Showing logs for date: 2018-10-15
03:38:26 <ynpvisitor22> YNM Seismonito
03:39:19 <ynpvisitor22> Seismo says no Steamboat yet.
03:41:07 <ynpvisitor22> seismometer*
03:42:10 <ynpvisitor20> hope it waits for daylight today
04:21:35 <ynpvisitor22> If BH waits much longer we will see it!
04:28:01 <ynpvisitor22> Unfortunately I have a date with the highway, adios
04:41:21 <ynpvisitor7> 7°, A whole degree warmer than yesterday at this time. Get out the shorts
04:43:56 <ynpvisitor32> Daisy ie ?
04:47:08 <Dave from B™> Good morning early risers
04:47:40 <ynpvisitor7> Morning Dave ...™
04:48:05 <Dave from B™> 7, I thought you were headed to YNP?
04:48:19 <ynpvisitor7> by ten o'clock
04:50:10 <ynpvisitor7> Fluff 0649 wc
05:02:43 <ynpvisitor31> looks like SB waited for peeps to come back today
05:03:39 <ynpvisitor7> Pretty quiet on the jiggle box
05:04:24 <Dave from B™> What peeps are coming back today?
05:07:36 <ynpvisitor20> from GT looks like Tom, HK and Suzanne
05:08:18 <Dave from B™> I would imagine Kitt is done visiting since East Entrance is now closed
05:31:29 <ynpvisitor16> Nice Sky!
05:31:57 <Dave from B™> Grand is probably in there somewhere
05:32:30 <ynpvisitor16> I think so!
05:33:31 <Dave from B™> I love that pink
05:48:59 <Dave from B™> Good morning JSJ
05:50:53 <JSJ> Howdy.
05:53:04 <JSJ> Very nice plume from the Grand area.
05:53:39 <ynpvisitor16> Beautiful!
05:54:23 <Dave from B™> Wow
06:03:00 <Dave from B™> JSJ, are you done being in the field this year or are you going back in the next few weeks?
06:03:37 <JSJ> No more Yellowstone for me 'til 2019. Wish I could hang out there all summer.
06:03:54 <JSJ> Haven't done much in the way of local field trips in Ohio this fall.
06:04:13 <JSJ> Did Mammoth Cave for 3 days back in September with a geology major.
06:04:58 <Dave from B™> Are you a professor?
06:05:58 <JSJ> I teach geology at the Newark branch of Ohio State University.
06:06:48 <ynpvisitor344> Thick line on Norris seismo?
06:06:56 <JSJ> One of my classes is "Geology and the National Parks", so gee - I just have to go to Yellowstone each year.
06:07:10 <ynpvisitor344> Just now...???
06:07:37 <ynpvisitor20> good thinking!
06:07:57 <JSJ> Not used to looking at the Norris seismo, so dunno.
06:18:48 <Dave from B™> No SB on seismo yet. JSJ, always nice to have an excuse to go to YNP.
06:21:44 <ynpvisitor344> Glad you did not waste your weekend there Dave, especially with the snow and cold.
06:22:33 <Dave from B™> I'm hoping to get there Oct 22-23 or 23-24 but it will be by myself. My wife has work committments
06:23:18 <ynpvisitor344> She would hate sitting at Norris anyway
06:24:59 <JSJ> Park usually closes at the beginning of November, right?
06:26:15 <Dave from B™> Cribbage and a good book and my wife will sit almost anywhere
06:26:38 <Dave from B™> JSJ, I'm guessing Nov 4 is last day the park is open
06:26:51 <JSJ> Time for classes - later folks!
06:27:01 <Dave from B™> Have fun
06:28:30 <Dave from B™> Still no Sept park visitation numbers
06:29:49 <Dave from B™> Brewers fans allowed in here!:D
06:30:26 <Rice> Cribbage, are you from New England?
06:30:45 <Dave from B™> No, born and raised in Billings
06:31:45 <ynpvisitor97> go Brewers
06:32:08 <J. Livermorium> Pretty morning
06:32:12 <Rice> No one know what Vribbage is out side of Maine, I thought!
06:32:13 <Dave from B™> I'm outnumbered this morning. Where's Kevin when I need him?
06:32:46 <Dave from B™> Jimbo, we had some beautiful pink skies earlier today
06:33:31 <J. Livermorium> Gotta get here earlier
06:33:59 <Eric> Morning...Cribbage is played heavily on the West coast too.
06:34:46 <Rice> Huh, I went to college in Maine, played big there, but my wife from Upstate NY, never heard of it.
06:35:57 <Eric> I assume we missed BH early this morning in the fog?
06:36:57 <Dave from B™> Morning, Eric. Hard to say re's had some larger intervals...was 28 hour yesterday a closed interval?
06:37:30 <ynpvisitor16> The way down basin looks could miss more...
06:40:39 <Dave from B™> Hi, sparekitty. How was your trip to YNP?
06:42:05 <sparekitty> there was a death in the neighborhood in cascade, and i didn't get to go. i am sad to miss YNP but happy to help a neighbor. though the roads were closed much of when i could have been there anyway...
06:42:12 <ynpvisitor61> I have cribbage and corned beef on St Patrick's Day.
06:42:43 <sparekitty> i'm leaving cascade today, and i'll be back in a month or so...likely i won't be able to visit until the february snow lodge trip that's planned.
06:42:45 <Dave from B™> 61, now how are you going to be any good at cribbage playing once a year?:)
06:42:47 <ynpvisitor344> There’s another HK on GT...
06:42:50 <sparekitty> :(
06:43:12 <ynpvisitor61> Sorry to hear about your friend Kitty
06:43:13 <sparekitty> did you make it, dave?
06:43:19 <Dave from B™> Sorry to hear about your neighbor. There is always next time
06:43:28 <ynpvisitor344> Tara didn’t go to SB
06:43:33 <Dave from B™> I abandoned because of the weather
06:43:37 <sparekitty> thanks, everyone.
06:43:54 <sparekitty> weather--thwarts the best laid plans!
06:46:42 <Rice> I heard it only rained twice this summer, once for 40 days, second for 30 days.
06:46:53 <Dave from B™> Where's the cactus?
06:47:02 <Dave from B™> haha
06:47:58 <ynpvisitor16> To change a name on GT do I have to delete the account and re-do one?
06:48:27 <Dave from B™> You must be HK:)
06:48:44 <ynpvisitor16> Yep
06:49:24 <Dave from B™> Eric might know
06:50:32 <ynpvisitor20> the admins can change it for you
06:51:52 <ynpvisitor16> I'm one of the webcam operators, don't want to create any confusion or step on anyone's toes :) How do I contact an admin?
06:55:39 <ynpvisitor20> should work
06:55:58 <ynpvisitor16> ynpvisitor20, Thanks
06:57:07 <Dave from B™> 16, Jake occasionally shows up here as well although not as much since he has a little one
07:04:35 <Kevin L™😎> 🌵
07:06:49 <Kevin L™😎> Getting busy now. Have Christmas orders for over 40 pens!
07:08:37 <Dave from B™> Wow...that's great news. Is this going to be your busiest pen year?
07:09:38 <Kevin L™😎> No, I have had a lot more but this was an order from 3 different people. Glad they gave me some time.
07:10:29 <Dave from B™> I'm still waiting for the geyser pen!:)
07:12:27 <Kevin L™😎> I also do a pen made of olivewood from Bethlehem for missionaries going out. Had a lot of those too. My wife's cousin and her husband got one of those hardship missions. They will be running the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii.
07:12:59 <Dave from B™> Life's tough!
07:15:48 <Kevin L™😎> I just turned one made fro a heavy wood called lignum vitale. It was used in boats for bearings for the propeller shafts. Weighs as much as a piece of metal. Also did one of Ancient kauari. ound in a bog in New Zealand and is carbon dated 30,000 years old.
07:17:20 <Rice> Look they are waving for the camera
07:17:44 <Emily> nice and warm
07:29:05 <Dave from B™> What does the SHZ stand for on seismo headings?
07:29:52 <fishynp> It just tells you what type of seismometer it is. The important letter is the Z. That means it is showing ground movement in the vertical direction.
07:31:19 <Dave from B™> Thanks fishynp
07:56:37 <ynpvisitor85> fluffy
07:57:30 <Dave from B™> Hi, DG
07:57:40 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Dave
07:58:08 <BSK> Happy Monday morning.
07:58:18 <ynpvisitor999®> same to you
08:32:35 <Dave from B™> F&M should be getting close
08:53:35 <BSK> Pastels are pretty and all, but...
08:57:55 <Betty> morning all
08:58:04 <BSK> Hi Betty
08:58:13 <Kevin L™😎> Guten hello
08:58:13 <Betty> hi 107
08:58:21 <Betty> hi Kevin
08:58:27 <Dave from B™> Hi Betty
08:58:33 <Betty> hey Dave
09:19:33 <Betty> those trees between OF and Pump look interesting
09:22:39 <BSK> Yes, nicely iced.
09:23:13 <Betty> still pretty cold
09:23:58 <Betty> hi BSK, btw :-)
09:24:06 <Dave from B™> So, what is the consensus on BH? Did it go overnight?
09:26:05 <ynpvisitor97> Kent is going to OF today, maybe BH is waiting for him
09:26:45 <BSK> Are you going to the Park this weekend, Dave? I'm hoping to. Its the first open weekend I've had in a while.
09:28:19 <ynpvisitor75> Going to stake out SB instead of the freezer?
09:28:41 <ynpvisitor75> I guess it is about the same this time of year.
09:31:18 <Betty> OF ie
09:31:54 <Dave from B™> BSK, since SB won't be due next weekend, I'm hoping to go Oct 22-23 or 23-24 depending on when it erupts next
09:32:28 <Dave from B™> I'm the boss and this is a slow time of year so I can sneak away as long as no ones on vacation
09:33:09 <Dave from B™> 75, I don't spend much time in the freezer anymore
09:33:11 <Betty> good to be the boss 😎
09:33:49 <Eric> shhh, don't tell your wife dave :-D
09:34:00 <Betty> hey Eric
09:34:17 <Eric> Hi Betty
09:34:30 <Betty> at home she´s the boss
09:39:57 <Eric> anyone here have any experience with backpacking water filtration systems?
09:40:33 <BSK> Just a little...
09:40:38 <ynpvisitor75> No, lots of choices.
09:40:41 <Eric> I am starting research and the MSR ones look pretty nice.
09:42:03 <Dave from B™> Hahahaha Eric
09:42:57 <Dave from B™> If you know me at all, you know Michelle is the boss at home and I'm the boss at work
09:43:51 <Dave from B™> C'mon, eRic. Just carry 20# of water with you:)
09:44:25 <ynpvisitor75> You going for just a filter, or the super purifier.
09:46:45 <ynpvisitor75> If you are going to carry 20 pounds of liquid, may as well make it beer.
09:46:58 <BSK> For sure!
09:47:02 <ynpvisitor75> Was that Aurum?
09:47:28 <Dave from B™> haha 75
09:47:37 <Dave from B™> I think the way you 2 think
09:47:44 <Eric> Just going for basic filtration, to make most backwater drinking safe
09:48:09 <Eric> Like the MSR mini works looks to be in the right ballpark.
09:49:15 <sparekitty> i take a katadyn hiker purifier. other, newer options are available but i don't see much use for them unless you're responsible for ALL the water for a group. then, the MSR gravity feed one is pretty sweet.
09:50:10 <Eric> You like the katadyn?
09:51:04 <sparekitty> yes, i've used it for years.
09:51:19 <sparekitty> reliable and lightweight
09:51:49 <ynpvisitor75> Does it work on geyser water?
09:52:47 <Eric> I assume it would
09:53:10 <sparekitty> prob not geyser water. ;0
09:54:10 <Eric> I like that the katadyn is a little faster/easier to pump than the msr miniworks
10:00:48 <ynpvisitor75> I did not realize they were so expensive. Will stop complaining of the cost of my Brita water filters.
10:04:00 <ynpvisitor78> is that indy
10:04:04 <ynpvisitor78> or splash
10:04:25 <Eric> riverside
10:04:29 <Eric> bhi
10:04:30 <Eric> .
10:04:31 <Eric> .
10:04:31 <Eric> .
10:04:32 <Eric> .
10:04:37 <ynpvisitor78> yes indy
10:05:26 <ynpvisitor75> It is all Betty's fault.
10:05:32 <Betty> nice
10:05:37 <Eric> I guess it didn't go overnight.
10:05:39 <ynpvisitor78> why?
10:05:51 <BSK> Seems not
10:06:00 <ynpvisitor78> why her fault?
10:06:30 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like Riverside
10:07:03 <Eric> yep, ie 1204
10:08:28 <Eric> I guess Tara is hanging out down by the River today.
10:08:41 <Eric> Hope she gets another F&M today
10:08:48 <ynpvisitor999®> hope so too
10:10:05 <ynpvisitor9> I thought she was near Grand...
10:10:19 <ynpvisitor9> at 1151 she posted Bulger
10:10:54 <Eric> There is Bill
10:10:58 <ynpvisitor9> official peeps
10:11:12 <ynpvisitor9> I thought Bill was gone this week
10:11:30 <Eric> ohh, maybe it's not him...nope.
10:11:46 <Eric> Not sure who those peeps are
10:12:46 <ynpvisitor9> Tara is perhaps letting them know what is going on
10:12:58 <ynpvisitor999®> LC iue
10:13:53 <Kevin L™😎> Indy
10:14:05 <ynpvisitor9> really??
10:14:24 <ynpvisitor9> you sure?
10:14:38 <Kevin L™😎> I assume we need a text
10:14:51 <Eric> Yes please, I forgot to send it :-(
10:14:56 <ynpvisitor78> no text
10:15:07 <ynpvisitor78> 1204
10:15:33 <ynpvisitor9> I'm here so I forgot there was no text
10:15:56 <Eric> txt received
10:16:00 <Kitt> got text
10:16:17 <Kevin L™😎> Good think I left something in the computer room. I was in my sho
10:16:22 <Kevin L™😎> p
10:16:45 <ynpvisitor999®> :bee:
10:16:47 <BSK> Beehive!
10:17:03 <Eric> I just see steam.
10:17:14 <BSK> There was a small spurt of water
10:17:14 <Kitt> Boo
10:17:15 <sparekitty> delay...
10:17:18 <Kitt> Boom
10:17:20 <Kevin L™😎> White honey
10:17:29 <ynpvisitor999®> out of frame :)
10:17:47 <Eric> There we go....looking good now!
10:17:48 <Kitt> nice
10:18:03 <Kevin L™😎> Bit of a 🌈
10:18:06 <BSK> Wow. That was some major delay for some of yez
10:18:27 <ynpvisitor75> Kevin, you were in the sho or getting a hair cut?
10:18:48 <Kitt> yes?
10:18:55 <Kitt> yez?
10:19:15 <BSK> That's Anaconda/Butte version of "ya'll" :)
10:19:24 <Dave from B™> grrr
10:19:30 <Kevin L™😎> I was in my shop but I need a "haircut" now. Covered in wood chips.
10:19:46 <Kitt> nice and tall
10:20:14 <ynpvisitor9> a small crowd
10:20:29 <Kevin L™😎> Small but happy
10:21:00 <Betty> it´s that time of year
10:21:22 <ynpvisitor999®> definitely one of the best Beehives I've seen
10:21:40 <ynpvisitor9> 999 you need to get out more...
10:21:47 <Kevin L™😎> Glad I came back in
10:21:56 <ynpvisitor75> Well that was fun.
10:21:56 <Kevin L™😎> Back to the shop!
10:22:13 <Eric> That was a nice Bee
10:22:15 <ynpvisitor75> Who knew Lightning is caused by Exploding stars?
10:22:17 <Kitt> that was nice
10:22:27 <Eric> Fall, cold and clear bees are nice in general
10:23:39 <ynpvisitor999®> I especially like Bees when there's little to no wind - or at least enough wind to blow away steam but not chop-top-off kind of winds
10:24:50 <ynpvisitor75> Enjoy the steam.
10:25:01 <ynpvisitor999®> we will
10:25:13 <ynpvisitor999®> bye 75
10:29:36 <Dave from B™> Nothing beats a moonbow BH
10:36:47 <Dave from B™> Temp is up to 34 at OF
10:39:01 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
10:44:58 <Eric> aurum?
10:45:00 <Betty> Aurum
10:45:01 <Eric> yes
10:45:02 <Eric> .
10:45:03 <Eric> .
10:45:03 <Eric> .
10:45:04 <Eric> .
10:45:14 <ynpvisitor999®> Aurum knows...
10:45:19 <Eric> and gone :-(
11:02:03 <Betty> that´s a good mid-October crowd
11:02:59 <Betty> LC
11:04:53 <Betty> OF
11:05:17 <Kevin L™😎> Sure I get OF but miss Aurum.
11:27:27 <ynpvisitor999®> LC
11:28:27 <Dave from B™> Kevin, $64 could have gotten you a seat at Game 3 tonight
11:30:42 <Kevin L™😎> Does that include a hotdog and a coke?
11:31:01 <Dave from B™> no
11:31:18 <Kevin L™😎> Add another $79?
11:31:25 <BSK> Well, I might have to run out to the long-earred owl cam site this afternoon, so if anyone is interested in seeing what the solar array and box that stores the battery array looks like, I can snap some new photos.
11:31:56 <Kevin L™😎> That would be interesting
11:32:11 <Blind> Does that seem like an unusually wide line on the seismo
11:32:35 <Dave from B™> Looks normal to me
11:32:42 <ynpvisitor999®> That's YFT, Blind
11:32:46 <ynpvisitor999®> YNM is normal
11:37:24 <Blind> Missed that. Thanks
11:38:39 <ynpvisitor999®> I think some of us have taken trace on YFT as trace on YNM. I probably have too at some point in the past :)
11:39:53 <Dave from B™> Yep, DG. Its happened to meas well
11:40:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Bulger ie?
11:40:22 <Dave from B™> I sure hope Steamobat goes in the light
11:46:15 <Betty> Grand
11:46:27 <Dave from B™> Thanks Betty
11:54:06 <ynpvisitor999®> 8m
11:54:17 <ynpvisitor999®> b1 end
11:54:30 <ynpvisitor999®> 2nd
11:54:50 <Betty> woot
11:54:54 <ynpvisitor999®> it seems b1 <8m
11:55:18 <Betty> go 3rd
11:56:23 <ynpvisitor999®> b2 end
11:57:46 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like Grand quit
11:58:52 <Dave from B™> Grand never just finished:)
11:59:30 <ynpvisitor999®> hmm... based on eruption and that steam I think -2*C
12:03:05 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like GHG-5
12:03:22 <Betty> yep
12:04:39 <ynpvisitor999®> I guess this is one of the positive things about winter: you can actually infer eruptions from their steam plume
12:14:18 <Dave from B™> not always...lots of steam can get confusing on some geysers
12:16:18 <Betty> LC
12:18:47 <Dave from B™> GHP already
12:22:51 <Dave from B™> You can tell it is much quieter at Norris. Not as much seismo noise as mid summer
12:28:52 <Dave from B™> DG, take a look at Norris seismo
12:29:35 <Betty> oha
12:29:52 <Betty> possible
12:30:02 <Dave from B™> I need to see more
12:30:52 <J. Livermorium> SB is at 7 days
12:34:10 <Kevin L™😎> It does have that look about it
12:36:59 <Betty> I think we have a Steamboat
12:37:33 <Betty> OF
12:38:07 <Kevin L™😎> I hope HK & Suzanne are up there. I know they were going to try. Good day and time for it.
12:38:17 <ynpvisitor31> nice
12:38:21 <Betty> yup
12:38:25 <ynpvisitor31> Louise is there too
12:39:45 <ynpvisitor999®> Trace is rather suspicious. I call SB major
12:40:52 <ynpvisitor999®> I see SB doesn't like me - it went while I was taking a shower
12:41:39 <Kevin L™😎> It could be worse. I know someone who had waited there for 7 days and it went while he was out taking a shower.
12:43:07 <ynpvisitor999®> oh, that shower guy... I remember some of you talking about that in chat
12:43:35 <Kevin L™😎> He was from Europe too.
12:43:59 <ynpvisitor999®> well, I hope history won't repeat/imitate itself while I'm there at some point in the future :D
12:45:03 <ynpvisitor31> dd something wake you Micah?
12:45:27 <ynpvisitor31> hope Louise got it, she was going today and there yesterday
12:45:28 <Kevin L™😎> He can feel
12:45:32 <Kevin L™😎> Steamboat
12:45:54 <ynpvisitor31> took a while to get to WA
12:46:31 <Micah-computer> Tara and Jeff were supposed to be there this afternoon too
12:46:45 <Kevin L™😎> We thought Steamboat woke you Micah.
12:47:04 <Micah-computer> I've been up just not on.
12:48:12 <ynpvisitor31> good. taras last post was 1244, so i fthey went right up there they should have seen it. yeah for Jeff
12:48:46 <ynpvisitor31> nd tara, Suzanne, HK, Tom C, maybe MA
12:49:15 <Micah-computer> I bet that Aurum was seen from LHams parking lot.
12:49:19 <Kevin L™😎> And a few unsuspecting chipmonks.
12:49:22 <Micah-computer> In which case, yeah. They probably got there in time.
12:49:54 <Micah-computer> Just uploaded this video to GOSA youtube page.
12:49:56 <Micah-computer>
12:51:00 <GO GIANT> 24 23 18 9 - with SB in the lead agan. amazing
12:51:20 <ynpvisitor999®> nice video Micah
12:51:43 <Micah-computer> How I didn't roll when I peeled into the gravel parking lot I have no idea.
12:51:55 <GO GIANT> looks more like Feather really
12:52:09 <ynpvisitor999®> I find it kind-of resembles NG intermediates/majors with those 'pauses' between high spouting
12:52:17 <Micah-computer> It was a *glance right, double take right* "PERFECT PLUME!!!" *screeech*
12:53:33 <GO GIANT> Giant better wake up to have 20+ eruptions this year
12:53:57 <GO GIANT> GO GIANT in 3 hours
12:54:56 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if SB is returning to it's 'normal' pre-disturbance 'predictability' of 7d12h±24h
12:55:37 <BSK> 7 days doesn't work for me for this weekend. 5-6 days works nicely.
12:55:49 <ynpvisitor999®> seismic trace is getting really wide now, wonder if this is steam phase start
13:10:21 <Dave from B™> So, if you had 2 days to invest on the next one....Mon and Tues or Sun & Mon?
13:10:57 <Dave from B™> Graham...GO F&M should be next:)
13:12:48 <Betty> Daisy
13:13:08 <ynpvisitor999®> 7d12h±24h yields 23 October @ 0212±24h, so I'd be there on Monday and Tuesday. This is of course assuming SB decides it wants to be predictable and no disturbance peeks around the corner
13:14:03 <Kevin L™😎> Or the wind doesn't blow at more than 8mph from the NW
13:14:26 <ynpvisitor999®> fair enough, but I think the wait and cold will be more than worth it
13:14:38 <Dave from B™> DG, 7d15hr is the longest interval since Aug 22 eruption. I think your window is a touch late
13:15:35 <Dave from B™> I have a bad feeling it goes next Sunday night
13:15:44 <ynpvisitor999®> Fair enough. You could use a 7d00h one instead :P
13:16:15 <Eric> Average over the last 2 is 7d9h
13:16:35 <Eric> which puts the next eruption @ 10/22 @ 23:51
13:16:58 <ynpvisitor999®> hmm... I don't think a 1d10h window works...
13:17:00 <Eric> I wouldn't use that big of a range
13:17:11 <Eric> since the intervals have been trending upward
13:17:28 <Eric> That is probably closer
13:17:41 <ynpvisitor999®> indeed
13:17:57 <Eric> I would say the afternoon/overnight on the 10/22
13:18:10 <Eric> If it keeps any consistency
13:18:18 <Dave from B™> I'm going to invest 2 days so you all think Mon/Tues?
13:18:40 <ynpvisitor999®> I'd say your chances will be higher than on Sun/Mon
13:19:36 <Dave from B™> Mon/Tues works moms 87th birthday is Saturday and I'm not sure if we're celebrating Sat or Sun
13:19:42 <Eric> Well, it's going to be harder with nobody reporting on cistern
13:20:05 <Eric> But just based on eruption data so far...Mon/Tuesday looks like your best shot
13:21:04 <ynpvisitor999®> Anyway, I'm off for today. Have fun watching SC, Geyser Hill and the treeline. As for Cistern, I did notice that SB went roughly 2-3 days after strong Cistern overflow was reported when it did 5-6-day intervals
13:21:10 <Dave from B™> Alright, so I will leave at 5 am Monday morning weather permitting
13:21:18 <ynpvisitor26> How crazy is it that we can even pretend to "know" when steamboat will erupt again?
13:21:54 <Dave from B™> 26, it is an amazing time...Anyone talking about this last year would have been laughed out of the room!
13:22:03 <ynpvisitor999®> 'Predicting' the Unpredictable. I guess that summarises this year's geyser activity.
13:22:05 <Micah-computer> Almost as crazy as the fact it's easier to Catch Steamboat than it is to catch Giant, F&M, and Morning.
13:22:07 <Micah-computer> Far out.
13:22:31 <Dave from B™> Micah, I agree. It is the "easiest to catch of the Big 4". that is insane to me
13:22:48 <Betty> time for sleep, night all
13:22:55 <Dave from B™> Nite Betty
13:23:10 <ynpvisitor26> When does Norris typically open up in the Spring? Is it crazy to consider that this level of activity will continue until then?
13:23:12 <Kevin L™😎> Knight Betty
13:23:41 <Dave from B™> I believe Norris opens in mid April
13:23:51 <Eric> I assume since it survived the summer disturbance it could survive the winter
13:23:58 <Eric> night betty
13:24:08 <Micah-computer> ynpvisitor16 I'd assume it will still be active next year.
13:24:14 <Dave from B™> 26, that is 6 months from now.....not a chance I want to take
13:24:19 <Micah-computer> Usually these active phases are several years.
13:24:36 <Micah-computer> but obviously with a lot of variation in intervals
13:24:42 <ynpvisitor26> Not a chance I want to take either, but I'm not making it any sooner than that.
13:24:59 <Eric> Well, I hope to catch it again next spring :-D
13:25:06 <Dave from B™> Emphasis on the world "Usually".
13:25:31 <Micah-computer> It's a geyser
13:25:37 <Eric> prove it
13:25:41 <Eric> :-P
13:25:43 <Dave from B™> It has sure been a fun year to be a gazer even if I've been shut out on the biggies this year.
13:26:12 <Dave from B™> I did see the wobbling sinter of Ear Spring. That was fun
13:26:25 <Eric> I was lucky enough to get 3 out of 4 this year...I did quite a few fountain sits, but never caught morning.
13:26:46 <Micah-computer> I'm 3/4 as well
13:26:55 <Micah-computer> I got F&M part of the way into the eruption but I'll take it.
13:27:09 <Eric> Next year I want to do some back country basins....spending this winter getting ready.
13:27:14 <Dave from B™> I still wonder how many new gazers joined the mix this year. there was a lot of people to get excited about.
13:27:28 <Eric> F&M has been a PITA to catch
13:27:37 <Eric> even this fall it has been so eradic
13:27:54 <ynpvisitor26> Sad. I had family there several weeks ago that missed 3 Steamboat water phases but did catch that first observed Morning solo, a Steamboat steam phase, and Giant. I didn't feel too bad for them.
13:28:32 <ynpvisitor26> Sad about you missing Morning, Eric. Took way too long to type that
13:28:49 <Micah-computer> I wonder if Morning will be active again Next year.
13:28:53 <Micah-computer> The craziness might just not stop.
13:28:57 <Eric> Yep, it's the geyser that hooked me many years ago.
13:29:24 <Eric> I still :heart::heart::heart: fountain so those sits where not in vain :-D
13:30:08 <Eric> Other than the wind, I love sitting at LGB fountain area, so many things to watch.
13:30:09 <ynpvisitor26> Fountain is a good consolation prize.
13:31:00 <Eric> Someday I might learn more of the holes out there so I can log them better.
13:31:16 <Blind> History suggests Morning will most likely be active next spring
13:31:24 <Eric> I need a JSJ class on LGB identification.
13:31:53 <Dave from B™> JSJ was here earlier today
13:32:14 <Dave from B™> Time for me to head out. Have a great evening everyone!
13:32:34 <Eric> I saw that, having a live cam out there would go a long ways to learning about all of those holes activity.
13:32:38 <Eric> Night Dave
13:33:00 <Kevin L™😎> Good Knigt Dave. Go Dodgers
13:33:05 <ynpvisitor26> Any serious talks about a live cam out there or just wishful thinking?
13:33:31 <Kevin L™😎> Don't expect a live cam there.
13:34:35 <Micah-computer> Ah crap I forgot to photograph the Inn. DOH!
13:34:42 <Dave from B™> A cam there would be fun but I'm not sure NPS wants that area publicized more...parking is bad enough. I say replace the Fountain Hotel!:D
13:35:11 <Micah-computer> JSJ Has coordinates of each feature in his youtube videos.
13:35:26 <Kevin L™😎> Run back and do that Micah!
13:38:46 <Emily> hi
13:41:49 <Micah-computer> Hi Emily
13:43:45 <Blind> Wouldn't a cam at FF require a cell or internet signal?
13:46:21 <Micah-computer> Yes.
13:46:28 <Micah-computer> It's more of a fantasy.
13:48:16 <Eric> Yes, FF would be a tough place for power/connection
13:49:48 <Eric> You might be able to do it with solar array and radio transmission, but that would take a lot of coordination. I wouldn't imagine it in the next 5 years.
13:51:13 <Micah-computer> Also there's no way they'd allow that to be within public reach.
13:51:18 <BSK> With current tech, the size of a solar panel to charge an array of deep cell batteries would have to be about 5'x5' and the battery array would fill a container about the size of a bear box.
13:51:50 <BSK> That provides adequate power for camera, switch, router, and radio connectivity. But it's a big, unsightly setup.
13:53:05 <BSK> Even so, during winter days, especially if overcast, reduced solar availability might still result in periods without power.
13:53:44 <Eric> Yep, but most of the time is better than non of the time :-D
13:55:27 <Blind> Personally I'd rather see an investment like that at SB while its active
13:55:57 <Blind> But at least a freaking logger on Morning
13:56:27 <Micah-computer> Bill K has said Morning is on their radar. So hopefully we'll get one before the end of the year.
13:57:31 <Blind> Time will tell. I don't trust that non committal assurance
13:58:58 <Micah-computer> We'll see what happens. I know they've been really busy this season. Just glad that we got loggers and instrumentation on GH
14:00:06 <Blind> As it is we are completely in the dark about historic activity at Morning and Giant too for that matter
14:00:10 <Micah-computer> Oh Hello NG data!
14:01:06 <Micah-computer> Let's see if we can fill in the gaps.
14:01:51 <Blind> Whats the log interval on that sensor?
14:02:32 <Micah-computer> working on it.
14:02:49 <Micah-computer> looks like 1m
14:03:00 <Micah-computer> Cross checking spikes with Seen GT eruptions
14:03:41 <Blind> 1m could miss short minors
14:04:06 <Micah-computer> I think there's enough slow drainage it would pick them up.
14:04:19 <Micah-computer> Looks like it picked up a series that occurred on the 10th.
14:04:36 <Blind> How far from the vent is the sensor?
14:04:50 <Micah-computer> I'm not sure where the logger is.
14:05:06 <Micah-computer> I might have that info though elsewhere I'll look in a little bit.
14:05:15 <Blind> Must be difficult to hide there
14:07:26 <Micah-computer> Interesting. The series on the 10th was nice and defined on the logger.
14:07:35 <Micah-computer> The series on the 8th was hit or miss.
14:09:04 <Eric> apparently Bill is not keeping his arcgis map up to date :-( Doesn't even show a logger on NG
14:09:42 <Micah-computer> Thanks for checking Eric, I hadn't gotten to that.
14:15:31 <Eric> there is not a single logger is biscuit basin....sad
14:15:44 <Eric> It gets no respect
14:16:15 <Eric> The rodney dangerfield of geyser basins.
14:16:41 <Micah-computer> Let's put one on Rusty. lol
14:16:46 <Micah-computer> Intervals of 1s
14:17:05 <Eric> have to go replace battery and download every week micah :-P
14:17:25 <Micah-computer> Worth it.
14:24:13 <Micah-computer> Looks like the NPS Geology Logger confirms that UNNG-GHG-17 quit on the 27th
14:50:41 <Eric> Interesting
14:51:09 <Eric> Thanks for the analysis Micah
15:26:15 <Eric> Did realize that uncle tom's trail is back open...will definitely have to do that next May.
15:26:22 <Eric> If it is clear of snow :-D
15:26:46 <Kevin L™😎> Bring you backpack snow plow.
15:27:46 <Emily> i did canyon again this year after a morning sb it was really refreshing
15:55:58 <ynpvisitor80> Yeah, Todd and Lori got SB!!
15:57:25 <Emily> yup
16:47:00 <Kevin L™😎> Nice sky
17:23:05 <ynpvisitor34> SB mortering rocks now? Not safe to be around geysers?
17:23:35 <Kevin L™😎> War your hard hat!
17:23:48 <Kevin L™😎> Wear but war may also be correct
17:24:16 <Kevin L™😎> Nothing worse than getting stoned while watching geysers.
17:24:37 <ynpvisitor34> You get conked with a rock like that, and will have to get your pants shortened.
17:25:08 <ynpvisitor34> Maybe that is what killed Dorf?
17:25:10 <ynpvisitor103> ng?
17:26:44 <ynpvisitor20> dorf?
17:27:45 <ynpvisitor34> Yes Dorf.
17:32:55 <ynpvisitor34> Time to eat. Enjoy dark steam.
17:33:46 <Kevin L™😎> 🍕🍔🍗:)
18:19:27 <ynpvisitor26> Daisy
18:24:55 <Eric> bright grand
18:25:20 <Kevin L™😎> They are melting it.
18:25:36 <Eric> Probably the Cross's and H&S
18:25:41 <Eric> They all have big lights
18:26:14 <Eric> I watched a night fountain with that group....had the power of the sun times 10
18:26:57 <Eric> Wouldn't be surprised if they are doing a late night sit on F&M too
18:27:41 <Kevin L™😎> Me either. HK was about ready to head home but after SB today he may wait for F&M
18:27:52 <Kevin L™😎> Weather has warmed a bit.
18:28:10 <Eric> 27 degrees warm :-
18:28:12 <Eric> :-P
18:28:28 <Eric> but a decent moon at 44%
19:12:16 <ynpvisitor80> hk and S leave tomorrow and I’m guessing they sleep instead of go to F&M
20:26:32 <ynpvisitor41> Lion ie
20:26:37 <ynpvisitor103> lion ie
20:50:59 <Kevin L™😎> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz............
20:59:00 <ynpvisitor117> Good Night Kevin L Laters