Showing logs for date: 2019-04-18
22:46:17 <ynpvisitor3> The parkwide internet/cell outage seems to be originating from the Washburn towers. CenturyLink is flying a helicopter investigation up there tomorrow to observe the towers and determine the issue. Visual observations of the towers via binoculars from canyon were inconclusive.
02:18:40 <LindaG> Good morning
03:24:35 <Rice> So everything has gone dark.
03:26:01 <Joe> Morning Rice, we did have an inbasin report of BH yesterday
03:26:16 <Joe> It was 1110
03:29:09 <Joe> And an inbaisn Old Faithful
03:29:32 <Joe> both in basin*
03:30:40 <LindaG> Oh nice someone saw BH
03:30:51 <LindaG> Good morning all
03:34:03 <Rice> Odds we missed Steamboat, also?
03:35:12 <ChrisO> so is this a power issue, an ISP issue, or a comms black issue?
03:36:27 <ynpvisitor17> purportedly something about the towers on Washburn
03:40:26 <ynpvisitor28> ChrisO Not a power issue. The tower is not communicating with the other radio dishes in the park.
03:51:46 <LindaG> That doesn't sound good. Good morning.
03:58:15 <ynpvisitorCC> I see there is nothing for me to do this morning.
03:59:18 <LindaG> Good morning CC
03:59:43 <ynpvisitorCC> Hi Linda
04:00:07 <LindaG> I think I have the morning off 😊
04:00:51 <ynpvisitorCC> Looks like it. I am not even going to try to log in
04:01:14 <ynpvisitorCC> bye all
04:03:41 <ynpvisitor80> Bye
04:10:19 <ynpvisitor89> X
04:11:38 <ChrisO> O
04:31:29 <ynpvisitor90> X marks the Beehive
04:32:50 <Kevin L™🌵> Too bad these outages can't coordinate with each other.
04:34:01 <ChrisO> can they even get to the tower on Washburn right now?
04:34:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Sounds like they are going up by copter.
04:35:54 <Sam> Fingers crossed for cams to start working today
04:36:17 <ChrisO> lol, it may be a few days if they have to replace something up there
04:38:21 <Kevin L™🌵> I know it has the cell service out in the park also along with their internet which I assume includes law enforcement. I think they want it running for opening day.
04:39:26 <ChrisO> i agree, but who knows what the exact problem is, and if they have parts on hand
04:39:53 <Sam> Have they tried turning it off and on again? :)
04:40:13 <ChrisO> its a relay tower, not a wifi network
04:40:54 <Sam> I realize that. That was just a poor attempt at some humor.
04:41:06 <ChrisO> i know, i forgot the smiley :)
04:41:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Do a reboot like Gibbs phone on NCIS?
04:43:49 <ChrisO> read a really good book this week-end about Yellowstone
04:45:47 <ynpvisitor17> what did you read
04:47:51 <ChrisO> Something that i consider part fiction/part non-fiction. In the book, apparently NASA decided to go ahead and drill into YS for its energy. They punched through the basalt sill between the upper and lower chambers. You get the idea....
04:48:39 <Kevin L™🌵> Something you would see on the mg youtube channel?
04:49:07 <ChrisO> dont know who that is, but you would see it on a number of consp. sites
04:49:28 <ynpvisitor17> oh, sounds stupid. Though you might have read Death in Yellowstone, that's a first one many folks read
04:50:51 <Dave from B™> Good morning everyone
04:51:07 <ChrisO> Morning :)
04:51:10 <Kevin L™🌵> Mourning Dave.
04:53:12 <Kevin L™🌵> A very good book is The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Langford. It is the diary of the Langford expedition.
04:53:16 <Joe> Whats good about it? :)
04:54:03 <Joe> The morning here!
04:55:03 <Kevin L™🌵> You get the impressions of some of the early explorers. This is the group that named many of the geysers including Old Faithful, Grand, Giant, Giantess, etc.
04:56:01 <Joe> I'll have to read that book.
04:57:10 <Dave from B™> When reading that book, keep in mind that Langford takes credit for the National Park Idea but, most likely, that is fiction.
04:57:24 <ynpvisitor17> Many of the classics are now available online
04:57:32 <Dave from B™> Read Lee W's book for the rest of the story
04:58:05 <Kevin L™🌵> There is a LOT of interesting history about the park.
04:58:09 <Dave from B™>
04:59:21 <Kevin L™🌵> I enjoy the reaction to the geysers. Not much different than modern day gazers.
04:59:36 <Joe> Hey! Discovery of Yellowstone Park is $0.00 on my Kindle, great buy!!
05:00:33 <ChrisO> you got Kindle prime?
05:01:21 <Joe> NO Just the Kindle
05:02:11 <Kevin L™🌵> Can't beat that!
05:03:23 <Kevin L™🌵> I hav a paper copy that is 40 years old now!
05:03:44 <Joe> Kindle is the only way I can read books, with its adjustable font,
05:04:00 <Dave from B™> Another 2 hours and seismo will be completely blank
05:04:13 <Joe> otherwisr its book, reading glasses and magnifier
05:04:27 <Dave from B™> Joe, I might have to go that way. My eyesight is much worse than a couple years ago
05:04:45 <Kevin L™🌵> That does come in handy Joe.
05:08:59 <ynpvisitor44> When can I restore power?
05:10:02 <Joe> I have TSB's print editions but also have them on my Kindle, Kindle is the only way I can read them, my print editions just sit there ;)
05:10:33 <Joe> $$ thruw the switch!!!
05:10:41 <Joe> 44*
05:11:10 <Joe> heavy handed shift key again*:(
05:16:23 <Joe> Mary Greeley probably has her viewers waiting with great anticipation, to see what the Gov't has been hiding from them the past day :)
05:17:28 <ynpvisitor17> Century Link uses black helicopters, righ?
05:17:55 <ChrisO> i thought century link used B52's :)
05:18:15 <Kevin L™🌵> Sopwith Camels
05:18:38 <Joe> or stealth bombers :)
05:21:55 <Joe> No indication of SB on the Tantalus creek water gauges, at least that is still up.
05:29:22 <Dave from B™> I'm sticking with my Opening Day prediction
05:30:09 <Kevin L™🌵> I bet this is a busy week for you Dave.
05:31:00 <Dave from B™> Yeah, it is and today it will ramp up even more. And then next week is our anniversary sale which is busy as well.
05:43:50 <ChrisO> i love playing with these numbers
05:46:45 <Kevin L™🌵> How many years Dave?
05:47:03 <Dave from B™> 4 for the market. 41 for the business
05:48:04 <Kevin L™🌵> That is a long time for thee business. Didn't realize the market had been there so long. Seems like you just started it.
05:52:19 <Dave from B™> Time flies
05:56:15 <Dave from B™> The honeymoon period for the market is over. Not much growth this year. Lots of growth in wholesale however which is our bread and butter (88% of business).
05:57:50 <Kevin L™🌵> Wish you could email me some.
05:59:29 <Dave from B™> When you're vacationing in Rexburg is your best bet
06:01:15 <Enrico> Dang no fix yet
07:17:05 <Dave from B™> I've gotten a LOT of work done in the past 24 hours with this screen frozen
07:17:31 <ChrisO> nice
07:19:16 <ynpvisitor17> It will be like the old days for gazers arriving in the UGB without benefit of GT.
07:21:20 <ChrisO> Dont chew my head off for this, but in reference to the South Creek Dome, where is Tern Lake?
07:21:43 <ynpvisitor37> Here you go Kevin, as close to sending via email I can get.
07:21:59 <ChrisO> ....sour creek, not south
07:27:50 <ynpvisitor753> ChrisO, Just North/In Pelican Valley
07:28:13 <ChrisO> alright, ty :)
07:28:58 <ynpvisitor753> It's a highly active area too with lots of random thermal areas
07:29:29 <ynpvisitor753> Just like the whole surrounding area
07:30:00 <ChrisO> just curious :) I love learning about this stuff
07:30:28 <Eric> cam is up!
07:30:35 <Eric> .
07:30:36 <Eric> .
07:30:36 <Eric> .
07:30:46 <ChrisO> yippie :)
07:31:01 <Eric> .It was up :-(
07:31:04 <ChrisO> or not
07:31:24 <Eric> all of a sudden I got about 5 seconds of footage
07:31:28 <Eric> then dead
07:31:39 <ynpvisitor42> !!!what the……
07:31:54 <ynpvisitor753> It was working, nice sunny day
07:32:18 <Eric> yep....I guess things are coming back to life...waiting for statics to update
07:32:22 <Eric> and good morning!
07:32:26 <Eric> up again
07:32:41 <Eric> it's staying up!
07:32:44 <Eric> people!
07:32:46 <Dave from B™> Supposed to be almost 70 here...almost 80 tomorrow
07:32:56 <Eric> 73 here today Dave!
07:33:03 <Dave from B™> nice
07:33:44 <Dave from B™> Anyone else having trouble opening seismos
07:33:46 <Eric> lets see if the cam stays stable before we txt
07:34:06 <Eric> cam down
07:34:45 <ynpvisitor17> think they are up on Washburn jiggling the cord :)
07:35:03 <Eric> I think you are right 17
07:35:15 <ChrisO> replace the connector lol :)
07:35:19 <ynpvisitor753> Wonder if YNM will come back
07:35:36 <ChrisO> got an x on YNM...and mammoth is still being weird
07:35:38 <Dave from B™> I have 1 line on the seismo now
07:35:53 <ynpvisitor753> Same
07:36:48 <ynpvisitor753> Time stamp looks off though
07:36:50 <Eric> ok YNP facebook answer was pretty lame!
07:37:37 <Eric> Yes, once seismo has no data for 24h, the webicorder will stop producing images and give you a failed load.
07:37:38 <ynpvisitor17> what did it say Eric
07:38:02 <Eric> My Question: "Hello YNP...the webcams/power/internet seems to be down across the lower region of the park, including Washburn. Any official word about what has happened or when it will be resolved?"
07:38:20 <Eric> Their Answer: "We are working on getting it fixed!"
07:38:45 <ynpvisitor17> welp at least someone replied!
07:38:47 <Eric> Uhhh, really...I thought you were all sitting around twiddling your thumbs!
07:38:58 <Eric> That is not an answer!
07:39:11 <Eric> It answered nothing that I asked
07:39:36 <ChrisO> thats a typical government answer..."were working on it"; "waiting on further information" ...ect.
07:39:50 <Eric> We don't know what happend and are unsure about when we will get it fixed is an answer
07:41:03 <Eric> Doesn't have anything to do with government or's just plain english reading comprehension!
07:44:38 <Dave from B™> Maybe they didn't want to throw a vendor under the bus.
07:44:58 <Dave from B™> But, I feel your pain
07:46:57 <ynpvisitor37> I still have a still
07:47:28 <Dave from B™> down again
07:47:29 <Eric> Yep...down again :-(
07:48:23 <Eric> It's a government agency, vendors plunders should not be swept under the rug IMHO
07:48:46 <ynpvisitor18> My static still says Wednesday
07:48:48 <Eric> Since we all pay for that service!
07:48:50 <ynpvisitor109> Is the power also out at other locations outside YNP? Flagg Ranch, or any neighboring community?
07:49:08 <Eric> I think this might have something to do with Washburn 109
07:49:31 <Eric> I don't believe it's a power issue
07:49:54 <Eric> But as YNP is not disclosing what the issue actually is, it's hard to confirm
07:50:38 <ynpvisitor109> Eric, what is Washburn 109, please?
07:50:48 <ynpvisitor18> Would the cam be a Washburn issue?
07:51:10 <Eric> 109 is your number, washburn is the central networking hub for the south end of the park
07:51:29 <ynpvisitor18> Thought it was on a T1 line. Oh, I guess they need the router
07:51:46 <ynpvisitor109> So it may not be a general power outage per se, but a local routing problem?
07:52:09 <Eric> Well, mammoth, West and Gardiner all have power/network
07:52:35 <Eric> UGB, Norris, Lake and Washburn seem to be "disconnected"
07:52:53 <Eric> That is all I can tell from what I have seen
07:53:05 <ynpvisitor18> Sucks it has to happen for opening day, hope they resolve it
07:53:23 <Eric> The only interesting thing is, we are still getting weather data out of the UGB
07:55:37 <Eric> Ok...just got an update on facebook: " It appears to be something outside the park affecting our connections, but we don't know what it is since it's out of our hands. Therefore, we also don't know when it will be resolved."
07:56:20 <Eric> Are they spying on me here :-P They actually gave me an answer.
07:56:48 <Eric> Anyone know if the phones are down to the UGB?
07:57:20 <ynpvisitor17> no cell service yesterday per GT
07:57:34 <ynpvisitor37> Washburn is Outside the Park?
07:58:03 <Dave from B™> No phone or internet issues here
07:59:17 <ChrisO> they saw my comment lol
08:00:38 <Eric> I assumed cell was down due to lake
08:00:46 <Eric> but thanks for confirming 17
08:03:20 <Dave from B™> Eric, bib brother is always watching:)
08:03:26 <Dave from B™> big*
08:03:49 <Eric> Ha, I figured they were too busy trying to fix their infrastructure issues :-P
08:04:28 <ynpvisitor86> i think Erics reservations were cancelled ......
08:04:44 <Dave from B™> Instead, they are doing the same thing we are doing...asking others why things aren't working
08:04:54 <Eric> I still bet it could be a washburn issue
08:05:51 <Eric> Well, either way, I appreciated their followup with an actual answer.
08:06:42 <Eric> IMHO, when the cams are down for more than 12h, they should have some kind of public statement.
08:08:55 <Eric> especially with the numbers that Kevin has quoted for webcam viewership!
08:11:04 <ynpvisitor17> if it is affecting their communications, that's probably priority one, not us webcam peeps
08:14:14 <Eric> Agree 17...not having communications in the lower half of the park could cause life threatening situations.
08:18:02 <Betty> ouch, cam is still down :-(
08:18:34 <ynpvisitor37> So they completed the tower upgrades at Washburn last year didn't they?
08:18:54 <LoriS> Bob drove by Norris about 0830 and reported Steamboat looks "normal" from road.
08:19:29 <Dave from B™> I bet NPS is in a state of panic right now with park opening tomorrow
08:19:30 <LoriS> Hello all
08:20:13 <Dave from B™> Hi Lori
08:20:29 <ynpvisitor37> That is why the got a helicopter. Otherwise they have to trailer in a snow cat and they are very slow.
08:22:01 <LoriS> BTW, he also saw Till ie the other day. Is that worthy of a GT post?
08:22:43 <ynpvisitor37> Would not want to over load the system today with too many geyser reports.
08:23:36 <LoriS> 37 That's funny.
08:24:06 <LoriS> I need to check which day but I think it was Tuesday morning. Once I have solid info, I will put it in.
08:26:00 <Eric> Hi Betty & Lori
08:26:00 <LoriS> He asked me which one it was, I checked GOY, told him the name, and then proceeded to read aloud the info there. When I finshed, he sadi "I just needed the name!"
08:26:21 <LoriS> Hi Dave, Eric, and betty
08:26:24 <LoriS> Betty
08:26:51 <Betty> hi Eric. What´s up with the Mammoth Vault seismo? Hi Lori
08:28:20 <Eric> A bus of sumo wrestlers are playing tennis near it?
08:28:53 <Betty> good answer
08:29:28 <Eric> or more likely, they are doing some kind of construction in mammoth that is vibrating the ground.
08:30:12 <Eric>'s weird that the network was up for a bit earlier
08:30:16 <ynpvisitor37> I wonder if it is Big Foot playing on the tower, or a Pterodactyl building a nest?
08:31:40 <Betty> need some chores to be done, bbl
08:34:51 <LoriS> Not geyser related: "Mueller says Trump's public acts can be considered obstruction" CNN
08:36:47 <Eric> Makes sense...But those with the gold make the rules and he has a gold toilet!
08:38:29 <LoriS> "The President's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests,"
08:38:50 <ynpvisitor37> Report from te chicken noddl enetwork. The sky is falling, live update at 5.
08:39:45 <ynpvisitor37> Sounds like he had smart people.
08:40:20 <LoriS> He had ethical people, at least. That resigned rather than carry out the orders.
08:44:10 <ynpvisitor37> Well today is not a day for politics. So enjoy waiting for the cam and talking trash.
08:46:58 <LoriS> Do they use compostable trash bags in the brown cans around the park? :p
08:48:31 <LoriS> Hace they or will they ever put on public display the stuff Ear Spring spit out?
08:48:36 <LoriS> Have
08:53:58 <LoriS> Interesting uptick on the tantalus temp logger...
08:55:44 <Dave from B™> No corresponding flow increase, however
08:55:54 <Dave from B™> Just a quick warmup with the warm day
08:56:00 <Eric> So what network does the USGS use for their water gauges...that seems to be functional!
08:56:49 <LoriS> Eric :thumbsup:
08:57:31 <Eric> webcam up
08:57:32 <Eric> .
08:57:32 <Eric> .
08:57:33 <Eric> .
08:57:54 <Dave from B™> and not troubled
08:58:02 <Eric> and.....down again!
08:58:37 <Eric> and up
08:58:49 <Dave from B™> webcam is doing pushups?
08:59:07 <LoriS> thought the same Dave
08:59:09 <Eric> I think more fall downs
08:59:20 <Eric> and dwon
08:59:23 <Eric> down
08:59:38 <LoriS> but there is hope
08:59:55 <Eric> and up
09:00:19 <Eric> and down
09:00:24 <Eric> it's like a yoyo
09:02:03 <Eric> ok...up once again
09:02:08 <ynpvisitor753> yah
09:02:11 <ynpvisitor753> yay
09:02:35 <Eric> Any cam op available to take the wheel?
09:02:47 <Eric> Never mind...uggg
09:02:50 <ynpvisitor753> BH area looks wet?
09:02:59 <Eric> Yes, I think we missed it
09:03:05 <Eric> lot's of runoff
09:03:25 <ynpvisitor753> I know there's a lot of runoff through there as well
09:05:09 <Eric> Still not stable, but the up periods seem to be lasting longer
09:05:29 <Eric> static cam actually updated
09:05:56 <LoriS> Nice truck on the sidewalk. :)
09:06:44 <KittyM*> oh yay!
09:06:48 <LoriS> YNM has a few more lines...
09:08:52 <ynpvisitor18> Why no text?
09:10:21 <Eric> washburn up too
09:10:28 <Eric> I think the txt is safe to send now
09:10:33 <ynpvisitor89> because the cam is still unstable
09:10:39 <Eric> I think no txt because the connection had been unstable
09:12:16 <Casey> Woo!
09:12:32 <Casey> Hi everybody
09:12:57 <LoriS> Hi Casey
09:13:23 <BruceJ> Good AM / PM everyone!
09:13:40 <Dave from B™> and down
09:14:02 <Eric> and up
09:14:10 <Eric> Hi Casey and Bruce
09:14:25 <Eric> Now we just need a camop
09:15:42 <LoriS> Hi Bruce
09:16:03 <LoriS> Welcome to the "I think I can" webcam
09:16:08 <ynpvisitor66> :thumbsdown:
09:16:42 <BruceJ> So right now the Tantalus Creek gauge shows a hard rise in temperature - assume that means a nice "warm" day for snowmelt?
09:17:15 <LoriS> That's what Dave thought earlier.
09:17:58 <LoriS> The YNM is slowly coming back like the webcam.
09:18:47 <BruceJ> Although 24 degrees C is quite warm compared to an ambient air temp of about 40C. Suspect thermal flow coupled with radiative heating off the streambed.
09:19:17 <LoriS> Bruce :thumbsup:
09:19:46 <LoriS> BTW Thanks to everyone working hard to get things back online. Whomever they are.
09:20:16 <BruceJ> 'Cause no big changes in discharge recently. Ditto on the thanks for the repairs! :thumbsup:
09:22:57 <BruceJ> That is a drop-dead-gorgeous view of the Hill. Come on, sunlight!
09:24:21 <LoriS> :thumbsup:
09:30:57 <ynpvisitor2> Ambient air temp of 40C Bruce?
09:31:26 <Dave from B™> Almost makes you want to get in your car and go!
09:31:53 <ynpvisitor2> Go where?
09:31:59 <Eric> It's free on 420 day!
09:33:46 <Eric> BH looks quite perky
09:33:51 <ynpvisitor999®> so, uhmm, who tripped over the cables?
09:33:56 <Enrico> Oh, it's back.
09:34:08 <Enrico> Still haven't seen a Beehive eruption from the new cam viewpoint.
09:34:08 <ynpvisitor999®> morning all
09:34:10 <LoriS> I'll be in to Norris tomorrow morning & UGB on Saturday.
09:34:11 <ynpvisitor2> Lots of times on GT
09:34:14 <Eric> Hi Jarno
09:34:27 <Eric> Nice...look forward to your report Lori
09:34:37 <ynpvisitor2> Can you get to back basin Lori?
09:34:43 <Enrico> Yosemite Falls is pretty, but it looks the same after three hours
09:34:44 <LoriS> Hello 999.
09:34:57 <Eric> I assume Micah should start posting soon too
09:35:22 <ynpvisitor2> Micah is WORKING
09:35:34 <LoriS> Not sure about BB yet but I would assume not.
09:36:01 <LoriS> Plan is to sit at the pullout just uphill from the NCG with binocs
09:36:14 <ynpvisitor2> Micah is getting his CDL and learning to drive busses
09:36:48 <ynpvisitor2> I wonder how crowded that spot will be?
09:36:50 <Dave from B™> In Butte, I believe
09:36:57 <Eric> NPS took no blame and said the problem was outside the I guess they get no credit for the fix either :-P
09:37:26 <ynpvisitor2> I think Butte was yesterday
09:37:39 <Eric> Come on...Micah has 24 hours in a day :-P
09:37:55 <LoriS> Eric LOL
09:38:12 <Eric> He is a bundle of energy...needs to burn it off with midnight drives to norris :-D
09:38:22 <ynpvisitor2> Just reminding you he’s there to work
09:38:24 <LoriS> I may park and walk up the road to where you can see through the trees on the cureve.
09:38:39 <LoriS> curve
09:39:09 <Eric> microspikes are helpful if the back basin BW is snow covered
09:39:52 <LoriS> I think it will probably be barricaded as closed, but I am taking alternate footwear in case it is open.
09:40:07 <LoriS> And bear spray.
09:40:20 <Eric> Don't bears hate norris?
09:40:49 <LoriS> Bob has seen one south of the junction a few times in the early mornings.
09:40:49 <Eric> I guess if there is dead bison or elk...they probably don't care :-D
09:41:08 <LoriS> I mean last year, not this spring yet
09:42:18 <LoriS> YNM has a full image now from 3 am to the current time. relieved.
09:42:19 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion 0937. Seems fairly quiet at the moment, presuming an eruption around 1042. Next eruption is probably minutes away assuming it erupted at 1042 and wasn't a minor
09:43:49 <ynpvisitor999®> according to the gauge, Steamboat didn't erupt during the time YNM was down
09:45:17 <ynpvisitor999®> Dep?
09:47:01 <ynpvisitor89> yes
09:47:11 <ynpvisitor89> there was water
09:49:35 <ynpvisitor999®> I was more thinking about some wave action rather than an actual eruption, or some water coming out rapidly. Haven't really seen these kind of eruptions, though
09:50:13 <ynpvisitor89> wave action on Depression is an eruption
09:50:36 <ynpvisitor89> it can produce a steam cloud with heavy runoff fill though
09:50:54 <ynpvisitor89> but there was a white dome of water after you called it
09:51:11 <ynpvisitor999®> didn't see that. Thanks :)
09:52:27 <Eric> all the clocks are wacky on the static cams! Someone really needs to learn how to administer the static webcams. :-(
09:52:47 <ynpvisitor999®> Bee seems like it wants to do something
09:53:14 <ynpvisitor999®> looks more like the bubblers actually
09:53:45 <ynpvisitor22> Man busy 0900-1000 in Basin today
09:54:24 <ynpvisitor999®> indeed - unfortunately we couldn't see it happening
09:54:47 <ynpvisitor999®> would've loved to see an actual Grotto start from the cam
09:55:25 <Eric> Awesome that Bijou is getting all that this morning
09:55:39 <ynpvisitor999®> for me it has been 'no steam at Grotto', webcam pans away, couple of minutes later: 'oh, there's water now'
09:55:42 <ynpvisitor999®> steam*
09:56:04 <ynpvisitor999®> Aurums are especially nice now
09:56:14 <Eric> Will be nice to have in basin confirmation of what we are seeing on the cam down basin
09:56:34 <ynpvisitor999®> indeed
09:57:09 <ynpvisitor83> Wow we have geysers!
09:59:14 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Linda
10:00:12 <ynpvisitor999®> another roar
10:00:15 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion
10:00:20 <LoriS> off to lunch, bye for now
10:00:30 <ynpvisitor999®> bye Lori
10:00:46 <LoriS> Hi and bye Linda :)
10:00:47 <Dave from B™> Lion
10:02:17 <Dave from B™> Even though webcam is in the VEC, I'm not sure they have anything to do with it.
10:03:26 <ynpvisitor55> Where is cam op?
10:07:02 <Eric> The park has an IT person that should be able to figure out how to manage the webcams and their settings. Park Rangers shouldn't be having to figure out the tech.
10:07:30 <ynpvisitor999®> is the cam's dashboard still down?
10:07:46 <ynpvisitor86> thats the way they are organized, web support is at mammoth
10:07:54 <ynpvisitor86> and cam it is there
10:08:15 <ynpvisitor86> but given the distance they sometimes get the VEC to help
10:08:18 <Eric> The good thing about don't need to be near them to configure them once setup :-D
10:08:37 <Eric> I could do it from here if I had username/password :-P
10:09:10 <ynpvisitor35> Cam controls are up and working
10:09:22 <ynpvisitor999®> guess no camop then :P
10:09:37 <ynpvisitor86> so did SB erupt during the white space?
10:09:52 <ynpvisitor55> Kevin is here, can’t he take it?
10:10:02 <ynpvisitor753> No
10:10:04 <ynpvisitor999®> according to the Tantalus gauge, no, 86
10:10:06 <Eric> I doubt it...early morning in basin report says nothing unusual from Norris view
10:10:21 <ynpvisitor86> ok, thanks
10:10:22 <ynpvisitor753> Want to look at Discharge not termparature
10:10:34 <ynpvisitor55> You got a Norris report ?
10:11:12 <ynpvisitor86> Eric sees and hears everything
10:11:15 <Eric> Lori said Bob went by this morning and reported nothing unusual
10:11:29 <Eric> you can check back in the log here
10:11:34 <Eric> read it yourself :-D
10:11:39 <ynpvisitor999®> morning GE
10:11:41 <ynpvisitor55> Oh, from the road
10:11:42 <Eric> Hi GE
10:11:48 <GE ©> the slim, trim Eric has superpowers
10:11:52 <Eric> haha
10:12:01 <ynpvisitor86> SB is at 9.5d now .......
10:12:34 <ynpvisitor999®> I think it'll go within a week or so, probably recovering from a winter disturbance
10:12:51 <Eric> I assume Bob would notice if SB was post eruptive
10:13:03 <Eric> The giant steamcloud is a dead giveaway :-P
10:13:34 <Eric> noooo. down again
10:13:38 <ynpvisitor999®> evening Betty
10:13:44 <Eric> Apparently Betty's fault
10:13:51 <Betty> it wasn´t me!
10:13:56 <ynpvisitor999®> and there the white X appears again...
10:14:02 <ynpvisitor999®> and disappears
10:14:13 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Steph
10:14:17 <Steph> Hi All!! Everybody having a nice day?!
10:14:25 <Betty> evening Jarno
10:14:35 <Betty> hi Steph
10:14:39 <ynpvisitor999®> I am, glad the cam is back up and running
10:14:44 <ynpvisitor999®> how are you?
10:14:45 <ynpvisitor> Gosh this is the same thing I have been seeing for the last day.
10:14:47 <Steph> Me tooooo!
10:14:59 <Steph> It's so beautiful!
10:14:59 <ynpvisitor999®> splash
10:15:19 <Eric> Back...thanks Betty :-D
10:15:29 <Eric> Hi Steph and Betty
10:15:37 <Betty> congrats to Ajax victory
10:16:02 <ynpvisitor> I would expect small disturbances. If they get a chance they still need to fix the focus, and that will drop the cam for a minute.
10:16:14 <ynpvisitor999®> thanks - I don't really follow CL, but happy they won
10:16:29 <Betty> yw Eric
10:17:40 <Casey> In-basin reports? I've missed those things.
10:18:00 <Steph> Casey, me too! I'm so excited the park is opening!
10:18:05 <Betty> hi Casey
10:18:11 <ynpvisitor999®> and cam's down again
10:18:43 <ynpvisitor999®> and back
10:18:56 <ynpvisitor999®> wonder if they're currently programming it
10:19:24 <Steph> Time to read Janet's new blog post then.
10:20:58 <ynpvisitor> Or they are still working on what ever caused the communications outage?
10:21:01 <ynpvisitor999®> Really? Aurum was called Dragon in the past? Didn't know that, until you mentioned a new blog post had appeared
10:21:30 <ynpvisitor> Dragon, now that is a better name then even Kevin.
10:21:32 <Steph> ynpvisitor999®, I didn't know either! I love her pics and info!
10:22:02 <Kevin L™🌵> If there is a comop on here and it starts working I had an issue come up where I won't be able to run the cam today. Please take it.
10:29:55 <ynpvisitor753> Kevin L™🌵, I kinda like it being stuck on GH or Down Basin ;)
10:30:00 <ynpvisitor117> Is that kind of temp jump at Tantalus a usual thing?
10:30:39 <ChrisO> I don't know enough about it that's why I'm asking
10:30:52 <ynpvisitor999®> I have seen it often, could be that the sun is on the temperature sensor or simply daily variation
10:31:13 <ynpvisitor753> Lots of other things feed the creek
10:31:31 <ynpvisitor999®> that too
10:31:34 <ynpvisitor753> It's not just SB runoff
10:31:51 <Dave from B™> We are starting to see a slight uptick in flow as well; middle of the day runoff mostly
10:31:58 <ynpvisitor753> You want to see a spike on the Discharge side
10:33:17 <ChrisO (PC)> alright just curious :)
10:33:57 <ynpvisitor753> You can play with the data and make custom ranges at
10:33:57 <ynpvisitor753>
10:39:53 <ynpvisitor76> Beehive on static cam?
10:40:03 <ynpvisitor999®> yes
10:40:37 <ynpvisitor999®> Eric, now's your chance!
10:40:39 <Enrico> And on streaming
10:40:45 <Dave from B™> woohoo
10:40:52 <Enrico> Wow that's a great view
10:40:54 <Dave from B™> nice
10:40:58 <Casey> Nice!
10:41:03 <Casey> First BH I've seen on the new cam
10:41:05 <Dave from B™> and down
10:41:11 <Casey> even just a few seconds was exciting
10:41:12 <Enrico> Me too :thumbsup:
10:41:39 <Enrico> argh
10:41:50 <Steph> Oh dang!
10:42:16 <Enrico> Got it back
10:42:16 <Betty> at least the view is stuck with erupting BH
10:42:21 <Enrico> for three seconds
10:42:37 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like a no Indy Bee
10:42:37 <Steph> Man! I was so excited...
10:42:44 <ChrisO> still going for me
10:42:55 <Enrico> off and on
10:43:11 <Steph> WOOOO!
10:43:24 <ChrisO> thats the first time i have seen that one on the new cam
10:43:40 <ynpvisitor80> Yay bee
10:43:51 <ChrisO> :bee:
10:44:16 <Enrico> Geez, if Giantess went off, the show now would be amazing.
10:44:26 <Eric> haha...I walk away for 5 minutes!
10:44:29 <GE ©> My first BH from the new cam--looks great:D
10:44:47 <ynpvisitor55> Linda will you drive the cam?
10:44:50 <LindaG> That's my first also!
10:45:14 <Eric> :-(
10:45:19 <LindaG> Now yes I can
10:45:48 <ynpvisitor55> Yeah, we can move from GH now that BH has happened
10:46:08 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy probably went already
10:46:55 <Betty> that was fun
10:48:32 <LindaG> When is OF due?
10:49:00 <ynpvisitor999®> uhmm, I hate to be 'that person', but OF is within its window now if I have to believe the static's archive. About 90 minutes have passed since it was up again and no eruption yet on there
10:50:37 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion within 20 minutes I think
10:51:01 <ynpvisitor107> A glorious day in the park!
10:51:13 <ynpvisitor76> Tomorrow's going to be even better!
10:51:29 <LindaG> Ok i need to catch up.
10:52:39 <LindaG> Wo we really dont know when OF is sue or went off
10:53:03 <LindaG> *so
10:53:20 <ChrisO> its usually on the 8's
10:54:45 <Eric> OF hasn't gone since at least 11:44
10:54:57 <ynpvisitor17> 8 of what?
10:55:41 <Eric> So should be in the next 20-40 minutes :-D
10:56:54 <LindaG> Ok just walked in the door
10:59:55 <LindaGp> People waiting at old faithful thats encouraging maybe they know something we dont
11:00:49 <LindaGp> OF
11:01:05 <Steph> LindaGp, good eye!
11:01:25 <LindaGp> I see before you 😊
11:02:15 <Eric> OF
11:02:17 <Eric> ie
11:02:19 <LindaGp> Good we can get on schedule with OF
11:03:11 <Eric> Glad we have a baseline now
11:03:26 <Eric> Guess it's a long
11:05:53 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Jake
11:09:14 <Jake> it is the afternoon here!
11:09:31 <Jake> is that Bijou seen spouting beyond the Grand area?
11:09:42 <ynpvisitor37> looks like they plowed the path
11:09:49 <ynpvisitor999®> got the times confused then, afternoon Jake
11:10:00 <ynpvisitor37> and yes, it is
11:10:20 <Jake> that's cool. I hope Giant stays active then
11:10:27 <ynpvisitor999®> Grotto seems quiet
11:10:33 <ynpvisitor37> no sign of any activity
11:11:56 <ChrisO> its easier to find doggies when there is snow on the ground lol
11:12:17 <ynpvisitor999®> roar
11:12:19 <ynpvisitor98> likely ended after the 1048ie Rocket
11:12:38 <ynpvisitor86> Giant needs to show signs of activity - we have lost it for 33 days now
11:12:56 <ynpvisitor37> not lost, just inactive
11:13:38 <ynpvisitor86> we dont know if its been active, but even with the cam problems its been a long time with no reports
11:13:39 <Casey> What was the status on the Giant logger. Did they get all the data? Just wondering how comprehensive GT records are.
11:13:57 <ynpvisitor37> up to Feb 6 only Casey
11:14:05 <ynpvisitor999®> Bill was able to recover data until the logger failed in February
11:14:05 <ynpvisitor37> now back in place
11:14:06 <Casey> Thanks 37
11:14:21 <ynpvisitor37> bijou monkey has reported no signs of activity though, though no post today
11:14:46 <ynpvisitor999®> Bill deployed a bluetooth logger as a replacement if I recall correctly
11:15:03 <Casey> All I noted was that the logger resolved the 11/29 and/or 12/1 debate.
11:15:12 <ynpvisitor37> yes, it did
11:15:21 <ynpvisitor76> If I recall, Giant can be a little erratic in spring
11:15:41 <ynpvisitor86> i think we ended up with 3 adds and 2 deletes from the GT list
11:15:57 <ynpvisitor86> and some times for the approximates
11:16:12 <Casey> Lies! Casey never quits.
11:16:25 <ynpvisitor86> truck on VEC cam
11:16:37 <ynpvisitor86> is that the researchers
11:16:38 <ynpvisitor37> it's been there a while
11:16:43 <ynpvisitor86> ah
11:16:52 <ynpvisitor999®> it's been there a while. Probably for boardwalk reconstruction at OF
11:17:18 <ynpvisitor86> could be that
11:17:40 <LindaGp> Maybe daisy went earlier
11:18:04 <ynpvisitor999®> probably an hour ago already based on the most recent closed intervals
11:18:05 <ChrisO> is there something by that tree near the creek?
11:18:23 <Jake> I didn't realize Giant was working on such a long interval
11:19:01 <ynpvisitor999®> the tree by the snow on the right side of the view?
11:19:09 <ynpvisitor86> we have had gaps in viewing, so we dont know for sure but we got more in the winter
11:19:16 <ChrisO> yea, cant tell if its another small tree
11:19:35 <Betty> looks like another small tree
11:19:42 <ynpvisitor999®> most likely a small group of trees there
11:20:04 <ChrisO> alright ty :)
11:20:09 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion
11:20:16 <LindaGp> Camera froze there for a minute
11:20:30 <LindaGp> Lion
11:20:48 <Betty> now you can see it is a tree
11:20:49 <Casey> I know it is inconvenient at times, but I really do enjoy this perspective.
11:21:08 <Jake> does no sign of Giant activity mean the sign has stayed in place? did any E times confirm a time when the log sign didn't roll?
11:21:13 <Betty> well, for a second you could see
11:21:53 <ynpvisitor999®> LC sputtering
11:22:20 <LindaGp> Froze for me
11:22:28 <ynpvisitor999®> white X here
11:22:47 <LindaGp> Circle here
11:22:55 <ynpvisitor999®> and up again
11:23:08 <LindaGp> Short and sweet lost cam
11:23:39 <LindaGp> Its back
11:23:50 <ynpvisitor37> could be a see saw day for the cam
11:23:57 <ynpvisitor86> virtually no data available Jake - i have not heard any confirmed cases of the sign staying in place aftr an eruption
11:24:29 <ynpvisitor37> Andrew did chime in a while back that he does not think there has been an eruption since the last one posted on GT
11:24:53 <LindaGp> Seems quiet
11:25:57 <LindaGp> Froze again sigh
11:26:16 <Jake> I need permission to put 10 Giant log signs out to see what the false negative rate is on Giant sign rolls due to placement
11:26:29 <ynpvisitor37> mine is fine
11:26:30 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if they're trying to fix the autofocus issue
11:26:37 <LindaGp> Back
11:27:00 <CraigC> cool, good to see all back and running
11:27:11 <ChrisO> intermittent for the moment :)
11:27:14 <ynpvisitor37> it's up, it's down, see saw day
11:27:45 <CraigC> SB still not erupted?
11:27:50 <ynpvisitor999®> nope
11:28:13 <Joe> Jake didn't they permanently mount the sign at Giant, claiming "to preserve the area", I think I remember some talk about that
11:28:27 <CraigC> glad I picked the right day to go across the state running errands
11:28:28 <Dave from B™> Joe, I think you are correct
11:28:43 <Jake> not that I'm aware of, would love to see a source on that
11:29:23 <ChrisO> is Solitary a geyser, or more of a hot spring?
11:29:48 <Jake> it meets the definition of a geyser
11:29:49 <BruceJ> At Giant, if they really DID want to remove the bets indication that it had erupted, it would be easy to mount a sign on the fence identifying each feature. That way, the scene would be preserved as well.
11:29:59 <ChrisO> ty Jake :)
11:30:08 <ynpvisitor999®> Fairly certain Giant's eruption does more damage to the area than a couple of footsteps and even those footsteps were to cause damage, they'd be erased by the next eruption
11:30:41 <ynpvisitor86> not to mention the herds of bison that walk over it
11:31:27 <ynpvisitor37> you won't see herds of bison near Giant
11:31:32 <BruceJ> ynpvisitor999®, Probably correct. That ground is so friable and fragile at that location that almost any external influence makes it a whole new landscape.
11:31:44 <Joe> You might contact the engineer at Mammoth or the lead Ranger at the VEC I don't remember when, but there was talk about that withinv the past two months
11:31:45 <ynpvisitor86> i have seen them 37
11:31:49 <ynpvisitor999®> Solitary used to be named Solitary Spring, but after an artificial runoff channel was cut, it responded with frequent eruptions reaching up to 25 feet. If I recall correctly, that is.
11:32:01 <BruceJ> ynpvisitor37, no bison near Giant? I've seen them there before.
11:32:04 <ynpvisitor86> UGB herd is not huge, but a lot of feet
11:32:39 <ynpvisitor999®> artificial runoff was for the Old Fiathful Plunge, or at least some named swimming pool
11:32:47 <ynpvisitor86> they often walk between Giant cone and the cage
11:32:59 <ynpvisitor37> often? I guess we have different ideas of often
11:33:26 <LindaGp> Peeps
11:33:50 <Joe> can't control the bison, but you can control the people
11:33:54 <ynpvisitor106> It’s alive!
11:33:54 <BruceJ> I'll say it again - When that focus is fixed, bubbles will be visible in Cascade.
11:34:19 <LindaGp> You can see the blue in giantess
11:34:37 <BruceJ> LindaGp, Yepp, and Cascade too.
11:35:22 <BruceJ> Now if we could only see the "white" in Plume.
11:35:40 <ynpvisitor999®> Blue in Doublet
11:35:50 <LindaGp> Is that doublet back there?
11:36:07 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like contruction workers at the broken up boardwalk
11:36:21 <BruceJ> Doublet is just beyond and left of Sponge / Pump.
11:36:45 <ynpvisitor999®> looks like water in Depression
11:37:15 <ynpvisitor999®> MC
11:37:25 <BruceJ> The railing at Aurum is really hard to see - or is that because they've deconstructed it?
11:38:11 <ynpvisitor37> I see the railing
11:38:11 <LindaGp> So the blue and steam is doublet?
11:38:32 <ynpvisitor37> yes Linda
11:38:40 <BruceJ> 99% certain, yes.
11:38:48 <ynpvisitor37> and the fence behind it is Aurum area
11:38:51 <Betty> yep
11:38:56 <LindaGp> ok thx so many conversations
11:39:09 <ynpvisitor37> people out there now
11:39:16 <BruceJ> OK, now see the fence.
11:39:17 <ynpvisitor999®> and cam down again
11:39:28 <LindaGp> Froze
11:39:46 <ynpvisitor37> did they take the signs down, are people allowed there now?
11:39:50 <LindaGp> Back
11:40:20 <ynpvisitor37> now I have an X and the stream, what a bizarre day
11:41:47 <ynpvisitor37> I don't see the sign near Lion anymore
11:42:47 <ynpvisitor37> that will be nice if GH is open for opening day
11:44:17 <BruceJ> Wow - look at that new feature near the bike path!
11:44:44 <ynpvisitor999®> was that a jet out of Three Sisters there?
11:45:12 <LindaGp> Didn't see it
11:45:24 <ynpvisitor999®> I have no idea on what's where in the three pools, especially North(?) Sister
11:45:42 <BruceJ> Just saw a burst behind the tree where the steam emanates.
11:46:10 <ynpvisitor999®> that's where I saw that jet or burst or whatever it may be :P
11:46:19 <ynpvisitor37> Unfortunately Mugwump is behind the trees
11:46:24 <LindaGp> Inthink sasquatch moved
11:46:35 <BruceJ> he had an itch.
11:46:36 <LindaGp> 😉
11:46:53 <CraigC> LOL
11:47:29 <ynpvisitor999®> Bulger ie
11:49:40 <Jake> Oblong looks hot
11:49:41 <Steph> Ok friends, off to Ikea. Hope to see you later this afternoon!
11:49:58 <ynpvisitor999®> hope you don't get lost in there :P
11:50:08 <ynpvisitor999®> enjoy the meatballs there
11:50:23 <Jake> but I see Oblong is unlikely based on reported activity :(
11:52:49 <LindaGp> Its real quiet
11:53:09 <ynpvisitor999®> lets watch the Anemones :)
11:54:03 <LindaGp> I think this is where they are
11:54:36 <CraigC> is th epicture clearer?
11:54:37 <ynpvisitor999®> that's actually the LS area, Anemones are a bit further to the left, in line with Improbable
11:54:41 <CraigC> the picture
11:54:43 <ynpvisitor37> now they are on far left of the screen, maybe move left
11:54:58 <ynpvisitor37> closer to Plume bench
11:55:08 <ynpvisitor37> there you go
11:58:55 <ynpvisitor999®> AB
12:03:49 <Jake> my takeaway from the little cam viewing I've done today is that Daisy will frequently go unseen
12:04:12 <ynpvisitor37> we've been catching it quite a bit, it is a good view
12:04:23 <BruceJ> Jake, distractions, distractions!
12:04:51 <ynpvisitor37> Castle steam plays havoc with it at times
12:05:01 <LindaGp> Some days we get quite a few but OF interferes 🙄
12:05:22 <ynpvisitor999®> I think it has to do with Daisy currently going far before or early in its window. If the predicted interval were to be decresed, I do think we'd log them a lot more
12:05:35 <ynpvisitor999®> decreased*
12:05:54 <ynpvisitor999®> Same goes for Riverside actually
12:07:19 <LindaGp> Straight back in opening is grove, we saw it steaming the other night
12:09:35 <ynpvisitor45> when did streaming finally resume?
12:09:37 <ynpvisitor999®> AL
12:10:08 <ynpvisitor45> what is AL #999
12:10:25 <ynpvisitor999®> Anemone-Little
12:10:38 <ynpvisitor999®> likewise AB for Anemone-Big
12:11:27 <ynpvisitor45> unless referenced before using initials, no one will know what you are posting
12:11:28 <LindaGp> Lc
12:11:41 <LindaGp> Marmot
12:11:56 <BruceJ> The focus looks better by the minute.
12:12:12 <LindaGp> Maybe not on lc
12:12:40 <LindaGp> Certain light conditions helps focus
12:12:57 <Jake> I'll have to work on predictions. It's the simplest way I can help cam ops capture eruptions other than write some code to take over the cam and swing it back and forth every 2 minutes like a madman
12:13:17 <BruceJ> Yeah, could be just the dimmer light causes the iris in the camera to widen and lose the depth of field.
12:13:57 <ChrisO> hey the orange fence is here
12:14:15 <LindaGp> Jake, plus we are behind today because cam was down
12:14:17 <BruceJ> Jake, right now the only window we're in is Lion (maybe.)
12:14:44 <LindaGp> OF soon
12:15:02 <ynpvisitor37> then Grand
12:15:06 <LindaGp> Frozen
12:15:28 <Betty> did you see the bw closure at the fork up to Ear is gone? means the loop is open :-)
12:15:42 <ynpvisitor999®> couple of suggestions: Riverside's predicted interval to 6h00m±24m (as of late there are only a few which surpass 6h24m - it's actually hanging around 6h05m for long and 5h50m for short mode) and for Daisy around 2h25m (this seems to be about the middleground for it at the moment)
12:15:42 <ynpvisitor37> we saw people there a while ago
12:15:46 <ynpvisitor107> Good News
12:16:21 <Betty> white x
12:16:21 <ynpvisitor45> back loop was going to open as soon as they replaced the damaged boardwalk
12:16:22 <LindaGp> Circle here
12:16:26 <ynpvisitor37> Bill said they only needed to replace a few boards, they must have gotten them replaced
12:16:46 <Betty> nice
12:16:48 <ynpvisitor45> sounded like trail to Solitary would stay closed
12:16:57 <LindaGp> Back
12:17:18 <LindaGp> Maybe not
12:17:22 <ynpvisitor37> not sure if we can zoom on that
12:17:55 <Jake> "OF Webcam is TROUBLED" I haven't seen that on this page before lol
12:18:09 <Betty> I did
12:18:30 <ynpvisitor999®> Seems like grabbing the crank didn't help. Sigh
12:18:36 <BruceJ> Needs a psychoanalyst
12:18:53 <ynpvisitor37> did it say that instead of OF Webcam is DOWN?
12:19:07 <ChrisO> perfectly clear day with minimal wind...sounds like they need an ISP that is WAD lol
12:19:10 <Betty> now it is down
12:19:14 <ynpvisitor45> so is park open today?
12:19:18 <BruceJ> I'm getting the standard X
12:19:22 <ynpvisitor37> tomorrow park opens
12:19:35 <ynpvisitor37> lots of employees about today
12:19:41 <ynpvisitor999®> and there it is again
12:19:51 <ynpvisitor37> now I have stream and the X again
12:19:57 <ynpvisitor45> so it is employees that we are seeing on boardwalk today
12:20:12 <ynpvisitor999®> and down again
12:20:23 <ynpvisitor20> Stillnot working
12:20:25 <ynpvisitor37> yes, mostly.
12:21:19 <ynpvisitor45> got the text for beehive, but didn't know streaming was working, so didn't watch it
12:21:21 <LindaGp> Up for now
12:21:50 <ynpvisitor35> up and down, but we are seeing something different.
12:22:11 <ynpvisitor35> focus seems better
12:23:34 <ynpvisitor88> Looks like higher contrast?
12:23:48 <ynpvisitor88> Or maybe its just that the sun is finally shining
12:23:57 <BruceJ> Better lighting. Not so flat and brighter.
12:23:58 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder how far we can zoom in without it becoming blurry once again
12:24:57 <ynpvisitor35> Trees have needles instead of just a blur.
12:25:29 <ynpvisitor35> I see rocks
12:25:36 <LindaGp> Zoom to there without blur
12:26:07 <BruceJ> That's pretty good definition today.
12:26:43 <LindaGp> Im zooming exactly the same so I think light helps
12:26:52 <ynpvisitor999®> How's Lion doing?
12:27:53 <BruceJ> So, Linda - how many presets do you have to work with?
12:28:20 <Eric> Focus seems better!
12:28:25 <LindaGp> 14
12:28:38 <BruceJ> Wow! 14! What luxury!
12:29:01 <BruceJ> Eric, I think the brighter light means a smaller iris in the camera and better sharpness.
12:29:02 <Eric> Park service is putting up fence around OF BW
12:29:06 <LindaGp> We had quite a few on old cam
12:29:13 <ynpvisitor35> But when someone screams lion, what number do you use?
12:29:26 <Eric> It's true Bruce...but they also might have fixed a setting
12:29:31 <BruceJ> A fence?
12:29:39 <LindaGp> Froze
12:29:51 <Eric> Yes, same thing they did last year until BW was finished
12:30:21 <LindaGp> Lost cam
12:30:22 <BruceJ> I agree Eric - a fixed setting of, say, 500 yards would be about right.
12:30:40 <LindaGp> Yay Of
12:30:53 <Eric> Found cam
12:31:00 <Eric> Nice looking OF
12:31:11 <LindaGp> It just cam back with OF
12:31:13 <BruceJ> Awww, that's pretty :-)
12:31:14 <ynpvisitor999®> looks good on static
12:31:45 <Eric> Weird...don't see it on static
12:31:50 <ynpvisitor37> not on my static,
12:32:25 <ynpvisitor37> I did once I clicked on static
12:32:28 <ynpvisitor37> very odd
12:32:59 <LindaGp> Next is grand and lion watch
12:32:59 <ynpvisitor999®> static probably hadn't refreshed on your side yet
12:33:12 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm fairly certain Lion already went
12:33:16 <Eric> Guess not
12:33:30 <ynpvisitor999®> if not, it has probably ended its series
12:33:34 <ynpvisitor35> Don't forget poor Daisy
12:33:41 <BruceJ> Lion had not gone by the time we switched to OF.
12:33:45 <Jake> and Aurum
12:33:53 <LindaGp> ☹ well OF has to have its time
12:34:01 <Jake> and Peanut Pool
12:34:02 <ynpvisitor999®> unfortunately
12:34:03 <BruceJ> I know- this is prime season for Aurum
12:34:18 <Eric> Glad BijouM got one this morning
12:35:00 <ynpvisitor999®> Guess I'm wrong then
12:35:00 <LindaGp> Lion
12:35:11 <BruceJ> could be time for another Aurum.
12:35:17 <ynpvisitor999®> still, would've liked it if I caught it from the start
12:37:39 <ynpvisitor999®> up next is Grand, as well as Daisy assuming 2h20m intervals
12:37:56 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy would actually be in window already
12:38:38 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
12:38:48 <Eric> Nice
12:39:00 <Eric> Now we are getting some baselines for opening tomorrow
12:39:14 <Betty> yeah
12:39:28 <BruceJ> So that was at least the sixth Lion in series, since 0937 was not the initial.
12:40:03 <ynpvisitor35> Daisy zoom woul dbe a good test
12:40:05 <Eric> afternoon NG would be nice :-D
12:40:20 <LindaGp> This weak isn't it?
12:40:23 <Eric> Good idea 35
12:40:32 <BruceJ> Yeah, a nice big major NG would really cap off the day!
12:40:32 <Eric> can we get a zoom zoom
12:40:58 <LindaGp> After this is will blur
12:41:02 <ynpvisitor35> You want a Subaru?
12:41:13 <Eric> The zoom toward OF was pretty sharp
12:41:17 <ynpvisitor999®> honestly just go as zoomed in as you can go, even if it becomes blurry. Am curious as to how far the cam wants to zoom
12:41:32 <Jake> zoom zoom was Mazda
12:41:40 <Eric> zoom zoom zoom
12:41:49 <ynpvisitor35> Looks fuzzy
12:41:49 <Eric> Is that max?
12:42:02 <LindaGp> Max
12:42:05 <Eric> That looks like digital zoom to me
12:42:11 <Eric> see how large the pixelation is
12:42:40 <Eric> I know the camera has 20x optical and can take that up 12x to 240x total with digital
12:42:43 <ynpvisitor35> yuk, time for sprinkler
12:42:46 <ynpvisitor999®> hm, cam definitely needs more work done on autofocus, rather than relying on digital zoom
12:42:51 <LindaGp> That was a weak daisy wasnt it?
12:42:53 <Eric> Thanks Linda
12:43:01 <Eric> Was pretty strong early
12:43:18 <ynpvisitor999®> actually fairly average, Linda.
12:43:43 <Eric> And down
12:43:47 <Jake> Daisy isn't know for much variation in size and strength
12:43:54 <BruceJ> I think it's not the autofocus, rather, as Eric suggested, it is currently at some fixed focus designed to show off OF and the others are afterthoughts.
12:44:21 <ynpvisitor999®> though to me it did look like Daisy was umming and arring about whether to go or not fairly early into the eruption
12:44:23 <LindaGp> Comparing to old if I go beyond a little less than 3/4 of way it loses focus
12:45:48 <ynpvisitor999®> I wonder if we can see Grotto's formation through the trees
12:45:51 <BruceJ> Later folks - have to earn a paycheck! have fun :-)
12:45:58 <Eric> bye Bruce
12:45:59 <ynpvisitor999®> cya Bruce
12:46:02 <LindaGp> BruceJ, bye
12:46:46 <Eric> 5 weeks until I get there! Woot
12:49:41 <ynpvisitor999®> Grotto?
12:50:04 <LindaGp> Bee at me to it, yes I think grotto
12:50:35 <LindaGp> *beat
12:56:28 <LindaGp> ynpvisitor999®, when's the next lion?
12:57:46 <ynpvisitor999®> I think 1545±5m
12:58:05 <LindaGp> Ok thx
12:59:00 <LindaGp> Hope grand goes before then, well be dealing with OF again around 16:00
12:59:18 <ynpvisitor37> we need some short Grand intervals again
12:59:44 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand could be any minute now, if I have to believe the most recent closed intervals
13:00:46 <ynpvisitor37> I see a couple of 7's in there, so not so sure about imminent
13:01:27 <LindaGp> Yea there have been a few, so we'll see
13:02:54 <ynpvisitor98> anyone gonna log Grotto?
13:02:58 <ynpvisitor37> looks Turbany now
13:04:18 <LindaGp> I'll enter
13:04:36 <ynpvisitor98> TY
13:08:42 <ynpvisitor999®> looks very Grotto-like now. Wasn't sure earlier, because it could've been Grotto Fountain too
13:11:25 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am ready
13:11:54 <Betty> hi
13:12:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> theres no X and the steam is moving. who broke it?
13:12:05 <ynpvisitor999®> afternoon Graham
13:12:20 <Betty> Dave
13:12:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> of course he did
13:12:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> hello all
13:13:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> he better be rooting for the CAPS this evening
13:13:45 <Betty> bulger ie
13:16:27 <ynpvisitor7> Bpeeps
13:16:37 <ynpvisitor7> Lol
13:16:39 <GO STEAMBOAT> cam having focus problems even on wide views?
13:17:48 <LindaGp> Looks in focus to me
13:18:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> seems to be searching in and out a little for me
13:18:51 <LindaGp> I don't see that
13:20:00 <ynpvisitor98> Linda, probably Grotto should be ns at best
13:20:02 <GO STEAMBOAT> must be my autofocus
13:20:33 <ynpvisitor45> that is what Linda put
13:20:41 <LindaGp> I have to say that the cam itself looks alot better,, the old could be difficult to see. Very pixelated.
13:20:48 <ynpvisitor45> another person put the 1449 Grotto
13:21:17 <ynpvisitor98> i see Jarno has it as exact start
13:21:22 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand
13:21:28 <ynpvisitor45> Grand
13:21:35 <Eric> Nice
13:21:37 <Casey> boom
13:21:46 <Betty> did we see waves?
13:21:48 <Eric> Looked like Giant back there too at first :-P
13:21:56 <Dave from B™> Made it back just in time
13:22:35 <Eric> ohh, that is Grotto
13:23:18 <Eric> ohh, that might have been a rocket since we were 1/2 hour in?
13:23:45 <ynpvisitor999®> I'd imagine Rocket would produce a larger steam plume
13:24:05 <ynpvisitor98> probably too early for Rocket
13:24:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> i wonder if Grotto Fountain is still active
13:24:54 <Eric> Can't wait until we start getting better at reading this cam view
13:25:26 <ynpvisitor98> Groto Ftn not posted with Andrew's Grotto start this morning.
13:25:41 <ynpvisitor37> no mention of Grotto Ftn from Andrew
13:26:08 <ynpvisitor98> G ftn needs a longer interval between grottos
13:27:17 <ynpvisitor999®> not really - it used to precede almost every Grotto, whatever the interval if I recall correctly
13:28:00 <ynpvisitor999®> 6½m
13:29:21 <ynpvisitor999®> 8m
13:29:38 <ynpvisitor37> pause
13:29:45 <ynpvisitor999®> 2nd
13:29:49 <LindaGp> 2
13:29:52 <Eric> nice
13:29:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> am i the only one seeing camera movement? not asking for it to be moved, just curious
13:29:56 <Enrico> Yea! waiting in lag mode
13:30:05 <Enrico> it's wiggling
13:30:10 <Casey> I'm seeing it as well
13:30:14 <ynpvisitor37> not the most impressive 2nd yet I'll take it
13:30:15 <Eric> That is digital shifting I think
13:30:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> they need to turn it off
13:30:36 <Dave from B™> GS, are you rested up for tonight's game?
13:30:40 <Eric> artifacts of compression
13:30:43 <LindaGp> GO STEAMBOAT, Im not seeing it on cam or my stream
13:30:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> i think my bruises have healed :)
13:30:53 <Jake> I only see the shifting on the bottom and top thirds
13:30:55 <ynpvisitor999®> pause?
13:31:00 <ynpvisitor37> CAPS will be defeated
13:31:02 <GO STEAMBOAT> you ready to sit back, relax, and watch it play out?
13:31:26 <ChrisO> 8 mph winds
13:31:33 <Eric> The long pause
13:31:48 <Dave from B™> Birthday dinner celebration, I'll be relaxing all evening and probably opening up my 2018 and 2019 editions of the Yellowstone History Magazine
13:31:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> looks like a C so far
13:32:17 <Eric> Yep...sure isn't Q
13:32:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> you need to go there and make history
13:32:22 <LindaGp> GO STEAMBOAT, you are right I can see it on GT stream
13:32:40 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand's done. Really hoped for more when b2 ended with still a fair amount of time left before the tenth minute hit
13:32:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> so i can cancel my eye exam?
13:32:48 <ynpvisitor98> last year Gr Ftn only even filled if there was a long interval btwn. who knows what it is doing now. years ago it sometimes preceded Grotto but not always
13:33:31 <LindaGp> GO STEAMBOAT, yes
13:33:48 <GO STEAMBOAT> well there were two sightings when i was there, 2GF and 2Grotto starts
13:34:08 <Jake> looking at angles on Google Maps, Grotto Ftn and Grotto would appear on opposite sides of Bijou
13:34:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> way
13:34:47 <Eric> Weather is getting nice enough for new map :-D
13:34:56 <Eric> hopefully we can get the image slightly sharper
13:35:09 <Jake> I used the "measure distance" tool in satellite view
13:35:34 <Eric> Makes sense Jake
13:35:44 <GO STEAMBOAT> you need a new satellite, they are on the same aide of Bijou...Oblong is on the other side
13:35:46 <Eric> Grotto is slightly left of Bijou
13:35:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> or Solstice
13:36:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> need to see that map
13:36:22 <Jake> Graham, you're thinking of the reflected cam view off the mirror above Daisy
13:36:42 <GO STEAMBOAT> agree Grottoleft of Bijou from the cam view
13:37:35 <Eric> grotto fountain is to the riverside of bijou
13:37:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> oh that view Jake .. i do like to be able to see into SPlendids pool with it
13:37:55 <CraigC> here is a map with rulers, but you'd have to zoom in to show it
13:37:57 <CraigC>
13:38:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> wow i would never have thought it would be on that side
13:39:56 <Dave from B™> Don't believe them, Graham:)
13:40:14 <Jake>
13:40:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> interesting so F&M is right of Grand
13:41:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> at least it confirms Artemisia is right above Oblong
13:41:23 <Jake> F&M barely right of Grand
13:42:55 <Kat> Hi all!
13:43:00 <CraigC> hey Kat
13:43:02 <ynpvisitor999®> afternoon Kat
13:43:04 <Dave from B™> I would have never guessed F&M is right of Grand
13:43:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> thanks .. so i would look for Grotto Fountain right above Bijou steam
13:43:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe a little right :)
13:43:29 <Jake> Artemisia: right of Sawmill, just right of Oblong
13:43:30 <Steph> Hi!
13:43:34 <Kat> :) Evening here - but it's all the same!
13:43:45 <CraigC> hey Steph
13:43:46 <Jake> Artemisia: left of Grotto
13:43:53 <Kat> I took the cam for Linda.
13:44:02 <Steph> CraigC, hi!
13:44:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah Jake, we saw Artie and for general reference its puffy steam right above Oblong steam
13:44:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> nothing else there that can create that much steam
13:44:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> thanks for the info
13:44:34 <Jake> oh neat, maybe can see it all summer too
13:44:38 <ynpvisitor999®> LC ie
13:45:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> the time is on GT if you want to check the replay :)
13:47:25 <Eric> arty lines up perfectly with bulger
13:48:07 <Eric> If you are looking for a closer visible landmark
13:48:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am having trouble quickly finding bulger as it blends in .. i know where it is but whenever i look i am usually looking in the wrong place
13:48:31 <Eric> Use the BW loop
13:48:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> usually looking too far left
13:48:55 <Jake> it's easy, it's right below Artemisia
13:48:57 <Eric> You can follow the BW up from river and find that clump of trees
13:48:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah i know .. just brin isnt working right for it
13:49:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> thanks Jake :)
13:49:10 <Jake> u hv good brin
13:49:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> and to the left of GF
13:49:24 <Eric> Jake is always super supportive :-P
13:49:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> are you going to the park this year Jake?
13:49:53 <Jake> probably, nothing definite
13:50:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> is your daughter keeping you busy?
13:50:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> how old now?
13:50:48 <Jake> she is 1 year
13:51:05 <Dave from B™> only 17 more to go:)
13:51:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> fun.......
13:52:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> hope you get some park time
13:52:12 <Jake> she is an explorer so we'd have to invest in one of those leashes for YNP
13:52:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> i wonder who she got that from?
13:52:32 <Eric> Not a leash!
13:52:36 <Dave from B™> Parker had to have one as well
13:53:01 <Eric> Leather and chains!
13:53:02 <Dave from B™> WAit until she figures out she can bite your hand
13:53:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> you dont need a leash Eric ... well maybe you do
13:53:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> is it 5 weeks today or tomorrow Eric?
13:55:01 <Eric> Tomorrow
13:55:18 <Eric> Going to leave early Friday morning and get there Friday evening
13:55:52 <GO STEAMBOAT> how long is the drive?
13:55:54 <Eric> When does the lodge open? I need to call them to get my cabin :-P
13:56:24 <Eric> about 13-14 hours
13:56:24 <GO STEAMBOAT> you can heckin late too .....
13:56:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> or checkin even
13:57:06 <Casey> OF
13:57:07 <Eric> OF
13:57:17 <Eric> I am driving with a buddy, so we can tag team the drive.
13:57:19 <GO STEAMBOAT> at least you have a lot of daylight for the drive
13:57:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> ah, thats good
13:57:41 <Eric> Half the cost of lodging too :-D win/win
13:57:52 <LindaG> Yay OF
13:58:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> has he been to the park before?
13:58:19 <Eric> Nope...yellowstone virgin
13:58:20 <ynpvisitor999®> Looks like chat program dislikes me very much - it didn't even show the latest messages until I sent one (which ultimately didn't appear)
13:58:52 <Eric> He is a writer his plan is to sit on the BW, watch geysers and write
13:58:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> does he know the only think to see is geysers?
13:59:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> ah good
13:59:24 <Dave from B™> Jarno, Eric is working on a program here that only posts relevant posts. I'm very much against it:)
13:59:25 <Eric> He doesn't care...he wants to hike and write...super easy going guy. Pretty much has to be to put up with me!
13:59:48 <Eric> Hmm, guess the filter isn't working yet Dave :-P
13:59:54 <ynpvisitor999®> you should drop him off at Norris :P
14:00:03 <Dave from B™> Keep trying, Eric!
14:00:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> where is Jarno anyway, he hasnt posted for hours
14:00:28 <Jake> bye all
14:00:32 <Eric> I hope we will both be sitting at Norris for a few days!
14:00:33 <ynpvisitor999®> bye Jake
14:00:36 <Dave from B™> look aBOVE!
14:00:38 <Eric> Bye Jake
14:00:45 <Kat> Bye Jake
14:00:55 <Dave from B™> Bye Jake
14:00:59 <Betty> bye Jake, hi Kat
14:01:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> Bye Jake
14:01:08 <Kat> Hi Betty
14:01:08 <Eric> are funny GS
14:27:07 <Betty> doublet looks great
14:28:30 <Joe> Next Daisy ~ 1700 based on past intervals
14:35:15 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside ie
14:35:50 <Joe> You see Riverside?
14:36:01 <ynpvisitor999®> yep, that plume behind the trees
14:36:03 <Joe> Yep there it is
14:36:03 <Ryan(> i saw it
14:36:18 <ynpvisitor999®> short mode interval it seems
14:37:28 <Joe> Anyone have an idea of where F&M would appear in this view?
14:38:22 <ynpvisitor999®> Grotto's done
14:38:25 <ynpvisitor999®> I think
14:38:33 <ynpvisitor999®> whole area there is quiet
14:38:49 <Dave from B™> Time to party. Have a great evening everyone!
14:38:56 <ynpvisitor999®> have fun Dave
14:38:58 <Joe> Bye Dave
14:39:33 <Dave from B™> Joe, the answer to your question is in todays log. It was discussed an hour or so ago
14:40:09 <Joe> Thanks Dave, and enjoy your party
15:00:41 <Eric> Joe, I believe Jake lined it out on maps and F&M would appear slightly to the right of Grand
15:01:10 <Joe> Thanks Eric
15:02:45 <Kat> Daisy
15:03:16 <Joe> Bijou? Steam?
15:03:27 <Ryan(> I think its very possible to see F&M water here
15:03:48 <Eric> Not sure about that Ryan
15:04:08 <Eric> It's slight too far to the right, I think the ridge behind grand will block it
15:04:17 <Joe> F&m should be fun .n cam
15:06:06 <Ryan(> Fan, maybe, given its ange. Mortar is possible
15:06:26 <Ryan(> Either way I think that itll be plainly obvious if we see it
15:06:32 <Eric> an easy mark for F&M....that bush/tree that is closest to the river on the lower right side of the screen right now
15:06:52 <Eric> I agree with that Ryan...nothing else lines up with it from this angle
15:07:16 <Ryan(> and the character. Big chaotic explosion of steam
15:08:00 <Eric> You are making me drool a little Ryan....I :heart: F&M!
15:08:23 <Betty> hi Ryan
15:08:43 <Ryan(> Yeah nothing really compares to it. It was my first "rare" geyser
15:08:47 <Eric> I want to see it more times!
15:08:56 <Ryan(> Hiya Betty
15:09:00 <Ryan(> How many, Eric?
15:09:10 <Eric> 1 MILLION more :-D
15:09:27 <Ryan(> I mean how many have you seen? lol
15:09:35 <Eric> I have only seen it the middle of a lightning storm!
15:09:58 <Ryan(> Yowza, I've had four in four different conditions lol
15:09:58 <Eric> It was pretty epic...but hard to see when rain is going sideways on you
15:10:09 <Betty> only 1 for me too. it was amazing
15:10:22 <Ryan(> cloudy, backlit sunset, full sunlight, and wind blowing into our faces
15:10:31 <Betty> I had best sunshine
15:10:33 <Eric> Fan definitely dominated my eruption
15:10:45 <Eric> More was obscured by the storm
15:10:52 <Ryan(> The backlit sunset was the second most amazing eruption ive ever seen
15:10:54 <Eric> and the chaos
15:11:05 <Betty> mine started with Mortar... no lock
15:11:25 <Ryan(> All three of mine started from a lock, one I got it IE
15:11:38 <Eric> I caught it on my first real sit...called in the lock solo :-D
15:11:57 <Ryan(> I still cant believe the one I saw this summer, I got to call it.
15:12:12 <Ryan(> "Were fifteen into river, water levels arent good."
15:12:21 <Ryan(> "Twenty in, holding steady."
15:12:31 <Ryan(> "I... think this is what some people call a lock."
15:12:41 <Ryan(> "Yeah, no, its totally a lock, 13:07"
15:13:00 <Betty> :-)
15:13:37 <Ryan(> Polly, Tom, and I were stunned. Tom went to the bathroom and called over "As I walk to the john I feel obliged to note that Main Vent is splashing."
15:14:19 <y> You're welcome.
15:14:46 <Ryan(> TC that you?
15:14:52 <y> Yep.
15:14:59 <Ryan(> Holy crap, hi!
15:15:17 <y> Greetings
15:15:20 <Ryan(> Second most exciting day that week :D
15:15:25 <Betty> lol, fun
15:15:29 <y> lol
15:16:03 <Ryan(> Micah sent me a copy of the 9/17 video, he did me proud in ruining your background noise.
15:16:14 <y> Say, you know any of the folks that got stuck cave diving yesterday?
15:16:38 <Ryan(> I know the people who organized the rescue.
15:16:53 <y> Yeah, I kinda had to stop filming SB to go see if he was ok.
15:17:08 <Ryan(> Not the divers, that said I got to see the video one of the rescuers shot when they surfaced. Pulled a bit at the heart strings.
15:17:14 <Eric> haha...I thought he was going to go into cardiac arrest at Giant :-P
15:17:47 <Ryan(> Two sets of hands splashing and the crowd erupted. Pretty amazing.
15:18:43 <y> Thought of you when I saw that story.
15:19:25 <y> Enough things can go wrong underground without adding scuba gear & zero visibility.
15:20:48 <Ryan(> Yeah, I have had close calls but thankfully nothing that wouldve resulted in death. Mostly just long/painful exits.
15:21:49 <Eric> You come here often Tom?
15:22:25 <y> I'll check the logs occasionally.
15:23:45 <y> When I'm looking at the graohs.
15:24:07 <y> Or graphs.
15:25:25 <y> Planning for tomorrow ATM.
15:26:27 <Eric> Nice! Lori will be there too I believe
15:26:50 <Betty> time for sleep, night all
15:26:51 <Eric> Glad the graphs here are helpful :-D
15:26:54 <Eric> Night Betty
15:27:37 <Eric> might be a little sluggish for a bit, Will is moving some data around on the server.
15:28:01 <y> Oh, they absolutely are. Thanks for that.
15:28:04 <Eric> I think the inn has a bug problem...that is a lot of bee/bugs swarming in front of the camera
15:28:23 <ynpvisitor999®> that's going to be interesting, moving all kinds of data around
15:28:25 <Eric> Do you use the porkchop one too?
15:29:37 <y> I do. Not effectively, but to try to see what others are lookong at.
15:30:22 <y> *looking The Dave is strong in here.
15:32:21 <y> I'm curious to see if the PChop thermister is placed weirdly/got moved during Winter.
15:33:36 <y> Or if PChop is falling below ovf
15:34:42 <Eric> Yes, something is a little wonky
15:35:19 <Eric> We have a pretty good crowd at OF this evening
15:35:25 <Eric> over near VEC
15:35:46 <ynpvisitor999®> are they the earlybirds or just staff at the end of their day
15:35:49 <ynpvisitor999®> ?
15:36:00 <Eric> I assume employees
15:54:38 <ynpvisitor999®> and we're back
15:55:08 <Kat> Yeah!
15:55:27 <ynpvisitor37> was the GT server down?
15:55:43 <ynpvisitor999®> supposedly Will was moving some data
15:56:02 <Kat> I entered OF on my phone - wouldn't go on the computer
15:56:15 <ynpvisitor37> thanks, so bizarre after a whole day of on and off cam
15:57:00 <ynpvisitor999®> You might want to add 'wc' to the OF entry, Kat. Unless you made a quick trip to Yellowstone :)
15:57:43 <ynpvisitor37> my GT will not load on my iPhone app or on my phone through GT
15:58:15 <Kat> HAHA - I fixed it. Hey Jarno, your OF needs a wc. Unless you made a quick trip too :)
15:58:36 <ynpvisitor999®> hehe - you didn't see anything :D
15:59:06 <Kat> hehe :p
16:00:07 <ynpvisitor37> expect a big crowd at the West Gate tomorrow
16:00:55 <Kat> Is that Comet in the back?
16:01:08 <ynpvisitor999®> think so?
16:01:45 <Kat> Do you have agood landmarkl for Bulger?
16:01:51 <Kat> *a good
16:01:57 <ynpvisitor999®> I only know that Daisy is about there and that Splendid appears to the left of it if it finally goes
16:03:38 <ynpvisitor999®> I use the boardwalk as a reference point, but if you make a virtual line between Sprinkler and Grotto and then in the middle of that line, you're at approximately Bulger's location
16:04:24 <ynpvisitor999®> that's the theory at least
16:07:38 <Kat> There's a large tree across from Sprinkler - is it the steam above there
16:08:20 <ynpvisitor108> If you want to see where bolger is located go to the ghost YouTube channel and look at the webcam captures for the 15th and 16th of April. It's easily seen. just fast-forward too close to the time it's listed in geyser times
16:09:21 <Kat> Thanks
16:09:38 <ynpvisitor108> Bulger. GOSA
16:12:28 <ynpvisitor999®> Bolger and a ghost youtube channel. Sounds ghastly
16:15:11 <CraigC> A body was found Thursday during a search for a missing hiker who didn’t return home when he was supposed to Wednesday,..... and was found below the Angels Landing trail, Baltrus said in an emailed statement.
16:16:20 <ynpvisitor999®> definitely not something you want to encounter
16:16:27 <ynpvisitor999®> I feel sorry for the family
16:17:23 <ynpvisitor8🍁> That would be a horrible fall
16:36:03 <ynpvisitor999®> AB
16:37:00 <Kat> AB ?
16:37:06 <ynpvisitor999®> Anemone-Big
16:37:22 <LindaG> AB has it's own tree too, little ine to the left
16:37:31 <Kat> I knew that - I must be tired!
16:37:53 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm off for today. Have fun watching the Anemones :)
16:38:05 <LindaG> ynpvisitor999®, bye
16:38:18 <Kat> Thanks - have a good one!
16:40:01 <Steph> ynpvisitor999®, See you, have a good night!
16:40:11 <LindaG> Steph, hi
16:40:25 <Steph> LindaG, HI!!
16:40:41 <LindaG> Steph, having fun?
16:41:07 <Steph> LindaG, yes, you? Are you camop?
16:41:30 <LindaG> Steph, no I was on earlier
16:41:49 <Kat> Hi Steph - I'm on this evening.
16:42:01 <Steph> You guys all do such a great job!
16:42:02 <LindaG> And yes this is always fun 😊
16:42:30 <LindaG> Thx
16:42:34 <Kat> Thanks - we love it! Still trying to get a lay of the land with the new cam!
16:42:56 <Kat> Love this view!
16:43:10 <ynpvisitor113> Bison in the meadow
16:43:33 <ChrisO> sweeeet
16:43:52 <Steph> Thanks to all of you, I feel like I have a better grasp on this view than last one.
16:44:02 <Kat> Was watching a GOSA replay and the bison were flying across the meadow! HeHe
16:44:29 <LindaG> For such a big animal they sure can move
16:44:30 <ynpvisitor113> Someting steamy at the far left where the river goes out of view
16:44:33 <CraigC> bison don't fly, those were ravens
16:44:47 <ynpvisitor113> 12:00 north of the bison
16:45:24 <ynpvisitor113> Did they fix the focus issues?
16:45:46 <Steph> Oooh my goodness that view!!
16:45:59 <Kat> I think they're still working on it.
16:46:12 <LindaG> Old tardy is goi g I thi k
16:46:23 <CraigC> good catch
16:47:21 <ynpvisitor113> Any cam activity in Myriad land?
16:47:54 <ynpvisitor113> Nothing was really active end of last year so doubt we will know much till someone sits on 3 sisters
16:47:59 <LindaG> CraigC, 😊 that's the newest one that I learned
16:48:22 <CraigC> mine is Grove
16:49:03 <LindaG> 👍
16:50:05 <CraigC> bison targets ie
16:52:06 <Kat> Lots of sun!
16:52:33 <CraigC> Cliff Geyser steam is the middle one in the background over the trees
16:53:01 <Steph> I love Cliff and Ragged and Jagged!
16:53:21 <LindaG> CraigC, 👍 so that's my newest new one. Thx
16:53:31 <Kat> :thumbsup:
16:53:35 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
16:53:50 <Kat> It's a thumbs up party!
16:54:02 <CraigC> I plotted that on on Google Earth for reference to any other steam out there
16:54:40 <CraigC> grotto steam
16:55:08 <CraigC> probably erupting, no?
16:55:21 <Steph> Time to take the grand to see the duckies, chickies, and quail at IFA. See you guys tomorrow!
16:55:35 <CraigC> cya Steph
16:55:35 <LindaG> Steph, bye
16:55:49 <LindaG> CraigC, looks strong
16:55:50 <Kat> Bye Steph
16:57:28 <Kat> That would be a really short interval.
16:57:30 <CraigC> I don't know the determining factors that people are using to be able to enter Grotto
16:58:39 <Kat> The last one was only 4 hrs +
16:58:47 <LindaG> I dont either really.
16:59:10 <Kat> I would have to look at a previous eruption on this bview...
16:59:16 <Kat> view
17:00:24 <CraigC> ask that person by spasmodic
17:00:51 <Kat> OK - be right back! :p
17:01:13 <LindaG> Seems like grotto just took off
17:01:47 <CraigC> I don't know those features over there hardly at all, so Ic an't tell the other one going between grotto and grand
17:02:01 <CraigC> is ti bijou?
17:02:16 <LindaG> Bijou is to right of grotto
17:02:32 <LindaG> Low steam
17:03:49 <CraigC> I'm too unfamiliar with those ones in real life visits to identify them behind trees like others do
17:04:30 <Kat> Wish the zoom wasn't so blurred - can't see water.
17:05:00 <LindaG> I know nothing about them but the guys have been pointing them out
17:05:06 <CraigC> grotto and riverside are the only ones I have observed over in that area
17:05:38 <Ryan(> whatever it was it had water
17:05:40 <CraigC> past Grand, that is.... I have seen Grand lots of times
17:05:48 <Ryan(> I'd say it was Grotto
17:06:52 <CraigC> Ryan(, was Bijou steaming just to the right of Grotto?
17:08:14 <Ryan(> Yeah but that much steam isnt Bijou. The only thing that can make that much forceful steam is either Grotto (start), Rocket (major), Grotto Fountain, Or Giant.
17:09:14 <CraigC> right, I thought I saw a separate source of steam besides the prominant one at Grotto location
17:09:21 <ChrisO> has there always been that much water around OF? Or am i just blind?
17:09:39 <CraigC> I think we caught the end of OF
17:10:04 <Ryan> And didnt see it on the static?
17:10:07 <Kat> Not sure
17:10:11 <CraigC> nope, not on static
17:10:23 <CraigC> I didnt have static on
17:10:41 <ChrisO> i was watching static before the camera moved and didnt see it either
17:10:45 <Kat> IT has not gone yet
17:10:59 <Kat> *It
17:11:55 <Ryan> I still havent seen something start on here... guess OF will work
17:12:27 <CraigC> want her to point the cam at Sprinkler?
17:12:49 <Ryan> *start*
17:12:52 <Kat> Sorry- after this!
17:12:53 <CraigC> :)
17:13:04 <CraigC> Kat, I was joking
17:13:14 <ynpvisitor63> Ryan, get your phone fixed?
17:13:15 <Kat> I know that! :)
17:13:19 <Ryan> its ok, were only missing the Giant start
17:13:23 <Ryan> 63, no, Monday
17:13:30 <Ryan> enjoying the lack of a handheld addiction
17:13:47 <CraigC> Ryan, I read about your phone, sorry
17:14:09 <ynpvisitor63> You will know what it was like back in the day when we did not have the silly things. You could write a paper on it.
17:14:40 <ynpvisitor63> We could go left a bit and see Anemone.
17:14:55 <ynpvisitor63> People are so small now.
17:15:16 <Kat> We could...
17:15:18 <Ryan> I remember not having a phone, but I never realized I forgot what not having one was like. Mine was off for 9 days in Cuba last May and it was wonderful
17:16:43 <Ryan> Is there a bees nest near the cam? lol
17:18:44 <Kat> Nice OF
17:19:40 <Ryan> wow
17:20:23 <LindaG> Ryan's first eruption 👍
17:20:36 <Ryan> First start*
17:20:38 <Ryan> lol
17:20:41 <Kat> WOOHOO! :D
17:20:58 <Ryan> :lol:
17:21:08 <LindaG> 😊
17:22:38 <ynpvisitor63> that small person gets around
17:22:45 <Ryan> Little Squirt!!!
17:22:48 <LindaG> AB
17:23:04 <ChrisO> was about to ask which one it was
17:23:15 <Ryan> 1920ie!
17:23:40 <LindaG> I thought that was anemone hmmm
17:24:02 <Ryan> I curled up next to it after seeing Giant, it reminded me to enjoy the little things.
17:24:25 <Ryan> Nope that jetting thing barely in screen is Little Squirt
17:24:37 <LindaG> So the one on right is little squirt
17:24:45 <Kat> Left -Anemone - Right LS
17:24:53 <Ryan> Yup, the only thing in view thats currently erupting.
17:25:36 <Kat> No AB too
17:26:01 <ynpvisitor55> What is right of LS steaming? Bronze spring?
17:26:08 <Ryan> 65,, yes.
17:26:23 <Ryan> The thing youjust saw splashing was Improbable
17:26:53 <Ryan> Big Anemone is very close to the bw.
17:27:05 <LindaG> Improbable is by curved boardwalk right?
17:27:27 <Ryan> Yes, Improbable is where all the steam is coming from.
17:27:37 <LindaG> Ok
17:27:58 <Betty (lurking)> I never saw Bronze doing anything
17:28:01 <Ryan> Big Anemone is almost close enough to the BW to touch it
17:28:10 <Ryan> Bronze steams and rarely erupts
17:28:21 <ChrisO> what is steaming down by the creek/river?
17:28:34 <Ryan> The Chinaman Springs
17:28:48 <ChrisO> ok ty :)
17:29:20 <Betty (lurking)> Bummer we cannot see Blue Star
17:29:53 <Ryan> Can we see downbasin again to see where that steam was from?
17:30:29 <LindaG> Betty (lurking), hi
17:30:46 <Kat> :)
17:31:35 <LindaG> Is that steam from artemesia behind tree back there?
17:32:25 <Ryan> can you zoom in more? Even if its out of focus it helps knowing where "there" is
17:32:55 <Kat> Where L(nda..
17:33:00 <Kat> *Linda
17:33:04 <LindaG> To left ofmgrotto but it's just swiss coming over trees
17:33:15 <LindaG> *swisps
17:33:28 <Ryan> Oh, maybe, could be Atmoizer
17:33:31 <Ryan> Atomizer
17:33:38 <Ryan> Arty is big
17:33:53 <ynpvisitor113> Daisy?
17:34:03 <LindaG> There it ie
17:34:06 <Betty (lurking)> A bit small for arti. I‘m more with Atomizer
17:34:15 <LindaG> *is
17:34:28 <Kat> Daisy
17:34:29 <LindaG> 👍
17:34:39 <Ryan> Can we stay with downbasin wide? Trying to get my bearings.
17:34:48 <Kat> :daisy: :)
17:34:52 <Ryan> I guess Grotto is on short intrervals still
17:35:49 <ynpvisitor113> Kat you can use 1933
17:36:31 <Betty (lurking)> Well , back to sleep.
17:36:37 <Ryan> Old Tardy is ns
17:37:44 <LindaG> I entered
17:37:44 <Ryan> Wow, I just realized how nice Giant will be if it erupts again
17:38:09 <Kat> Thanks 113
17:38:09 <LindaG> Yeah everyone is anticipating that
17:38:10 <Ryan> Old Tardy must have erupted again then. It doesnt erupt for an hour, I think.
17:38:32 <Kat> Ryan - landmark for Old Tardy?
17:39:25 <Ryan> middle tree of the five big trees blocking the BW by spasmodic
17:39:47 <ynpvisitor76> You see Old Tardy erupting? I only see steam
17:40:40 <Ryan> It was erupting. It was small and I thought it was starting, may have been near end. But there were spikes.
17:42:17 <ynpvisitor76> Looks more like something in front of bw, not in the inner loop
17:42:38 <Ryan> Thats... some spring, and its not what I saw
17:42:40 <KittyM*> Ohh, nice light!
17:42:51 <ynpvisitor76> Ok
17:43:03 <Ryan> Terraced Spring?
17:43:30 <ynpvisitor76> No idea about the name
17:43:57 <Ryan> Turban?
17:47:14 <Ryan> Marmot Cave
17:47:37 <LindaG> Go marmot
17:48:06 <Kat> Got it!
17:49:16 <Kat> edited time...
17:51:05 <LindaG> Anemone not sure which
17:51:17 <Kat> BIg
17:51:29 <Ryan> Little
17:51:55 <Kat> Sure?
17:51:58 <LindaG> Both?
17:53:06 <Ryan> Could be both, I saw splashing from Little. Big's eruptions rarely last more than thirty seconds and are big.
17:55:14 <Kat> Changing my entry to Little...
17:59:01 <Kat> This is the wide view I'll leave for the night. Going to sign off back on in the AM. Thanks all for your help!:)
17:59:37 <Kat> Night
17:59:40 <LindaG> Kat, goodnight, c u tommorrow
18:00:08 <Kat> Looking forward to it!
18:00:27 <CraigC> cya Kat]
18:00:35 <CraigC> I'm off, too
18:00:46 <LindaG> CraigC, night
18:00:56 <LindaG> Me too
18:05:58 <ChrisO> doggie on mammoth hot springs static :)
19:14:00 <Joe> Grand
19:15:51 <ynpvisitor36> Thank Joe - beautiful night for gazing.
19:16:43 <Joe> yy, yes a beautiful nigkt for sure
19:16:54 <Joe> YW
19:17:35 <ynpvisitor36> Nooooo not again!
19:18:26 <ynpvisitor36> It came back.
19:35:26 <ynpvisitor116> You better save BH for morning!!!
19:35:59 <ynpvisitor116> Thanks for taking the night shift
20:00:38 <ynpvisitor107> Daisy 2200
20:24:41 <ynpvisitor45> so cam faced down basin, but no Old Faithful eruptions posted
20:26:09 <ynpvisitor107> One towards mornng would be nice for the VC folks