Bill> Hey there
15:14:07 <ynpvisito43> it's on GT under "Other Geyser" Bill
15:14:36 <Grandpa™> Looks like 5 eruptions.
15:15:15 <Bill> I've actually never been up to Solitary. I'll go check it out next time I'm down there
15:15:37 <Bill> oh! I see what you're saying
15:15:47 <Grandpa™> This is a zoom to the area.
15:16:08 <Bill> So Eric there's a couple features near that intersection that have been increasingly active. They almost look like watery mud pots
15:16:20 <Bill> They're splashing on the boardwalk in the area
15:16:25 <Grandpa™> Good show of Anenome
15:17:01 <Bill> https://photos.app.goo.gl/uQiNFoQZ2ja6SNGc7
15:19:37 <Grandpa™> That is interesting.
15:19:48 <Eric> They have been splashing on the BW for about 6 months :-P
15:20:04 <Eric> I have video of them splashing there in May
15:20:16 <Eric> or at least the one on the East side
15:20:17 <Bill> Oh could you link that! It would actually be helpful
15:20:35 <Eric> The West side hole was empty in May
15:20:49 <Eric> Let me see if I can find that video
15:21:08 <Bill> If you could email it to me at william_keller@nps.gov that would be ideal
15:21:17 <Bill> trying to get out of here before too long. Had a lot of long days lately.
15:21:30 <Bill> I collected the data from the loggers in NGB so that will be posted tomorrow
15:21:33 <Grandpa™> I bet!
15:22:00 <Grandpa™> Had someone here asking if we could see Steamboat from the cam.
15:22:14 <BSK> ha ah
15:22:34 <Eric> Sure thing Bill, but here it is if anyone else wants to see that feature: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uwPMHJtMooP9BcSz9
15:25:43 <Bill> OK, i'm out for the night. Thanks for the email, Eric. Just got it!
15:26:09 <Grandpa™> Is it just me or is the stream freezing?
15:26:10 <BSK> Thanks for link, Eric. Interesting.
15:27:22 <Eric> Nice rainbow BH from my last trip too :-) https://photos.app.goo.gl/5sMjm8oymYi59H7cA
15:29:24 <Grandpa™> And two at once again. :p
15:29:34 <Eric> Duazy
17:39:20 <Grandpa™> Lot of steam in the new thing area.
17:39:30 <Grandpa™> Depression ie
17:46:01 <Todd> Watched the NPS video last night about the "new thing". I also the photo of the trash that came out of Ear Spring. Hard to believe it could belch out a half of concrete block.
17:46:29 <Todd> I also saw
20:50:36 <ynpvisitor41> Daisy