Showing logs for date: 2019-02-21
23:55:35 <ynpvisitor26> Daisy plume at 0154 ie. Perhaps a little late, but it certainly looks like it above the geyser fog.
00:21:05 <ynpvisitor26> Fluff 0219 wc
03:06:53 <ynpvisitor86> Giant?
03:07:05 <ynpvisitor86> Or grand?
03:08:10 <ynpvisitor86> I think it may be giant
03:11:09 <ynpvisitor33> nope grand
03:13:19 <ynpvisitor86> It was impressive
03:17:32 <ynpvisitor86> Good morning joe
03:19:37 <ynpvisitor33> good morning Linda
03:30:17 <STS (Sam)> Did the cam go down for a while last night?
03:30:38 <STS (Sam)> My quality isn’t very good
03:31:34 <LindaG> OF ie
03:33:05 <ynpvisitor33> cam has been up all night Sam
03:33:30 <BWaggs> Morning
03:33:33 <LindaG> Good morning all
03:35:36 <STS (Sam)> Thank you
03:35:44 <STS (Sam)> Good morning everyone
03:46:30 <ynpvisitor33> lion
03:50:12 <LindaG> BWaggs, how much snow?
03:51:28 <LindaG> I'm impressed someone out there at 5:50am and minus 14 degrees!
03:52:47 <LindaG> Daisy maybe?
03:53:06 <ynpvisitor33> no sprinkler
03:53:19 <LindaG> Ok couldnt tell
03:54:07 <ynpvisitor33> i feel like a "no" person this am
03:54:48 <LindaG> 😝 no, I'm just a you are wrong person
03:58:04 <ynpvisitor33> everything is big this morning turban looks almost like grand
03:59:19 <LindaG> Yes I can never tell when it's like this. Im
03:59:55 <LindaG> Giant would eclipse the screen I guess
04:00:14 <ynpvisitor33> yes
04:08:39 <STS (Sam)> OF almost looked surreal when it went off at 5:28
04:15:04 <ynpvisitor33> depression
04:35:05 <Joe> giantess looks big today
04:37:16 <LindaG> We need a giant - giantess day
05:07:25 <Joe> of
05:07:36 <CraigC> hey Joe, how's it going
05:08:39 <Joe> great CRAIG,and with you?
05:08:51 <CraigC> good, ready for Spring already
05:08:53 <Joe> hi Dave
05:09:06 <CraigC> hey Dave, what's up
05:09:08 <Dave from B™> So, for all of us complaining about the weather.....Yosemite just set a FEBRUARY record for snowfall at 174 inches!
05:09:18 <CraigC> omh
05:09:22 <Dave from B™> Hi Guys
05:09:44 <Dave from B™> Their waterfalls will be roaring in May
05:09:46 <CraigC> I'm glad we're getting precipitation, in spite of going crazy to get out biking
05:12:54 <Dave from B™> Our weatherman just told us we are stuck in this pattern and there is no relief in the nxt 7-10 days
05:41:48 <LindaG> Good morning craig and dave.
05:42:00 <Dave from B™> Morning Linda
05:42:26 <CraigC> hey Linda, how's it going?
05:43:18 <LindaG> Ok. Just hanging out. How about you?
05:43:55 <LindaG> Jersey has had minimal snow thenwest is hogging it all.
05:44:21 <LindaG> I guess I should be grateful
05:45:32 <CraigC> very exciting here, doing laundry!!!!!
05:53:14 <Dave from B™> So, how is a guy who worked for the gov't retired at age 55, CraigC? What did I do wrong?:)
05:54:39 <CraigC> our state govt had us on a 30 year, and I never used sick leave, and saved a lot of annual, so I walked away with almost 6 figures into my 401k, and after 55, I can draw out on it if I am retired
05:54:58 <CraigC> 57, btw :)
05:55:37 <Dave from B™> Congrats, Craig!
05:55:45 <CraigC> but I only took a withdrawal for a fishing boat and an e-bike, now I am just very tight-budgeted
05:58:26 <Dave from B™> Any thought of taking a part time job doing something you really enjoy?
05:58:59 <CraigC> I considered doing Uber for the winter, but my jeep's heater was broken until I got it fixed a couple of weeks ago
06:01:54 <ynpvisitor106> Elk at N entarnce!
06:02:10 <ynpvisitor106> *entrance
06:02:37 <CraigC> I don't ever want to work with delinquents ever again. We had fun in the early days.... seems like they are worse now, they are more disrespectful and defiant, and the system ties hands to much on consequences
06:02:48 <CraigC> too
06:03:38 <Dave from B™> My wife does long term suspension hearings for the local school district. Kids are way naughtier today than 10 years ago
06:04:08 <CraigC> ughhhh, I feel bad for schools, their hands are tied worse than ours was, it seems
06:04:09 <Dave from B™> How about working at a bike shop?
06:04:37 <CraigC> my fingers are too clumsy, age hasn't been kind
06:04:56 <Dave from B™> How long have you been retired?
06:05:02 <CraigC> last May
06:05:41 <CraigC> the division had cuts some programs, so they offered 8k for anyone to retire by June 30th, so I jumped on it
06:05:56 <Dave from B™> Nice
06:06:38 <Dave from B™> I decided to expand my business 4 years ago and buy a new house so I'm working for awhile. But, it is nice to have my oldest daughter involved in the business so I can get away more
06:07:38 <CraigC> win win, good for her
06:07:56 <CraigC> bubblers?
06:08:27 <Joe> yes
06:08:42 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
06:09:08 <CraigC> is that a Nikon autofocus? :)
06:10:31 <Joe> canon almost focus :)
06:10:53 <CraigC> LOL
06:11:08 <CraigC> is that Castle steam?
06:11:28 <CraigC> ie?
06:11:32 <Joe> yes waiting for eruption
06:14:39 <Joe> we need to start the DC vaccum
06:14:59 <Joe> to get rid of the fog
06:16:18 <ynpvisitor103> chilly morning, -15
06:20:56 <LindaG> Bubblers
06:22:04 <LindaG> Just a little over 24 hours for bee
06:22:09 <Joe> indy
06:22:25 <LindaG> I'll send txt
06:22:32 <Joe> tks
06:23:35 <LindaG> It will be a fluffy bee
06:24:01 <LindaG> Beehive
06:24:20 <CraigC> nice
06:24:32 <Ryan> Fast indy
06:24:35 <Ryan> thanks for the text
06:24:43 <Jimbo Rhenium> Explosive when it's this cold
06:26:09 <Kitt> yay bee
06:26:57 <Dave from B™> woohoo
06:27:02 <Casey> Yay! It's still ie. Thanks for the text.
06:27:24 <LindaG> Looks nice against gray background
06:28:31 <Kitt> and fluffy isn't blocking the view
06:28:47 <LindaG> Darn nice of it
06:29:11 <Kitt> thanks so much for the text
06:29:17 <Kitt> nice way to start the day
06:29:28 <LindaG> Ur welcome
06:33:05 <LindaG> That was nice, thanks for the show joe
06:33:25 <Joe> yw
06:34:21 <LindaG> Dome looks active but with this temp not sure what its doing
06:34:47 <Eric2> Perfect timing :-|
06:34:59 <LindaG> Enjoy I'm off to go birding
06:34:59 <Eric2> Geysers know!
06:35:09 <Eric2> Enjoy the birds Linda
06:35:15 <LindaG> Thx
06:35:46 <CraigC> best wishes on finding some cool birds
06:36:32 <LindaG> Thx sun is finally out
06:39:05 <Joe> can't tell if castle erupted during bee or is getting ready, but think soon maybe
06:45:55 <Joe> of
06:48:09 <Dave from B™> Morning Kevin
07:02:35 <Kevin L™:snow> Morning Dave.
07:02:55 <CraigC> hey Kevin
07:03:48 <Joe> based on the fog on the left i think castle is ie, but cannot guess for sure
07:04:22 <Kevin L™> Going to hard to tell today
07:19:41 <Joe> riverside
07:19:51 <Kevin L™> It is snowing again here now.
07:21:11 <Dave from B™> Kevin, how does it make you feel?
07:24:34 <ynpvisitor103> Joe is in the park, yeah!
07:25:00 <Joe> oops
07:25:16 <Joe> fixed, thaks
07:25:26 <Casey> Is that riverside steam back there?
07:25:36 <Casey> Oh yeah. I see the GT post now
07:25:37 <Joe> yes
07:25:48 <Casey> I spoke before I looked
07:30:00 <Joe> NPS has castle that must havebeen it ~0903
07:31:00 <Casey> We have an in basin report on GT of 0832 ie maj
07:31:23 <Casey> It was just recently posted so it got buried a little
07:31:40 <Joe> oh mhvogel posted it 0832
07:32:08 <Joe> thanks Casey
07:32:36 <Casey> No problem. I just happened to see it before you posted
07:32:36 <Kevin L™> Just a light dusting Dave. Funny thing is next week we will be going to a race.
07:33:28 <Casey> Send some of that snow to Brian Head. I'm going to be there in ~10 days.
07:35:50 <Kevin L™> I think it is already there Casey
07:40:41 <Kevin L™> Just looked at the Brianhead cam and it is snowing.
07:45:22 <ynpvisitor50> so you were successful!
07:45:45 <Casey> Nice. I'm looking forward to it. There will be a few with us that are not confident skiers. Looks like a good place for them to get their ski legs (and not crowded) with just enough terrain to keep the more aggressive skiers happy.
07:50:44 <Dave from B™> Casey, where do you live? I thought you were a East Coaster.
07:51:38 <Casey> I am. I actually have family that just moved to Vegas, so they picked our ski location this year.
07:51:47 <Casey> I'm in Tennessee
07:52:32 <Dave from B™> Nice....LC lives in Se TN
07:53:04 <CraigC> Casey, have you been over to Cedar Breaks near Brian Head?
07:53:23 <CraigC> It is so gorgeous in the winter
07:54:16 <Casey> I have not, but it's on our list. Our trip is far too long for a resort that small, so we're planning on enjoying some of the other sites on our days off the slopes.
07:55:12 <CraigC> Casey, if the roads are good, I would also highly recommend Bryce Canyon, it is accessible on the backside of Brian Head's mountain
07:57:32 <Casey> I have been to Bryce before (~15 years ago), but that was in the summer. I'd love to go again, and probably most of our group has never been there.
07:57:39 <Kevin L™> Can the current camop cover a few minutes for me?
07:57:53 <Joe> yes
07:58:17 <Kevin L™> Thanks
07:58:25 <Dave from B™> Joe, how is your recovery going?
07:59:07 <Joe> very well Dave
07:59:57 <Ryan> Forgive my ignorance - what happened Joe?
08:00:08 <Joe> going so good i have to be careful not to do things i should not
08:00:26 <Dave from B™> That's great. when is your next surgery then?
08:00:27 <Joe> shoulder replacement
08:00:43 <Casey> Glad you are doing so well, Joe
08:01:17 <Joe> unknown at this time but i guess 6 months
08:02:40 <Joe> so next year Uncle Toms :)
08:05:57 <Joe> Dave is yours Monday? SV or BC?
08:07:59 <Dave from B™> Yes, Monday for my surgery
08:08:04 <Casey> Was the new work on Uncle Tom's trail a significant change or just repairs/maintenance?
08:08:15 <Dave from B™> What is SV or BC?
08:08:52 <Joe> ST Vincents or Billings clinic
08:09:16 <Dave from B™> SV...actually Yellowstone Surgery Ctr
08:09:37 <Joe> ah ok thanks
08:10:57 <Dave from B™> Start rehab Wed morning
08:11:16 <Dave from B™> Casey, I hope to find out this year
08:11:25 <Joe> Casey i'm not sure but i know the stairs were in bad shape last time i was on it
08:12:01 <Casey> I remember them being in bad shape a decade ago. I can't imagine how bad they got.
08:12:19 <Joe> great on the rehab, nice and quick that is always best
08:14:44 <Dave from B™> I'm in the best shape in about 3-4 years, so I'm ready for next week
08:15:52 <Joe> that is good, you really helped yourself with that
08:16:14 <Eric> Hi all :-D
08:16:25 <Joe> hi Eric
08:16:33 <Casey> Hi Eric
08:16:38 <Eric> You recovering well Joe?
08:17:00 <Joe> yes Eric, very well
08:17:13 <Eric> I have never done Uncle Tom's Trail...adding it to my list of Spring Hikes :-D
08:17:23 <Eric> Awesome!
08:17:56 <Eric> Nice to have a live Turban report this morning.
08:18:43 <Joe> you will like Uncle Toms it was fun for me
08:18:58 <STS (Sam)> Oh, it got foggy
08:19:51 <Kevin L™> OK Joe, I am here.
08:20:09 <Joe> ok it is yours
08:20:18 <Kevin L™> Thanks
08:20:20 <Eric> Yes, I have seen it from across the gorge there...but could never convince the family to go over and do it :-P
08:20:40 <Eric> I will be with a hiking buddy this Spring, so those kinds of things are on my hitlist
08:21:16 <Joe> it was and is a 'must do' for me
08:21:16 <Kevin L™> It is a fun trail Eric but practice climbing stairs and have some shoes that work well on wet surfaces.
08:22:00 <Kevin L™> Lots of wild raspberries on that trail.
08:22:07 <Eric> I am good there Kevin, both checked off.
08:23:23 <Eric> I have gone down the rabbit hole of starting to look at thru hiker blogs :-|
08:23:48 <Eric> These are people who hike 10k miles a year.
08:23:53 <Eric> that is insane!
08:24:12 <Dave from B™> wow. That's 27 miles a day
08:24:30 <Eric> haha...yes, I just did that calc...that must be a longer period than a year
08:24:41 <Joe> of
08:25:14 <Eric> SC?
08:25:20 <Eric> good steam
08:25:45 <Eric> They hike on the cheap too, because they do it every day.
08:26:35 <Joe1> part of uncle toms
08:26:41 <Eric> Some of their gear is super expensive, but other parts are disposable cheap
08:27:01 <Eric> Nice! Thanks Joe
08:27:21 <Eric> Is it steeper than diamond head hike in Hawaii?
08:28:15 <Joe> I've never been ti Hawaii
08:28:23 <Dave from B™> Eric, Uncle Tom's is a piece of cake compared to Diamond Head
08:28:37 <Dave from B™> Basically 400 stairs and you're there
08:29:38 <Eric> well, they are close, but Diamond Head wins :-D .8 miles up 560ft, while Unlce Tom's is .6 miles up 383ft
08:30:21 <Eric> Some of the sections of Diamond head are crazy steep.
08:31:26 <Dave from B™> Diamond Head seemed longer to me
08:32:53 <Eric> Probably because is so darn steep!
08:33:42 <Dave from B™> and there are lots of people on that trail
08:34:30 <Eric> Yes, I am sure both trails are stupid crowded
08:36:40 <Dave from B™> Eric, if you come back later this year, you need to do MT Washburn
08:36:46 <Joe> yes with many of us out of shape people, huffing and puffing as we go :)
08:39:01 <Eric> I probably won't make a second trip this year Dave...too much college stuff to do for our daughter.
08:39:33 <Eric> I already have 2.5 weeks of vacation used before summer even starts :-P
08:40:21 <CraigC> Eric, I thought you were retired
08:44:42 <Dave from B™> Eric is a young buck:)
08:45:52 <Eric> Retired? I do live near portland were young people go to retire :-P
08:46:38 <Eric> I pound a keyboard all day for a living
08:46:56 <Eric> Hence me being here all the time
08:57:03 <Joe> NPS has a Daisy prediction
08:59:15 <Eric> My Daisy prediction is 11:47 +- 6m
08:59:45 <Eric> That looks like grand
09:00:07 <Eric> at least grand's steam
09:01:05 <Kevin L™> Is that enough steam?
09:01:06 <Joe> sprinkler
09:14:22 <Joe> grand
09:14:33 <Joe> 1114
09:14:46 <Casey> That is Grand
09:14:52 <Kevin L™> That looks like enough steam!
09:15:06 <Joe> yep
09:15:15 <Casey> Turban major
09:15:25 <Joe> :)
09:19:06 <Jimbo Rhenium> There's water there somewhere
09:19:31 <CraigC> is grotto also going? or just lots of steam from cold?
09:20:07 <Kevin L™> Probably Grotto
09:22:26 <Joe> ~8min
09:24:37 <Joe> 10 min
09:25:06 <Kevin L™> Looks like a 1b
09:25:14 <Joe> yes
09:25:46 <CraigC> someday I will know all that stuff about Grand
09:27:01 <Joe> go sit at Grand you will learn quick, and it is awesome
09:27:15 <Dave from B™> Grand is fun. I know pool height is important but watching the amount of overflow (to me) is the best indicator for Grand
09:27:42 <Jimbo Rhenium> I like the waves
09:27:53 <Jimbo Rhenium> Saw 'em when I was there, there are videos now
09:27:54 <Kevin L™> Jim calling "There are waves on Grand" is the best indicator.
09:28:04 <Jimbo Rhenium> Ha ha
09:36:48 <Joe1> waves on grand video
09:38:31 <CraigC> cool, thanks
09:38:52 <CraigC> I've heard people there calling it over the radio while waiting, but I can't see them
09:39:29 <CraigC> maybe I'll take some binoculars and a step stool :)
09:39:46 <Kevin L™> All you need are the binos.
09:39:56 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
09:40:14 <Casey> I have trouble seeing them too
09:40:26 <Kevin L™> Once you see them in the binos, you will be able to pick them out without them.
09:44:54 <Joe> aurum?
09:45:02 <Joe> nope
09:45:28 <Joe> lc
09:58:48 <Dave from B™> Binos work good for Oblong as well
09:58:53 <CraigC> what's the steam between grotto and grand?
10:00:24 <Joe> probably turban/vent
10:01:03 <CraigC> and just right of grotto?, really small wisp here and there?
10:01:03 <Joe> they will erupt a few times post grand
10:01:44 <Kevin L™> Pretty
10:02:21 <Joe> i dont know right of grotto ARTESMIA?
10:02:34 <Dave from B™> Rocket?
10:02:37 <Dave from B™> F&M?
10:02:52 <Kevin L™> Artemesia would be right of Grotto
10:03:02 <Dave from B™> Spa?
10:03:28 <Joe> i can't spell
10:04:03 <CraigC> has anyone else seen the small steam above the trees, right where the background hills drop below?
10:04:10 <Joe> daisy
10:04:50 <Joe> yes
10:06:40 <Eric> Daisy prediction was off by 6m :-(
10:07:18 <Joe> shame :)
10:07:38 <CraigC> I'd give up
10:07:49 <CraigC> too much shame
10:08:29 <Dave from B™> You better stick to punding your keyboard:)
10:08:35 <Dave from B™> pounding*
10:11:15 <Eric> Well, with how precise the intervals have been lately on Daisy, it should be predictable to within a few minutes.
10:11:48 <CraigC> yeah, but it might be better if you just sit it out for now
10:12:10 <Eric> You are probably correct Craig...
10:12:18 <Eric> I will leave all predicting to you now :-D
10:12:33 <CraigC> no, but you can sit in my section
10:12:49 <CraigC> we'll watch Joe
10:12:58 <Eric> :thumbsup:
10:13:12 <Eric> Has anyone used this app?
10:13:27 <Eric> I have heard great things about it and was thinking it would be awesome for geyser basins too!
10:13:49 <Joe> ha, don't depend on me
10:14:24 <CraigC> looks cool, but I wont spend 4.99 on it
10:15:38 <CraigC> good reviews on it
10:15:41 <Joe> neat, I'll have to study it could be very useful
10:16:08 <ynpvisitor19> Current running average is 2hr31min +/- 3min
10:16:26 <ynpvisitor19> For the last 25 Daisy's including the assumed double/triple intervals.
10:16:46 <ynpvisitor19> sincerely, your friendly, and punchy, WVU student who cant stay today
10:17:03 <CraigC> Ryan?
10:17:13 <ynpvisitor19> indeed
10:17:26 <CraigC> easy on the punch
10:18:35 <Dave from B™> OK, Eric. Your 2 minute penalty for an incorrect prediction is over....predict away:)
10:18:56 <CraigC> are any of you into astronomy? I have SkEye and Sky Map that are pretty cool
10:19:25 <Dave from B™> I have Skyview on my phone. It's great fun in the summer
10:19:53 <ynpvisitor27> Why do you think you would use that app in the basin?
10:20:55 <CraigC> Dave from B™, android or apple?
10:21:01 <Dave from B™> apple
10:21:50 <CraigC> I'll try the free version, it is new since I added the others, it says Editor's Choice
10:23:36 <Dave from B™> I'm not a fan of astronomy but I do like to keep track of the planets now and then especially on a warm summer night with my fire pit going
10:23:38 <Joe> bison ie
10:24:08 <CraigC> that is a cool app, shows outlines of constellations
10:24:33 <CraigC> good thing Eric didn't try to predict Bison
10:25:48 <Kevin L™> And a friend
10:25:59 <CraigC> one of my most useful apps is aWallet; it stores all my passwords, with categories
10:26:20 <Kevin L™> 10¢ worth
10:28:26 <Eric>'s not about using THAT app in the basin, I was thinking that a geyser one would be an excellent app.
10:28:42 <Eric> Point your camera at the hole, it points at the hole with a name.
10:29:09 <Dave from B™> I need to get a birdapp
10:29:35 <CraigC> I am copying and pasting that last line from Eric in case he ever runs for president, I can extort him
10:30:00 <Eric> That will actually be my platform Craig :-D
10:30:12 <Eric> Make a banner!
10:30:16 <CraigC> ohyeah, you would win... LOL
10:30:28 <CraigC> seriously, that would be a really cool app
10:30:54 <Joe> that would be great probably would not take too long to create a gps database
10:31:10 <CraigC> Dave from B™, someone here suggested Merlin as the best free one, I added it but havent used ityet
10:31:11 <Eric> Mountains are a little larger scale, so easier to fudge the GPS data, but with optical recognition, it might still be possible
10:31:45 <Eric> Conversation on BW...Honey, do you think I can ride it?
10:32:12 <CraigC> "yeah, but first point your camera at the hole"
10:32:32 <Dave from B™> So, I wonder if any workers have ever switched geyser signs just to mess with people
10:32:32 <Casey> That was my concern too Eric. You can fudge it with accurate gps, altimeter, and orientation data, but the image processing would be very difficult.
10:33:24 <Eric> Yes, it probably would Casey. If internet connected, I am sure large processors could figure it out, but out in the basin, probably useless.
10:33:43 <Casey> True
10:34:22 <CraigC> Dave from B™, that would be awful is someone thought they were stepping out onto Grand Prismatic only to fall into Morning Glory
10:37:41 <CraigC> Joe, yesterday Lynn captured that view of the coyote looking at the bison and posted on FB GG group
10:38:13 <Joe> nice, Craig
10:40:59 <CraigC> wow, was wondering if my feed was frozen, standing so still
10:41:15 <ynpvisitor17> my feed is frozen I thin
10:41:18 <ynpvisitor17> think
10:41:54 <Kevin L™> I was thinking the same until that guy walked by.
10:42:04 <ynpvisitor17> nope, let's go find Daisy
10:42:20 <ynpvisitor17> oops, that already happened
10:42:25 <Kevin L™> Daisy was 1204
10:42:30 <ynpvisitor88> where´s your saguaro, Kevin?
10:42:34 <Joe> i refreshed mine:D
10:42:44 <Kevin L™> :snow: today
10:42:49 <Dave from B™> guys, those are statues!
10:42:52 <ynpvisitor17> I wonder what is up with that bison? Not moving at all
10:43:12 <Dave from B™> They are desgined to keep people on the bw
10:43:25 <ynpvisitor17> no way
10:43:27 <Eric> Conservation of energy
10:43:31 <ynpvisitor50> ded
10:43:36 <CraigC> that seems so bizarre
10:43:42 <Eric> Best game of Red light, Green light ever?
10:43:57 <ynpvisitor17> it has to move sometime
10:44:05 <Kevin L™>
10:44:21 <CraigC> that would be a good youtube segment
10:44:36 <ynpvisitor88> no link for me
10:44:47 <Eric> Hope it warms up
10:44:53 <CraigC> hey Katie
10:45:11 <Katie> Good afternoon
10:45:17 <ynpvisitor88> access restricted :-p
10:45:26 <CraigC> it opened for me
10:45:30 <ynpvisitor17> the bison still have not moved
10:45:55 <ynpvisitor17> one moved finally
10:46:08 <ynpvisitor17> I wonder what is up with the other one.
10:46:22 <Kevin L™> How about this one?
10:46:24 <ynpvisitor88> Kevin broke the link for me
10:46:35 <ynpvisitor88> nope
10:46:55 <ynpvisitor88> I´m too special to see it
10:47:00 <ynpvisitor17> finally!
10:47:14 <ynpvisitor17> 88, did you try copying and pasting it to your browser?
10:47:24 <Kevin L™> Try google "snow in las vegas"
10:49:28 <Katie> I saw a photo of Luxor - the pyramid was white/gray instead of black.
10:49:31 <ynpvisitor88> wow, you have more snow than I have!
10:49:35 <ynpvisitor17> these past 10 minutes are an example of how boring bison watching is
10:50:17 <Eric> Watching is boring...riding is fun:
10:50:20 <ynpvisitor88> but tomorrow I beat you at Garmisch ;-)
10:50:26 <Kevin L™> Flagstaff is getting hammered:
10:50:51 <Kevin L™> Garmisch should beat us
10:50:58 <ynpvisitor88> Fun, Eric
10:51:12 <Eric> Is that you in the video Craig?
10:51:20 <ynpvisitor88> I like it Kevin
10:51:31 <CraigC> in the center?
10:51:43 <ynpvisitor17> only looks like 6 inches, not exactly hammered, they get snow in Flagstaff
10:52:16 <CraigC> ohhhhh, the youtube video....LOL
10:52:21 <ynpvisitor17> not the rarity that Vegas is
10:52:38 <Eric> Yes, are you the guy on the buffalo?
10:52:57 <Eric> That video makes me laugh, every time I watch it!
10:53:03 <Kevin L™> Those AC units are 3 feet high. Looks like more than 6 inches on them.
10:53:04 <CraigC> I wish.... someone posted that to me years ago on Facebook, tagged me in it
10:55:48 <CraigC> so.... SB tomorrow afternoon?
10:57:11 <Dave from B™> I'm not expecting an eruption within the tight interval window of the last 3
10:57:45 <Dave from B™> So, no eruption on Saturday between 0356 and 0629
10:57:53 <CraigC> I'm hoping a little earlier
10:58:54 <Joe> GHP?
11:00:27 <Eric> ?
11:00:47 <Eric> That steam back there could be anything
11:04:26 <ynpvisitor106> When will people learn to give bison their room?
11:04:37 <BWaggs> lol ... where'd he come from! They better move...
11:04:38 <Eric> or ride them...
11:04:55 <Kevin L™> Once they get punted.
11:05:20 <Kevin L™> Doggie is waiting for OF
11:05:23 <ynpvisitor106> Now that would be a good replay.
11:05:52 <Eric> Meh, they conserve too much energy in the winter...I seriously doubt his is going to do much.
11:06:19 <Eric> Now rut time or summer....I would definitely keep my distance.
11:06:43 <ynpvisitor106> I think he's checking Geyser Times.
11:12:47 <Joe> aurum steamy
11:19:12 <Betty> Aurum is steamy too
11:19:26 <Betty> oops
11:19:52 <Kevin L™> Is Aurum steamy?
11:20:33 <CraigC> lol
11:21:32 <Joe> lc
11:21:56 <Betty> LC
11:21:59 <Kevin L™> Snow report for Flagstaff is 16" in the last 24h
11:22:01 <Eric> Man...$288 Direct RT tickets from PDX to Maui just popped up on my deals list....wish I wasn't already so booked this spring.
11:22:30 <CraigC> call in sick and go
11:22:41 <Eric> woops Oahu, not Maui
11:22:42 <Dave from B™> wow..
11:22:49 <Dave from B™> nevermind:)
11:22:57 <Eric> On Hawaiian airlines too
11:23:24 <Eric> Yep...I would rather be in Maui then Oahu.
11:24:51 <Betty> Aurum?
11:25:09 <CraigC> isn't that steam giant area, not grotto?
11:25:43 <Kevin L™> I didn't see it Betty
11:25:52 <Eric> Giant and Grotto line up from here Craig
11:26:11 <Eric> Size is the only real differentiator, not location
11:27:50 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
11:40:28 <Kevin L™> Well that is white.
11:57:21 <Casey> Apparently I quit twice. Does that mean I'm back?
11:59:53 <Kevin L™> Either that or front.
12:01:57 <Dave from B™> If you quit twice you are even further behind
12:06:10 <Kevin L™> Dave knows about being behind. He is the butt of a lot of jokes.
12:09:59 <LindaG> Oh good giant waited for me, I'm ready!
12:10:32 <Dave from B™> haha Kevin
12:22:58 <Betty> headed out, night all
12:23:24 <LindaG> Hi Betty, bye betty
12:23:44 <Kevin L™> Good Knight
12:23:50 <Kevin L™> Have a fun trip
12:27:27 <Joe> lc
12:28:15 <LindaG> Daisy
12:28:53 <Joe> ?
12:29:08 <LindaG> I thought so
12:29:26 <LindaG> But I guess not
12:29:28 <Joe> itis close
12:29:52 <LindaG> I know jumped the gun
12:30:05 <Joe> 4min
12:33:23 <Jimbo Rhenium> Anyone interested in the Hayabusa-2 asteroid touchdown live stream?
12:33:54 <Joe> yes
12:35:24 <Jimbo Rhenium>
12:35:26 <Joe> daisy
12:35:42 <Jimbo Rhenium> Nothing there yet, should go live in ~10 minutes
12:36:08 <Joe> thanks Jimbo
12:36:39 <LindaG> Is your screen freezing occassinally?
12:36:57 <Jimbo Rhenium> Yes
12:37:02 <Joe> yes
12:37:10 <LindaG> Ok thx just checking
12:38:27 <Kevin L™> Mine is lagging too
12:38:52 <Katie> yeah, the stream is choppy
12:47:24 <Joe> video is starting
12:48:10 <Dave from B™> no sound?
12:48:58 <Joe> point at video and unmute
12:51:15 <Jimbo Rhenium> OK, sorry, but with the lag, I am totally reminded of Godzilla.
12:51:39 <Joe> :)
12:51:42 <Jimbo Rhenium> Reading the comments, I'm not the only one. I'm not going to watch the video.
12:55:44 <Eric> When is touchdown scheduled?
12:58:04 <Joe> not sure
12:59:06 <Joe> video now
13:00:28 <Joe> lc
13:00:40 <Jimbo Rhenium> the live broadcast is 6:45-9:15 JST, so it's 4:45 to 7:15 EST (2:45 to 5:15 MST), so sometime in that window.
13:00:42 <Eric> japanese nerds...I like it :-D
13:01:07 <Eric> Have your heart hot with passion!
13:01:20 <Jimbo Rhenium> Watching the Twitter stream - it's at 250 meters above the surface now.
13:01:20 <Joe> :)
13:01:38 <Jimbo Rhenium> @haya2e_jaxa
13:02:17 <Eric> But apparently they came within 25 meters back in october as a practice
13:02:19 <Eric> Interesting
13:03:32 <Jimbo Rhenium> That's right. They need a flat zone to touchdown on. I would expect them to "hover" at about 10-20 meters and await an image before they descend to the surface. (At least that's what I would do.)
13:04:18 <Eric> So they have put hayabusa2 into autonomous mode now.
13:04:34 <Eric> checkpoint 3 passed
13:04:37 <Joe> of
13:06:57 <Jimbo Rhenium> Just saw a note on the comment stream that touchdown is in 61 minutes (by schedule).
13:09:43 <Dave from B™> I'm glad our chat room isn't that busy
13:11:42 <Eric> Agree Dave :-D
13:12:10 <Eric> They do have almost 5200 people in that chat room :-D
13:13:57 <Jimbo Rhenium> Most of the comments are ... inane
13:14:23 <Casey> Sounds like this chatroom
13:14:35 <Jimbo Rhenium> :thumbsup::thumbsup:
13:14:48 <Dave from B™> That's funny. I'm picturing a town of 5200 in Mt where everyone is talking at once
13:14:59 <Dave from B™> haha Casey
13:15:03 <Katie> That's Anaconda
13:15:08 <Eric> Interesting water comparisons
13:15:40 <Dave from B™> haha Katie
13:21:27 <Eric> So 8:06 JT landing 19 minutes later confirmation
13:22:36 <Eric> So 4:25 or 16:25 confirmation of landing? about an hour
13:23:30 <Eric> looks like riverside ie
13:23:48 <Joe> yes 1521
13:23:57 <Eric> Thanks Joe
13:24:06 <Jimbo Rhenium> at 64 meters
13:24:30 <Eric>'s going down
13:24:54 <Eric> 10cm/second
13:28:41 <Jimbo Rhenium> Plots shows a hover at 8.5 meters
13:29:12 <Jimbo Rhenium> and at 45 meters first.
13:29:24 <Jimbo Rhenium> I'm going to have to leave for home before it lands.
13:29:27 <Dave from B™> Time to go sweat. Have a great evening everyone!
13:29:57 <Kevin L™> Enjoy it while you can Dave
13:30:41 <Dave from B™> 3 workouts before I take 5 days off
13:32:32 <Eric> Night Dave
13:39:39 <Eric> Brian May is going to land the hayabusa2 apparently
13:50:22 <Casey> Touchdown
13:50:30 <Eric> apparently it landed faster than they thought
13:50:43 <CraigC> I hope he doesn't crash, we can't lose another member of Queen
13:50:51 <Kevin L™> Do they get 7 points?
13:51:15 <Eric> I thought they wheren't going to have touchdown until 16:09 and then 19 minutes to confirm....woops :-P
13:51:16 <CraigC> I stopped watching
13:51:36 <Casey> I think you just came up with the plot of the sequel to the "Bohemian Rhapsody" movie.
13:51:40 <Jimbo Rhenium> That was fast - I'm about to leave.
13:51:45 <Kevin L™> Go sit in the corner Eric.
13:51:59 <Jimbo Rhenium> I guess it trusted its rangefinder/radar data.
13:52:03 <CraigC> we told Eric not to do any more predictions
13:53:49 <Eric> True Jimbo, it was in autonomous mode.
14:05:10 <Kevin L™> Cam is on autopilot unless another camop wants to take it.
14:06:02 <Katie> I'll grab if anything merits it
14:09:33 <Eric> Can you hear me now Hayabusa2
14:17:43 <LindaG> Doggie
14:19:12 <CraigC> awesome
14:19:22 <CraigC> "wait for meeee"
14:19:36 <LindaG> More doggies
14:19:56 <LindaG> How cute
14:21:34 <CraigC> straggler
14:22:01 <LindaG> Where'd everybody go?
14:32:22 <LindaG> Katie I can take the cam
14:33:13 <Katie> I never took it. In fact, I tried at one point and couldn't. *shrugs*
14:33:25 <LindaG> I'll try
14:34:23 <LindaG> I cant take it either. Hmmm
14:34:40 <LindaG> Kevin did you release cam
14:35:08 <CraigC> Kevin is with the chickens
14:37:39 <Michael> OF is in that steam somewhere
14:38:38 <Katie> Oh! And it goobered the dome!
14:39:02 <Katie> It's Kevin's fault. *snickers*
14:39:56 <LindaG> It looked like it was going to do that before
14:53:42 <Kat> I tried to take cam and can't either ???
14:55:02 <LindaG> Yeah somehow we are locked out. I dont understand because when Im on Gary just takes it on friday. But Kevin alwaysname
14:55:31 <LindaG> But Kevin always makes a point to release it, which always surprised me
14:56:04 <LindaG> Hopefully hes coming back tonight, I sent him an email
14:59:28 <LindaG> Daisy
14:59:39 <Kat> Indeed
14:59:50 <LindaG> It's a big one
15:09:24 <Katie> Keep an eye on Norris seismo - we have a little bit of upward...
15:09:45 <LindaG> Oh yeah a blip
15:10:08 <Katie> Not enough to know, yet, but...
15:12:05 <LindaG> Grand
15:13:26 <LindaG> That is huge
15:15:05 <Katie> LC
15:15:31 <CraigC> good eye, Katie
15:16:03 <CraigC> nope
15:16:07 <CraigC> dang
15:16:07 <Kevin L™> I don't have the controls on. Let me see if I can get it.
15:16:49 <Katie> Norris? yeah, it leveled out again.
15:16:56 <Kevin L™> Looged me on
15:17:09 <Katie> It likes you better.
15:17:20 <LindaG> There of us tried but we cant getnit
15:17:28 <LindaG> Three of us
15:17:56 <ynpvisitor17> yeah, in time for Grand
15:18:17 <Kevin L™> Strange. It logged me right on. Let me release it and see if you can get it now.
15:18:23 <Kevin L™> Released
15:18:27 <LindaG> Ok
15:19:07 <LindaG> Yes I in, that was weird
15:19:29 <LindaG> Want it back?
15:19:32 <ynpvisitor17> Giant Hot Period?
15:19:44 <Kevin L™> Only thing I can think of is it didn't release it when I logged off.
15:19:54 <Katie> looks like, 17 - there have been a few this afternoon.
15:20:08 <ynpvisitor17> now would be a nice time for it
15:20:11 <Katie> (apparently)
15:21:58 <Kevin L™> I had to go to Boulder City. It started snowing on my way back.
15:22:22 <ynpvisitor17> pavement is warm though, right?
15:22:29 <ynpvisitor107> Uh oh. A lot?
15:23:08 <ynpvisitor17> where is GO GIANT?
15:23:14 <Kevin L™> Yes. Mostly flurries but there is a dark thick cloud coming.
15:23:54 <ynpvisitor107> Do you want cam back?
15:23:55 <ynpvisitor17> one and done, time for Daisy and Giant.
15:24:16 <ynpvisitor107> Daisy just went
15:24:18 <Kevin L™> Very unusual weather for this time of year.
15:24:33 <ynpvisitor17> yes, in many places
15:24:43 <ynpvisitor107> Craig said he had 6 inches in moab
15:25:05 <ynpvisitor17> not unheard of yet unusual.
15:25:25 <ynpvisitor17> I need to look at GT box before I make stupid statements...on to Giant then!
15:25:54 <CraigC> yeah, that was a lot for Moab
15:26:32 <ynpvisitor17> All time February record in Seattle I think
15:27:04 <ynpvisitor107> Kevin when I get out of camera I just close window do you do something different? Just curious
15:27:47 <CraigC> who are you, 17?
15:40:43 <Eric> Nice lighting started...
15:42:17 <GO GIANT & SB> better get the nick in quick before SB erupts
15:45:03 <GO GIANT & SB> it does look nice
16:12:04 <LindaGP> OF ie
16:12:18 <LindaGP> Well not quite
16:13:10 <LindaGP> Must have been preplay
16:14:09 <Kevin L™> Looks like they have I-15 and some of I-40 open now.
16:14:21 <LindaGP> OF ie really
16:14:53 <BWaggs> Nice!
16:15:06 <LindaGP> Looks great
16:15:08 <CraigC> cool lighting to end the day
16:15:41 <LindaGP> Kevin didn't realize they closed roads
16:18:28 <Kevin L™> Yes. There were several closed here today: I-15, US 93, US 95, and SR 164 here in Nevada. Biggest problem is no snow plows.
16:18:42 <LindaGP> Ah as the sun sets...
16:19:24 <LindaGP> Yeah I was in Tennessee once when it snowed, just wait for it to melt
16:20:21 <Kevin L™> I guess there was a 22 mile line getting into Kingman from Las Vegas. AND nowhere to go once you got there!
16:20:47 <LindaGP> Wow that's a long line
16:23:29 <LindaGP> So how much snow do you have at your house?
16:25:13 <Kevin L™> None left on the ground
16:25:34 <BWaggs> Good night!
16:25:48 <LindaGP> BWaggs, good night
16:26:03 <Michael> good night, bwaggs
16:26:11 <Kevin L™> Knight
16:26:13 <LindaGP> I'm going to sign off ill leave on wide angle
16:27:06 <Michael> OK. See you later LindaGP
16:27:22 <LindaGP> See u later
20:23:56 <ynpvisitor68> -10 already. Might be the coldest night of winter.