Showing logs for date: 2019-04-11
02:55:23 <Rice> Joe I guess no webcam yet
02:57:02 <Joe> NO, not until the send someone from Mammoth with a laptop to talk to the camera and make required changes
02:57:28 <Rice> Today, or could that be weeks?
02:59:01 <Rice> Thanks
02:59:39 <Joe> I don't know, it is Gov't and I'm not sure how many stamps of approval it will take :)
02:59:56 <LindaG> Good morning
03:02:23 <Joe> Hi Linda
03:02:43 <LindaG> Looks like a little snow on cam in gardiner
03:02:53 <LindaG> Hi joe
03:04:46 <LindaG> lc are you signed on as a number?
04:04:42 <ynpvisitor999®> morning all
04:05:34 <Joe> Hi Jarno
04:07:23 <ChrisO> Good morning :)
04:09:30 <LindaG> Good morning ynpvisitor999®, ChrisO,
04:15:48 <LindaG> Well I hope the cam comes up today. Wont be around till middle of afternoon, so good luck!
04:26:31 <Art> Was there an update as to what went wrong with the move yesterday?
04:26:51 <ChrisO> piss poor planning
04:27:08 <Art> I tried combing through the chat logs but too much chit chat to find it
04:27:36 <ynpvisitor999®> Supposedly the cam isn't talking to the router and thus they need an IT guy to fix it
04:30:53 <Art> Interesting isn't that exactly what happened last time?
04:30:58 <LindaG> Mammoth needs to bring laptop down there so the can make the changes.
04:31:29 <Art> I'll keep all my other IT related comments to myself :lol:
04:32:02 <CraigC> 14:16:56 ‹ynpvisitor46› I tried to get him to come down here tomorrow
04:32:03 <LindaG> Yeah it is what it is.
04:32:20 <ChrisO> they should not as the professionals they are that when moving network related equipment to have IT on hand...oh wait
04:32:26 <CraigC> so I'm not sure if someone is coming today or not from that comment
04:32:45 <Art> Nice of them to share status in the camchat
04:32:46 <LindaG> CraigC, hi
04:32:52 <CraigC> hey Linda
04:33:03 <ChrisO> wow i cant type this morning..need coffee
04:33:04 <Art> I'd figured it was IT doing the move, interesting
04:33:21 <CraigC> Art, yeah, 46 visited a few times to share info
04:33:50 <LindaG> I havent received any emails so things are in progress.
04:34:05 <CraigC> if you go to yesterday's log before the timestamp of what I pasted, there is more info
04:34:18 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Dave, Craig and Art
04:34:24 <CraigC> hey 999
04:34:29 <LindaG> Hi dave
04:34:35 <CraigC> hey Dave
04:35:02 <Joe> Hi Mr. S :)
04:35:09 <CraigC> hey Joe
04:35:17 <Dave from B™> Morning everyone
04:35:30 <Joe> Hello Mr. C
04:35:39 <Dave from B™> Mr S? Wow:)
04:35:46 <LindaG> Good luck I'll be gone most of the day and I'll be in a dead zone!! They apparently do exist in jersey.
04:35:51 <ynpvisitor36> So static cam is down too?
04:36:21 <CraigC> ynpvisitor36, no, just too dark for it
04:36:32 <Joe> static is working
04:36:32 <ynpvisitor36> It’s not dark out!!
04:36:43 <ynpvisitor36> Look at time stamp
04:36:50 <Art> Static timestamp is 0513
04:37:09 <ynpvisitor36> How is that working?
04:37:19 <CraigC> static doesn't pick up low light like the cam
04:37:35 <ynpvisitor36> Look at West Gate
04:37:36 <Joe> the static is inside with a tinted glass in front of it
04:37:43 <ynpvisitor36> It’s light out
04:38:09 <ynpvisitor36> What about the 513 time stamp?
04:38:39 <Joe> You are right but it is a seprate issue
04:38:42 <ynpvisitor36> It WAS dark at 513, just sayin
04:39:19 <CraigC> yeah, I retract all my erroneous posts, and apologize
04:39:58 <ynpvisitor36> OK.
04:40:19 <ynpvisitor36> I hope it comes back up
04:40:46 <Dave from B™> CraigC, you need to help with something. I hear there is a big TV event happening Sunday night that I know nothing about. In 2 sentences tell me what Game of Thrones is about. Never watched it
04:41:28 <ChrisO> games and thrones
04:41:49 <ynpvisitor36> Funny Dave. Google it
04:42:09 <Dave from B™> CraigC sounds like an expert so I want his description:)
04:42:28 <CraigC> GoT is a nerdy fantasy series, think of Lord of the Rings on Acid, with Sopranos mixed in
04:42:36 <ynpvisitor36> He’s a GOT expert ?
04:43:03 <Dave from B™> Thanks. not in my realm of interests but was just curious
04:43:11 <CraigC> I'm not an expert, I watch it, but I am really critical of the stupid storyline
04:43:16 <ynpvisitor36> Very weird description
04:44:23 <CraigC> watch Deadwood or Boardwalk Empire instead :)
04:44:40 <ynpvisitor36> Nothing like LOTR
04:45:04 <CraigC> same genre
04:45:48 <ynpvisitor48> Loved Deadwood, stopped Boardwalk Empire after 3 years
04:46:15 <CraigC> Boardwalk had a lousy last season, anticlimatic
04:46:45 <ynpvisitor36> Lots of noise on YNM seismo
04:47:04 <CraigC> Ray Donovan is the best thing out recently, IMO
04:47:34 <ynpvisitor36> Very violent
04:49:20 <CraigC> for sure
04:53:27 <Dave from B™> I'm more of a crime show, comedy type of guy
04:55:59 <CraigC> same
04:58:02 <Joe> I like the British stuff, Midsomer Murders, A touch of Frost and many others along that line
04:58:47 <CraigC> I loved Doc Martin
04:59:00 <Joe> That also
04:59:24 <GO WEBCAM> GO ISLES!
04:59:32 <Joe> Hello Mr. M
04:59:33 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Graham
05:00:05 <GO WEBCAM> morning/afternoon
05:00:18 <CraigC> hey Graham
05:00:42 <GO WEBCAM> good job there Dave ... not sure what happened to Kevin tho ... they lost badly
05:01:18 <Dave from B™> British stuff tends to put me asleep. They are interesting but too much work to get past the accents
05:02:23 <Dave from B™> Thanks, Graham. It was a nailbiter. We suffered every time Penguins were up a man or it was 4 v 4
05:02:36 <CraigC> Dave from B™, have you watched Justified?
05:02:51 <Dave from B™> It wouldn't surprise me if it went 7
05:03:00 <Dave from B™> CraigC, no I haven't
05:03:32 <GO WEBCAM> as long as Isles win, thats ok
05:03:58 <GO WEBCAM> Kevin probably has a hangover
05:05:20 <Dave from B™> Now, it's your team and Art's team turn tonight
05:06:48 <GO WEBCAM> Art's a Bruins fan?
05:07:03 <Dave from B™> Yep. He's going to the game tonight
05:07:28 <GO WEBCAM> oh, good for him. hope they win
05:08:24 <Dave from B™> Tampa ending was a shock.
05:11:00 <Dave from B™> What happened to the Pork Chop logger?
05:12:57 <ynpvisitor999®> Maybe Porkchop completely drained during that period
05:14:00 <ynpvisitor999®> the trace actually roughly corresponds to Nuphar Lake's
05:14:12 <Dave from B™> Jarno, have you seen that type of activity before? I know you look at the loggers more than I do
05:14:12 <ynpvisitor...> Static dead too.:thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
05:15:28 <ynpvisitor999®> Have not seen it earlier, Dave. Am fairly certain MAB could provide you with more info, as she's got more experience in Norris
05:16:23 <CraigC> what about the spike down on Tantalus temp gauge?
05:17:05 <ynpvisitor999®> not sure about that, Craig - could be the logger is icebound or badly in need of replacement
05:18:11 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
05:21:52 <Joe> I was just plotting what the camera might see from the top of the Inn, if they Park the camera with the right side on Old Faithful I might be able to see all the geysers between Old Faithful and Plume at night, It might include Plume but not as wide to see Giantess :(
05:23:28 <Dave from B™> So, no other geyser besides split cone than?
05:25:01 <Joe> I an anxious to see when the camera comes back up, it will be what it is I guess
05:25:27 <Dave from B™> We'll probably know by Monday
05:26:53 <Joe> I would hope the camera it on their list in at least the top 50 of importance.
05:27:20 <CraigC> hope so
05:27:59 <GO WEBCAM> i agree Joe, I think it will only see to Plume
05:28:24 <GO WEBCAM> i took some photos this Sept to compare current cam view to the corner of the inn view
05:28:57 <GO WEBCAM> if you look down basin starting with Castle I dont think the hill will be in view but all the predictable geysers will be
05:29:08 <GO WEBCAM> except fluffy
05:30:13 <Joe> Yes Graham you are right my plots on a map show exactly that
05:30:22 <GO WEBCAM> i think it will be OF OR Geyser Hill OR down basin
05:32:02 <Joe> Yep, I wish I could talk them into letting me have control of the cam at night but FAT CHANCE of that
05:32:26 <Dave from B™> Grand and Lion possible in the new view?
05:33:25 <Joe> Grand If you are in down basin view Lion if in Hill view
05:34:05 <Dave from B™> I meant together...but I got my answer
05:34:22 <Dave from B™> I think GH views are going to be fun from new spot
05:34:23 <Joe> In OF view there will be not much
05:35:25 <Dave from B™> I'm afraid you may be forced to have cam on OF for more time because that is what the general public wants to see
05:35:28 <Joe> Yes If you saw the picture I posted yesterday the GH view will be fun
05:38:33 <Dave from B™> I would suspect we'll be in the GH view when nothing is due down basin and OF isn't in its window. The real art is catching things without moving the camera every 10 seconds
05:39:33 <GO WEBCAM> its going to be zoomed in on NG to watch the fills all the time
05:40:52 <ynpvisitor...> Sunday from 5 to dark it will be known as Aurum cam. All Aurum all the time!
05:42:23 <GO WEBCAM> i wonder if the trees by doublet will block the view of Aurum?
05:43:04 <ynpvisitor...> People might get in the way but they can be removed with a drone.
05:44:10 <GO WEBCAM> you mean ike how people stand in line with NG from the current cam position?
05:44:39 <ynpvisitor...> NG is your problem :)
05:45:04 <GO WEBCAM> should be a better view from the In
05:45:34 <Joe> Kent are your drones armed and ready ?
05:45:46 <ynpvisitor...> I think it is going to be fun. We are going to miss down basin.
05:46:02 <ynpvisitor...> I have the number of the Mojave command center.
05:46:12 <Dave from B™> Trees by Doublet?
05:46:51 <ynpvisitor...> It was a funny
05:46:59 <Dave from B™> Oh...those kind of trees
05:47:05 <Dave from B™> moving trees
05:47:14 <Dave from B™> The post OF wave
05:48:35 <GO WEBCAM> the trees that block the view of Lon when you stand at Aurum .... i think htye will not be in line with the Inn
05:48:40 <Dave from B™> I'm assuming 46 yesterday was a VEC staff member?
05:52:15 <ynpvisitor...> I thought it was Dave but don't know
05:53:52 <Dave from B™> Dave M?
05:54:00 <ynpvisitor...> K
05:54:15 <Dave from B™> Oh..your friend from Mammoth
05:54:23 <Joe> Dave, reading the logs from yesterday you asked which wizards I was leaving for, I have [u]many[/u] other issues that are being looked at, and hopefuly will be resolved this year.
05:54:53 <Dave from B™> I'm assuming knee wizard is among them?
05:55:13 <Joe> Yes, one of them
05:56:45 <Dave from B™> Well, good luck. I know you are do for some!
05:56:46 <CraigC> best wishes, Joe
05:57:14 <Joe> thanks
05:58:02 <Dave from B™> My wife and I hit a milestone this morning. Together, we have lost 45 pounds since December
05:58:16 <CraigC> wow
05:58:23 <Dave from B™> Not quite in Eric's category but we're hard at it
05:58:30 <Rice> Cangrats
05:58:34 <CraigC> I've only dropped 12
05:58:38 <Joe> I think I am being paid for having been a terrible person in another life. :)
05:58:39 <Dave from B™> It hasn't been easy
05:58:43 <CraigC> good job, dude
05:58:48 <Dave from B™> haha Joe
05:59:09 <Dave from B™> We're shooting for 55-60
05:59:25 <Joe> 45 lbs, nice
05:59:28 <CraigC> how are you losing it
05:59:39 <Dave from B™> 5 more pounds for me and I'll be the lightest in over 20 years
06:00:04 <Dave from B™> Way less carbs and hardly any snacking
06:00:13 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
06:00:20 <Dave from B™> And 35 minutes of heavy cardio 3-4 times a week
06:00:23 <CraigC> snacking is my downfall
06:00:35 <Joe> ditto
06:00:41 <Dave from B™> They need to outlaw Cheezits
06:01:27 <CraigC> we make sure there are no snacks like Cheezits here, but we have peanuts and almonds, and I always grab some all day long
06:01:49 <Dave from B™> I worry about that when I retire.
06:02:35 <CraigC> I'm going to grab some more veggie stuff this morning, like radishes and cauliflower
06:03:48 <Dave from B™> The less carbs was hard. I love pasta, pasta, pasta, pasta, rice and bread
06:04:14 <Joe> i have to leave, would all of you use your cattle prods on those responsible for getting the cam up and have it up when I get back this afternoon :)
06:04:20 <CraigC> popcorn is the hardest for me to give up
06:04:44 <CraigC> I'll prod Dave to prod them
06:05:38 <Joe> BTW you all have made me very hungry :)
06:05:42 <Dave from B™> We will all play nice
06:05:54 <CraigC> Dave from B™, speak for yourself
06:06:30 <Dave from B™> you need to read Micah's article from the recent sput again:)
06:06:52 <CraigC> probably a few times a day
06:07:12 <Dave from B™> haha. it is hard to be nice
06:10:48 <ChrisO> cant wait to see there excuses today
06:11:44 <ynpvisitor63> Morning....
06:12:22 <ynpvisitor63> The static cam is down too?
06:12:32 <Dave from B™> ChrisO, please have a little patience. It's not like this is happening in a big city and all resources are available right away.
06:12:59 <ChrisO> resources should have been in place before the move.
06:13:02 <ynpvisitor73> OF Static is down
06:13:52 <Kat> It is still winter in YNP!
06:15:08 <Kat> I'm sure they are getting it done as quickly as they can....
06:15:47 <Dave from B™> Morning Kat
06:15:54 <CraigC> we also need to maintain good relationships between gazing community and park staff
06:16:15 <ynpvisitor73> They obviously know this is the most watched NPS cam in the country
06:17:37 <Dave from B™> It is and that is why I think we'll hear today that someone will be going to OF tomorrow to get it going
06:17:44 <CraigC> hey Kat
06:18:01 <Art> TONS of lodging just opened up in cabins 2 queens
06:18:09 <Art> Someone must have canceled a monster block
06:18:38 <CraigC> what time frame
06:18:40 <Dave from B™> Art, what days?
06:19:06 <CraigC> hey Jimbo
06:19:12 <Jimbo Palladium> Hi CraigC
06:19:20 <Kat> Hey Craig!!
06:19:41 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Jimbo
06:19:42 <Art> Like almost every day in May-June one sec
06:19:45 <Kat> Morning Dave
06:19:48 <Art> Sorry grabbing the last spots I needed ;)
06:20:37 <Art> This has to be a mistake
06:20:47 <Art> Umm... every single day for the entire season
06:20:51 <Art> 2 Double Beds
06:21:01 <Art> Shared bath
06:21:17 <Dave from B™> I'll grabbing some things..brb
06:22:14 <Art> May 10-September 28th
06:22:25 <Art> So yeah I'll believe it when I have a final confirmation from them
06:23:10 <ynpvisitor107> So is Jarno really saying in his Porkchop note that he thinks the ambient air temp at Norris was 90 degrees F? That’s a bit crazy
06:23:37 <Dave from B™> nothing new at Roosevelt when I need it:(
06:23:39 <ynpvisitor999®> You need to read the full note
06:23:49 <ynpvisitor107> Art I thought you were bringing your camper?
06:24:00 <ynpvisitor107> I did read it
06:24:45 <Art> Fall trip, can't pull it off for Spring, already had booked flights that I can't get a refund on :(
06:24:54 <Art> Good problem to have I guess
06:25:26 <Art> Booked flights before we knew we were getting the trailer and used flyer miles so...
06:25:43 <ynpvisitor999®> it should clearly say [i]from[/i] ~32°C [i]to[/i] ~-10°C, not the other way around or so
06:26:40 <ynpvisitor999®> I even attached the graph
06:28:48 <ynpvisitor5> Isn’t 10C 50F? You think the ambient air temp was 50?
06:29:13 <ynpvisitor999®> -10°C = 14°F
06:33:01 <Art> OF Lodge Cabin without bath 2 Double Beds is the room type
06:33:11 <ynpvisitor5> It’s very hard to see the minus sign before the 10 in your note
06:34:08 <ynpvisitor999®> this may be a bit cheesy, but I've replaced the - with —
06:34:32 <Dave from B™> Thanks Art. I grabbed another room for a big family trip after my daughter's wedding
06:35:27 <Art> It looks like it's only 1 room for each date
06:35:34 <Art> So the days I grabbed are no longer ther
06:35:45 <Art> but crazy to think someone could book May-September
06:36:00 <Art> Kinda cool I guess, I'd do it if money was no object
06:36:23 <Dave from B™> Someone was planning on staying there more than Kitt?:)
06:36:51 <Art> You said it not me ;)
06:39:02 <ynpvisitor73> They may have brought a newly remodeled cabin online for the first time
06:39:48 <Art> That makes more sense
06:41:06 <ChrisO> anyone want to start a poll on how many doggie attacks there will be this year?
06:41:30 <ChrisO> im gonna go with 8
06:41:38 <Art> 0 everyone will be so well behaved and do nothing wrong
06:42:59 <ChrisO> started a list. Got 2 of us on there lol
06:44:03 <Dave from B™> What sight will you be using for your official tally?
06:44:54 <ChrisO> havent gotten that far yet
06:44:58 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm going with 5 +- 1 bison attacks
06:47:03 <Art> Static back?
06:47:17 <ynpvisitor999®> so it seems
06:47:25 <Art> It's 3 minutes into the future
06:47:28 <Art> That's an awesome upgrade
06:49:13 <ChrisO> some of the videos are hilarious...lots of darwin awards
06:49:23 <Dave from B™> A camera equipped with a flux capacitor. The latest technology
06:49:29 <ChrisO> lol
06:49:47 <Art> Wonder how they got 1.21 Gigawatts to the camera
06:50:03 <ChrisO> thats classified
06:52:28 <LindaG> Hi, I see we're are still down.
06:53:01 <LindaG> Did lc return?
06:55:06 <LindaG> Bee is steaming
06:58:39 <Dave from B™> lc, are you here?
07:00:38 <Dave from B™> Morning Kevin
07:00:44 <LindaG> Hmmm well I'm in an art class so just checking in.
07:00:46 <Dave from B™> I'll leave out the good for you
07:01:09 <Dave from B™> Linda, make sure to not paint outside the lines.
07:05:08 <Kat> I say - always paint outside the lines! :)
07:06:09 <Kevin L™🌵> Morning
07:06:23 <CraigC> hey Kevin
07:06:27 <CraigC> hey Linda
07:07:01 <Kevin L™🌵> Did you see they lit up the Big Boy Tuesday Craig?
07:11:21 <CraigC> Kevin L™🌵, someone mentioned it yesterday
07:11:26 <CraigC> hey Katie
07:30:14 <LindaG> Always paint outside the lines 😊
07:41:47 <ynpvisitor91> Doggie on OF static
07:48:17 <Jimbo Palladium> Yosemite Falls looks good in early morning sun right now
08:43:59 <ynpvisitor61> Of ie
08:45:07 <GO WEBCAM> first geyser of the day per GT
08:53:28 <ynpvisitor32> Who is going to watch the moon landing?
08:54:04 <Dave from B™> I'm ignorant. Who's landing and when?
08:55:08 <Kevin L™🌵> That sounds good. Doesn't look like we will see geysers today.
08:55:23 <Kevin L™🌵>
08:55:53 <Eric> Morning
08:56:07 <Dave from B™> Morning Eric
08:56:35 <Eric> Any cam news?
08:56:53 <CraigC> hey Eric
08:56:55 <Dave from B™> nothing yet today
08:59:55 <CraigC> wb Art
09:04:04 <Art> What'd I miss ;)
09:04:11 <Art> Nothing ie?
09:04:17 <Eric> Me?
09:04:24 <Art> awwwhh
09:04:45 <Eric> :-D
09:04:55 <ynpvisitor5> Art did you see the Xanterra thing was a glitch in the system?
09:05:07 <Art> NOOOOO
09:05:24 <ynpvisitor5> Yes. Check FB post you posted
09:05:35 <Eric> Not surprised
09:05:38 <ynpvisitor5> Have you gotten a confirmation?
09:06:24 <ynpvisitor5> How about Dave, did he get a confirmation?
09:06:25 <Art> Confirmation numbers yes
09:06:32 <Art> But not the second email that usually comes in later
09:06:52 <ynpvisitor5> Well check on FB, your GG post
09:07:15 <Art> hmm.. well I got though the reservation process
09:07:58 <ynpvisitor5> Just wanted you to double check after seeing Joyce’s posts
09:08:28 <Art> Hmm... I wonder if they will cancel out the reservations made this way... idk... now I feel bad for posting it
09:09:32 <ynpvisitor5> I was worried about Dave and you
09:09:45 <ynpvisitor32> If you are lucky, you will not get forced to double up with my neighbor.
09:10:17 <Art> They haven't fixed it yet by the looks of things
09:10:29 <Art> Lots of days still showing available for that room type.. hmmmm..
09:11:09 <ynpvisitor5> Did you read what Joyce said?
09:12:51 <ynpvisitor5> I hope yours works out.
09:13:22 <Dave from B™> I have 1 email but with confirmation number
09:13:42 <Eric> Finally got in a decent workout this morning!
09:13:54 <Eric> 10 miles @ 13m24s/mile
09:14:08 <Eric> Getting close to being ready for Yellowstone :-D
09:14:28 <Art> So looking at my email history, typically initial confirmation comes through then 24 hours later a second email with "Confirmation" in the subject comes in
09:14:56 <Dave from B™> Somebody got in trouble over this, I bet
09:15:40 <Art> Yeah OF area rooms don't last long on a good day
09:15:45 <Art> Better yet every major summer holiday ;)
09:16:11 <CraigC> nice work, Eric
09:16:41 <Eric> Thanks Craig...I am getting stoked about getting into the park and doing some hiking/gazing
09:17:11 <Art> Have you been up to Monument yet?
09:17:18 <ynpvisitor49> Making OF Inn reservations for 2020 don't start 'til the beginning of May, right?
09:17:23 <Eric> I haven't done ANY real hiking in the park
09:17:24 <Art> Pretty weird spot for thermal features
09:17:29 <Art> Decent hike
09:17:43 <Dave from B™> And close to SB!
09:17:46 <Eric> I planned on going into shoshone this trip, but snow pack might slow that down
09:17:59 <CraigC> where is Monument?
09:18:00 <Eric> I will bring snow shoes though
09:18:01 <Kevin L™🌵> Fun area Art but the last half is very steep.
09:18:21 <Dave from B™> 49, May 1 is opening reservation day. I meant to remind everyone earlier. Thanks!
09:18:39 <Kevin L™🌵> IF I remember Craig it is just north of Gibbon Falls
09:18:43 <Eric> Thanks Dave, remember me at the end of April :-P
09:18:43 <ynpvisitor49> OK. The reservation talk here made me nervous that I'd missed it.
09:18:57 <Dave from B™> Monument trailhead is next to a bridge on the Gibbon River
09:19:05 <Eric> remind me...don't remember me :-P
09:19:46 <CraigC> where does the trail lead to?
09:19:53 <Dave from B™> Will do, Eric. Since I'm a bachelor this weekend, I'm making up a vacation plan for 2020 and 2021 this weekend
09:20:12 <Eric>
09:20:17 <ynpvisitor49> Monument's trail just goes to Monument Geyser Basin.
09:20:22 <Dave from B™> Craig, it leads to some interesting themral cone features
09:20:40 <ynpvisitor49> The interpretation is that these were lakefloor buildups.
09:20:51 <ynpvisitor49> Similar to what's on the floor of Yellowstone Lake now.
09:21:28 <Art> That's super interesting..
09:22:17 <ynpvisitor49> The hike is short - that's true, but the 2nd half is quite steep. It really hit me when I did it in 2013.
09:22:26 <ynpvisitor49> Maybe a mile total.
09:22:29 <ynpvisitor49> One way.
09:22:36 <CraigC> I now remember seeing the trail, never gave it any thought
09:23:01 <ynpvisitor49> You can also see the Monument Geyser Basin, from a very far distance, on the way to Artists Paintpots.
09:23:09 <Eric> ohh, I didn't realize how close monument basin was to the road!
09:23:14 <Eric>,-110.7528922,1001m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x5351c38c465fe169:0x5ff3f3739f9091c1!8m2!3d44.6456823!4d-110.8612091
09:23:26 <ynpvisitor49> It's a gray, bare patch on the hillside on the other side of the valley
09:23:27 <Eric> That is an easy 1/2 hike up there
09:23:31 <Art> Specimen Ridge trail is a lot of fun, get some great views and interesting perspective
09:23:35 <Eric> 1/2 hour
09:23:49 <ynpvisitor49> Haven't done Specimen Ridge yet - need to do that.
09:23:59 <ynpvisitor49> Geysers seem to be more important than fossil trees.
09:24:05 <Eric> Thanks Art! You going to be in the park over memorial day week?
09:24:23 <Art> Yup, May 24-June 3rd (ish)
09:24:35 <Eric> sweet, almost identical trips :-D
09:24:51 <Eric> Let me know if you want to do Monument one morning
09:25:17 <Art> It's a fun one for sure, we just did it a year or two ago
09:25:34 <Art> We will have the kid-o with us this time so have no idea how good/bad things may go ;)
09:26:08 <Eric> understood...and you guys always are splitting time between wildlife and thermals so I know it can get hectic
09:26:14 <Art> No camping either which was awesome for SB last year since Norris campground was key
09:26:38 <Art> Yeah except for SB, SB trumps all planned activities ;)
09:26:40 <Eric> where are you parking your trailer?
09:26:55 <Art> I booked the flight before we knew we were getting it... oops
09:27:03 <Eric> ohhh bummer
09:27:12 <Art> Yeah so fall trip is the plan for trailer
09:27:17 <Eric> cool
09:27:30 <Dave from B™> Eric, I'd be more than happy to serve as an alternate option:)
09:27:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Hard to hook a trailer to a 737.
09:27:59 <Art> Spring trip would have been hard, probably would have had to drive out solo and still have Larissa fly because of the farm this time of year
09:28:01 <Dave from B™> I can also get you to Specimen Ridge petrified trees
09:28:17 <Art> Dave from B™, definitely up for that this trip
09:28:44 <Dave from B™> I'll be there from May 29-June 2
09:28:45 <Eric> I am down with it if I have a guide :-P
09:29:11 <CraigC> Sylvan Spring.... I always thought that trail went out to there. Can you go out there?
09:30:58 <Eric> Wow...that is a long trek out to that trailhead!
09:31:21 <Dave from B™> Specimen tralhead?
09:31:34 <Art> Costco in Bozeman has the best deal on bear spray going
09:32:03 <ynpvisitor49> The trail to Sylvan was yanked long ago. Not there anymore.
09:33:21 <Art> My favorite hiking story was Undine falls. Got all our gear, parked at "trail head" started down and there it was 20' from the road..
09:33:59 <Dave from B™> :D
09:35:41 <Dave from B™> Art, have you done Avalanche Peak? I hear it is a good hike
09:36:49 <Art> Yikes, nope
09:38:02 <Eric> haha...wooops art, that is hillarious
09:39:03 <Eric> Hey Dave, can you pick up an extra pack of bear spray at costco before you head into the park? I will pay you for it when you arrive.
09:39:31 <Eric> I assume Billings costco has the same pack
09:39:33 <Art> We've done Washburn, Monument, some of Speciment, Hellroaring, Natural Bridge, Wraith Falls, Rose Creek Wolf encolsure, probably some other things I'm forgetting
09:39:52 <Eric> Fairy Falls?
09:40:05 <Eric> and the geysers out there...
09:40:38 <Art> Haven't done Fairy Falls yet, we did do the Imperial Meadows and the old GP overlook before they built the new platform
09:41:01 <Art> Imperial Meadows was kinda soggy so definitely recommend a later season trek
09:41:28 <Eric> I really like the new lookout and Imperial Geyser is a great lunch stop spot!
09:41:44 <Eric> It just chugs and chugs...and impressive spouter :-D
09:41:45 <Art> Acutally it might have been Sentinal Meadow
09:41:58 <Art> Yup sorry wrong meadow ;)
09:42:53 <CraigC> Isn't Snetinel closed now?
09:43:28 <CraigC> I wanted to go see Queen's Laundry, but I thought it was closed off
09:43:37 <Eric> They must have been clearing the parking lot or something at norris the seismo is very calm
09:43:51 <Art> Queen's Laundry is closed
09:43:53 <Dave from B™> Art, how about Osprey Falls?
09:43:57 <Art> But there is a trail
09:44:04 <Art> That goes around the outskirts of it
09:44:11 <CraigC> ok, thanks
09:44:56 <Art> Nope no osprey Falls yet, we've done some bushwacking (NOT a Thermal area) in Swan lake area
09:45:36 <Art> We were trying to get an angle on some wildlife but ended up with just a nice day hike
09:47:02 <Dave from B™> Art, have you met MA?
09:47:16 <Eric> :-D
09:47:31 <Eric> I definitely want to do the new trail down to the falls this trip
09:47:57 <Eric> Uncle Tom's Trail
09:48:24 <Eric> We could do that then hit specimen in the same day
09:48:39 <Dave from B™> yep
09:48:45 <Kevin L™🌵> Mud Volcano
09:48:47 <Art> I've done Uncle Tom's staircase
09:49:34 <Art> Dave from B™, Just checked my reservation on there site and it shows "Deposit Guaranteed" - Still not hopeful it sticks
09:49:41 <Art> their
09:50:14 <Dave from B™> I bet they try to honor it somehow
09:51:49 <Art> Yeah everyone gets a room at Grant
09:51:59 <CraigC> LOL
09:52:13 <Dave from B™> haha. I haven't stayed there in decades
09:55:44 <Art> I heard someone refer to it as "The Mistake on the Lake"
09:56:49 <Eric> Isn't it the closest campground to OF?
09:57:00 <Eric> or is madison closer?
09:58:02 <Eric> and just think how close you are to West Thumb :-P
10:00:13 <Art> It's a tiny bit further then Madison
10:00:32 <Art> But Madison is preferred because of proximity to LGB/UGB
10:00:54 <Art> Plus quick drive out to West or up to Norris
10:00:59 <CraigC> yup
10:02:12 <CraigC> I wonder if there will be an RV park at OF at some point
10:03:07 <Dave from B™> CraigC, that will never happen
10:03:23 <CraigC> I hope not, but who knows
10:05:54 <Dave from B™> off to sweat...bbl
10:06:06 <Art> You can still see it from Google Earth
10:06:29 <Art> I'd heard that the thought process was to move things away from thermal areas and that's why they built Grant?
10:06:45 <Art> They were trying to remove stuff from OF area?
10:06:52 <Dave from B™> Grant was built because..brb
10:08:00 <Dave from B™> they were closing facilities at Fishing Bridge
10:09:33 <Dave from B™> Until a few years ago, there was a "no additional rooms built" policy for the park.
10:10:00 <Dave from B™> It seems with the expansion of OFL cabin area that that is no longer the case
10:10:13 <CraigC> now they have a resort going up at Canyon
10:10:31 <Dave from B™> The OF campground was removed to get traffic and people out of the OF area
10:10:48 <Dave from B™> But, many cabins were taken out at Canyon
10:10:52 <Art> Super interesting
10:11:06 <Art> Yeah looks like lots of cabins at Canyon swapped for those new buildings
10:11:11 <CraigC> they had a campground at OF?
10:11:13 <Art> Also the new OF cabins are just old staff housing?
10:11:34 <Dave from B™> Yep. I believe it was out by the overpass but not entirely sure
10:11:58 <Dave from B™> Art, yes, it was old staff housing. I think they built a new dorm for them?
10:12:01 <CraigC> I had only heard of the Wylie Camps, north of Daisy
10:12:33 <ChrisO> Anything going on at Madison River today?
10:13:51 <Eric> I believe the camping was where snow lodge is
10:14:01 <Dave from B™> I have to go. Here's a link that might get you to the rioght place
10:14:11 <Dave from B™>
10:14:56 <Rice> Google maps between the main parking lot and the main road, you can see the remenants of the campground.
10:15:01 <CraigC> cya Dave
10:15:21 <Art> Yeah that weird random part of the outer loop
10:15:26 <Art> ?
10:15:29 <Jimbo Palladium> Animals in the Electric Peak cam, far right - elk?
10:15:45 <CraigC> Rice, oh cool, never noticed that before
10:15:48 <Art> Like when you're driving through there and like why does this road randomly loop out here
10:16:04 <CraigC> hey Ryan
10:16:05 <Ryan> do I have to read through to find updates or can someone just help me out? lol
10:16:16 <Art> Have to read
10:16:22 <Art> :p
10:16:24 <CraigC> Ryan, waiting for someone to come from Mammoth
10:16:35 <Rice> I learned about it from this group, so just passing along information.
10:17:06 <Kevin L™🌵> OF campground is now the parking lot.
10:17:12 <CraigC> Rice, I've been on Google Earth a lot looking at old road scars and building scars, but never noticed that before
10:17:47 <Eric> Nice historical aerial shot:
10:18:24 <Kevin L™🌵> There were also cabins at West Thumb along with a store.
10:19:15 <Art> Eric, Woh!
10:19:38 <ynpvisitor999®> What's that for a nonsensical price tag? €150.- for a small image?!
10:19:54 <Kevin L™🌵> There was a traffic signal between the Lodge and the Inn.
10:19:56 <Art> OK I really need to get some work done. Hope the cam comes up and enjoy the new view!
10:19:57 <CraigC> image of the campground scars;
10:20:50 <Eric> or you can just link directly to the google map Craig :-P,-110.8251619,995m/data=!3m1!1e3
10:21:26 <Kevin L™🌵> They were going to remove all lodging at OF. Grant was to make up for that and removal of lodging at Thumb.
10:22:20 <Eric> There is a great aerial shot of the campgrounds at OF someplace...just can't find it right now :-(
10:22:22 <Rice> when was that Kevin?
10:23:42 <Kevin L™🌵> I believe in the 80's. We did a LOT of protesting and it worked. They still removed a lot of cabins at OF right here:,-110.8250101,105m/data=!3m1!1e3
10:23:45 <CraigC> in that aerial picture, there was still a building down next to the river where the army camp was.... any idea of the date?
10:24:54 <CraigC> and the boardwalk went reallly close to OF
10:25:41 <Kevin L™🌵> I think there was a bridge that went up by BH too.
10:26:20 <CraigC> it kinda looks like it in the picture, but not sure
10:32:09 <Kevin L™🌵> You can see various maps here. Use Old Faithful Wyoming for search.
10:36:17 <CraigC> cool site
10:39:39 <ynpvisitor87> Any ideas what this used to be?,-110.8332357,161m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
10:41:33 <ChrisO> thats classified :lol:
10:41:43 <ChrisO> sorry couldnt resist
10:41:47 <CraigC> army camp, give me a minute, I'll share pictures
10:41:59 <Kevin L™🌵> I think that was a building to support the swimming pool that fed from Solitary.
10:42:52 <CraigC> here;
10:43:52 <CraigC> here is the pool;
10:44:59 <CraigC> here is another shot of the location you asked;
10:45:31 <ynpvisitor87> Interesting, thanks
10:46:23 <CraigC> another of the army camp;
10:46:24 <ynpvisitor87> Armchair archeology >(
10:47:02 <ynpvisitor999®> hm - it almost looks like there used to be an airfield there with those crossed lines south of the building
10:47:24 <CraigC> lot so cool pictures out there, Fountain Hotel, Norris Hotel, the one at Nez Perce
10:48:23 <CraigC> one of the lines is the one Kevin mentioned, water from Solitary to the pool
10:49:22 <CraigC> I tried to look for that scarring at ground level from the platform across the river from Beehive, but can't see it there
10:51:26 <ynpvisitor48> note the johns were on the edge of the Firehole.
10:51:53 <CraigC> that was the laundry room LOL
10:52:28 <CraigC> here's another cool shot of that area;
10:53:14 <Jimbo Palladium> Tidal bore with whitewater today
10:53:42 <ynpvisitor87> If you squint you can almost make out a straight line feature running down the hill from Solitary,-110.8314581,199m/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e4?hl=en
10:53:57 <ynpvisitor87> I'd imagine that any pipe would have been on the surface?
10:55:06 <CraigC> you can see a similar line if you look north and east of Leather Pool in lower geyser basin, that ran to the Fountain Hotel
10:56:24 <CraigC> see if this works;,-110.8072388,340m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
11:00:38 <ynpvisitor999®> Chat program really does hate me
11:03:28 <Jimbo Palladium> For those interested (while the cam is down), today's tidal bore arrival at South Maitland was 1256 MDT (1456 EDT).
11:04:32 <Jimbo Palladium> Tomorrow's should be 1348 MDT (1548 EDT).
11:06:45 <CraigC> Jimbo Palladium, do you see a smooth video? It is choppy for me
11:13:19 <ynpvisitor100> Mine is smooth, the circle just keeps going round and round and round and round and....
11:15:48 <ynpvisitor100> Reminds me, time to watch the moon landing.
11:20:29 <Jimbo Palladium> CraigC, it's a short refresh, like every 10-15 seconds or so. Not streaming.
11:23:31 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
11:25:35 <CraigC> moon landing might not be going well?
11:25:57 <Jimbo Palladium> Lost comms
11:26:03 <ynpvisitor100> They seem to be having problems. Or Hollywood is scripting it.
11:26:23 <CraigC> expressions not looking well
11:26:42 <ynpvisitor100> It is all greek to me.
11:27:27 <ynpvisitor100> It crashed.
11:27:50 <CraigC> :(
11:28:40 <ynpvisitor100> I hope it did not hit our secret base they talk about on late night radio.
11:30:12 <ynpvisitor100> They are hiding their emotions quit well.
11:33:07 <ynpvisitor100> Will be interesting to see how long it takes for try #2.
11:43:26 <ynpvisitor999®> horrible weather outside
11:44:47 <Joe> Did they send anyone down to OF area to get the cam going?
11:45:15 <ynpvisitor999®> oh - weather seems to have cleared up a lot suddenly
11:46:08 <CraigC> Joe, no idea, no updates
11:48:11 <Joe> The static cam was stuck 3min ago it had a time stamp of1326
11:48:42 <ynpvisitor57> Hi everybody. Any good news, or any news at all?
11:49:09 <ynpvisitor999®> the good news, is that the static cam is working again. The bad news is that there is no other news
11:49:47 <ynpvisitor57> At least there is good news! 😊
11:50:10 <Joe> Thanks Craig I hope they get it going the boss of the camops and I assume the camera installation is not in area from 4/12 until 5/5
11:51:27 <Joe> Of course the Gov"t will have backup bosses :)
11:54:16 <Joe> That is a strange time stamp 0156 pm, what am I missing
11:55:13 <Sam> The OF static cam is, for some reason, 3 minutes ahead
11:55:13 <ynpvisitor999®> it's currently afternoon? And static cam's time is never equal to real-time
11:56:00 <LindaG> Sam, it always is
11:56:34 <Sam> Was gonna say, I don’t think I’ve seen it be right since I started watching last June
11:56:36 <Joe> any 12 h clock usually says 1:56 pm not 0156 pm, or am i
11:56:50 <Joe> confused again?
11:57:15 <ynpvisitor999®> it says 01:56 pm - I recall that time always being zero-padded
11:57:43 <Sam> My static is now on 2:01 pm
11:57:47 <Sam> And OF ie
11:59:06 <Sam> Jarno, interesting data on Porkchop. Thank you
11:59:46 <CraigC> ditto
12:00:57 <ynpvisitor116> Looks great!
12:01:02 <Sam> I think that was a long. I edited my post
12:01:26 <Sam> Cam is up!!!
12:01:35 <Sam> Wow!!!
12:01:44 <LindaG> Wow wow wow
12:01:44 <CraigC> whoaaaaaa
12:01:59 <LindaG> How cool is that!
12:02:09 <LindaG> I'll send txt
12:02:15 <Sam> Oh my gosh! It’s so pretty!!
12:02:27 <ynpvisitor26> How do I get to it? Mammoth said that it wasn’t on our webpage foe some reason.
12:02:29 <CraigC> mine didn't start, I had to refresh.... how did you know?
12:02:51 <ynpvisitor26> It’s been up since noon.
12:02:53 <Sam> I refreshed. Thanks for text Linda
12:03:14 <Sam> Well, I just noticed it lol
12:03:20 <LindaG> Yes I refreshed page
12:03:34 <LindaG> Yes i refreshed page
12:03:37 <CraigC> does anyone have controls?
12:03:38 <ynpvisitor999®> oh hello there
12:03:38 <ynpvisitor23> so this is a good thing?
12:03:41 <ChrisO> sweeeeeet
12:03:44 <KittyM*> Woo hoo, I just got the text!
12:04:02 <LindaG> Not my shift it would be Kevin
12:04:27 <Joe> streaming started at 1355
12:04:36 <Jimbo Palladium> Great leap forward, now I want to see it pan!
12:04:38 <Sam> That’s an interesting vantage point
12:04:50 <ynpvisitor26> It’s not coming up for me.
12:04:51 <CraigC> yeah, let's see Grand area
12:04:54 <LindaG> Kevin! Time to pan and zoom
12:04:59 <ynpvisitor999®> 26, refresh the page
12:04:59 <Jimbo Palladium> And Castle!
12:05:00 <GO WEBCAM> this view will get boring quickly
12:05:15 <Joe> OF was 1356:51 actual
12:05:30 <Sam> I’ll edit
12:05:34 <Jimbo Palladium> There aren't any spots!
12:05:45 <Katie> Kevin may not be permitted just yet. Some stuff has to be done. Patience. This is progress!
12:05:47 <ynpvisitor11> I see one geyser
12:05:53 <Eric> ohhhh, so pretty!
12:05:53 <ynpvisitor26> Still no cam.
12:06:01 <CraigC> I hope this isn't the majority of view
12:06:06 <LindaG> Joe, GO WEBCAM, I can take controls, want me to?
12:06:09 <Jimbo Palladium> Try NPS streaming
12:06:12 <GO WEBCAM> two if you count Split Cone
12:06:25 <ynpvisitor999®> Three if you can find UNNG-OFG-1
12:06:27 <GO WEBCAM> not my call
12:06:32 <Eric> I would love to see the pools behind OF
12:06:34 <LindaG> Ok.
12:06:41 <LindaG> Cam is up.
12:06:42 <LindaG> .
12:06:42 <GO WEBCAM> its not in view here
12:06:43 <LindaG> .
12:06:52 <ynpvisitor26> Ok. I left OF and am in west. Maybe that’s it.
12:07:25 <ynpvisitor11> again, whoever's idea this was was just bonkers
12:07:50 <GO WEBCAM> some of the other views will be nice tho
12:08:19 <ynpvisitor11> we'll see
12:08:23 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm especially curious about Geyser Hill
12:08:34 <Eric> ok...someone take control of the cam!
12:08:50 <Katie> We have to wait for permission.
12:08:54 <Katie> (and it's not my shift)
12:08:59 <CraigC> LindaG, do it
12:09:00 <Eric> You have my permission!
12:09:09 <Joe> Kevin is scheduled on the cam
12:09:16 <ynpvisitor11> is this how it will be every night?
12:09:16 <ynpvisitor26> Just came on. Coooool!
12:09:18 <Katie> I like seeing the COLORS of the bacteria mats, etc.
12:09:19 <Eric> Kevin take the wheel!
12:09:26 <LindaG> Yes it is his shift
12:09:46 <Lori S> Oh dear.
12:09:50 <ChrisO> awww the snow stopped
12:09:52 <Sam> Me too Kevin
12:09:56 <Kevin L™🌵> Can't take it until we get the OK
12:10:01 <Sam> Oops
12:10:03 <Eric> OK
12:10:09 <Eric> now you have it :-P
12:10:10 <CraigC> OK
12:10:15 <Lori S> This truly is the OLD FAITHFUL webcam
12:10:18 <ynpvisitor11> so we can watch OF and the lodge at night, cool
12:10:22 <LindaG> Well at least something is moving
12:10:22 <Jimbo Palladium> I really like the view - can't wait to see downbasin
12:10:36 <Sam> 11, I’m sure we’ll get other views
12:10:49 <ynpvisitor11> not at night Sam
12:10:52 <Dave from B™> Did I heard during attempt one if would be 24 hours or so before cam ops could control?
12:10:53 <Eric> The picture seems slightly blurry to me though
12:11:00 <Lori S> For gazers that stay in the OF Lodge cabins, we can watch them too.
12:11:06 <Joe> We might see dilapidated in this view :)
12:11:09 <ChrisO> its just you...getting 1080p here
12:11:14 <Sam> Wave to us this summer :)
12:11:31 <LindaG> I could do without the building
12:11:35 <Eric> 1080P doesn't mean it's not blurry
12:11:51 <ynpvisitor11> mine is not blurry at all
12:11:53 <ChrisO> its better then nothing at all
12:11:55 <Katie> We don't even know that this will be the default wide angle view. Let the dust settle.
12:11:56 <Lori S> Clear enough on mine
12:12:08 <Sam> ChrisO, I agree
12:12:20 <LindaG> Mines very clear
12:12:26 <Eric> No peeking in my cabin window please :-P
12:12:31 <Sam> Mine view is good
12:12:37 <ynpvisitor999®> >:)
12:12:47 <ynpvisitor999®> oh - it doesn't do that properly :(
12:12:48 <ChrisO> point it at his cabin, and turn the FLIR on
12:12:48 <Joe> They just got it going I'm sure the view will ghange as they master the controls
12:12:51 <CraigC> :i::i:
12:12:53 <Lori S> I think I see a Yeti off there at the cabins,
12:13:13 <Lori S> Craig...LOL
12:13:14 <Sam> Not Bigfoot?
12:13:29 <Lori S> Well, it could be Bigfoot. Hard to tell.
12:13:34 <CraigC> Yeti turns to Bigfoot after snow melts
12:13:36 <Sam> :)
12:14:09 <CraigC> they are related to Martens
12:14:27 <ChrisO> question, where is the resurgent dome that is north of OF? was looking at it on the map earlier. Is it visible here?
12:14:34 <Lori S> Radioactive Martens?
12:14:53 <Eric> I like the no shaking part of the new cam :-D
12:15:15 <Lori S> Way to be positive Eric. :D
12:15:23 <ynpvisitor999®> what did you say about shaking again, Eric? It's shaking slightly
12:15:27 <Lori S> The color is vivid.
12:15:28 <Eric> Thanks Lori
12:15:48 <Eric> I have seen absolutely no movement in the frame Jarno
12:15:49 <Dave from B™> I wonder if we will be able to tell when someone is raising and lowering the flags
12:15:59 <ChrisO> its shaking a little
12:16:03 <Katie> It's not actually shaking, per se, it's hunting for focus a bit.
12:16:12 <Sam> I don’t notice any shaking
12:16:15 <Joe> It is nice to see the trees shake and not the whole picture :)
12:16:18 <CraigC> "Flag ie wc"
12:16:35 <Eric> Yes, focus shift and the trees are blowing...but watch the edge near the building
12:16:41 <Eric> solid as a rock
12:17:21 <Katie> Yup. that is going to be very nice. It will allow us to zoom in tighter, too.
12:17:41 <Steph> Hi everyone! Thanks for text!
12:17:47 <Katie> While I'm almost disoriented, I do like this view. Seeing the runoff channels and the colors, etc.
12:17:50 <Eric> and we won't get as much pixelation when watching due to compression artifacting
12:18:13 <ynpvisitor999®> haha
12:18:20 <GO WEBCAM> will be interesting with morning sunlight straight a the cam
12:18:29 <ynpvisitor999®> though a bittersweet reality, Craig
12:18:32 <Eric> good point Graham
12:18:35 <CraigC> LOL
12:18:39 <Joe> Don't break the monitor stand Craig :)
12:18:46 <CraigC> hey Steph
12:18:49 <GO WEBCAM> the old cam was in a good cam position except for late evening
12:18:55 <LindaG> GO WEBCAM, well be forced to look down basic 😊
12:18:58 <ChrisO> snow is pretty
12:19:11 <ynpvisitor999®> and there are the white bugs again
12:19:14 <GO WEBCAM> yeah, leave it there at night so its not damaged in the morning
12:19:15 <Joe> snow blowing up off of the building
12:19:27 <Eric> wow..static cam is super dark now
12:19:53 <LindaG> Yeah dark clouds
12:20:03 <CraigC> GO WEBCAM, have you found your waving spot yet?
12:20:09 <Kevin L™🌵> The world is ending!
12:20:56 <ynpvisitor999®> a static cam on the other side would be very welcome - that way we can see some down-basin stuff
12:21:01 <ChrisO> :snow:
12:21:42 <Dave from B™> It will be nice when we get to see other directions
12:21:42 <Steph> Wish we could just scootch it to the left. Sorry! I won't complain, just thinking out loud.
12:21:56 <Eric> I like your thinking Steph :-P
12:21:58 <ynpvisitor999®> we all want it to go to the left, Steph :)
12:22:10 <CraigC> Steph, what is there to the left? (hahahahaha)
12:22:14 <Eric> <=== Push
12:22:23 <Eric> <== <== <== PUSH
12:22:34 <CraigC> lol
12:22:35 <Steph> :lol::lol::lol:
12:22:39 <Eric> Doesn't seem to help
12:22:43 <Katie> We will be able to pan left. When they have finished configuring... I'm eager to drive this new cam. But it will be two weeks for me, since I leave for Guatemala tomorrow.
12:22:45 <Joe> we are lucky they got this view, be patient
12:22:51 <LindaG> Just thinking... is it the same cam software?
12:22:57 <ynpvisitor999®> <- <- <- <- <- <- PUSHING HARDER
12:23:03 <Eric> Have fun in the Jungle!
12:23:03 <Katie> I believe so, Linda.
12:23:11 <GO WEBCAM> we need it to go a bit to the left so we can see Plume ... which is about as far as wide angle can go
12:23:14 <Kevin L™🌵> No Linda
12:23:21 <CraigC> Katie, wow, sounds like a cool adventure
12:23:25 <LindaG> Katie, oh bummer you wont be here
12:23:47 <Steph> Katie, Guatemala sounds awesome!
12:23:57 <LindaG> Kevin L™🌵, ok, so we have to change that too
12:24:00 <Eric> Ohh, they did change cameras! You know the new model Kevin?
12:25:03 <Eric> It's probably this bad boy:
12:25:33 <CraigC> Holy $$$$
12:25:34 <Kevin L™🌵> I think it is the same model Eric.
12:25:58 <Eric> Old one didn't support a wiper
12:26:05 <Joe> Eric, it is supposed to be same model as the old
12:26:12 <Eric> So if this one has a wiper, then it would be different
12:26:12 <ynpvisitor11> it's the cover that supports the wiper
12:26:15 <Steph> CraigC, right? I didn't even know there was such a thing!
12:26:26 <Kevin L™🌵> I think the wiper is on the dome.
12:26:30 <ynpvisitor11> the cam is covered by a dome
12:26:34 <Eric> That would be weird as the old one is a done
12:26:36 <Eric> dome
12:26:43 <Eric> wipers don't work on domes :-P
12:26:44 <ynpvisitor11> Eric you should know this!
12:26:51 <ynpvisitor11> well I guess this one does
12:27:06 <Eric> would love to see what a dome wiper looks like
12:27:11 <ynpvisitor11> It scoops from front to back
12:27:27 <Steph> Eric, me too!
12:27:29 <ynpvisitor11> so not a conventional wiper from what I understand
12:27:44 <Dave from B™> A former camera had a wiper
12:27:53 <ynpvisitor11> that was different dave
12:27:55 <Eric> Yes, but it wasn't a dome Dave
12:28:00 <ynpvisitor11> that was a box
12:28:04 <ynpvisitor34> How much can it pan left?
12:28:23 <Dave from B™> Thanks 11
12:28:24 <Jeff in CT> Whoooooo, new toy!
12:28:27 <ynpvisitor11> and only CC had control of it, which was insane
12:28:36 <LindaG> I was thinking what good is a wiper if its not wet. Wili g dry may or may not work depending on what's on dome.
12:28:38 <ynpvisitor999®> according to that page ±180°C - so pretty much 360°
12:28:39 <ynpvisitor11> hopefully all ops will have control of the new wiper
12:28:44 <Kevin L™🌵> Should do 360°
12:29:12 <ynpvisitor34> Awesome. I wonder what view of downbasin jt has
12:29:13 <ynpvisitor999®> ±180° - Celcius isn't really applicable here
12:29:18 <Joe1> new camera at location
12:29:52 <Jeff in CT> Much less chance of getting geyserite on it
12:29:52 <Kevin L™🌵> If you look at the bottom you can see a wiper.
12:29:54 <ynpvisitor11> so 360 isn't happening
12:29:59 <Dave from B™> wiper can cause its own problems. I think it actually leads to having to clean the cam more often
12:30:07 <Steph> Can we see Myriad Group with the 360?
12:30:13 <Eric> Thanks Joe
12:30:27 <Eric> You can see the wiper on the back of the dome...pretty cool enclosure
12:30:32 <Joe> yw
12:30:41 <ynpvisitor11> yes, thank you
12:30:49 <ynpvisitor11> there isn't a 360
12:31:27 <Eric> But you can see that myriad group probably won't be visible due to post
12:32:05 <Steph> Bums. Oh well! I'm still so excited! Except I have to learn a new photo map now. :lol:
12:32:34 <Eric> So if it's the same cam, then controls should work as expected
12:32:39 <CraigC> just Old Faithful...
12:32:52 <ynpvisitor11> I'm wondering if mid winter the cam will be covered by snow accumulation on that ledge?
12:33:27 <Kevin L™🌵> I think controls will be the same, they may just have to feed info in so we can access.
12:33:42 <Eric> I bet enough heat leaks out of the Inn to keep that roof fairly clear
12:33:59 <ynpvisitor11> I don't think that's how it works Eric
12:34:00 <Jeff in CT> IS that heat shimmer along the bottom of the image?
12:34:26 <Lori S> Eric, the Inn lobby is 10 degrees colder than the outside temp and the Inn is closed in winter. I've personaly seen snow in the lobby.
12:34:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Well we do know the signal will work in heavy snow anyway.
12:34:55 <Eric> Yep, wireless seems to be holding strong
12:34:59 <ynpvisitor46> new cam! cool
12:35:05 <ynpvisitor11> well not always Lori, they keep it to a minimum to prevent damage
12:35:13 <Eric> wow Lori...I would think they would keep it above freezing for the fire suppression system!
12:35:23 <ynpvisitor11> when it is -10 outside, it is not -20 in the Inn
12:35:29 <Eric> You don't want those pipes freezing!
12:35:32 <ynpvisitor11> they do Eric
12:35:39 <Lori S> General Store winterizes and empties pipes...
12:35:51 <Eric> You don't want to empty fire supression :-D
12:35:55 <Lori S> Ok, I shoul,d have said "about 10 degrees"
12:35:57 <Eric> Even in the winter
12:36:01 <Jeff in CT> Is that SC right in front?
12:36:07 <ynpvisitor11> it's not colder than outside
12:36:07 <Eric> Yep
12:36:28 <Lori S> The comentary handbook says otherwise but perhaps that is old info then
12:36:46 <Larry in Denver> WOW!
12:36:55 <Larry in Denver> It actually happened
12:36:55 <Lori S> Regardless, I have seen little pile of snow in the lobby in winter one time when I got to go in.
12:36:59 <Eric> Larry! Hello
12:37:11 <Larry in Denver> Howdy all
12:37:12 <Joe> In most fire suppression systems the pipes are not charged until the main valve which is in a warm place is told to open by the fire detection system
12:37:21 <LindaG> Larry in Denver, hi
12:37:39 <Eric> ahhhh, interesting Joe! Didn't know that
12:37:50 <CraigC> sorry, this view is already boring
12:37:57 <LindaG> lc are you here?
12:37:58 <ynpvisitor73> Great view of Split Cone
12:37:59 <Eric> Now it's always overlook Friday!
12:38:07 <ChrisO> atleast there is a view
12:38:14 <ynpvisitor11> it should be fun during the day, this view, yet nights are going to be rough
12:38:29 <ynpvisitor11> during day, they can move cam around
12:38:44 <Lori S> And pointing out I said the lobby, not hte whole building
12:39:06 <Eric> It's all good Lori :-D You still rock!
12:39:17 <ynpvisitor11> anyway, snow accumulates on the roof!
12:39:28 <Lori S> 11 :thumbsup:
12:39:31 <Joe> We had dry fire suppression systems in all the plants I worked in, they are always kept dry until needed, you have less trouble that way
12:39:32 <CraigC> there was a lot of features to see in the old default viewpoint
12:39:59 <Lori S> Eric, well you know I just have to be right all the time. (This is heavy sarcasm.)
12:40:03 <ynpvisitor11> yes, Craig C, people were NOT thinking
12:40:03 <Eric> Yes, I hope this is NOT the default view
12:40:34 <Eric> The VEC has a static cam were people can view every OF
12:40:43 <ynpvisitor11> not at night
12:40:46 <CraigC> yeah
12:41:05 <Lori S> 11 :thumbsup: again
12:41:09 <Jeff in CT> looks something like this,-110.8310319,60a,35y,61.43h,77.51t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
12:41:09 <Eric> They could fix that with a decent static webcam for $50
12:41:20 <ynpvisitor11> I will hope the view is different, yet I'm not counting on it
12:41:32 <ynpvisitor73> Some is the window tint
12:42:06 <ynpvisitor116> There are webcams that allow anyone to steer it. Zurich airport has one. Would be great overnight.
12:42:43 <Larry in Denver> Well this angle does have a good view of my favorite Lodge cabin
12:43:04 <Joe> The static cam is a stardot cam Its problem is it is behind tinted glass in the VEC
12:43:05 <Eric> Hey, that is my cabin :-P
12:43:07 <ChrisO> good view for the occasional darwin award to :)
12:43:16 <Larry in Denver> Good thing it is a duplex Eric!
12:43:23 <Eric> :-D
12:43:41 <CraigC> there will be some advantages by having a higher cam, but overall, seeing fewer features at once no matter the direction, is a significant downfall...IMO
12:44:17 <Jeff in CT> If camera is rotated to put OF to the right, could be an interesting view
12:44:27 <Eric> Apparently they don't have the settings correct on it Joe...those things should be able to go into low light mode and not just shutdown the sensors like it currently does.
12:44:59 <Eric> True Jeff, a lot of the frame is wasted on the right currently
12:45:21 <Jeff in CT> Unless you want to see who is knocking on your front door ;)
12:45:45 <Lori S> Jeff lol
12:46:12 <Lori S> So is the cam reachable from the roof top?
12:46:38 <Kevin L™🌵> They can access it from the deck
12:47:10 <Lori S> I suddenly want to be a bellman. ;)
12:47:25 <Joe> Eric you are correct they do not have the right settings on it, the stardot interface is clunky at best and hard to use, unless you are familiar with it it is difficult, hense they cannot change the time as they are not aware of the propperv steps
12:47:52 <Lori S> again, sarcasm
12:47:53 <Joe> propper 8
12:48:11 <ynpvisitor11> can some one tell them the proper steps?
12:48:23 <Joe> I could
12:48:39 <ynpvisitor11> you should call one day once the VEC is open
12:48:48 <Joe> the stardot people could also
12:49:03 <Kevin L™🌵> As it sits this cam may need adjustments before it can "see" at knight.
12:49:36 <ynpvisitor11> that's too bad, moonlight is coming
12:50:01 <Joe> The almost had it once, but every change you make you have to hit the apply button each time.
12:50:33 <Joe> other wise your changes are not made
12:51:08 <CraigC>
12:51:35 <Joe> I was refering to the VEC cam
12:51:39 <KittyM*> Does the VEC open next week?
12:51:40 <ynpvisitor11> I think we are talking about static now Craig
12:51:41 <CraigC> ;)
12:51:47 <ynpvisitor112> Does this thing have a wide view for overnight?
12:51:52 <CraigC> I knew that
12:51:52 <LindaG> It is nice and clear and crisp. So used to that filthy dome.
12:51:52 <ynpvisitor11> VEC opens the 19th
12:52:01 <KittyM*> thanks 11
12:52:37 <CraigC> people ie
12:52:56 <Lori S> Craig lol
12:53:04 <ynpvisitor73> This is the same cam we had before, just a different mount. All the features are the same.
12:53:33 <Kevin L™🌵> It is a different cam but the same model.
12:53:43 <LindaG> I'll feel like a bird swooping down on them
12:53:54 <Kent> This is an improvement. Much better than the X
12:53:58 <ynpvisitor> Well the view question has been answered. Just about what I have said it would be. We can zoom in and watch people eat.
12:54:37 <ynpvisitor11> better than the x, yet not better than old cam location
12:54:39 <LindaG> I wonder how close well be able to get
12:54:57 <Joe> On this cam they should be able to copy the same settings as the old cam, but it takes a while in the admin software
12:55:07 <Kent> Looking at times. Did we see Fluff on the new cam?
12:55:08 <ynpvisitor> Same as before, but with a clean lens
12:55:30 <LindaG> Due 15:33
12:55:44 <ynpvisitor11> I think it was up for the last one though
12:55:53 <ynpvisitor999®> just abouts, 11
12:55:59 <ynpvisitor112> Then OF can be far right in wide and probably see GH?
12:56:10 <Kent> I wanted to catch the first :(
12:56:22 <ynpvisitor999®> you can catch the second ;)
12:56:32 <LindaG> I dont think it's gone off since it came up
12:56:36 <Kent> :)
12:56:44 <Kevin L™🌵> I don't think it has had OF in view yet.
12:56:49 <LindaG> I've been watching si ce then
12:56:53 <Joe> for those that missed it this is the new cam at its location
12:56:56 <ynpvisitor11> it has, look at last eruption
12:56:59 <LindaG> *since
12:57:03 <Kent> OK, I'll stick around
12:57:19 <ynpvisitor11> no way to know it is a long unless it was on live cam
12:57:37 <ynpvisitor11> I read in here cam has been up since noon
12:57:43 <LindaG> ynpvisitor11, did you see it on this cam?
12:57:44 <Joe> I had it on my recording
12:57:57 <ynpvisitor11> what Joe said
12:58:20 <ynpvisitor11> I did not check in until after text was sent
12:58:45 <CraigC> 14:01:26 ‹Sam› Cam is up!!!
12:58:57 <CraigC> that was the first view from here
12:59:04 <ynpvisitor11> not for Joe
12:59:18 <LindaG> I sent text at 4:02 within a minute off it coming up on my screen
12:59:48 <ynpvisitor11> not going to argue it, just that Joe entered wc long for last time, that means LIVE cam
12:59:53 <Joe> OF was 1356:50 to~1400:15
13:00:07 <Kent> So Joe, can you tell from you recording when the new cam came on?
13:00:34 <Joe> Yes Kent 1355
13:00:44 <Kent> Thanks
13:00:49 <CraigC> you're right, we didn't know when the cam first came on... only that Sam first saw that it was on, and then posted that
13:01:33 <LindaG> So it would have just been ending when we all got to see new cam
13:01:43 <ynpvisitor11> well Joe says 1355, I bet that is right
13:01:53 <CraigC> yeah, I agree
13:02:01 <Eric> Yes, he records everything :-P
13:02:26 <CraigC> 6 minutes that we missed having a new cam..... hope I can sleep tonight ;)
13:02:30 <ynpvisitor11> so glad this last snow missed the basin
13:02:35 <Eric> I am eager to zoom in on the pools behind OF...they look cool even zoomed out
13:02:37 <LindaG> Yes, but we didnt know that. I was on at maybe14:01
13:02:57 <CraigC> whoa
13:02:57 <Eric> pan!
13:03:01 <ynpvisitor11> it moved
13:03:04 <CraigC> coooooooool
13:03:11 <Eric> Thanks camera gods
13:03:16 <Steph> Delay for me.
13:03:19 <CraigC> ynpvisitor11,
13:03:22 <LindaG> I must be on delay
13:03:23 <Kent> Damn delay!
13:03:27 <LindaG> Yup
13:03:27 <Eric> wow...that is a wird BH angle
13:03:33 <Steph> Oh my happiness!
13:03:35 <Eric> must be Kevin
13:03:35 <Kent> Sorry :)
13:03:37 <Katie> yay!
13:03:38 <Eric> Daisyz1
13:03:39 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy ie
13:03:40 <Kevin L™🌵> Daisy ie
13:03:42 <ynpvisitor999®> Castle ie
13:03:43 <Eric> castle
13:03:43 <Lori S> waiting
13:03:43 <CraigC> wowowowow
13:03:51 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy ns~*
13:03:52 <CraigC> THAT is cool
13:03:57 <ynpvisitor> The tree grew
13:04:00 <Joe> DAisy ie frames
13:04:06 <Eric> blurry
13:04:08 <Jimbo Palladium> That's really really good
13:04:12 <Eric> come on zoom
13:04:15 <ynpvisitor11> zoom is not so good
13:04:16 <Eric> I mean AF
13:04:19 <Steph> CraigC, I'm going to find tons of waving spots now! :p:lol::p
13:04:25 <ynpvisitor> castle ie
13:04:28 <Eric> I think AF is turned off
13:04:28 <CraigC> LOL
13:04:31 <Jimbo Palladium> And Castle is STILL behind the trees.
13:04:40 <ynpvisitor11> of course Jimbo
13:04:43 <Jimbo Palladium> Daisy ie
13:04:44 <ynpvisitor11> as will Grand be, and Giant
13:04:45 <ynpvisitor> I can see more water
13:04:48 <Eric> I bet we can see Bank now
13:04:48 <Katie> You might be right about AF, Eric.
13:04:56 <KittyM*> oh yay, this is fun
13:05:03 <ynpvisitor999®> ugh - needs more auto-zoom
13:05:05 <ynpvisitor11> can that be fixed?
13:05:09 <Eric> I thought the original view was slightly blurry too
13:05:10 <CraigC> this is how I see wihtout glasses
13:05:11 <Lori S> a geyser!
13:05:12 <Jimbo Palladium> Still a good view.
13:05:18 <ynpvisitor> Lots more ater at daisy
13:05:19 <Eric> I do have a degree in photojournalism :-P
13:05:25 <Dave from B™> I like this angle of Daisy
13:05:37 <Lori S> Nice!
13:05:39 <CraigC> Eric, for real?
13:05:43 <ynpvisitor11> if only it was not blurry
13:05:44 <Eric> Yep
13:05:49 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
13:06:08 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand?
13:06:10 <Lori S> Eric, you're gonna have to re-do your reference photo. :)
13:06:18 <Eric> from bakc in the day when you had to focus by hand!
13:06:19 <CraigC> I want to see grand
13:06:26 <ynpvisitor11> even with OF to the right, we cannot see anything else
13:06:32 <LindaG> Hmmm daisy tree is go e
13:06:36 <Dave from B™> You won't see much of GH with any view of OF
13:06:36 <ynpvisitor999®> I thought I saw some Grand-like steam there
13:06:44 <LindaG> *gone
13:06:52 <ynpvisitor> Start working n a new picture. This one will no longer work.
13:06:53 <Eric> ohh, we might be able to see lone star?
13:06:55 <Lori S> Whoa!
13:07:02 <CraigC> LOL
13:07:14 <Lori S> on delay...this is cool
13:07:25 <ynpvisitor11> how far right can we see?
13:07:43 <ynpvisitor> All of the vec
13:07:52 <Dave from B™> We might be able to see people eating fries at the Geyser Grill
13:07:57 <Larry in Denver> Who is driving?
13:07:57 <ynpvisitor11> we have not panned right yet
13:08:05 <ynpvisitor> uber
13:08:13 <Eric> lyft?
13:08:24 <LindaG> Not sure, might be kevin
13:08:34 <ynpvisitor> DOes lyft have self crashing cars?
13:08:42 <Eric> I think that was an admin driving
13:08:47 <Eric> but maybe not
13:08:51 <ynpvisitor11> so can that zoom be fixed?
13:08:55 <Eric> they actually checked BH :-P
13:09:09 <Eric> Yes, they just need to turn on AF setting
13:09:12 <ynpvisitor11> BH was also blurry
13:09:15 <Dave from B™> Admin is driving
13:09:21 <Joe> AS soon as we can pan the cam I'll take snapshots and start putting in geysre names, I will need help identifying some
13:09:39 <Eric> Well, the admin is smart :-D Checking BH
13:09:39 <Lori S> Joe :thumbsup:
13:09:52 <Eric> Thanks Joe
13:10:04 <Joe> excuse the typos
13:10:08 <Eric> Don't rush it though, wait for a nice sunny day
13:10:10 <Jeff in CT> Well, it is a nice view, would be nice to be able to zoom wider though. Still nice to have a live stream
13:10:20 <ynpvisitor> That is The Princess.
13:10:30 <Jeff in CT> Used *nice* 3x in a sentence :p
13:10:31 <Eric> Once it's made, it will be used for a long time
13:10:43 <Eric> Nice!
13:10:51 <ynpvisitor> 60 degrees is what we had and get
13:11:03 <Joe> Yes Eric the Geyser hill like I posted yesterday would be nice lighting
13:11:13 <Dave from B™> Fun to actually see runoff channels
13:11:55 <Jeff in CT> What are the rules for keeping focus on OF vs. GH?
13:11:56 <Eric> But those channels steam pretty hard after eruption starts
13:12:19 <LindaG> So that is SC down center left?
13:12:29 <Micah-Packing> Center right.
13:12:44 <Katie> Just about center, but a little below middle
13:12:49 <Joe> looks like
13:12:49 <Micah-Packing> The tan shaped triangular patch points directly to its summit
13:12:54 <Ryan> Wow
13:12:57 <LindaG> Ohhhh big learning curve. Lol
13:13:08 <ynpvisitor> Yes it is
13:13:16 <Katie> Yes, we will need to get re-oriented.
13:13:33 <Kent> The rule is don't miss Old Faithful
13:13:45 <ynpvisitor> Start staring at the maps by clicking on a geyser name in blue. Zoome out till you see the inn
13:13:48 <Dave from B™> Micah will be having training sessions here every hour on the hour for the next 7 days:)
13:14:03 <Ryan> Does the wide angle see both GH and OF?
13:14:10 <Dave from B™> NO
13:14:12 <Micah-Packing> I'd be down for that.
13:14:12 <ynpvisitor> this is wide
13:14:15 <Katie> And remedial training for me when I get back in a couple weeks?
13:14:19 <Micah-Packing> I'm more than happy to help point out features.
13:14:33 <Eric> Whats that big steamy one in the middle?
13:14:33 <ynpvisitor> Maybe map by then
13:14:34 <LindaG> Micah-Packing, that's good!
13:14:39 <Dave from B™> I can't wait to zoom in on GH features
13:14:42 <Jeff in CT> We are going to be missing a lot of action, unfortunately, but ce la vie
13:14:45 <Eric> Ohh, never mind...I need to go get some ice cream!
13:14:56 <LindaG> Well I knew castle and daisy, that's a good thing
13:15:08 <ynpvisitor> jeff, yes
13:15:10 <Micah-Packing> There are actually 5 cones around Old Faithful including Split Cone.
13:15:13 <Micah-Packing> First fact of the day.
13:15:21 <Kevin L™🌵> I want to see Giant
13:15:29 <Eric> Ice cream cones?
13:15:38 <ynpvisitor> you missed it we already saw it for today
13:15:41 <ynpvisitor11> that all erupt Micah?
13:15:43 <Katie> Huckleberry, please.
13:15:52 <Eric> yummm
13:15:52 <Dave from B™> 5 didn't know that
13:15:53 <Micah-Packing> Only two erupt
13:16:00 <Micah-Packing> Split Cone and "Teapot Geyser"
13:16:05 <ynpvisitor999®> or OFG-1
13:16:06 <LindaG> It may actually be easier looking down because that's how it looks on a map
13:16:12 <Ryan> They are the reason OF isnt perfectly regular.
13:16:13 <Micah-Packing> "Teapot" was last seen in 2012.
13:16:15 <Ryan> Dont listen to me
13:16:27 <Micah-Packing> We can actually see Teapot's small mound in this image.
13:16:38 <Dave from B™> To the left of SC?
13:16:39 <Micah-Packing> Left center. Surrounded by OF's runoff.
13:16:42 <Micah-Packing> Yup.
13:16:49 <Eric> So are they "cones" or domes?
13:16:53 <CraigC> a Madden sharpie feature would be so fun
13:16:55 <Eric> I would call BH a cone
13:17:00 <Dave from B™> haha Craig
13:17:02 <Micah-Packing> There is a lighter patch that probably marks the location of the vent.
13:17:10 <Micah-Packing> Eric, I'd call them mounds.
13:17:14 <ynpvisitor> We may see the overlook
13:17:28 <ynpvisitor999®> would love a zoom on Teapot's aka OFG-1's mound
13:17:46 <Micah-Packing> Although they do have official(?) names that all have "Cone" as part of it.
13:17:48 <ynpvisitor11> time for it all, just maybe not today
13:17:58 <Eric> Someday I will add madden style drawing to this page!
13:18:07 <Micah-Packing> The tree covered mound by the lodge is called Bowl Cone
13:18:11 <ynpvisitor> If someone planted a tree in front of the princess, we could see other geysers.
13:18:28 <Micah-Packing> The decaying mound with the fumaroles by the asphalt path is Fumarole Cone.
13:18:47 <Dave from B™> The heck with work. This is more fun.
13:18:56 <Eric> There is another mound north of that one Micah
13:19:14 <ynpvisitor> That grassy part just to the left of spit cone would be perfect.
13:19:24 <ynpvisitor999®> can we have a map of all of OF's surrounding cones?
13:19:29 <Micah-Packing> North of Fumarole Cone Eric?
13:19:45 <Eric> I thought there was
13:19:48 <Eric> and yes
13:19:57 <Micah-Packing> I don't think so/
13:20:05 <Micah-Packing> Or at least I have no memory of one there.
13:20:21 <Micah-Packing> ynpvisitor999 I'll upload mine.
13:20:25 <Micah-Packing> Give me a few minutes.
13:20:41 <ynpvisitor> Just our luck, a million dollar view, and we get stuck in the back bedroom.
13:21:04 <Eric> ohh, I was thinking of the tree mound south of fumarole cone
13:21:24 <Micah-Packing> Yeah. Eric that's Bowl Cone
13:21:29 <Eric>,-110.8268758,3a,75y,215.2h,88.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scoJfXLUqPrAYbw6-SHqtQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
13:21:32 <Eric> ahh, ok
13:21:42 <Micah-Packing> Aka people-always-climb-up-there-for-a-photo-cone
13:21:44 <ynpvisitor11> ynpvisitor, at least we caught Castle and Daisy while they were experimenting
13:22:18 <ynpvisitor> That is ho wI know we got the wrong room.
13:22:23 <Dave from B™> I didn't even realize the cones were named
13:22:36 <Micah-Packing>
13:22:45 <Micah-Packing> ynpvisitor999 hopefully that works.
13:22:53 <ynpvisitor> They probably named the rock you put in your pocket last year.
13:23:07 <Dave from B™> Micah, what % of webcam viewers are gazers? 10%? 20%?
13:23:14 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
13:23:19 <Eric> Thanks Micah!
13:23:20 <Micah-Packing> One of the many rules of geyser gazing. That thing already has a name.
13:23:24 <Kent> Thanks
13:23:25 <Eric> Learned new stuff today!
13:23:27 <LindaG> Got a screenprint of that, thanks micah
13:23:36 <Micah-Packing> No problem.
13:23:56 <Kevin L™🌵> Fyi Dave There are about 20,000 viewers per day.
13:23:57 <Dave from B™> Thanks. What is UTF?
13:24:03 <ynpvisitor> I see steam, you see water?
13:24:03 <Micah-Packing> Sorry.
13:24:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Unnamed Thermal Feature if I recall correctly
13:24:12 <Micah-Packing> That stands for Unnamed Thermal Feature
13:24:16 <Micah-Packing> Well done 999
13:24:25 <Micah-Packing> I use that in my Mickey Report too.
13:24:26 <Dave from B™> So, we are <1% then
13:24:40 <Micah-Packing> There was a spring at that location in the early days of the park, since dried up.
13:24:51 <Micah-Packing> But maybe it will be back.
13:24:57 <Micah-Packing> Wow that's a fun view of Split Cone.
13:25:01 <Dave from B™> Thanks Micah
13:25:14 <LindaG> We can look right down the hole
13:25:17 <Steph> See you guys in a little while! Have fun gazing!
13:25:27 <Dave from B™> Bye Steph
13:25:33 <LindaG> Bye
13:25:36 <ynpvisitor999®> Thanks for the image Micah
13:25:46 <ynpvisitor999®> see you later Steph
13:25:46 <Micah-Packing> No prob.
13:25:52 <LindaG> OF shortly
13:26:06 <CraigC> Micah-Packing, do you have images labeled all over the park?
13:26:08 <ynpvisitor> Think they will rip the old cam down before we can watch them do it?
13:26:21 <Micah-Packing> CraigC yes.
13:26:26 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
13:26:52 <CraigC> OF
13:26:58 <Eric> wowza
13:27:00 <Eric> nice
13:27:02 <LindaG> Delay
13:27:05 <ynpvisitor999®> impressive
13:27:11 <Eric> get ready for pretty!
13:27:12 <Micah-Packing> Oh Wow.
13:27:14 <Katie> Me likie!
13:27:16 <ynpvisitor> With they would have parked more to the left so we could watch the bears walk up and down the river.
13:27:24 <ynpvisitor> wish
13:27:32 <ynpvisitor11> again visitor, this is test day
13:27:43 <Micah-Packing> Or so we could catch the first ever observed natural eruption of Chinese Spring.
13:27:46 <Micah-Packing> ;)
13:27:52 <Larry in Denver> You can put the Geyser Times overlay on Google Earth to get many geyser location names
13:28:05 <LindaG> Tweaked up just a little would be perfect
13:28:17 <Micah-Packing> Pretty sure there's somewhere where you can download the kml too Larry in Denver
13:28:27 <Dave from B™> Crystal is even in view from this cam
13:28:27 <kc (working)> would be nice to see the top of the eruptions again
13:28:29 <ynpvisitor11> so OF will be nice
13:28:30 <Eric> I would just take a nice focusing of the camera :-P
13:28:37 <Dave from B™> not Crystal...Cascade
13:28:54 <Eric> Hi KC
13:29:03 <Lori S> Have to admit. For a cam called Old Faithful Streaming...this is a classic view
13:29:07 <ynpvisitor> So any wager on more or less beebows?
13:29:07 <CraigC> can we see West Thumb, too?
13:29:09 <ynpvisitor116> Inverted Observation Point view
13:29:21 <Eric> No
13:29:21 <Micah-Packing> I wonder if the camera can spin enough to See Myriad?
13:29:25 <Dave from B™> Pipeline Meadows?
13:29:26 <CraigC> hahaha
13:29:26 <Micah-Packing> Let's log some White times guys
13:29:34 <Eric> Post in the way micah
13:29:37 <ynpvisitor999®> West Thumb is way too far away from UGB, Craig
13:29:40 <ynpvisitor11> we are guessing NO Micah
13:29:45 <ynpvisitor> micah, not likely
13:30:03 <ynpvisitor11> did you see photo of where it is ?
13:30:05 <ynpvisitor999®> PMG should be inferrable from steam plumes
13:30:10 <Eric> But I really think we might be able to see lone star steam if we can get the camera pointed that direction
13:30:10 <Micah-Packing> Oh well. I guess I'll have to snap a photo of Round for you guys when it erupts for me on my way to the EDR.
13:30:13 <Kevin L™🌵> How about Lone Star?
13:30:20 <Micah-Packing> lol.
13:30:29 <CraigC> EDR?
13:30:36 <Dave from B™> no way for lone star
13:30:37 <Micah-Packing> Employee Dining Room
13:30:42 <Micah-Packing> In the Inn.
13:30:54 <Dave from B™> Do employees have another name for it?:)
13:30:56 <Micah-Packing> I bike past the Myriad Group too and from the Basin.
13:30:56 <ynpvisitor11> Where will you be working Micah?
13:31:01 <Eric> Not sure about that Dave
13:31:07 <Lori S> Aim it right and we can see a Steamboat steam phase. (Everyone throws rocks at Lori)
13:31:13 <Micah-Packing> I'm a CDL Interpretive Guide this season for Xanterra ynpvisitor11
13:31:21 <Micah-Packing> Start next week and go to October 16
13:31:24 <ynpvisitor11> so where are you located?
13:31:24 <Micah-Packing> Based out of OF.
13:31:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Nice!
13:31:31 <Micah-Packing> (I wouldn't take anywhere else, of course)
13:31:35 <ynpvisitor11> Even after the inn closes?
13:31:52 <Micah-Packing> Yeah.
13:31:53 <CraigC> Eric, have you tried aiming google earth from this perspective towards Lone Star?
13:32:01 <Micah-Packing> My tours will be going out of the Snowlodge I think.
13:32:11 <Micah-Packing> Or at least in the shoulder seasons.
13:32:14 <ynpvisitor> Would be nice if we could see flairs put up from gazers at Fountain.
13:32:22 <Micah-Packing> lol.
13:32:24 <Micah-Packing> Smoke signals.
13:32:30 <ynpvisitor11> park service would love that
13:32:51 <Kevin L™🌵> Will you have hazel nuts instead of peanuts on your bus?
13:32:53 <ynpvisitor81> Wow! So it looks like the new cam view is nice, but when aimed at OF misses EVERYTHING else. :(
13:32:54 <Micah-Packing> In Yosemite I had a drone fly into my camera shot once. Instant rage.
13:32:59 <LindaG> Now static is super bright
13:32:59 <Lori S> Micah, they still doing a multi-day "swing" or are the HYBs location specific?
13:33:14 <Micah-Packing> I will be doing a swing every once in a while Lori.
13:33:24 <Lori S> In an HYB?
13:33:29 <Larry in Denver> Micah, I think you will find Leslie Quinn's training to be quite... interesting.
13:33:35 <Eric> 3.1 miles to lone star from inn roof
13:33:37 <Micah-Packing> I think so too.
13:33:53 <Ryan> From this angle you'll get an amazing view of just how crowded the ark is :(
13:33:56 <Lori S> Larry, he's in for it. LOL
13:33:56 <Ryan> park*
13:34:16 <Micah-Packing> I'm excited.
13:34:18 <ynpvisitor> If it were an ark, we would have 2 of everything.
13:34:22 <ynpvisitor81> Could they swing that camera a *little* to the left?
13:34:29 <Micah-Packing> I hope 4 backpacks isn't overkill. haha.
13:34:39 <ynpvisitor> Nothing set yet. not even driving
13:34:40 <Lori S> Micah, ask him about the Inn lobby temp, would ya? LOL
13:34:43 <Larry in Denver> Leslie tells some interesting stories. Just need to separate fact from fiction at times when he's pulling your leg.
13:34:44 <Dave from B™> 81, this is the admin view. No camops currently have control
13:35:07 <ynpvisitor81> OK, thanks.
13:35:47 <ynpvisitor11> when do you get your CDL Micah?
13:36:05 <Micah-Packing> On the 18th.
13:36:05 <Eric> Yes, looking at google 3d, if the cam can see snow lodge, then it can see lone star steam!
13:36:14 <ynpvisitor> I hope they do not insist on this view to show how loved the princess is.
13:36:18 <Micah-Packing> I check in at Gardiner in the morning and immediately drive to Butte to take the written test.
13:36:23 <Micah-Packing> long day.
13:36:49 <ynpvisitor> Kind of backwards isn't it?
13:36:58 <Micah-Packing> Haha just a litle.
13:37:02 <ynpvisitor11> that is nuts
13:37:05 <ynpvisitor11> long drive
13:37:07 <Micah-Packing> It was supposed to be at Bozeman but appointments got wonky
13:37:11 <Micah-Packing> So it's butte.
13:37:28 <ynpvisitor11> and driving test?
13:37:29 <Micah-Packing> It's ok. I'm driving from Washington and I've been doing that for 6 years so I'm used to it.
13:37:46 <ynpvisitor11> yeah, but you'll just have gotten there
13:38:09 <Micah-Packing> I'm spending the night in Gardiner. so I'll have some rest.
13:38:11 <ynpvisitor11> is there a driving test? Parking and such?
13:38:13 <CraigC> Eric, I think the hill will block it.... but we'll see as soon as one of these people here can play with it for us
13:38:26 <Micah-Packing> Not on the 18th.
13:38:28 <ynpvisitor> You are driving in Wyoming and getting a CDL from Montana?
13:38:35 <Micah-Packing> Correct.
13:38:37 <ynpvisitor11> what is the princess?
13:38:54 <ynpvisitor> of
13:38:56 <ynpvisitor11> so how can you work, without the driving test?
13:39:02 <Micah-Packing> Training.
13:39:06 <ynpvisitor11> in what world is OF feminine?
13:39:11 <Micah-Packing> I don't actually start my tours until late May
13:39:15 <Micah-Packing> Or early June.
13:39:51 <Kent> OF can self define. This is America. :0
13:39:59 <ynpvisitor11> oh, so you can start driving once you pass the written test?
13:40:08 <ynpvisitor81> On those bus tours, are you allowed to use the engine as brake on hills?
13:40:11 <CraigC> Kent, lol
13:40:13 <Micah-Packing> It's for the learners permits for yes.
13:40:18 <Larry in Denver> When Rocco was here over the weekend we discussed how disrepectful you all can be calling OF fluffy and princess
13:40:19 <Micah-Packing> ynpvisitor81 under specific conditions yes.
13:40:26 <Lori S> Just like a regular license, you need a written test, then practice driving, then driving test.
13:40:33 <Micah-Packing> What Lori said.
13:40:42 <ynpvisitor81> Good - i'd hate to have to rely purely on the brakes.
13:40:49 <Micah-Packing> Yeah.
13:40:51 <ynpvisitor11> I did not realize they hired anyone that did not have a CDL
13:40:59 <ynpvisitor11> that is great, you can learn there and get paid for it
13:41:14 <Micah-Packing> Yes. Except I do have to pay out of pocket to get my drivers license changed over.
13:41:15 <Lori S> Micah, you agreed with something I said? ;)
13:41:18 <Micah-Packing> But oh well, it's worth it.
13:41:23 <ynpvisitor> It is hard to get a CDL with out a rig
13:41:51 <ynpvisitor11> you can get an MT license even though you live in WA?
13:42:01 <ynpvisitor11> I am learning things today
13:42:04 <Micah-Packing> I have to in order to get a MT CDL
13:42:08 <Micah-Packing> So yes.
13:42:18 <ynpvisitor11> so will you have dual licenses?
13:42:19 <Dave from B™> 11, Micah has swon his allegiance to MT, so he's good:)
13:42:31 <Lori S> Dave LOL
13:42:31 <LindaG> Dave from B™, 😆
13:42:32 <ynpvisitor> I thought a CDL was a CDL
13:42:37 <Micah-Packing> ynpvisitor11 no.
13:42:43 <Micah-Packing> And Dave speaks the truth.
13:42:44 <Micah-Packing> lol.
13:42:51 <Micah-Packing> I'm ready to flee the PNW.
13:42:52 <ynpvisitor81> What does the "C" stand for?
13:42:56 <Micah-Packing> Get me to the mountains!
13:42:58 <Eric> In montana you just have to be able to almost spell your name to get one :-P
13:43:00 <Micah-Packing> And the geysers!
13:43:06 <Dave from B™> Commercial
13:43:08 <ynpvisitor11> COMMERCIAL
13:43:14 <ynpvisitor81> OK thanks
13:43:30 <ynpvisitor> No more speeding
13:43:33 <Dave from B™> Eric, you need a pickup, a shotgun and a dog and you're good
13:43:47 <ynpvisitor11> Micah is mostly a WY guy
13:43:49 <Eric> Nevada now requires a rock avoidance test
13:43:50 <Kent> At least it wasn't a fish joke :)
13:43:57 <Dave from B™> hahahaha Eric
13:44:03 <Micah-Packing> Eric, I might fail that.
13:44:16 <Eric> You and Kevin both :-P
13:44:31 <Kevin L™🌵> A Remmington 700 is an acceptable substitute for a shotgun.
13:44:34 <Micah-Packing> The world needs more pullouts for outcrops.
13:44:42 <ynpvisitor> For fish, you need a multi passenger endorsement to your CDL.
13:44:47 <LindaG> Somwhats the mountain view off to thenright?
13:44:52 <Dave from B™> Micah, is there any truth to the rumor that you will be giving your tour groups a test at the end of the tour?
13:45:01 <CraigC> LOL
13:45:02 <LindaG> *so whats
13:45:22 <ynpvisitor> We have no driver yet.
13:45:27 <Micah-Packing> Dave, only on Rocks....
13:45:30 <Micah-Packing> ;)
13:45:31 <ynpvisitor999®> rock avoidance test? I'd be sitting opposite of a rock waiting for it to finally hydrate its surroundings
13:45:34 <Dave from B™> haha
13:45:57 <ynpvisitor89> Oh new cam location. RIP overnight times for down basin and geyser hill
13:46:10 <Dave from B™> Aren't cars designed to avoid rocks on their own now?
13:46:21 <CraigC> I wonder who typed that long sentence for Dave, there weren't any errors.
13:46:37 <Eric> Fake Dave?
13:46:39 <Dave from B™> Spell checked worked for a change
13:46:40 <LindaG> I didnt 😉
13:46:45 <ChrisO> any doggies wander by yet?
13:46:52 <Micah-Packing> He has a good speech writer.
13:46:57 <Lori S> Linda haha
13:46:58 <Kevin L™🌵> No doggies
13:46:59 <Micah-Packing> I had a scary encounter with a doggie at yosemite.
13:47:04 <Dave from B™> I can't wait top see this cam with blue sky
13:47:08 <Dave from B™> to*
13:47:18 <Micah-Packing> there you go CraigC
13:47:23 <Micah-Packing> Just had to be patient.
13:47:26 <ynpvisitor> I never thought the static cam would be more interesting.
13:47:29 <Dave from B™> :D
13:47:30 <CraigC> canine doggie?
13:47:37 <Micah-Packing> Yeah.
13:47:46 <CraigC> what happened?
13:47:50 <Micah-Packing> Was creeping up on an oblivious woman's dog in Yosemite Village.
13:47:54 <Micah-Packing> She was on her sell phone.
13:47:55 <LindaG> Looks like bee is steaming
13:47:58 <Eric> I hope we can go slightly wider and pan to the left as a default
13:48:03 <Micah-Packing> I had to charge the Coyote to get it to scram.
13:48:07 <Eric> Time will tell
13:48:32 <ynpvisitor> Enjoy the steam. No wider. Left maybe, start sending your requests in to them.
13:48:39 <CraigC> did you freak out the oblivious lady?
13:48:47 <Micah-Packing> I gave her a very annoyed look.
13:48:56 <Micah-Packing> but I wasn't in the mood to blow up.
13:49:10 <Micah-Packing> I did almost blow up at the person who flew a Drone into my camera shot at Bridal Veil Falls.
13:49:17 <Micah-Packing> Wanted to hurl that thing into the Merced
13:49:49 <Kat> What a view! I'm guessing no one is driving the cam yet.
13:50:04 <CraigC> has anyone watched The Dawn Rock, is that the name.... the climbers who did Capitan
13:50:16 <Micah-Packing> Dawn Wall.
13:50:21 <CraigC> yeah
13:50:26 <CraigC> loved that show
13:50:28 <Joe> admin is driving
13:50:30 <Micah-Packing> I did, good film.
13:50:54 <CraigC> my hands were sweating all through it
13:51:23 <ynpvisitor81> You need chalk just to WATCH that film.
13:51:27 <CraigC> LOL
13:51:30 <Kat> Thanks Joe - I'm sure they are still working on presets etc.
13:51:56 <Dave from B™> Kevin, is nightime viewpoint set by admin or can you tweak it?
13:52:12 <Kevin L™🌵> Admin
13:52:33 <ynpvisitor81> Is that view gonna be tall enough to capture the full height?
13:53:33 <Jeff in CT> Should be able to tilt up a bit, less foreground. Nice storm light, BTW
13:53:36 <LindaG> Kat, hi
13:53:50 <ynpvisitor81> yeah, lighting is pretty now.
13:54:17 <Kevin L™🌵> Right now they are doing setup. Haven't got to presets yet.
13:54:31 <LindaG> Tilt up and get rid of be ches, more sky would be nice
13:54:35 <Kat> Hi LInda, what do you think?
13:54:43 <LindaG> *benches
13:54:57 <Kevin L™🌵> I wonder what this is going to look like come sunrise.
13:55:01 <Larry in Denver> I wonder how the sun is going to hit the dome
13:55:10 <LindaG> It's great. I think you missed the pan down basin
13:55:23 <Kat> Thanks Kevin...
13:55:29 <Kat> Linda, I did!
13:55:31 <ynpvisitor81> I agree with Linda. I wonder if the rising sun will blast into the lens
13:56:13 <LindaG> Kat, oh good I didnt see you
13:56:49 <Kat> No I did miss it!!
13:56:54 <Micah-Packing> Before the wind shifted I think I caught a glimpse of something steaming in PMG
13:57:03 <LindaG> Kat, oh hehe
13:58:01 <Joe> Just to the right and further back from OF MicaH?
13:58:21 <Micah-Packing> Yeah.
13:58:26 <Micah-Packing> I'm thinking it's Midas Cone.
13:58:29 <Micah-Packing> Which is a perpetual spouter.
13:58:40 <Micah-Packing> Dilapidated is going to be hidden up farther to the left behind the trees.
13:58:41 <Joe> I saw that was wondering
13:59:02 <LindaG> What is PMG?
13:59:12 <Micah-Packing> Pipeline Meadows Group.
13:59:23 <LindaG> 👍
13:59:42 <Dave from B™> Getting back to a post from Eric. There is NO WAY Lone Star is 3.1 miles from the Snow Lodge
13:59:43 <Micah-Packing> Nothing really erupts there anymore. Dilapidated had a nice series in 2013.
13:59:44 <BruceJ> Definitely see something over there in PMG.
14:00:24 <Micah-Packing> As the crow flies Dave from B yes.
14:00:30 <Micah-Packing> But travelling distance no. haha
14:00:35 <ynpvisitor99> How odd, the wind is blowing and the cam is not moving?
14:00:43 <Kent> It is
14:00:45 <Dave from B™> really. It's at least a 3 miles drive and then a 2.5 mile walk. Seems off
14:00:49 <ynpvisitor999®> because it isn't up a tree anymore, 99
14:01:02 <Larry in Denver> If you see the camera image shaking now there must be an earthquake
14:01:02 <Micah-Packing> I just double checked on Goggle Earth.
14:01:09 <Micah-Packing> Google* Earth. lol
14:01:12 <Kent> My image is moving a bit
14:01:29 <BruceJ> There's a wee shake to it.
14:01:31 <ynpvisitor999®> I bet you've typed 'North Goggle' way too much recently, Micah :D
14:01:32 <LindaG> O
14:01:50 <Micah-Packing> naaaawwww why would you say something like that 999? :p
14:01:52 <LindaG> OF is not smooth, stuttering g
14:02:10 <CraigC> I got 3.06 miles
14:02:20 <Joe> I'll bet the pole the cam is mounted on shakes slightly
14:02:24 <ynpvisitor999®> I don't know - was just a wild thought
14:02:42 <Micah-Packing> The inn shakes slightly when someone sneezes. lol.
14:02:51 <Kent> Inn is just a barn
14:03:01 <Micah-Packing> No hate on the old Gal. I love that building.
14:03:08 <Larry in Denver> Looks like the bottom of the image is quivering but not the rest of it
14:03:08 <Dave from B™> Thanks everyone for the distance confirmation.
14:03:11 <Micah-Packing> Working at the front desk was fun for a summer.
14:03:11 <Kent> Me too!
14:03:15 <ynpvisitor99> Barns a cool though.
14:03:22 <BruceJ> A steel-reinforced barn but yepp a barn.
14:03:27 <Dave from B™> Hi lc
14:03:27 <Micah-Packing> Yup.
14:03:37 <lc> hey Dave
14:03:40 <Micah-Packing> Ah man. imagine a Hebgen sized quake today.
14:03:42 <ynpvisitor999®> I'd be surprised if the Inn still stands once I sneeze in it. Apparantly I have a very loud sneeze according to my mum
14:03:45 <Dave from B™> Nice to see you BruceJ
14:03:48 <Micah-Packing> People would lose. their. minds.
14:03:55 <LindaG> lc, I owe you an apology
14:04:08 <BruceJ> Nice to be here, Dave!
14:04:17 <lc> just got my first look at new cam, can't say I'm too impressed.
14:04:22 <CraigC> BruceJ, hey dude, never seen you here since I got sucked in
14:04:32 <lc> no you don't Linda, I understand.
14:04:52 <BruceJ> I'm real busy at work, and this thing really hangs onto my attention.
14:04:59 <Eric> Wow....Dave was calling me out!
14:05:02 <Dave from B™> Daisy view is better
14:05:08 <lc> Bruce you going to the park this year?
14:05:12 <Dave from B™> I was and I had to eat crow, Eric!
14:05:27 <Lori S> Hi Bruce!
14:05:28 <ChrisO> bison farts on YMR lol
14:05:36 <BruceJ> Hi, lc - yes, for 1.5 weeks in July. I may need to plan another visit later on.
14:05:37 <Dave from B™> Turns out I'm not just wrong with predictions
14:05:46 <Kent> :)
14:05:58 <Joe> Eric, Dave is leaner and meaner now :)
14:05:59 <Eric> I won't disagree with you dave :-P
14:05:59 <BruceJ> I need to retire.
14:05:59 <lc> when in July?
14:06:14 <Lori S> Dave, I seem to be wrong about everything so there you go.
14:06:17 <Eric> Bruce!
14:06:25 <BruceJ> Starting July 13 or so, but in the basin for only 4 days
14:06:40 <BruceJ> Eric! ;-)
14:06:46 <Dave from B™> I'm a lot crankier now that I'm hungry all the time
14:06:47 <lc> going to miss you.
14:06:57 <Eric> I hope you recovered from you SB sits last year!
14:07:13 <BruceJ> So sorry about that, lc - soon, things will be better.
14:07:14 <Kevin L™🌵> It comes with getting older Dave
14:07:33 <Dave from B™> BruceJ was in a bad place at SB...we both were
14:07:46 <BruceJ> Eric, i could sit another month at SB right now and perfectly happy! I learned a thingortwo.
14:07:55 <Eric> :-D
14:08:01 <Dave from B™> Bring more food?
14:08:11 <Eric> More sun protection
14:08:14 <Eric> more water....
14:08:19 <BruceJ> Better food. And a portable shower.
14:08:19 <Micah-Packing> Steerage is the best spot ever?
14:08:30 <Eric> Best shade for sure
14:08:43 <Eric> and you can get some good shut eye
14:08:45 <BruceJ> Steerage is pretty awesome, but man I LOVE that view from Decker.
14:08:52 <Dave from B™> And protection against late night platform drunk whackos?
14:08:57 <CraigC> I don't know those names
14:09:00 <Eric> haha
14:09:03 <Micah-Packing> That's why you wait at Steerage and then spring for Decker like a bat outta hell when the eruption starts.
14:09:09 <BruceJ> Drunk wackoes :lol:
14:09:25 <Micah-Packing> Craig C The steamboat sitting areas have kind of been christened after a sailing ship.
14:09:30 <Micah-Packing> There's the Upper and Lower Decks.
14:09:33 <Dave from B™> And, I wasn't talking about a gazer everyone
14:09:34 <BruceJ> He was a good guy until he wasn't
14:09:42 <Micah-Packing> And then the bridge across the runoff channel is called Steerage.
14:09:51 <CraigC> ok, thanks
14:10:04 <Micah-Packing> We're the Steerage rats and we're proud of it!
14:10:13 <CraigC> cool view from there
14:10:14 <Dave from B™> He left when I left. He was a veteran who has had a tough time adjusting
14:10:34 <Dave from B™> is a veteran
14:10:59 <CraigC> if I ever catch an eruption, I'd like to be down there at the bridge
14:11:09 <BruceJ> Yepp, I recall. He'd had a bunch to drink too. Plus maybe a brush-off from a young lady.
14:11:18 <Dave from B™> I like the closeness of the middle platform. I want to feel it shake
14:11:35 <Dave from B™> :D that too
14:11:44 <BruceJ> CragC, Luckily, the eruption is long enough to get all three if you hustle.
14:11:52 <BruceJ> *CraigC*
14:12:25 <Micah-Packing> Ryan and I both experienced a crazy phenomenon at decker where the shockwave would hit you in the chest, bounce off the ridge behind you, and hit you in the back.
14:12:31 <Micah-Packing> Craziness.
14:12:41 <CraigC> wow
14:12:44 <BruceJ> Wow!
14:13:10 <Dave from B™> Alright, do we need to test you and Ryan?
14:13:45 <BruceJ> I did not feel that, but I was so hyped and shaky and elated that I might have just missed it.
14:13:49 <Lori S> Watch those loose nails on the way to Echinus!
14:14:24 <Micah-Packing> BruceJ I only felt it after I had stopped sobbing on my knees for 5 minutes.
14:14:26 <BruceJ> Yes, at least one person had a weird experience with those nails!
14:14:55 <Lori S> I almost ended up leaving my first major in an ambulance
14:15:00 <Dave from B™> Micah, I'm wondering if I will have tears flowing...never happened at a geyser before
14:15:07 <Lori S> *only major
14:15:09 <BruceJ> Ah, the geyser sob - it's either adrenaline or waterworks.
14:15:24 <BruceJ> Lori LOLZ!
14:15:31 <Micah-Packing> Dave from B I've seen more people in tears at Steamboat than any other geyser ever.
14:15:32 <Lori S> I was waterworks all the way. Quite unexpected, really.
14:15:41 <Micah-Packing> I can't wait for you to see if friend.
14:15:45 <Micah-Packing> Everyone needs to experience it.
14:16:24 <Dave from B™> I've seen great previews. I'm ready for the feature presentation
14:16:30 <BruceJ> For me, my first reaction was unmitigated cussing. Tom will remember that.
14:16:43 <Micah-Packing> Lmao. I accidently ruined Tom's 9/17 video.
14:16:57 <Micah-Packing> there's a reason he didn't post it publicly. It had a shrieking, sobbing banshee just off-screen.
14:16:58 <BruceJ> i ruined his 8/4 video ;-)
14:17:05 <Micah-Packing> I still owe him an in person apology for that this summer.
14:17:23 <CraigC> how does SB compare to a total eclipse?
14:17:25 <Jeff in CT> I'm hoping to get in a trip to Idaho Falls this year, hopefully SB will be active (and predictable) later this year
14:17:28 <Lori S> Wow, that's tall. Disbelief. Waterworks. Awe. In that order.
14:18:04 <Micah-Packing> CraigC completely obliterates it. Although I'll say they're completely different and spectacular in their own way.
14:18:13 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
14:18:16 <Lori S> CraigC, you might get wet. :)
14:18:18 <BruceJ> SBs and TEs are both pretty mind-blowing. Like Tornadoes and flowing lava. They ALL rock and roll.
14:18:25 <Micah-Packing> I'm also a little biased in that I'm more of a boiling water guy than a astrophenomenon guy.
14:18:43 <CraigC> after seeing the eclipse, we drove home in silence for almost an hour.... just perplexed
14:18:52 <Dave from B™> Micah, have you seen a total eclipse?
14:18:59 <Jeff in CT> I've seen the eclipse, been in a tornado, seen lava, so I got one more in the bucket list before I can kick the can :D
14:19:01 <Lori S> Craig :thumbsup:
14:19:02 <Kevin L™🌵> The eclipse was awesome
14:19:06 <Micah-Packing> Was in Central Oregon for the totality of the 2017 Great Eclipse Dave
14:19:09 <BruceJ> Micah - try a 250 mph whirlywind sometime.
14:19:29 <Dave from B™> Nice, Micah. I wasn't sure
14:19:34 <Micah-Packing> Watching to Corona flash into visibility was one of the most insane things I've ever witnessed.
14:19:37 <Jeff in CT> We were right in the middle in Riverton, WY - kids were excited that Pizza Hut was across the street *sigh*
14:19:56 <Micah-Packing> BruceJ it's on my list. I'd like to see a Pyroclastic flow first.
14:20:01 <ynpvisitor999®> Personally I'd be more in awe of a geyser than waiting for a TE. TEs would drive my patience to an all-time low, while as for waiting for a geyser I could just walk around a bit to restore the patience
14:20:13 <CraigC> it was like my body and mind didn't accept it as a real thing
14:20:17 <Kevin L™🌵> I was in an armored personnel carrier during a tornado once and it shook that thing big time.
14:20:44 <BruceJ> I was at John Day at the moment of totality. I had been waiting 44 years for that moment. It was bliss.
14:20:52 <Micah-Packing> Bruce WHAT?
14:20:55 <Micah-Packing> I was in Mitchell!
14:20:59 <Micah-Packing> How did we miss each other?
14:21:14 <Micah-Packing> lol.
14:21:18 <BruceJ> Just weird luck, I guess
14:21:20 <Dave from B™> haha
14:21:23 <Kevin L™🌵> My Granddaughter came in about 3 hours later and "wanted to do the eclipse again".
14:21:32 <Ryan> I am really glad I am not the only one with uncontrolled swearing. I ruined several people's 6/4 vide
14:22:02 <Micah-Packing> Ah yes. The classic video of Ryan's expletives echoing across the Tantalous....spectacular hahaha.
14:22:04 <Dave from B™> No wonder there are so few videos!:)
14:22:09 <BruceJ> Tom has a nice recording of me saying HFS at the opening of his video.
14:22:18 <CraigC> LOL
14:22:28 <Dave from B™> Bruce, I'll be talking to Tom about that:)
14:22:35 <BruceJ> LOLZ!
14:22:36 <Micah-Packing> Hahaha. Same Bruce. He's got a nice one of my "HS!!!"
14:22:37 <Lori S> Craig... "it was like my body and mind didn't accept it as a real thing" = my reaction to SB
14:22:41 <Jeff in CT> At least the eclipse is 100% predictable, unlike certain popular geysers
14:22:49 <Ryan> Somewhere over the din of the roar and people cheering it on you very clearly hear "Hs! HS! JFC HS!!"
14:22:56 <CraigC> Lori S, cool.... I hope I get that
14:23:04 <Micah-Packing> Ryan don't forget the OMFG!
14:23:12 <BruceJ> ..and sadly, unlike certain nasty whirlywinds. I love 'em just the same.
14:23:13 <Kevin L™🌵> But eclipse weather isn't predictable.
14:23:15 <Ryan> Oh yeah there was that too.
14:23:35 <Lori S> Craig, I was down by Decker if that matters.
14:23:46 <Ryan> Lori, my notes said that I thought "There is no way it was real, it could not have been happening. But it was too BIG to be anything but real."
14:23:57 <CraigC> Lori S, that view looks cool from there
14:24:01 <Lori S> Ryan :heart:
14:24:09 <Micah-Packing> If anyone wants another random name fact:
14:24:22 <Ryan> I didnt remember much of the eruption, it was all a blur. I am glad I wrote down my memories the evening after the eruption. For a long time its the only way I could remember it
14:24:23 <BruceJ> Eclipse weather is rough. For the 2024 eclipse, we're faced with early April weather across the Heartland. Very iffy.
14:24:47 <Ryan> 16 years of waiting, most of my concious life. And several reasons to believe I'd never live to see it. And there it was...
14:24:54 <CraigC> BruceJ, you going to Texas for it?
14:25:06 <Micah-Packing> 44.466205, -110.840839
14:25:08 <Jeff in CT> My niece lives in Pittsburg, so she will have about a 100% chance of seeing clouds go dim
14:25:11 <BruceJ> I have blisteringly good memories of 8/4 eruption. Seared in like a brand.
14:25:14 <Micah-Packing> this island in the middle of the Firehole has an official name.
14:25:41 <Kent> Standing by........
14:25:51 <Ryan> Bruce, for a long time I remembered the start, I remembered running to Decker, and then seeing the big 400ft spike and then it went blank for an hour.
14:26:03 <Micah-Packing> Fairies Isle Kent.
14:26:14 <BruceJ> Ryan, that's not bad! :-)
14:26:30 <lc> do we just look at OF all the time?
14:26:33 <Dave from B™> Micah, the island is in UGB?
14:26:45 <Dave from B™> lc, admin has tuirned loose the camera yet
14:26:48 <BruceJ> lc, still in lineup mode.
14:26:48 <Micah-Packing> Yup.
14:26:50 <Dave from B™> hasn't
14:27:01 <Micah-Packing> You can get a nice view of it from the Bike Path.
14:27:05 <Micah-Packing> I saw a Coyote hunting on it once.
14:27:08 <Ryan> There were snapshots here and there: I remembered two older gazers (a married couple) holding each other crying, and the sounds, smell, and physical and emotional feeling of it was seared into me. But that was about it.
14:27:20 <lc> ok, thanks.
14:27:34 <lc> guess I will get some food then.
14:27:37 <lc> bbl
14:27:38 <BruceJ> CraigC, I hope to go to Kerrville for the 2024 eclipse. best weather prospects, and a chance of tornado! ;-)
14:27:47 <Ryan> About a month ago they started coming back and I began having a new understanding of just how that event affected me.
14:28:04 <Micah-Packing> BruceJ I'm hoping to be in Big Bend for the 2024 Eclipse
14:28:22 <Kevin L™🌵> Cam may not have a driver until tomorrow.
14:28:35 <Emily> Heyo
14:28:40 <BruceJ> Big Bend would be a nice side trip. I was there in April 1983, beautiful weather.
14:28:43 <Dave from B™> Hey Emily
14:28:51 <BruceJ> Hi, Emily
14:28:53 <Kat> I'm on in the AM - I'll check in early!
14:29:15 <Kent> Found it. Thanks. I will put it on my list for next week.
14:29:32 <LindaG> Ok, I'll be available for my shift
14:29:35 <Lori S> Hi Emily.
14:30:05 <Kat> Linda - I texted you.
14:30:38 <BruceJ> Big Bend is a 150 miles or so off centerline of the 2024 eclipse. Farther east and south wold be better. Mexico even better if you can swing that.
14:30:57 <Emily> I’m looking into Austin
14:31:07 <Lori S> Ryan, I remember a squirrel trying to get my Golden Grahams, then a nice Australian couple stopped to talk to me, then I saw it start over their heads and stood up and they sudden;y were in my way. LOL
14:31:17 <Kevin L™🌵> You want to be in that 100% area. 99% is NOTHING like 100%.
14:32:28 <Jeff in CT> Yup, 99% is still just dim daylight, need to be well in the 100% range
14:32:53 <CraigC> I doubt I will go for the next totality... after seeing one, I would rather spend vacation money back in yellowstone or moab
14:32:54 <Micah-Packing> Whoops. I just looked at the map again.
14:32:55 <Ryan> Yeah, Lori, the more I remember it the more I realize how fast I went from breakfast to total pandemonium. It was only the second SB that was seen in the season. It was crazy for everyone.
14:32:59 <Micah-Packing> Guess I'm NOT going to Big Bend.
14:33:19 <Ryan> I got to share a "first SB" with a LOT of people and that was really special.
14:33:42 <Lori S> Save the Australians, I was fully alone.
14:34:01 <BruceJ> Micah, if you make a reservation in Kerrville, I'll go halves. If I bring Nick or someone else, we'll split it even further.
14:34:34 <Micah-Packing> Is Kerrville Texas?
14:34:38 <Ryan> It was some weird cross between a rock concert and Virgin Mary sighting. I have never seen such a mix of screaming, crying, and total disbelief all wrapped into one.
14:34:39 <BruceJ> Next eclipse is almost 4 minutes, almost twice the length of this last one.
14:34:48 <Ryan> Absolutely the best experience of my life, ever.
14:34:54 <Lori S> Until I ran to the bridge, er, Steerage, almost breaking a few bones on the way by tripping.
14:34:57 <BruceJ> Yepp, Kerrville is in southern Texas.
14:35:09 <Micah-Packing> Gotcha. I'll keep you posted.
14:35:36 <Dave from B™> Ryan, I love the description
14:35:37 <BruceJ>
14:35:55 <BruceJ>
14:36:16 <BruceJ>
14:36:24 <Dave from B™> Watching your child being born is at the top of my list
14:36:30 <Eric> Yep...the 5/27 SB was pretty spectacular as well...a first for almost everyone there :-D
14:36:58 <Eric> I think Rocco and Suzanne might have been the only exceptions?
14:37:11 <BruceJ>
14:37:25 <Dave from B™> Time to get the SB GO BOX ready and loaded
14:38:02 <Lori S> Dave :thumbsup: (My bag is already packed, including a fesh roll of TP)
14:38:17 <CraigC> who knows, maybe come 2024 I'll change my mind and hit the road
14:38:17 <Lori S> fresh
14:38:42 <Dave from B™> TMI, Lori!:D
14:38:53 <Lori S> Hahaha
14:39:06 <Lori S> Hey, the outhouses were always out!
14:39:32 <CraigC> ughhhh, that's the worst thing about yellowstone, the gross bathrooms
14:39:37 <Jeff in CT> Night all, enjoy the new cam
14:39:50 <Lori S> Night Jeff
14:40:07 <Eric> Night Dave and Jeff
14:40:13 <Eric> panning!
14:40:23 <Kent> Quitting time soon. I hope Mammoth puts in a little OT.
14:40:29 <Eric> and frozen
14:40:35 <CraigC> mine says cam down, but I see choppy movement
14:40:39 <Eric> Hopefully settings update
14:40:40 <CraigC> now frozen
14:40:45 <ynpvisitor999®> white X
14:40:50 <Dave from B™> Was I leaving? Or is that a hint?
14:40:59 <Eric> back
14:41:09 <Lori S> circling
14:41:20 <Dave from B™> haha "Webam is troubled"
14:41:42 <Eric> automated webcam signal detector :-P
14:42:34 <LindaG> Back up for me
14:42:42 <Dave from B™> Where is GO CAPS?
14:42:44 <ynpvisitor999®> as is for me
14:42:57 <Lori S> I refreshed and got it back, but saw no panning
14:44:54 <Larry in Denver> So is there a "Webcam needs therapy" when it is troubled?
14:45:41 <Dave from B™> It should at least be provided with a help line phone number
14:46:10 <Lori S> Or a case of Coldsmoke
14:46:32 <Kent> Day cleared up. looking forward to a peep down basin
14:46:35 <Dave from B™> haha
14:47:37 <Lori S> Kent, we got a quick look that way earlier - very nice.
14:47:51 <LindaG> Moved
14:47:58 <Lori S> Linda, yup
14:48:08 <Lori S> <<<<<<<<<<<<
14:48:10 <Kent> It will soon be ordinary.......
14:48:11 <Dave from B™> Castle views seems similar. I think Daisy is better
14:48:19 <Kat> Just watched the Falcon Heavy launch from my backyard! Successful core booster landing on ocean platform and 2 boosters on land. The boom shook my house!!
14:48:45 <LindaG> Kat, wow
14:49:01 <Lori S> There it goes again
14:49:05 <LindaG> Dave from B™, yeah I like daisy
14:49:12 <Lori S> That's cool Kat
14:49:23 <Larry in Denver> Webcam down
14:49:29 <ynpvisitor46> hmm, cam locked up for me
14:49:30 <Kat> Cam not working!
14:49:30 <CraigC> Kat, that would be so cool
14:50:03 <Lori S> White X on refresh
14:50:04 <LindaG> Yes me too
14:50:09 <ynpvisitor46> "rtmpconnectfailure"
14:50:12 <Kat> Me too..
14:50:19 <LindaG> Spinning
14:51:05 <ChrisO> its back for me
14:51:18 <Kat> Back for me too
14:51:23 <BruceJ> OK here
14:51:49 <Larry in Denver> Ah, so there is a wider view
14:51:55 <ynpvisitor46> Kat - cool on the launch!; visited the space center once, watched all the launches I could on tv as a kid, from San Francisco
14:52:04 <LindaG> Looks nice like that
14:52:13 <BruceJ> Better angle, still does not capture downbasin. darn. Yikes! Motion!
14:52:18 <LindaG> No not with benches
14:52:28 <ynpvisitor46> cam, refreshed and back; tks
14:52:31 <Micah-Packing> Yeah. I'd prefer less benches.
14:52:35 <Micah-Packing> Buuuuut. Up to you driver.
14:52:45 <Micah-Packing> If they're even reading this.
14:52:54 <ynpvisitor999®> and there was movement
14:53:13 <ynpvisitor46> great views of the river
14:53:28 <ynpvisitor999®> roar it seems
14:53:34 <BruceJ> Spectacular view of GH!
14:53:48 <Micah-Packing> Woooow
14:53:58 <LindaG> Is that bee
14:54:01 <ynpvisitor999®> how close can we get to, say, UNNG-GHG-17?
14:54:02 <Lori S> Imagining a Giantess with that view
14:54:04 <Micah-Packing> Bee front and center.
14:54:06 <Micah-Packing> Splashing.
14:54:12 <LindaG> Yup
14:54:19 <Micah-Packing> Wow wow wow.
14:54:29 <LindaG> How different this view looks
14:54:30 <Kat> Love it!!
14:54:36 <Micah-Packing> Ya know. Even if we have to sacrifice 30 minutes every hour for OF, this is worth it.
14:54:45 <ynpvisitor999®> You can actually see more of Dragon too
14:54:57 <Micah-Packing> There's Bee.
14:55:10 <LindaG> Nice
14:55:18 <ynpvisitor999®> Now seems the right time to make a new reference image
14:55:28 <LindaG> I feel like a drone
14:55:31 <Micah-Packing> been taking screenshots for the past 60 seconds.
14:55:41 <Micah-Packing> Cam op! SHOW ME ANEMONE! MY BABIES!
14:55:43 <Lori S> BHI will look huge on zoom
14:55:48 <BruceJ> Is that the new routing of the boardwalk between Sponge and Aurum?
14:55:49 <Ryan> Aurum will be killer
14:55:58 <Micah-Packing> No new Routing.
14:56:06 <Micah-Packing> They're replacing some boards this spring and reopening as is.
14:56:18 <Micah-Packing> Keeping an eye on some spots, but that's it.
14:56:25 <Micah-Packing> Pump
14:56:25 <BruceJ> Oh - wow. Interesting.
14:56:29 <ynpvisitor999®> ground has cooled down enough - I recall reading something about that in a Caldera Chronicles
14:56:41 <Ryan> did i miss downbasin
14:56:46 <LindaG> Big bee splasb
14:56:48 <BruceJ> Are we missing an OF?
14:56:52 <Micah-Packing> If Bee throws in a no indy I will lose my mind.
14:56:57 <Lori S> Bruce, Shhh
14:57:10 <LindaG> Micah-Packing, haha, me too
14:57:15 <CraigC> 14:01:26 ‹Sam› Cam is up!!!
14:57:15 <Kent> Static is fine
14:57:17 <Kat> Yes - on static
14:57:18 <CraigC> ooops
14:57:19 <ChrisO> which geyser is in the back
14:57:22 <ChrisO> left
14:57:27 <CraigC>
14:57:29 <ChrisO> in the trees
14:57:35 <ynpvisitor999®> ugh - this page keeps on deconnecting me in some way or another
14:57:41 <BruceJ> That's solitary.
14:57:48 <ChrisO> thank you :)
14:57:50 <Ryan> Wow we can almost see Solitary
14:57:53 <Kat> Wow again!!
14:57:59 <LindaG> Oh wowmriver
14:58:03 <Ryan> Can we petition to cut down some trees?
14:58:11 <CraigC> LOL
14:58:13 <LindaG> *wow river
14:58:14 <Micah-Packing> Lion and Little Cub.
14:58:24 <Micah-Packing> Heck we'll be able to see all of North Goggle!
14:58:27 <Ryan> NG will be wonderful too
14:58:29 <Micah-Packing> IF there's not people in the way.
14:58:32 <LindaG> Little cub!
14:58:45 <ynpvisitor999®> ask fire management, I bet they know something
14:58:47 <Micah-Packing> I don't think lc is erupting, but it might be in splashing mode.
14:59:02 <Micah-Packing> Actually it looks like the majority of that steam is from Lioness and Big Cub
14:59:09 <CraigC> freeze?
14:59:10 <Micah-Packing> Depression's Pool.
14:59:14 <Micah-Packing> Wow.
14:59:18 <Micah-Packing> Marmot Cave ie!
14:59:27 <Micah-Packing> You can see water!
14:59:34 <Lori S> and it froze again mid MC
14:59:34 <BruceJ> I was about to say! Marmot's!
14:59:37 <Kat> Yeah - great view of Marmot!
14:59:41 <CraigC> I saw water
14:59:42 <LindaG> Love marmot
14:59:57 <ynpvisitor999®> Forget about all other geysers. Marmot Cave is where it's at!
15:00:09 <LindaG> ynpvisitor999®, 👍
15:00:13 <Dave from B™> nice view of the Anenome's
15:00:17 <ynpvisitor999®> OF post-eruptive it seems
15:00:26 <CraigC> is someone going to enter OF from the static?
15:00:32 <BruceJ> it *just* erupted.
15:00:37 <Micah-Packing> Great view of the Anemone's.
15:00:46 <CraigC> here was eruption;
15:00:58 <BruceJ> Cascade will look bea-OOO-tiful.
15:01:04 <CraigC> ooops, not that one
15:01:18 <Lori S> Imagine Aurum
15:01:21 <CraigC> here;
15:01:37 <Lori S> <<<
15:01:43 <Micah-Packing> Riverside ie.
15:01:44 <CraigC> thanks
15:01:51 <BruceJ> So something big donw thar.
15:02:21 <CraigC> what's that small one lower right
15:02:33 <Micah-Packing> Spasmodic.
15:02:35 <LindaG> Cant wait to get aurum without OF steam
15:02:44 <Micah-Packing> Bulger ie!
15:02:46 <CraigC> wow, my perpsective was off
15:02:47 <Lori S> Whoa, Castle will be excellent
15:02:47 <ynpvisitor999®> Eric - if you're here - scrolling back in time for the static does not work as it takes local system time rather than time from a centralised location. I currently get a 404 because it searches for an image of 12 April (local day) rather than 11 April
15:02:49 <Micah-Packing> I can see water!
15:03:28 <CraigC> I think I was looking at Bulger
15:03:39 <CraigC> OMH, awesome
15:03:42 <Dave from B™> wow
15:03:45 <CraigC> 3 sisiters?
15:03:48 <Ryan> Hell we can see Pyramid
15:03:53 <CraigC> mugwuimp?
15:03:55 <Micah-Packing> Ryan haha.
15:03:58 <CraigC> ooops
15:04:13 <ynpvisitor999®> Is this [i]actually[/i] the Myriad group?
15:04:16 <Micah-Packing> MYRIAD!!!
15:04:17 <CraigC> I have dave-fingers
15:04:18 <Micah-Packing> YES!!!!
15:04:20 <Ryan> Yes, 999
15:04:21 <Micah-Packing> AWESOME!!!!
15:04:28 <ynpvisitor999®> WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO
15:04:31 <Lori S> And the crowd goes wild
15:04:41 <Micah-Packing> And yes the big steam is the 3 sisters.
15:04:42 <ynpvisitor999®> new favorite view - forget about anything else!
15:04:53 <BruceJ> I don't think we're gonna see lonestar...
15:04:54 <Ryan> Black Sand in the background
15:04:55 <LindaG> Lori S, hehe
15:04:57 <Kat> The waiting so worthit!!
15:05:20 <BruceJ> Come on Round!
15:05:26 <Kat> *worth it
15:05:29 <Micah-Packing> I don't think Round is in this view.
15:05:47 <LindaG> Grand area
15:05:51 <Lori S> Heck, the cam doesn't need that Coldsmoke. Give it to the cam relocators!
15:05:53 <Ryan> So we can see Grand and Giant?
15:06:01 <ChrisO> i agree, this is nice :). I apologize for my sarcastic grumpiness this morning.
15:06:02 <Ryan> Whats Grands pool look like?
15:06:05 <BruceJ> daisy?
15:06:09 <Dave from B™> Daisy?
15:06:12 <Micah-Packing> Grand is still hidden mostly by trees.
15:06:29 <Dave from B™> Not Daisy
15:06:37 <Micah-Packing> Steam from Comet
15:06:40 <BruceJ> if not daisy,. what?
15:06:42 <Ryan> well we can see Grotto now.
15:06:48 <Micah-Packing> Steam from Comet BruceJ
15:06:49 <Dave from B™> That is Grotto
15:06:57 <BruceJ> Wow - it looked tall.
15:06:58 <ChrisO> coool
15:07:04 <Micah-Packing> Giant will be slightly to the right of Grotto now.
15:07:04 <ynpvisitor999®> so that's actually Grotto ie in that large plume
15:07:10 <Micah-Packing> Yes.
15:07:13 <Micah-Packing> For sure.
15:07:21 <ChrisO> like the wipers
15:07:24 <LindaG> What's in center?
15:07:29 <Micah-Packing> Grotto.
15:07:31 <Ryan> Whats the down basin plume? Riverside?
15:07:40 <Ryan> Can we zoom in?
15:07:42 <Dave from B™> Love the GH views
15:07:43 <Micah-Packing> Turban?
15:07:46 <CraigC> some are on delay?
15:08:02 <ynpvisitor999®> that's Doublet!
15:08:09 <LindaG> Come on bee
15:08:09 <Ryan> I am on a massive delay
15:08:18 <Dave from B™> Pump might even be fun on this cam
15:08:20 <Ryan> 66s
15:08:23 <CraigC> wowow
15:08:24 <Micah-Packing> Imagine Giantess guys.
15:08:40 <LindaG> Dep?
15:08:43 <Ryan> Who is driving? They need to slow down lol
15:08:44 <BruceJ> I gotta run. Have a super evening, folks ;-)
15:08:48 <Micah-Packing> We're looking at Sponge now.
15:08:53 <CraigC> cya Bruce
15:09:01 <Lori S> Bya Bruce
15:09:03 <Dave from B™> Bye Bruce
15:09:08 <CraigC> you muct be on delay,t oo
15:09:14 <CraigC> I see OF
15:09:17 <Dave from B™> Little Squirt should be easy to spot as well
15:09:31 <LindaG> CraigC, yup
15:09:38 <Micah-Packing> Very easy.
15:09:40 <Micah-Packing> And dome.
15:09:44 <Lori S> That standard OF shot needs bumped to the left, it really does.
15:09:47 <Micah-Packing> Basically most of Geyser Hill now.
15:10:13 <LindaG> Ohhh so many geysers 😊
15:10:27 <ynpvisitor999®> Can we pan as far as possible to the right?
15:10:31 <CraigC> so many different views
15:10:46 <Micah-Packing> That will just get you views of the VEC and the developed area.
15:10:51 <Kat> :) I see a learning curve coming my way!!
15:10:57 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if we can see Lone Star like Eric suggested
15:11:03 <Micah-Packing> Maybe steam.
15:11:03 <Lori S> Kat :lol:
15:11:10 <Micah-Packing> But also remember that lone star is at the base of a hill.
15:11:15 <LindaG> Kat, seriously, gets those maps out
15:11:41 <CraigC> re-learning the steam over the trees is going to throw me off
15:11:45 <ynpvisitor999®> I just need to feed my (our, most likely) curiousity
15:12:10 <Kat> Oh, I will, can't wait for someone to redo a reference map...
15:12:22 <LindaG> Kat, me too!
15:12:27 <Lori S> Craig, what an awful problem to have. :)
15:12:32 <CraigC> the new views from up high are really exciting, though
15:12:32 <Micah-Packing> Fan and Mortar will be hard now.
15:12:35 <Kat> Seriously!!
15:12:44 <Larry in Denver> Well after that exciting tour (especially Myriad) I need to go figure out what's for dinner. Have a good evening everyone.
15:12:46 <Micah-Packing> Because in the new view they are basically directly behind Grotto.
15:12:46 <Dave from B™> Not as many geysers behind the trees with this viewpoint
15:12:47 <Kevin L™🌵> We should have drivers tomorrow.
15:12:53 <ynpvisitor999®> enjoy, Larry
15:13:07 <Lori S> Night Larry
15:13:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Can anyone remember what day and when that low rainbow was?
15:13:29 <LindaG> Yay, reporting for duty *salutes*
15:13:40 <CraigC> it will be fun when the drivers are also here in chat... friday evening gets frustrating sometimes
15:13:54 <ynpvisitor999®> Kevin:
15:14:04 <ynpvisitor999®> 8 April
15:14:08 <LindaG> CraigC, are they going to be?
15:14:16 <Dave from B™> There used to be a time where drivers weren't allowed to be in this room
15:14:19 <Kevin L™🌵> Thank dg
15:14:22 <CraigC> Linda, you are, and Kevin
15:14:59 <LindaG> CraigC, thought you meant the Friday driver would be here
15:15:27 <Eric> Did we get another tour?
15:15:35 <CraigC> yeah, a good one
15:15:36 <LindaG> Yup
15:15:38 <Eric> Could we see the myriad group?
15:15:40 <CraigC> saw Myriad
15:15:44 <Katie> And it was great!
15:15:45 <CraigC> yes
15:15:47 <ynpvisitor999®> yup - Myriad is all I can say :D
15:15:48 <Eric> Wowza....that is awesome
15:15:57 <CraigC> steam from BSB
15:16:09 <Eric> could you see snow lodge?
15:16:17 <CraigC> not that direction
15:16:28 <CraigC> wait, did we
15:16:28 <Kat> April 8, 1:19 it was posted by Katie on Yellowstone Insiders Hub
15:16:30 <Eric> If you can't see snow lodge, then no lone star
15:16:35 <ynpvisitor999®> Eric - if you scroll back, you can hopefully find a bug report from me for the scroll-through-static-images function
15:16:44 <Dave from B™> You could see steam in Black Sand Basin
15:16:49 <Kevin L™🌵> We were just doing presets. Should have more time to check things later.
15:16:53 <Eric> I saw that...but not sure you are correct on your diagnosis
15:17:28 <CraigC> Kevin L™🌵, can you ask about presetting OF more left?
15:17:44 <Eric> I just use numbers for tracking frames...first one of the day is #1, the most current is some sequential number above that.
15:17:45 <ynpvisitor999®> My current local day is April 12 - so when I scroll back I am presented with this URL: rather than (note the 3rd and 4th number)
15:17:48 <Dave from B™> Or having multiple OF presets
15:18:10 <ynpvisitor999®> browser is Firefox, if that helps
15:18:20 <Eric> ohhhh, the actual dates
15:18:31 <Eric> Not the frame numbers
15:18:33 <Eric> got it
15:18:37 <Eric> thanks
15:18:47 <Casey> Hello
15:18:47 <ynpvisitor999®> no problem
15:18:53 <ynpvisitor999®> Hi Casey
15:18:57 <LindaG> Casey, hi
15:19:05 <Eric> Please try and make the night time default include some of the hill Kevin :-|
15:19:31 <Casey> How have the wc observations been from this angle?
15:19:47 <Eric> camop yet
15:19:49 <ynpvisitor999®> Good - apart from the default being this
15:19:57 <Casey> Aaah. That complicates things.
15:19:59 <Eric> SC or OF
15:20:05 <Lori S> Imagine a preset rotation schedule at night,,,
15:20:14 <Eric> That would be nice Lori
15:20:37 <Eric> I like the idea...just have the camera pan around automatically at night
15:20:37 <Lori S> Automatic pan every 5 minutes or something.
15:20:40 <Eric> left to right
15:20:43 <Eric> and then back
15:20:48 <Dave from B™> Lori, great idea
15:20:54 <ynpvisitor999®> that'd be awesome
15:20:56 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
15:20:58 <Eric> Lori is SMART!
15:21:12 <Dave from B™> I could tell by her beer choice
15:21:15 <LindaG> For a price I'll get up,in the middle of the night and move it,😉
15:21:22 <Lori S> Dave, LOL
15:21:58 <Dave from B™> Cam is no longer troubled
15:21:59 <Lori S> Eric, just remeber this when I say something dumb again
15:22:22 <Lori S> LOL
15:22:39 <Lori S> Perhaps they have already thought of it. We can hope.
15:23:05 <Dave from B™> Lori, my comments don't carry a lot of weight around here so I wouldn't get too excited:)
15:23:12 <Kevin L™🌵> Presets are quick right now and will be adjusted once things are figured out a bit more.
15:23:42 <ynpvisitor999®> thinking about it - Giant will be very visible when it goes
15:24:07 <ynpvisitor999®> no more guesswork hopefully (unless it's very snowy)
15:24:10 <ynpvisitor999®> or foggy
15:24:20 <Casey> "Grotto can now be positively identified". That will be a big help.
15:24:31 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy in window
15:24:56 <ynpvisitor999®> we might be able to identify Artemisia more precisly now, as well as Atomizer
15:25:53 <CraigC> cool GT notes added for the updated cam
15:26:23 <Micah-Packing> Atomizer is hard to identify in the basin unless you're there.
15:26:34 <ynpvisitor64> We can see Myriad group? Did the cam move again?
15:26:38 <Micah-Packing> So it might be even trickier from the cam.
15:26:46 <Micah-Packing> The myriad group can be viewed yes.
15:26:49 <Dave from B™> A big thank you to NPS....well done
15:26:52 <ynpvisitor999®> we can, 64, most notably Three Sisters
15:26:53 <Micah-Packing> At least the central/west portion of it.
15:26:57 <CraigC> ynpvisitor64, yeah, it was a great view, and steam from Black Sand Basin
15:27:03 <Micah-Packing> Not sure if White or the Spectacle area will be visible.
15:27:09 <ynpvisitor64> nice, sorry I missed it
15:27:25 <ynpvisitor64> why are we here, not in OF window
15:27:26 <ynpvisitor999®> Daytime captures :D
15:27:37 <ynpvisitor999®> no camop is what I've heard, 64
15:27:38 <Dave from B™> Still admin controlled
15:27:46 <ynpvisitor999®> or that
15:27:47 <Kevin L™🌵> Drivers not programmed in yet.
15:27:49 <ynpvisitor64> oh, and they went to Myriad? Nice
15:27:57 <Micah-Packing> They did a quick sweep of everything.
15:28:04 <Micah-Packing> Views of Geyser Hill are spectacular.
15:28:08 <Micah-Packing> Down Basin is a little bit easier.
15:28:12 <CraigC> looking down on Doublet gave me chills
15:28:14 <Micah-Packing> And now we can look at Myriad.
15:28:16 <ynpvisitor999®> I wish the admin was here - we could give them some pointers or so
15:28:29 <ynpvisitor64> so daytime viewing with a cam op will be good, when on OF preset, not so much
15:28:33 <CraigC> did I spell it wrong
15:28:44 <Katie> Don't worry. Kevin was assisting with that process. :)
15:28:53 <ynpvisitor64> nice, it zoomed into Doublet?
15:28:53 <Lori S> Doublet Pool
15:29:00 <CraigC> ohhh
15:29:03 <Micah-Packing> I wonder if Doublet's still boiling.
15:29:13 <Micah-Packing> Those 4-5 foot surging eruptions were spectacular.
15:29:16 <Kevin L™🌵> It is
15:29:30 <Kevin L™🌵> Not that high though.
15:29:36 <Micah-Packing> I hope to get a full GH update from Bill when we meet.
15:29:43 <Kevin L™🌵> I am wondering if it still thumps.
15:29:59 <Micah-Packing> I don't remember feeling thumps in September.
15:30:05 <Micah-Packing> We might have lost that when it became superheated.
15:30:22 <CraigC> Doublet is inside the area that has been closed, right?
15:30:28 <Micah-Packing> Yes.
15:30:32 <Micah-Packing> Right smack dab in the center.
15:30:32 <ynpvisitor64> I just hope they get the bw opened, they may not do repairs there until after this other project is done
15:30:49 <Micah-Packing> I suspect that the GH boardwalk is a high priority for them.
15:30:52 <CraigC> I want to be there on the 13th
15:30:57 <CraigC> of May
15:31:26 <Lori S> What's happening on 5/13?
15:31:35 <CraigC> I go to Yellowstone :)
15:31:50 <Lori S> Oh, well, a huge event then. :)
15:32:01 <ynpvisitor64> he's scheduled Steamboat
15:32:02 <Dave from B™> Practically a national holiday, Lori!
15:32:03 <CraigC> and I want to go up on GH that evening
15:32:13 <LindaG> And we're all joining him😉
15:32:29 <Lori S> :thumbsup:
15:32:36 <ynpvisitor64> did they get the zoom sorted out, when you saw Myriad?
15:32:45 <Lori S> SB for 5/14 then?
15:32:47 <Micah-Packing> Zoom looks to be in fine condition.
15:32:57 <Micah-Packing> The got right up and personal with Beehive's Cone.
15:33:25 <LindaG> Oh dinnertime bbl
15:33:39 <CraigC> Lori S, doubt it... this trip is with my 85-year-old mother... she can outwalk me, but isn;t going to want to sit in one place for hours
15:34:12 <ynpvisitor64> is she into gazing?
15:34:32 <Lori S> She can do laps by Veteran while she waits
15:34:37 <CraigC> somewhat, she likes checking stuff out, so we'll hit basins, and look for wildlife
15:34:56 <ynpvisitor64> how nice of you to bring her
15:35:24 <CraigC> our pops died in February, so she needs someone to take her places now
15:35:48 <Dave from B™> Yep...CraigC, you're a good son.
15:35:53 <CraigC> thanks
15:35:57 <ynpvisitor64> let's hope it's not a cold snowy time
15:36:02 <Dave from B™> Time for me to finish up in the market. Have a great evening everyone!
15:36:09 <ynpvisitor999®> same to you Dave
15:36:13 <CraigC> she's tough, grew up on a farm
15:36:21 <CraigC> cya dave
15:36:28 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight Dave
15:38:12 <Lori S> Bye Dave
15:43:35 <Eric> My 80 year old mother still works on a farm :-D
15:44:15 <Eric> But she is about done with that...
15:44:28 <Eric> So no camop tonight?
15:44:56 <CraigC> Eric, farmers are tough cookies
15:45:12 <Eric> parents work their asses off on that farm
15:45:17 <Eric> tougher than me!
15:45:21 <CraigC> my uncle still has the farm where my mom was born
15:45:31 <ynpvisitor35> No one has gottne their CDL yet.
15:45:50 <Eric> Bummer, license department must be closed
15:45:53 <Lori S> 35 LOL
15:46:30 <ynpvisitor35> Well, got to go. Enjoy many split cones.
15:46:38 <Eric> bye 35
15:46:50 <CraigC> lol
15:47:01 <Eric> speaking of....
15:47:08 <Eric> SC is ie I believe
15:47:27 <CraigC> not enough contrast for my old eyes
15:48:19 <Eric> wow...spaceX landed all 3 boosters
15:48:24 <CraigC> don't let me forget to ask one of the drivers to see if they can pan to the previous cam in the tree
15:48:42 <Eric> They cannot Craig...that camera is disconnected
15:48:56 <CraigC> they un-mounted it?
15:48:58 <Eric> they moved the T1 modem over from it's old location to the VEC
15:49:08 <Eric> It's just not connected to any internet
15:49:12 <Kevin L™🌵> I think he wants to see the old cam on this one.
15:49:20 <CraigC> no, point this cam at that old one
15:49:24 <Eric> ohhh, I see what you are asking
15:49:29 <CraigC> :)
15:50:01 <Eric> It will probably be months (years) before they remove that :-P It took 6 months just to switch 2 copper wires!
15:50:02 <CraigC> biped
15:50:45 <Eric> Alright, time for me to go have some mexican food and play Pathfinder...night all
15:51:01 <CraigC> cya Eric
15:51:19 <Kevin L™🌵> Knight Eric. Have fun
15:52:05 <Lori S> Night Eric. I'm heaed out too. Have to finish out the work day.
15:52:19 <CraigC> cya Lori
15:52:31 <Lori S> headed
15:52:40 <Lori S> bye craig
15:54:58 <ynpvisitor63> Say, Is Giant visible now - including its cone?
15:55:27 <ynpvisitor64> no to cone
15:55:44 <ynpvisitor64> we won't be watching hot periods
15:56:07 <ynpvisitor64> should be a much better view of it though
15:56:56 <GO GOGGLE> did I miss anything?
15:56:59 <ynpvisitor63> Can’t wait to see it, assuming that it is still active
15:57:08 <ynpvisitor999®> not much Graham
15:57:27 <GO GOGGLE> i have seen this view before ... is it better down basin?
15:57:37 <GO GOGGLE> Daisy due ...
15:57:52 <ynpvisitor999®> for sure - even a portion of the Myriads are visible
15:57:52 <CraigC> way cool views down left
15:58:31 <CraigC> saw Doublet Pool, bluish
15:58:54 <ynpvisitor999®> pretty much any view apart from this one has become way better - actually, you might be able to see OFG-1 aka Teapot now from here
15:59:36 <CraigC> Marmot Cave was cool, too
16:00:48 <GO GOGGLE> this view gets old quickly tho
16:01:09 <ynpvisitor63> I’m wondering if the Lodge lights will affect night viewing
16:01:11 <CraigC> yup
16:02:13 <CraigC> I hope you gazer drivers can convince them that the static has OF covered, and let you all cover the other areas more
16:02:55 <GO GOGGLE> my shift isnt till Sat
16:03:51 <GO GOGGLE> not sure who is on now
16:04:11 <CraigC> I don't think anyone
16:04:17 <Kevin L™🌵> No drivers yet. They need to program them.
16:04:46 <GO GOGGLE> :(
16:13:08 <ynpvisitor97> Well we don’t have to worry about OF overspray getting on the lens anymore
16:14:04 <ynpvisitor64> and when it does erupt, it is very nice from this view
16:16:01 <ynpvisitor97> I’m sure. I bet the contrast is better too on cloudy days
16:16:49 <GO GOGGLE> will be interesting how it does with direct sun ahead in the morning
16:17:05 <ynpvisitor97> Good point
16:17:46 <GO GOGGLE> this is seriously going to cramp Jarno's overnight entries
16:18:11 <GO GOGGLE> and we will have no clue for predictions :(
16:18:22 <ynpvisitor97> Just point it down Basin in the morning :)
16:18:33 <ynpvisitor999®> It'll probably be OF, with occassionally an SC
16:18:58 <ynpvisitor999®> but that's more-or-less it unless the cam will be able to auto-pan
16:19:01 <GO GOGGLE> so is the view OF to Plume, Geyser hill, or down basin?
16:19:11 <GO GOGGLE> no overlaps?
16:19:58 <GO GOGGLE> i need to catch up...
16:22:12 <Chancellor> I like the new cam
16:22:46 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm off for the day. Have fun watching OF
16:22:56 <ynpvisitor999®> maybe a bit of PMG as well
16:23:16 <GO GOGGLE> zzzzz
16:24:12 <ynpvisitor97> Too bad the NPS couldn’t move the Staic cam back to the old location in the tree
16:25:34 <GO GOGGLE> they could put one under the eaves of the Lodge. tree is falling down
16:28:58 <ynpvisitor64> people waiting for OF
16:30:24 <ynpvisitor64> pick a new tree, better than the lodge
16:31:01 <GO GOGGLE> lodge can actually see most of the view. would be steady and protected from spray too
16:31:34 <ynpvisitor64> can't see Lion
16:31:45 <GO GOGGLE> yes it an
16:31:49 <GO GOGGLE> can
16:31:51 <Eric Mobile> Power and internet logistics much easier too
16:32:03 <ynpvisitor64> well that sounds good then
16:32:16 <GO GOGGLE> but probably wont happen
16:32:31 <GO GOGGLE> NG might be hidden by the trees tho :(
16:32:35 <ynpvisitor64> I think Joe should just work on getting them to change it to the proper time
16:33:53 <ynpvisitor80> Is anyone driving or we on default view. I know it is OF time.
16:34:07 <ynpvisitor64> no drivers today
16:34:13 <ynpvisitor80> Thanks
16:34:53 <ynpvisitor36> Knock the one tree over by accident, Kevin could do it, set the refresh rate on the static to say 10 seconds, and let the new cam do what it is best at.
16:34:55 <ynpvisitor64> they did do a drive around yet I missed it
16:35:14 <ynpvisitor64> static is in VEC
16:35:24 <ynpvisitor64> not tree related
16:35:42 <Eric Mobile> Apparently can see myriad group well
16:36:03 <Kevin L™🌵> I only do rocks, not trees or buildings.
16:36:05 <ynpvisitor36> 64, look at the view. That one big tree in the middle.
16:36:28 <ynpvisitor36> Would let us see the hill
16:36:58 <Kevin L™🌵> I did knock over buildings at NDOT though. Even knocked over a couple of banks.
16:37:01 <ynpvisitor64> tree farther left might be better
16:37:02 <ynpvisitor36> Eric, the one behind the inn? The railing is in the way.
16:37:24 <ynpvisitor64> except it's not
16:37:37 <LindaG> Eric Mobile, everyone was freaking that they could see myriad
16:38:00 <GO GOGGLE> all of myriad or just the part by the exitroad?
16:38:06 <ynpvisitor64> I missed it, I hope Mugwump is still active
16:38:14 <ynpvisitor64> just that part
16:38:30 <GO GOGGLE> ok, looking at the map it looked like that would be visible
16:38:48 <Kent> Much more of Myriad than I epected
16:39:12 <GO GOGGLE> whats the view of Giant like?
16:39:23 <Kent> I was thinking the pole would block it al.
16:39:40 <Kent> Giant and Grand still behind trees
16:39:45 <Kevin L™🌵> The railing did look cool too.
16:39:58 <GO GOGGLE> the cam is off the side of the inn, so it has clear view back along the rookline
16:40:04 <GO GOGGLE> roofline
16:40:20 <ynpvisitor64> OF
16:40:33 <LindaG> Rain in the distance, looks cool
16:40:40 <ynpvisitor97> What about Castle? Is that still blocked by trees?
16:40:46 <ynpvisitor64> I do like the OF view
16:41:00 <Kent> I hope we can see the moon on occasion
16:41:05 <Kevin L™🌵> Castle still has tree issues but it better,
16:41:10 <LindaG> ynpvisitor97, castle was behind tree, but it was a great view
16:41:23 <Kevin L™🌵> Sun might be UGLY in the morning.
16:41:25 <LindaG> Of
16:41:36 <Kent> I suspect Grand and Giant are better also
16:41:37 <LindaG> Lovely
16:41:38 <ynpvisitor64> Daisy was better yet blurry when I saw it
16:42:08 <LindaG> I like this view
16:42:51 <ynpvisitor64> when the cam op can zoom it will be even better
16:43:35 <Kevin L™🌵> There are 4 distinct areas: OF, GH, Downbasin, Myriad.
16:43:53 <LindaG> Peeps watching
16:43:55 <GO GOGGLE> we will be suffering wiplash
16:44:24 <LindaG> The hillmwas impressive
16:44:35 <GO GOGGLE> well someone is online
16:44:39 <LindaG> *hill was
16:44:53 <LindaG> Wow
16:45:19 <LindaG> Doggies
16:45:38 <ynpvisitor64> zoom is still blurry
16:45:42 <Kent> I thought I could see plumes from Black Sand Basin when the cam was pointed at Myriad
16:46:01 <GO GOGGLE> does seem blurred
16:46:07 <LindaG> Yup
16:46:25 <ynpvisitor64> is that Oblong?
16:46:44 <GO GOGGLE> how wide does it go?
16:46:52 <GO GOGGLE> turban and vent i think
16:46:54 <ynpvisitor64> there's Myriad
16:47:04 <ynpvisitor64> it was past Grand I think
16:47:21 <ynpvisitor64> next set of trees
16:47:28 <Casey> It's goind to take me a long time to figure this out
16:47:35 <ynpvisitor97> Daisy or. Looked like it was almost done
16:47:41 <GO GOGGLE> ooh can it get Lion and BH?
16:47:53 <GO GOGGLE> maybe just Lion?
16:48:05 <GO GOGGLE> BH is too far over
16:48:34 <ynpvisitor64> I hope they can fix the blur
16:48:37 <GO GOGGLE> i wonder why its so blurry?
16:48:38 <Kent> Way cool views
16:48:50 <LindaG> I wonder if its the lighting, seemed clear before
16:49:00 <ynpvisitor64> Eric said it has to do with Auto Focus
16:49:08 <ynpvisitor64> now clear
16:49:22 <GO GOGGLE> hope they can fix it
16:49:35 <GO GOGGLE> not good now
16:49:38 <LindaG> Ah little cub
16:50:00 <Kevin L™🌵> Think it will need a few tweaks.
16:50:13 <Kent> Houston, we have a...
16:50:45 <ynpvisitor97> Well, that demo was exciting!
16:50:59 <Kent> Yes, TY
16:53:44 <ynpvisitor105> Wow nice view!
17:02:44 <ChrisO> snow showers moving in again
17:04:12 <ynpvisitor64> showers where?
17:04:34 <ynpvisitor64> anything you see on this cam, say behind the lodge, is NOT where the weather comes from
17:05:30 <ynpvisitor64> now if the cam is pointed toward Giant, then yes
17:06:17 <ChrisO> was looking at radar, and the 2 flakes i saw fall lol
17:06:49 <ynpvisitor64> I don't see anything on radar
17:06:57 <ynpvisitor64> not on chat radar anyway
17:10:57 <ChrisO> your right, im wrong..was looking at it wrong lol
17:19:09 <ynpvisitor9> Can we through Yellowstone Forever fund raiser to get a night vision static on IF and set this down basin at night?
17:20:09 <ynpvisitor9> Typos! fund raise and OF...
17:30:48 <Casey> If we did a typo fund raiser we'd have more money than we know what to do with.
17:32:44 <LindaG> And I'd be the biggest contributor 😊
17:34:25 <Kent> I honestly don't think it is a matter of money but rather bandwidth and park policy. I have no info on this just guessing.
17:39:37 <Kevin L™🌵> Bandwidth is the major issue
17:40:09 <Kevin L™🌵> Snow and sun?
17:40:23 <ynpvisitor5> Well this new cam will keep the operators busy that’s for sure!
17:44:16 <ynpvisitor5> Watch the shadows lengthen on the plateau
17:50:14 <ChrisO> hoping for a doggie or 2 before dark
17:52:32 <Kevin L™🌵> There were some on the hill when they looked a while ago
17:52:43 <ChrisO> aww i missed them
17:54:52 <ChrisO> yea ty :)
18:07:35 <ynpvisitor14> Graham is your team trying to pull a Tampa?
18:10:27 <ynpvisitor58> of
18:14:38 <Casey> Looks like the Caps held on
18:28:38 <Eric Mobile> Evening view is looking good.
18:31:48 <LindaG> What are those light spots
18:44:13 <Kent> Looking forward to an evening pan of the UGB
18:45:27 <LindaG> Good night, great day!
18:45:43 <Kent> Night
18:45:55 <ynpvisitor97> Lovely view
18:48:03 <ynpvisitor97> Laters and Good Evening
19:26:56 <Larry in Denver> I think the night time image for the parked camera position would be a lot better if the auto-iris did not have to contend with the lights on the Lodge.
19:34:08 <ynpvisitor75> Well this is a bit of a bummer. Enjoy two OF static cams
20:07:59 <Joe> Hi Kent