Showing logs for date: 2019-01-12
22:53:05 <ynpvisitor48> OF-ie
00:26:51 <ynpvisitor48> O.F.-ie
03:06:45 <ynpvisitor118> Just lost site for a minute
03:19:28 <Joe> do you hav it back?
03:21:30 <ynpvisitor118> Dont have video at moment
03:21:56 <Joe> same here
03:22:29 <LindaG> Spinning wheel black screen 🙁
03:22:41 <LindaG> Its back
03:22:57 <LindaG> No sorry only for a second
03:24:10 <LindaG> Very choppy
03:24:33 <LindaG> But moving
03:26:11 <LindaG> Frozen
03:28:04 <LindaG> NPS is also down. Says file not found, like the last time.
03:32:51 <ynpvisitor96> Can we send a text when it’s back online?
03:33:52 <LindaG> I think they usually do
03:34:07 <ynpvisitor96> Thanks
03:44:35 <Joe> we probably missed OF
03:51:33 <LindaG> 🙁
04:19:31 <GO FUND ME (22)> Hope this problem with the cam gets fixed....and everything else
04:20:04 <GO FUND ME (22)> Guess we can just stare at the Seismo instead or is that down too?
04:24:30 <Joe> seismo appears to be up
04:25:58 <Joe> some of the other cams are up (timestamp)
04:30:49 <LindaG> At least well have the vec cam hopefully
04:32:28 <Joe> it appears to be up
04:33:05 <GO FUND ME (22)> I see NPS is starting trash collection and bathrooms, that's good
04:33:36 <GO FUND ME (22)> I bet the unpaid worker sick-outs will increase now
04:52:45 <LindaG> Yeah I think they need to do that or they should close the parks.
04:54:27 <LindaG> Not up here, or on NPS
04:56:17 <GO FUND ME (22)> Looks like the snow is coming before and during my trip, 8 days till Old Faithful
04:59:09 <LindaG> Yeah saw some warning for snow next weekend. Still working on this weekend. We may get a few inches here tonight/tomorrow
05:01:23 <Joe> OF ie
05:08:21 <LindaG> Joe, Do you have a secret camera?
05:09:27 <Joe> No I just get a few frames every now and then
05:10:00 <LindaG> Oh good, mines not doing that
06:31:28 <LindaG> Hey insee sunlight but its frozen
06:31:52 <LindaG> * I see
06:32:12 <LindaG> And now the spinning wheel
06:33:23 <STS> Static is pretty
06:34:04 <LindaG> Yes, I got a glimpse of the basin and it was sunny and foggy, beautiful
06:37:36 <LindaG> Sunrise over lake, pretty
06:37:38 <STS> OF ie on static
06:38:11 <LindaG> Nice!
06:48:13 <ynpvisitor37> oh no the dreaded X on streaming
06:48:40 <STS> It's been down for about 4 hours now
06:55:05 <Joe> My guess is when the century link tech shows up for work in Boise ID, and resets everything it will resume, Within the hour.
06:56:07 <Joe> But it is Saturday, do they have anyone working the weekend?
06:56:43 <STS> That's my concern. May have to wait till Monday.
06:58:04 <Joe> no one from gov't will call them so Monday morning about 9-10 am is a good guess
06:58:40 <STS> We shall see though.
07:02:04 <LindaG> Looks like on static there was a bee burp
07:05:49 <STS> I started watching the cam last summer so this is my first winter. Does the cam go down more often in the wintertime?
07:06:15 <Joe> possible indy on static
07:06:42 <LindaG> Yeah it bigger now, yay
07:07:04 <Joe> no not often, power outages once in a while
07:07:22 <STS> Got it. Thanks.
07:08:51 <Joe> if it is a power outage the vec cam would also be down
07:10:24 <STS> I'm wondering why the live cam has gone down quite a bit recently.
07:10:32 <LindaG> Hope we see something from bee, it's getting stronger
07:10:58 <LindaG> Centuey link had major outage in dec.
07:11:01 <STS> If that tree wasn't there, we'd be able to see it!
07:12:07 <LindaG> Bee itself is to left so cant see cone
07:12:34 <Joe> Bh will be coming in from left side, indy can be seen to left of tree
07:13:13 <LindaG> Hmmm steam bee might be going
07:20:50 <Dave from B™> Is there an eclipse at OF?
07:21:06 <Joe> hi Dave
07:21:20 <Dave from B™> Morning Joe....I'm so tired I'm seeing stars
07:22:13 <Joe> yep cam is down probably century link again
07:22:29 <LindaG> I see a never ending circle, spinning and spinning, morning dave
07:23:01 <Dave from B™> I see blue sky
07:24:05 <Joe> once in a while we get a few frames
07:24:33 <LindaG> People on static watching bee I think
07:25:42 <GO FUND ME (22)> At least we have the seismo wiggles to watch every 10min
07:31:18 <LindaG> Screenprint a minute ago, not missi g much, but castle looks like it's going
07:32:20 <Dave from B™> Morning Graham and Linda
07:32:31 <LindaG> Good morning dave
07:32:43 <ynpvisitor49> Geez, did Dave break the cam again?
07:33:40 <Dave from B™> Hey, I just got here!!
07:36:54 <Kevin L™🌵> Centrylink has been having major issues on their main internet. Lot of things down. I know the railcams I watch have had similar outages including some last Knight and this mourning. Centrylink for the park operates out of Jackson.
07:39:51 <Dave from B™> Thanks, Kevin.
07:39:57 <Kevin L™🌵> I got one of those "I need a pen in this special wood tomorrow. Can you do that?" calls from a friend last Knight so I will be in the depot this morning anyway.
07:41:58 <ynpvisitor109> FWIW - Yosemite Falls Live Cam is down again, also
07:42:09 <Dave from B™> I can relate, Kevin. No one pays attention to our order deadlines
07:45:19 <Emily> hi
07:45:27 <Dave from B™> Morning Emily
07:47:08 <Dave from B™> How's life in CA?
07:47:28 <Emily> Rainy. In SB. CLOSE THE SCHOOL
07:48:21 <Dave from B™> They closed the school?
07:50:08 <Emily> no im making a joke. Its always sunny here unlike the vast majority of the rest of the country like yellowstone
07:51:03 <Dave from B™> I have bright cloudless sky this morning:)
07:51:16 <Dave from B™> How's school going?
07:54:03 <Emily> good, im beginning to construct grad school apps
07:54:56 <Dave from B™> It's hard to believe all the sputs are graduating college or getting close
08:02:28 <Emily> I feel you. Lot more changes going on on many years in my life in the past 6 yrs of my life. From Hs, to coummunity college, to 4 yr, to hopefully grad school all while matruing exponetially through each transition
08:02:53 <Emily> i first used this page riughly 7 yrs ago
08:04:45 <LindaG> Wheel is spinning but I can see the basin
08:04:45 <Dave from B™> Yep. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go from here
08:05:26 <Emily> Airming for colorado state, bulder, or university of wyoming in laramie for atmospheric chemistry
08:07:48 <Dave from B™> Nice...all in close proximity to YNP
08:09:09 <Emily> indeed, I am also likely going to be a dreaded CA front range transplant with my SO
08:09:15 <Kevin L™🌵> Here is a cam in Laramie. Just a tad different than southern california:
08:09:49 <Emily> ironically, I prefer seasons
08:11:29 <Dave from B™> Me, too. I like spring summer and fall
08:12:08 <Emily> but not one with white stuff falling from the sky?
08:12:20 <Kevin L™🌵> I like seasons too. 1 day of Winter, 1 day of Summer, the rest Spring and Fall.
08:12:41 <Dave from B™> haha. I like big flakes on occasion...just not in abundance
08:13:18 <Kevin L™🌵> We have plenty of flakes here. Mostly in Cartoon City this time of year.
08:13:59 <Kevin L™🌵> This more to your liking Dave?
08:15:20 <Dave from B™> That looks better. I do like looking at mountains in the distance with snow
08:16:35 <Kevin L™🌵> Mountains in Missouri?
08:16:47 <Dave from B™> Kevin, I just texted you a pic from my office window
08:17:16 <Dave from B™> That's the best place for snow
08:17:21 <Kevin L™🌵> We have a mountain here I can snow on too.
08:18:33 <Kevin L™🌵> This is about an hour from where I am.
08:20:03 <Emily> this is the look from my window
08:27:22 <Kevin L™🌵> Southern california can be pretty but it is too crowded. Also there is a label on my model train engines that say they cause cancer in california so I should probably stay away.
08:28:18 <Emily> lots of things cause cancer here says the state
08:29:06 <STS - phone> Still waiting for OF?
08:29:39 <Kevin L™🌵> I have been playing with model trains for over 60 years so I guess they don't in Nevada.
08:33:55 <ynpvisitor34> We could do with at least two fewer trees on static.
08:34:58 <STS - phone> I’m guessing OF went a while ago since there’s no one waiting
08:35:39 <ynpvisitor74> saw a steam plume over the trees at 1003
08:36:10 <Dave from B™> 74, Lion or BH?
08:36:26 <ynpvisitor74> i think OF
08:36:41 <Dave from B™> I should clarify...trees on static or streaming?
08:36:56 <STS - phone> OF should be clearly visible
08:37:20 <ynpvisitor74> haha I should too, out my office window since the camera is not loading for us
08:38:00 <Dave from B™> :D. That's not fair!!
08:38:17 <STS - phone> No one has input anything for OF this interval so you’re probably right.
08:38:40 <KittyM1> How often does static cam update?
08:39:33 <Dave from B™> Kitty, I believe it updates every minute
08:39:45 <KittyM1> Thanks
08:47:08 <LindaG> Oh no looks like possible indy again on static, looked like it this morning I g
08:47:44 <LindaG> Now its gone
08:49:42 <LindaG> Definitely steaming
08:49:54 <Kevin L™🌵> Streaming is up
08:50:13 <STS - phone> Maybe lion earlier?
08:50:51 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like heavy bubbler action
08:52:02 <ynpvisitor78> O know but it was doing that this morning and then everything steamed up, assumed bee went off.
08:52:32 <Kevin L™🌵> If the bubblers look like this I don't think BH went
08:54:21 <Dave from B™> Indy?
08:54:38 <Dave from B™> nevermind...received a text...thought it was going
08:54:55 <Steph> Thanks for text!
08:55:37 <LindaG> Kevin L™🌵, I think it was stronger this morning, Joe saw it. Well I guess well find out.
08:56:07 <Dave from B™> If bubblers are still going, BH didn't erupt
08:56:36 <Dave from B™> Time to head out. Have a great day everyone!
08:56:53 <Steph> You too!
08:58:19 <LindaG> Kevin L™🌵, here is aurum pic
08:58:56 <Kevin L™🌵> Your email just came in.
09:00:28 <LindaG> That is Dave, it will be nice to see in sunshine
09:01:44 <LindaG> Castle ie I think
09:03:06 <LindaG> *thanks
09:09:24 <ynpvisitor34> I'm ready for "The Big Bubbler!"
09:10:06 <Kevin L™🌵> Light the fuse....
09:11:42 <LindaG> Did that pic look like aurum?
09:14:39 <Kevin L™🌵> It is hard to tell but I would think there should be a more defined column if it was an eruption. Much easier to tell on a hot day.
09:15:28 <LindaG> Ok thx
09:17:17 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like a plume downbasin. Riverside?
09:18:33 <Joe> too early for rside
09:22:58 <Casey> Lion
09:23:18 <Joe> yep
09:23:54 <Joe> down basin probably grotto or f&m
09:24:34 <LindaG> Things are happening bee next
09:25:12 <LindaG> 🤞
09:33:55 <ynpvisitor98> Steaming over in the Grand area
09:34:18 <ynpvisitor98> Doesn’t really make sense looking at potential intervals
09:34:36 <Joe> grand ~1300
09:35:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Could be West Triplet or Rift
09:35:21 <Michael> These days I blame Spasmodic for a lot of things.
09:36:22 <Steph> That.... seems like a lot of people for January and 12 degrees.
09:36:34 <Michael> Turban might be helping out too.
09:36:49 <Kevin L™🌵> Clean the restrooms and they will come.
09:37:06 <LindaG> 😝
09:37:08 <Steph> Yes, thanks to all the local people being awesome!
09:37:45 <LindaG> On 13th Yellowstone will start cleaning and removing garbage
09:43:58 <LindaG> OF ie
09:44:00 <ynpvisitor76> OF
09:44:12 <ynpvisitor34> 1143 or 42?
09:44:31 <ynpvisitor76> 11;43
09:45:16 <ynpvisitor34> Thanks. It was right on my delay
09:50:37 <Joe> OF 1142:52
09:51:38 <ynpvisitor76> Ah. So I was delayed as well
10:11:06 <LindaG> Bee is steaming more!
10:18:14 <Kevin L™🌵> Not enough though.
10:22:36 <LindaG> Indy?
10:23:31 <LindaG> I think maybe I dy
10:24:22 <LindaG> indy
10:24:57 <Kevin L™🌵> Yes
10:25:00 <Joe> in park report
10:25:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Do I need to do a text>?
10:25:58 <LindaG> I did
10:26:07 <Steph> Got it!
10:26:21 <Kevin L™🌵> OK!
10:28:00 <Kitt> yay
10:29:41 <LindaG> Studying thensteam on static 😊
10:30:01 <LindaG> Grove
10:30:43 <ynpvisitor17> BH has been oddly regular
10:30:45 <CraigC> hey folks, yay for cam working
10:31:01 <Joe> bee
10:31:03 <Kevin L™🌵> Boom!
10:31:04 <Kitt> B, B, B
10:31:21 <Steph> Delay..... :lol::lol::lol:
10:31:25 <LindaG> Wow on delay
10:31:28 <Kevin L™🌵> Wow
10:31:43 <ynpvisitor17> quite the plume today
10:31:43 <ynpvisitor106> Delay is nice
10:31:43 <CraigC> now I see it
10:32:17 <Steph> Gorgeous!
10:33:03 <LindaG> Wow for sure
10:33:06 <Michael> Hooray for afternoon Beehive!
10:33:57 <ynpvisitor106> I do not like it when Indy is shy.
10:34:10 <Kevin L™🌵> Don't often see it go straight up like that.
10:36:12 <Kitt> so very nice
10:36:49 <LindaG> That great, so now it's time to go shopping 😊
10:37:11 <Joe> get a bee bonnet
10:37:34 <Michael> Lion ie
10:38:18 <LindaG> 😆
10:38:30 <ynpvisitor95> Lion back there too?
10:38:41 <LindaG> I've seen four straight in t
10:39:13 <Michael> Yup. Beehive morphed into Lion.
10:40:54 <Steph> Wow! What a great day! Have fun watching Grand!!
10:40:59 <Kevin L™🌵> That was fun
10:42:25 <LindaG> For sure, we'll do it again tomorrow. I think this was the fourth straight day it's gone off around lunch time
10:43:09 <Joe> Grand
10:43:28 <LindaG> Another wow
10:43:48 <Kevin L™🌵> Pretty big plume
10:44:35 <Michael> Wasn't quite ready for that.
10:47:50 <ynpvisitor95> Looks like Giant next ;)
10:48:06 <ynpvisitor95> Maybe an early SB and call it a day
10:48:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Giantess is due
10:48:43 <Joe> overdue
10:49:07 <ynpvisitor95> Probably one of the tallest Grand plumes I've seen
10:49:17 <ynpvisitor95> 0 Wind and cold
10:50:35 <Joe> 8min
10:52:30 <Joe> 10min
10:54:02 <ynpvisitor17> 1b
11:11:32 <Michael> Did OF go early?
11:15:21 <Michael> daisy
11:17:44 <CraigC> OF was ie a bit ago, I'm not paying much attention to this screen
11:18:53 <Michael> same here. I just saw steaming ground all around.
11:19:09 <STS - phone> People are still waiting on static cam
11:19:42 <STS - phone> At least on mine
11:20:01 <CraigC> mine, too
11:20:25 <Michael> Oh yeah, I see it on mine too.
11:20:35 <STS - phone> But on the live cam, no one is there
11:20:35 <CraigC> might be new people that don't know it went
11:20:43 <Michael> If we're right, they might be waiting a while.
11:24:06 <STS - phone> Did anyone else see OF?
11:24:42 <Michael> I just put in 1305A as a place-holder.
11:25:42 <STS - phone> We keep missing OF today
11:26:17 <STS - phone> Looks like people are starting to leave
11:41:27 <Michael> Lost the streaming video.
11:41:33 <ynpvisitor17> Possible Giant in the past 24 hrs. Lots of photos on the FB page.
11:41:43 <ynpvisitor17> Too bad the stream was down
11:42:34 <ynpvisitor17> Ha, my page says WEBCAM IS TROUBLED...
11:43:06 <ynpvisitor17> refreshed and mine is back again, the live stream
11:43:16 <Michael> Thanks for the update on Giant (I'm not on FB).
11:43:28 <Michael> My cam is back too. was jut a temporary hiccup I hope.
11:44:39 <CraigC> Just saw the pics on FB, the tour guide seems to be in UGB right now.
11:44:52 <ynpvisitor17> she just had to leave the area
11:45:13 <CraigC> her last pic was 5 mins ago?
11:45:26 <ynpvisitor17> yeah, and she says she has to leave now
11:46:14 <ynpvisitor17> very nice of her to take so many photos from different perspectives
11:51:07 <CraigC> well, I've been hoping to see Giant today under the nice conditions, but guess not now :)
11:54:55 <Michael> I wonder when the last eruption was before this.
11:57:53 <ynpvisitor22> There’s a logger on it now. Let’s hope it answers those questions eventually
12:00:19 <Michael> That's good. Fngers crossed that it doesn't break/malfunction/get stolen by a coyote.
12:01:07 <ynpvisitor17> yes, all those things
12:01:25 <ynpvisitor17> and that the shutdown ends so someone can go get the data
12:03:45 <ynpvisitor97> riverside ie
12:04:25 <Michael> must have started in the last 2 minutes.
12:04:35 <Michael> [it wasn't going then]
12:23:37 <Michael> camera must be "troubled" again.
12:25:03 <Michael> Guess it's time to go shovel some heat off the driveway.
12:36:21 <ynpvisitor30> Of yet?
12:37:58 <ynpvisitor30> Of ie
12:38:43 <KittyM1> There is OF on static
13:43:35 <ynpvisitor12> Washburn looks nice
13:49:38 <KittyM1> Oh good, the live cam is back
13:49:49 <LindaG> Yup
13:49:59 <LindaG> Quiet now
14:01:54 <Michael> Is Castle ie or just steaming?
14:05:43 <Michael> OF
14:09:47 <LindaG> I thi k castle is just steaming
14:10:15 <LindaG> That one always confuses me
14:10:54 <Michael> same here. It'll be easier to tell on the replay.
14:10:59 <ynpvisitor48> Castle always confuses me too.
14:11:02 <LindaG> Last eruption was 5 hours ago
14:18:53 <GO FUND ME (22)> Yeah its snowing
14:19:31 <LindaG> Is it? Not here yet. How many inches you getting?
14:19:37 <GO FUND ME (22)> Forecast is 6 to 10 inches now
14:19:59 <LindaG> Wow that's a lot. I'm maybe 2-4
14:20:00 <GO FUND ME (22)> Just started and sticking on untreated roads
14:20:24 <GO FUND ME (22)> Yeah numbers keep going up. We will see
14:20:43 <GO FUND ME (22)> Didn't stop me.coming out for operas tho
14:21:15 <GO FUND ME (22)> I will bring some to Yellowstone next weekend :)
14:22:04 <LindaG> Weird shaped storm, looks like southwest Jersey is getting it now.
14:22:41 <GO FUND ME (22)> Our heaviest is supposed to be tomorrow
14:22:58 <LindaG> Us too.
14:23:09 <Kevin L™🌵> 😎
14:23:20 <LindaG> Supposed to start here around 10pm
14:23:42 <GO FUND ME (22)> You would love it Kevin
14:24:04 <LindaG> Got your sunglasses on for skiing kevin?
14:24:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Nope
14:24:20 <GO FUND ME (22)> Since you like the ice so much
14:24:50 <LindaG> Kevin? So love a good snowstorm and even better when I dont have to do anything
14:24:59 <Michael> Ours is wrapping up. Was probably 3 inches but it compacted quickly.
14:25:44 <LindaG> Michael, Where are you?
14:26:25 <Kevin L™🌵> They do have snow nearby:
14:26:33 <Kevin L™🌵> Only about an hour away
14:30:27 <LindaG> Well it turned out to be a nice viewing g day. I was worried this morning.
14:30:48 <Kevin L™🌵> I even got some training in!
14:31:26 <Joe> Linda would you marg this mornings castle a monor please
14:31:43 <Joe> mark minor
14:32:00 <Kevin L™🌵> We know Davespeak here Joe
14:32:13 <LindaG> I will.
14:32:16 <ynpvisitor17> that was good Joe, well done
14:32:17 <Joe> so GT can make the prediction
14:32:47 <Joe> :)
14:33:18 <ynpvisitor17> Linda, CT is going to get snow from Graham's storm?
14:33:53 <LindaG> Done
14:33:53 <ynpvisitor17> too bad it's not time for Grand, such nice light
14:34:43 <LindaG> I think storm is staying south. North Jersey isnt supposed to get it.
14:34:59 <Joe> thanks prediction is made
14:35:47 <LindaG> 👍
14:36:03 <ynpvisitor17> So you are not expecting snow? I misread your post
14:36:05 <Michael> Linda, I'm in SW Ohio. Seems like this snow is just going W->E rather than up the coast.
14:37:08 <ynpvisitor17> Looks to be reaching NYC soon
14:37:24 <Joe> I see the cam went down a couple of times this afternoon ?
14:37:30 <LindaG> For some reason I thought it was coming south to north but its west to east.
14:37:39 <Michael> NG
14:37:42 <Michael> .
14:37:57 <ynpvisitor17> yeah
14:38:02 <Kevin L™🌵> Good one too
14:38:03 <LindaG> I left for 2 seconds
14:38:30 <ynpvisitor17> briefer than Aurum
14:38:40 <LindaG> On delay yay
14:38:56 <ynpvisitor17> see, delays are helpful sometimes
14:39:06 <Michael> That one seemed short even by North Goggle standards.
14:39:41 <Kevin L™🌵> Pretty tall plume
14:40:29 <ynpvisitor17> Had volume yet not long duration
14:40:49 <Michael> I meant short duration. Better chose my words more carefully next time.
14:40:54 <Michael> choose
14:41:04 <LindaG> My radar shows it just by philly and southwest Jersey. Unless they changed it it's supposed to stay south
14:41:18 <Joe> NG was 1637:28 to 1637:55
14:41:40 <ynpvisitor17> I think they misread it Linda. You might wake up with some snow, and the rain after may create havoc
14:41:46 <Kevin L™🌵> You said it right Michael.
14:42:07 <ynpvisitor17> You said it correctly, I was agreeing with you
14:42:25 <ynpvisitor17> and I guess not that short, we just want it to stay around longer
14:42:55 <Kevin L™🌵> Horseshoe Curve (Altoona) is getting hammered right now.
14:43:23 <Michael> Somehow it seemed really fleeting at the time.
14:43:32 <LindaG> We are forecast to get 2-4 inches.
14:44:00 <Michael> Maybe NG can sneak in another eruption before it gets too dark.
14:45:07 <ynpvisitor17> unfortunately NG is one and done most days.
14:45:30 <ynpvisitor17> Dec 30 it had a second 5 hours afterward
14:47:15 <ynpvisitor17> Linda, it is the rain behind the snow that looks nasty right now.
14:48:35 <ynpvisitor17> Lake static is very nice right now.
14:52:05 <LindaG> ynpvisitor17, yeah, looks like its moving south to north and then west to east. Strange. I'm real sick of rain.
14:52:46 <LindaG> Looks like ice mixed in there too. Oh joy!
14:53:14 <LindaG> Lake is pretty, washburne too
14:54:11 <ynpvisitor17> the storm is moving quickly
14:55:04 <LindaG> Will be here in a few hours, I'm on the southeast of NJ
14:57:11 <Kevin L™🌵> Been cold here today. Got down to 38°.
14:57:28 <LindaG> *Southeast coast
14:58:01 <LindaG> That's chilly, how do your chickens like it
15:01:31 <Kevin L™🌵> They don't.
15:03:10 <LindaG> Vec cam look great
15:04:01 <LindaG> Chilly chickens 🐓
15:05:27 <LindaG> Is that grotto out there or our mysterious geyser
15:05:54 <Kevin L™🌵> I think Grotto
15:07:36 <LindaG> So was your training in the real world or a webcam
15:07:55 <ynpvisitor17> with actual trains?
15:08:26 <Kevin L™🌵> It was a real train pulled by ex UP GP30 #844
15:08:54 <ynpvisitor17> so he is TRAINing
15:09:29 <LindaG> How long did you ride for?
15:10:09 <Kevin L™🌵> Right now it is about 45 minutes. They got two now "toys" this week so I had to check them out.
15:11:01 <LindaG> Any respectable trainer would. 😉
15:11:02 <Kevin L™🌵>
15:12:33 <LindaG> Nice. I like the little one on the bottom, more my size.
15:12:51 <Kevin L™🌵> They have a great deal on annual membership. $45 gets you two adult tickets and up to 5 child for January through November. It runs by the River Mountains where you can catch some bighorn sheep if you are lucky.
15:13:39 <LindaG> Sounds like fun,
15:13:58 <LindaG> . The only train I've been on are commuter trains s.
15:14:05 <Kevin L™🌵> I am building a small one like that at my house. When I had the driveway put in I had them leave an area so I could install tracks.
15:15:01 <LindaG> Make sure you have a whistle so you can drive your neighbors crazy. Lol
15:15:55 <ynpvisitor17> Pretty pink basin
15:16:11 <LindaG> Definitelyy
15:16:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Interesting history with the UP #844. The last steam engine UP purchased was also numbered 844. This unit and a few others were still in service but scheduled to be scrapped when the new GP30 locomotives started to arrive. The one I rode behind was in this group.
15:17:58 <Kevin L™🌵> Some smart soul at UP decided that they should keep the last steam engine and use it in excursion service as a historical item. Since the GP30 had the 844 roadnumber they renumber the steamer to 8444.
15:19:29 <Kevin L™🌵> Ironically the steamer outlasted the diesel and has resumed the 844 number and it is still in use. The funny thing is both 844s are survivors and are still working!
15:19:34 <LindaG> That is smart, we need to hold onto our history
15:20:12 <LindaG> Quality workmanship
15:20:53 <ynpvisitor17> thank goodness for those days
15:21:45 <Kevin L™🌵> The diesel was built in 1964 I believe and the steamer in 1944.
15:22:29 <LindaG> What fuels the steamer?
15:24:21 <Kevin L™🌵> Kind of a funny note, the steamer was coming back from an excursion when the train ahead of it had a unit fail and it stalled on the hill. They were trying to find some power to get him over the hill when the engineer of the steamer told the dispatcher he had enough power to get his train over the hill while pushing the stalled train, so they did that.
15:25:03 <Kevin L™🌵> It wasn't until they were underway that the crew of the stalled train realized it was a steam engine pushing them over the hill.
15:25:21 <LindaG> Neat
15:25:25 <Kevin L™🌵> The UP steamers are fueled with oil.
15:25:56 <Kevin L™🌵> The really funny thing it it happened again two years later!
15:26:49 <Kevin L™🌵> Currently they are restoring a Big Boy locomotive. It was the largest steam locomotive used in the US.
15:27:00 <LindaG> I bet they were surprised.
15:27:29 <LindaG> I think you shared a picture, a big boy
15:28:42 <Kevin L™🌵> My friend's steam engine is one of the 3 oldest operating steam locomotives in the world. It was built in the 1880s.
15:28:45 <LindaG> Aptly named
15:29:40 <LindaG> Wouldn't that be fun to own
15:29:57 <Michael> Time for me to head out. Stay warm and dry, everyone!
15:29:59 <Kevin L™🌵> The name came from a workers chalk mark at the American Locomotive Company. He wrote Big Boy on the boiler door and the name stuck.
15:30:10 <Kevin L™🌵> Good luck Michael.
15:30:12 <LindaG> Goodnight michael
15:30:47 <CraigC> do you have a Big Boy in your n-scale?
15:31:05 <LindaG> It looked like a serious machine, they werent messing around when they built that.
15:31:12 <Kevin L™🌵> Not yet. I want one of those and a Challenger.
15:31:31 <Kevin L™🌵> That one engine would pull a 2 mile train.
15:31:59 <Kevin L™🌵> They used them in Wyoming until 1964!
15:32:07 <LindaG> Lighting is gorgeous
15:32:22 <CraigC> Kevin, since I chatted with you about n-scale yesterday, I am now getting n-scale ads on Facebook LOL
15:32:57 <Kevin L™🌵> It was a great geyser gazing day for sure. Better than I expected.
15:33:03 <LindaG> That's scary, you cant even chat!
15:33:17 <Kevin L™🌵> Maybe it is telling you something Craig.
15:33:20 <LindaG> Definitely better than inexpected.
15:33:31 <CraigC> dinner is ready, already gotta run, night folkds
15:33:39 <Kevin L™🌵> I do agree about it being scary.
15:33:46 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight
15:34:19 <LindaG> Well time for dinner for me too, enjoy the rest of this sunset.
15:36:51 <Kevin L™🌵> Here is a shot of both 844 units together:
15:37:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Have a good supper Linda.
15:37:12 <Kevin L™🌵> Nice OF
15:37:46 <Lindag1> Thanks, that is a nice OF.
15:38:30 <ynpvisitor17> glad OF is so visible, very nice
15:38:38 <ynpvisitor17> and great train stories Kevin, thanks
15:38:56 <LindaG> Shouldn't have looked again. Lol
15:39:35 <Kevin L™🌵> There is a great book about the UP branch to West. I picked it up at the bookstore a few years back.
15:44:17 <ynpvisitor17> night all.
15:44:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight
15:46:09 <LindaG> Ok now I'm really eating dinner. See ya later
15:46:23 <Kevin L™🌵> :)
16:53:19 <LindaG> Nice light
17:04:39 <GO FUND ME (22)> nice the cam came back in time for NG
17:06:48 <GO FUND ME (22)> got home fine after operas, treated roads are still wet and about 2" so far on the grass
17:08:00 <GO FUND ME (22)> SB tomorrow or Monday?
17:10:47 <Kevin L™🌵> Teusday
17:10:53 <ynpvisitor69> Gonna guess Monday night into Tuesday
17:11:11 <GO FUND ME (22)> its conspiring so I wont see it on my way in or out
17:11:21 <Kevin L™🌵> 29th will mark 5 years since Giantess.
17:11:42 <GO FUND ME (22)> sigh, that was just after I was there too
17:12:00 <ynpvisitor69> What's your window for this trip?
17:12:19 <Kevin L™🌵> Having a bad Knight here too.
17:12:30 <GO FUND ME (22)> i go in morning of 20th and out afternoon 27th
17:12:48 <GO FUND ME (22)> of
17:13:23 <ynpvisitor69> Nice start
17:13:45 <GO FUND ME (22)> sunday to sunday. at this rate ts going to erupt midweek when i am there
17:13:59 <ynpvisitor69> Any stopovers at Norris?
17:14:32 <GO FUND ME (22)> i know they have stopped when it was erupting, Janet saw the steam phase
17:14:55 <GO FUND ME (22)> not sure if they will stop for a walk-in - its not a favorite stop for them because its a fair amount of walking before you see something
17:15:23 <GO FUND ME (22)> theh may do it now tho since theres no Norris tour from Mammoth this year
17:15:43 <GO FUND ME (22)> i did stop there one year on the way to OF
17:15:51 <GO FUND ME (22)> and have stopped there on the loop tour
17:16:34 <ynpvisitor69> They wouldn't stop there last couple years but wondering if it being active is making them stop
17:17:11 <GO FUND ME (22)> Xanterra had a half day Norris snowcoach tour from Mammoth before, that disuaded them from stopping i bet
17:17:39 <GO FUND ME (22)> if its erupting i think they will stop
17:18:15 <GO FUND ME (22)> also depends on timing, if the snow conditions are good they have time. if its slow snow they are less likely
17:18:38 <GO FUND ME (22)> when i went in they were running ahead of schedule
17:28:24 <GO FUND ME (22)> CAPS are running out of time to get a goal
17:28:52 <Kevin L™🌵> Knights are playing like wounded girl scouts.
17:32:17 <GO FUND ME (22)> at least the Chiefs won, so i got one this round. Rams ahead .. hope they finish it out
17:32:31 <Kevin L™🌵> And who lit the fire under Tampa Bay this year?
17:33:09 <GO FUND ME (22)> Sabres need to take care of them
17:34:27 <Kevin L™🌵> They have a special Golden Knights bottle of Jack Daniels here. I think they were trying it out before the game toknight.
17:35:13 <GO FUND ME (22)> GOALLLLL
17:35:31 <Kevin L™🌵> BTW how much does Jack Daniels cost? They say $50 of each bottle goes to the Knights Foundation.
17:36:04 <GO FUND ME (22)> the regular one isnt that expensive
17:36:24 <Kevin L™🌵> Goal!
17:37:14 <Kevin L™🌵> I would look it up but I don't want to get hit with a series of Lee's Discount Liquor ads.
17:38:37 <GO FUND ME (22)> haha the CAPS should buy some for our opponents
17:38:44 <GO FUND ME (22)> and keep it away from OV
17:39:00 <Kevin L™🌵> :)
17:39:01 <GO FUND ME (22)> as long as theres no Vodka we are ok
17:39:55 <Kevin L™🌵> Fleury Seems to mistake the blue line for the blue area around the goal. He is playing way too far out.
17:40:03 <GO FUND ME (22)> CAPS get at least a point
17:44:31 <Kevin L™🌵> I think we are going to have to win with 4 guys. Working our 5th penalty vs Chicago with 1.
17:45:04 <GO FUND ME (22)> thats hard to do
17:45:24 <GO FUND ME (22)> i like the rame leading 20-7 over the Cowgirls
17:46:24 <Kevin L™🌵> :P All 3 chicago goals on power plays
17:47:07 <Kevin L™🌵> I think Frank Nitti bribed the refs.
17:47:41 <GO FUND ME (22)> the JD is $99 a bottle
17:48:16 <GO FUND ME (22)> and one point it is for the CAPS :(
17:48:17 <Kevin L™🌵> Holy cow!
17:48:58 <Kevin L™🌵> How much time was left?
17:51:32 <GO FUND ME (22)> 3m30 into OT
17:51:38 <GO FUND ME (22)> well its a point ....
17:52:00 <Kevin L™🌵> Beats zero
17:52:10 <GO FUND ME (22)> yep. kcmule isnt happy
17:52:44 <Kevin L™🌵> Sabres have been having issues.
17:54:05 <GO FUND ME (22)> nice starlit night
17:54:34 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight to you.
17:55:39 <GO FUND ME (22)> yeah goodnight here
17:55:46 <GO FUND ME (22)> GO RAMS
17:55:55 <GO FUND ME (22)> Aurum?
17:56:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Wow. Altoona is knee deep in snow.
17:56:32 <Kevin L™🌵> I sure can't tell on Aurum
17:56:36 <GO FUND ME (22)> probably pump
17:57:00 <Kevin L™🌵> How can you hit the crossbar 6 times and not have one go in?
17:57:36 <GO FUND ME (22)> see you tomorrow
17:58:18 <Kevin L™🌵> Wow, a chicago penalty
17:58:34 <Kevin L™🌵> take care. Avoid the snow.
18:10:49 <LindaG> Nice stars
18:12:14 <LindaG> Somebody is on boardwalk I back of OF
18:12:42 <LindaG> Hopedullyntheynare on boardwalk
18:13:04 <LindaG> *Hopfully they are
18:33:56 <Kevin L™🌵> At least you could tell where the hot spots are.
19:00:09 <KittyM1> OF
20:33:11 <ynpvisitor48> OF - ie