Showing logs for date: 2019-03-18
22:00:09 <ynpvisitor107> 😁
22:11:55 <ynpvisitor93> 22 degrees, nice. It will melt to
22:12:08 <ynpvisitor93> tomorrow
22:12:35 <ynpvisitor93> Would also be a good night for Giant. Good viewing
22:16:51 <ynpvisitor115> If Giant went now, the steam cloud would be monumental.
23:00:50 <ynpvisitor115> Lion
00:34:24 <ynpvisitor55> riverside
05:00:55 <CraigC> mornin
05:01:41 <LindaG> Joe are you here?
05:01:45 <Kat> morning Craig
05:01:54 <ynpvisitor55> yes
05:02:02 <CraigC> hey Kat
05:02:08 <LindaG> Hi Kat
05:02:08 <CraigC> hey Linda and Joe
05:02:21 <ynpvisitor55> hi RAIG
05:02:29 <Kat> Hey all!
05:02:47 <ynpvisitor55> Craig*
05:02:49 <Sam> Morning all
05:03:10 <CraigC> steam in Giant/Grotto area, no?
05:03:13 <CraigC> hey Sam
05:03:33 <ynpvisitor55> linda, go ahead and take the shifts
05:03:56 <LindaG> Ok I will
05:04:39 <Kat> Craig it was larger and brighter before
05:05:17 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
05:05:18 <LindaG> Something risingbabove clouds down basim
05:05:44 <CraigC> OF!!!
05:05:58 <CraigC> right on the prediction
05:08:10 <ynpvisitor55> Linda i saw your pm and replied there also
05:10:17 <LindaG> It just got covered up but a plume is developing down basin by giant area
05:11:22 <Kat> It has been there for a little while
05:21:41 <LindaG> Will be nice viewing once the fog clears
05:21:49 <Kat> :)
05:22:32 <CraigC> *if
05:22:40 <CraigC> j/k, it will
05:23:00 <LindaG> CraigC, good morning
05:23:13 <CraigC> hey Linda
05:30:09 <Kat> Daisy?
05:30:47 <ynpvisitor55> yes
05:47:03 <LindaG> camops check your emails
05:52:21 <ynpvisitor55> looks good, hope it works
05:52:40 <LindaG> Me too
05:55:35 <ynpvisitor76> New cam setup?
05:57:40 <Kat> Switch over to happen today this AM followed by testing. Here we go!
05:58:40 <ynpvisitor76> Guess it is March already
05:58:48 <Kat> :)
05:58:57 <CraigC> switching to the new cam on the Inn?
05:59:06 <ynpvisitor76> What is the timeline (planned?) for the rest of us so we at least have some idea what to expect.
05:59:21 <ynpvisitor55> yes
05:59:39 <ynpvisitor55> 1 hour from now
06:00:12 <ynpvisitor55> going dark, who knows how long
06:00:19 <ynpvisitor55> :)
06:00:32 <LindaG> Enjoy the view now
06:01:02 <LindaG> I predict giant in an hour 😉
06:01:26 <ynpvisitor66> Is Yellowstone going to explode?
06:01:53 <CraigC> LOL
06:02:00 <CraigC> yes, but we don't know when
06:02:06 <ynpvisitor55> if all their ducks are in a row, cam change should go smoothly
06:02:38 <ynpvisitor55> or should i have said bison:)
06:02:46 <LindaG> I'll miss this view but the new one will be better
06:03:20 <ynpvisitor76> Something I just thought of, does the new one face into the sun in the morning? Could be glare-y
06:03:32 <Chancellor> sounds good, new to the page but not to Yellowstone
06:03:56 <LindaG> Chancellor, welcome
06:04:39 <CraigC> Chancellor, welcome....
06:04:48 <Chancellor> thanks we live in Great Falls, MT, go to the Park 5-6 times a year
06:04:56 <ynpvisitor55> it faces old faithful from the roof of the in so for a short time yes 76
06:05:22 <Pound of Curium> Bold prediction, LindaG, but it seems due
06:06:30 <Kat> Welcome Chancellor!
06:07:23 <ynpvisitor55> i think giant in ~two days
06:07:24 <Kat> I'll miss this view as well - it will take some getting used to the new view and operating
06:08:18 <CraigC> Chancellor, a cool feature on this page is the seismometer on the right side of the page. YNM seismo is at the Norris Museum. about 2/3rds up is a signature for the Steamboat eruption that occurred yesterday
06:09:36 <LindaG> Pound of Curium, joke really, they are moving cam in an hour
06:10:33 <Chancellor> yes, thank you. Hope to see Steamboat erupt some day. Love the NGB.
06:11:10 <LindaG> Pound of Curium, Murphy's law and all
06:17:37 <ynpvisitor76> Steamy Beehive is steamy.
06:20:23 <ynpvisitor26> That isn't good this morning.
06:22:35 <Kat> Steamy with bubblers
06:23:00 <LindaG> Yay
06:24:16 <ynpvisitor76> Maybe it will hold off like yesterday, maybe it is waiting to inaugurate the new camera.
06:24:26 <Kat> Bee better get busy or no audience this AM!
06:25:17 <Kat> Debuting the new cam would be awesome too!
06:25:56 <CraigC> you guys seem pretty optimistic that it's going to go well this time
06:26:09 <ynpvisitor76> ..
06:26:35 <LindaG> Grand
06:26:38 <CraigC> I've already decided to go visit my mom and then go biking :)
06:26:50 <LindaG> Nope maybe spas
06:26:57 <Kat> :) Glass half full kind of Monday!
06:27:39 <Kat> Some sun day for me with a nice walk or bike ride...
06:27:58 <KittyM*> What's this about the new cam? when are they doing it?
06:28:08 <Kat> This AM
06:28:25 <KittyM*> oh wow, time flies
06:28:26 <ynpvisitor76> Craig, the last time you left it gave us Giant.
06:28:37 <CraigC> You're welcome
06:28:45 <ynpvisitor76> So, with all the love in the world: leave.
06:28:50 <CraigC> hahahaha
06:28:57 <ynpvisitor76> :love:
06:29:28 <CraigC> worst was the time we were watching NG, and I went to the fridge for a pepsi and it went
06:29:28 <ynpvisitor55> no love Craig, just go :)
06:29:47 <CraigC> ok ok.... no need for the cattle prod
06:30:10 <Kat> Come back soon Craig! :p
06:30:24 <ynpvisitor76> Its a beautiful morning, hopefully that makes it easier for them.
06:30:32 <CraigC> but seriously, not leaving for a few
06:31:36 <ynpvisitor55> they know which circuit not to move so they are way ahead this time :)
06:31:59 <Kat> :) Good thing !
06:33:26 <LindaG> I'm already getting pollen alerts here! Spring must be here!
06:34:38 <CraigC> birds are arriving en masse
06:35:20 <LindaG> I have a pine warbler at feeder, that's exciting
06:35:30 <ynpvisitor55> pollen alerts allready, it has to be HISfault!
06:35:50 <Kat> OF
06:36:18 <LindaG> Beautiful
06:36:32 <Chancellor> I agree
06:38:20 <ynpvisitor55> solitary ie
06:38:50 <LindaG> Spasmodic is creating a huge plume
06:39:41 <Kat> It is huge! Had to check
06:40:28 <LindaG> At first i thought it was grand
06:40:43 <Kat> This cam is so dirty - new one will be clean!
06:40:53 <ynpvisitor999> What is too big
06:40:59 <Kat> I did too..
06:41:20 <LindaG> Spasmodic is generating huge plume
06:41:22 <Kat> Grand due soon
06:42:30 <LindaG> Zero degrees, that explains it
06:42:51 <LindaG> ynpvisitor999, hi
06:43:03 <Kat> It was 2 earlier??
06:43:05 <ynpvisitor999> hi
06:43:13 <Kat> Hello
06:43:38 <ynpvisitor999> I'm chinese
06:44:04 <LindaG> 😊
06:44:31 <ynpvisitor999> I have been paying attention to Huangshi recently.
06:44:50 <LindaG> Hi kevin
06:45:35 <ynpvisitor55> sprinkler
06:45:47 <ynpvisitor999> Recently, Yellowstone's reading is not normal.
06:46:31 <LindaG> How so?
06:47:21 <LindaG> Bee burp
06:50:08 <Kat> Riverside
06:51:12 <LindaG> Everything is going big today
06:51:40 <ynpvisitor999> 😨
06:51:42 <Kat> 0 Degrees now and lots of big plumes!
06:53:00 <Kat> Love the plume above the low lying clouds
06:53:25 <ynpvisitor55> lc ie
06:53:46 <LindaG> Another plume next to spasmodic dont think it is grand
06:53:58 <Kat> lc
06:57:28 <ynpvisitor76> Could be West Triplet, Rift, or Turban.
06:57:49 <ynpvisitor76> Probably Turban. Pretty early in the window for the first two
06:57:51 <ynpvisitor999> How are so many black smoke?
06:57:59 <LindaG> Thought maybe turban
06:58:46 <LindaG> ynpvisitor999, I think its the way the light is hitting them
06:59:15 <Kat> I think light too...Wow!
06:59:22 <ynpvisitor55> magma :)
06:59:31 <Kat> :D
06:59:35 <ynpvisitor76> Steam is not usually black smoke....
06:59:36 <LindaG> ynpvisitor55, 😛
06:59:59 <ynpvisitor999> no😭
07:00:15 <LindaG> Optical illusion, happens frequently
07:00:34 <ynpvisitor55> Mary Greely would like magma
07:00:52 <LindaG> Sure would
07:03:14 <ynpvisitor55> 2 min behind schedule
07:03:27 <Mike J> See you all on the other side of the transition.
07:04:16 <LindaG> Mike J, hope none of us gets lost
07:04:51 <Kat> I want a tutorial! Hehehe
07:05:14 <Kevin L™🌵> Isn't it an hour away?
07:05:17 <LindaG> Big bee burp
07:05:45 <ynpvisitor55> 9am router was to move
07:06:24 <Kevin L™🌵> OK, that makes sense.
07:06:38 <ynpvisitor999> 白饭和校长在吗
07:06:54 <ynpvisitor55> yes
07:07:06 <ynpvisitor16> Mind the gap
07:07:18 <ynpvisitor999> 还有吉
07:07:25 <Kevin L™🌵> I am still trying to wake up. Late knight yesterday.
07:07:45 <Kevin L™🌵> Depression?
07:09:04 <LindaG> Big puff
07:09:49 <Kat> Can't tell Kevin
07:09:59 <Kat> Lots of steam
07:10:19 <ynpvisitor999> 吉,你会说中文?
07:10:25 <Kevin L™🌵> I am calling it. There is steam down the runoff channel
07:10:46 <Kat> You're right
07:10:59 <Kat> :)
07:11:11 <ynpvisitor16> Nice shadow from Fluff
07:14:55 <Kat> Splash Bee
07:18:09 <ynpvisitor34> Would be nice if BH would go before they pull the router
07:18:52 <LindaG> Yeah
07:19:06 <Kat> :) Hoping
07:19:14 <Kevin L™🌵> It will get pulled when Indy is going.
07:19:18 <ynpvisitor55> i wouldent be surprised if they forgot the keys to the buildings.
07:19:29 <Kat> Kevin.....
07:19:29 <LindaG> Lol
07:19:47 <ynpvisitor55> wouldn't*
07:20:18 <Kevin L™🌵> There are plenty big rocks there...
07:20:29 <ynpvisitor55> GRAnD
07:20:32 <Kevin L™🌵> Nice Grand!
07:20:33 <ynpvisitor67> Grand?
07:20:42 <Kat> Yeah
07:21:07 <LindaG> Nice!
07:21:13 <Kevin L™🌵> One of those atomic starts
07:21:50 <ynpvisitor16> SC too
07:23:37 <Kat> SC blocking!
07:23:47 <LindaG> Kat can you pull back a second tom see how tall?
07:25:16 <LindaG> Thx pretty darn tall
07:25:45 <ynpvisitor999> but why?
07:25:46 <ynpvisitor55> reaches the sky :)
07:26:34 <LindaG> ynpvisitor55, sure does
07:27:56 <LindaG> So dense cant see spikes
07:29:22 <ynpvisitor76> looks like a possible second
07:29:30 <ynpvisitor76> that was pretty thick
07:30:03 <Kat> I think there's a 2nd
07:30:36 <Kevin L™🌵> I'll 2nd that!
07:31:11 <Kat> :)
07:35:20 <Casey> Morning!
07:42:43 <ynpvisitor76> I keep thinking the Indicator has started.
07:42:54 <ynpvisitor76> The steam is doing weird things this morning :D
07:43:20 <ynpvisitor999> what happened?😱
07:43:35 <ynpvisitor76> Happy belated, GO GIANT
07:43:43 <GO GIANT> it time yet?
07:43:57 <GO GIANT> Thank you 76
07:43:59 <LindaG> Past time
07:44:06 <ynpvisitor16> Standing by
07:44:19 <GO GIANT> At least SB showed up to celebrate with me
07:45:05 <CraigC> are you and SB the same age?
07:45:35 <GO GIANT> are off my gift list this year Craig
07:46:15 <CraigC> :)
07:46:18 <LindaG> No I didnt quit
07:46:57 <GO GIANT> Glad i am taking the night off....dealing with new cam would be too stressful
07:47:11 <ynpvisitor16> :) :) :) No new cam today
07:47:12 <Kat> Temp up to 16 - that was quick!
07:47:40 <ynpvisitor55> 47 min off of schedule...does not bode well!
07:47:40 <ynpvisitor16> Back to work
07:47:48 <GO GIANT> Ah, i didnt see that change for the cam
07:49:02 <LindaG> GO GIANT, it should be interesting
07:50:40 <LindaG> Well I guess not, so we'll see bee today
07:50:47 <Kat> I think the change will be around noon - that's when the T1 moves
07:51:03 <LindaG> Its cancelled
07:51:15 <ynpvisitor76> Nice, what reason this time?
07:51:16 <CraigC> ynpvisitor16, did they postpone the cam change?
07:51:25 <LindaG> Yes
07:51:35 <LindaG> Snow
07:51:36 <CraigC> thanks
07:51:47 <ynpvisitor76> .....snow?
07:52:01 <ynpvisitor76> Last time they tried was in a blizzard and today they blame snow.
07:52:20 <CraigC> ynpvisitor76, it is cold white precipitation, but that's not important.... (reference Airplane)
07:52:28 <Katie> Good morning
07:52:36 <LindaG> Yes cant reach because of snow
07:52:36 <Kevin L™🌵> 😎
07:52:44 <Katie> Accumulated snow, I'm sure - of which there is much more, now.
07:52:55 <CraigC> hey fish
07:52:57 <LindaG> Yes
07:53:05 <fishynp> hello
07:53:15 <ynpvisitor76> Ah
07:53:30 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like it didn't do that light fixture any good either.
07:53:48 <ynpvisitor103> I suspect Dave feels like he is herding cats. He has my sympathy.
07:54:13 <Kat> Nope - it's a mess! I'm sure he's disappointed - been waiting a long time!
07:54:57 <LindaG> Well at least this cam is,still up
07:55:16 <Kat> :)
07:55:30 <LindaG> Small blessings
07:55:41 <Kat> Hi Katie!
07:56:09 <ynpvisitor58> door to where router is :)
07:57:34 <Eric> Morning
07:58:13 <CraigC> wow
07:58:17 <CraigC> hey Eric
07:58:24 <LindaG> Good morning, missed the fun
07:59:36 <Eric> What fun did I miss?
07:59:54 <Katie> If Dave were here, I'd say the last Steamboat looked bigger. ha ha!
08:01:08 <LindaG> Eric, they were going to move cam, but its cancelled
08:01:35 <Eric> Ohh, like permanently cancelled or just temporarily cancelled?
08:01:46 <Kat> Temporary
08:01:49 <LindaG> Temp until april
08:02:04 <LindaG> Router is snowed in
08:02:10 <ynpvisitor55> temp see picture above
08:02:28 <ynpvisitor55> or here
08:02:59 <Eric> I saw that...what, 5 minutes with a shovel to remove that problem :-P
08:03:14 <Katie> With it being inaccessible like that, I hope they have a remote power switch for power cycling should it be necessary.
08:03:21 <Eric> But probably smart to wait....
08:03:42 <ynpvisitor55> They did not bring the people that 0do sh0ove0ls :)
08:04:05 <ynpvisitor55> do shovels*
08:04:08 <Eric> ahhh, must be a CenturyLink issue
08:04:22 <Katie> I think you had it right the first time, 55. ;)
08:04:23 <ynpvisitor55> no nps
08:04:27 <Eric> ohhh
08:04:48 <Eric> oh well, I am in no hurry for the camera move
08:05:07 <Katie> Daisy
08:05:14 <Eric> Smart to wait until they know the process will go fast and smooth.
08:05:18 <ynpvisitor55> daisy
08:05:30 <Eric> :daisy:
08:08:42 <ynpvisitor999> coming
08:15:27 <Chancellor> OF
08:16:16 <ynpvisitor92> fluff19
08:16:34 <Kat> Have a good afternoon! Out for awhile!
08:18:38 <LindaG> U too
08:20:38 <ynpvisitor92> is the other camop on?
08:21:41 <ynpvisitor92> must be
08:23:02 <Katie> ?? Yes, I'm on.
08:28:47 <ynpvisitor92> lc
08:33:44 <Kent> Second try. Has DfB actually seen Steamboat. I know, I should be ashamed :(
08:34:18 <Kevin L™🌵> No he hasn't
08:34:23 <Katie> I believe he has seen steam phase but not water phase so doesn't count it.
08:34:49 <ynpvisitor55> he has stared at dirt :)
08:34:50 <Ynpvisitor...> I shouldn't be mean when he isn't here
08:35:04 <Katie> Everyone else is. ;)
08:35:08 <Katie> Habits are hard to break.
08:36:24 <Katie> Why don't we have a Beehive prediction? Not sure if there as been an eruption since the one yesterday afternoon?
08:36:45 <ynpvisitor55> it is past
08:37:14 <Katie> Ah
08:37:16 <ynpvisitor55> itsprediction time so it is gone
08:37:31 <Eric> I predict 12:21 +- 2m
08:38:20 <ynpvisitor55> great! i don't have to watch the screen:)
08:38:23 <Katie> I'm at home today with far less screen real estate, so hoping extra eyes will ping me if I'm missing stuff - as usual. ;)
08:38:48 <Sam> Wait, wasn't it said the cam would be moving today?
08:39:00 <Katie> Delayed until April 10.
08:39:16 <Sam> Oh, I should probably read the statement first
08:39:36 <Katie> Which has the novelty of not being on my shift (every prior planned moved has been planned for during my Monday shift)
08:39:37 <Eric> Smart, roads should be accessible and less snow to shovel to get into the router room
08:39:50 <Sam> Is Jarno still on?
08:40:07 <Katie> I think he headed out a little while ago
08:41:43 <Sam> Ah
08:42:17 <Sam> Bubblers?
08:42:37 <Eric> Anyone seen videos of spring road plowing happening yet?
08:42:46 <Eric> I find that process so cool!
08:42:54 <ynpvisitor55> yep for hours and hours
08:43:12 <ynpvisitor55> about Sam's q
08:43:25 <Sam> It'll go when it wants to
08:43:54 <Eric> True...but it will want to at 12:21
08:43:58 <Eric> :-P
08:44:03 <Sam> :)
08:46:57 <ynpvisitor55> lc
08:50:40 <Ynpvisitor...> :thumbsup:
08:57:13 <Katie> One good thing with new cam placement is fluffy won't be able to steam us out of views
08:57:39 <Eric> At least there is one good thing :-P
08:58:13 <ynpvisitor...> It is going to be interesting. I suspect a new set of problems will appear.
08:58:15 <Eric> I just wish they could figure out how to budget both cams to have bandwidth
08:58:39 <Eric> Even if this one had no operator and was left wide view
08:59:17 <Katie> I really think we need to organize a group to lobby Verizon to donate bandwidth.
08:59:38 <ynpvisitor...> How about a switch? Same amount of bandwidth but choice of views depending on circumstances. Current cam obviously at night.
08:59:40 <ynpvisitor76> New problems, new complaints, same results.
08:59:47 <Eric> Yes, there might even be someone on yellowstone forever board with verizon connections.
09:00:19 <Eric> They would be the key motivator
09:00:25 <Katie> Yup
09:00:56 <ynpvisitor...> Did you notice GTNP wants to run fiber to the South Entrance?
09:00:57 <ynpvisitor55> Verizon or Century Link?
09:01:14 <Katie> One way or another, we have to accept that this tree mounted cam is going away. And given the nightmares I've had with tree mounted equipment...
09:01:45 <ynpvisitor...> We need something to carry the bandwidth I think?
09:02:05 <Katie> Verizon. CenturyLink's delivery methods in that region are antiquated. A T1 just isn't enough anymore.
09:02:24 <Katie> Consider your household limited to 1.5Mbps. *laughs*
09:02:36 <ynpvisitor55> it can be moved to the lodge where the down basin cam was years ago
09:04:27 <ynpvisitor76> 55, I think the downbasin camera was where this one currently is now.
09:05:10 <ynpvisitor...> We had two cams in this tree for a short time
09:14:48 <Eric> I had not heard that cam was ever mounted at the lodge, I think it's always been mounted on a tree?
09:16:06 <Sam> Yeah, it's on a tree
09:16:23 <Craig-phone> What happened, I thought they postponed
09:16:43 <Katie> They did
09:16:58 <Sam> Till the 10th I guess
09:17:06 <Craig-phone> I don't see a view
09:17:14 <Sam> It's working for me
09:17:14 <Eric> However, I do think a static or streaming cam from the lodge eve would be a great location to look down basin.
09:17:19 <Kevin L™🌵> Me too
09:17:31 <Kevin L™🌵> I agree Eric
09:17:31 <Eric> Open your eyes craig!
09:17:53 <Sam> Maybe it's your phone?
09:18:12 <Craig-phone> Must be my phone
09:18:31 <Sam> Sometimes my phone gets wonky
09:19:37 <Craig-phone> Might be that I have a phone call going on 35 min hold
09:28:49 <Time for BH> Was it Dave that got caught with a suitcase full of lobster?
09:34:37 <Katie> I think Dave was getting away FROM seafood, not away WITH seafood.
09:35:43 <Eric> :-)
09:35:57 <ynpvisitor55> was that indy?
09:36:19 <ynpvisitor55> nope
09:36:44 <Time for BH> So I read most of the log. They thought they were going to move the cam connections with out nps staff around to make sure it works this time?
09:36:50 <ynpvisitor55> i know 1221:)
09:36:52 <Time for BH> If so, slow learners.
09:37:39 <Time for BH> Kevin, you enjoy your nascar nap Sunday?
09:43:14 <Kevin L™🌵> That was great.
09:50:30 <ynpvisitor55> of 1150
09:51:08 <ynpvisitor3> So glad the cam move was thwarted again! It will not be a better view. They should invest in a pole and leave it where it is!
09:51:11 <Eric> SLIME!
09:51:13 <ynpvisitor55> cam slime
09:51:14 <Katie> gah!
09:51:18 <Katie> Big time slime
09:52:00 <Eric> Well, when we are staring at OF's empty hole waiting for it to erupt and missing grand, you might have a different toon 3
09:52:06 <Time for BH> A reminder this is not the best place for any cam
09:52:16 <ynpvisitor3> Installed on a pole, it could be moved up and down to remove slime
09:52:31 <Pound of Curium> Yikes
09:52:51 <Eric> or tune :-P
09:52:58 <Katie> I'd sure like to have the windshield wiper that the new cam has on this cam about now.
09:54:09 <Time for BH> Eric, I am confused. 3 says the new location will not be good, you agree with that, but make it sound like you don't?
09:55:39 <ynpvisitor3> Eric isn’t thinking straight
09:55:42 <Time for BH> For the record. I think the new location would be great, if they drop the old fart at any cost plan we have now.
09:56:23 <ynpvisitor3> Speak English
09:56:26 <Time for BH> Descretion shoul dbe given to the cam op as to what is the most exciting thing to see at the time.
09:57:00 <Katie> ...since the static cam will always show OF...
09:57:05 <ynpvisitor3> It’s going to be bad, except for Giant
09:57:26 <ynpvisitor3> Let’s hope Giant keeps active
09:57:32 <Katie> I don't think it's going to be bad, but leaving Giant to move to OF is going to suck, for example.
09:57:33 <Eric> I assumed 3 was being sarcastic...maybe I read it wrong?
09:57:34 <Time for BH> Agree Katie, for what it is worth.
09:58:16 <Eric> Especially right after the cam gets slimed
09:58:23 <ynpvisitor3> Eric, I 100 percent think moving the cam is a bad move
09:58:25 <Time for BH> I am going to leave the dead horse alone now.
09:58:39 <ynpvisitor3> For the record
09:58:39 <Eric> Ok, then I read it wrong
09:59:08 <Eric> I like both locations, for different reasons and I understand why they are moving it for technical and logistical reasons.
09:59:36 <ynpvisitor3> Not sure what person convinced them the top of the Inn was a good idea, I know some folks on here have been saying it for years
09:59:40 <ynpvisitor55> we will miss many giants unless we are looking down basin most of the time which we won't
09:59:41 <Eric> I just wish we could find a solution to the OF viewing and down basin broad view issue.
10:00:37 <Eric> I was/am a big proponent of having a cam on the Inn, but not as a replacement for the current one :-D
10:00:50 <Sam> OF at 11:50?
10:00:53 <Sam> I'll input it
10:01:05 <ynpvisitor55> yes Sam
10:01:28 <Sam> Any catch the length? short, long
10:01:29 <Sam> ?*
10:01:42 <ynpvisitor55> your other was 1014 exact
10:01:47 <Katie> It was a long
10:01:54 <Sam> I'll edit it
10:01:55 <Katie> I didn't time it, but I know that much
10:01:57 <Sam> Thanks all
10:02:16 <ynpvisitor55> 1014 long also
10:02:37 <Time for BH> Well after people asking for years for a com on the top of the inn, we should start to ask for the static cam to be moved someplace great.
10:03:02 <Time for BH> And use this cam set to static so it can see in the dark.
10:04:20 <Time for BH> As a side question. DO they still have the cam on the forever building people can look around with?
10:04:54 <ynpvisitor55> no it broke and the will not replace it
10:04:55 <Time for BH> It was fun to look for elk, be that was about it.
10:05:04 <Time for BH> but
10:05:33 <ynpvisitor55> the=thry*
10:05:47 <Time for BH> close
10:05:50 <ynpvisitor55> they*
10:06:28 <ynpvisitor55> dave controls my keyboard :)
10:07:09 <Time for BH> They should put a do-it-your self pointy cam at Monmouth.
10:07:31 <Time for BH> We could watch elk charge cars in the fall.
10:07:44 <ynpvisitor55> need the money to give the big dogs their bonus.
10:09:39 <Time for BH> bubble bubble
10:09:52 <Time for BH> or bee' burps
10:10:30 <Time for BH> I think April 1st we will see benches.
10:12:23 <Eric> I hope hot weather starts moving in, I would like to get up to shoshone by memorial day without trudging through lots of snow :-D
10:12:47 <Eric> Even though I have been working on my snow hiking
10:12:53 <Eric> Hi Betty
10:12:53 <Betty> hi all
10:12:58 <Betty> hi Eric
10:13:56 <Eric> Just in time for BH, only 8 minutes away
10:14:03 <ynpvisitor55> Betty is here, start indy
10:14:04 <Eric> Should have BHI any moment
10:14:17 <Betty> :-D
10:14:52 <Eric> I scheduled it :-P
10:15:32 <ynpvisitor55> we are waiting to see how good you are
10:16:04 <Eric> Don't blame me if it's wrong, blame BH!
10:16:21 <Betty> no, blame Dave
10:16:27 <Eric> ohh, good call Betty
10:16:31 <ynpvisitor55> ah! the disclaimer :)
10:17:05 <Eric> BHI?
10:17:08 <ynpvisitor55> indy
10:17:12 <Eric> BOOOM
10:17:19 <Katie> Whoa, Eric
10:17:28 <Betty> HA!
10:17:49 <Betty> VERY nice, Eric
10:17:55 <Eric> but it only has 4 minutes for indy
10:18:03 <Eric> Guess it will have to be short
10:18:09 <Betty> not impossible
10:18:11 <ynpvisitor55> i bow to Eric
10:18:33 <Eric> Bow to BH...I just scheduled it.
10:19:03 <Time for BH> Happy belated St Patrick day.
10:19:21 <Katie> It's that time of year again, flicker drumming on our chimney crown - sounds like machine gun fire in the house
10:19:25 <ynpvisitor55> text sent
10:19:36 <Eric> :thumbsup::thumbsup:
10:20:11 <Eric> Flickers are really good at that Katie, I have had one do exactly the same thing
10:20:25 <Eric> I think they like the bugs that hide under the crowns
10:20:37 <Ryan>
10:20:48 <Katie> We actually had to replace the chimney crown - we got an inspection and our furnace was red-flagged because it was drafting back down because flickers had crushed it
10:20:53 <Ryan> Updated, Steamboat is at 41 eruptions, it has until April 19 to keep pushing the record.
10:21:00 <Katie> They make the noise to attract mates.
10:21:03 <Katie> He's calling and drumming
10:21:11 <Eric> Interesting
10:21:18 <Eric> Go BH!
10:21:29 <Ryan> Then it has to stay at under 7 day intervals or erupt between 8-10 days at least through last years disturbance
10:21:40 <Katie> I meant to put up some flash plates for them to use instead of the chimney crown - didn't get around to it.
10:21:40 <Eric> Only has 2 more minutes to be in my 4 minute window :-P
10:22:47 <Time for BH> Does the bird sound like this?
10:23:11 <Pound of Curium> Fooled BH again! (Was away from my monitor for about 10 minutes)
10:23:24 <Katie> I'll hit that link in a bit. Best not get too distracted just now.
10:23:51 <Eric> Yes, external links should be banned during BHI :-P
10:24:13 <Kitt> It is going to be a downwind Bee
10:24:18 <Eric> Ohh, missed my window :-(
10:24:23 <Eric> Sorry all
10:24:33 <Betty> BAH
10:24:56 <Kitt> Ok Eric, come back tomorrow and try again
10:25:11 <Time for BH> Distractions help pass the time. I open them in new windows.
10:25:22 <Eric> But I used my tiny bit of lucky irish to get this close!
10:25:41 <Eric> Sometimes I get too distracted and forget to come back for the eruption!
10:25:48 <Time for BH> Being on a 30 second delay also helps
10:25:50 <Eric> It has happened to me WAY too often
10:26:54 <Time for BH> The beeps did keep interrupting my youtube movie Sunday.
10:27:04 <Katie> If I were at my office, as I usually am on Mondays, and had three computers and 5 screens, I could. I have one screen now - and I'm camop
10:27:13 <Katie> I'll just stick here for now. ;)
10:27:21 <Katie> I could watch on an iPad, but, still - later
10:28:27 <Time for BH> Kevin is quite today, he still battling germ warfare?
10:28:39 <ynpvisitor29> Thanks for text!!
10:28:52 <Time for BH> Be is waiting for the wind to change
10:28:59 <ynpvisitor55> yw
10:30:03 <ynpvisitor55> good there is no of for an hour yet
10:30:04 <Eric> BH
10:30:06 <Kitt> Beehive! Boom!
10:30:11 <Eric> slow start
10:30:20 <Eric> pulses
10:30:20 <Time for BH> waiting
10:30:40 <Betty> great start
10:30:43 <Time for BH> weeee
10:31:10 <Pound of Curium> Videogenic
10:31:18 <LindaG> Thx for txt
10:31:28 <Time for BH> I prefer boom to the lion' ini look.
10:31:46 <Pound of Curium> This is more like WHOOSH POW
10:31:49 <Ryan> We've been having a great stretch of day time Beehive's
10:32:20 <Eric> Helps to have a 22h interval
10:32:32 <Eric> almost 23h
10:33:22 <Ryan> And good weather
10:34:02 <Katie> Yes to the weather - and daylight!
10:34:21 <Time for BH> I will miss this tree high view, it will look a lot shorter from the dead horse's view.
10:34:46 <Kitt> Thanks for the text
10:34:48 <Katie> Everything will look smaller looking down...
10:34:50 <Eric> Yes, the weather has made it very nice viewing
10:35:38 <Time for BH> Grand should be nice?
10:35:54 <LindaG> Cant believe I caught it, didnt hear text, just hoped it was still going
10:36:07 <Time for BH> ? because I am not sure. From what I remember we will not have a clear view.
10:36:16 <LindaG> Time for BH, grand was explosive this morning
10:36:17 <Katie(phone)> Now that beehive is over, while we were waiting, I took video to record audio of flicker
10:36:27 <ynpvisitor87> No Daisy once it moves
10:36:34 <Katie(phone)>
10:36:54 <Sam> I'm too lazy to check archives, did BH go?
10:37:02 <LindaG> Daisy
10:37:16 <LindaG> Yes 1 minute ago
10:40:50 <Time for BH> The flower will still be in the trees. I did not get a clear picture of the group from the top. Plus it was cold and steamy.
10:41:10 <Time for BH> Well, enjoy, got to go do stuff.
10:43:27 <Steph> Dang, gotta go already! Hope you guys all have a great afternoon!!
10:49:07 <LindaG> Was there an indy today?
10:50:21 <LindaG> Never mind text was for indy
10:55:50 <Katie> Alright, Eric. Prediction for next Lion ini?
10:59:59 <ynpvisitor55> next lion 1430 +/- 3hours
11:02:04 <ynpvisitor55> correction 1630 +/- 3 hours
11:02:28 <Katie> Darn. I liked the first one better. ;)
11:03:47 <ynpvisitor55> I cannot put on the keyboard what is in my mind, without having to correct
11:04:46 <ynpvisitor55> windo opens in less than a half hour
11:05:02 <ynpvisitor55> window*
11:07:03 <ynpvisitor20> Was out and of course missed Bee :(
11:07:27 <Betty> bummer, 20 :-(
11:08:03 <ynpvisitor20> Indeed !
11:17:17 <LindaG> ynpvisitor55, I can sympathize
11:19:53 <Betty> OF ie
11:31:34 <Betty> time to get a bear
11:31:50 <Katie> Yes!
11:34:52 <Betty> LC
11:37:29 <Betty> Marmot cave ie
11:44:56 <Chancellor> hopefully there will be a "slow snow melt" this spring. We hope to go to the Park over the Easter weekend (April 20-21)
11:45:18 <Chancellor> Anyone ever been on the Lone Star trail that early in the Spring?
12:06:59 <Betty> Lion
12:07:25 <Ryan> 55 shouldve stuck with their first prediction
12:07:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Strong Lion
12:08:13 <Betty> hi Ryan and Kevin L™🌵
12:08:43 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi
12:12:58 <Betty> marmot cave ie
12:13:22 <Pound of Curium> Where is that Marmot Cave?
12:14:00 <Betty> in front of the snow field
12:14:42 <Pound of Curium> Right or left of Lion? I think I'm looking at it
12:15:03 <Betty> left of Lion
12:15:30 <Betty> almost directly in front of LC
12:16:26 <Pound of Curium> OK, I was looking the wrong way, but now I know. Good eye!
12:16:27 <Betty>,-110.8306656,3a,68.1y,67.72h,70.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYYK61-BqobJJSEdN_WfsGA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=de
12:17:05 <Betty> in that link it is filled with water
12:17:07 <Pound of Curium> That helps!
12:17:20 <Pound of Curium> I watched a video, so I recognized it
12:17:29 <Betty> surrounded by onrange bacteria mat
12:18:49 <Pound of Curium> Yup, that's it. Neat to take the virtual boardwalk hike past Depression over to Beehive.
12:19:18 <Betty> yeah, it´s a great opportunity
12:36:05 <KittyM*> Wow, I am loving that virtual hike. I need to spend some time doing that when I have time!
12:49:24 <Katie> Darn it, wind. Blow the OTHER WAY!
12:52:49 <ynpvisitor103> 43° os much better than 0°
12:58:33 <Katie> That wind could stop bounding the cam around...
12:59:10 <Katie> OF
12:59:52 <Katie> Don't do it... don't do it... please
13:02:46 <Sam> Don’t do what Katie?
13:02:47 <LindaG> Too late
13:03:04 <LindaG> Slime the camera
13:03:11 <Katie> I was afraid wind was going to slime the dome (even worse)
13:03:11 <Sam> Oh lol
13:03:20 <Katie> I never blame OF - I blame wind.
13:04:00 <Betty> prediction board is all green
13:04:12 <LindaG> Wooohooo
13:04:26 <Sam> 14:58 start for of?
13:04:37 <Sam> That’s what I entered anyway haha
13:04:51 <Betty> Daisy
13:05:16 <Betty> near end
13:05:18 <Katie> I called it within a couple seconds, so I'd say 14:59 since it was 14:59'10" when I called it
13:05:36 <Sam> Ok, I’ll edit
13:06:39 <LindaG> I'm on cam at 1600 so either I'll have nothing to do or everything to do
13:07:04 <Eric> Plows clearing at West
13:07:15 <Eric> Road is all clear almost to booth
13:08:02 <Eric> From West Yellowstone
13:10:29 <Katie> Bipeds on boardwalk
13:12:45 <Pound of Curium> Just found an article about backcountry thermal features from USGS:
13:20:56 <Katie> Grand
13:22:51 <Eric> Thanks Jimbo...I wanna be on that trip!
13:23:10 <LindaG> Oh no missed grand
13:23:45 <LindaG> Everything seems to be ahead of those predictions
13:24:28 <Katie> Grand was in window.
13:25:17 <LindaG> Well then not the window I wanted. 😉
13:25:21 <Eric> Yep...hence all the green :-D
13:26:13 <Betty> Lion is any second too
13:26:29 <Betty> LC
13:26:44 <Eric> yep...Lion series just started, you should have a great shift Linda
13:27:15 <LindaG> Oh good gotta have something to entertain myself with
13:28:20 <Eric> 8m
13:28:37 <Eric> Lion tryin
13:29:04 <Eric> Lion ie
13:29:26 <CraigC> nice
13:29:30 <ynpvisitor58> from tryin to ie?
13:29:44 <Eric> ohh, ns someplace in there too :-P
13:29:45 <Betty> 1528
13:30:47 <Eric> I figured people could extrapolate the start time.
13:30:55 <ynpvisitor58> pause?
13:31:01 <Eric> long pause
13:31:04 <ynpvisitor58> nooooo
13:31:08 <Eric> yep
13:31:21 <ynpvisitor58> thought she was leaving Grand
13:31:29 <Eric> ohh :-D
13:32:05 <ynpvisitor58> I guess it has been 10 + minutes
13:32:37 <LindaG> Lion
13:32:49 <ynpvisitor58> as in Lion is done?
13:33:03 <LindaG> Oh no sorry
13:33:56 <Eric> I assume that is the city of West Yellowstone that clears the roads up to the sign :-D
13:44:55 <Eric> I wonder if USGS has any bechler or shoshone trips planned this year?
13:46:58 <Betty> time for sleep, enjoy the rest of that nice day (as it was here too)
13:47:39 <Eric> Night Betty
13:50:15 <Eric> Wow...reading Shaul Hurwitz publications list is amazing....that guy seems like he has studied every part and aspect of YNP hydrothermal features!
13:55:12 <LindaG> Oh I guess giant I waiting for me! 😊
13:59:56 <Katie> It's all yours, Linda. Good look with Giantess. ;)
14:00:21 <LindaG> Thanks Katie
14:15:35 <Sam - phone> Is someone gonna be watching the cam?
14:15:47 <Sam - phone> For of/lion?
14:18:44 <Eric> Linda should be, she is running the cam
14:18:56 <LindaG> I am on
14:19:35 <Kevin L™🌵> But she only has a learner's permit.
14:19:40 <ynpvisitor54> Perfect
14:20:28 <LindaGP> 😝
14:22:28 <LindaGP> Nothing happening, waiting for giant
14:22:46 <Kevin L™🌵> Giantess is due.
14:23:00 <LindaGP> Im ready
14:25:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Wow. it is 82° here today.
14:26:01 <LindaGP> That is nice, 80 os a good temp
14:26:24 <LindaGP> *is
14:26:55 <Kevin L™🌵> As long as it isn't the low.
14:27:18 <LindaGP> Hehe true
14:27:50 <LindaGP> When I was in Phoenix 100 was the low 🤤
14:28:44 <Kevin L™🌵> Not unusual. Happens here too. We can go weeks where it doesn't get under 95°.
14:29:23 <LindaGP> Yikes. Definitely was prepared
14:29:37 <LindaGP> *wasnt
14:29:56 <Kevin L™🌵> Heading to Rainbow Canyon Friday. Looks like it will be much cooler. What is fun this time of year is you have trees with leaves at the bottom of the canyon and at the top they are still dormant.
14:30:26 <LindaGP> That's fun
14:30:55 <LindaGP> I guess now is the time to go
14:31:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Hopefully we will get some good animals this time. I think is was last year we ran into a bunch of wild turkeys.
14:32:34 <LindaGP> Who was more surprised?
14:33:17 <Kevin L™🌵> We were. They just watched as we went by.
14:33:18 <LindaGP> Of ie
14:33:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Got some good pics.
14:34:35 <LindaGP> This could be messy
14:34:56 <CraigC> wow
14:35:03 <Kevin L™🌵> :p
14:38:25 <LindaGP> Lion
14:39:28 <LindaGP> Lion is swirling
14:43:41 <LindaGP> I can see OF is going to be difficult
14:50:15 <LindaGP> Don't know where the weathwr instruments are but find it hard to believe the wind is only 3 Mph
15:01:57 <Eric> Gusts can be higher, that is sustained wind speed
15:03:22 <LindaGP> Ah
15:04:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Weather station is just down from the Post Office. Little white square near the tree on Old Faithful Road.,-110.8309238,178m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x5351ed19b8d9caa5:0x40f846cf296f2525!8m2!3d44.4566661!4d-110.8314194
15:04:59 <Kevin L™🌵> You can see it from street view.
15:06:33 <LindaGP> Thx
15:06:42 <ynpvisitor82> Wind speed is sheltered there somehow
15:07:18 <ynpvisitor82> Grand was a 2 burst and someone was out there. Nice.
15:08:08 <LindaGP> 👍
15:19:03 <LindaGP> Aurum
15:19:04 <LindaGP> .
15:19:04 <LindaGP> .
15:19:09 <Eric> nice
15:19:36 <LindaGP> Yay
15:20:13 <Kevin L™🌵> That was nice!
15:21:27 <LindaGP> Yeah lots of water!
15:23:58 <LindaGP> And OF was nice about it 😊
15:24:18 <Kevin L™🌵> Rare!
15:24:58 <LindaGP> Serioucastlw
15:25:02 <LindaGP> Castle
15:25:21 <Eric> wow
15:25:26 <Eric> those are some tall spikes
15:25:29 <Kevin L™🌵> I like Castle this time of day.
15:25:57 <LindaGP> Nice light and spikes
15:26:06 <Kevin L™🌵> Forgot to mention Linda that when I got home yesterday there were 18 quail in my front yard.
15:27:16 <LindaGP> Oh wow 18 quail, nice
15:28:17 <LindaGP> Just going to check for lion real quick
15:28:34 <LindaGP> Daisy
15:32:11 <LindaGP> Still spiking
15:35:02 <LindaGP> 9 min on castle
15:38:31 <LindaGP> Wow castle is really going
15:41:13 <Kat> Really nice Castle!
15:41:47 <ynpvisitor57> Beautiful
15:41:48 <LindaGP> It's strong
15:42:11 <LindaGP> 15 min and spiking
15:45:48 <LindaGP> 20 min I'd say its a major 😀
15:49:55 <LindaGP> Dinnertime but I'm watching
15:50:04 <Sam> Nice to have someone in basin!
15:52:25 <ynpvisitor58> I wish Giant would erupt for Andrew
15:52:42 <ynpvisitor58> aka bijoumonkey
15:53:10 <LindaGP> Thx for reminding me
15:53:41 <ynpvisitor58> so his time 1725, for Castle must have been ns
15:55:02 <ynpvisitor58> too bad we can't get the cam cleaned
15:57:14 <LindaGP> Lion
15:57:45 <ynpvisitor58> Nice
15:58:21 <ynpvisitor58> did the cam freeze?
15:58:22 <Eric> OF?
15:58:28 <Eric> Yes it did
15:58:31 <ynpvisitor58> drat
15:58:33 <LindaGP> Of ie
15:58:45 <Eric> I assume that is start
15:58:53 <ynpvisitor58> Lion was so nice too
15:58:54 <LindaGP> Both
15:59:09 <CraigC> dang
15:59:25 <ynpvisitor87> what
15:59:25 <ynpvisitor58> my static shows very small OF
15:59:40 <Sam> My cam is working
15:59:48 <CraigC> refreshed
15:59:49 <ynpvisitor58> streaming Sam?
16:00:10 <ynpvisitor58> ooh, OF looks nice on static now
16:00:17 <Sam> Yes streaming
16:00:23 <Sam> Nice duel
16:00:47 <ynpvisitor58> bummer, I cannot get it
16:01:03 <Sam> I think it may have been a short
16:01:26 <ynpvisitor58> glad it was a nice dual
16:01:28 <Eric>
16:01:47 <Sam> If anyone wants to double check length
16:02:23 <Sam> I entered of and lion
16:02:41 <LindaGP> Thx I did too
16:03:19 <Sam> Guess we’ll see in about 65 minutes if it was a short
16:04:13 <LindaGP> Probably when eric asked OF is when it started
16:22:17 <LindaGP> LC ie
16:49:00 <LindaGP> LC ie
17:01:38 <ynpvisitor85> If a person did not know better, you would never know there is a lost river out there.
17:07:40 <LindaGP> We need a wind shift
17:16:34 <LindaGP> Lion
17:18:48 <LindaGP> Nice lion when you can see it
17:22:06 <Sam> I guess the last of was a long
17:22:31 <LindaGP> I'll update mine
17:23:19 <Sam> Just did mine
17:24:10 <Sam> Are you having fun controlling the cam? :)
17:24:55 <LindaGP> Yes it's fun
17:25:35 <LindaGP> Of is being difficult though
17:26:03 <Sam> Why do you say that? Steamy?
17:26:47 <LindaGP> Did you get to see the aurum?
17:27:01 <Sam> No :(
17:28:18 <Sam> It’s steaming pretty good now
17:28:21 <LindaGP> Oh bummer it was a nice one
17:28:53 <LindaGP> You could see the water
17:29:23 <Sam> Thank you for the zoom :)
17:30:29 <Sam> Poof
17:30:58 <LindaGP> 😊
17:31:53 <Sam> I thought I saw an of burst - it’s why I said poof
17:32:18 <LindaGP> Ah ok
17:33:25 <Sam> But who knows. I sometimes just think I saw something
17:33:48 <LindaGP> Don't we all
17:34:28 <Sam> :)
17:34:57 <LindaGP> If ie
17:35:22 <LindaGP> Or OF
17:35:29 <LindaGP> Gorgeous
17:35:51 <Sam> Wow!!!
17:36:14 <Sam> 19:34 start
17:36:37 <Sam> That really is a beautiful scene
17:37:29 <LindaGP> It is
17:38:43 <Sam> Long
17:39:36 <LindaGP> Ok
17:43:27 <LindaGP> Not a cloud in the sky
17:48:32 <LindaGP> LC ie
18:02:45 <LindaGP> Left the cam on wide
18:02:55 <ynpvisitor69> daisy
18:03:05 <LindaG> Daisy
18:05:44 <ynpvisitor57> Beautiful night
18:06:14 <LindaG> Iit is
18:06:25 <LindaG> it is
18:32:05 <ynpvisitor69> lion
19:12:16 <Kevin L™🌵> Grand
19:13:06 <ynpvisitor50> Of
19:14:09 <Kevin L™🌵> And the cam is down
19:36:32 <ynpvisitor69> lion