Showing logs for date: 2018-11-01
04:58:08 <LindaG> Good morning
05:00:27 <Dave from B™> Good morning Linda
05:29:35 <Dave from B™> If anyone is headed to YNP today, all park roads are closed except for Mammoth to Cooke City. Plows will be out soon and the slow process of opening roads will begin. I would imagine West to OF will be the first road to open
05:32:38 <LindaG> OF ie.
05:34:19 <LindaG> Yikes wasn't sure I was actually erupting. Everything is blending
05:41:24 <LindaG> It was erupting 😄
05:43:40 <Dave from B™> Winter is tough on viewing. There will be times where you won't even be able to see OF
05:45:23 <LindaG> Not used to all this steam. Usually do this afternoon or night. Hard to tell if they are erupting or just straming. Pretty though
05:45:44 <LindaG> Steaming
05:47:52 <ynpvisitor107> kinda surprised they closed the roads to begin with doesnt look like they got much snow
05:55:38 <Dave from B™> 4-8" was projected in some areas of YNP. Icy could play a factor as well
06:04:24 <LindaG> Grotto?
06:10:29 <Dave from B™> Linda, you will wear out the ? key this winter:)
06:12:58 <LindaG> 😊
06:14:16 <LindaG> I should leave it up to the pros
06:16:06 <Dave from B™> haha...not many of those around here. Main thing is to keep in mind the temp and humidity. Every day in winter is different. Wait until we get a 20 below morning and you can't see until noon
06:22:56 <Mike J> Good snowy morning to all. That's what you call that white stuff, isn't it asked the desert dweller.
06:23:55 <Bill> Morning
06:24:06 <ynpvisitor54> I think all park roads are still closed
06:24:30 <Jimbo Bromine> Looks like Grand
06:24:38 <ynpvisitor54> Though West does look like some traffic has passed the gate
06:24:56 <Dave from B™> 54, could be admin travel
06:25:52 <ynpvisitor54> YNP live roads show it closed still. Phone has not been updated since 6 pm last night
06:26:45 <ynpvisitor54> Cars approaching on static
06:26:49 <LindaG> Daisy ie
06:27:21 <ynpvisitor54> No cones out
06:27:22 <LindaG> Wow lots happening right there
06:28:11 <Dave from B™> Grand or Turban could be in there as well
06:29:04 <Dave from B™> That's Grand
06:29:12 <Jimbo Bromine> Grand, just saw water
06:29:28 <LindaG> When I zoomed in that is what it looked like
06:30:36 <Jimbo Bromine> For the GT entry (I don't do them), I'd say Grand wc ns 0824
06:31:05 <Dave from B™> Sorry, Jimbo...I didn't see your earlier post
06:31:43 <Jimbo Bromine> No problem
06:38:41 <LindaG> LC ie
06:55:42 <LindaG> Peak of blue sky
06:58:10 <LindaG> OF ie
07:06:23 <Jeff in CT> Morning all
07:06:47 <LindaG> Good morning
07:06:52 <Jeff in CT> I am expecting Lion sometime between now and the next 3 hours
07:07:30 <Dave from B™> now seems closer
07:07:31 <LindaG> It's thinking about it
07:07:58 <LindaG> of ie
07:08:39 <Jeff in CT> you mean LC ie?
07:09:01 <LindaG> No. LC ie
07:09:15 <LindaG> Auto correct is tough
07:09:47 <Jeff in CT> Is that LC all the way to the left in the static WC?
07:15:29 <LindaG> Beehive is splashing
07:25:49 <LindaG> Lion ns
07:26:32 <Jeff in CT> Just about right on time >(
07:37:04 <LindaG> 11
07:39:57 <LindaG> LC ie
07:48:17 <BSK> good morning, Linda
07:49:11 <LindaG> Good morning Betty, almost afternoon here
07:51:07 <LindaG> Sorry BSK the b stuck in my mind.
07:51:42 <Dave from B™> Everytime I see those initials, I think BASKET
07:52:41 <BSK> :)
07:53:08 <BSK> Short for a handle I have used online a lot - Big Sky Katie
07:53:17 <LindaG> BSK are you up next?
07:53:48 <BSK> Nope. I'm not up until Monday for my regular shift and Tuesday covering another.
07:54:06 <Kevin L™🌵> I am next but I won't be able to stay on after 1600 today.
07:54:34 <LindaG> Oh ok.
07:54:42 <Dave from B™> Thanks for volunteering to drive the cam, Linda and Katie
07:54:56 <BSK> My pleasure. :)
07:54:58 <LindaG> I am enjoying it.
07:55:14 <Dave from B™> Kevin has a real old computer and it overheats in the late afternoon
07:56:11 <LindaG> Kevin wont be around tonight or I would try to help out.
07:57:10 <LindaG> Dave its the year of the woman right? 😉
07:58:38 <Dave from B™> Counting pets, women outnumber men 5 to 2 in our household:)
07:58:39 <LindaG> The cam is yours Kevin, have a good day.
07:59:19 <LindaG> 😊
07:59:24 <Jeff in CT> So are we, although there is an ongoing arguement about the goldfish
08:00:10 <Dave from B™> :D...actually the ration is worse. With my 2 youngest at school, it is now 4 to 1
08:00:16 <Dave from B™> ratio*
08:00:45 <LindaG> Lol i come from a family of very few men.
08:00:46 <Jeff in CT> Dave, we have cats (and a fish), what do you have?
08:00:57 <Dave from B™> 2 dogs
08:01:09 <Dave from B™> Maltese Silky Terrier mix
08:01:57 <Kevin L™🌵> Finally got the cam. I was trying to use the wrong username.
08:02:07 <Jeff in CT> Nice dogs, ours are one "next door neighbor cat" and one Blue Ethiopian - both are rescues
08:02:18 <Dave from B™> Your brain is already on vacation?
08:02:30 <Kevin L™🌵> I am split even unless you count the chickens.
08:03:23 <Kevin L™🌵> There is some poor guy on outlook that I keep locking out doing the same thing.
08:04:48 <Jeff in CT> There is another Kevin L™ out there somewhere?
08:05:40 <Kevin L™🌵> I even have a cousin with the same first and last name.
08:06:06 <Dave from B™> I have a Kevin L working for me and I occasionally send texts to the wrong person:)
08:06:49 <Jeff in CT> I have an Andrew and an Andre working for me, get them mixed up all the time - luckily there are understanding
08:08:39 <Kevin L™🌵> One year I was with an informal group of gazers most of the week. 8 of us, 4 named Kevin and 3 named Karen. That was interesting.
08:09:51 <Dave from B™> At that point, I'd start using last names
08:09:58 <Dave from B™> or nicknames
08:10:16 <Kevin L™🌵> We did a combination of the two.
08:10:16 <Jeff in CT> Like the time Jeff, Jeff, Jeff, Neil, and myself all went out drinking - Neil was so messed up by the end of the evening!
08:10:37 <Dave from B™> Kevin, My Kevin L is leaving tomorrow to catch a hockey game in Calgary on Saturday
08:11:36 <ynpvisitor91> NPS posted on the web cam page that the cam will move soon and the live stream will be down for a while
08:12:31 <Dave from B™> Thanks 91
08:12:43 <Jeff in CT> They are trying to hide the "November Research around Old Faithful" from us.
08:12:56 <ynpvisitor91> No update on park roads
08:13:04 <Kevin L™🌵> That sounds fun. I think I will wait for Spring before I head up there.
08:13:10 <ynpvisitor91> I don’t think so Jeff
08:13:28 <ynpvisitor91> They posted comments about it happening
08:13:36 <Jeff in CT> Faux-paranoia :p
08:15:54 <BSK> Given what I know about T1 cutovers, I would bet on it taking place AFTER the research permits finished.
08:17:34 <Kevin L™🌵> They may have the line already installed at the VEC. It may just need to be changed at the junction box.
08:19:14 <BSK> Yeah, but it can take CenturyLink a long time to re-terminate. Not always, but back in the day (T1's being something we no longer trifle with), it could take weeks.
08:20:38 <Kevin L™🌵> Knowing Centurylink, you may be right.
08:23:53 <BSK> And the existing dmarc and new dmarc aren't at the same building, so...
08:24:42 <Kevin L™🌵> AND they have to come up from Jackson....
08:33:44 <Dave from B™> OF ie
08:33:59 <Kevin L™🌵> 1032
08:34:08 <ynpvisitor65> is that riverside or grotto drift in the background?
08:35:21 <Kevin L™🌵> Probably Grotto
09:03:22 <Jimbo Bromine> Daisy
09:43:13 <ynpvisitor33> ridiculous that they have not opened the road yet
09:43:51 <ynpvisitor99> I'm starting to have a feeling that there are actually no plows running..... this is taking forever
09:44:14 <ynpvisitor99> west gate cam looks like the snow is all melted anyways
09:44:16 <ynpvisitor33> look at West Entrance, and then OF, hardly any snow on that route
09:44:50 <ynpvisitor33> I'm thinking they are NOT going to reopen
09:45:00 <ynpvisitor99> hopefully they dont use this as an excuse to close for the season
09:45:09 <ynpvisitor33> easier for them just to end the season early
09:45:26 <ynpvisitor17> happened last year
09:45:42 <ynpvisitor33> they'll go by the forecast, which may or may not happen, and use it as an excuse to stay closed
09:45:44 <ynpvisitor99> but last year was about 2 feet of snow....
09:46:05 <ynpvisitor33> well there was never 2 feet of snow, not at West to OF anyway
09:46:54 <ynpvisitor33> yet look at the basin, almost NO snow
09:47:39 <ynpvisitor33> didn't even stick to bw on Geyser Hill
09:48:08 <ynpvisitor33> not sure Steve should be posting in basin times
09:48:47 <ynpvisitor99> I remember a few years back we had about 1.5 feet overnight for closing day and the road was open at like 10
09:49:26 <ynpvisitor33> times have changed. They do not have many LE's about, and they do not want to deal with accidents
09:53:24 <ynpvisitor33> cars approaching West Gate now
09:53:45 <Jeff in CT> If roads are going to be closed, how is the research team going to get to Geyser Hill?
09:54:05 <Kevin L™🌵> Or Centrylink.
09:54:17 <ynpvisitor33> they don't start until the 5th of Nov, and they allow what is called Administration travel unless it gets VERY bad
09:54:28 <BSK> Close doesn't = undrivable. Open to adminisrative travel.
09:54:34 <ynpvisitor33> Century Link coming over Craig, would take that reopening
09:55:08 <ynpvisitor33> they may be on site already, staying in basin
09:55:22 <BSK> I would expect they'd come from Bozeman or even Livingston instead of Jackson, but what do I know
09:55:23 <ynpvisitor33> they do put up some of the workers in dorms
09:55:38 <ynpvisitor33> someone said Jackson earlier today on chat, so I was going by that
09:55:50 <ynpvisitor33> might be a Wyoming thing...
09:57:55 <ynpvisitor33> cars at West Gate are not moving yet they have not left either
09:58:18 <ynpvisitor99> admin travel hotline says admin travel is open west to OF
09:58:33 <Dave from B™> Katie, it is a Wyoming thing...that is why they are coming from Jackson
09:59:18 <ynpvisitor33> they have not updated the road report since 1800 last night, that is pretty lame
09:59:22 <BSK> Okay, that does make sense. Bozeman and Wyoming are in different LATAs
09:59:31 <ynpvisitor33> ooh, good splash there
10:01:40 <ynpvisitor99> nps roads page updated
10:01:57 <ynpvisitor99> opened roads
10:02:20 <ynpvisitor33> yeah
10:02:55 <ynpvisitor33> they have not updated the phone line yet
10:03:13 <ynpvisitor33> and cars at West Gate are still not moving
10:03:31 <Dave from B™> relax....staff is really short this time of year
10:04:05 <ynpvisitor33> ha ha, tell that to the waiting cars, and it is just too sad that they cut staff so much, just wrong.
10:04:15 <ynpvisitor33> OF
10:06:35 <ynpvisitor33> just got text, phone update cannot be far behind
10:07:11 <Kevin L™🌵> Someone should send it to the west gate.
10:08:05 <ynpvisitor33> yes, maybe they have not received the memo yet
10:08:14 <ynpvisitor33> the cars have though
10:08:59 <ynpvisitor33> there they go
10:09:06 <Dave from B™> All roads open except Dunraven, Sylvan and Craig passes
10:11:02 <ynpvisitor99> funny how all those roads became safe at the same time
10:11:31 <ynpvisitor33> planned I'm sure
10:11:48 <ynpvisitor33> admin travel has been going in West gate all morning
10:21:35 <Betty> hi all
10:21:43 <Kevin L™🌵> hi
10:21:44 <Betty> LC ie
10:21:51 <BSK> Hi Betty
10:22:14 <Betty> hi Kevin. already on the road?
10:22:24 <Betty> hi BSK
10:22:26 <Kevin L™🌵> Not yet
10:24:30 <Betty> Lion
10:26:13 <Betty> fun to see Lion steam on static
10:28:06 <Betty> Good BH splash
10:28:35 <Betty> bubblers are active
10:30:54 <Betty> Riverside
10:40:18 <Dave from B™> Hi Betty
10:40:39 <Kevin L™🌵> Snow is active
10:45:49 <Betty> hi Dave from B™, hi Kent
10:46:57 <Jimbo Bromine> You can see it moving in over the lake
10:47:17 <Betty> hi Jimbo
10:47:25 <Jimbo Bromine> Hi Betty
10:53:40 <Betty> LC ie
10:53:45 <Dave from B™> I wonder if plows have to plow Mammoth to Cooke City road first in the morning
10:54:57 <ynpvisitor...> Hey Betty - I would think it is the first priority
11:09:47 <ynpvisitor33> I would think they have many plows, the Mammoth plow is not plowing West to OF
11:25:11 <LindaG> Ah might get to see bee
11:26:03 <Betty> you may be lucky, Linda :-)
11:26:06 <Betty> Lion
11:26:57 <LindaG> Lions a good one too
11:26:59 <Betty> LC ie
11:27:25 <Dave from B™> It's almost NG time as well
11:27:54 <Betty> I hope it hears you, Dave
11:28:03 <LindaG> That's an active LC
11:34:37 <Betty> OF
11:39:43 <Betty> Daisy
11:56:07 <Betty> Grand
11:57:03 <Dave from B™> Thanks Betty
11:59:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Surprise!
12:00:40 <Jimbo Bromine> Good breeze for this one
12:00:43 <Dave from B™> Short 5:31 interval
12:01:42 <Betty> Grand start
12:02:47 <Kevin L™🌵> Wasn't on the prediction list.
12:03:03 <Betty> it was
12:03:25 <Betty> I saw it and it started :-)
12:03:55 <Jimbo Bromine> Big!
12:05:25 <Jimbo Bromine> El dos
12:13:35 <Kevin L™🌵> 3b on Grand
12:13:54 <Betty> really???
12:14:07 <Betty> how did I miss those??
12:14:14 <Kevin L™🌵> Field report
12:14:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Lot os steam.
12:14:33 <Kevin L™🌵> of
12:14:46 <Betty> yes, I can see it, but I did not see the pauses :-(
12:15:29 <Betty> great to know it still can do more than 1 bursts :-)
12:15:34 <ynpvisitor33> fun, fun, 3 burst Grand for Steve. SB yesterday and 3 Burst Grand today.
12:15:53 <Betty> yep, so amazing for him :-)
12:16:19 <ynpvisitor33> well he had missed the big 3 all year, he comes in every month, so he was happy to finally get SB
12:18:43 <Kevin L™🌵> Not a bad week for him.
12:18:50 <Jimbo Bromine> It was a 3-burst Grand??
12:18:56 <Dave from B™> Ooh...a Steve Eide cookie sure sounds good
12:19:54 <Jimbo Bromine> I saw two, but it seemed like a short break, then a big burst (when I posted "Big!"), and then I saw the distinct burst, so I guess it was an unusual 3b
12:20:44 <Jimbo Bromine> Distinct burst was when I posted "El dos", cam had pulled back.
12:21:57 <ynpvisitor33> onward to BH for him??
12:22:30 <Jimbo Bromine> Of course, proper spanish is "el segundo", but it apparently was really "el tercero"
12:22:43 <Dave from B™> Most likely we are a couple hours from BH
12:23:17 <ynpvisitor33> it seems perky
12:23:51 <BSK> Looks like I got back just in time?
12:24:09 <Kevin L™🌵> BH at 1700
12:24:53 <Time for BH> I am optimistic.
12:31:33 <Betty> Lion
12:31:58 <Betty> is that Steve?
12:32:22 <Time for BH> Who would name a Lion Steve?
12:32:44 <Betty> haha
12:34:09 <Betty> I think it´s him
12:34:27 <Kevin L™🌵> One thing I won't miss is the sea motion of the cam.
12:35:13 <Betty> LC
13:08:17 <Betty> LC ie
13:09:22 <Betty> OF
13:10:44 <Kevin L™🌵> Short
13:18:15 <Time for BH> quit (BH timeout)
13:18:30 <Betty> .
13:18:31 <Betty> .
13:18:31 <Betty> .
13:18:35 <Betty> indy
13:18:53 <Dave from B™> That was good timing
13:19:03 <Betty> yep :-)
13:19:05 <Jimbo Bromine> Made it by 40 minutes (before I leave)
13:19:30 <LindaG> Yay
13:21:06 <Dave from B™> oops. I was off by a minute
13:21:30 <Eric 🎃> I heard a really cool geyser might erupt soon!
13:21:33 <Eric 🎃> :-D
13:21:34 <ynpvisitor28> yay indy
13:21:43 <Eric 🎃> Thanks for the txt
13:22:16 <ynpvisitor...> Hi Steve ~~~
13:22:39 <Dave from B™> yw
13:22:47 <Jeff in CT> Timing is good for a BH/Lion duet
13:23:06 <Kevin L™🌵> He even got an Aurum while we were watching Daisy.
13:23:11 <Eric 🎃> NG would be nice too :-D
13:23:34 <ynpvisitor...> Speaking of which, Steve makes excellent cookies which he shares :)
13:23:49 <Eric 🎃> I :heart: Steve cookies!
13:23:59 <Kevin L™🌵> What kind are they?
13:24:07 <Kitt> mmm, Ginger snap cookies
13:24:13 <Kevin L™🌵> Nice
13:24:13 <Eric 🎃> Multiple kinds...haven't met one I didn't like yet!
13:24:16 <Dave from B™> Yes.....he has GREAT Cookies
13:24:25 <ynpvisitor...> CC is what he had last time
13:24:52 <Eric 🎃> I got to try 4 varieties, including his awesome ginger snaps and short bread
13:24:54 <Kitt> he also does Habanero cookies, but I don't do spicy
13:25:03 <Kevin L™🌵> I found a recipe for soft molasses cookies that is great. Grandkids love them.
13:25:08 <Eric 🎃> ohh, have
13:25:09 <Dave from B™> Kent, did you read the log earlier? I had mentioned his cookies earlier.
13:25:22 <Kitt> he also has a cherry bar that is to die for
13:25:22 <Eric 🎃> haven't had the habanero ones yet...maybe next season.
13:25:30 <ynpvisitor...> No. I will go look
13:25:46 <Eric 🎃> Yes, the cherry bar is muy beuno
13:25:48 <Eric 🎃> bueno
13:25:50 <Dave from B™> I was just hungry...nothing imprtant
13:25:57 <Kitt> they look like white powder sugar wedding cookies with a kick
13:26:08 <Eric 🎃> I would like that a lot!
13:26:21 <Eric 🎃> You guys are making me hungry....
13:26:45 <Dave from B™> Kevin, it looks like I found an old new truck to replace the Electric Monster
13:26:51 <Kitt> and Steve E is in the park and we are not
13:26:53 <Kevin L™🌵> My Daughter did some CCC cookies. CC cookies with about half the chips cherry chips.
13:27:15 <Kevin L™🌵> Nice Dave. Need some tannerite?
13:27:41 <Dave from B™> No but you know someone who wants a piece of junk with a good box and good refreigeration unit?
13:28:40 <Eric 🎃> Why didn't you just buy a new truck and throw on the old box and fridge?
13:29:16 <Eric 🎃> fleet sales sell trucks without beds
13:29:25 <Dave from B™> I wasn't really looking for a truck right now but found one that I can get for $9,000. Only has 175,000 miles
13:29:34 <Time for BH> I knew it would work
13:29:37 <Eric 🎃> wow...deisel?
13:29:37 <Dave from B™> Mechanic likes it
13:29:41 <Dave from B™> yep
13:29:45 <Eric 🎃> wow!!!
13:29:52 <Eric 🎃> That is a steal!
13:29:54 <Dave from B™> It's old but low miles for a 2001
13:30:07 <Eric 🎃> unless the odometer is flipped :-P
13:30:19 <Kevin L™🌵> I am not sure I would want a truck if the mechanic likes it.
13:30:20 <Eric 🎃> but your mechanic would have seen signs of that
13:30:31 <Dave from B™> We don't think so. We think it has done a lot of sitting
13:30:44 <Time for BH> Better keep the old one as backup for a few months. Help out with the busy Christmas season
13:31:04 <Dave from B™> haha Kevin. My mechanic will probably send me a thank you card when he doesn't have to work on the Electric Monster anymore.
13:31:39 <Dave from B™> Time for BH, I have a reliable GM backup for emergencies.
13:31:57 <Eric 🎃> booya
13:31:58 <BSK> Did anyone send text?
13:32:04 <Betty> yes
13:32:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Someone did.
13:32:09 <Kitt> Go Bee
13:32:11 <Time for BH> 2001, can you even get insurance for a truck that old?
13:32:24 <Dave from B™> I sent it...been so long I had to look up my password
13:32:38 <Kevin L™🌵> Cam will go on autopilot after BH. Any camop that wants it feel free to take it.
13:33:06 <BSK> But all the fun will be over, then. ;)
13:33:25 <Jeff in CT> Nice BH on static
13:34:04 <ynpvisitor100> kevin can you pm me
13:34:05 <Time for BH> Aurum Series up next.
13:34:24 <Eric 🦃> Gotta move to the next holiday :-D
13:34:27 <Time for BH> I predict it will be a sweep in 5.
13:34:44 <Time for BH> Wait that was the world series, Sorry Dave
13:34:49 <Betty> nice, Eric :-D
13:35:07 <Dave from B™> It's okay...2nd place is better than nothing
13:35:34 <Dave from B™> local billings restauyrant
13:35:52 <Dave from B™> I guess Google isn't going to work in here
13:36:34 <Kevin L™🌵> Casm on auto pilot. See you on the iPad.
13:36:50 <ynpvisitor100> Kevin can you pm me real quick
13:36:54 <Betty> drive safe
13:37:05 <Time for BH> Enjoy your trip. No back Seat Driving.
13:37:09 <Betty> have fun
13:37:57 <Eric 🦃> The Fieldhouse
13:38:32 <Eric 🦃> I am kind of like google, just slower and not as smart :-P
13:38:33 <ynpvisitor...> Raining, cold and my fence guys showed just before the eruption. :thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
13:38:41 <Eric 🦃> Booo
13:38:49 <ynpvisitor...> Yes
13:38:56 <Betty> time to head out. Night all
13:39:02 <Eric 🦃> Night Betty
13:39:04 <ynpvisitor...> Night
13:39:08 <Jeff in CT> Night Betty
13:39:13 <LindaG> Have a good trip kevin.
13:50:52 <BSK> lion 15:49 ie
14:11:02 <Jeff in CT> Sprinkler ie???
14:14:23 <Jeff in CT> OF ie
14:14:28 <Jeff in CT> close to start
15:07:40 <ynpvisitor100> castle
15:07:43 <ynpvisitor100> ie
16:00:11 <ynpvisitor102> of
16:10:51 <ynpvisitor16> NG
16:22:24 <ynpvisitor999®> Did we miss a few Lions?
16:38:38 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside ie
16:52:40 <ynpvisitor8> Daisy
18:52:18 <Kevin L 🌲> Looks like I didn’t miss much.
20:06:40 <ynpvisitor50> Kevin forgot to give instructions on how to turn on the lights.
20:19:07 <ynpvisitor80> Just pull the chain above your head.