Showing logs for date: 2019-02-22
01:14:55 <ynpvisitor92> -21 now
01:16:35 <ynpvisitor92> Accuweather says -29
02:31:20 <ynpvisitor63> did everyone go to sleep at midnight?
02:31:35 <ynpvisitor63> there's nothing on gt for today yet
03:09:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> a chilly -24 this morning ... coldest morning of the year I think. colder in Nov if i remember right
03:12:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> -25
03:30:18 <CraigC> Castle?
03:32:38 <CraigC> I think Grand is IE
03:32:38 <Joe> giant or grotto, castle was 2255
03:32:59 <CraigC> oh, I am off target with that plume?
03:34:26 <ynpvisitor92> -33 on Accuweather at OF
03:35:18 <CraigC> how's it going, Joe?
03:35:59 <Joe> great, Craig
03:36:12 <Joe> GRAND
03:38:17 <Joe> or not
03:39:07 <Joe> yes
03:39:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning Joe ... it looks like you may have taken a nap overnight :)
03:40:01 <Joe> yes Graham i did :)
03:40:29 <CraigC> isn't that a good thing when you can sleep?
03:41:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> it is ... but it emans we dont wake up to any geyser times. none of the other night-owls were "on duty" haha
03:41:40 <Joe> yes, no shoulder pain waking me up
03:41:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats good to hear
03:44:48 <GO STEAMBOAT> i wonder if SB will stick to Sat or "surprise us"? Actually I think Sat will be more of a surprise having so many close intervals
03:44:59 <Joe> i have a feeling I'll be on night duty soon old habits are hard to break
03:45:46 <CraigC> I tuned in early today cuz I am hoping for a shorter interval
03:48:38 <CraigC> Joe, where has that Frank been that helped with the night shifts while you were out?
03:50:21 <Joe> Idont know he has not been on since the camera was down when they tried the move
03:50:52 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
03:53:01 <LindaGp> Good morning joe and craig
03:53:30 <LindaGp> And graham
03:53:51 <Joe> hi Linda
03:53:53 <CraigC> hey Linda, how's it going?
03:54:51 <LindaGp> Good, How about you?
03:54:54 <Joe> daisy
03:55:05 <CraigC> how was the birding yesterday?
03:55:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning Linda. i wonder if Kevin had to shovel snow?
03:55:55 <LindaGp> He seemed disgruntled about it.
03:56:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> all my snow has melted now
03:56:46 <LindaGp> Yeah no more snow here now it's supposed to rain again this weekend. 🤤 we are going to float away.
03:57:29 <LindaGp> CraigC, birding was real slow. Not much to see. But it was nice to get out in the sunshine.
03:57:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> he would like the Knights meme on FB with a pic of the Vegas sign and snow .... Hockey shouldnt be played where they dont get snow. Vegas "Hold my beer".
03:58:35 <LindaGp> Never thought about it but yeah I guess hockey is out of place in Vegas.
03:59:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> Tampa Bay is doing well this season ... thats not right
03:59:42 <LindaGp> 😆 they should be surfing
04:01:00 <CraigC> what kind of lens do you have for the birds?
04:01:52 <LindaGp> I have swarofski binoculars. My camera is only max 300 mm.
04:02:24 <CraigC> nice. I only have an 18-300, wish I had the 150-600 from Tamron
04:03:50 <LindaGp> Sounds like the lenses I have. Yes tampon 150-600 would be perfect. I probably couldn't hold it steady though. I bird then take pics. Some take pics and then bird. 😊
04:04:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> i have the Nikon 18-300, i like the versatility and light weight. not the best lens for sharpness tho
04:04:25 <LindaGp> Now that is an unfortunate auto correct. Tamron
04:04:59 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, I agree. It works for when I only want to carry one camera. When I am in the basin, I only carry a 10-20mm sigma super wide angle
04:05:18 <CraigC> LindaGp, LOL
04:05:24 <LindaGp> Yup same lenses, I have a nikon 5600 body.
04:05:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> good lens for SB :)
04:05:44 <CraigC> I have a couple of D7000s, got one for my daughter too
04:06:00 <Joe> I deleted my 0031 Lion it may have been a short interval Bee but could not tell, saw no other Lions
04:06:06 <LindaGp> I have small hands so it's perfect for me.
04:06:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> i take a lot more photos with my phone now
04:06:47 <LindaGp> Bee is really mixing it up lately
04:06:48 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, ha, me too
04:07:10 <CraigC> less post production hassle :)
04:07:47 <LindaGp> I carry my camera to yellowstone, grand canyon but yeah my Samsung note takes great pictures. Lol
04:08:51 <CraigC> I haven't ever carried my tablet anywhere, I need to remember to try it at UGB next time
04:09:08 <LindaGp> Wow just noticed temp -25!
04:09:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> -27 now
04:09:45 <CraigC> I've loaded all the Giant diagrams onto my phone, but it would be so much easier to view on a 12" screen
04:10:04 <LindaGp> I don't take pics withbtablet just my phone, which really is a small version of my tablet.
04:10:07 <CraigC> ooops, 15"
04:10:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> i still have not had a really cold day in winter, -18 is the coldest in 13 trips ... usually something below -10 each trip
04:11:18 <LindaGp> There was another earthquake up in bozeman area
04:12:01 <LindaGp> Below zero for me is way chilly
04:12:41 <CraigC> Salt Lake area had 102 earthquakes in just over a week
04:13:00 <LindaGp> CraigC, wow
04:13:17 <CraigC> relieving pressure in small moves is good, right?
04:13:42 <LindaGp> Yes better than the alternative
04:13:53 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
04:23:36 <Joe> of
04:24:14 <Joe> hi Sam
04:24:31 <STS (Sam)> Morning Joe and crew
04:25:01 <LindaGp> Morning sam
04:25:13 <LindaGp> Explosive OF
04:25:23 <CraigC> hey Sam
04:25:33 <STS (Sam)> Looks pretty though
04:26:08 <LindaGp> Sure does, nice light for this time
04:26:32 <LindaGp> And one hardy soul watching
04:27:34 <STS (Sam)> Dare I say foolish in those frigid temps
04:28:37 <GO STEAMBOAT> not if they have the right gear
04:29:26 <Joe> Iused to work in the Colorado coal mines in those temps, Graham is rigth
04:29:43 <ynpvisitor96> At what temp does OF spew snow?
04:29:43 <Joe> right*
04:29:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> never 96
04:30:39 <GO STEAMBOAT> at least not that i know of
04:30:52 <GO STEAMBOAT> you get lots of streamers
04:31:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> not sure what it would be like at 60 below ...
04:42:53 <BWaggs> Good Morning
04:49:51 <KittyM*> Good morning BWaggs
05:01:14 <Kat> Good Morning!
05:01:36 <CraigC> hey Dave and Kat
05:02:05 <Kat> Hey Craig! Cold out there!!
05:03:31 <Dave from B™> Morning CraigC.....more snow headed our way Sun-Tues....10-14":(
05:03:56 <CraigC> wowow, best wishes with that
05:05:01 <Kat> Ooh! That's a lot of snow - the rivers will be raging this spring.
05:06:23 <Kat> Mt. Washburn NE looks nice!
05:06:59 <Kat> So does SE, pretty!
05:08:09 <KittyM*> Wow, they do!
05:10:15 <Casey> Morning
05:10:27 <CraigC> hey Casey
05:10:36 <Casey> Hi Craig
05:10:49 <KittyM*> Hi, Casey
05:11:05 <Casey> Hi KittyM*.
05:12:33 <Kat> Mornin Casey!
05:15:19 <Dave from B™> Katie and Western MT are expecting more
05:18:20 <Kat> Solitary
05:19:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> good hockey night last night Dave :)
05:19:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> only 2 point gap now
05:19:34 <LindaG> Good morning to the second morning crew!
05:21:31 <Dave from B™> Morning Graham. I told you this was going to happen! We have a game in hand.
05:21:46 <Dave from B™> Gave up a lead late last night
05:23:03 <Kat> Lots of steam from Castle
05:24:16 <LindaG> It's in there somewhere
05:24:56 <Joe> considering the temp. normal this far after a major
05:25:37 <Kat> Thanks Joe..
05:25:46 <LindaG> Do cameras really work at -28?
05:26:01 <Casey> So hard to tell, but I would have guessed it was an eruption. Any chance the 2255 yesterday was a minor?
05:26:19 <Kat> Yep if you keep the batteries warm enough!
05:26:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah can we make it to -30?
05:26:55 <LindaG> That's impressive
05:27:07 <Dave from B™> Wasn't is -33 earlier?
05:27:18 <Joe> it was a major, we will know for sure at noon~
05:28:02 <LindaG> I didn't see it that low dave
05:28:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> i must have missed that today Dave
05:28:27 <Kat> Pretty light
05:28:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe -33 in Nov?
05:28:49 <LindaG> Pinkish cste
05:29:04 <LindaG> *steam
05:30:00 <LindaG> Nice
05:30:07 <Kat> Pink Down Basin View
05:30:28 <KittyM*> very nice!
05:30:35 <Dave from B™> I must have been dreaming...sorry
05:31:08 <Kat> The terraces look like they're on fire!
05:31:19 <Kat> Mammoth
05:32:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> :thumbsup:
05:32:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> i wonder if they will delay snowmobiles this morning due to the temp?
05:33:18 <LindaG> Kat, might actually be a good cam day!
05:33:20 <Dave from B™> They may
05:33:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> group of photographers on VEC cam
05:33:56 <Casey> Just looked at the capture from last night. Looks like it was just the post-eruptive steaming from Castle. It looked particularly impressive rising above that steam still.
05:34:04 <CraigC> Riverside?
05:34:50 <Joe> looking at the gosa overnight 0031 looks like Bee, any opinions?
05:35:28 <Joe> not yet on rside
05:35:43 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
05:35:54 <Joe> ~2hours more
05:36:03 <CraigC> thanks
05:36:59 <Casey> I agree. Beehive 0031.
05:37:45 <Joe> tks Casey
05:37:52 <LindaG> I looked too, looks close, like bee
05:38:21 <Casey> No problem, Joe. Thanks for checking the captures that closely.
05:39:01 <Kat> Let's hope Linda
05:39:45 <LindaG> 🤞
05:40:03 <Joe> i thought i saw it but had to wait for the capture, DaveM"s captures always look better than my recordings
05:41:08 <LindaG> Yup it's back to the darkside
05:47:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> Joe teleported into the park too
05:48:09 <Joe> thanks Graham, itis fixed
05:48:22 <Dave from B™> Joe has special powers since his surgery
05:48:32 <Joe> :)
05:49:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> "fixed" would be actually being in the park
05:49:17 <Joe> yes!
05:50:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> 92 day wait for me ... seems a long time
05:52:45 <Dave from B™> With the tough Feb the park has had, I don't think Back Basin will be open very early this year
05:53:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> get the gazers there with shovels and pick axes ...
05:53:31 <Joe> 92 days! you will be developing shakes and seeing things by that time :)
05:53:49 <Kat> :lol:
05:54:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> i will i cope?
05:54:38 <CraigC> is that Daisy steam?
05:54:57 <Joe> sc steam
05:55:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> not sure how the trail is doing to SB .... different this year as more visitors there, but also may have more ice with all the eruptions
05:55:36 <Joe> daisy would be left on the tree
05:56:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> is that Aurum on static?
05:56:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> prbably just Giantess steam
05:56:41 <ynpvisitor27> I bet they open it, it was just a new hazard to them last year.
05:57:23 <Dave from B™> That bw is slippery on cold mornings. I'm not so sure they'll push to open it.
05:57:50 <Dave from B™> Graham, did you decide what gateway town you're moving to when you retire?:)
05:59:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> haha it would have to be West
05:59:30 <Brimstone> Chilly morning
06:01:34 <KittyM*> OF
06:02:14 <KittyM*> Oops, not yet?
06:02:44 <Dave from B™> I wish we had opera for you, Graham
06:02:45 <LindaG> I thought maybe I was on a bigger delay than you🌝
06:05:12 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am maxing out on operas now just in case theres a lul. at least theres a direct flight to NY now
06:06:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> i see 40+ operas this year
06:08:13 <Dave from B™> wow
06:09:04 <Dave from B™> Cheapest non stop flights from Bozeman/Blgs are usually LV, LA, Phoenix, Sea, Portland
06:10:47 <STS - laptop> So jealous. I was a music major in college.
06:11:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> opera isn't cheap. operas in most of those cities too. flights for Mem Day from DC were about $700 ... so I got one with miles
06:12:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice STS - i have a week in NY in early May for Ring Cycle and 2 other operas
06:12:17 <STS - laptop> Looks like we're going to have our first 1hr50min interval in quite a while!
06:12:49 <STS - laptop> Ah! Wagner is incredible
06:13:52 <STS - laptop> Quite a bit of preplay this go around.
06:14:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> warming up ... -27 now
06:16:34 <STS - laptop> OF has had a few intervals over 2 hours, yes?
06:18:47 <STS - laptop> Getting close...
06:19:06 <KittyM*> That's what I thought a while ago, LOL
06:21:23 <STS - laptop> An anomoly
06:21:43 <Kat> Crazy!
06:21:46 <KittyM*> Well we are close to 2 hours.
06:22:21 <CraigC> boom
06:22:23 <Joe> 1 h 59 min
06:22:26 <STS - laptop> There is goes
06:22:28 <KittyM*> there!!
06:22:39 <STS - laptop> We were so close!!!
06:22:42 <KittyM*> Beautiful!
06:22:44 <Kat> Awesome start!
06:23:10 <Brimstone> That's what I was waiting for
06:23:32 <Brimstone> Static is saturated
06:24:31 <BWaggs> Great... just about 2hrs on the nose
06:24:57 <KittyM*> right
06:26:32 <Brimstone> Made its own fog bank
06:27:16 <Ryan> Dave, whats your SB prediction??
06:27:16 <CraigC> hey Ryan
06:27:23 <Ryan> Morning Craig
06:27:40 <BWaggs> Does the extreme low temp this morning contribute to longer intervals?
06:27:57 <STS - laptop> No
06:28:06 <STS - laptop> I don't believe so
06:28:10 <LindaG> Yvon Chouinard is donating 10M to grass roots orgs fighting climate change, that's the money the patagonia got from the new tax cuts. Nice
06:29:03 <CraigC> LindaG, Yvon is incredible, he and the other guy, forgot his name, the one that drowned in Chile last year, they bought and made a National Park in Chile
06:30:13 <LindaG> Yes, fascinating lives. I'll have to buy more from patagonia. 😉
06:31:39 <LindaG> I think the other man owned north face at one time.
06:31:50 <Kat> Wish I could see through the fog Ha ha!
06:31:52 <CraigC> LindaG, there is a movie called 180 degrees South about them doing that
06:32:33 <CraigC> Doug Tompkins
06:32:59 <LindaG> I've yet to see it, have to find it.
06:33:22 <CraigC> Tompkins was one of the founders of The North Face, which began as a ski and backpacking retail and mail order operation before it was bought out by VF Corp. in 2000. He also founded with his wife, Susie, the Esprit clothing company in San Francisco in 1968.
06:34:00 <Brimstone> He died in 2015, not last year
06:34:39 <CraigC> yeah, sorry
06:34:51 <CraigC> time frames get weird as I get older
06:34:57 <Brimstone> I'd forgotten about that
06:35:09 <Joe> daisy
06:35:29 <Casey> I think so, Joe. Looks like a Daisy plume
06:35:55 <CraigC> hey Kevin
06:35:57 <Joe> darn fog
06:36:17 <Ryan> daisy
06:36:56 <Kevin L™🍡> Morning
06:37:38 <Ryan> And something else in the giant/grand area
06:37:48 <CraigC> Kevin L™🍡, why do you have a popsicle?
06:38:06 <LindaG> Hi Kevin, did you have to trudge through snow this morning?
06:38:09 <Kevin L™🍡> Cold down here
06:39:16 <Kevin L™🍡> I guess Flagstaff got 32" of snow yesterday breaking a record set in 1915.
06:39:23 <Kat> Something to right of Giant/Grand area too
06:39:47 <CraigC> 32"??? wow
06:39:56 <LindaG> CraigC, watch "valley uprising" on Netflix if you have it.
06:41:31 <LindaG> Maybe grotto?
06:41:48 <Kat> Artemesia?
06:42:01 <Ryan> Probably Grotto
06:42:19 <Ryan> Artemisia and Giant, etc would be obvious
06:42:28 <CraigC> LindaG, I just added it to my watchlist, thanks
06:48:03 <Kevin L™🍡> Just watched the 3h30m late Amtrak in Flagstaff. Still snowing heavy there.
06:49:28 <Kevin L™🍡> The engineer on last knight's train overshot the platform and had to backup 400 feet. Wet rails and brakes are not a good combination.
06:59:56 <LindaG> Kat, uh oh what happened?
07:02:09 <Kevin L™🍡> 7.5 eq in Ecuador left an interesting pattern on the OF seismo.
07:03:22 <BWaggs> Is that the large red block in the middle of the page?
07:04:16 <Casey> I believe it's the spaced out waves starting ~0330
07:04:31 <Kevin L™🍡> No, that is the Manhattan MT 3.8 eq. It is about 1017 UTC and shows as a squiggly line
07:05:03 <Kevin L™🍡> Right Casey.
07:05:18 <Kevin L™🍡> Pretty deep quake at 132 km
07:06:17 <BWaggs> Ah yes... I see it. Manhattan MT 3.8 eq.?? What is that?
07:07:50 <Dave from B™> wow...that is unusual
07:08:55 <Brimstone> M 3.8 - 6km N of Manhattan, Montana IV Time 2019-02-22 06:44:20 (UTC) Location 45.919°N 111.343°W Depth 4.0 km
07:09:59 <CraigC> good thing that eq in Ecuador was on the backside of the Andes... coastal side is so populated and wet, they can get the liquifaction
07:10:26 <Ryan> I think they all got it, Craig.
07:10:36 <Ryan> I have friends in Quito right now and they said it rocked them pretty good
07:11:15 <CraigC> 5.5 in Duran, that is right across the river from Guayaquil.... they may have done some damage
07:11:26 <Kevin L™🍡> Housing not built for any eq there either.
07:11:36 <CraigC> Quito is gorgeous
07:12:32 <CraigC> in the Guayaquil area, lots of areas are cane shacks on stilts over the muddy tide areas
07:12:37 <Kevin L™🍡> My wife lived in Peru for about a year and a half. She says they always had shaking going on there.
07:12:44 <Brimstone> I checked USGS the Ecuador quake was about 3.5 hours after the Montana quake.
07:13:23 <Kat> LindaG, who blew the fog in??
07:13:43 <LindaG> Something big out there
07:14:29 <LindaG> LindaG, I didnt do it! Lol
07:15:09 <CraigC> sorry folks, but I am glad it is foggy, since I have to leave soon :)
07:15:14 <Kat> LOL
07:15:31 <Kat> Not nice Craig! :)
07:15:37 <Dave from B™> Yeah...thinking of only yourself, Craig!:D
07:15:40 <CraigC> I said 'sorry'
07:15:55 <Kat> LOL - you did..
07:15:58 <Casey> Craig is the worst
07:15:58 <LindaG> 😠
07:16:08 <Dave from B™> Craig, just because of that, I hope you're the SB sacrifice today
07:16:26 <CraigC> ok, I'll stay a little longer and not enjoy it with you all
07:16:41 <Kat> Oooh, ouch Dave!
07:16:50 <LindaG> LOL that's the spirit
07:17:07 <Casey> Ok... Dave may be the worst
07:17:20 <Ryan> steamboat will be very early tomorrow morning
07:17:31 <Kat> There's a little blue showing through - there's always hope!
07:18:05 <CraigC> I am hoping it goes between 6 and 8 this evening, before I plop into Netflix mode
07:18:11 <Ryan> 0000-0800
07:18:24 <Ryan> 23 Feb 2019, 0000-0800 is my prediction.
07:18:41 <Kat> I'm getting all these links in different words in my posts? They take you to the maps. How did that start?
07:19:06 <Dave from B™> Casey, was there ever a doubt?:)
07:19:06 <CraigC> Kat, thank Eric, he created that cool stuff
07:19:09 <LindaG> Eric did it
07:19:36 <Ryan> Eric, can we put a tab on this layout for people's predictions? lol
07:19:48 <CraigC> alright, daughter just got here to make me help do demolition work.... ughhh, bbl
07:19:49 <Ryan> Beehive, Giant, Steamboat....
07:20:23 <Dave from B™> have fun Craig
07:21:35 <Ryan> Nother big cloud back there
07:21:47 <Kat> Thanks Eric, I like it actually!
07:21:59 <Ryan> Really big cloud
07:22:17 <Kat> Big cloud!! wish I could see some landmarks!
07:22:48 <Dave from B™> Giant ie
07:22:54 <Ryan> If it lasts long enough I'd say Giant
07:23:05 <Ryan> Cause that is BIG and nothing is due
07:23:05 <LindaG> Grand area would be over split cone I believe
07:23:07 <Kat> I think Giant
07:23:26 <Ryan> 0920ns
07:23:31 <Ryan> If that is what it is
07:23:47 <Joe> looks good for giant
07:23:47 <Casey> A whole lot of steam from Oblong?
07:23:57 <LindaG> So hard to know with it being so cold
07:23:59 <Ryan> No thats probably Giant
07:24:02 <Kevin L™🍡> Rocket Major?
07:24:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> who said they liked the fog bank?
07:24:29 <Casey> I agree it's likely Giant, but there are other options
07:24:45 <Dave from B™> THANKS, CRAIG
07:24:56 <Joe> had grotto earlier, too far right for oblong i think
07:25:11 <Ryan> Thats totally it!
07:26:17 <Ryan> Someone wanna send a text for who ever wants to see the top of the plume?
07:26:19 <Kat> Love it - split cone was the landmark
07:26:48 <LindaG> I will
07:27:12 <Ryan> Kat, Giant started 0920ns
07:27:18 <Ryan> Possibly even 0919
07:27:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> i would say 0920ns wc ? .. dont need the E
07:27:44 <Brimstone> That would explain the big cloud
07:27:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> but if it stops now it would be Oblong probably
07:28:08 <Ryan> The long duration is becoming a less ?
07:28:15 <Ryan> 8mins of a giant plume now
07:28:24 <Ryan> Blow out fog!
07:28:26 <Casey> I agree with Graham. I think wc and E are mutually exclusive (, but I may be misunderstanding the protocol).
07:28:42 <Ryan> E means its was off a data logger
07:28:48 <Ryan> No wc times are E
07:28:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah, less likely to be Oblong as its not shrinking. I have seen 10m Oblong, but not very often
07:29:01 <ynpvisitor74> Go Steamboat picked the wrong name today!
07:29:05 <Joe> my recording shows a plume out of the fog at 0912
07:29:45 <Ryan> I saw the big explosion at 0919.
07:29:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> so maybe its just an ie wc ? time
07:29:57 <Eric Mobile> Not ce
07:29:58 <Ryan> Maybe you saw the hot period or Mastiff?
07:30:07 <Eric Mobile> Nice plume!
07:30:09 <Ryan> But the actual rise above the fog was at 0919
07:30:20 <ynpvisitor50> dang that's big
07:30:33 <Ryan> Shame the fog is blocking it
07:30:40 <Ryan> That would have been a gorgeous view
07:31:03 <LindaG> At 9:13 I commented on it
07:31:39 <LindaG> Which was probably 9:12
07:31:43 <Ryan> We could always figure from duration too. Thats a ten min descrepancy and the end of the plume should show it
07:31:50 <Ryan> Joe, can you share that capture?
07:32:07 <Ryan> Mastiff can make a plume, but I didnt see anything Giant sized until 0919
07:32:24 <GO STEAMBOAT> the biggest plume would be just after the start. duration isnt fixed
07:32:48 <Joe> yes until 0919 there was much fog at 0912 but you could see it develope then the upper fog cleared at 09q9
07:32:50 <Dave from B™> Could it be the first Giant SB Day of 2019?
07:32:53 <Ryan> Fair enough, but I think you'd see a reduction in size at the end. I forgot there is a bit of a steam phase
07:33:10 <Ryan> Can you share that capture, Joe?
07:33:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> so we are at 6 5 1 now ...... Giant closing in on SB
07:33:20 <Ryan> Even a screen shot at 0911, 0912, 0913?
07:33:31 <LindaG> It definitely grew since I mentioned it, I didnt thinkmwhat i saw was explosive
07:33:36 <Joe> give me a few min
07:33:48 <Ryan> A Giant start is pretty explosive in terms of its plume.
07:33:56 <Ryan> Mastiff would be much gentler
07:34:23 <Kat> Can I get on the e-mail list? I don't think I get any.
07:34:44 <Eric Mobile> At these temps even mastif surges could make a nice sized plume I bet.
07:35:19 <LindaG> Kat, you mean text?
07:35:31 <Dave from B™> Kat, look to the right at important links and you can sign up for the text alerts
07:36:20 <Ryan> Yeah, I think it could have been a strog hot period, or even a Mastiff at 0915-0917 before the 0919 start.
07:37:51 <CraigC> all the dings brought me back, thanks
07:38:05 <Ryan> No, no thanks to you! Fog whisperer!
07:38:10 <CraigC> :)
07:38:12 <Ryan> ;)
07:38:13 <Dave from B™> Yes, thanks, Craig:)
07:38:44 <Dave from B™> Ryan, CraigC has the disease:) He can't get away
07:38:47 <Lori $> Good morning! Thx for txt!
07:38:56 <Ryan> Someday soon we will see that from the Inn and get the entire plume
07:39:33 <LindaG> CraigC, it was waiting for you to leave
07:39:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> but we wouldnt have seen it at all RYan, cam would have been pointing at OF
07:39:49 <CraigC> LindaG, :)
07:39:50 <Kat> Thanks Dave!
07:39:53 <Ryan> OF wasnt in window...
07:40:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> still generally pointingat OF
07:40:12 <GO STEAMBOAT> or the hill
07:40:32 <CraigC> now I will leave again..... maybe Giantess will go
07:40:35 <Ryan> Hopefully with gazers in basin the cam ops will be able to see things like GHP on GT....
07:40:47 <Ryan> It will be tough, for sure.
07:41:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats possible if they get entered quickly. often not entered quikly as the key person is still taking notes
07:41:43 <ynpvisitor50> will have to cut down some trees for that
07:42:11 <Joe> riverside
07:42:17 <Ryan> I think a text should be sent. If the camera isnt pointed at Giant - even thirty seconds warning is enough
07:42:44 <Kat> If you think the time should be changed let me know and I will do. :)
07:42:44 <Ryan> Just a simple "GHP" by anyone in the basin
07:43:09 <LindaG> I sent text for giant
07:43:12 <Brimstone> Quite a morning performance
07:43:24 <Ryan> I meant for a Hot period from in basin to give the cam ops warning
07:43:37 <LindaG> Ok
07:43:37 <Steph> LindaG, Thanks so much!
07:43:52 <LindaG> Yw
07:44:02 <Lori S> Brimstone, indeed,
07:45:18 <Ryan> There is always blowback from that idea - people sending texts in basin.
07:45:46 <Ryan> In basin people are afraid of feeling like they have a responsibility to do so while paying attention to Giant.
07:46:00 <Ryan> Webcam people being afraid of not having enough warning...
07:46:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> remember we have had 20 GHP in a day before too ..... alert fatigue
07:47:19 <Ryan> I mean, its better than not knowing at all.
07:48:18 <Ryan> GO STEAMBOAT, I think something could be worked out.
07:48:26 <Joe1> giant start? foggy 0912:27 yuo decide
07:48:40 <Ryan> I think if webcam watchers are getting you overnight times then the in basin people can help us see Giant
07:48:44 <Dave from B™> I think a quick GT entry for GHP would be the best
07:49:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> we will see what overnight times are available when the cam moves. depends on the rules. there might not be any
07:49:38 <ynpvisitor50> no rules?
07:49:39 <GO STEAMBOAT> other than OF OF OF
07:50:01 <Ryan> Joe, I think its questionable at besrt. 0920ie for Giant is most likely
07:50:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> hum, 2 are blue and one is not
07:50:28 <Joe> it was hard to see
07:50:40 <Ryan> I saw what you saw, but it was intermittent.
07:50:43 <Casey> I'm perfectly pleased with people posting as they please. Many have been incredibly generous with their sharing of information. I think it is wiser to be happy with those contributions than to risk ill will that could result from compulsory posting.
07:51:01 <Ryan> The 0919 plume was sudden, strong, and sustained
07:51:38 <Dave from B™> Agree, Casey. All posts are appreciated but not mandatory
07:51:40 <Joe> i agree the 0912 was faint
07:51:46 <Ryan> Casey, I specifically addressed the issue of compulsory posting. I simply mean that if the webcam watchers can provide an overnight Beehive time, etc. then a simply GHP text would be appreciated.
07:52:00 <Dave from B™> 912 was a BIG Feather:)
07:52:06 <Casey> GHP text from whom?
07:52:28 <Ryan> Anyone in the basin, someone who hears the call, the person making the call... etc
07:52:47 <Ryan> I've called a Giant start, and a hot period, so I am aware of what I am asking.
07:53:44 <Ryan> But I also know the webcam is a major PR boon for the NPS and gives lots of us our only access to the geysers.
07:53:55 <Casey> Ok. I'm confused by the semantics then. Are you suggesting compulsory texting instead of compulsory posting?
07:54:11 <Ryan> I am not suggesting compulsory ANYTHING
07:54:23 <Ryan> I am simply suggesting that someone could do it
07:54:32 <Ryan> Weve never had a GHP text...
07:54:56 <ynpvisitor50> oh, couldpulsory texting
07:55:11 <Ryan> Basically
07:55:20 <ynpvisitor50> like being voluntold to do something
07:55:27 <Ryan> Jesus, that happens any time anyone ever talks about text alerts from the basin.
07:55:35 <LindaG> Kat, I dont think I can beat giant, so I'll settle for the usual. Hope u have a good day, thanks for the show.
07:55:44 <Ryan> "Hey could you send a text if theres a hot period."
07:56:16 <Ryan> Youre not being voluntold, or anything. Its a question.
07:56:38 <Casey> Ok. The language like "09:42:17 ‹Ryan› I think a text should be sent." and suggesting that night posts from webcam entitles us to specific information from in basin comes across a little harder than a simple request.
07:57:12 <Ryan> Alright, if thats how you interpreted it then I am sorry.
07:57:16 <Kat> Thanks Linda! You too! Think I'm going to movies - it's hot here!
07:57:18 <Casey> Deal
07:57:53 <LindaG> Kat dont tell Kevin. Haha
07:58:00 <Ryan> Part of me does think that if the webcam watchers put in overnight times that something should be offered in return; however I dont think a giant hot period text is any more required than the overnight times are.
07:58:08 <Kat> Linda, text me if Gary doesn't take the cam. I
07:58:26 <LindaG> Ok I will
07:58:29 <Kat> Not a word to Kevin!
07:58:48 <Ryan> I do know that I personally, when I was in the park, was able to text people about Fan and Mortar and Giant and I was calling both. That's me personally.
07:59:32 <Casey> Let's just agree to disagree then Ryan (,but I do appreciate your willingness to contribute when in basin).
08:00:18 <Ryan> <09:45:18 ‹Ryan› There is always blowback from that idea - people sending texts in basin. >
08:00:24 <Ryan> <09:45:46 ‹Ryan› In basin people are afraid of feeling like they have a responsibility to do so while paying attention to Giant. >
08:00:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> my take on the steam clouds is that the improvement seen at 0919 is an improvement in visibility as it clears on the left side too. I can see big steam very high at 0912 but obscured by a lot of fog. I think 0920ie wc is a good call
08:00:38 <Ryan> Literally the very first thing I addressed. Its not a disagreement, Casey.
08:01:05 <ynpvisitor27> Remember - all GT entries are volluntary, they are valid and important even if entered days or weeks later
08:02:35 <Joe> i agree Graham the earlier was too foggy to say for sure
08:02:57 <Kat> I changed my entry to ie with the same time.
08:03:44 <Kat> Thanks for the help with that...much appreciated!
08:04:00 <Dave from B™> If we had FRS calls available to us we wouldn't need any texting...ohhhh, did I open up another can or worms?
08:06:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> yes Dave there was a round of discussion on that one too
08:06:50 <ynpvisitor74> If we know it was Giant, the earlier time is fine. Did the cold freeze people’s common sense?
08:07:17 <ynpvisitor27> Dave from B™, Go to Five
08:07:29 <Joe> well, you have a video to see giant happen and will have the capture to see tonight, now off to PT
08:07:35 <ynpvisitor74> The logger will show it eventually
08:08:46 <Dave from B™> have fun Joe
08:09:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> we have no common sense here, thanks for pointing that out 74
08:09:34 <Dave from B™> I am disappointed Jim S won't be there this year. HOW DARE he go somewhere else for the summer!:)
08:10:18 <Casey> He should have at least hired somebody to go and cover his shift
08:10:36 <LindaGp> Is he the guy that always comments that you jinx It?
08:11:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> elk on Electric Peak cam
08:11:45 <Micah> I'm hoping I get enough time to get early morning observations, in lieu of his absence. Maybe I'll even text out the info....
08:12:34 <Casey> Oh... Micah
08:12:48 <ynpvisitor94> Are you living at OF this summer Micah?
08:13:01 <Micah> Yep
08:13:16 <ynpvisitor94> With mornings off?
08:13:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> there are often others out early that took Jim a while to get into it
08:13:34 <Micah> Probably not all of them because I'm a tour guide.
08:13:46 <Micah> I know.
08:14:12 <Micah> I honestly don't know how much time I'll have to gaze.
08:14:19 <ynpvisitor94> For Xanterra?
08:14:19 <Micah> Since my tours are all day ones.
08:14:25 <Micah> 94 yes
08:14:52 <GO STEAMBOAT> will be hard for you to gaze much on work days ... but you get to see the park :)
08:14:57 <Micah> Yes.
08:15:08 <Micah> It's going to be a good way to see more of the park and learn.
08:15:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> and give us the W Thumb report each day
08:15:34 <Micah> That did cross my mind.
08:15:46 <ynpvisitor94> Big busses?
08:15:48 <GO STEAMBOAT> "nothing erupted" "nothing erupted again"
08:15:56 <Ryan> GO STEAMBOAT, I think the big plume back there at 0919 was Oblong ;)
08:16:13 <Micah> GO STEAMBOAT Hey now. There's always Skinny
08:16:21 <Ryan> It doesnt erupt
08:16:24 <Ryan> It vapes
08:16:30 <Micah> If we're lucky, Ledge Spring will be active this spring.
08:16:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> and Ledge Spring ...
08:16:37 <Micah> That would be a new geyser for me.
08:16:39 <Ryan> It boils
08:17:12 <GO STEAMBOAT> it cleared its ruoff and water level was rising and boiling more as i watched it for 1h+ last month
08:17:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> it has got to be active now
08:17:50 <Micah> Yeah.
08:18:01 <Micah> It's going to be a snowy April methinks.
08:18:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> the runoff area was clear when i got there, but its big, over half the rim area
08:19:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> i wanted to see it erupt but Tristan wouldnt let me stay any longer
08:22:22 <Dave from B™> Micah, I'm excited for your new adventure
08:22:33 <Micah> Thanks.
08:22:40 <LindaGp> Not sure about bubblers
08:22:42 <Micah> I'll be in the park from April 18-October 16
08:22:47 <Dave from B™> Linda, that is Udo who thinks I'm the SB jinx
08:22:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> are you going to run the gazer shuttle to Steamboat?
08:23:03 <Dave from B™> hahaha
08:23:08 <Micah> If you're willing to pay 88 per adult.
08:23:12 <LindaGp> Ah ok couldn't remember name
08:24:03 <LindaGp> Sometimes you miss the people you love to hate. Lol
08:24:27 <Dave from B™> Micah will be learning about Xmas Tree rock, Chocolate Pots......
08:24:48 <Dave from B™> haha, Linda. Jim calls waves on Grand
08:24:55 <ynpvisitor27> driving a big bus? or a yellow bus Micah?
08:24:59 <Micah> Big
08:25:04 <Micah> I have to get my CDL
08:25:55 <ynpvisitor27> I guess so! No Great Fountain for you
08:26:05 <Kat> Split Cone??
08:26:07 <Dave from B™> I didn't realize tour guides had to drive...I thought you just had to talk!
08:27:23 <LindaGp> See any splashes
08:27:44 <Micah> Nope. We all drive. Unless it's a step on.
08:27:54 <Kat> No, steaming
08:28:51 <LindaGp> Micah, when I was at grand canyon drivers had a set script. Do you?
08:29:10 <ynpvisitor94> Won’t you have a guide on the bus with you?
08:29:25 <Dave from B™> Linda, just think Jungle Cruise drivers:)
08:29:26 <Lori S> Script=NOT interpretation
08:29:44 <Lori S> Xanterra guides interpret
08:30:12 <Micah> Linda, Generally yes.
08:30:15 <LindaGp> Thats goos, i thought it qas tacky to have a script
08:30:45 <Lori S> They are now trained as NAI Certified Interpretive Guides
08:30:50 <LindaGp> *good
08:31:16 <LindaGp> Excellent
08:32:34 <Lori S> When I managed Transportation, we sent Mr Quinn to become a Certified Interpretive Trainer
08:32:57 <Dave from B™> haha..that's funny. He could have trained the trainer
08:33:22 <LindaGp> Having general areas to hit is nice but in GC if you took more than one tour it was basically the same
08:34:30 <Lori S> Dave, true. But NAI has a way to organize things that was new at the time.
08:35:06 <Lori S> There's a New Geyser? Who knew .
08:35:37 <Micah> It might be the same thing as Solstice
08:36:48 <Micah> Anyways, I'm stepping down from my REI on March 30, and then heading to Yellowstone a few days before my start date. I'll be visiting Yosemite a week or so into April.
08:37:10 <Dave from B™> Yosemite waterfalls will be AMAZING this year
08:37:24 <Micah> I'm very excited.
08:37:28 <Ryan> Yosemite is.... not quite in line from Seattle to Yellowstone
08:37:31 <LindaGp> Fireball is this week
08:37:41 <LindaGp> Firefall
08:37:57 <Micah> It's not meant to be Home-> Yosemite -> Yellowstone.
08:38:12 <Micah> It's Home -> Yosemite -> Home -> Yellowstone
08:38:22 <Ryan> Well.
08:38:27 <Ryan> La-tee-dah then
08:38:28 <Lori S> Jealous
08:38:42 <Micah> Never been to Yosemite so it's a new experience.
08:38:47 <Lori S> Of the road trip nd the guiding :)
08:39:17 <Micah> Maybe I'll actually see a bear this year for the first time since 2007
08:39:24 <Micah> I sure hope so for my guest's sake.
08:39:31 <Ryan> You saw one in 2014
08:39:33 <Ryan> by canyon
08:39:35 <Ryan> Remember?
08:39:49 <Micah> I never saw the Mom or the cub.
08:39:58 <Dave from B™> If you see a bear in Yosemite, you'll laugh. They are SMALL
08:40:10 <Ryan> Oh, yeah - you just heaved my terrified blob of a body into the car and drove off
08:40:18 <Micah> Correct.
08:40:32 <Dave from B™> Micah, you will see bears in April
08:40:34 <Ryan> Good times :) :heart:
08:40:48 <Micah> I sure hope so Dave, and Ryan yes.
08:41:09 <Micah> Alright gang. I'll be back later. Have my DOT physical appointment in a little bit. Toodles.
08:41:49 <ynpvisitor14> Early griz out a Steamboat Point now.
08:41:51 <Dave from B™> Glacier Point Viewpoint in yosemite is one of my favorites
08:44:43 <LindaGp> I swear there are bubblers
08:45:49 <Kat> So hard to tell!
08:46:11 <Dave from B™> Off for my surgery preop appt....Go SB!
08:46:37 <LindaGp> Be well
08:47:02 <LindaGp> Kat, it's so cold that everything is steaming
08:47:46 <LindaGp> Bee went off around midnight
08:52:38 <ynpvisitor27> question on the "E" on Giant?
08:53:37 <Kat> Question?
08:54:01 <ynpvisitor50> it was EEEnormous
08:54:07 <Casey> It was updated. It should now be "?" without the "E".
08:54:21 <Casey> nevermind... the "?" was removed too
08:54:32 <Kat> I updated it - it is now 0920 ie
08:54:55 <Kat> and yeas - it was enormous!
08:55:00 <Kat> *yes
08:55:21 <ynpvisitor27> thx
08:55:46 <Kat> it was a group review and discussion for 0920 ie
08:56:14 <ynpvisitor27> thx I was here but 'not here'
08:57:24 <LindaGp> Things are going to start happening soon
08:59:12 <Ryan> Who ever entered that can note that it was seen possibly as early as 0912 but 0920 was a definite ie. Either way the logger will override it
08:59:23 <Kat> No problem 27
08:59:46 <Kat> I entered it.
09:00:49 <LindaGp> OF and daisy may overlap
09:01:26 <LindaGp> And castle and grand may overlap
09:02:57 <Kat> That would be OK!
09:04:45 <LindaGp> Kevin trying to melt that popsicle?
09:05:24 <Kevin L™😎> It has melted. Sunny out now but still cool at 47°
09:05:46 <LindaGp> Making progress
09:09:23 <Kevin L™😎> Supposed to be 70° for the dirt race next week
09:09:54 <LindaGp> OF ie
09:10:17 <LindaGp> Wow
09:10:30 <Kevin L™😎> Poof!
09:10:40 <Brimstone> Winning the photogenic contest today
09:11:04 <ynpvisitor14> Fluffy in the cold is fun!
09:11:42 <Kent> Been away. News on cam move?
09:12:21 <LindaGp> No more news, spring I think
09:13:05 <Kat> No news yet. Waiting on rescheduled work order. Early spring we were told.
09:13:24 <Kent> Thanks. I am still grateful that the current one is working.
09:14:12 <LindaGp> Yes it was great they could switch back
09:14:28 <LindaGp> Daisy
09:15:56 <LindaGp> Thats quite a plume for daisy
09:22:21 <LindaGp> Grand
09:22:27 <LindaGp> .
09:22:28 <LindaGp> .
09:23:03 <Kat> Nice!
09:25:51 <LindaGp> Pretty darn tall
09:26:41 <LindaGp> Castle should be impressive too!
09:27:05 <Steph> Beautiful! All the right stuff today!
09:29:56 <Kat> I was skeptical first thing this morning - but this has turned out to be a great day!
09:30:11 <LindaGp> Sure has
09:30:52 <LindaGp> See split cone Kat it lines up
09:31:43 <Kat> Exactly!
09:32:09 <Kevin L™😎> Looks like a nuclear 2nd
09:32:18 <Steph> WOOT!
09:32:27 <LindaGp> Really bigger than giant
09:32:53 <Brimstone> Who said watching steam plumes couldn't be fun?
09:33:16 <LindaGp> Hehe
09:33:33 <LindaGp> Castle is next
09:34:06 <LindaGp> Then what am I going to do the rest of the day?
09:35:24 <Steph> I've been planning my summer flowers....
09:35:58 <LindaGp> Hmmm I have taxes to do but flowers sounds better
09:38:28 <ynpvisitor91> so I take it I just missed Grand?
09:39:11 <LindaGp> Yes it was impressive
09:39:25 <ynpvisitor91> nice, nothing on GT yet
09:39:55 <LindaGp> Ur right i have to enter
09:46:22 <Eric> It's going to be a beeautiful Bee today!
09:47:00 <LindaGp> Went off at midnight so not sure
09:47:27 <Kat> I think Bee today...
09:47:36 <LindaGp> Still can't tell if bubblers
09:47:51 <Eric> Yah...Bee now links :-D
09:48:06 <Eric> Well if you don't have periods in front of it :-P
09:48:44 <LindaGp> Hehe we have serious bubbler problems and u are thinking links. Haha
09:51:23 <Eric> Hey, I love technology and geysers, what can I say :-P
09:51:38 <LindaGp> 😊
09:53:31 <LindaGp> Bee has been moody lately so anything goes today
09:55:22 <LindaGp> Finally can see where its coming from
09:59:30 <LindaGp> LC ie
10:00:10 <ynpvisitor91> wasn't Grand a 2 burst?
10:00:47 <ynpvisitor91> chat posts sure made it sound that way
10:02:08 <LindaGp> I could not see the spikes, it was very tall, but foggy
10:03:02 <ynpvisitor91> the post said bigger than Giant, so I thought I had missed a 2 burst
10:05:18 <Brimstone> I think it was a 2-burst. The plume went straight up (Giant's leans sideways), so it was higher than Giant. Not as dense, though.
10:06:23 <Brimstone> If GT doesn't say 2b, that's being careful, because no water at base was visible, so not visually confirmable.
10:06:54 <LindaGp> I left it at 1b, it was very foggy
10:08:10 <Brimstone> :thumbsup::thumbsup:
10:16:09 <Brimstone> So who's phoning home?
10:16:35 <Eric> ET
10:17:44 <LindaGp> Stream is sputtering even delay on camera when I touch screen
10:19:09 <Eric> Yep...lot's of stutter
10:25:31 <LindaGp> Indy inthink
10:25:32 <LindaGp> .
10:25:33 <LindaGp> .
10:26:37 <LindaGp> Yup
10:28:00 <Eric> woot
10:28:05 <Eric> thanks for the text
10:28:21 <Eric> Bee
10:28:31 <Stephanie> Thanks for text! and camera is working for me again! yay!
10:29:12 <ynpvisitor91> I must be on delay
10:29:25 <LindaGp> No bee yet
10:29:36 <Kevin L™😎> Nice surprise.
10:29:48 <ynpvisitor21> Eric is confusing people
10:29:54 <ynpvisitor91> Thanks, Eric posted BEE, trying to confuse us
10:30:06 <Kitt> No Beehive yet
10:30:17 <Kitt> I am not on delay
10:31:05 <LindaGp> OF is due also
10:31:43 <ynpvisitor91> I hope it waits for BH to finish
10:31:58 <Kitt> me too
10:33:53 <Kitt> no indy posted yet
10:34:21 <ynpvisitor91> Cam op catches up after
10:34:42 <LindaGp> Yes
10:35:33 <ynpvisitor21> Is that the indicator or back bubblers?
10:35:50 <Kitt> it is the indicator
10:36:15 <Kitt> Beehive
10:36:17 <ynpvisitor91> it's nice to have indy on GT when it happens so we know how long it has been going
10:36:32 <ynpvisitor91> treat for the OF watchers
10:37:11 <Stephanie> Ahhh! I love Bee!
10:37:12 <Kitt> yes, they are all saying, "What is that one?"
10:37:16 <ynpvisitor91> rainbow
10:37:27 <LindaGp> Yay
10:37:31 <ynpvisitor100> oh cool, I almost missed it!
10:37:31 <Kitt> Rainbow and blue bird sky
10:38:14 <Brimstone> Well played, Beehive, well played
10:38:15 <ynpvisitor91> enjoy the sky as it is not staying long
10:38:24 <Kat> WooHoo!
10:38:30 <ynpvisitor100> love the rainbows
10:38:48 <ynpvisitor91> a rainbow curtain today
10:38:59 <Kitt> where is the sky going?
10:39:13 <ynpvisitor91> back to snow Kitt
10:39:21 <LindaGp> Wish I was standing there
10:39:31 <Stephanie> Me tooooooo!
10:39:34 <Kitt> look, one lucky person on each side of bee
10:39:45 <Kitt> lot of steam from down basin
10:40:11 <LindaGp> Might be castle
10:40:24 <Kitt> not due yet
10:40:35 <ynpvisitor91> yes it is
10:41:09 <Kitt> says 1330 plus/minus 45 min
10:41:12 <ynpvisitor91> right in GT prediction window
10:41:14 <LindaGp> gt had early
10:41:43 <LindaGp> Of ie
10:41:49 <LindaGp> Nope
10:42:10 <ynpvisitor91> nice we can see BH steam on static
10:42:15 <Casey> OF preplay has tricked a lot of people lately
10:42:38 <KittyM*> Including me LOL
10:42:43 <LindaGp> Well that was nice
10:42:48 <ynpvisitor91> thanks BEE that was nice
10:42:48 <Kitt> probably Grotto steam
10:43:32 <Kitt> Why does GT have Castle for 12:40 and NPS for 13:30?
10:43:37 <ynpvisitor91> did you see the steam on static? It was BH
10:44:25 <ynpvisitor91> Almost 14 hours now for Castle, GT is correct
10:45:30 <ynpvisitor50> because sometimes the NPS adds the wrong prediction interval following major-major versus minor-major
10:45:46 <ynpvisitor50> and sometimes GT screws that up too
10:46:52 <Kitt> ok, have a good day
10:47:22 <LindaGp> Bye
10:47:30 <Stephanie> Bye!!
10:48:06 <ynpvisitor118> Bye
10:49:15 <Stephanie> .
10:50:55 <LindaGp> OF ie
10:50:57 <Dave from B™> ..
10:51:18 <LindaGp> Darn it's not
10:51:38 <ynpvisitor91> it'll happen Linda
10:51:47 <Casey> Twice on one eruption, Linda?
10:52:08 <LindaGp> Yup
10:53:18 <Casey> Gonna make it 3?
10:53:57 <Casey> It happens. As "faithful" as OF is, it sure is a tease.
10:54:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> did I miss anything?
10:54:40 <Casey> Lot's of OF preplay
10:54:41 <KittyM*> Bee
10:54:43 <LindaGp> Just bee
10:54:46 <KittyM*> I mean you missed bee
10:54:48 <Casey> Oh yeah... bee too
10:54:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> no SB yet. i caught it as i got to my moms due to the text, thanks
10:55:19 <GO STEAMBOAT> i have to enter something on GT ... and update the counts....
10:57:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> 6 5 2
10:58:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> Tristan heard a dual tis morning
10:59:02 <LindaGp> OF ie
10:59:20 <ynpvisitor91> she heard it?
10:59:42 <LindaGp> 3rd time is the charm
10:59:54 <Casey> Yay! Go Linda!
11:00:06 <Lori S> LindaGp, :thumbsup:
11:00:12 <ynpvisitor91> not much of an OF after all that
11:00:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> very steamy with the low temps. You can hear the bubbles burst and crash
11:00:52 <ynpvisitor91> ha, so NO GIANT??
11:01:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> she didnt see Giant, she was driving
11:01:20 <ynpvisitor91> see the NOTE
11:02:02 <Dave from B™> Based on your comment that Grand was larger than Giant, I'm not surprised
11:02:09 <ynpvisitor91> there in lies the problem with calling steam clouds
11:02:27 <ynpvisitor91> especially without a ?
11:02:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> oh, didnt know Kristine was there. probably Grotto then
11:02:45 <Casey> Grotto with a Rocket major start, maybe.
11:02:48 <LindaGp> Definitely yaller than giant
11:03:00 <ynpvisitor91> or Grotto Fountain?
11:03:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> especially when theres a fog bank and you cant see where it comes up from
11:03:32 <LindaGp> Tall and skinny
11:03:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> it lasted a long time, likely just Grotto
11:04:07 <GO STEAMBOAT> so 6 4 2
11:04:08 <LindaGp> Castle
11:04:26 <Casey> Should we flag the Giant eruption on GT then?
11:04:31 <Dave from B™> nice to see water at Castle
11:04:38 <Dave from B™> flag away
11:05:30 <Lori S> Lunch crowd got a threefer
11:06:19 <Sam> Sure looked like Giant
11:06:47 <Eric> Cold temps do that... :-(
11:07:05 <Eric> Sure will be interesting to get the E data
11:07:25 <LindaGp> Grand was tall had a hard time keeping the whole thing on screen, but there was much to it. Giant was shorter but much more dense and it spread out
11:07:58 <Casey> No way there would still be snow on the platform if it was Giant. I'm still waiting on the 11/29 - 12/1 E data.
11:08:40 <Brimstone> Wow, no Giant. That's a surprise. Sure was a big steam cloud.
11:09:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> i hope the logger survived the winter
11:09:52 <Eric> Yep, me too!
11:10:13 <Casey> I'm just happy Morning is surviving the Winter. I hadn't heard of the 2/4 observation, so I thought it had been months since a confirmed eruption.
11:11:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> it may have been. there was a solid snow bank before that eruption and in the fall the Ftn intervals were very regular and looked like no Morning activity
11:11:15 <ynpvisitor3> too bad there's no real desire to check to see if it is working
11:11:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> i hope the Morning logger is working and we get good data from it
11:11:57 <Casey> Do we have a Morning logger now or can we just infer duals from super long Fountain eruptions?
11:12:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> not sure theres no desire 3, but other priorities and everything is hard to do in winter
11:13:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> theres a logger on Morning I believe, was placed just before winter season I think. first time theres been a logger there that I know of
11:13:56 <Casey> Awesome! I loved reading that Transactions article that inferred eruptions, but a logger on Morning is even better.
11:17:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah Casey, we have seen some shorter duals that fall in the grey area, like 44m ftn which makes it hard to know if it was just a really long ftn eruption. Same for trifectas, some were closer to the ftn dual durations
11:17:51 <Casey> It wouldn't be Yellowstone if it weren't constantly changing.
11:18:07 <GO STEAMBOAT> people would have spent a lot more time there last year if it wasnt for the other two big shwoff's
11:19:51 <Casey> I believe I heard some saw Steamboat, Giant, and a Fountain Morning dual all on one day in September.
11:20:05 <Dave from B™> Morning sits are fun...lots going on in the area
11:21:28 <Casey> Looks like I was factually incorrect. I can't see a day on GT where that was possible. Oh well. It was fun to imagine. Now I'm wondering what I actually heard.
11:23:07 <GO STEAMBOAT> i saw them in one trip, but i dont think they were reported in one day
11:23:27 <CraigC> Casey, find out what days Graham was in the park, those are the days that all the geysers erupted
11:24:18 <Casey> I was thinking it was a morning Steamboat, afternoon Giant, and sunset dual. I'm pretty sure I conflated stories on accident.
11:27:17 <Casey> Doesn't fit my memory at all, but it was probably Steamboat and Giant both on 9/1 and the dual later in the same trip or was all three 9/6-9/8 but in a different order than I remember and over ~48 hours
11:27:31 <BWaggs> up to a whopping 21 degrees now... balmy
11:27:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats what i saw ... but LGB F&M were on a different day
11:28:28 <Casey> I liked it better when I could believe my delusions.
11:29:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> didnt F&M erupt that same day in moonlight? :)
11:29:30 <Casey> So Graham, which F&M is your favorite?
11:30:35 <Casey> (UGB) F&M was in the middle of an 18d+ interval at that point (assuming no missing entries in GT)
11:31:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> hard choice. I would go with LGB because big bursts from both of them...and so rare
11:32:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> in 2013 i was at LGB F&M for all the chances and not at UGB F&M although I did luck out and catch it during a gap between Ftn eruptions
11:32:37 <LindaGp> So based on castle now, major or minor?
11:33:04 <LindaGp> I called it at 12:04
11:33:56 <Casey> Already posted as a major. I never noticed a clear steam phase, but I didn't pay close attention.
11:34:28 <Casey> With that said, Castle is not my expertise (in basin much less on webcam).
11:34:36 <LindaGp> Ok hallmark mine major
11:34:51 <LindaGp> *mark
11:37:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> hum, Kristine posted a pic of a pretty clear platform and what looks like steam venting out of Feather. Maybe Giant did erupt. Her photo doesnt show the Giant sign area tho
11:38:49 <Casey> Uh oh. Did I prematurely flag that eruption?
11:39:04 <Bill> To answer the question above, there is a Morning logger. If it survived the winter is another question.
11:39:16 <Casey> Thanks Bill. Great news.
11:40:02 <Brimstone> Just saw on Twitter that YNP could get 2-3 feet of snow through Tuesday.
11:40:49 <Casey> Is that photo publicly accessible, Graham?
11:42:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> its in her personal feed.
11:43:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe Kat will repost it as a 0920ie ? time
11:43:21 <Joe> as far as castle goes i saw water jets as late as 1318 and then a wind blown steam phase, pretty majory :) in my book
11:43:40 <LindaGp> Daisy
11:44:03 <Casey> Good catch, Linda.
11:44:10 <Jake> how long was the steamcloud visible this morning?
11:45:29 <Casey> Very imprecise, but it felt like ~1 hour
11:45:29 <Jake> going to need an alternative explanation if it wasn't Giant
11:45:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> I am going with it being Giant as it looks like Feather is steaming and I have only seen that post-Giant
11:45:40 <GO STEAMBOAT> so back to 6 5 2
11:46:49 <LindaG> Took this screen print this morning
11:48:39 <Jake> it makes sense interval-wise. it would have to be a major event to make that cloud
11:48:53 <Joe> Jake, giant steam cloud was until at least 1032
11:48:57 <Jake> like an Artemisia triple major or something
11:48:58 <Dave from B™> alternative explanation would be Grotto but I don't understand the GT note then
11:49:16 <Jake> or Link or Cyclops Spring
11:49:39 <Casey> Steam clouds were huge this morning for everything
11:50:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> picture shows snow around bijou but not in front of Giant. photo cuts off at Giant cone edge so cant see if the Giant sign is still there.
11:50:27 <Jake> hmm, I didn't think about Grotto
11:50:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> so most signs (maybe all) were not washed, but that can happen to all of them except the Giant sign
11:51:02 <Casey> Now I feel like I was complicit in concealing a Giant eruption. I'm going to put myself on GT probation until this is resolved.
11:51:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> an there is snow on the platform but I dont think the snow around bijou/catfish would have to wash, its probably ice coated like the patches at F&M that dont wash in winter
11:51:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> we can always add it back
11:51:50 <Jake> I see the picture now. there's no snow around Giant
11:52:03 <Brimstone> If I had to testify in court, I'd swear it was a Giant eruption cloud. :p
11:52:21 <LindaGp> My screen print was taken at 9:44 so about a half hour in.
11:52:28 <Jake> the photo does not provide sufficient evidence to say that Giant did not erupt
11:53:03 <Jake> Brimstone, eye witness testimony is notoriously faulty
11:53:58 <Dave from B™> haha Jake
11:56:05 <Joe> Jake dosen't mean anything but here is the giant? start
11:56:25 <Jake> Dave, a co-worker is moving to Billings and I told her I know someone that runs a seafood market. she was pleased to hear that there is such a thing in Billings
11:57:24 <Joe> steam in fog about 0912:27 fog clear somewhat 0919~
11:58:56 <Brimstone> I know what I saw. Why is there no Giant emoji??
12:00:06 <Jake> thanks, Joe. I didn't know it was that fogged in at that time
12:00:44 <Brimstone> The start video isn't that convincing. When the cloud became more visible, and the breadth and density were apparent, then it was Giant-ish.
12:01:38 <Jake> a search for "giant emoji" comes with extra large emojis
12:01:47 <Joe> yes Brimstone I agree
12:02:00 <Brimstone> BTW, I have no emotional, political, or financial interest in whether Giant erupted or not. >(
12:02:39 <GO STEAMBOAT> i put Giant back.on GT - it looks like GT wants to merge it with the flagged entry tho, so I had to trick GT into keeping it. could be a problem when a E time comes in
12:02:48 <Jake> I saw the plume later and I agree that it looked Giantish
12:02:50 <Joe> it will not buy me a cup of coffee either
12:03:44 <LindaG> I'll post again, giant this morning
12:04:27 <Casey> Do we have a capture of the Grand eruption for comparison?
12:05:06 <LindaGp> Unfortunately not, but I couldn't keep in screen from farthest point
12:05:45 <Casey> That's what makes me question it the most.
12:06:46 <LindaGp> That grand was so much higher.? GRAND went straight up
12:08:28 <Joe1> 1122 grand
12:08:30 <Casey> Exactly. I question the Giant eruption since the steam cloud was significantly smaller than Grand's.
12:09:46 <Casey> Now that I see it, the Grand cloud doesn't seem so massive. Huh..
12:09:50 <LindaGp> Great Joe it really shows the difference.
12:10:38 <Casey> Still very different character than the supposed Giant steam cloud. I'm leaning grotto, but that is at best a guess.
12:11:15 <Casey> There is some steam in the giant area now. I vote Giant should erupt this afternoon and remove all doubt.
12:11:23 <Brimstone> What's really needed is another Giant eruption cloud (positive ID) to compare to.
12:11:37 <LindaGp> I might have one
12:12:10 <Casey> Steam clouds from the same geyser can look very different given all the other variables involved.
12:13:08 <Dave from B™> Jake, make sure your co-worker checks us out. Thanks for the doing some advertising for me!:)
12:13:34 <LindaGp> Nope
12:13:48 <Joe1> giant previous
12:14:51 <Jake>
12:19:04 <Brimstone> Check out the end of this one:
12:19:27 <Kevin L™😎> :) Just found out I may get the same seats for the truck race last week as I had in the Fall race!
12:20:30 <LindaGp> Congrats
12:20:48 <LindaGp> OF ie
12:21:42 <Joe> NICE kEVIN
12:21:53 <Kevin L™😎> May possibly also get them for the Xfinity race on Sat.
12:22:08 <Joe> lucky guy
12:24:15 <Jake> argh, Brimstone, I don't like giving views to such low quality vids that are ripping off the GOSA feed
12:25:16 <Jake> but the videos posted look a lot like what happened this morning
12:25:40 <Kevin L™😎> I just hope the logger worked.
12:27:03 <LindaGp> So I think Lion is the only one left today
12:28:38 <Brimstone> sorry - I was just looking around
12:28:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> and SB
12:29:11 <Dave from B™> Congrats, Kevin!
12:29:19 <LindaGp> Yes and SB! 😊
12:29:34 <Kevin L™😎> Don't forget Aurum
12:29:45 <LindaGp> Oh aurum!
12:30:01 <LindaGp> Well the days not over
12:31:43 <Kevin L™😎> I have to make Navajo taco shells for supper toknight so I will probably miss Aurum.
12:32:05 <Joe> sprinkler, little cub and NG are in play:)
12:32:13 <LindaGp> Darn of
12:32:41 <Kevin L™😎> That is one thing I won't miss on the new cam.
12:33:08 <LindaGp> Little Cub did happen
12:34:15 <LindaGp> Kevin dis you see Bee?
12:34:48 <Joe> it will happen again :)
12:35:03 <Kevin L™😎> I did get the Bee
12:35:29 <LindaGp> Joe, 😊
12:35:52 <LindaGp> Nice rainbow
12:36:06 <Kevin L™😎> It was a good one.
12:37:13 <LindaGp> LC ie
12:37:19 <LindaGp> Joe knows all
12:40:39 <Joe> Idont think so, but there it isd:)
12:41:02 <LindaGp> You summoned it up
12:41:10 <Joe> is*
12:54:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> Ranger Rebecca commented that only the Giant sign rolls now. Kristing didnt say if the Giant sign rolled and we cant see it in the picture, so it might have rolled.
12:55:20 <Bill> SO!
12:55:57 <Bill> I don't want the signs to roll. I appreciate that gazers use the signs rolling as a signal that an eruption has occurred, but that's not the purpose of an identification sign.
12:56:31 <Bill> That being said, I've talked to her about getting a bluetooth logger down there so that we have a scientific way of telling if and when it has erupted.
12:56:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> well we will disagree on that. theres a sign on the railing and a photograph, so people can easily figure out which one is Giant
12:57:00 <Kevin L™😎> :thumbsup:
12:57:09 <Bill> If/when we put one down there all the interp rangers would have access to a bluetooth logger since it's only protected by a password.
12:57:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> the other geysers the sign helps a bt and i dont care if they roll although at one time they were placed so we could tell if Mastiff had erupted
12:58:09 <Bill> I mean you can disagree, but that's literally what the sign is. If it's not helping identify we can always remove it since we shouldnt be going out there to disturb the thermal features.
12:58:54 <Bill> There's a logger on it currently, but it's a microstation so we'll only be downloading it 4 or so times a year. I think a bluetooth one would be a nice thing to put there for you guys and interp
12:59:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> it helps in gaining knowledge of the thermal features, i believe thts part of what the NPS wants to do.....
12:59:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> agree that abluetooth logger would be nice
13:00:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> when you walk out in the morning its an easy tell if the sign rolled. harde r to wait for a bluetooth download
13:00:14 <Bill> We also need to preserve our features. If we have to go out and walk on the feature to replace an identification sign that rolls then that's not a wise thing for su to be doing.
13:01:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> the ever present conflict between protection and enjoyment
13:02:22 <Bill> For sure. I'm pushing really hard to get move involvement for more people than just park staff.
13:02:34 <Kevin L™😎> Some of the old OF pictures were scary where people were.
13:03:25 <Bill> It's going to be a process, and we'll have to figure out the best way to do things.
13:03:45 <ynpvisitor100> I've heard there are some avid gazers that are volunteers. Could they be given access to download loggers too?
13:03:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> I appreciate the info you communicate bill
13:05:10 <Bill> ynpvisitor100, here's what I'll say. The app is HOBO mobile and I'm going to give the password to interp. It will be "their" logger(s). I cant control what happens from there and I'll reset the password if interp requests it.
13:07:25 <ynpvisitor100> Not sure what "involvement" means then.
13:08:24 <Micah> Check yourself 100, they're working on it.
13:09:14 <Dave from B™> wb, Micah
13:09:48 <Dave from B™> Bill, can you explain a bluetooth logger to me? You can download right from the VEC without going to Giant?
13:11:00 <LindaGp> LC ie
13:11:05 <Bill> Correct. Anyone with the app and the password can download the data. If i was able to make it "read only" i would give out the password to anyone, but having the password also lets you erase the data and start anew
13:11:19 <Bill> It has about a 40-50ft line of sight connection.
13:11:30 <Joe> Dave, if I do not see you this weekend, have a great Monday, wishing you the best.
13:12:05 <Joe> nice lc
13:12:26 <Bill> Right now interp has 3 that I've deployed for them. They've requested Giant be added to that, and I'm happy to oblige with that. It may be "redundant data collection" since there's already a logger there but i definitely see the use case.
13:12:50 <LindaGp> Joe, it wont stop lol
13:13:04 <Joe> :)
13:13:20 <Dave from B™> It's fun to watch the progression of technology
13:13:52 <Dave from B™> Thanks is at 1145 monday so I may be on from home Mon am
13:14:09 <Bill> oh man, good luck, Dave!
13:14:10 <Joe> good
13:14:17 <LindaGp> Goos luck dave!
13:14:28 <Dave from B™> Thanks everyone
13:14:48 <Dave from B™> Bill, are you feeling a little caught up now that we are a few weeks past the shutdown?
13:14:59 <Bill> oof. Yes and no.
13:16:06 <Joe> I'll be at Dr. appts Monday morning so I WON" BE HERE
13:16:14 <Bill> As far as pressing matters we are behind on interviews for our GIP (guest scientist. Last year it was the person doing thermal inventory). My last interview is in 15 min
13:16:30 <Joe> won't be here*
13:16:53 <Dave from B™> Your sign comment brought me back to the current YNP book I'm reading about Cam Sholly's father Dan called Guardians of Yellowstone. He had a chapter talking about Virgil the signmaker. One year they made 18 Whiskey Flats gigns for the picnic area and 18 months later, they ran out because they always got stolen.
13:16:55 <Bill> The rest of the stuff is just things i wanted to get done over the winter. It's not urgent, but it's important to how we manage our data. A lot of that got pushed way back.
13:17:17 <Micah> Good luck with those interviews.
13:17:36 <Bill> It's a problem, Dave! We have a building full of signs for features that are ready to replace stolen ones.
13:17:51 <Dave from B™> I didn't realize it was such a huge problem
13:18:40 <Bill> The team we had over the summer did a stellar job of keeping up with them. At least one of those employees will be back.
13:19:40 <Dave from B™> Signmaker also made a mistake on one of the signs near the PF parking lot that satayed up for a couple years according to the story...instead of OF Geyser Parking it said Old Faithful Geeser parking
13:19:58 <Bill> hah!
13:21:56 <Bill> I think we stockpiled on signs a few years ago. Not sure many new ones are being made.
13:22:24 <Dave from B™> I hate to see so much time wasted because of vandalism by others
13:22:34 <Bill> I'm not a fan of the teal on grey signs. We have such a huge inventory of those though so i dont see them going away any time soon.
13:23:23 <Dave from B™> I'll love the old signs with the yellow....There is still one at Punch Bowl Spring
13:23:39 <Micah> I don't think so anymore Dave.
13:23:42 <CraigC> Dave from B™, so don't steal it
13:23:43 <Micah> Unless I don't remember it.
13:23:50 <Bill> Hah!
13:23:55 <Dave from B™> It was there last year, Micah
13:24:13 <Bill> There's some signs still out at the reservoir and one of the other features back in Norris that i can't recall right now. Still super visible after all these years.
13:24:34 <Bill> Shoot what was it called. Had something to do with mercury i think
13:24:36 <Dave from B™> You need to get those in a museum before they're all gone
13:26:43 <Bill> OK interview time. I'll be back in an hour or so. Dave if I dont see you when I get back, get well soon!
13:27:05 <Kevin L™😎> Thanks for all you do Bill.
13:27:34 <Dave from B™> Thanks Bill. I really do appreciate you popping in here!
13:27:54 <Bill> Of course. I'm honestly happy to help and I want more involvement. Just remember I have a different angle on this that I have to balance with that desire.
13:28:10 <Bill> And I'm not even close to the top of this particular food chain
13:28:14 <Bill> Cheers
13:28:45 <Micah> You're thinking of Realgar Springs Bill I think. It's supposed to have one of those old signs.
13:29:24 <Dave from B™> goodnight Bill
13:30:17 <CraigC> Micah, hey, I read about your new job as tour guide, that sounds really cool, congrats
13:30:34 <Micah> Thanks Craig.
13:31:13 <CraigC> Micah, and good luck with potty stops..... that is the worst thing in the park right now, IMO
13:31:34 <Kevin L™😎> That is why the make Depends.
13:31:48 <CraigC> ha, good point
13:32:44 <Kevin L™😎> BTW Athearn is doing the Front runner engine in Front Runner paint due early 2020.
13:33:04 <Kevin L™😎> I assume more cars will follow.
13:33:12 <CraigC> Kevin L™😎, dang, stop telling me stuff like that.... :)
13:33:39 <Kevin L™😎> Just announced it today.
13:33:59 <CraigC> I bet next time I open Facebook, there will be an ad for an N-scale Frontrunner
13:34:11 <Kevin L™😎> :)
13:34:46 <Sam> Next up: Lion
13:34:48 <ynpvisitor71> Good night shift over. Enjoy
13:34:59 <Kevin L™😎> Good Knight
13:35:45 <ynpvisitor71> Huh lost my name oh well
13:36:17 <Joe> can yiu put the cam in wide
13:37:17 <Sam> You wanna know who I miss? Snow. ⛄️
13:37:38 <Micah> You can keep your inconvenience powder.
13:38:15 <Sam> LOL - Snow was fun to see back in November/early December!
13:38:30 <Eric> Nice discussion about the Bluetooth logger....welcome to the 20th century :-D
13:39:04 <Sam> Kind of the guard of OF
13:39:43 <Eric> Bummer that HOBO doesn't have a read only "backpack" mode. Letting a segment of users grab the data
13:39:47 <CraigC> Micah, do you know what route you'll be guiding?
13:40:43 <Micah> Lower Loop primarily.
13:41:22 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
13:41:48 <CraigC> how much time is each trip?
13:42:25 <Micah> A day
13:43:53 <Dave from B™> Craigc, and don't think I'm going to forget you throwing me under the bus with the don't steal the sign comment:):D
13:44:33 <CraigC> Dave from B™, you're kinda old, you better write it down
13:45:20 <CraigC> I already forgot saying it :)
13:45:22 <Kevin L™😎> He couldn't spell it Craig.
13:45:33 <CraigC> haha
13:46:09 <Dave from B™> :D:D
13:47:17 <Joe> lc
13:48:46 <Kevin L™😎> You have to be kidding. The owner of the Patriots was arrested in Florida for 2 counts of soliciting. How stupid.
13:49:16 <Kevin L™😎> Riverside?
13:49:18 <Joe> riverside
13:49:53 <CraigC> stupid that there is still a stupid law against adults doing what they want, IMO
13:51:43 <Eric> Stupid that he got caught?
13:52:03 <Eric> I heard his balls were deflated :-P
13:52:25 <CraigC> LMAO
13:52:41 <Eric> OF
13:53:18 <CraigC> Eric, BTW, thanks for inspiring me on the smart watch... it has prompted me to be more active ever since
13:53:29 <Eric> Nice classic OF shot:
13:53:33 <Kevin L™😎> You would think that someone with that amount of money would not go to a sleezy massage parlor.
13:53:39 <Eric> You are welcome watch has done the same for me!
13:53:53 <Eric> Yep...pretty dumb
13:54:17 <Eric> It's amazing what you can take inspiration from...but my watch pushes me to do more and do better.
13:54:28 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
13:54:43 <CraigC> constant feedback helps
13:54:51 <CraigC> not from the geyser....
13:54:59 <Eric> I started off with a fitbit....and dumped that pretty quickly after about 1.5 months
13:55:31 <Eric> The screen went half dead, so it was a good time to transition and take it back to costco.
13:55:32 <CraigC> my g/f gave me a fitbit a christmas a year ago, I asked her to take it back :)
13:55:46 <Kevin L™😎> My daughter was in Disneyland yesterday and put on 30,000 steps in the rain. Paying for it today.
13:56:05 <Eric> My daughter and wife love their fitbits...I just needed something a little more concrete
13:56:22 <Eric> That is a lot of steps Kevin!
13:56:32 <CraigC> I use Amazon reviews a lot, and the fitbit had too many bad reviews
13:57:04 <Eric> It's a good intro to workout device, basic motivation.
13:57:32 <CraigC> Eric, do you drink any beer on your low carb thing?
13:57:42 <Eric> I crosscheck all my amazon reviews over the last couple years...too many companies dumping fake reviews into it.
13:58:03 <CraigC> Eric, same, I also google for reviews, too
13:58:13 <Eric> Only when someone I know is drinking it and usually only on special occasions.
13:59:16 <CraigC> I hadn't had a beer since the first of the year, but I read about Bud Select 55, only 1.9 carbs, so I got some.... it hardly tastes like beer, but better than nothing in the evening
13:59:28 <Eric> I am not really hardcore about anything when going out and enjoying myself...but when home, I stick to pretty much whole foods.
13:59:43 <Eric> I would rather drink water :-P
14:00:02 <Eric> and then have a good beer on the weekend.
14:00:11 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
14:00:42 <Eric> The holidays where tough....I had a beer advent calendar I was doing with a group of friends...a beer every day!
14:00:57 <Eric> I didn't gain any weight, but I sure didn't lose any either.
14:01:28 <CraigC> not gaining during the holidays is a HUGE feat
14:01:52 <Eric> Yes....I was really surprised. But I did keep up a decent workout routine, which helped a lot
14:01:58 <Joe> real beer is good for you, many microbrews fill ith bill
14:02:10 <Joe> the*
14:02:37 <Eric> real beer isn't bad for you, it just contains a lot of carbohydrates, which I am trying to restrict in my diet.
14:03:44 <CraigC> Polygamy Porter is my favorite, from Wasatch Breweries here in Utah
14:04:17 <Eric> I brewed beer for a long time...l really do love it.
14:04:37 <Eric> My favorite beer is usually the one in my hand :-P
14:05:00 <Joe> that fits my hand also
14:08:10 <CraigC> down in Moab I tasted a Coffee Stout that was good
14:08:54 <CraigC> then they wanted about $25 to fill a growler..... it wasn'
14:09:01 <CraigC> wasn't that good
14:09:09 <Eric> haha
14:09:11 <Joe> i went to a few company schools in Hillsboro, or. they had many microbrewers in the area, tried them all
14:09:58 <Eric> Yep, portland has a lot of microbreweries...but they are closing at a rapid pace :-( Too much saturation in the market.
14:10:42 <Eric> My favorite style of beer is Flanders Red. It's a slightly sour/balsamic vinegar type taste.
14:11:15 <Eric> Definitely not for everyone...but if you ever get a chance, try a rodenbach beer.
14:11:17 <Kitt> Greetings
14:11:25 <Kitt> Giant Geyser did erupt
14:11:38 <Joe> great
14:11:38 <CraigC> one opened up a few miles from me, I stopped in, then saw the $14.00 for ONE bottle.... went to Smiths and got a sixer of porter for $8
14:11:42 <Kitt> rangers went down and confirmed Bijou is dead
14:11:56 <Joe> thanks Kitt
14:12:07 <Kitt> The Giant sign has been rolled months ago
14:12:10 <CraigC> Kitt, cool news, thanks
14:12:25 <Kitt> the other signs are not positioned correctly to roll
14:12:34 <CraigC> is rodenbach a brand or type?
14:12:40 <Kitt> and visitors showed the rangers photos
14:13:02 <Kitt> anyway just fyi
14:13:16 <Joe> tks again
14:15:04 <Joe> daisy
14:16:17 <Eric> Thanks Kitt...I thought we had a rebecca report that snow was still on the platform!
14:17:10 <Eric> Rodenbach is a brand of beer, they sell multiple styles, but flanders red is what they are known for.
14:19:38 <CraigC> found this, but never seen it;
14:21:54 <Joe> lc
14:25:28 <CraigC> I'll have to look for some of those next time I am in Wyoming. Utah doesn't have the best selectins
14:26:54 <ynpvisitor27> Rebecca didn't report the snow Eric, that was Kristine per Facebook
14:31:27 <Dave from B™> So, is anyone going to drink a beer before me tonight? You have about 45 minutes!
14:31:54 <Dave from B™> Nothing to drink since Sunday so I'm thiorsty
14:32:28 <CraigC> challenge accepted.... I won
14:33:21 <Dave from B™> hahahahahaha
14:33:42 <CraigC> I was about to go shopping, but your idea sounded better
14:33:58 <Dave from B™> your welcome!
14:34:34 <Dave from B™> Have a great evening everyone! I need to get a couple errands done before I quench my thirst
14:34:50 <CraigC> my gf just messaged that she is going to dinner with her son, so I don't need to cook tonight
14:34:59 <CraigC> cya Dave, enjoy
14:35:20 <Eric> Night Dave...good luck on the surgery Monday!
14:35:45 <Dave from B™> Thanks, Eric!
14:36:14 <CraigC> you'll be here again before Monday, no?
14:36:54 <Eric> Ahh, my bad 27...Graham mentioned Rebecca about the logs rolling and I missed the connection there :-(
14:37:11 <Dave from B™> Yes, I'll be here tomorrow trying to get some things done before I become a one armed bandit for a week
14:37:48 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
14:43:24 <Kevin L™😎> It will be interesting to see how Dave's spelling is next week.
14:50:03 <CraigC> it will be slower....
15:15:09 <lc> what about Giant, did it erupt this morning?
15:15:28 <Kevin L™😎> Sounds like it did.
15:16:11 <Kevin L™😎> See Kitts posts at 1611
15:17:44 <lc> thanks Kevin
15:18:10 <lc> I just saw Kristine's note, was confused.
15:19:19 <lc> I did see the steam cloud this morning, didn't have a doubt at the time.
15:32:18 <Kevin L™😎> Grand ie
15:43:29 <ynpvisitor91> Giant did NOT erupt
15:43:45 <ynpvisitor91> and I just missed Grand again...
15:43:52 <ynpvisitor91> not good timing today
15:45:38 <ynpvisitor91> I don't understand why Graham did not change his Giant post.
15:50:14 <Sam> Lion steaming?
15:50:36 <LindaG> It's been purring all day
15:50:58 <Sam> Hopefully it roars soon!
15:51:18 <LindaG> Hope so
15:51:57 <Ryan> 91, Kristine was mistaken, Giant did erupt apparently
15:52:05 <Sam> What’s the longest period it’s gone without erupting?
15:52:24 <Sam> I know it went over 3 days when geyser hill had its disturbance
15:52:42 <Micah> It's went dormant for long periods before.
15:52:55 <Micah> I don't know off the top of my head what the record is, but probably some number of years.
15:53:09 <Sam> Oh really? Fascinating!!
15:53:16 <Micah> Yes.
15:53:30 <Micah> Because it goes dormant when Lioness and Big Cub are active.
15:54:10 <Sam> I see. Yeah, I haven’t seen those two since I started watching.
15:54:37 <Micah> That's because they haven't erupted since the 1970s or 80s
15:54:59 <Sam> LOL - that’d make sense then.
15:56:54 <Eric> Yes, Kitt came on here to pass along the info, but it's not on GT.
15:58:05 <Eric> 16:11:42 ‹Kitt› rangers went down and confirmed Bijou is dead + visitors showed rangers photos (of it erupting?)
15:58:22 <Eric> The () text is mine
15:59:03 <Eric> Anyway...above my pay grade. I will wait for logger data.
15:59:35 <Ryan> You can only point out the obvious so many times :P
16:18:14 <Kevin L™😎> Been an interesting day anyway
16:18:16 <Joe> i see Grand was seen by an in basin person
16:20:33 <Kevin L™😎> I am sure glad there were some feet on the ground for Giant anyway. Another month and we would have no clue (not that we had much of one anyway).
16:22:46 <Joe> yes feet on the ground was great for giant today
16:48:51 <Joe> daisy
16:49:09 <LindaG> Cool light
16:49:43 <Kevin L™😎> At 7° it is downright cold light!
16:50:09 <LindaG> 😆
17:08:36 <ynpvisitor116> Did OF go? Looks like it’s steaming pretty good
17:15:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> i updated my Giant post so it shows the rangers observations.
17:18:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> also its back as the primary
18:12:28 <Kevin L™😎> Looks like one of those Knights again. :P
21:39:57 <ynpvisitor58> Lion