Showing logs for date: 2019-05-15
00:38:35 <ynpvisitor14> Lion ie
04:42:16 <LindaGt> OF is taking its time
04:42:54 <LindaGt> Good morning Joe
04:45:44 <ynpvisitor60> hi Linda I'mon my tablet
04:46:58 <LindaGt> 👍
04:48:24 <ynpvisitor60> daisy at~0520
04:48:41 <LindaGt> Ok
04:50:51 <ynpvisitor60> I expect old faithful in 15-30 min
04:51:37 <LindaGt> 👍
05:01:54 <Kat> Morning Joe and Linda! Just popped on to tell you I'm walking out the door! Talk soon! Have a happy geyser day :)
05:02:36 <Joe> Have agreat trip Kat
05:03:38 <LindaGt> Kat, hey Kat, have a safe trip!
05:05:00 <Joe> Lots of Bee steam in last view
05:05:11 <Kat> Thanks! You'll be hearing from me - WooHoo!:lol:
05:05:34 <LindaGt> Sure you got everything 😉
05:06:20 <Kat> Text me - I'll pull over to watch it hehe! Bye
05:06:48 <LindaGt> 😋
05:07:24 <Kat> OMG Linda I wish I was not so OCD some days! Whatever I forgot will either get bought or I'll do without ! :) Bye!
05:07:40 <LindaGt> Bye!
05:09:08 <Joe> I'll be bouncing between three views, hang on
05:09:57 <LindaGt> No,problem just watching, drinking coffee
05:12:58 <LindaGt> Hey dome
05:14:00 <Joe> Sorry to say we had at least 6 camera dropouts be fore 0203 and none after ???
05:15:28 <LindaGt> Huh, maybe hes working the night shift 😉
05:15:37 <LindaGt> OF
05:16:23 <LindaGt> When did they start, just curios
05:16:49 <Joe> about 1930
05:18:48 <CraigC> hey Linda and Joe
05:19:10 <LindaGt> I was on till 23:00 and didn't have a problem
05:19:18 <LindaGt> Hey craig
05:19:31 <Joe> the were wider spaced more like the century llink droup outs we used to get
05:19:44 <Joe> Hi Craig
05:20:20 <LindaGt> Ok
05:22:06 <LindaGt> Actually I was on till 20:54
05:23:32 <Joe> 19 33 was very short a few sacondsDaisy
05:24:33 <Joe> probably not even noticed on cam
05:25:14 <Joe> same with 1954
05:25:50 <Joe> actualy all 6 were quick
05:27:20 <LindaGt> I dont remember any happening, could they be that quick that I wouldn't see them?
05:28:58 <Joe> Yes these were very quick virtually un noticed
05:29:17 <LindaGt> Ok
05:29:53 <Joe> I notice them because of my ! min error restarting my recorder
05:30:55 <Joe> Watching for Rside
05:32:03 <Joe> Linda you can take the cam any time you want
05:32:55 <LindaGt> Ok I'll take it
05:33:57 <LindaGt> One second want to reboot
05:37:02 <LindaG> Ok I have cam
05:38:04 <Joe> Good
05:44:05 <Joe> Rside may have been ~ 0525 but i'll check a few more times before posting
05:45:27 <ynpvisitor63> Ok
05:47:40 <LindaGp> Lots of steam behind those trees
05:48:54 <Joe> Actualy it was ie 0503
05:50:20 <LindaGp> LC
05:50:35 <LindaGp> Early
05:50:47 <Joe> next Daisy ~0733- 0753
05:51:58 <ynpvisitor13> BH looks pretty quiet
05:52:47 <Joe> Rside was 5h 58 min probaby erupted 10 min eariler in one of it's bimodal eruptions
05:52:55 <LindaGp> Was steaming before
05:54:06 <LindaGp> See steam, not sure about water from bubbler
06:08:57 <Joe> I hope It gets down to Old Faithful area and tries to figure out what is going on, but I have my doubts that they will try, although I would like for them to surprise me
06:09:59 <LindaGp> Well no guess they still have to get new housing. Maybe wait for that and aee.
06:10:25 <LindaGp> *well I guess
06:13:29 <Joe> From their view point cam dropouts are probably not important as they have many other things to do, but from our viewpoint the cam is very important
06:13:39 <LindaGp> :land the resident bison are out grazing
06:14:51 <LindaGp> Sasquatch looks good this morning
06:15:43 <LindaGp> Joe, yeah especially with the season starting
06:15:49 <Joe> yep
06:21:11 <LindaGp> Dome
06:22:21 <LindaGp> LC
06:22:56 <Joe> I realize I may be the only one making noise about the cam to "them'. the general public (where the most input comes from) has probably not even noticed.
06:24:20 <LindaGp> They did ask for input 😊
06:24:37 <ynpvisitor15> if Daisy is missed the Interp staff notices, perhaps they will help with input
06:24:45 <LindaGp> If we don't say anything they may not notice
06:24:59 <ynpvisitor15> that definitely benefits the general public
06:25:40 <LindaGp> Unused tonwatchcam all the time, I knew when it wasn't working
06:26:05 <LindaGp> *I used to watch the cam
06:29:14 <CraigC> I swear I took a picture of Sasquatch from the road perspective and now I can't find it
06:29:31 <LindaGp> Bee quiet, it was steaming last night wonder if it went during night
06:31:20 <CraigC> Joe, I wish you were on FB so you could see the pics I took of grizzly cubs yesterday
06:32:01 <LindaGp> Hmmm I don't think I saw them. Have to Check it out
06:32:02 <Joe> before I would ccopy the camops with my e-mails about the cam being down, but then realized I might be filling their inboxes si I just started sending to DaveK, I figured he could report the events to Tami
06:32:36 <CraigC> here is one of many;
06:33:02 <Joe> Hi Craig, yes I am missing a lot, but I have old man ideas about FB
06:33:18 <LindaGp> That's great. So I guess you like your lense
06:33:41 <CraigC> after this trip, LindaGp, I LOVE the lens
06:33:52 <Joe> WOW!! Craig very nice
06:34:00 <LindaGp> 😊
06:34:23 <CraigC> these cubs were the highlight of the trip for my mom, she got so giddy
06:34:47 <LindaGp> Joe you can restrict your facebook how ever you want.
06:35:04 <LindaGp> That's so nice Craig that she was able to see them
06:35:27 <Joe> In fact I would be very rich if I had not scoffed at Facebook when it made it's IPO
06:36:28 <Joe> Yes Linda I know, but I am one of those tinfoil hat wearers :)
06:36:29 <CraigC> Joe, LOL, I bought in at $27, sold around 95
06:36:38 <LindaGp> I have a big family so facebook allows me to stay in touch
06:36:51 <CraigC> Joe, how about instagram?
06:37:41 <CraigC> my stupid stock move was selling Amazon at $120.... then swallowing my pain years later and buying back in around 1800
06:38:15 <Joe> Craig this site is the only social that I do, and I was very hesitant when I started here
06:38:55 <LindaGp> I could have bought apple at $5 a share. Could is the operative word
06:39:28 <LindaGp> In had to look up tin foil hat. Never heard that before
06:40:07 <Joe> I have never been very 'smart' when it comes to money, thus now living primarily on my SS handout :)
06:42:18 <LindaGp> Money is fickle it comes and goes 😕
06:42:45 <Joe> mine goes :)
06:42:53 <LindaGp> Be back in a minute
06:43:14 <CraigC> I am new to this Imgur site, I will see if I can learn how to create albums, then I can share that instead of single pics
06:43:51 <Joe> Dome static
06:44:22 <LindaGp> Ok
06:45:10 <Joe> yep
06:45:29 <LindaGp> They look like twins
06:45:34 <CraigC> tell me if this shows 19 pics;
06:46:09 <LindaGp> Same as last one and not 19
06:47:28 <Joe> just one Cub standing
06:47:48 <CraigC> ok
06:53:31 <CraigC> ughhh, I created an album, but don't see how to link to the entire album... not impressed with user friendliness of Imgur
06:53:42 <LindaGp> OF
06:54:19 <LindaGp> Pretty agaimst dark sky
06:55:09 <Cooper> Good Morning
06:55:28 <LindaGp> Cooper, hi
06:58:14 <LindaGp> Good luck on daisy, yikes
06:58:41 <Cooper> Hows Beehive doing?
07:00:03 <LindaGp> It was very quiet
07:01:23 <Joe> Dasiy will be unmistakable at this temp and humidity in about 30 min more or less
07:02:37 <LindaGp> 👍
07:09:36 <Teri> gm all; the downbasin view with this morning's steam would be a perfect template for a new identifying guide
07:10:36 <Teri> is the background steam to the right of the grand complex, riverside?
07:11:02 <LindaGp> Riverside went
07:11:31 <Teri> gm Linda!; yes, but I don't know where to look for it yet
07:12:24 <LindaGp> Teri, good morning Teri. Just about where there is no steam to right of grand
07:12:38 <Cooper> yes I think it is right of grand
07:12:42 <LindaGp> Tonight of dread trees
07:12:47 <LindaGp> To right
07:12:59 <Teri> ok, tks
07:13:17 <Teri> farthest background right
07:14:32 <LindaGp> Wish i could point 😉
07:15:11 <Teri> I was thinking that, lol; give cam op's a pointer, but only for chat, lol;
07:15:33 <LindaGp> 😊
07:16:49 <LindaGp> I also wish i could type lol just reread my msg
07:16:49 <Dave from B™> Good morning
07:17:18 <Dave from B™> ERic has talked about a pointer/Madden telestrator of some sort
07:18:13 <Teri> Fan and Mortar would be interesting with the new cam (?)
07:18:22 <LindaGp> Spot is centered teri
07:18:55 <Teri> tks, so way right
07:19:46 <LindaGp> See where the dead tree tops are just right of that
07:20:30 <LindaGp> About where right side ends
07:20:35 <Teri> the group to the right of Grand or the single dead one farther right?
07:21:06 <LindaGp> Single dead one is closest
07:21:07 <Teri> ok, so the farthest "single" dead top
07:21:44 <Teri> ok, tks
07:21:50 <LindaGp> Yes. Sometimes you see just wisps to begin with. Once it comes up youll know
07:22:32 <Teri> one of my favorites; caught it the last two trips
07:22:33 <Joe1> Teri Riverside location
07:23:40 <LindaGp> Tks joe
07:23:46 <Teri> tks Joe, just saved the image
07:23:58 <Joe> yw
07:24:34 <Dave from B™> Like SB, I think the sow and 3 COY is worth a trip to YNP by itself
07:25:03 <Teri> SB is totally worth it
07:25:12 <Teri> the cubs were your bonus!
07:25:13 <LindaGp> Dave from B™, good morning
07:25:14 <Cooper> agreed
07:25:37 <Joe> Good morning 'Steamboat Dave'
07:25:52 <Dave from B™> Morning Joe
07:25:59 <LindaGp> 😊
07:26:05 <Teri> SB Dave, nice, lol
07:26:46 <Dave from B™> One other magical moment. As I reached my car along the gibbon after SB bike ride, I heard a huge chorus of frogs. They were so loud. That's not something I hear in Blgs very often. It was fun.
07:26:52 <LindaGp> Lc
07:27:47 <Joe> nice Dave, the frogs were congratulating you
07:28:29 <Dave from B™> I had to take a video it was so loud.
07:29:04 <LindaGp> I've done that
07:30:06 <Joe> Daisy soooon
07:30:38 <LindaGp> I'm rready 😊
07:32:08 <Joe> Daisy average 2h 15 min it is now 2h 9min
07:36:26 <LindaGp> Dome
07:37:59 <Joe> You will notice Daisy
07:38:33 <CraigC> I think we'll had back to the bear cubs again this morning
07:39:09 <Joe> nice Craig very enjoyable
07:39:26 <Dave from B™> Just think the crowd those bears will have if they stick around until Memorial Day
07:39:30 <CraigC> Dave from B™, cool meeting you, Dave... my poor mom, she has totally lost it, besides asking 15 times how I knew that Dave guy, she said "he is a handsome guy"
07:39:42 <LindaGp> CraigC, didn't realize you where still there. Is mom doing better?
07:39:59 <Dave from B™> CraigC, you might want to take her to the optometrist
07:40:01 <LindaGp> CraigC, lol
07:40:03 <CraigC> LindaGp, mom is having a blast because of the bears
07:40:28 <LindaGp> Great!
07:40:28 <CraigC> laters folks, we're off to more adventures
07:40:29 <Joe> Isn't roaring mountain where they feed on moths in the spring
07:40:33 <Dave from B™> It was nice meeting you CraigC. What dates are you in the park on your next trip?
07:41:05 <Dave from B™> Joe, no. That secret spot is just outside the park near the SE corner of Yellowstone
07:41:26 <Dave from B™> And, I think it is in the fall but not sure about that
07:41:32 <Joe> Ah! ok thanks Dave
07:42:15 <Dave from B™> New phone alert: Deputies are tracking a bear in Laurel....12 miles from my office!
07:42:29 <Teri> shelter in place!
07:43:00 <Dave from B™> Hope he doesn't like fish
07:43:30 <LindaGp> Bulgee
07:43:40 <LindaGp> Or bulger
07:43:46 <LindaGp> Daisy
07:43:50 <Joe> Daisy
07:44:19 <LindaGp> I noticed it a little 😃
07:44:40 <Joe> Yes easy to miss :)
07:44:42 <LindaGp> Bad light and steam
07:45:06 <LindaGp> Lion Or on bulger
07:45:13 <LindaGp> Ignore that
07:45:16 <Dave from B™> Daisy has been very consistent
07:45:51 <Joe> Yes 2h 20 min this time
07:49:13 <Joe> Any bets on when the 'camera disturbance machine operator' comes to work??
07:50:06 <LindaGp> I say nine, has a cup of coffee, chats and then freezes the cam
07:50:16 <LindaGp> By 9:30
07:50:53 <Dave from B™> It will be funny if culprit is nailed down to one staffer
07:52:08 <LindaGp> I wonder when his vs action is, well I guess we'll know
07:54:30 <LindaGp> LC
07:55:13 <Joe> I hope the people in Mammoth have alerted the folks at the INN or Ranger Station to try to correlate activities at start, lunch and end of day with cam failure, it should not be too hard
07:55:50 <Dave from B™> Joe, I really hope it is that easy
07:56:01 <LindaGp> Tiny bubbler
07:56:38 <Joe> At this point with only one response to my many E-mails, I don't think they care.
07:57:18 <LindaGp> Dome
08:00:48 <Joe> I care but probably too much, it is my pit bull approach to solving problems :)
08:01:16 <LindaGp> Rightly so
08:01:27 <Dave from B™> Joe, it isn't a bad approach if emails are not combative....and I know they aren't:)
08:04:14 <Joe> E-mails inform of start and stop times and my ideas of what might be happening
08:04:58 <Joe> not combative at all just information
08:06:33 <Joe> I know their job is tough and they do not need more flak than they already get
08:07:44 <LindaGp> So is NG on this side of boardwalk that goes to left or other side?
08:08:14 <Dave from B™> Thanks Joe for sending them reports
08:08:32 <Dave from B™> Linda, it is on this side of bw to Lion
08:09:33 <LindaGp> Ok I thought so. Whenever it goes off I know it is but never check out exact location
08:10:10 <Teri> it might be right where those two people are/were
08:10:19 <Teri> at the bend of the boardwalk
08:11:06 <Teri> I remember checking on it, I think it's close to the bw (I was there near midnight sitting on BH, which didn't go)
08:11:16 <LindaGp> Inthought before white sign, but there is goggle springs too
08:12:18 <LindaGp> So I guess I'm wondering if steam is from goggle springs or NG or both 😊
08:12:23 <Teri> haven't unpacked my G's of Y yet
08:12:35 <Teri> Graham would know
08:14:14 <Osmiumdias> So Joe, what do you think is happening? Radio interference?
08:14:40 <Dave from B™> Linda, are you driving?
08:14:44 <LindaGp> Solitary is going
08:14:48 <LindaGp> Yes
08:15:14 <Dave from B™> If you zoom into NG, GS area, I can try to help
08:15:26 <LindaGp> Steam up on the ridge
08:15:52 <Teri> Missed Solitary last trip with the bw closure after the GH disturbance; wasn't at the OF overlook early enough to get there and back during daylight; Micah warned me it was bear country up there after dark in the Fall
08:17:33 <LindaGp> Dave people by benchnshould be by goggle springs right?
08:17:57 <LindaGp> Ohngotra go to OF
08:18:27 <Joe1> Linda NG
08:19:18 <LindaGp> Thx so it's real close to BW
08:19:46 <Dave from B™> Joe, thanks. So Google Spring is to the left of the erupting NG
08:20:27 <Dave from B™> Benches are in front of Lion
08:20:30 <LindaGp> 👍
08:23:33 <Teri> NG is behind and closer to the bw than GSpr; right in the corner of the intersection of bw's
08:24:26 <LindaGp> Thx Teri,
08:28:20 <Joe> When Graham is in basin he will stand on the BW and post the fills boils and eruptions of NG
08:29:32 <Cooper> Any improvment on BH
08:29:39 <Joe> Hi Cooper
08:30:00 <Cooper> Hi Joe
08:30:07 <LindaGp> Tiny bubbler and some steam
08:30:24 <Cooper> So 9:45hopefully
08:32:46 <LindaGp> May have missed dome
08:33:40 <LindaGp> OF
08:33:56 <Joe> dome 9 min ago on static
08:34:38 <Cooper> great light
08:35:11 <LindaGp> Joe, ok
08:35:27 <Joe> so...Dome 0824 ie static
08:36:54 <LindaGp> Got it
08:36:59 <LindaGp> Thx
08:38:24 <Joe> I'm glad (i think) that I'm obsessed with this cam, it does occupy my time :)
08:39:09 <LindaGp> 😊 me too
08:39:32 <Cooper> Hope the cam does well today
08:39:46 <LindaGp> Gotta have interests keeps ya going
08:41:12 <Ryan> Dave!!
08:41:34 <Dave from B™> Morning Ryan
08:41:46 <LindaGp> Not seeing anything
08:42:27 <Joe> The 'camera disturbance machine operator" has probably just left their dorm and is on their way to work.
08:43:08 <Ryan> Worth the wait?
08:43:29 <LindaGp> 😕
08:43:35 <Cooper> If I haven't yet Dave, congrats on your first SB
08:44:02 <Dave from B™> Definitely. My mood changed quickly. I was beginning to prepare myself for the drive to Gardiner and finding a room and then things escalated quickly
08:44:08 <Dave from B™> Thanks Cooper
08:44:38 <Joe> Dave is now known as...wait for it...STEAMBOAT DAVE
08:44:50 <Ryan> Steves notes indicated it was pretty fas
08:45:16 <LindaGp> Those two are in for the long haul
08:46:18 <Dave from B™> The 4 minors before the pause of activity occurred in about 3-4 minutes
08:46:59 <Ryan> Sounds like big minors, too
08:47:01 <Dave from B™> And, the start time will be changing. I clearly have on my video Steve's time call of 1954.
08:47:17 <ynpvisitor93> :thumbsup:
08:47:27 <ynpvisitor15> :thumbsup:
08:47:28 <Ryan> have you posted your video?
08:47:29 <ynpvisitor93> the trace looked like the start was then
08:47:54 <Dave from B™> They were huge. Even I thought it was a "lock" after the 4th. But, then there was a pause in activity of about 45-60 seconds and I cussed a little
08:48:13 <Joe> DOME
08:48:23 <Dave from B™> My phone video isn't very good but I will put it up for others
08:48:26 <ynpvisitor15> lol
08:48:31 <Ryan> Sunshine?
08:48:34 <Dave from B™> I only filmed the initial 2m30s
08:49:06 <Ryan> Ill break my Facebook fast agan for it
08:49:38 <Dave from B™> It was cloudy but very little wind and it was blowing away from the platform.
08:50:19 <Ryan> Loud and rocky??
08:50:41 <Dave from B™> Yep...exit velocity of Sb is amazing
08:51:04 <Dave from B™> I bet over 200 rocks were tossed during the eruption
08:51:34 <LindaGp> You guys swear hard hats?
08:52:35 <Dave from B™> Just sent to GG FB
08:52:46 <LindaGp> *wear
08:52:51 <Ryan> The rocks were my favorite part, you can't see them until they are up in the air
08:53:02 <Dave from B™> It would be funny to show up with a hard hat. None reach the platform but it is fun to watch them fly
08:53:47 <Ryan> If the wind is right they can, a couple hit on 6/4
08:54:20 <ynpvisitor62> Dave, stay safe
08:54:26 <Ryan> Still hasnt loaded, waiting with bated breath lol
08:54:50 <LindaGp> That would be my.luck. knocked unconscious by sb rock lol
08:55:01 <Dave from B™> It's not much and no screaming but it was sure fun to lean on the railing and watch it
08:55:44 <Ryan> Still your steamboat!'
08:56:32 <Dave from B™> And, I will be back!
08:56:42 <Joe> Grand is at 5h 10 min so sometime nearby
08:56:51 <Dave from B™> Yep, time for Grand
08:57:12 <Dave from B™> If weather wasn't turning, Becca and I would be there Sunday
08:57:44 <LindaGp> Sun came out
08:57:57 <Ryan> Hopefully we will see it together this summer, Dave
08:57:59 <Joe> sprinkler ie
08:58:09 <Dave from B™> I may have been hearing things but at one moment I thought I heard the sound of a rock coming out your snowblower in a couple of pieces
08:58:37 <Dave from B™> That would be great, Ryan. I'm watching the next one from a different spot; probably steerage
08:59:48 <Dave from B™> The runoff is amazing
09:00:00 <Dave from B™> And, the size of rocks rolling down the channels was fun to watch
09:00:13 <Dave from B™> And, little waterfalls all around SB
09:00:51 <Dave from B™> ..
09:07:21 <Joe> Hi Art
09:10:29 <Katie> G'morning
09:10:41 <Joe> Hi Katie
09:10:52 <Katie> Hi Joe :)
09:11:30 <Art> Good morning
09:13:07 <LindaGp> Katie, hi
09:16:25 <Dave from B™> Congrats on Bruins win, Art.
09:16:35 <Dave from B™> Will you get to another game this year?
09:17:22 <ynpvisitor59> How is your grin today, Dave?
09:17:38 <LindaGp> Joe, figure hes probably just finishing coffee 😉
09:17:52 <Joe> yep
09:17:54 <LindaGp> Frozen
09:18:02 <LindaGp> No up
09:18:13 <LindaGp> Getting slow
09:18:17 <Joe> still going here
09:18:36 <ynpvisitor59> Dome ie static
09:18:59 <Dave from B™> 59, it is still extra large
09:19:06 <LindaGp> Gran
09:19:16 <LindaGp> Grand
09:19:22 <Joe> nICE NICE
09:19:25 <Art> Dave from B™, 5 more wins to the cup ;)
09:19:34 <ynpvisitor59> :thumbsup:
09:19:41 <Art> But I will be in the park for pretty much all of the cup finals if they get to it
09:19:51 <Joe> 5h 32 min
09:21:47 <Joe> Bulger
09:25:06 <Joe> ~8 min
09:25:41 <Joe> bad math
09:26:23 <Joe> ~8min now
09:26:59 <Joe> Pause?
09:27:07 <LindaGp> Hate when its blurry
09:27:46 <LindaGp> 2nd
09:27:50 <Joe> 2nd
09:27:58 <Osmiumdias> That's what I thought
09:28:07 <LindaGp> Yay
09:28:13 <ynpvisitor78> Well I made it for the 2nd.
09:28:45 <ynpvisitor57> that 2nd looked angled slightly toward the benches
09:28:47 <ynpvisitor57> very gool
09:28:47 <LindaGp> 👍
09:30:13 <Dave from B™> 20 minutes or so from Daisy again
09:30:31 <LindaGp> Artemisia?
09:30:38 <Joe> next Daisy ~10 am
09:31:05 <Joe> I think so, but not expert
09:31:13 <Dave from B™> Morning Kevin
09:31:36 <Joe> Dave should know
09:32:17 <Dave from B™> Daisy 0957-1007
09:32:28 <Dave from B™> Oops...that's a prediction
09:32:43 <Joe> But I meant about arty
09:32:50 <LindaGp> Dave from B™, artemisia?
09:32:57 <LindaGp> I think so
09:33:06 <Jake> could be, not quite enough steam yet
09:33:09 <LindaGp> Here is goes
09:33:27 <Jake> I am on delay FWIW
09:33:43 <Dave from B™> Time makes sense
09:34:01 <Teri> Waited on Artemisia in the fall, but didn't catch it; Great Fountain of the Upper Basin
09:34:03 <Dave from B™> Based on steam from other features, I say it is Arty ie
09:34:16 <LindaGp> Yep
09:34:20 <Jake> yes, Artemisia
09:34:37 <Jake> I like that big fast rising steamcloud for confirmation :D
09:35:16 <Jake> Teri, Artemisia is one of the most difficult "regular" geysers to catch
09:35:18 <Joe> thanks Dave, I have seen that over the past few days but did not post as I did not know.
09:35:37 <Joe> NOW I KNOW :)
09:35:56 <Dave from B™> My longest sit besides SB occurred at Arty...almost 7 hours
09:36:14 <LindaGp> I saw it go one night and Jake had just sent me a video so I could know
09:36:20 <Dave from B™> It was a beautiful warm sunny day and bears were involved
09:36:43 <Jake> Artemisia eruption profile from the cam: 20 - 30 minutes of steam, starts slow, big steam at 3 - 5 minutes in, slight waning at the end
09:37:08 <Jake> could have a duration as short as 10 - 15 minutes or longer than 30 minutes
09:37:11 <Joe> thanks Jake, good to know
09:39:24 <LindaGp> Dare I say we're still up🤞
09:39:30 <Jake> intervals range from 10 - 36 hours *shocked face* with most eruptions around 18h - 26h but it is a nasty interval maker
09:39:31 <Teri> Jake - yes, I'll try again next trip; path is sometimes closed for bear activity
09:40:33 <Jake> it's far less friendly than Beehive and you have to walk all the way to it to find out its state of readiness
09:40:36 <LindaGp> We're in the right place at the right time for arty
09:41:43 <Dave from B™> And, then its hard to still tell where you're at in the process
09:41:46 <Jake> bonus geyser Atomizer is there as well which would be a serious contender for favorite geyser for many people if it were on Geyser Hill and closer to a viewing area
09:42:02 <Dave from B™> location location location!
09:42:29 <Dave from B™> There's some geysers in the distance in Porcelain basin that would be favorites if we could move them
09:42:34 <Jake> Atomizer is like if Penta and Lion had a baby
09:42:51 <Dave from B™> Love the chug chug chug
09:43:27 <Teri> I parked off the road and came in, but some muddy areas from that direction; did catch Atomizer (!)
09:45:00 <Joe> Daisy is at 2h 1min
09:45:22 <Joe> ~15 min more
09:46:10 <LindaGp> OF may interfere. But that's Kevin's problem. 😉
09:47:54 <Joe> the camera disturbance machine operator is still drinking coffee
09:48:29 <LindaGp> Good for him 😊
09:49:55 <Dave from B™> I think Joe spiked his coffee
09:50:15 <LindaGp> Lol
09:50:50 <LindaGp> Desperate times call for desperate measures😉
09:53:17 <Dave from B™> Headed to the freezer after Daisy; Warehouse manager is on week 3 of hernia surgery recovery
09:54:00 <Joe> ouch! you be careful!
09:55:28 <Joe> Daisy is at 2h 12 min
09:55:57 <Dave from B™> I'm just bringing down things with the forklift for others to pu away
09:56:14 <Joe> ah! good
09:56:41 <ynpvisitor103> Race between it and Fluff?
09:56:58 <Osmiumdias> Hey, you guys were talking about bears and fish earlier. Funny pic from National Geographic:
09:57:19 <Joe> it will be done before fluff, fingers crossed
09:57:35 <LindaGp> Osmiumdias, hehe
09:57:43 <Dave from B™> "Loook mom! No eyes!"
09:58:17 <Eric> Morning
09:58:20 <Osmiumdias> That's a fish slap :-}
09:58:33 <Eric> Meeting in 15 for BH :-D
09:59:08 <Joe> Hi Eric
09:59:15 <LindaGp> Eric, it's pretty quiet, good morning
09:59:26 <Dave from B™> Eric, congrats on accepting the new IT job at YNP!
09:59:58 <Joe> ???
09:59:59 <LindaGp> OF window
10:00:11 <Eric> Dave, I don't have a phd in astro physics and work for minimum wage...they wouldn't hire me
10:00:12 <LindaGp> Daisy
10:00:17 <Joe> Daisy
10:00:21 <LindaGp> Joe knows!
10:00:23 <Dave from B™> Sorry, I couldn't resist spreading a rumor:)
10:00:58 <Dave from B™> Joe, you were 12 seconds off
10:01:12 <LindaGp> Ready kevin?
10:01:19 <Eric> There hiring guidance should be "looking for nerd who can solve problems and loves YNP"
10:01:28 <Eric> or Their :-P
10:02:46 <Joe> Dave yes, I am so ashamed :(
10:04:11 <LindaGp> I'm leaving on old faithful for Kevin. I've got an appt so I have to go.
10:04:42 <LindaGp> I'm off cam
10:04:47 <Kevin L™🌵> Sounds good. I'll take it
10:05:00 <Joe> Hi Kevin
10:05:09 <Kevin L™🌵> Morning
10:05:19 <LindaGp> It's all yours. No blips yet
10:05:29 <Dave from B™> Next Daisy 1214-1224
10:05:31 <Eric> Bye Linda
10:05:40 <LindaGp> Bye
10:05:48 <Dave from B™> Bye Linda
10:06:18 <Joe> Bye Linda
10:06:33 <Joe> Dave have fun in the freezer
10:07:20 <Kevin L™🌵> Dave gets the cold shoulder today?
10:08:42 <Joe> yes
10:09:43 <Joe> he gets to 'run into the freezer" with the forklift :)
10:11:14 <ynpvisitor103> Osmiumdias my favorite poem. “Look on my works ye mighty and despair.” Oh, sorry. I guess that is Ozzy Osbourne
10:12:16 <Osmiumdias> It's a slightly obscure reference, but famous poem.
10:12:27 <Joe> OF
10:13:25 <ynpvisitor103> I suspect you are smarter than a turnip :)
10:14:40 <Osmiumdias> There are times when my wife doesn't think so
10:14:54 <ynpvisitor103> :)
10:16:44 <Joe> Bee and Rside next up :)
10:18:54 <ynpvisitor90> It’s Ozymandias
10:18:59 <Joe> no Bees there :)
10:20:24 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks tired
10:21:40 <Joe> Strange the 'camera disturbance machine operator' has not shown up for work yet
10:31:18 <Dave from B™> Wed is his day off?
10:39:44 <ynpvisitor81> Dome
10:42:42 <Betty> morning
10:42:45 <Betty> all
10:42:54 <Katie> Hi Betty
10:42:55 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi
10:43:22 <Betty> hi Katie and Kevin L™🌵
10:44:47 <Steph> Hi Everyone! Having a good day so far?
10:44:52 <Joe> Hi Betty
10:45:02 <Joe> Hi Steph
10:45:15 <Betty> hi Joe and Steph
10:45:48 <Joe> I must leave but my machine will keep the watch for cam dropouts
10:46:13 <Katie> Have a good day, Joe.
10:46:18 <Betty> still that bad :-(
10:46:26 <Betty> bye Joe
10:56:27 <Dave from B™> bye Joe
10:56:29 <Dave from B™> Hi Betty
10:58:00 <Betty> hi Dave
11:27:17 <Dave from B™> Nap time is over?
11:27:31 <Kevin L™🌵> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
11:27:46 <Dave from B™> I meant for Lion!
11:28:03 <ynpvisitor63> Big crowd at OF already
11:28:16 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like it is still sleeping
11:28:40 <Eric0> Could we have missed BH overnight?
11:28:54 <ynpvisitor63> with Joe I don't see how
11:29:02 <Kevin L™🌵> Possible depending on view
11:29:13 <ynpvisitor63> the view is on it all night
11:29:21 <Eric> Exactly, didn't know if hill was in view overnight
11:29:32 <Eric> ohh, I thought the view was down basin
11:29:41 <ynpvisitor63> from times posted, I would go with YES, hill was in view all night
11:29:50 <Eric> Thanks 63!
11:30:38 <Kevin L™🌵> I did see it at OF at one point
11:30:39 <Eric> ohh, I guess Joe was up all night
11:30:52 <Eric> He has hill and down basin times
11:30:55 <ynpvisitor63> I guess there were a few hours in there where it could have been pointed away
11:31:06 <ynpvisitor63> before Linda took over with lc times
11:31:54 <Eric> CTC active?
11:32:19 <ynpvisitor63> can you make it out from this view?
11:33:03 <ynpvisitor63> looks very quiet there at BH
11:33:04 <Eric> Yes, with a zoom :-D
11:33:13 <Eric> I gotta assume it went overnight
11:33:49 <Kevin L™🌵> It was splashy just beefore dark.
11:34:11 <Betty> you broke it Kevin?
11:34:11 <Eric> Yes, it looked ready late yesterday while I was watching....thought we might get a 10h one
11:34:21 <ynpvisitor63> Tara was in basin late, so not between 2130 and 2300
11:36:05 <Jake> BH looks post-eruptive at 0504, cam was on OF from 0409 onward
11:36:25 <Betty> dome
11:36:25 <ynpvisitor63> thanks Jake
11:36:56 <ynpvisitor63> must have gone in there somewhere, as lc was posted again after 0500
11:36:56 <Jake> I'm watching more replay though and I might have to take that back
11:41:01 <ynpvisitor81> I love focus even on delay
11:41:24 <Jake> inconclusive, the replay is not on Beehive enough to make a determination, replay ends at 0523.
11:43:30 <Eric> OF
11:43:39 <Jake> static cam shots aren't light enough before 0530 to see either
11:43:54 <Eric> Yep, I reviewed the static too :-(
11:44:15 <Jake> if Beehive hasn't splashed all morning until now, a ~0500 eruption makes sense
11:44:16 <Eric> Wish they had a good static cam that could do night viewing
11:44:26 <Jake> since BH takes about 6 hours to recover
11:44:38 <Eric> Frozen camera
11:44:46 <Jake> Eric, is there a plug-and-play replacement for their static cam that would be better, if so, cost?
11:44:48 <Eric> microwave lunch time at the ranger station
11:44:50 <Kevin L™🌵> That person showed up
11:49:19 <Eric> Not sure Jake...there are tons of security cameras that do very well at night. Sony makes some incredible ones
11:51:21 <Eric> Checkout this demo of a sony camera!
11:52:41 <Eric> But it's also and $8000 camera, which might be worth it for the park and it's main attraction.
11:52:59 <Eric> Killer still shots!
11:53:15 <Jake> it is impressive
11:53:35 <Jake> what is the cost of the existing streaming cam? I imaging the static cam is <$100
11:55:54 <Eric> Yes, I assume it's a super cheap, off the shelf webcam
11:57:27 <Eric> You could also put a different lens on that camera for any view angle the park wants there
11:59:46 <Cooper> WOW, BH looks bad, and it still hasnt gone
12:01:07 <Eric> Anyone heard any ledge news?
12:01:18 <Dave from B™> We may hvae missed it, Cooper
12:02:24 <Dave from B™> Eric, not much talk on the platform about it. MA and Steve did take a peek while they were wandering around
12:09:54 <ynpvisitor81> That cam amazing. I wolud be happy with a 20 or 30 second refresh static of that quality.
12:27:39 <Joe> The static cam A stardot xl was $400 to $ 500 at the time it was put in
12:29:41 <ynpvisitor81> Do we know if the sensitivity can be increased?
12:30:10 <ynpvisitor81> It produces a great image.
12:37:09 <Joe1> THe current cost of the static cam is $1099
12:39:51 <ynpvisitor81> Castle
12:44:31 <Joe> looking minor so far
12:45:01 <Kevin L™🌵> Very minor
12:47:23 <Casey> Lion
12:51:26 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like Castle got jumper cables.
12:52:48 <Joe> Yes I've seen it do that before and I called that one a minor also and had to change it
12:54:46 <Joe> but this one will stay minor I think, watching
12:55:08 <Eric> Yep...looks very minorish
12:55:35 <ynpvisitor97> They should purchase a live webcam, and out it in Norris
12:55:46 <ynpvisitor97> put*
12:56:06 <Kevin L™🌵> And connect it to what?
12:56:22 <Eric> The intertubes kevin!
12:58:26 <Katie> the magic intertubes
12:58:45 <Eric> Yep...just needs the right pixie dust sprinkles!
12:59:01 <Eric> You can buy them at Walmart!
12:59:48 <Katie> pixie dust requires powerful belief to work. all together, now "I believe. I believe. I believe."
12:59:59 <Casey> Probably not everyones cup of tea, but I couldn't help but think of this.
13:03:16 <Casey> Or just the original audio
13:04:09 <Eric> My staff sent me the internets at 10pm!
13:09:59 <ynpvisitor34> I wonder where all the gazers in basin times
13:10:42 <Casey> I'm hoping someone is at LGB. I'm holding out hope for Morning.
13:11:06 <ynpvisitor34> if only. No signs of it so far this spring
13:11:56 <Eric> OF ie
13:11:59 <Eric> ding
13:12:01 <ynpvisitor34> OF
13:12:10 <Casey> Good catch
13:12:10 <ynpvisitor34> geez, nothing happening down basin anyway
13:12:31 <ynpvisitor34> I miss seeing OF start
13:12:32 <Eric> daisy is due 34
13:12:39 <Kevin L™🌵> early
13:12:52 <ynpvisitor34> let's see, Daisy vs OF, I would take OF on cam anytime
13:13:03 <Casey> I'm guessing we missed days about an hour ago
13:13:11 <ynpvisitor34> just me I guess, OF does not seem to get much regard among chat folks
13:13:17 <Casey> *daisy
13:13:38 <Kevin L™🌵> Well we could just leave the cam on it....
13:13:41 <ynpvisitor34> it looked nice on static
13:13:54 <ynpvisitor34> then they would not need drivers...
13:14:00 <ynpvisitor34> you'd be out of work
13:14:08 <Casey> I stick up for OF when people bash it on here. It's a great world when we can be bored of OF.
13:14:22 <Kevin L™🌵> I lose it in taxes anyway
13:14:25 <ynpvisitor34> with this cam , it is one of my favorites now
13:14:54 <Eric> OF is nice...but I still like that we can catch Daisy intervals for in basin people
13:15:00 <Kevin L™🌵> Watch during Memorial Day week.
13:15:06 <Eric> or other down basin features for better preditions
13:15:18 <ynpvisitor34> not the true job of the web cam though
13:15:24 <Eric> The VEC can catch all the OF info and give the best prediction anyway
13:15:30 <ynpvisitor34> to get predictions for the few in the basin
13:15:36 <Casey> My favorite geyser observation from the new cam was North Goggle on what I believe was the first full day with the new cam.
13:15:58 <ynpvisitor34> I loved that too Casey, too bad it has not been caught much since
13:16:10 <Eric> I think the job of the webcam is to educate and share the thermal basin of Yellowstone
13:16:31 <Eric> If people are learning from the webcam...mission accomplished.
13:16:33 <ynpvisitor34> I like that description, they should change the name of the cam then
13:17:02 <Katie> as illustrated by someone from the vc logging in here yesterday to find out time of last Daisy eruption, the benefits of the webcam can be multi-faceted.
13:17:05 <Eric> I agree....the webcam really shouldn't be called what it is
13:17:45 <Casey> Is there an official policy and stated purpose of the webcam? That would certainly help us determine best use cases.
13:20:16 <Casey> I've always just assumed OF was the primary purpose of the cam and we just got the benefit of additional observations.
13:20:29 <Kevin L™🌵> I think the purpose is still evolving. It does show OF, it also gathers data for VEC predictions, and it can be used by LE.
13:21:17 <Eric> Also it educates viewers somewhat on other thermal features, even if they don't know exactly what they are looking at. Hopefully it makes them ask questions.
13:22:33 <Kevin L™🌵> I have a dentist friend that has it on a big screen monitor in his waiting room.
13:22:47 <Katie> The operators receive foci instructions. OF is the primary focus. Other geysers are secondary. Wildlife is tertiary. That's the hierarchy of priority.
13:23:24 <KittyM> Thank you, Katie, that is good to know!
13:23:29 <Casey> What am I seeing behind Grand?
13:24:03 <Kevin L™🌵> Think that is Bijou
13:24:26 <Casey> Thanks. I thought it was likely Giant area.
13:25:03 <Casey> More steam than I've seen there on this cam, but that could be for any number or reasons.
13:25:20 <Kevin L™🌵> Animals are very popular on the cam.
13:25:35 <KittyM> I LOVE animals on the cam!
13:25:44 <Dave from B™> So are people dressed up as animals
13:26:39 <Casey> Thanks Katie. That pretty much confirms my suspicions.
13:26:44 <KittyM> Before I found chat, and was only looking at the web cam off the YNP page, I was confused when the cam wasn't on OF when it erupted. Now, thought, I have more insite from these discussions.
13:26:55 <KittyM> *though
13:27:34 <Kevin L™🌵> This cam is harder since it has to be off OF more to get the other geysers.
13:28:52 <Kevin L™🌵> Also keep in mind that the camops cannot sit in a room for six to twelve hours on a constant run. You do have to leave at a few points and may miss a few things.
13:28:53 <ynpvisitor29> no one entered the ~13:13 OF???
13:29:51 <ynpvisitor29> maybe closer to 13:09, based on static time offset
13:30:40 <Eric> Go for it 29!
13:30:43 <ynpvisitor29> nevermind, its on Geyser Times website, but not in this dashboard
13:31:17 <ynpvisitor29> bingo
13:32:18 <Eric> alright...grabbing some lunch, enjoy BH
13:33:48 <Dave from B™> You're having a 10 hour lunch?
13:34:45 <Kevin L™🌵> He doesn't own a fish store Dave. He only gets an hour
13:35:06 <Dave from B™> I heard a BH prediction in there:)
13:36:21 <Casey> Is there still a sponsor for the webcam?
13:37:04 <Kevin L™🌵> It was a donation to YF from Canon.
13:37:30 <Casey> That was what I thought. I feel like that information used to be much more prominent.
13:38:08 <Kevin L™🌵> I think it is listed on the NPS site
13:38:18 <Dave from B™> Maybe we could see Canon some advertising space here:)
13:38:22 <Dave from B™> sell*
13:45:37 <ynpvisitor16> I guess BH is taking the day off?
13:47:14 <Kevin L™🌵> I think it went to the darkside again.
13:50:35 <ynpvisitor16> That makes sense
14:02:03 <ynpvisitor104> Well at least Grand has been putting on a good show lately
14:02:29 <Kevin L™🌵> Should get a lion in a few minutes
14:06:38 <Kevin L™🌵> Lion
14:08:56 <Dave from B™> there ya go
14:09:21 <ynpvisitor29> Right on schedule
14:16:33 <LindaG> Hows cam?
14:16:38 <Joe> Grand very soon
14:16:46 <Kevin L™🌵> So far great
14:16:58 <Kevin L™🌵> Life from BH
14:17:09 <LindaG> Oh good he took a day off
14:17:58 <Kevin L™🌵> Maybe they changed the channel.
14:18:05 <Joe> Grand is at 5hours right now
14:19:46 <Joe> It has been running ~ 5H 30 min the last 4 times
14:21:28 <Joe> I am communicating with DaveK about the problem and now understand why they and the public do not see a problem
14:22:44 <Joe> we see the problem as we are watching continually and notice the freezes and lossof control
14:23:13 <Kevin L™🌵> Makes sense
14:24:17 <Joe> They watch casually and rarely if ever notice the freezes
14:25:03 <Joe> I have given Dave a detailed descriptioDaisy
14:25:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Daisy
14:25:36 <Joe> not a detailed daisy :)
14:26:35 <Joe> detailed description of what we see and am sending more info
14:26:57 <LindaG> Joe, great joe
14:43:53 <Betty> OF
14:48:34 <Dave from B™> Grand
14:49:00 <Dave from B™> ie
14:49:28 <Dave from B™> Harlequin ducks are so cool
14:49:43 <LindaGt> They are beautiful
14:49:58 <LindaGt> We get them here I the wi ter
14:50:15 <LindaGt> *in the winter
14:51:15 <Dave from B™> I'm not sure when it happens but watching cutthroats jumping up the LeHardy rapids is a top 10 YNP highlight of mine
14:53:45 <Joe> Just got off of phone with DaveK and now have an understanding of why the problem is difficult to see, rest assured he is working on the problem and is working with other shops to solve it
14:54:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Dave is very proactive
14:55:03 <Joe> I love watching that at LeHardy first place I stop when coming into the park
14:56:10 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like 1b
14:56:13 <LindaGt> Joe, thanks for update joe
14:56:22 <Joe> yw
14:59:00 <LindaGt> There is an island not far from me and at one end it has a man made hjetty that creates the habitat that the harlequins desire. They love the water around it. But it is the southern most spot where you can find them on east coast.
14:59:01 <Dave from B™> Joe, what time of year at LeHardy for spawning cuts?
14:59:23 <Dave from B™> I know harlequins like peace and quiet
14:59:51 <LindaGt> They love rough water though
15:02:17 <Joe> Not sure Dave, I used to get to the park multiple times a year and have seen them in action, but always assumed that they were slurping up the latest hatch of something :)
15:12:32 <Dave from B™> Have a great evening everyone! Time to go sweat and then go home!
15:12:44 <LindaGt> Bye
15:12:54 <Betty> have fun with it :-) Bye
15:13:00 <Kevin L™🌵> Bye Dave
15:13:05 <Eric> FYI Joe, ajw flagged your grand. I assume they work in the UGB and are new to GT
15:13:06 <LindaGt> Betty, hi
15:13:08 <Eric> Bye Dave
15:15:39 <Eric> I just moved their flag to an entry and removed their flag
15:16:07 <Joe> He flagged it with actual start time there also is a confirm, I'll delete it and reenter
15:16:21 <Joe> Oh ok Eric
15:16:51 <Betty> hi LindaGt
15:17:23 <Kevin L™🌵> Can you flag a flag?
15:18:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Lion
15:18:22 <Joe> don't know never tried
15:18:36 <LindaGt> Yay
15:18:51 <Eric> No...but as an admin on GT I can remove flags when they are not used correctly :_D
15:18:52 <Kevin L™🌵> Steamy
15:18:55 <Eric> :-)
15:19:21 <LindaGt> Eric has the power
15:19:24 <Kevin L™🌵> More power Eric!
15:19:36 <Joe> Thanks Eric :)
15:19:36 <Eric> That should have just been their own entry to begin with, no need to ever flag something with your own observation, unless its' completely wrong.
15:19:59 <Betty> Magic Eric ;-)
15:20:06 <Kevin L™🌵> If he would have just posted what he saw it would have worked. Bet he doesn't know if someone else flagged it his comments would be lost.
15:20:17 <Eric> I think they are new
15:20:50 <Kevin L™🌵> Most likely.
15:21:06 <ynpvisitor107> I love lion
15:21:11 <ynpvisitor107> and beehive
15:21:17 <ynpvisitor107> but beehive is taking the day off
15:21:29 <Eric> or maybe just not familiar with how some of GT works.
15:21:32 <ynpvisitor107> :bee::(:bee::(:(
15:21:34 <Eric> It's all good now
15:22:30 <Eric> Hi Lori
15:22:59 <Lori S> Hi Eric
15:23:33 <Cooper> Hello everybody
15:23:57 <Eric> Hi Cooper
15:24:42 <Lori S> Hi Cooper
15:24:53 <Lori S> Hi to all
15:25:10 <Lori S> so there was an illegal use of flags? lol
15:26:14 <Lori S> lol at my terminology, not the flag problem
15:27:01 <Betty> Depression ie
15:27:40 <Betty> hi Lori S and Cooper
15:27:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Cam died
15:28:23 <Lori S> Hi Betty
15:28:24 <Betty> mine is up
15:28:44 <Lori S> mine is up so far
15:28:46 <Betty> nice burst
15:29:05 <Joe> Dave from B I checked my notes I have seen cutthroat at LeHardy in Late June
15:29:28 <Kevin L™🌵> Mine is back.
15:29:49 <Lori S> Is teve's Lehavre Rapids leHardy?
15:29:57 <Lori S> steve
15:30:38 <Eric> haha Lori...nothing illegal :-D Someone just flagged when they should have just entered their own entry. They were trying to be helpful.
15:32:27 <Joe> I have not seen a loss of cam today I think it may have been on your end Kevin
15:32:48 <Eric> Yep, no dead cam here
15:32:55 <Kevin L™🌵> Maybe a popup on when flagging is appropriate would help.
15:33:29 <Kevin L™🌵> It may have been but it told me controls were closed by the camera.
15:33:42 <Kevin L™🌵> Maybe admin took it.
15:35:04 <Joe> I know they are looking at things related to the cam
15:35:45 <Kevin L™🌵> Hmmmm. "Your device will restart to update outside of active hours". Maybe Bill Gates took it.
15:36:26 <Lori S> :D
15:37:10 <Kevin L™🌵> Checked outside. No black helicopters.....
15:37:54 <Lori S> But were there any black SUV's?
15:38:03 <Betty> time for sleep, night all
15:38:13 <Lori S> G'Night Betty
15:38:31 <Eric> Night Betty
15:38:40 <Kevin L™🌵> There was a black Hyundai Sonata.
15:38:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Night Betty
15:54:48 <Kevin L™🌵> Aurum
16:01:21 <Eric> Bummer...missed it :-(
16:05:00 <Joe> I am Going to look at that Aurum as I missed it also
16:06:34 <Lori S> It was quite Aurumy.
16:07:55 <Joe> Nice Kevin, 1553:40 to 1554:52
16:09:26 <Kevin L™🌵> Would have got to it sooner but I was dropping controls for the next camop.
16:15:23 <Joe> Kathy is on her way to somewhere if no one is taking the cam I can
16:16:02 <Joe> oops wrong Day
16:16:16 <Joe> This is a Graham day
16:16:24 <ynpvisitor85> we have a cam op named Kathy?
16:16:30 <ynpvisitor85> Is that Kat?
16:16:50 <Joe> I'm old forgive me days mean nothing anymore
16:17:04 <Joe> yes
16:17:14 <ynpvisitor45> today is May!
16:17:29 <ynpvisitor85> thanks. It's been May for awhile 45
16:17:41 <Joe> There you go!!!...I got that :)
16:18:01 <ynpvisitor85> oh, I missed it. Got it now
16:18:32 <ynpvisitor85> do you have the cam Joe? Graham is missing
16:19:04 <ynpvisitor85> and if so, can we zoom in a bit for the start?
16:19:18 <Joe> I can take it if he is not here
16:19:38 <ynpvisitor85> GO SPLENDID (of late) has not appeared in chat yet
16:19:55 <ynpvisitor85> thanks so much
16:21:15 <Lori S> Cam ops are volunteers, yes? I've never thought to ask.
16:21:19 <ynpvisitor85> nice, thanks
16:21:37 <ynpvisitor85> hey, G is here now
16:21:41 <GO SPLENDID> what did I miss?
16:22:02 <ynpvisitor85> Joe was nice enough to give us a close up before OF started since you were absent
16:22:08 <Joe> AH! you are here
16:22:19 <GO SPLENDID> sorry, 1h10m for my 35 mile drive
16:22:31 <Lori S> WOW
16:22:42 <Lori S> must be the warm season
16:22:47 <ynpvisitor85> sounds like park driving
16:23:04 <GO SPLENDID> its usually an hour, but more traffic for no reason today
16:23:06 <Joe> Yes Lori we are volunteers
16:23:25 <Lori S> And are all cam ops NPS or who?
16:23:37 <ynpvisitor85> cam ops are volunteers
16:23:51 <Joe> NPS volunteers
16:24:03 <GO SPLENDID> and we are NPS employees too ... just dont get paid
16:24:27 <Joe> I'm out of it Graham
16:24:57 <Lori S> So all cam ops are unpaid nps but not all cam ops are geyser gazers?
16:25:37 <GO SPLENDID> i think all of us now are geyser gazers
16:25:47 <Lori S> :)
16:25:49 <Joe> ditto
16:26:10 <Joe> looked long
16:26:34 <Lori S> Thanks for answering that. :)
16:26:43 <GO SPLENDID> did we miss Lion
16:26:59 <Cooper1> nope but nome
16:27:03 <Cooper1> dome*
16:27:16 <Lori S> Without you, we would have a view of OF 24/7, right?
16:27:44 <ynpvisitor85>
16:27:46 <GO SPLENDID> Marmot Cave
16:27:51 <Joe> probably Lori
16:28:04 <ynpvisitor85> Video of dog on the loose around bull bison. Not a good mix. Check it out.
16:28:47 <Cooper1> maybe you should put a leash on your dog
16:29:22 <Joe> There are some of us that position the cam at night setting it up for the next expected geysers in wide view
16:29:45 <Lori S> anyone on at night?
16:29:51 <CraigC> I think Dome erupted at 1442 while I was in the parking lot at Lower Hams.... would that be a match?
16:30:15 <Lori S> Hi Craig. How's your Mom?
16:30:21 <Joe> two cam ops usualy cover the night
16:30:26 <CraigC> hey Lori, she's good, she has had fun
16:30:38 <Lori S> saw those griz photos. cool
16:31:12 <CraigC> we went back up and hung out all morning with hundreds of other photographers, but no griz sightings in that area
16:31:23 <GO SPLENDID> looks like pendant Spring steam in the back
16:32:33 <Lori S> Nice video 85. Bison gave it a kick to say "What the heck are you trying to be? A coyote?"
16:33:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Dumb dog, dumber owner.
16:33:11 <Lori S> Craig, where was that?
16:33:17 <Eric> On my walk this morning I saw a tiny bird beating the crap out of a bald eagle :-P
16:33:50 <Eric> The eagle just couldn't turn as fast as the small bird and it was chasing it and pecking at it.
16:33:58 <CraigC> any feedback on Dome at 1442? I've never seen it erupt in person, what I saw was water bubbling out of the top, not very high above the dome, maybe a couple of feet
16:34:23 <Kevin L™🌵> That sounds like Dome.
16:34:23 <CraigC> Lori S, north of Norris
16:34:24 <Joe> That is why they have leash rules in the park
16:34:42 <Kevin L™🌵> Depression?
16:34:56 <Eric> wildlife harassment and totally illegal
16:35:00 <Lori S> That dog needs to be on a leash even outside the park if it doesn't listen to it's hooman
16:35:03 <CraigC> Kevin L™🌵, thanks
16:35:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Thought I saw a bubble
16:35:40 <Eric> Kevin is seeing bubbles now?
16:35:59 <Kevin L™🌵> Look, a pink elephant....
16:36:14 <CraigC> when is BH expected? We saw it bubbling out of the main cone an hour ago
16:36:18 <Lori S> It was just Dave drinking a Coldsmoke
16:36:40 <Eric> Not sure Craig...we missed it overnight :-(
16:36:46 <Eric> You out on the BW or back home?
16:36:46 <Lori S> the bubble, not the elephant lol
16:36:58 <Kevin L™🌵> I think we missed one last night Craig. If you are in the UGB that may be a good place to sit.
16:37:16 <Eric> Lion is in series
16:37:24 <CraigC> it was raining pretty hard an hour ago at OF area, and all the way to Madison Jct
16:37:25 <Eric> Might be over though
16:37:30 <Cooper1> check on how BH is doing
16:37:41 <CraigC> we came back to West, my mom has had enough
16:38:00 <Eric> I understand :-D Yellowstone can be tiring.
16:38:13 <Cooper1> lc
16:38:34 <Kevin L™🌵> I can relate Craig.
16:38:45 <Katie> Lion wasn't done, yet.
16:38:48 <CraigC> :lion:
16:39:16 <Kevin L™🌵> Just thinking about walking to Grand tires me out.
16:39:47 <CraigC> my mom couldnt go past Grand yesterday, that was her limit
16:40:10 <CraigC> but she enjoyed talking with Barbara
16:40:18 <Lori S> Thta's generally my limit, too. :lol:
16:40:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Same here
16:40:55 <CraigC> maybe I should get a bike trailer and bring her in that
16:44:07 <GO SPLENDID> riverside
16:44:24 <Kevin L™🌵>
16:44:33 <LindaGt> So where is teri?
16:44:49 <LindaGt> She wanted to see riverside
16:44:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like a Rocket
16:46:35 <LindaGt> Bugs
16:48:04 <Cooper1> BH is improving it looks like
16:48:17 <Kevin L™🌵> Daisy
16:48:35 <CraigC> Kevin L™🌵, I was thinking like the trailers that we put our little kids in, that has the seat... if they make one for old people :)
16:50:18 <Joe> Craig the Vec used to have wheel chair loaners check with them
16:50:57 <Joe> Graham has pushed his mother on the BW
16:51:23 <Joe> If I remember correctly
16:51:32 <CraigC> Joe, I am kidding around... she walks pretty well. I just like to stay out and about a lot longer
16:51:40 <GO SPLENDID> yeah pushed her all around, and Norris too
16:52:04 <GO SPLENDID> VEC will lend wheelchairs for OF basin. Clinic had them for rent too
16:52:32 <CraigC> that's cool
16:52:49 <Joe> borrow her a chair she will be comfortable and you can stay longer
16:53:23 <Kevin L™🌵> Dome ie
16:55:06 <CraigC> except I am old, and I would wear out faster pushing a chair, compared to pulling a trailer behind my bike.
16:55:26 <CraigC> I doubt I would make it to grand
16:56:02 <CraigC> where do I find someone to push both of us?
16:56:07 <Joe> you cant bike on the BW, maybe she can push you :)
16:56:20 <CraigC> Joe, :)
16:56:54 <GO SPLENDID> dome
16:56:55 <CraigC> I ride to Castle, lock bike and walk to Grand
16:58:34 <Joe> `Grand is usualy my limit but last year i made it to daisy around to grotto back to Grand and Castle
16:58:38 <CraigC> 16:53:23 ‹Kevin L™🌵› Dome ie'"
16:58:57 <Joe> And then I almost died :)
17:00:22 <GO SPLENDID> did we miss a BH overnight?
17:02:47 <Joe> Did not see one but was in nighr view most of the night
17:06:26 <Kevin L™🌵> There is a Grand BH night view too
17:07:21 <GO SPLENDID> sure was an effort pushing the wheelchair up the river hills in UGB
17:07:35 <GO SPLENDID> and the gravel and hills at Norris were tough
17:07:39 <Kevin L™🌵> Ugh!
17:08:43 <GO SPLENDID> at least the ramp at SB is an easy but long push uphill ... thats the time i like the zigzag path
17:09:12 <Joe> Yes but I was fixated on catching all the Daisys I could :)
17:09:36 <GO SPLENDID> trail to Black Sand Pool is tough with the gravel
17:11:30 <Eric> Just summarized my power walking/hiking since I got my garmin watch....over 450 miles at an average of 4.1 mph!
17:11:50 <Eric> Towards the beginning of November last year.
17:12:44 <GO SPLENDID> that will come to a halt while you sit at SB
17:12:47 <Kevin L™🌵>
17:15:40 <Joe> That is a nice chair for trails, and If it comes to removing my leg (i hope not) I will buy that or the Grit Freedom Chair but the Grit is $3k
17:16:44 <Kevin L™🌵> Ouch!
17:16:46 <GO SPLENDID> Steve Walker's power chair is amazing, he trundles round Norris at high speed
17:17:09 <GO SPLENDID> i never want to have one tho...but his geyser enthusiasm and drive to get out is amazxing
17:17:15 <Eric> Yep...Steve is an evil genius :-D
17:17:23 <GO SPLENDID> he can hit 8mph on the boardwalk with his best chair
17:17:28 <Eric> Steve is inspiring!
17:17:47 <Eric> He can get to Arty with his 4x4 chair!
17:18:07 <GO SPLENDID> i remember when it was nearly dark at SB and everyone was packing up to leave, Steve said "I am going to go round back basin" and off he went alone
17:18:16 <Eric> I assume Steve is not on facebook as I have tried to track him down.
17:18:39 <GO SPLENDID> i dont think we could have kept up....well maybe over the lumpy bits
17:18:50 <Eric> Yep...he might dump his chair and be stuck, but he takes risks and lives life to it's fullest!
17:19:12 <GO SPLENDID> hope he is back this year, he will want SB again
17:19:29 <Eric> Yep, I hope so as well...I love talking to him.
17:19:36 <Joe> BBL
17:19:42 <Eric> Bye Joe
17:19:47 <Eric> He is a nerd too :-D
17:28:36 <Eric> grotto ie
17:28:42 <Eric> or really steamy
17:28:51 <Eric> I think ie
17:28:54 <GO SPLENDID> its been ie for a while
17:30:37 <GO SPLENDID> dome
17:32:12 <Cooper1> so next dome at 1805 ish
17:32:40 <GO SPLENDID> yep, maybe earlier
17:32:58 <GO SPLENDID> Eric - can you delete your Grand time. theres an in park one with the codes
17:33:02 <Kevin L™🌵> 1804?
17:33:16 <GO SPLENDID> probably
17:33:58 <Cooper1> maybe more like 1800
17:44:06 <Eric> I am hesitant to delete my entry you know the user that added that other entry?
17:44:26 <GO SPLENDID> no but it has the same time and all the codes
17:44:35 <Eric> Something is fishy
17:44:42 <Eric> and not Dave like
17:44:51 <GO SPLENDID> so its a better entry than yours
17:45:18 <Eric> Technically, not my entry
17:45:22 <Eric> I just moved it
17:45:43 <GO SPLENDID> it shows your name .. not sure why you are reluctant?
17:45:47 <Eric> But I will review tomorrow, holding off for now unless there is a real reason to remove it
17:46:17 <GO SPLENDID> the reason is it has less info than the in park report
17:46:30 <GO SPLENDID> unless you add the codes to your entry
17:46:59 <Eric> Can you confirm those codes?
17:47:13 <GO SPLENDID> no but i never can confirm anyones codes
17:47:16 <Eric> I don't see a reason to rush deletion right now.
17:47:19 <GO SPLENDID> from here
17:47:40 <GO SPLENDID> its not something we do
17:48:04 <GO SPLENDID> i am all for more data available now ... hum .. i think others are too
17:48:19 <Eric> The data is still available
17:49:03 <GO SPLENDID> but you dont see it when you look at Grand times. not sure oif its included in the stats?
17:49:19 <Eric> I just feel funky about deleting the information that an observer added to GT from in the park without confirmation that the other observation is accurate.
17:49:19 <GO SPLENDID> its their forst entry, shoudl show up. i dont understand the reluctance at all
17:49:34 <GO SPLENDID> wow
17:50:10 <GO SPLENDID> geyser and time match, thts all your entry has. is there a reason to question the codes?
17:50:25 <GO SPLENDID> durations match too
17:50:52 <GO SPLENDID> if it had been entered 1s before yours it would be primary
17:54:51 <GO SPLENDID> at least make it so the codes show up please
17:57:02 <Eric> I just deleted it...hope that helps
17:57:52 <GO SPLENDID> it does, thanks
17:57:59 <GO SPLENDID> grand codes show up now
17:58:25 <Eric> yeeehaaa
18:08:30 <Lori S> That angled steam is quite mesmerizing.
18:10:05 <Lori S> That woke me up
18:44:57 <GO SPLENDID> Dome
19:02:37 <GO SPLENDID> Daisy
19:13:31 <ynpvisitor76> Lion ie
19:14:06 <ynpvisitor76> Minor?
19:14:13 <GO SPLENDID> yep
19:14:34 <CraigC> it's over already
19:14:38 <CraigC> ?
19:14:52 <CraigC> how long was it going before you commented?
19:14:53 <GO SPLENDID> maybe it will erupt again
19:16:03 <ynpvisitor76> Sorry my view froze just after it started
19:18:58 <GO SPLENDID> dome
19:21:34 <ynpvisitor58> LC
19:22:20 <CraigC> hey Linda
19:22:46 <Lindag> CraigC, hi there
19:23:04 <Lindag> How has your day been?
19:23:16 <CraigC> slow and relaxing
19:23:41 <Lindag> That sounds nice
19:24:16 <Lindag> I was just watching video of little dog harassing g bison, yikes
19:24:21 <CraigC> we sat in lawn chairs for 4 or 5 hours on the side of the road north of Norris waiting to see if bears showed up
19:24:39 <Lindag> Did they?
19:24:47 <CraigC> not while we were there
19:25:03 <CraigC> but we had nice scenery, adn talked to lots of nice people
19:25:06 <Lindag>
19:25:48 <Lindag> 😊 that's nice
19:26:44 <CraigC> then we parked in the Inn parking lot and watched GH during the rain storm for a while
19:27:30 <Lindag> 👍
19:27:51 <Lindag> And mom was happy?
19:28:19 <CraigC> yeah, she is worn out from yesterday, and is ready to go home :)
19:28:51 <Lindag> How long you staying?
19:29:00 <CraigC> leaving in the am
19:30:18 <CraigC> I wish we had left for home instead of going to OF basin after Norris... my daughter is leaving at 4am for a vacation and my dog is going to be alone until we make it home
19:31:28 <CraigC> :gt:
19:33:01 <Lindag> Well hopefully he'll be ok
19:34:22 <ynpvisitor7> check on BH after OF is dome
19:34:29 <ynpvisitor7> done*
19:34:29 <CraigC> how has the webcam been today?
19:34:47 <Lindag> Ok as far as I know
19:35:07 <CraigC> haqve they figured anything out?
19:35:41 <Lindag> Not that I know of but theynare looking at it
19:35:41 <ynpvisitor7> zoom in on bh
19:35:46 <ynpvisitor7> please
19:36:52 <ynpvisitor7> did we miss a bh overnight
19:37:17 <CraigC> marmot cave
19:37:17 <Lindag> I think we might have
19:37:58 <Lindag> Love marmot
19:38:09 <ynpvisitor7> either that, or poor recovery time
19:38:48 <ynpvisitor7> the bubblers are kinda steaming
19:41:08 <Lindag> Did Kat check in? She left this morning for Yellowstone
19:45:09 <ynpvisitor76> Grand is (hopefully) close
19:48:25 <GO SPLENDID> grand
19:48:31 <GO SPLENDID> .
19:48:31 <GO SPLENDID> .
19:48:33 <GO SPLENDID> .
19:48:39 <Lindag> Yay
19:49:48 <GO SPLENDID> steam in artemisia area
19:49:59 <ynpvisitor76> Wow. Just made it past the 5h mark!
19:52:31 <CraigC> yesterday morning, around 8:30, on our way to OF, saw huge steam plume in area of Artemisia, but nothing in GT
19:55:53 <GO SPLENDID> 0836 was Daisy, where were you seeing the steam from?
19:56:29 <Lindag> I had artemisia this morning but do t know about yesterday
19:56:43 <CraigC> around Biscuit Basin, that sounds like the most likely explanation
19:57:03 <GO SPLENDID> it was 1213ie per GT
19:57:44 <ynpvisitor76> Could that possibly be Atomizer?
19:58:03 <GO SPLENDID> maybe
19:58:12 <CraigC> I think Graham has the answer, I was probably seeing Daisy
19:58:43 <CraigC> I doubt I have ever seen Daisy from that perspective before
19:59:00 <GO SPLENDID> hard to tell
20:01:14 <CraigC> oh, look who I saw yesterday;
20:02:23 <Lindag> I dont see a person
20:04:02 <CraigC>
20:04:28 <CraigC> can we pan over to Myriad?
20:05:03 <CraigC> hey Kevin
20:05:17 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi
20:05:25 <Lindag> I see him
20:05:51 <CraigC> thanks, there he is
20:06:30 <CraigC> this is much clearer than where I was parked
20:07:36 <Lindag> 😋
20:08:26 <Kevin L™🌵> Maybe BH beefore dark?
20:08:33 <CraigC> whats going on with BH?
20:08:46 <CraigC> lots of steam
20:09:27 <Lindag> Picking up steam
20:09:33 <Kevin L™🌵> Lot at Depression. Could be a push
20:09:52 <CraigC> I just have my little tablet here on my trip so I can't see if there are bubblers or when indy goes
20:10:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Or more!
20:10:33 <CraigC> nice
20:10:35 <GO SPLENDID> erupting
20:10:35 <Lindag> Didnt see any before
20:10:38 <ynpvisitor76> Depression?
20:10:46 <Kevin L™🌵> Great view!
20:10:55 <Lindag> Nice!
20:11:11 <CraigC> I've never seen that much activity on this cam
20:11:13 <Lindag> Oh wow
20:11:53 <GO SPLENDID> MC
20:11:57 <CraigC> isnt MC going too?
20:12:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Yes
20:12:13 <CraigC> wowow
20:12:20 <Lindag> Go marmot
20:12:33 <Lindag> Water
20:13:29 <Lindag> 👍
20:13:57 <CraigC> Tara entered depression
20:14:55 <Kevin L™🌵> A non gazer may be puzzled by that comment.
20:15:06 <CraigC> LMAO
20:15:20 <Lindag> Nomidea what that means
20:15:44 <Lindag> *no idea
20:16:48 <CraigC> I just diagnosed someone's emotional state :)
20:17:09 <Cooper1> lol
20:17:10 <Lindag> Ah
20:18:16 <ynpvisitor76> Now we just need Aurum
20:18:31 <CraigC> and NG
20:18:36 <CraigC> and Grove
20:18:37 <Lindag> Why do I get the feeling there's as little more to it than you are saying 😏
20:19:19 <CraigC> GO SPLENDID, does Grove bubble most of the time?
20:19:36 <GO SPLENDID> it does do a lot of low splashing
20:19:50 <CraigC> ok, I watched it for a few minutes
20:19:55 <GO SPLENDID> have not seen much steam from it today, eruptions are quite easy to see from the boardwallk
20:20:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Got a good Aurum at 1554
20:20:40 <GO SPLENDID> i am tired and going to quit ... cam is up for late watch
20:20:50 <CraigC> cya Graham
20:21:00 <GO SPLENDID> goodnight and go BH!
20:21:02 <CraigC> sprinkler
20:21:14 <Lindag> GO SPLENDID, night
20:21:26 <Kevin L™🌵> Night
20:21:51 <Cooper1> bye
20:32:04 <Lindag> Good night
20:32:36 <Cooper1> If off too, have a good night everybody
20:36:56 <ynpvisitor76> Hoping to catch Castle too before nightfall
20:57:09 <ynpvisitor97> Short Artemisia interval
21:03:05 <Kevin L™🌵> BH has a customer.
21:04:09 <CraigC> auruim?
21:08:50 <ynpvisitor110> no
21:11:19 <CraigC> all that steam from doublet?
21:19:39 <Kevin L™🌵> Looks like the Park Service does some training: