Showing logs for date: 2018-11-27
02:34:59 <LindaG> OF
04:30:39 <Kat> Good morning !
04:31:46 <ynpvisitor37> morning Kat
04:34:56 <Kat> 19 degrees there, a little chilly here in Florida! LOL
04:36:53 <ynpvisitor37> 11degrees f here
04:59:36 <Kat> Just finished a brisk walk, ready for the day!:)
05:00:13 <LindaG> You go!
05:00:31 <Kat> :)
05:01:35 <ynpvisitor37> grand within the hour
05:06:39 <Rice> What is the plume on the left side o the screen, doesn't look correct for Castle?
05:07:09 <Kat> Its an icicle on the camera!
05:07:31 <Kat> I wondered for awhile myself! LOL
05:08:07 <LindaG> Yeah we gotta get rid of that, a shame the camera doesn't shake
05:08:30 <Dave from B™> Good morning everyone. Get used to the icicles...they'll be here off and on thru March or so
05:08:52 <Kat> Might be different when the camera moves..we'll see
05:09:15 <Dave from B™> I'm beginning to think that was fake news
05:09:37 <LindaG> It's even more deceptive at night
05:09:48 <Kat> LOL, no fake news :)
05:11:02 <Rice> Damn, I was hoping it was a new geyser!
05:11:14 <Kat> Hoping for some sunshine this morning!
05:11:22 <ynpvisitor37> Grand soon
05:12:15 <LindaG> Good time for autumn to gone could see it
05:12:19 <Kat> Rice - freaked me out when I logged on earlier...I thought what is going on here?
05:12:26 <LindaG> Darn, aurum
05:13:33 <LindaG> I'll try again, good time for aurum to go
05:28:48 <Bill> Morning
05:30:49 <Kat> Mornin'
05:44:39 <Kat> OF 0743
05:53:12 <Dave from B™> Morning Bill
05:53:57 <Bill> Morning Dave
05:55:27 <ynpvisitor37> rand
05:55:37 <ynpvisitor37> grand
05:56:51 <ynpvisitor37> hard to see up close
06:00:05 <Kat> Hard to see overall!
06:01:46 <Jimbo Erbium> Daisy too?
06:02:23 <Kat> yep
06:26:16 <Kat> Peaceful
06:42:32 <Kat> Joe, how do you determine if Daisy is 0800 exactly, as opposed to ie if your not in the basin. Just curious, wanting to understand
06:52:33 <ynpvisitor37> When I am looking at the replay and I see the first burst of any geyser even though I'm not in Basin by putting in WC assumes the start otherwise everything would be posted as ie or NS
06:53:43 <Kat> Are the replays something I can access?
06:53:54 <ynpvisitor37> Other than geysers like Old Faithful beehive lion
06:54:33 <ynpvisitor37> No I record the stream and play it back on my computer
06:56:07 <ynpvisitor37> Probably seems a bit weird to do all that recording and Playback but I enjoy it and most of the time have nothing else to do
06:59:03 <ynpvisitor37> Probably seems a bit weird to do all that recording and Playback but I enjoy it and most of the time have nothing else to do
07:00:00 <Kat> Thanks Joe, frustrating when I post and then your entry overrides - but I know accuracy is important!
07:01:17 <ynpvisitor37> Yes but your entry is still there just not the primary.
07:05:16 <ynpvisitor37> When DaveM is monitoring (I miss that he is not here often anymore) he is very exacting, almost perfect and becomes primary on most everything.
07:06:23 <Kat> I know its posted - its not a problem, just trying to learn more since I've only been operating the cam since September! You all are awesome! Trying to learn from the best!
07:07:06 <Kat> Been coming to the park for years! Have a lot of friends there, cant wait to meet some more!
07:09:26 <Kat> OF 0908
07:10:38 <ynpvisitor37> also if your tine is "exact" no one would enter an earlier time, that would result in flags and deletions
07:13:53 <Kat> Thanks Joe - very helpful!
07:14:33 <ynpvisitor37> I have learned much from watching and listening to Kevin and DaveM when they are on camera, and Eric, Dave from B, Betty an DG have taught me very much
07:15:11 <ynpvisitor37> also if your tine is "exact" no one would enter an earlier time, that would result in flags and deletions
07:16:06 <Dave from B™> Joe, thanks for the complement. We all learn from everyone.
07:16:37 <Kat> I'm listening and watching all of them!
07:16:44 <ynpvisitor37> I don't know where those double posts are comming from
07:17:39 <Kat> Mystery 37
07:18:01 <ynpvisitor37> Hi Dave, just speaking the truth :)
07:18:33 <ynpvisitor37> Kat, I usualy hide as a number :)
07:19:05 <Kat> I do the sqme sometimes!
07:20:20 <ynpvisitor37> Hi Kevin
07:20:22 <Emily> hi
07:20:34 <ynpvisitor37> and Emily
07:22:11 <ynpvisitor37> Looks like Castle erupted earlier
07:22:47 <Dave from B™> All new gazers, I encourage you to introduce yourself when you are watching geysers. You will meet lots of new friends and you will learn so much more than just watching.
07:24:04 <Emily> Yes do that. i love questions aslking about stuff I actually know about
07:25:18 <ynpvisitor37> Looks like riverside is ie, my stream dropprd out so I dont have a time
07:25:22 <Dave from B™> There is so much to learn. The Grotto Spa Giant area has been my favorite the last few years. There is so much going on in that area
07:26:00 <Emily> I am an idiot with tthat group so my conversations with brian were great
07:26:02 <Kat> Hi all - I am a new cam operator since September. I am learning so much here. Appreciate all your help!
07:26:27 <Dave from B™> Brian is awesome.
07:27:00 <BSK> Good morning, all.
07:27:02 <Emily> Still since grotto fountain isnt very active I dont spend much time down there. At least I like rocket
07:28:14 <Dave from B™> Yeah...rocket majors were fun this summer. To see 2 during the same Grotto was fun
07:29:19 <Emily> biggest thing i leveled up on this sumer was artemisia
07:30:26 <Dave from B™> I finally caught an Arty start this summer...had to wait 7 hours for it
07:30:49 <Dave from B™> But I did see a grizzly sow and cubs so the wait was exciting at times
07:35:59 <Dave from B™> One thing for newbies.....don't forget about nighttime gazing. Full moon BH are some of my favorite gazing memories. Do bring bear spray and a good flashlight.
07:36:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Arty is a fun geyser at the start. Love the thumps.
07:38:17 <Dave from B™> Morning Kevin
07:38:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Morning.
07:38:36 <ynpvisitor37> I forgot to mention Graham as one that I have learned much from.
07:42:11 <Kat> My favorite thumps were at Giantess! Took us all by surprise - awesome!
07:42:37 <Betty> morning Geyser friends
07:42:40 <Kevin L™🌵> Those are awesome. I really love them.
07:42:52 <ynpvisitor72> Black Sand Pool's thumps are also fun.
07:42:55 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi Betty, no Christmas market today?
07:43:01 <Betty> nope
07:43:33 <Betty> hi Kevin
07:43:51 <Dave from B™> Kat, I'm jealous...never seen Giantess
07:44:34 <Dave from B™> 72, I go to BSP once every trip. It's a fun place to get away from all the tourists in summer
07:46:59 <Kat> She's a beauty for sure! I'll look for a photo!
07:48:09 <Betty> hi Kat and Dave
07:49:00 <Kat> Hi Betty!
07:49:30 <Emily> I want to see giantess a ot but it needs to be active
07:49:36 <Emily> I really want to catch morning
07:49:53 <Emily> missed my opportunity in 2013
07:50:19 <ynpvisitor72> When I record intervals for Pyramid Geyser eruptions - usually about 3 hours - I often spend the in-between times at BSP, just enjoying the thumps and boils.
07:50:48 <Betty> I had luck with morning, but no luck with Giant or Giantess so far. and a 1/2 Steamboat :-p
07:51:41 <Betty> good to know about Pyramid - thanks 72! :-)
07:52:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Half a Steamboat is more than most of us!
07:52:35 <Emily> I did not know it was 3 hr intervals
07:52:38 <Kevin L™🌵> Bee burp
07:52:44 <Emily> Half a steamboat is still some steamboat
07:52:55 <Betty> it was still great
07:52:56 <Dave from B™> 72, there is something to me soothing about the BSP boils
07:54:14 <Jimbo Erbium> What is BSP?
07:54:34 <Emily> Black sand pool
07:54:38 <Betty> Black sand pool
07:54:43 <Dave from B™> I've warned my wife about lots of time in YNP next year. I didn't see any of the biggies last year and I NEED to see SB, Giant and Morning
07:55:01 <Jimbo Erbium> Thx
07:55:02 <Betty> :-D
07:55:11 <Emily> Go get em dave
07:56:14 <Dave from B™> Emily, what are your plans for next summer?
07:56:35 <sparekitty> good morning everyone.
07:57:06 <Emily> No idea, definitely coming for some time in yellowstone but not as much as the past 3 years. I am doing other non YNP things
07:58:41 <Betty> when I remember my 1st trip to YNP, I did not see Grand or BH during those 4 days. "Only" OF, Lion, Depression,Sawmill, Castle, Plume.
07:59:13 <Betty> It now would be fun to see Sawmill and Plume again
07:59:23 <Emily> Next year strokur I will see
08:00:30 <Betty> fun
08:00:44 <Dave from B™> Nice, Emily. I need to dig thru my moms photo albums to date my first trips to the park. Most likely in early to mid 70's
08:01:01 <Emily> First for me was 2009 and I have the photos
08:01:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Strokur under Northern Lights! That would be great!
08:01:18 <Emily> Saw beehive randomly in 2010 first geyser besides OF
08:01:39 <Emily> That would be awesome. I am doing a bunch of non geyser things there because iceland
08:07:25 <Dave from B™> No story beats Kevin's second trip to YNP, however.
08:08:03 <Kevin L™🌵> :)
08:08:53 <ynpvisitor37> Haven't heard that one ?
08:09:40 <Betty> either me???
08:09:56 <Kevin L™🌵> My Dad was heading to Rocky Mountain National Park. He gave me the map and put me in charge of directions. Ended up in Yellowstone.
08:10:19 <Betty> HAHAHA good!
08:10:23 <Kevin L™🌵> He wasn't happy.
08:10:41 <Dave from B™> Did he ever get to RMNP?
08:11:04 <ynpvisitor37> Haven't heard that one ?
08:11:24 <Betty> well, isn´t Yellowstone a kind of Rocky Mountain National Park? ;-)
08:11:44 <Kevin L™🌵> Yes he did. I got a couple of days in Yellowstone, then down to Dinosaur Monument and over to Rocky Mountain.
08:12:40 <ynpvisitor37> There is that double post again, I must be doing something wrong
08:13:24 <Betty> that´s weird, Joe
08:14:30 <Dave from B™> My dad's idea of a trip to YNP was a day trip from Billings. I was happy to just get out of the car. I was lucky to get on a bw. But it did leave me with a HUGE desire to see more.
08:14:36 <ynpvisitor37> Yes I am weird, Betty :)
08:14:58 <Betty> no, not you!
08:15:02 <Betty> :-)
08:15:16 <ynpvisitor37> :)
08:15:19 <Dave from B™> 37, you're not alone:)
08:16:48 <Betty> ah, you decided to be yourself :-)
08:17:53 <Joe> Yes I did, btw #37 was my first phone number a few years ago :)
08:18:06 <Kevin L™🌵> Canadian Pacific sure knows how to do a holiday train: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/678885/
08:18:42 <Kevin L™🌵> You had a few less than mine. It was 4-8633.
08:18:46 <Betty> fun pic, Kevin
08:18:50 <Eric> Our train is up and running too Kevin
08:19:39 <ynpvisitor66> You sure it was not pick up the phone and say Sarra, get me Joe?
08:19:56 <Joe> West Virginia did not have many numbers when I was young
08:20:28 <Kevin L™🌵> The 4449 Eric?
08:20:47 <Joe> Yes 66 it started that way then we got modern :)
08:21:52 <Kevin L™🌵> And most people had a party line.
08:22:35 <Joe> yep 8 people on one line
08:23:51 <Eric> Yep: https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/412922-313872-holiday-express-locomotive-ready-to-roll
08:24:11 <Kevin L™🌵> And the phone company owned all the equipment.
08:24:15 <Eric> Surprised there isn't a picture up yet on railpictures
08:24:31 <Eric> I believe it started over the thanksgiving weekend
08:25:16 <Kevin L™🌵> Becca needs to see it before she leaves. Such an awesome piece of equipment.
08:25:41 <Eric> You should see if you can grab tickets for Friday night Dave!
08:25:42 <Dave from B™> Is it running Friday night?
08:26:04 <Eric> https://www.ticketswest.com/events/event/holidayexpress
08:26:07 <Kevin L™🌵> I have an N scale model of the full Daylight passenger train. It is beautiful.
08:26:43 <Eric> oh bummer, no friday night run :-(
08:26:56 <Joe> Bee splash
08:28:07 <Kevin L™🌵> I took the Grandkids on the train last weekend. They have the normal train and the small ride on trains. They loved both of them.
08:28:52 <Kevin L™🌵> Dan Markoff is bringing his steam engine for the Christmas runs which start Dec 8th.
08:30:31 <Joe> how to put on cable chains
08:31:05 <Joe> wrong computer
08:31:32 <Kevin L™🌵> :) 😎🌴
08:31:49 <BSK> *laughs* I was wondering if you were asking us or typing in the wrong place. In any case, there are some excellent instructive YouTube videos. :)
08:32:09 <Joe> :)
08:32:30 <ynpvisitor66> Friends do not let friends use cable chains.
08:33:16 <BSK> chain chains can't be used on some tires/vehicles - and in that case, a cable chain is better than nothing when needed
08:33:22 <BSK> (or in some places)
08:34:24 <Joe> Got my snowplow stuck, never have used chains so was looking for ideas :)
08:35:02 <BSK> Oh, for plow I'd use good old fashioned real chains.
08:35:25 <Joe> tks
08:36:06 <BSK> The price of good old fashioned chain chains is rather shocking, though. Steel yourself.
08:36:27 <BSK> ""
08:36:53 <Dave from B™> Real Montanans don't use chains:)
08:36:59 <BSK> "You might be a Montana winter enthusiast if you check the tire size of new vehicles under consideration to see if they will fit the chains you already invested in."
08:37:15 <Eric> good cach
08:37:17 <Eric> Aurum
08:37:27 <Dave from B™> of course, I'm a city slicker
08:37:38 <Eric> we miss it?
08:37:42 <BSK> I'm a 6th gen Montanan. I have used chains. Rarely. But when I have needed them, I've needed them.
08:37:58 <Eric> daisy
08:38:08 <Kevin L™🌵> I don't think we had Aurum. Just a steam puff
08:38:10 <Dave from B™> 6...wow, Katie. That's great
08:38:26 <Joe> Dsisty
08:38:30 <Dave from B™> What year did your family come to MT?
08:40:57 <BSK> The Rouilliers and the La Salles were both early arrivals in Montana - Rouilliers (on my Mom's side) beat the La Salle's by one generation. 1880's or 1890's. Mom, the family historian, would know off the bat.
08:41:32 <BSK> Or maybe the Rouilliers just had children younger and snuck in an extra generation. :)
08:42:59 <Betty> OF
08:44:13 <Dave from B™> Thanks, Katie. My family has only been in MT since 1930
08:45:08 <ynpvisitor66> I think I see the BH cone in the mars picture.
08:49:12 <ynpvisitor66> 1930? Isn't that the year Kevin was born!
08:52:55 <BSK> Rouilliers go back to at least 1860's in Montana (quick web check), so I was off. My cousin's "My Grandpa's Fiddle" PBS show is hogging search results for Rouillier right now. :)
08:54:45 <Dave from B™> 1860's is Gold rush MT time. What part of Mt in 1960's? Virginia City, Helena, Gold Creek?
08:55:04 <Dave from B™> I guess I could do my own check:)
08:58:16 <BSK> 1860's the Rouilliers were in Frenchtown, MT. Some (my branch) ended up in St. Ignatius and have been there since.
08:58:41 <BSK> La Salles were in Helena, Kalispell and my branch in Anaconda.
08:59:05 <Dave from B™> Wow...fun history..thanks for sharing Katie
08:59:32 <BSK> Long before my mom did genealogy, Dad was contacted by a lawyer about property he was possibly heir to in the Prickly Pear Valley (Helena). Dad said he wasn't related.
09:00:01 <Eric> Cool Stuff...neat to have such a long history in one location
09:01:03 <Eric> I come from a bunch of immigrants aka Explorers
09:01:06 <BSK> When Mom did research, turns out he was, indeed, descended. Oops. In fact, if you find any La Salle or Rouillier in Montana, there is some connection - maybe nationwide.
09:02:44 <Dave from B™> I'm not the best at this...Are those names French?
09:02:58 <BSK> When I saw "Rouillier" on a Washington Redskins jersey, I didn't ask Mom IF we were related, but HOW (his grandfather and my grandmother were first cousins). Other family didn't even have to ask as they know him, but I don't.
09:03:15 <Kevin L™🌵> Do I see bubbler action?
09:03:41 <Betty> at least steam
09:03:55 <Dave from B™> Katie, since my last name is Smith, I can't realte to that:)
09:04:02 <BSK> Yes, those are French names. Both of those families were originally in the Quebec area (which was settled by 16 French families) when they arrived on this side of the Atlantic and both ended up in Montana
09:04:18 <Eric> yep...bubblers on
09:04:31 <ynpvisitor66> I figured those were names more likly to be seen on Hockey sweaters.
09:05:30 <Dave from B™> my favorite class at UM was the Montana History class taught by Harry Fritz.
09:06:22 <ynpvisitor66> Well, maybe bees for lunch. Enjoy the snow.
09:06:47 <BSK> Mine too! I actually aced out of being required to attend the first 2 thirds of the semester, but I enjoyed his lectures so much that I attended anyway, even though they were early and I worked late into the night.
09:07:29 <Dave from B™> After 33 years, they are the only notes I have saved from college
09:08:02 <BSK> Too bad he retired before your daughter got to take his class (not sure if it still is, but it was required for education majors when I was one).
09:09:00 <Dave from B™> I'm sure she'll have to take it. She's not a big history buff but I think she will enjoy it
09:11:37 <Kevin L™🌵> I always liked history, the more local the better. It was fun talking to the old guys in rural Nevada when I worked for NDOT. It was really fun in Germany.
09:13:16 <Dave from B™> Sure is. Billings wasn't even founded until 1882.
09:13:47 <Dave from B™> I have a map of MT from the 1860s or 70's and Billings is missing
09:14:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Railroad history is fun too. It is tied into a lot of towns
09:14:50 <Dave from B™> Yep. Lots of Northern Pacific history in MT
09:14:57 <Kevin L™🌵> I like the Nevada maps without Lake Mead in them.
09:15:31 <Dave from B™> Vegas is a fairly young city
09:20:26 <Kevin L™🌵> Vegas had been around off and on but really didn't take off until 1905 when the Railroad (San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake) came through.
09:27:04 <BSK> So interesting historical tidbit: One of my first french ancestors to arrive in North America married an Algonquin woman, Mite8ameg8k8e - baptised as Marie.
09:27:24 <BSK> Their daughter, Jeanne, was raped and murdered.
09:28:06 <Kevin L™🌵> That is sad
09:28:16 <BSK> A man named Jean Rattier was convicted in her murder and sentenced to death. But the town had no executioner, so he accepted the job as executioner in lieu of being executed. Didn't go over well...
09:29:17 <BSK> Historical records indicate that Marie expressed that rape was unheard of among her Algonquin people prior to that.
09:29:24 <BSK> The ice fell! Whoop!
09:29:32 <Kevin L™🌵> Nice!
09:37:05 <Eric> I had never heard of the Algonquin...learned something new today.
09:38:26 <Dave from B™> Yep...Eastern Canadian tribe, I believe
09:41:28 <Betty> next icicle nose is rising down
09:41:40 <Eric> Yes, I have been to the Museum in Victoria BC that has an awesome first peoples and languages Section....I learned so much, but mainly about Western First People.
09:41:43 <BSK> Darn it. Just got rid of the last one.
09:44:05 <Kevin L™🌵> Streaming is hanging up again
09:44:08 <BSK> It's warmer today, though, so hopefully it will drop off like the last did and not make a stripe all the way down the dome for days...
09:49:58 <Kevin L™🌵> Interesting clouds
09:52:12 <Dave from B™> Eric, Astoria seems to be a town full of history. Have you spent much time there?
09:53:07 <ynpvisitor52> I see Bee is still lost
09:53:23 <Kitt> Hey Dave
09:53:33 <Kitt> how are your roads?
09:53:42 <Dave from B™> Roads are clear
09:53:53 <Kitt> We have 4 or 5" on the ground and it is calm and cold
09:54:11 <Dave from B™> We have nothing.
09:54:14 <Betty> LC
09:54:16 <Kitt> Bill said the snow disappears at our Northern county border
10:00:49 <Eric> Dave, yes...I love Astoria! We camp on the coast, just to the west of Astoria, Fort Stevens State Park. Great place to learn about the defense of our coast line in the early 20th century
10:01:27 <Eric> Also a long time family friend started Fort George Brewing there and it is a great place to visit if you are ever in that town.
10:03:00 <Eric> I wish the nasa insight team would publish more details about the details of their planned SOLs. What they are attempting to do each day and when we will learn if it worked.
10:03:56 <Jimbo Erbium> They won't deploy instruments for awhile. The solar array deployment worked.
10:04:43 <Eric> Yep...so what is the mission for SOL #1?
10:05:04 <Kitt> hmm, steam behind trees
10:05:19 <Kitt> maybe Grotto?
10:05:27 <Dave from B™> WE only stopped at Buoy Brewing
10:05:34 <Eric> Communication from Surface Operations has been lackluster IMHO
10:05:58 <Eric> The EDL team did an AWESOME job...one of the best build up to landings I have seen.
10:07:58 <Kevin L™🌵> Here is a Nevada map the year they started Hoover Dam.
10:08:02 <Kevin L™🌵> https://www.nevadadot.com/home/showdocument?id=1189
10:09:25 <Dave from B™> Thanks Kevin
10:09:44 <Eric> I heard they would be busting out the arm today or tomorrow, but have seen no timeline or communication windows :-(
10:14:45 <Betty> i see a white x
10:15:53 <Steph> Dang, had it back for a sec
10:18:29 <Eric> it's up
10:18:36 <Kevin L™🌵> Got it now but choppy
10:18:40 <Eric> really bad stuttering, but working
10:19:55 <Dave from B™> Eric, any places to eat around UP that you would recommend for Friday night?
10:22:03 <Betty> OF
10:22:15 <BSK> Many good pastie shops in the UP
10:22:26 <Kevin L™🌵> :)
10:22:52 <Eric> If you like Texas BBQ http://podnahspit.com/
10:23:15 <Dave from B™> Just had pasties last night
10:23:55 <Eric> Otherwise tons of great restaurants on mississippi
10:24:07 <ynpvisitor64> what brings you back to UP Dave?
10:24:11 <BSK> You said UP and I was thinking Upper Penisula of Michigan. :) That's where there are great pastie shops (and Butte, MT, of course).
10:24:33 <Eric> haha...a little more west :-D
10:24:45 <Dave from B™> Yes...Joe's is a must stop on every trip
10:24:50 <Eric> You NE people and your pasties
10:24:57 <Dave from B™> Katie, I thought you might have been thinking MI
10:25:24 <Eric> Not sure I have ever had a proper one
10:26:29 <BSK> One of the Anaconda Facebook groups will have frequent 100's of comments long threads about what constitutes a "proper" pastie - and how to eat it (as pocket food, on a plate, gravy or ketchup), etc. It's entirely subjective.
10:27:22 <ynpvisitor64> weren't you just at UP Dave?
10:27:27 <BSK> I'll just say this: I always pack pasties on Yellowstone trips. Hot meals out of the RoadPro cooker are awesome, and pasties are great for that (Winds, Junes, Lisas).
10:27:37 <Dave from B™> 64, in August
10:28:11 <ynpvisitor64> I thought you went to fetch Becca's car
10:29:07 <Dave from B™> nope...going Friday
10:29:54 <ynpvisitor64> she doesn't use her car?
10:31:49 <Dave from B™> She will only be without it for 10-12 days. Her off campus volunteer work ended about 2 weeks ago
10:32:13 <Dave from B™> No school observing this semester
10:32:35 <ynpvisitor64> nice of you to go get it
10:34:09 <Jimbo Erbium> BH definitely hot
10:34:24 <Dave from B™> Becca still doesn't have a lot of experience on the Interstates and none in the winter
10:35:54 <ynpvisitor64> there's a few passes between UP and Billings...
10:37:10 <Dave from B™> yep. 5, if you count Cardwell Hill near Three Forks
10:37:36 <Dave from B™> Actually that makes 6
10:45:56 <Dave from B™> I wonder what SB looks like today
10:46:59 <Steph> Haha! I just pulled it up on GT to see the intervals. I hope hope hope it's still going!
10:49:18 <Time for BH> How is she ever going to learn how to drive inthe snow?
10:49:46 <Time for BH> Plus it would save you 2 air fairs just to have her drive.
10:51:59 <Dave from B™> We already bought her Dec ticket so actually only 1
10:54:14 <BSK> 6 passes in winter isn't the time to learn.
10:55:49 <Time for BH> The only big one is Butte. It is not like she woul dbe going over 12 and coming out at Lolo.
10:57:25 <Dave from B™> Lolo drive is fun but not in winter. I played for the UM baseball club and we went to Boise to play games over Spring Break. We ended up doing a 180 along the Lochsa....good thing we had a guard rail
11:00:29 <Eric> weather looks like it's moving in
11:00:41 <Eric> Hope we will be able to see BH
11:00:47 <Dave from B™> You don't mess around this time of year. 12 deaths over T-Day weekend in MT this year
11:01:14 <Betty> on my streaming nothing is moving :-(
11:01:37 <Eric> smooth here
11:01:41 <Dave from B™> steam is moving on my streaming:)
11:02:12 <Eric> need more underwater hamsters to get the data to germany
11:02:28 <Time for BH> Looks like LC
11:06:05 <Steph> I'm toast too, and I'm only in Utah
11:07:22 <Time for BH> I have had the circle a few times in the last few days.
11:07:33 <Kevin L™🌵> 🐌
11:08:48 <Steph> Dang, bye guys, I'll try again later.
11:10:10 <Dave from B™> Eric, what is the underwater equivalent to a hamster?:)
11:10:36 <Kevin L™🌵> Shrimp?
11:12:46 <Kevin L™🌵> Lion
11:12:53 <Time for BH> Dory
11:12:56 <Betty> Lion
11:14:01 <Kevin L™🌵> Nicwe bubbler action
11:19:49 <Betty> I bet a sea cucumber noshed the cable
11:22:51 <LindaG> Beehive is still holding out?
11:23:18 <Kevin L™🌵> It went to Palm Springs for the week.
11:25:36 <Betty> Grand?
11:25:40 <ynpvisitor79> Grrand
11:25:48 <Betty> woot
11:27:15 <Betty> doggies
11:27:29 <Kevin L™🌵> A bunch of them
11:27:31 <Dave from B™> If anyone else wants to play, your 18 hour window SB predictions are due at 1910 today.
11:27:47 <Kevin L™🌵> Bet they are hot doggies
11:27:57 <Kevin L™🌵> aren't
11:28:07 <Time for BH> The one looks mad, tail up
11:28:20 <Jimbo Erbium> Haven't seen them for awhile
11:28:59 <Time for BH> With no cars to play with they moved in from the roads.
11:30:47 <BSK> finally some critters!
11:32:32 <ynpvisitor79> 8min
11:34:36 <ynpvisitor79> 10min
11:35:14 <ynpvisitor79> 2nd
11:35:19 <ynpvisitor79> ?
11:36:07 <Jimbo Erbium> I'll believe it :-/
11:37:22 <Dave from B™> woohoo
11:54:05 <Dave from B™> Time to go clubbing. BBL
11:59:16 <Betty> Aurum?
11:59:31 <Betty> yeah
12:00:48 <Kevin L™🌵> Been using the controls as a monitor
12:01:10 <Betty> guess you were too late for my lagged call
12:01:13 <Betty> OF
12:01:50 <Kevin L™🌵> Hard to see it on controls but the steaming is so bad I can't use it. Showed well on static
12:02:18 <Betty> good
12:03:14 <Betty> glad my streaming was moving just in time
12:03:44 <Kevin L™🌵> I was paying more attention to BH anyway.
12:13:47 <Betty> indy is steaming
12:14:03 <Betty> .
12:14:03 <Betty> .
12:14:04 <Betty> .
12:14:04 <Betty> .
12:14:06 <Betty> .
12:14:09 <Betty> indy
12:15:00 <Betty> that was the call "water in indicator" :-)
12:15:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Probably so
12:15:34 <Kevin L™🌵> This should wake the crowd.
12:15:36 <Betty> did you see the steam?
12:15:44 <Kevin L™🌵> yes
12:15:54 <Betty> that was fun
12:15:58 <Steph> Thanks for text!
12:16:06 <Kevin L™🌵> Dave is gone.
12:16:48 <Betty> maybe he will return
12:17:07 <ynpvisitor22> Yay! Thanks for text.
12:17:15 <Kevin L™🌵> I don't think so. Got a PFFFFFFFFFFT text from him.
12:17:28 <Betty> uhmm
12:17:59 <ynpvisitor91> Yay, indy
12:18:24 <Kitt> Just got back from running errands
12:18:42 <Betty> good timing
12:19:18 <BSK> No, not NOW!
12:19:57 <Time for BH> someone stuff a bison in of.
12:20:02 <Kitt> why not now?
12:20:42 <Kitt> Old Faithful isn't due
12:20:46 <Kevin L™🌵> of was 20m ago
12:21:00 <BSK> I was referring to getting buffering. Better, now.
12:21:12 <Steph> Whew!
12:23:45 <Betty> BH
12:24:06 <Betty> no
12:25:15 <Kitt> Climb Beehive, Climb!
12:25:21 <Kitt> yay
12:25:54 <LindaG> Now betty
12:28:00 <Kevin L™🌵> Nice to have one in daylight
12:28:15 <LindaG> Yes
12:28:28 <Kitt> thank you indicator
12:29:41 <LindaG> I'm frozen
12:29:48 <Kitt> me too
12:29:55 <Kitt> a forever bee
12:29:56 <Time for BH> I just had the circle. Reloaded
12:29:57 <Steph> Saddies! Me tooooo!
12:30:07 <BSK> And THAT is what I meant when I said "NOT NOW!"
12:30:07 <ynpvisitor98> Comes and goes
12:30:16 <LindaG> It's real slomo
12:30:22 <Time for BH> Bad time to move the cam?
12:30:49 <Betty> that evil sea cucumber :-p
12:31:00 <Time for BH> Well, that was fun. enjoy the rest of the day.
12:31:27 <Steph> Yep, from me too. Hope it's a pretty sunset!
12:31:45 <LindaG> At least if was frozen when BH was fully erupting
12:32:45 <Betty> Lion?
12:32:52 <Betty> yes
12:33:19 <LindaG> Nice I like lion
12:43:41 <ynpvisitor79> streaam gone
12:43:48 <ynpvisitor79> back
12:43:54 <ynpvisitor79> back
12:57:44 <Betty> time to head out. Have a great evening all
12:59:05 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight
13:11:28 <ynpvisitor79> verside
13:11:37 <Jimbo Erbium> Ri
13:11:53 <ynpvisitor79> tks
13:13:47 <ynpvisitor74> looks like Norris seismo is about to show some activity, think its SB?
13:16:10 <Kevin L™🌵> I don't think so
13:16:24 <ynpvisitor79> don't see anything
13:39:11 <Jimbo Erbium> Lion In the Mist
13:47:53 <ynpvisitor79> Daissy
13:52:39 <Dave from B™> Thanks a lot BH
13:52:52 <Kevin L™🌵> Thank you Dave
13:56:03 <Dave from B™> yeah yeah
14:01:36 <Eric> interesting change in echinus graph
14:02:07 <Eric> on the 25th
14:02:15 <Eric> or late 24th
14:03:19 <Dave from B™> The monthly graph is intersting as well
14:04:33 <Dave from B™> Wide range of temps then something happeneded and then small range of temps then the 24th incident and now we are back to bigger temp swings. What does this mean or is it weather related?
14:05:29 <Eric> Good questions
14:12:44 <Dave from B™> Might be a question for MA
14:20:57 <Eric> I am not sure how much MA reads the echinus temps
14:22:24 <Dave from B™> I do know she reads the chat logs. I have rec'd a few fun emails from her after our conversations here
14:23:48 <Dave from B™> We're having a fun back and forth about what constitutes seeing SB. My definition is being on the platform and her definition is more loose. It's fun to have different opinions.
14:47:08 <Eric> oblong?
14:47:48 <Eric> maybe rift?
14:48:24 <Dave from B™> not sure...that's tall for rift. I would think Oblong or Vent/Turban action
14:48:30 <Eric> nice plume whatever it is
15:06:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> is it time yet?
15:06:30 <Dave from B™> Still 17 hours plus away
15:06:54 <BSK> It's about time for a beer.
15:06:55 <Dave from B™> But the anticipation is building for #29...to tie the yearly record
15:07:31 <BSK> Seismo isn't quite flatline today. Little bumps...
15:07:33 <Dave from B™> Katie, now you're talkin!
15:07:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> get the champagne ready
15:07:56 <Kevin L™🌵> How do you type after a beer Dave?
15:07:58 <Dave from B™> I wonder what the small bumps are
15:08:31 <Dave from B™> You be the judge...how am I doing?:D
15:08:45 <Dave from B™> hahahaha...no beer at work
15:11:55 <Kevin L™🌵> That is what I was thinking.
15:13:26 <Dave from B™> Actually, my wife and I only drink on the weekends now...made a change 3-4 weeks ago.
15:14:25 <Kevin L™🌵> I do have a good recipe for root beer.
15:15:07 <BSK> I'm inverse. I take Wednesday & Thursday off drinking (usually). Ha ha
15:15:14 <BSK> (and usually Sunday, too)
15:16:24 <BSK> And Tuesdays outside of pool league season - but the season is underway. I might not drink tonight, though. It's raining. We play in Huson and I live in Lolo. I don't want to drive home at midnight on black ice after a couple beers.
15:16:37 <ynpvisitor49> of
15:16:44 <BSK> And lion
15:17:04 <Dave from B™> Huson....thats just west of Frenchtown?
15:17:08 <Kevin L™🌵> I would want to drive on black ice at all!
15:17:17 <Kevin L™🌵> wouldn't
15:17:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> did we miss a Lion minor?
15:17:37 <BSK> Yup, Huson is west of Frenchtown
15:21:01 <BSK> I don't want to drive on black ice at all, either. But I might have to. It's 34 degrees and raining now. ugh!
15:24:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> looks like snow in the forecast ... maybe the benches will vanish
15:27:54 <Bill> Lots of snow at Norris!
15:28:21 <Kevin L™🌵> Hey Bill, what is the status on the upper trail on Geyser Hill?
15:30:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> Kevin wants Aurum reports in winter
15:30:54 <Kevin L™🌵> That would be nice.
15:32:26 <Dave from B™> Bill, you went to Norris today?
15:34:45 <Eric> I like BSK...finally another beer drinker in the chat :-D
15:35:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> beer? i drink beer
15:35:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> had a tasty IPA today
15:35:52 <Dave from B™> Eric, I know:D
15:35:58 <Eric> Nice! Guess I have never heard you chat about beer.
15:36:28 <Dave from B™> I see we had a 5hr14min Grand interval recently. I wonder if we may get an under 5 hour interval this year
15:36:32 <Bill> I haven't been to UGB since the researchers were there so I'm not sure honestly.
15:36:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> haha......dont drnk much in YNP
15:37:00 <Eric> I just did a beer exchange with 5 other people on Sunday, we each bought 4 six packs and wrapped them. Then we exchanged, so we have a surprise beer for every day of December :-D Beer Advent Calendar
15:37:02 <Dave from B™> Eric, how else do you think he can go and enjoy the opera?:D
15:37:03 <Bill> Yeah i went to Norris to fix the USGS loggers and to check up on another piece of USGS equipment that's down.
15:37:12 <GO STEAMBOAT> at least not in summer season...
15:37:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> is the steamboat area icy?
15:37:43 <Eric> Hey Graham, my Dad just joined the Portland Opera Board. If you are ever in PDX and need Opera tickets, yell :-D
15:38:19 <Eric> USGS Steamboat still not reporting :-(
15:38:23 <Bill> I only got down to the museum, Steamvalve a couple other features above Steamboat. Had a busy day
15:38:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah nice. i have actually been to Portland Opera, many years ago
15:38:29 <Bill> Eric, it wont be for the winter
15:38:41 <Eric> bummer, but thanks Bill
15:38:44 <Bill> There's an NPS logger there, but it's not telemetered
15:38:51 <Eric> Glad at least echinus is reporting
15:39:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> Pat has gone to Portland Opera too a few times
15:41:09 <Eric> Nice, my daughter is going to the Youth performance for opera in a week or so...Not sure which Opera it is, but shorter and with more explanation of the italian :-)
15:43:07 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice. I have an opera weekend in NY coming up
15:43:53 <Dave from B™> Time for me to head out. Have a great evening everyone!
15:44:33 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight Dave.
15:44:52 <Eric> Night Dave
15:46:00 <Eric> Alright...I am out as well, night all
15:46:13 <BSK> Me too. G'night.
15:46:16 <Kevin L™🌵> Knight Eric
16:14:34 <Kevin L™🌵> Knights score 2m into the game