Showing logs for date: 2019-10-08
05:08:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah for SB. Good to hear they had clear moonlight to see from oservation point, different experience for the beverleys
05:12:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> #71 in the series, 49 in 12 months, another record 39 this year
05:13:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> Mean dropped below 134 days and median dropped below 8
05:15:05 <Rice> I think this is the first time mean has droped to 7d..
05:15:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> for 100 eruptions
05:15:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> median. mean is still 133d22h38m
05:16:20 <Rice> Correct, amazing that we are talking about 71 of the last 100 are since 2018, never would have thought I would see that.
05:16:25 <Rice> Yess Median, Sorry.
05:17:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> median for the 70 in series is only 7d3h18m, so unlikely to drop below 7
05:17:10 <Rice> I am hoping for 29 more, so all 100 are in this series.
05:17:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am hopig for 200 more
05:17:42 <Rice> Well that would be fine also
05:17:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> by ten i think we will be exhausted by it
05:18:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> it has never had a series like this before, so who knows how long it can last
05:18:40 <Rice> Is it getting to be too common now?
05:18:56 <ynpvisitor44> how many Fountains have you seen? More than 10? :)
05:19:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> haha Craig .. yes more than 10
05:21:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> i think if it erupted every 3 days for a year people will start skipping eruptions to go and see Ftn :)
05:21:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> SOme people stopped going to SB - too crowded or inconvenient, or the smells
05:22:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> I have not been counting the Ftn eruption, good to see Tara's count of 71 this year, ties with the SB eruptions :)
05:22:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> SB in series that is
05:24:39 <Rice> Smells? What do you mean by that..
05:28:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> at times theres a strong sulphur smell in the basin
05:29:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> some people have felt ill and believe thats the cause
05:30:17 <CraigC> sometimes it smells like sausage
05:31:19 <GO STEAMBOAT> now bacon smell would attract more people ..
05:32:46 <CraigC> LOL
05:49:03 <ynpvisitor61> And attract more bears and wolves.........
06:29:46 <ynpvisitor92> It’s interesting that an in basin start time is posted even though they heard it at 2047 and were not there
06:30:37 <ynpvisitor92> I guess they did not want the E time as primary?
06:31:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> you obviously know more about what happened than I do ... i have not talked to anyne that was there
06:31:43 <ynpvisitor92> Bbev posted 2047ns, it’s a secondary post
06:32:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> you are making a lot of assumptions
06:32:24 <ynpvisitor52> depending how the spread is set in GT in basin times may always take over an E
06:32:33 <ynpvisitor92> how so?
06:32:59 <ynpvisitor33> Wow thats some steamboat on the seismo
06:33:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> you are assumign it wasnt heard earlier and nobody saw it start from somewhere
06:34:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> there were multiple observers identified
06:34:09 <ynpvisitor52> Norris was quiet all day, that's why it looks big
06:35:14 <ynpvisitor92> YNR looks more usual
06:35:26 <CraigC> 21:46:37 ‹fishynp› The amplitudes on the plot are scaled based on the whole day.
06:35:46 <CraigC> 21:41:18 ‹ynpvisitor19› The amplitudes are all scaled relatively to the average background noise level. Since it was so quiet today, it looks really big.
06:37:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> how does this line up for your next trip Craig?
06:38:19 <GO STEAMBOAT> I know you say SB isnt predictable .. but if you were to predict a window?
06:38:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> :)
06:38:46 <CraigC> I'd say next Sunday is possible, the day we leave. ;)
06:39:04 <Cooper> Morning Everyone
06:39:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> ah, yes, you will need a very rapid refill to have a chance for it
06:40:25 <CraigC> I'd rather it not be in a window, I need to consider the people going with me
06:40:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> 6d will be Sunday night
06:40:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah, enjoy the rest of the park one final time this year
06:41:09 <Cooper> .
06:41:10 <Cooper> .
06:41:10 <Cooper> .
06:41:13 <Cooper> Aurum
06:41:18 <Joe> Aurum
06:41:48 <CraigC> we willprobably spend a day in Mammoth watching the bull elk
06:42:11 <CraigC> probably try to find some black bears around Tower, depending on road closures
06:43:33 <CraigC> hey Joe, how's it going
06:44:39 <Joe> Good Craig, is your back ant better
06:45:48 <CraigC> mostly so, I took another load to the green waste dump yesterday, going to try and do a mtn bike ride today
06:46:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> i have only been in the park in Oct once, and that was a trip that ended just after the start of Oct. Should be fun seeing the colors and hearing more elk
06:46:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> Nov Dec, Mar Apr are the only months I have missed so far
06:47:12 <Joe> 0640:39 to ~0641:52 for Aurum
06:47:34 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, my daughter's bday is 10/15, so every year we have gone up when she has her fall break in the middle of Oct
06:47:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> oh, thats a nice tradition
06:58:14 <Cooper> Hi Kat
06:58:23 <Kat> Morning all!
07:01:17 <Kat> Whats up with the Mammoth cam? LOL
07:01:53 <CraigC> dome maybe?
07:02:04 <CraigC> hey Kat
07:02:06 <Kat> Lookslike
07:04:00 <Kat> Hi Craig
07:06:27 <Kat> Warmer this morning
07:07:24 <Kat> Grotto?
07:13:16 <Kat> Our bison buddy is up and about!
07:17:48 <CraigC> lion
07:17:57 <CraigC> ini
07:18:43 <CraigC> 🦁🦁🦁
07:18:51 <Kat> :)
07:19:45 <Kat> I like that emoji Craig!
07:20:48 <Cooper> Craig, you have that song stuck in my head now, I sometimes feel myself singing it in my sleep!
07:21:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> it doesnt look like a Bison tho
07:23:20 <Kat> OT
07:29:58 <Kat> Little Squirt
07:34:39 <ynpvisitor8> Where is the Observation Point for Norris?
07:36:20 <ynpvisitor52> north, past the campground
07:36:55 <lori lurking > a hike or a pullout?
07:37:06 <ynpvisitor91> pullout
07:37:22 <lori lurking > that's what we were thingking. thanks!
07:45:56 <Kat> Dome on static
07:47:49 <ynpvisitor91> OF
07:48:22 <CraigC> SB erupted 2.5 days after start of spikes on temp logger
07:56:09 <CraigC> bulger
07:57:21 <Kat> Minor Bulger
08:04:43 <Rice> So is a Minor Bulger just a Bump?
08:05:21 <Joe> Bulger
08:06:28 <Joe> minor
08:15:19 <Joe> Lion
08:15:28 <Joe> Nope
08:15:37 <Kat> :)
08:15:50 <Kat> Soon
08:17:43 <Kat> AL
08:19:40 <Kat> Dome ie
08:20:30 <ynpvisitor100> Grand in window
08:20:51 <Joe1> Aurum this morning
08:21:55 <CraigC> Grand
08:22:09 <CraigC> bulger
08:27:40 <CraigC> Old Tardy
08:31:16 <CraigC> busy geysers down basin
08:31:37 <CraigC> might be an Atomizer
08:31:44 <Kat> yes they are
08:32:03 <Kat> Looks like 1 for Grand
08:46:25 <CraigC> bison or bush south of Dome?
08:46:45 <CraigC> hey Katie
08:46:48 <Katie🌧> G'mornin'
08:47:01 <CraigC> how close to the boardwalk is it?
08:47:19 <Kat> 2 bison
08:47:24 <CraigC> 2 of them
08:47:37 <Kat> Hi Katie, thanks for covering Kevin
08:47:42 <CraigC> 3?
08:47:47 <ynpvisitor50> I think it is just unfair that the sun is going down so early.
08:47:48 <CraigC> no
08:47:55 <Katie🌧> No problem. As long as you don't want it. :)
08:48:13 <Kat> Nope - off to the vet with my still sick pup
08:48:17 <CraigC> AL
08:48:26 <Katie🌧> Oh, shoot! It's been so long!
08:48:26 <CraigC> wait, AB
08:48:33 <ynpvisitor50> You would think the park could do something about that
08:49:23 <ynpvisitor50> We could of seen sb last night if we had a double daylight saving time
08:49:38 <ynpvisitor50> It is just wrong
08:49:51 <CraigC> ynpvisitor50, were you there?
08:50:14 <ynpvisitor50> Why dont they think of thise things
08:50:38 <ynpvisitor50> There was a rpr and everything
08:50:46 <CraigC> ;)
08:50:56 <CraigC> congrats again
08:51:08 <ynpvisitor50> Sb is sooooo important
08:51:08 <Kat> Too long Katie - I think this may be it for the little fella :(
08:51:10 <ynpvisitor52> Closing day is worse - clock change
08:51:18 <CraigC> was there any light at all to see it?
08:51:24 <Cooper> Kat, oh no:(
08:51:34 <Kat> Yep sad
08:51:51 <Katie🌧> Oh, Kat. I'm sorry to hear that.
08:52:03 <ynpvisitor50> Half a moon, but the sun should of been out. It is just not fair
08:52:12 <CraigC> Kat, oh dang, sorry :(
08:52:25 <Kat> Thanks all
08:52:38 <CraigC> ynpvisitor50, file a suit against YNP ;)
08:53:27 <Kat> Dome
08:53:43 <CraigC> Katie🌧, might need to give a call to VEC and let them be aware of the bison close to the path
08:54:04 <Cooper> where is there a bison?
08:54:16 <CraigC> by that big brown furry thing
08:54:55 <Kat> Katie are you going to call?
08:55:01 <Katie🌧> I've been impressed that people have been prudent so far. Of course, that won't last.
08:55:29 <CraigC> better for them to know, then it's on them if they send anyone or not
08:56:16 <CraigC> smart tourist
08:56:32 <Katie🌧> So far, they have all turned around
08:56:37 <Kat> Fellow turned around - good for him!
08:56:48 <CraigC> I'll call if you want me to
08:57:27 <Katie🌧> I can do it
08:57:29 <CraigC> hey fish
08:57:34 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
08:57:36 <fishynp> morning
08:57:54 <Kat> You can - I was just waiting a few to see if he crossed over the bw and moved on - doesn't look like it
08:58:02 <CraigC> fishynp, thanks for your clarification last night on the seismo, I copied and pasted it this morning
08:58:11 <Cooper> so is this bison over by the start of Geyser Hill?
08:58:19 <Katie🌧> No one manning the phone there yet.
08:58:30 <fishynp> no problem. You can see that the spike on Tantalus is not really that big.
08:58:33 <CraigC> do you have Comm #?
08:59:00 <Katie🌧> Cooper, it's between the Artemisias and Dome, closer to Dome, right next to the boardwalk going up to Dome.
08:59:20 <Cooper> thanks Katie
08:59:20 <Katie🌧> the other number I have is for LE
08:59:33 <CraigC> more like between West Thumb and Artemisia
08:59:50 <ynpvisitor52> :thumbsup:
09:00:10 <Kat> so far folks are being smart
09:00:19 <CraigC> so far... :)
09:00:28 <Kat> AL
09:00:40 <Katie🌧> Oh, Gawd. I need covfefe! ANEMONES and Dome.
09:00:49 <CraigC> Katie🌧, ;)
09:00:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> there are multiple Artemisia's?
09:00:59 <Cooper> Katie, I still got it:)
09:01:06 <ynpvisitor52> :thumbsup:
09:01:18 <Katie🌧> *walking to coffee machine, I can't hear you teasing*
09:01:43 <CraigC> is the coffee machine between Alaska and Peru?
09:01:45 <Kat> hahahaha
09:01:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> one near DOme ... and I have been walking all that way down bain when i didnt have to :(
09:03:38 <Cooper> what did I do!?
09:13:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> i see we are at 50 SB for the last year (not 49) - at least for another hour or two
09:23:39 <Dave from B™> Good morning everyone
09:23:49 <CraigC> hey Dave, thanks for making time for us this morning
09:23:59 <Dave from B™> Ouch, CraigC
09:24:03 <Kat> Hey Dave
09:24:05 <CraigC> :)
09:24:36 <Dave from B™> Have you been waiting all morning to tell me that?:D
09:25:34 <Kat> OF
09:26:09 <CraigC> Dave from B™, no, only half the morning... if you had been here earlier this morning, I couldn't have said it
09:26:29 <Dave from B™> hahaha
09:26:57 <Dave from B™> I'll spare you my rendition of the SB stats since they have been talked about already:)
09:27:30 <Dave from B™> Still an outside chance at 50 this year
09:28:18 <CraigC> how many this year?
09:30:42 <Dave from B™> 39 so far
09:31:14 <Kat> Dome
09:31:15 <ynpvisitor20> An amazing run!
09:31:50 <Dave from B™> CriaiC, you've only seen 12.8% of this years eruption. Isn't 12.8% an F?:)
09:32:18 <Dave from B™> If we're grading on a curve, I'm sure you have an A
09:32:26 <CraigC> wonder who Dave is talking to.... this CriacC character
09:32:50 <Dave from B™> haha
09:32:55 <CraigC> LOL
09:33:40 <Kat> Bee splashes :)
09:36:11 <CraigC> I wonder if 5 even puts me in the top 10... besides Bevs and Kitt, Udo has been there a lot, Tom C, HK and Suzanne.
09:36:57 <Dave from B™> not Top 10 but easily top 20
09:37:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> William
09:37:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> MA maybe? Tara
09:37:35 <Dave from B™> I'm tied for 695th
09:38:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> alo depends how mny you count ... does steam phase count?
09:38:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> i count them all because they are so rare for me
09:38:53 <CraigC> and Micah
09:39:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> i dont think Micah has seen many starts, although he has seen a few steam phases
09:39:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> s more than 5 in total
09:39:46 <CraigC> I've been there for 4 starts, then the one with you
09:39:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> Polly has tried for a lot too
09:39:59 <CraigC> I was watching it start from the parking lot
09:40:18 <CraigC> guess the parking is as close as Decker
09:40:34 <CraigC> but I didnt see the minors build up
09:40:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> I saw 2 steam phases prior to 2018
09:42:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> i felt pretty excited about them and the 2014 one I will never forget, sitting there all night
09:43:17 <CraigC> yeah, people that walk by and roll their eyes don't get the excitement of the anticipation
09:45:30 <Dave from B™> It is a Top 10 lifetime highlight
09:45:37 <CraigC> hey Lori
09:45:49 <Lori S in West> Hi Craig
09:45:54 <Lori S in West> Hi All
09:46:00 <CraigC> it is right next to Solar Eclipse for me
09:46:29 <Dave from B™> Yeah...I'm not sure which I liked more..probably a slight edge to SB because of my love for geysers
09:48:05 <Kat> Hi Lori
09:48:19 <Dave from B™> No one is taking advantage of the longer maximum for chat names?
09:48:39 <Lori S in West> Hi Kat
09:49:28 <Dave from B™> Lori S, you are ahead of me!
09:49:45 <Lori S saw 2 St> Dave from B™, hey, you gave me the idea. :)
09:50:42 <Poor Katie Has > 1
09:51:03 <CraigC> nothing poor about that
09:51:27 <Hoover Cam Hate> Got to spell still.
09:53:49 <Hellroaring Kat> See what you started Dave?
09:53:55 <Dave from B™ > A 24 day interval will fall off the last 100 after the next eruption
09:54:08 <ynpvisitor3> Geez Lori, figure out your name already!
09:54:15 <CraigC> Romper Room Chat
09:54:32 <Hellroaring Kat> :)
09:55:11 <Lori S> Hey, at least I HAVE a name :p
09:55:14 <Dave from B™ > Did I start this fiasco?
09:55:47 <Hellroaring Kat> Ummm - I believe you did!
09:55:52 <Lori S> Dave from B™ (5/13/19), You did. I was sitting here just watching steam
09:56:00 <Dave from B™ > 3 is a name. It could be # of SB's, # of kids, IQ, totally random:D
09:56:28 <Lori S> *snciker
09:56:34 <Lori S> *snicker*
09:57:09 <Dave from B™ > Whatever you do, don't take a side on the China/Hong Kong issue...ask the NBA
09:59:32 <NBA is done for> NPS kind of works. This page is all Circle.
10:00:07 <Hellroaring Kat> Now they're going to get dumb!
10:00:27 <Katie 🌧> I can't call VEC right now. Can someone?
10:00:33 <Joe> NBA have you reset your flash
10:00:39 <CraigC> I will
10:00:40 <Hellroaring Kat> I will
10:00:48 <CraigC> ok Kat
10:00:51 <Lori S> Is that a bison? Oh my.
10:00:52 <CraigC> you call
10:01:33 <Dave from B™ > "It's just a big brown rock and they are really slow"
10:02:02 <Lori S> Perhaps a zoom would be in order to catch the action shot
10:02:09 <CraigC> could be the same bison that flung the little girl
10:02:29 <CraigC> holy smokes
10:02:33 <Dave from B™ > I've never really been a wildlife gymnastics fan
10:02:43 <ynpvisitor50> They just want to pet it, gee what could go wrong
10:03:20 <Lori S> on delay at work...get you holy smokes now
10:03:25 <Hellroaring Kat> VEC response - don't have many people today but will see if we can get someone out least they are aware
10:03:30 <Lori S> *your
10:03:38 <Hellroaring Kat> OMG - what are they thinking??
10:03:47 <Lori S> Hellroaring Kat, they aren't
10:04:07 <LindaG> Boardwa
10:04:27 <LindaG> Bro
10:04:40 <LindaG> Typing difficulties lol
10:04:44 <Lori S> made it by once, let me try again
10:05:08 <Katie 🌧> I'm having everything difficulties today. It started with not turning the coffee machine on and continued from there.
10:05:11 <Lori S> "hey, I just walked by it, it's OK"
10:05:24 <Katie 🌧> then "artemesias" before that first (late) cup of coffee
10:05:30 <LindaG> Let me do it again
10:05:32 <CraigC> LOL
10:05:47 <Katie 🌧> Then I just launched a browser 7 times because it wasn't opening - except it was, on another screen
10:05:58 <LindaG> Hello everyone hello
10:05:58 <Katie 🌧> I'm not going to operate heavy machinery!
10:06:02 <Eric> Morning
10:06:07 <Lori S> Hello Linda Hello
10:06:28 <Hellroaring Kat> Hey Linda - was just windering where you were?
10:06:36 <Hellroaring Kat> wondering*
10:06:38 <Lori S> Katie 🌧, You win. All I did was slip on our icy door mat and tweak my lower back.
10:07:14 <LindaG> Hellroaring Kat, 😊 hi there
10:07:24 <Hellroaring Kat> 1 smart person
10:07:34 <CraigC> hey Linda and Eric
10:07:46 <LindaG> CraigC, hey hey
10:07:58 <LindaG> Eric, morning
10:08:06 <Dave from B™ > Weather change coming to B this week....High Today 74F, tomorrow 29F for a high and 4-8" of white stuff:(:(:(:(:(
10:08:08 <LindaG> Lori S, hi
10:08:18 <Eric> Hi Craig and LInda
10:08:26 <Dave from B™ > Morning Eric
10:08:27 <Hellroaring Kat> Wow - what a change Dave
10:08:30 <Eric> Hi Dave
10:08:49 <Dave from B™ > Low of 11F wed night
10:08:54 <Eric> Wow...that is quite the weather shift!
10:09:10 <LindaG> Dave from B™ (5/13/19), been having similar weather out here. Not sure to put on heat or ac from day to day
10:09:11 <Dave from B™ > And, my sprinklers get blown out on the 15th:(
10:09:14 <Hellroaring Kat> bbl
10:09:25 <Lori S> Bye Kat
10:09:47 <Eric> You better blow faster Dave
10:09:48 <Lori S> Hullo Mr C
10:09:51 <LindaG> Coopers here!
10:09:55 <Cooper> Hi Eric, Dave, Linda, and Ms. Lori
10:10:03 <LindaG> Cooper, hi
10:10:16 <Cooper> bison still there?
10:10:24 <Eric> Hi Coop
10:10:32 <Eric> Dome
10:10:46 <LindaG> Go dome
10:11:38 <Eric> That bison looks like he is positioned for easy riding!
10:11:48 <Eric> Just hop off the BW and onto his back!
10:13:13 <Eric> LS?
10:13:19 <Eric> I think so
10:13:29 <LindaG> Yup
10:13:46 <LindaG> Havent see that in a while
10:14:00 <Eric> Yep, not a common geyser to get
10:14:12 <Eric> hard to see unless we are zoomed in like now
10:14:17 <Eric> or it's really steamy
10:15:18 <Eric> ahh, I see Kat got it earlier
10:15:46 <LindaG> We're late to the party hehe
10:16:00 <Eric> Yep...seems so
10:16:22 <Lori S> LindaG, story of my life :p
10:16:33 <LindaG> Lori S, 🤣
10:16:56 <Cooper> Lori, the story of all of us nerds life:)
10:17:17 <Lori S> Cooper, Who you callin a nerd? :p
10:17:38 <LindaG> 😊 I'm proud to be a nerd
10:17:52 <Cooper> if we were not nerds, would we be staring at a seismograph because some bit of water erupted:p:p:p no, thus we are all nerd
10:17:59 <Cooper> NERDS WILL RULE THE WORLD!
10:18:49 <Eric> Wow...I had not looked at the seismo...that is quite the shake SB gave it!
10:19:04 <CraigC> 21:41:18 ‹ynpvisitor19› The amplitudes are all scaled relatively to the average background noise level. Since it was so quiet today, it looks really big.
10:19:07 <Lori S> Yes, a very beautiful trace, I think
10:19:20 <Eric> ahhh, interesting
10:19:37 <Cooper> Craig, still it is a beautiful trace
10:19:44 <Eric> I didn't know that the shakes were scaled....that seems, wrong.
10:19:57 <Lori S> Eric, agree. I feel cheated somehow
10:20:03 <LindaG> Cant miss it that's for sure
10:20:06 <CraigC> there there
10:20:13 <Eric> I thought they manually set a sensetivity level on each seismo.
10:20:26 <Lori S> CraigC, :lol:
10:21:10 <LindaG> Anemone
10:21:30 <Cooper> Haha, thanks Craig
10:21:50 <Eric> Participation is the most important part!
10:22:02 <Eric> pump
10:22:34 <Eric> don't let society tell you that a trophy for being marginally better than someone else is significant :-P
10:22:52 <Dave from B™ > haha
10:22:55 <CraigC> :)
10:22:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> this must have been the biggest eruption ever
10:23:09 <Eric> It was
10:23:14 <Eric> 700ft!
10:23:22 <CraigC> the observers did say it was really loud, though
10:23:42 <CraigC> not that other eruptions weren't LOL
10:23:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> biggest and loudest
10:23:46 <Eric> I hope it coated the parking lot and all of their equipment :-P
10:23:47 <Dave from B™ > You could even see on the sat photos from space!
10:24:13 <CraigC> you guys
10:24:25 <Lori S> Look what the POTUS has done to you
10:24:28 <Eric> So are you saying it was the Biggliest?
10:24:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> Eric - that might delay opening for a week or more
10:24:44 <Eric> 6 day delay is fine :-P
10:24:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> it was the bigoidiest
10:24:57 <Eric> Nobody needs to be there for a bit anyway
10:25:07 <CraigC> ahem
10:25:18 <CraigC> I go in 9 days
10:25:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> Wed + 6 days is Tuesday ... may miss another
10:25:31 <Eric> Perfect...fresh parking lot for you Craig!
10:25:41 <Eric> Great for Craig though
10:26:01 <Eric> All I care about is making Craig's visit perfect!
10:26:07 <CraigC> hahaha
10:26:21 <Eric> Bison on the move
10:26:23 <CraigC> people.....
10:26:39 <Cooper> maybe the grass was greener over there?
10:26:41 <Katie 🌧> It was the steam from Anemon that got my attention, but then, yeah, movement...
10:26:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> he has to see 3 or more eruptions to get into the top 10
10:26:57 <Lori S> whoa did you see that?
10:27:05 <Eric> Otherwise just a participation trophy for Craig?
10:27:16 <Dave from B™ > Honorable Mention
10:27:22 <Cooper> Bronze!?
10:27:23 <Eric> even worse
10:27:35 <Cooper> I think it just had a decent sized over the edge splash!
10:27:40 <CraigC> Lori, see what
10:27:56 <Lori S> I swear as we were zooming in I saw a bluff charge
10:28:24 <CraigC> wowowoww
10:28:27 <Eric> uttt ohhh
10:28:35 <Eric> move people!
10:28:40 <Lori S> And now it has stopped eating and is looking up. Not good.
10:28:40 <LindaG> Standoff tourists vs. Bison
10:28:49 <Cooper> who will win?! The Bison
10:28:50 <CraigC> can we zoom to look at the tail?
10:29:08 <Eric> I thought he was starting to charge!
10:29:12 <Lori S> IDIOTS!
10:29:20 <LindaG> These people dont move easily yikes
10:29:25 <Cooper> MOVE AWAY YOU DUMBIES!
10:29:25 <CraigC> tail is still down
10:29:31 <Cooper> DO NOT WALK CLOSER!
10:29:44 <Lori S> sorry for xaps
10:29:47 <CraigC> omg
10:29:48 <Lori S> caps
10:29:51 <Cooper> oh yeah, oops
10:29:53 <Eric> WTF?
10:30:01 <CraigC> taik up
10:30:05 <CraigC> tail
10:30:14 <Lori S> yup
10:30:19 <Dave from B™ > That was close
10:30:23 <Cooper> do they have a ranger up there?!
10:30:23 <LindaG> How many feet up?
10:30:23 <Eric> I hope that guy gets tossed...frickin idiot!
10:30:36 <CraigC> maybe VEC needs another call
10:30:38 <Lori S> I call guy in grey with khakis
10:30:38 <Eric> He was challenging that bison...
10:30:51 <Dave from B™ > tail is wagging
10:30:54 <Cooper> stop walking closer
10:30:56 <lori lurking > we are all rootng for the bison!
10:31:06 <Cooper> Lori, yes, haha
10:31:25 <Eric> I generally hope clueless people are safe...but that guy was doing really stupid stuff.
10:31:29 <LindaG> It's a gentleman bison
10:31:35 <Cooper> yes
10:31:46 <Cooper> now just stay away from it
10:31:55 <Lori S> Here we go
10:32:10 <fishynp> They are being stupid but it actually might not be as close as it looks with this camera view.
10:32:14 <Cooper> Good Bison not tossing anyone
10:32:25 <Katie 🌧> But we did see raised tail and "bluff" charge
10:32:27 <Lori S> yet
10:32:39 <Cooper> yup
10:32:40 <Eric> It's True FishYNP....
10:32:42 <LindaG> Whew
10:32:43 <Lori S> guy in grey with khakis and camera bag for sure
10:32:55 <Cooper> now lets hope no one else does thar
10:32:58 <Cooper> tat
10:33:02 <Cooper> htat
10:33:08 <Cooper> argg, you know what I mean
10:33:14 <Lori S> Happy to be wrong
10:33:16 <CraigC> hat?
10:33:23 <Cooper> haha
10:33:24 <Eric> But I have seen enough perspective views...that I think he was still WAY to close.
10:33:31 <CraigC> hair?
10:33:46 <Cooper> :):p
10:33:55 <Katie 🌧> indy
10:33:56 <Cooper> .
10:33:57 <Cooper> .
10:33:57 <Cooper> .
10:33:57 <Cooper> .
10:33:57 <Cooper> .
10:34:03 <Eric> Talk like a pirate day was last month cooper
10:34:10 <LindaG> Delay
10:34:11 <Eric> Thar she blows!
10:34:33 <Eric> Shiver me Indy
10:34:43 <Cooper> Please Beehive, have a short indy! I leave in 15 mins
10:34:44 <Katie 🌧> text sent
10:34:56 <Eric> Thx Katie...txt received
10:35:05 <CraigC> a gazer posted note on GT about bison
10:35:18 <Lori S> Bee be like, hey, come watch me, get away from that bison!
10:35:22 <Cooper> stop walking away!
10:35:30 <Cooper> haha Lori
10:35:32 <LindaG> Imagine if we missed indy due to a bison toss
10:35:53 <CraigC> I'd take the bison toss over watching Bee on a screen
10:35:55 <Cooper> Linda, possible It was ie when we panned over
10:36:25 <LindaG> Cooper, spectator sport
10:36:42 <Eric> I hope joe is recording if that ever happens
10:37:01 <Eric> No Joe or Kevin here this morning :-(
10:37:22 <LindaG> We're on our own
10:38:50 <Kitt> yay indy
10:38:53 <Cooper> Hi Kitt
10:38:57 <Lori S> Hi Kitt
10:39:08 <Cooper> Tall indy now:)
10:39:35 <Kitt> hello
10:39:44 <LindaG> Kitt, hi
10:40:15 <ynpvisitor107> NOW!!!!
10:40:23 <ynpvisitor107> Hmmm. Didn't seem to work
10:40:31 <Cooper> 5
10:40:32 <Kitt> the other side was better, but since I left the park yesterday hopefully this will do
10:40:34 <Cooper> 4
10:40:39 <Cooper> 3
10:40:43 <Cooper> NOW!
10:40:48 <Kitt> why are you counting
10:40:55 <Kitt> Cooper?
10:41:04 <Cooper> Trying to cound down to the start, did not work
10:41:07 <LindaG> No geyser before its time
10:41:48 <Lori S> solish splash
10:41:52 <Lori S> haha
10:41:55 <Kitt> I watched an awesome back lit one 2 days ago
10:41:59 <Lori S> splish splash
10:42:03 <Eric> I think we can all agree on that Kitt :-P Being in the basin beats the webcam every day of the week :-P
10:42:23 <Kitt> Norris intersection is a mess
10:42:34 <Eric> Nothing like standing next to Bee during an eruption.
10:42:51 <Kitt> and Ryan was told by LE at Norris that the basin will also be closed on Wednesday
10:43:02 <Lori S> Just like being in Elk Park instead of watching the seismo is better
10:43:28 <Lori S> How long is Ryan staying?
10:43:48 <Kitt> I think he was there for about a week
10:45:06 <Kitt> I thought they fixed the webcam issue
10:45:17 <ynpvisitor52> snow coming Wednesday - they can't pave at those temps
10:45:36 <Lori S> ynpvisitor52, yup
10:45:47 <Eric> The radios are fixed...but I think they are having Century Link issues now
10:45:53 <Eric> Layers of problems!
10:45:56 <Kitt> oh
10:45:57 <Dave from B™ > Hi, Kitt
10:46:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> LE was probably told the basin would be closed longer than the construction vehicles would be there
10:47:18 <Kitt> and they have to fix the shoulder areas, signage, after they pave
10:47:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> painting lines
10:47:41 <Lori S> Who needs signs? No one looks at them anyway.
10:47:46 <ynpvisitor52> I'd bet there will be another closure in warmer weather
10:48:01 <Lori S> ynpvisitor52, probably in 6 to 7 days
10:48:08 <Cooper> Please Beehive? (said with my best pouty face)
10:48:12 <Eric> Go Bee!
10:48:23 <Cooper> Bee
10:48:24 <Kitt> Beehive
10:48:25 <Eric> BH
10:48:32 <Dave from B™ > Kitt, are they planning on making official prking spaces along the road?
10:48:43 <Kitt> I don't know
10:48:47 <Eric> Nice!
10:48:57 <Cooper> :)
10:49:28 <Cooper> At least I got the start of Bee:) Bye
10:49:35 <Eric> cya coop
10:49:56 <JarnoO> oi, Bee! That wasn't the deal we made!
10:50:05 <JarnoO> morning all
10:50:09 <Eric> haha
10:50:12 <Eric> Hi Jarno
10:50:17 <Lori S> Hi Jarno
10:50:27 <LindaG> JarnoO, hi, it waited as long as it could
10:50:33 <JarnoO> :P
10:51:30 <lori lurking > Bison was getting too much attention, Bee had to go!
10:51:52 <Katie 🌧> OF in window, now, too. Gonna have to go there soon
10:52:10 <Eric> almost done
10:52:20 <Eric> Not much steam on static at OF
10:52:21 <Kitt> have a good day, back to unpacking
10:52:28 <Eric> enjoy
10:52:28 <Lori S> Bye Kitt
10:53:42 <JarnoO> good to see the boat went yesterday. I wonder if the road workers can still see through the windows of their machines
10:55:52 <Cooper> I now have 5 mins:), FOG
10:55:58 <Cooper> GO FO**
10:56:01 <Cooper> GO OF*
11:03:45 <CraigC> is OF almost done?
11:04:18 <Eric> just steam,
11:04:28 <Eric> Can we flip to down basin?
11:04:46 <Eric> I think camop might be doing real life stuff :-P
11:05:28 <Eric> Thanks!
11:05:45 <Eric> Hill is good too...stuff to see both directions
11:06:09 <CraigC> another bison on the path?
11:06:10 <Eric> riverside should be any minute
11:06:41 <Katie 🌧> CraigC, my boss is way ahead of you on that "sarcasm thing" this morning. WAY ahead.
11:06:49 <Eric> haha
11:07:01 <Eric> riverside
11:07:03 <CraigC> halfway between spasmodic and the right edge, I think is a bison
11:07:06 <Dave from B™ > Is this Mutual of Omaha?
11:07:22 <Eric> oh, yep...can we zoom to the people and bison on path?
11:07:29 <CraigC> looks like people are stopped there
11:07:40 <Eric> People standing right there next to the bison
11:08:10 <Eric> I guess buson moved off path
11:08:11 <CraigC> more tight
11:08:14 <CraigC> right
11:08:23 <CraigC> in the trees
11:08:23 <Eric> people moving through now
11:08:32 <CraigC> yeah
11:08:34 <Eric> yep, right there
11:08:48 <CraigC> it was on the right side of the trees when we first came to this view
11:08:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> trucks exiting N gate .... maybe Norris is finished?
11:08:51 <Katie 🌧> motion sickness...
11:09:29 <CraigC> Katie 🌧, are you working?
11:09:33 <CraigC> hey Betty
11:09:38 <Betty> hi all
11:09:48 <Betty> hey CraigC
11:10:09 <Betty> bummer, missed BH
11:10:17 <LindaG> Betty, hi
11:10:19 <Eric> Hi Betty
11:10:37 <Betty> hi LindaG and Eric
11:10:39 <Katie 🌧> Yup. Riverside
11:10:44 <Katie 🌧> Or not...
11:10:57 <CraigC> Katie 🌧, I can run the cam for a while
11:11:18 <Katie 🌧> I'm okay, Craig.
11:11:28 <Eric> It is riverside Katie
11:11:32 <Katie 🌧> BUT, if you want to take tomorrow???
11:11:35 <CraigC> I was going to go biking, but my back is still twinging
11:11:50 <Lori S> Oh, Hi Betty
11:12:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> got to love the winter storm warning for YNP - Impacts .... The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute."
11:12:08 <CraigC> yeah, looks like riverside
11:12:09 <Eric> just low humidity today
11:12:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning or evening commute?
11:12:26 <Katie 🌧> I'm always at work when I drive the cam. boss knows, doesn't care. He watched the bison with us - he was at my desk at I swung a monitor so he could see.
11:12:44 <Betty> hey, Lori S, hi Katie 🌧 and GO STEAMBOAT
11:12:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> hi Betty
11:13:08 <Eric> Be careful will make him or her an addict!
11:13:22 <CraigC> there is bison
11:13:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> 3 to 8" of snow in the forcast would mean no commute here
11:13:26 <Eric> ohh, him
11:13:58 <CraigC> Katie 🌧, what is the shift tomorrow?
11:14:06 <Katie 🌧> He was a wildlife biologist before he was an entrepreneur (worked with the Jonkels on griz research, worked with the Owl Research Insitute and more)
11:14:13 <Katie 🌧> when it comes to wildlife, he is already hooked
11:14:17 <Eric> On my saturday hike...I got to hear all kinds of Elk bugling and horns smashing.
11:14:33 <Eric> Nice
11:15:07 <Eric> It was before sun-up so I didn't get to see any of it :-(
11:15:19 <GO STEAMBOAT> i didnt see much wildlife in TX and NM - just tarantulas, deer, roadrunners, and bats
11:15:21 <Katie 🌧> tomorrow 10:00 until Kevin gets back from an appointment.
11:15:45 <Eric> I saw your tarantula pics...those are impressive!
11:15:49 <CraigC> Katie 🌧, if I don't go biking, I will, can I let you know tomorrow at 10?
11:15:58 <Katie 🌧> tomorrow is the anniversary of my son's death. 4 years
11:16:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice little furry things
11:16:05 <CraigC> :(
11:16:11 <Katie 🌧> Yup. I'll be around until at least noonish
11:16:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> sorry to hear that Katie 🌧
11:17:33 <Lori S> Katie 🌧, I saw that on your fb. I had no idea since we just recently friended on fb. I am so sorry.
11:17:53 <Betty> sorry to hear that, Katie :-(
11:18:11 <Katie 🌧> thank you, all
11:18:45 <Betty> gives a sad taste to my birthday
11:19:44 <GO STEAMBOAT> your birthday is tomorrow Betty?
11:20:01 <Betty> yes. with Ryan
11:20:50 <Dave from B™ > Happy 39th Betty
11:21:12 <Lori S> Dave from B™ (5/13/19), :thumbsup:
11:21:47 <LindaG> Betty, oh happy birthday, you are 39 too? 😉
11:21:55 <Betty> Dave....tomorrow, not today ;-)
11:22:15 <Dave from B™ > In our house, it is Birthday WEEK
11:22:49 <Betty> lol, Linda, kind of... :-D
11:23:43 <Betty> I think this weeks birthdays are all New years eve kids :-)
11:24:14 <Betty> Daisy
11:24:21 <LindaG> 😃
11:25:20 <Betty> who has birthday in your house, Dave?
11:26:14 <Lori S> Got to concentrate on something at work so I'll BBL.
11:26:30 <Lori S> Go Bison!
11:27:38 <Dave from B™ > My Uncle was 10/7. My Mom 10/20...I was just stating if there is a birthday in the household, it is a week long party
11:27:44 <Katie 🌧> Dome
11:27:52 <Katie 🌧> saw a splash a moment agao
11:28:05 <Betty> true, Dave
11:28:08 <CraigC> where is the bison?
11:28:13 <Dave from B™ > Katie, I'm sorry for your loss. Was Bridger your only child?
11:31:02 <Katie 🌧> We had a stillborn son, Colter, in 2006
11:31:54 <Casey> Wow Katie. Thoughts, prayers, well-wishes, etc coming your way.
11:31:56 <Dave from B™ > Katie, that is more heartache than anyone should have to endure. I'm so sorry. I've never seen someone so open about tragedy. I'd admire you.
11:32:09 <Dave from B™ > I*
11:33:19 <Katie 🌧> thank you - I grew up doing my best to always hide any pain but can't hide it from myself so why hide it at all. Takes the "edge" off to be open, I've found.
11:33:44 <Dave from B™ > Part of my carefree attitude about life comes from my mom's struggles to have a child. 4 miscarriages and a baby that survived 3 days. I was a month premature. Just happy to be here at all.
11:34:31 <LindaG> Katie 🌧, I think you are right holding things I only causes more pain.
11:35:04 <Casey> In some way (even if it may be small) I hope we can help you carry that burden.
11:35:12 <Katie 🌧> Bridger was a month pre-term as well. I thought leaving the hospital (for brief periods) while my baby was still there was the hardest thing. Harder things came later, but your mom had had the harder things with the miscarriages...
11:35:48 <Katie 🌧> Thanks, Casey, and yes, support from family & friends is the ONLY thing that got us through.
11:36:20 <Katie 🌧> ...and even strangers
11:36:31 <Casey> Sometimes strangers can be friends too
11:36:58 <Katie 🌧> When Bridger was at Seattle Childrens, their PAC team (or whatever they are called - team of social workers and therapists) asked about Bridger's interests.
11:37:02 <LindaG> Katie 🌧, you do a wonderful job celebrating his life. Hugs.
11:37:33 <CraigC> your friends here are the strangest of all, I would guess
11:37:44 <Katie 🌧> We told them he was a gamer and a YouTuber. One asked what games he played. I told her he would be upset to have missed (at that point) 3 Friday mornings on Destiny (Destiny had a Friday morning event each week).
11:37:59 <Katie 🌧> She said her husband worked at Bungi on the Destiny development team.
11:38:24 <Katie 🌧> I said "Bridger would be more excited to meet him than Russell Wilson, really!" (Russell Wilson visits that hospital each week)
11:39:32 <Katie 🌧> Bungi had her deliver a HUGE poster signed by every member of the game development team, a framed print dedicated to him "Bridger, thanks for bringing light to our game," and a bunch more Destiny "swag."
11:40:02 <Katie 🌧> A statue they sent was used in one of the floral arrangements for his funeral. I have those in the game room. The kindness of strangers...
11:40:28 <Katie 🌧> My highschool classmates commissioned a portrait of Bridger.ll
11:40:34 <LindaG> So nice, people are basically good I think
11:40:52 <CraigC> cool story
11:40:57 <Katie 🌧> Yes. People are good. :)
11:41:12 <LindaG> 😊
11:41:58 <Katie 🌧> Seattle Children's Hospital was very kind, too. I was playing some of Bridger's YouTube videos. In one, for reasons we'll never know, he had said that when he died, he wanted to be buried in a "James Bond suit."
11:42:57 <Katie 🌧> Seattle Children's Hospital had that suit ready for us when we left the hospital.
11:43:29 <LindaG> That is soooooo nice
11:45:16 <LindaG> Katie 🌧, did he like geysers?
11:46:03 <Katie 🌧> He did - and gave all of the un-named features his own names. But I think he might have liked OFI even more. :)
11:46:46 <Katie 🌧> He "graded" Old Faithful eruptions - sometimes mildly upsetting those within earshot who saw their one and only OF eruption when he gave it a "C-"
11:47:07 <LindaG> Lol
11:47:14 <Betty> :-)
11:50:58 <Casey> I've seen some of those OF eruptions
11:51:58 <Betty> hi Casey
11:52:07 <Betty> how was your trip?
11:54:31 <Casey> Hi Betty. My trip? I've been back close to a month. Have i not talked to you since then? If not, it was a great trip. I definitely need to go more often.
11:54:44 <Casey> Also, I feel bad for not talking to you more.
11:55:02 <LindaG> Casey, where did you go?
11:56:01 <Casey> Yellowstone (if that's what we're talking about). I did somewhat travel to run in a Tough Mudder this past weekend, but I don't think I had talked about that with anyone on here, so the Yellowstone trip must be it.
11:56:27 <Betty> I thought we missed to meet by some days, and I left YNP the day after Labour Day. I was not in chat very often the last fortnight
11:56:46 <LindaG> Casey, oh gee what a surprise, Yellowstone. 😃😉
11:57:26 <Casey> Yeah, Betty. I got there just a few days after Labor Day. Sorry I missed you.
11:57:57 <Betty> some day we may meet :-)
11:58:29 <Betty> see, I even met CraigC, but I missed Graham
11:58:31 <Casey> I hope so. If Steamboat stays active I won't be able to stay away.
11:59:04 <Casey> I got to see both CraigC and Graham.
11:59:18 <Betty> :thumbsup::D
11:59:55 <Betty> Graham was hiding from me ;-)
12:01:09 <Casey> Were you in the park at the same time and just didn't run into eachother?
12:02:34 <Betty> yep
12:02:48 <Casey> That's awful. Shame on Graham
12:02:57 <Betty> lol
12:03:35 <Betty> usually we see each other several times per day, but this year it did not work
12:03:55 <Betty> and it was 4 days
12:04:17 <Casey> He seemed to be camped at Fountain when outside of SB's window. Not enough excitement in UGB for him this year.
12:05:37 <Betty> we were at the same Grand one day, and it still is a miracle to me how I coud have missed him
12:05:52 <Dave from B™ > Katie, who was the young lady who ended up with a sweaty Griz souvenir last game?
12:06:08 <Katie 🌧> that's my niece, Loretta (Retta)
12:08:47 <Dave from B™ > I forgot how fun that atmposphere is
12:10:21 <Katie 🌧> It is fun. So, one more Bridger story - Griz game related. During Bobby Hauck's first stint at UM, he had a program called "Coach Hauck's Book Brigade."
12:10:56 <Katie 🌧> kids did book reports to enter a drawing to be introduced on field between first and second quarter and receive an autographed ball from Monte
12:11:21 <CraigC> bulger
12:11:31 <Katie 🌧> Bridger won one week. They were asked to name their favorite book and the PA guy, Peter Christian, had a script "and Bridger's favorite book is"
12:11:41 <CraigC> bison still by the boardwalk
12:11:54 <CraigC> bunch of people there
12:12:08 <Eric> Probably trying to get past him Craig :-P
12:12:21 <Dave from B™ > What was the book?
12:12:24 <Eric> You are leaving us in suspense Katie!
12:12:36 <Katie 🌧> Peter, who is a customer/friend, called me. "Is this YOUR Bridger." "Yup" "I've had to practice saying the title of his favorite book so I don't get tongue tied announcing it to 20,000 people)
12:12:41 <Eric> oh handy...the bison is on the other side of a railing!
12:12:52 <Katie 🌧> The title was "Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman"
12:12:59 <Eric> hahahaha
12:13:00 <Dave from B™ > hahaha
12:13:05 <Katie 🌧> Peter did a dramatic pause before saying it. 20,000 people laughed.
12:13:14 <Eric> that is hillarious
12:13:31 <Eric> Captain underpants are great books
12:14:37 <CraigC> old tardy
12:16:20 <Eric> You talking about yourself again Craig?
12:16:34 <CraigC> ;)
12:16:44 <CraigC> more like old farty
12:18:04 <Eric> haha...less beans my friend
12:19:46 <Betty> what was the date, Dave?
12:20:31 <Dave from B™> My SB date
12:21:01 <Betty> oh, sure. Why did I ask...
12:24:46 <Casey> Here's my SB date.
12:25:46 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
12:25:48 <Casey> Way too much wax pencil on that sign now. It is hard to clean off the older writing.
12:25:57 <Eric> Nice....mine was the first time they had changed that board in about 10 years :-P
12:26:02 <Betty> nice
12:26:22 <Eric> I still remember us coxing Mark over the railing to update it :-P
12:26:44 <Betty> :-)
12:26:58 <Casey> I cannot confirm or deny that some of that may be my handwriting.
12:27:04 <Eric> haha
12:27:05 <CraigC> LOL
12:27:54 <Eric> I am sure the proper personnel wrote it very legally for you in their best Casey Handwriting :-P
12:28:35 <ynpvisitor52> when LS was updating the Great Ftn sign she found the best "eraser" was a cigarette butt - the filter part
12:30:35 <Casey> I didn't have any of those handy at the time.
12:31:02 <ynpvisitor52> back when we had volunteers in the LGB
12:32:01 <CraigC> now there is Barbara
12:33:27 <Eric> Now if you want to make your own sign:
12:33:46 <Eric> I erased your handwriting Casey :-P
12:34:06 <Katie 🌧> Feels like we have been looking at OF forever now
12:34:25 <Eric> longest interval for a bit
12:34:44 <Casey> Well done. I'm mildly offended, but I like the idea of everyone having their own commemorative SB sign.
12:34:46 <CraigC> maybe the preplay was all there is
12:35:14 <Eric> sorry, didn't mean to offend
12:35:34 <Eric> I can remove it if you don't want people to have access Casey
12:35:34 <Casey> It's the 21st century, everything is offensive
12:35:56 <Casey> Go for it Eric. Not offended at all.
12:36:02 <Eric> ok
12:36:18 <Casey> I'm pretty sure I surrendered rights to it by uploading it to Dropbox anyway.
12:36:23 <Eric> OF
12:36:53 <Eric> :-D
12:37:12 <Casey> The (imaginary) offense was that you liked the sign better without my writing on it.
12:37:52 <CraigC> ahhaha
12:43:12 <CraigC> bulger
12:43:15 <JarnoO> hm - the supposedly white writable area doesn't really look so white anymore :P
12:45:33 <Katie 🌧> Bulger & Sprinkler don't have quite the impact as Beehive & Aurum
12:48:43 <Katie 🌧> that's a pretty big crowd for that particular spot...
12:48:57 <JarnoO> ranger tour I think
12:49:15 <Eric> I could make it whiter, but I think the smudges give it that well erased look :-P
12:50:16 <JarnoO> it doesn't really improve readability, though
12:50:27 <Katie 🌧> wish that tilt button wasn't so darn big - I hit it by accident
12:54:13 <Eric> alright...runch time raggy!
12:59:00 <Katie 🌧> :aurum: would liven up this party
12:59:12 <Katie 🌧> or :lion:
12:59:30 <Katie 🌧> since :castle: is keeping us in suspense
13:00:08 <CraigC> I'd guess Aurum went a while ago
13:00:39 <Katie 🌧> yeah...
13:06:50 <CraigC> Tara's entry... :(
13:11:00 <Dave from B™> I heard NPS was putting up an electronic sign at Steamboat
13:11:21 <CraigC> what
13:11:38 <ynpvisitor73> Is this April Fools?
13:11:49 <Dave from B™> Yep and it will include the current water temp at the geyser
13:12:02 <Dave from B™> It even comes with a puse switch
13:12:06 <Dave from B™> pause
13:12:11 <Dave from B™> :D:D Gotcha
13:12:28 <JarnoO> When will the electric sign malfunction? A) As soon as it's installed. B) When Steamboat next erupts. C) This winter. D) With the next rainfall.
13:12:47 <Dave from B™> All of the above
13:13:04 <CraigC> it will be synced via radio signal with the cam
13:13:14 <ynpvisitor73> but you gotta be there to see it
13:13:15 <Dave from B™> It's actually going to be in a protected dome and you can only see it by walking under the dome
13:13:45 <Dave from B™> That's what we need....a retractable dome to close for eruptions
13:14:32 <Dave from B™> over each platform to protect us from the fumes
13:14:34 <CraigC> you're a retractable dome
13:15:41 <Dave from B™> Hey!! There is no name calling allowed around here:):D
13:15:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> not many people left until Craig gets back there
13:16:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> Ryan is there but not posting much, I think Micah is around for a bit but not long
13:16:51 <CraigC> wonder how many GT entries I will even get while being tour guide
13:16:51 <Dave from B™> I've already called the West Entrance. There is a BOLO out on a Jeep from Utah
13:17:03 <CraigC> LOL
13:17:09 <CraigC> but which Jeep....
13:17:27 <Katie 🌧> Be sure they have the right color. MT has so many plate designs. Mine could be mistaken for UT.
13:17:27 <CraigC> the Black one, or the....
13:17:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> the one with the suspicious looking dude in it?
13:17:41 <CraigC> doh
13:17:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> and the bike that goes wirrrrrrrrr
13:18:42 <JarnoO> splash splash
13:18:57 <CraigC> nope, no bikes, and especially not the e-bike
13:19:08 <ynpvisitor23> what makes Craig suspicious to you GO STEAMBOAT?
13:19:32 <CraigC> uhoh, Pandora's Box
13:19:44 <CraigC> please don't answer
13:19:54 <Dave from B™> Katie, I wish we would go back to ONE Montana plate. This choice of hundreds is ridiciulous and has to be a nightmare for police dept
13:20:14 <CraigC> c'mon Lion
13:20:33 <ynpvisitor23> Many states have multiple plates, it's a free for all
13:20:37 <Katie 🌧> I listen to the scanner a lot - I never hear any griping about that at all. They can read plate numbers.
13:20:56 <ynpvisitor23> many of those plates, the state names are covered with License Plate holders
13:21:07 <Dave from B™> yep, that too
13:22:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> does MT have a SB plate? Maybe one for each eruption?
13:22:22 <CraigC> bulger
13:22:34 <JarnoO> *insert sassy comment about the many license plate design around in the US* Sorry not sorry...
13:22:35 <CraigC> all black plate
13:22:46 <ynpvisitor23> SB is in Wyoming
13:23:08 <Katie 🌧> GOSA a 501(c)(3)? If so, GOSA could have a Steamboat plate made. ;)
13:23:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> so?
13:23:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> MT claims Yellowstone as its own
13:23:41 <Katie 🌧> MT has 2 Yellowstone plates. Why not a Steamboat one?
13:24:03 <ynpvisitor23> well the plate goes the wrong direction for one...
13:24:12 <ynpvisitor23> we need a vertical plate
13:24:14 <Dave from B™> Yes....that has always amused me that Yellowstone scenes are on MT plates...but we do have 3 entrances in MT
13:24:23 <ynpvisitor23> yet other than that, you are right, GOSA could do one
13:24:45 <ynpvisitor23> 4 really, counting NW
13:24:46 <Dave from B™> With the text: 3 days to 50 years?
13:25:11 <ynpvisitor23> I think identifying it would be good, Steamboat Geyser
13:25:17 <Dave from B™> true 23 always forget about that sliver
13:25:20 <ynpvisitor23> not much room on plates
13:25:53 <Dave from B™> I want the plate 3Dto50Y then
13:25:55 <ynpvisitor23> that could be on the plate holder, also sold by GOSA?
13:25:57 <ynpvisitor23> ha
13:26:13 <Dave from B™> I would save that for CB
13:26:31 <Katie 🌧> Dave from B™, on specialty plates, the character limit is 6 (it's 7 on standard plates)
13:26:38 <ynpvisitor23> you can request up to 7 letters, though not on vanity plates, I think it is 6
13:26:51 <Dave from B™> 3D250Y
13:26:58 <ynpvisitor23> there you go
13:27:08 <ynpvisitor23> and cb plate would be in CA
13:27:19 <Dave from B™> Someone will think that is a robot from Star Wars
13:27:20 <ynpvisitor23> there used to be many different states with GEYSER
13:28:14 <CraigC> 250 years????
13:28:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> are you allowed a space?
13:28:37 <ynpvisitor23> yes
13:28:59 <JarnoO> the closest you'd get in the Netherlands with that, would be 3-DTY-50. 'Problem' is, however, that that licensing plate would be used for exporting cars only (that's because the first letter is a 'D')
13:29:11 <CraigC> "this is the 249th year, we have until November to catch an eruption"
13:29:13 <ynpvisitor23> oops, not sure about vanity ones, if the total with spaces is 6
13:29:56 <ynpvisitor23> even if the letter comes after a number Jarno?
13:30:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> can always have 3D50Y
13:30:36 <Dave from B™> 3D-50Y
13:30:58 <Dave from B™> symbols not allowed?
13:31:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> or the date of your one eruption
13:31:13 <CraigC> you guys are really into this license plate thing
13:31:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> or GO SB
13:31:38 <Dave from B™> I've NEVER had a personalized plate
13:31:53 <Katie 🌧> I'm researching the design parameters for specialty plates
13:32:25 <Katie 🌧> My very first license plate was MADENMT. Wanna know how many times I had to replace stolen plates?
13:32:40 <Dave from B™> really?
13:32:44 <Katie 🌧> Yup
13:32:45 <ynpvisitor23> how many?
13:33:00 <JarnoO> too many times I think
13:33:16 <ynpvisitor23> I would have given up after the second theft
13:33:17 <CraigC> 2mny?
13:33:20 <Katie 🌧> So many that the Anaconda police staked out my car when it was parked at the high school and started making arrests
13:34:14 <JarnoO> Daisy
13:34:45 <Dave from B™> This has been to sweat for a bit. Looking forward to more fun chat when I return
13:35:01 <JarnoO> cya Dave
13:35:04 <CraigC> go4it
13:35:05 <Katie 🌧> I haven't had personalized plates on "my" vehicle since. We had BRIDGR on Matt's truck (couldn't do BRIDGER because he chose a specialty plate).
13:35:40 <Katie 🌧> He had that for 7 months and then bought a new pickup and chose not to keep that plate because people called him Bridger.
13:37:33 <Katie 🌧> I currently have the Swan Valley plate with the wolverine on it on my Jeep.
13:40:13 <Katie 🌧> Yellowstone Forever and Greater Yellowstone Coalition have plates, but there are more that "look" Yellowstone-y from service organizations.
13:41:31 <Katie 🌧> American Red Cross Five Rivers District has one with bison silhouettes. There are several with grizzly bears - from environmental groups and from service orgs (Stand Up To Hunger has a standing griz, for example).
14:01:16 <Katie 🌧> another early OF
14:08:44 <lori lurking > just saw a fb post on roadwork in our area. Starts Monday, goes through Friday. Southbound lane of the main highway for 2 miles. Has a detour route. Because we are rural , it is a 50 mile detour!
14:09:09 <JarnoO> :-/
14:11:05 <JarnoO> presuming the northbound is two-lane, they didn't think of splitting it up into north- and southbound for those 2 miles?
14:17:00 <Katie 🌧> Geysers are so quiet I'm working on a project at work that has a completion due date of Dec 31. Wake up, geysers!
14:17:14 <JarnoO> Bulger ie
14:17:26 <JarnoO> I think I'm seeing Hole ie
14:18:09 <JarnoO> no Hole to be seen
14:18:23 <JarnoO> wishful thinking strikes again
14:19:03 <JarnoO> Grand should be soon actually
14:24:36 <JarnoO> Grand
14:24:54 <JarnoO> nice start
14:25:00 <Katie 🌧> yay! A geyser!
14:25:59 <Eric> water....awesome
14:27:50 <Kevin L™🌵> Did I miss anything?
14:28:49 <Katie 🌧> bison near boardwalk, Dome, Beehive, a few OF (one of those early ones), a couple Daisies, Grand IE...
14:29:06 <Katie 🌧> You ready to take over, Kevin L™🌵?
14:29:13 <Kevin L™🌵> I can take it now.
14:29:26 <Katie 🌧> all yours. :)
14:30:23 <Kevin L™🌵> I remember why I HATE driving in town. Got stuck in a traffic incident that had us stopped dead for 45 minutes and it took about 2 hours to get out the the mess. :p
14:30:57 <Kevin L™🌵> Got it. Thanks. I really didn't expect to be that long.
14:31:40 <Katie 🌧> No problem. I was having a better time here than you were in traffic. :)
14:34:09 <Betty> hi Kevin
14:34:23 <Kevin L™🌵> This was supposed to be at a place about 5 miles and no traffic away.. Instead they scheduled for a place 57 miles away through heavy traffic.
14:34:28 <JarnoO> 2nd?
14:34:40 <Katie 🌧> Yay!
14:34:41 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi Betty. Did you have a pretzel for me?
14:34:55 <Kevin L™🌵> It looks like a 2nd
14:35:12 <Betty> yes, I did. It was a good one :-)
14:36:18 <Kevin L™🌵> We looked for you.
14:38:34 <Betty> did you see me? :-)
14:39:54 <Kevin L™🌵> We may have along with about 2 million other people!
14:41:05 <JarnoO> OT ie
14:42:20 <lori lurking > There must not be anywhere to cross over? Classic "you can't get there from here" :D
14:45:38 <Kevin L™🌵> When you have 4 lanes of normal 65 mph traffic put into 1 doing 5 to 10 mph it slows things. And it was completely blocked for 45 minutes. No movement.
14:48:22 <Katie 🌧> When there was that snow/wind event in MT last week, my husband was stopped by HP on Hwy 35 as they were closing it due to downed trees and power lines.
14:49:05 <Katie 🌧> the song on his Sirius radio was "Can't Get There From Here." He and the trooper laughed about that.
15:00:20 <Kevin L™🌵> I can sure relate to that!
15:18:45 <JarnoO> chat program is surely not liking me today
15:42:24 <Kevin L™🌵> OF not early this time.
15:42:24 <LindaG> Hello
15:42:41 <Lori S in West> Hey Linda
15:42:49 <LindaG> Lori S in West, hi
15:43:32 <Kevin L™🌵> Hi
15:44:01 <LindaG> Kevin L™🌵, hi
15:47:33 <Lori S in West> I've been here for 10 minutes and just realized I never clicked to start the cam
15:47:36 <LindaG> OF
15:47:50 <Lori S in West> *Bonk
15:48:01 <LindaG> Lori S in West, and you are wondering g why nothing is moving lol
15:48:07 <LindaG> I do that all the ti
15:48:17 <Lori S in West> haha. I was working so I just now noticed
15:48:20 <LindaG> *time
15:48:22 <Kevin L™🌵> Yu didn't miss anything.
15:48:42 <Lori S in West> Did either bison get anyone earlier?
15:48:52 <Dave from B™> Nope...everyone is safe
15:48:57 <Katie 🌧> Nope. They were tolerant.
15:49:24 <Lori S in West> Eventually, the bison will have a bad day and some innocent person is gonna get it
15:49:59 <Lori S in West> But glad everyone today escaped that fate
15:51:05 <Lori S in West> The next time someone asks to check in 3 hours early, I'm gonna hand them a mop and some Ajax and say 'Have at it."
15:52:21 <LindaG> Tell them to go watch a geyser
15:52:23 <Dave from B™> What motel Lori? I can arrange that. How many people who you like asking that tomorrow?:)
15:53:28 <Lori S in West> Vacation rentals. Fully stocked kitchens, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. But sure, we can clean 5 of those in 3 hours, no problem.
15:53:53 <Lori S in West> Including the one with 8 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms
15:55:51 <Dave from B™> How many on your staff?
15:56:47 <Lori S in West> We are short 1 so have 2.5 house cleaners. 1 doubles as the maint. guy.
15:57:13 <Lori S in West> The .5 is 72 so doesn't do as much.
15:58:15 <Lori S in West> Plus 2 office and 1 carpenter/snowplow/trash guy
15:58:30 <Kevin L™🌵> I can understand that. I feel like a .5 a lot myself.
15:58:57 <Lori S in West> Haha, me too
15:59:15 <Lori S in West> Though today I was hauling trash from cabins to our dunpster to try to help
15:59:34 <Lori S in West> *dumpster
16:01:06 <Lori S in West> Getting windy and cold here in West!
16:02:24 <Kevin L™🌵> It was 87° in my traffic jam today.
16:02:44 <Lori S in West> Kevin L™🌵, eek
16:05:14 <Kevin L™🌵> 91° now but forecast is 67° Thursday
16:09:05 <Kevin L™🌵> I wonder if construction equipment got coated in last knights Steamboat.
16:09:50 <Lori S in West> One can hope
16:10:46 <Lori S in West> More-so did the new pavement? Will there be a geyerite layer in the middle?
16:11:28 <Betty> time for sleep, night all
16:11:32 <Lori S in West> Cuz it will be there for the next 50 years
16:11:38 <Lori S in West> Night Betty
16:11:48 <Kevin L™🌵> Good knight
16:13:14 <JarnoO> Lion ini
16:13:16 <ynpvisitor110> You have an 8 bedroom 5 bath place in West you rent Lori? Is there a link?
16:13:19 <Lori S in West> Guides will stop in the lot with groups to point out the streak of gray from "the last active phase"
16:14:09 <JarnoO> grow Lion, grow!
16:14:32 <Lori S in West> ynpvisitor110, One of a kind in town. Shameless advertising:
16:14:50 <Lori S in West> But I don't own it. I just work here. :0
16:14:55 <Lori S in West> :)
16:16:53 <JarnoO> I'm off for today. Enjoy the rest of Lion
16:17:07 <Kevin L™🌵> bye
16:17:08 <Cooper Cooking> Making Icecrean
16:17:19 <Cooper Cooking> Icecream**, so will be in and out next 30 mins
16:17:19 <Lori S in West> Photos don't do it justice. Owner didn't have it prof. photographed with the others cuz it would sell with no photos at all.
16:17:37 <Lori S in West> Bye JarnoO,
16:17:52 <ynpvisitor110> Did not know that existed. Weekly stays in summer though
16:17:58 <Lori S in West> Hi Cooper Cooking
16:18:21 <Lori S in West> ynpvisitor110, because we can
16:18:30 <Cooper Cooking> Hi Ms. Lori
16:18:41 <Lori S in West> It helps the small crew out with turnovers, though
16:18:50 <ynpvisitor110> At 899/night, it must turn a tidy profit
16:19:25 <Lori S in West> That rate is new. $100 higher than 2019.
16:19:49 <Dave from B™> wow
16:20:02 <ynpvisitor110> I hope they pay you well
16:20:14 <Lori S in West> It sleeps 18. 5 hotel rooms would be $1500. Wiht no kitchen
16:21:02 <ynpvisitor110> Good to know it exists. Right in West too
16:21:04 <Lori S in West> ynpvisitor110, That's funny. I work in West, remember?
16:21:32 <Lori S in West> But they do pay me fairly for this town.
16:21:50 <ynpvisitor52> Sounds like it could be a gazer hotel
16:21:55 <ynpvisitor110> I know you work there. Is it funny I hope they pay you well?
16:22:15 <Lori S in West> We have a second one right next to it with 6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms.
16:22:44 <ynpvisitor110> I saw that, that can be rented for 4 nights
16:22:48 <Lori S in West> Well, no one in West gets paid "well" really.
16:23:01 <ynpvisitor110> Oh, now I get it
16:23:50 <ynpvisitor110> Maybe Dave will get all the snow instead of you
16:24:07 <Lori S in West> Buffalo Creek can be rentes for less than 7 nights if someone cancels a few months out. They lower the min nights to get it resold
16:24:16 <ynpvisitor110> They just increased the expected amounts in Billings
16:24:57 <ynpvisitor110> So is your job to keep guests happy?
16:25:16 <ynpvisitor110> Do check ins, etc?
16:25:37 <Lori S in West> That and more, ynpvisitor110
16:25:54 <Lori S in West> The owners live 5 hours away so I kinda hold down the fort
16:26:32 <Lori S in West> It is also my job to watch geysers online when it is slow in the office :)
16:26:37 <ynpvisitor110> So whatever comes up you deal with?
16:26:58 <Lori S in West> Pretty much. But only during office hours
16:27:02 <ynpvisitor110> I can see how that’s a good fit
16:27:23 <Dave from B™> 110, It is so nice here right now, it is hard to believe the "apocalypse" is coming tonight
16:27:42 <ynpvisitor110> Let’s hope we have a cam to watch this winter
16:27:57 <Cooper Cooking> Dave, yes! My house is predicted to get about 8 inches(A LOT FOR OCTOBER)
16:28:16 <ynpvisitor110> It’s supposed to be fast and furious Dave. Good luck
16:28:44 <ynpvisitor110> Denver is going from 70 plus to snowstorm too
16:29:34 <Cooper Cooking> yup, love these early season snows
16:30:10 <ynpvisitor110> They are a huge nuisance
16:30:49 <ynpvisitor110> City budgets and deciduous trees do not like them at all
16:30:51 <Cooper Cooking> why do you say that?
16:31:15 <Joe> Since the Inn shutdown, the camera/radio has had very little interference, I dread going through the same thing again next Inn open season, I do hope this is a coincidence and they have things fixed.
16:31:17 <Lori S in West> Tourists from Georgia don't much like them either
16:31:49 <ynpvisitor110> It cost to plow, and damage to trees is huge sometimes
16:32:12 <Lori S in West> Joe, you assume the cam won't get blown off the roof by then :p
16:32:14 <Katie 🌧> and deciduous trees can come down under snow loading - and take down power lines
16:32:23 <Katie 🌧> snowfall before leaffall can be a real issue
16:32:37 <ynpvisitor110> Wow Joe, that would be great to have the cam be well in the Inn off season
16:32:41 <Cooper Cooking> Katie, true, but we are not getting that much snow this time around, I dont think
16:32:59 <Joe> Lori, I never considered that anything can happen
16:33:16 <ynpvisitor110> 12” would cause damage in Billings
16:33:18 <Lori S in West> Joe, 600-800 inches of snow can happen too
16:33:30 <Joe> :)
16:33:42 <Lori S in West> Old figure, by the way, from my guiding days
16:33:54 <Dave from B™> I'm still not a believer....the ground is very warm.
16:33:58 <ynpvisitor110> 600 inches of snow where?
16:34:28 <Dave from B™> I'm flying out on Thurs at 0625, so it could be fun
16:34:37 <ynpvisitor110> I don’t think that has happened in recent history
16:34:54 <ynpvisitor110> To where Dave?
16:35:13 <Lori S in West> ynpvisitor110, South end total for the winter, if I recall.
16:35:46 <ynpvisitor110> Hopefully airport will be back up, storm is supposed to move on Wednesday afternoon
16:36:46 <Cooper Cooking> airport(I assume you are talking DIA) is not going to close, DIA has one of the BEST snow removal teams(they were still open when they got 15 incehs of snow)!
16:37:00 <Dave from B™> GFlying to LAX for what I hope is Game 1 & 2 of the next round of the baseball playoffs
16:37:11 <Cooper Cooking> Dodgers get in?
16:37:19 <Lori S in West> Dave from B™, living vicariously
16:37:25 <ynpvisitor110> Have fun Dave, good time to leave
16:37:36 <Dave from B™> Cooper, final deciding game is tomorrow night
16:37:53 <ynpvisitor110> And Cooper, not talking DIA yet it does and has closed
16:38:16 <Dave from B™> Instead of 2 baseball games, I might be exploring Hollywood, Venice Beach and a few other places I've never been
16:38:40 <Dave from B™> We're talking about the smaller of the Us Logan Int'l Airports
16:38:51 <ynpvisitor110> Much nicer than strolling Billings this next week
16:38:54 <Dave from B™> 2 US airports named Logan Int'l
16:41:04 <ynpvisitor110> DIA closed this past March
16:41:15 <Lori S in West> Dave from B™, Hamburger Hamlet on Hollywood Blvd across from the Chinese theatre...if it's still there.
16:42:16 <Lori S in West> I stayed at the Holiday Inn Hollywodd once every 7 days back in my charter bus driving days.
16:42:38 <Dave from B™> I'll keep that in mind. Chinese Theatre has walk of fame correct?
16:42:59 <ynpvisitor110> Do you have tickets for games in case they happen?
16:43:05 <Lori S in West> You mean the stars? Those are all along Hollywood Blvd.
16:43:20 <Lori S in West> Theatre has the hand and foot prints
16:43:26 <Dave from B™> Yes, the stars
16:44:00 <Dave from B™> 110, yes, we do. In the outfield both games. Game 1 10 rows up in right field. Game 2, 3rd row in left field
16:44:22 <lori lurking > fingers crossed Dave from B. daughter in ND has winter storm warning for tomorrow, we have possible tornadoes in Iowa on Thursday, and continued flooding.
16:44:26 <ynpvisitor110> And do you get refunded if they lose?
16:44:35 <Lori S in West> Watch your wallet through there though. "Interesting" characters all over in that area
16:45:34 <Dave from B™> Yes, full refund including fees
16:45:53 <Dave from B™> I put my wallet in my front pocket in big cities
16:45:54 <ynpvisitor110> Wow, that’s a lot of refunding
16:46:37 <Kevin L™🌵> Tornado in snow would not be fun.
16:47:02 <Lori S in West> Dave from B™, Olivera St in downtown LA area. Couldn't tell tou how to get there now, but I used to stop there with groups all the time.
16:47:11 <ynpvisitor110> The Dakotas have blizzard warnings
16:48:05 <Dave from B™> I'll check it out. They have an entertainment district downtown near Staples Arena with restaurants and museums
16:48:32 <GO NATS> i hope you enjoy your hollywood visit Dave
16:48:42 <Dave from B™> Hey, stop that!!!
16:48:47 <Kevin L™🌵> There will be a good train in Cucamonga.
16:48:49 <Lori S in West> I ate my first Jicama with lemon juice and pepper on Olivera St :)
16:49:06 <Dave from B™> No team should ever win a playoff series basically using 3 pitchers
16:49:28 <Dave from B™> Stomp the gnats!!
16:51:00 <Dave from B™> I guess swat would have been a better word
16:51:12 <GO NATS> tickets are free at NATS park tomorrow
16:51:32 <GO NATS> arent Dodgers tickets overpriced?
16:51:59 <Dave from B™> game actually played at your stadium tomorrow
16:52:23 <Dave from B™> I'm paying less than 2 years ago
16:53:09 <GO NATS> theres a party there tho ... big celebration
16:53:29 <GO NATS> what you pay depends on how much you buy on Rodeo Drive
16:53:44 <GO NATS> could save the airfare too and stay home
16:53:53 <GO NATS> or just go to SB
16:53:53 <Dave from B™> How true, Graham. Maybe my wife has never heard of it:)
16:55:22 <Dave from B™> We've shipped our fresh product in a day early to avoid the storm
16:56:01 <GO NATS> good luck Dave, i know its a hastle dealing with weather delays
16:56:03 <Dave from B™> (o o)
16:56:27 <GO NATS> and unhappy customers .... you could come to DC for the next round of playoffs instead
16:56:35 <Dave from B™> Yeah...I hope we get out of here...only 50 minute layover in SLC
16:56:58 <GO NATS> its not like you will miss anything in LA
16:58:51 <Dave from B™> I'll send you a photo from the game on Friday, Graham
17:00:24 <GO NATS> i will be in NY then
17:01:06 <Dave from B™> Will you have your phone?
17:03:19 <GO NATS> i will send you some opera pictures
17:04:08 <Dave from B™> Your Caps beat my Isles earlier in the week. It is my turn to win the next one!:)
17:04:51 <Dave from B™> Dunraven Pass closes for the season tonight?
17:05:18 <Lori S in West> Dave from B™, Was wondering if that means for the season as well
17:05:25 <ynpvisitor52> Beartooth closed for the season today
17:05:59 <Lori S in West> Dunraven scheduled to close 10/15, but with this storm, maybe tonight
17:06:31 <Dave from B™> The NPS weather text system wording can sometimes be confusing
17:09:26 <Dave from B™> A cooked milkshake?
17:09:33 <Cooper Eatin> haha Dave
17:11:54 <Cooper> OF ie
17:11:56 <Cooper> Dome ie
17:13:28 <Cooper> Dave, do you eat, or drink, or both a milkshake?
17:14:11 <Dave from B™> I drink threw a big straw but I do like them really thick
17:14:28 <Dave from B™> But, I haven't had one for a year
17:15:49 <Lori S in West> It's not a real milkshake unless you need a spoon. IMO
17:16:25 <Cooper> so, for a thick milkshake, you drink it, yet it is icecream(a solid), so you eat it with a spoon, yet it is not solid? oh the questions I think of:p
17:16:32 <Dave from B™> I like when you go somewhere and they make it in the metal container, fill your glass and then give you the metal container to refill:)
17:17:28 <Dave from B™> Look at that! The NATS quit:)
17:18:47 <Lori S in West> Dave from B™, Yes, that's the best kind of milkshake. Alos the best kind of margarita. :p
17:19:15 <Dave from B™> haha
17:19:20 <Cooper> I don't know anything about margaritas, haha
17:19:35 <Cooper> I am a responible law obiding citezen
17:20:30 <Cooper> I am a responsible law following citizen, who can not spell:p
17:21:29 <Dave from B™> I read right over the first mispelling
17:22:36 <lori lurking > Dunraven closing at 6 p.m., doesn't say for the season, so theyat may be TBD?
17:22:39 <Lori S in West> Cooper, You would be best to not learn about margaritas until you are 30 :p
17:22:39 <Cooper DEAD> Attack of the killer Milkshake!
17:23:06 <Lori S in West> Cooper DEAD, Why are you dead?
17:23:12 <Dave from B™> BRAIN FREEZE!!!
17:23:13 <Cooper DEAD> I tilt my glass(trying to drink) it sticks so I smack the end, and POOF now I am covered in cold icecream
17:23:18 <Lori S in West> Oh, the shake got you, I get it.
17:23:23 <lori lurking > wait- my page skipped a bunch- how did I miss margaritas???!!!
17:23:38 <Lori S in West> lori lurking 👀 watched 1, LMAO
17:24:07 <Dave from B™> haha LL
17:24:07 <Cooper DEAD> and the worst bit is, I still half 1/2 a pint left:(
17:28:07 <Lori S in West> lori lurking 👀 watched 1, Did you see my answer yesterday about Bat's Alley in the Inn?
17:28:21 <Dave from B™> I missed the answer, too
17:29:40 <Lori S in West> The upper west wing off the lobby in the Inn is called Bat's Alley. For quite some time, it has housed the bell staff
17:29:54 <Lori S in West> Before that, it housed managers
17:30:10 <Lori S in West> It is names for the resident bats that live up there. yes, real bats.
17:31:05 <Lori S in West> Bob (former bell captain) tells a tale of chasing after a bat (more tha once) with a big garbage bag to catch it.
17:31:31 <Dave from B™> haha. How did you find out about it, Lori?
17:32:00 <Lori S in West> See above. Bob (my other half) used to be the bell captain.
17:32:41 <Lori S in West> I have been up there twice. Once before the In remodel and once after.
17:32:42 <Dave from B™> I didn't know that.
17:32:56 <Dave from B™> How many rooms in the alley?
17:33:26 <Dave from B™> ok. Now my confusion is gone. LL originally asked the question, correct?
17:34:19 <Lori S in West> Haha, I guess I never counted. I was busy touring the bell captain's room (not Bob), the secret passage to the roof, and their hidden soda machine that holds beer.
17:34:46 <ynpvisitor52> did we miss OF
17:34:58 <Lori S in West> I think they finally had to get rid of the cooler. Officially, there is also no longer entry to the roof.
17:36:07 <Lori S in West> I visited back in about 2010
17:36:16 <Lori S in West> *last visited
17:36:19 <Katie 🌧> OF was IE 25 minutes ago - scrolled back on static.
17:36:29 <ynpvisitor52> never mind Sam got it
17:37:21 <Dave from B™> Are we on auto pilot?
17:37:47 <Katie 🌧> Kevin was here...
17:38:13 <Lori S in West> Maybe he went to feed the chickens
17:38:21 <Katie 🌧> I just came back to this screen to shut it down and saw 52's question and nothing on GT, so I scrolled back to look at static
17:39:44 <ynpvisitor52> Cooper said 1711 ie then that's the last I heard of it
17:40:19 <Katie 🌧> I'm going to leave office in a minute. If Kevin comes back and wonders, I logged in, moved to Geyser Hill and logged out again. with Lion in series... (although that could have coincided with OF)
17:41:22 <Lori S in West> Let's not tell Kevin LOL
17:42:46 <Lori S in West> I fully expect Toto and Dorothy to fly by in a house at any minute
17:43:14 <Dave from B™> Keep that wind to yourself, please:)
17:44:15 <Dave from B™> Still 71F here
17:46:15 <Lori S in West> My weather app claims 50F here. Much colder with the wind
17:48:15 <Katie 🌧> G'night, all. Oh! Kevin's shift would have ended at 4:00. Maybe Go _____ is gone.
17:48:30 <Katie 🌧> But I do have to leave. Cya
17:48:42 <Lori S in West> Bye Katie
17:48:48 <Lori S in West> Thx for moving the cam
17:49:44 <Dave from B™> Time for me to head home as well. Have a great evening everyone!
17:50:07 <Lori S in West> Bye Dave. Safe travels
17:54:38 <Cooper> A nice run is always nice:)
17:56:40 <Lori S in West> If I tried to run, I might make it 15 feet.
17:56:57 <Lori S in West> And it would be more of a jog
17:57:54 <Cooper> haha
17:58:00 <Cooper> you could make it farther than that
18:03:38 <ynpvisitor20> aurum ie
18:07:55 <Kevin L™🌵> :P wouldn't you know it.
18:41:48 <Teri> evening all; found a lost dog; no collar, no chip; didn't want to leave him at the shelter; reunited with his human family
18:42:12 <Teri> now to get a repair person for the garage door spring that just broke
18:42:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Happy ending.
18:43:10 <Kevin L™🌵> Thanks for reminding me. Time to lube my springs.
18:50:26 <Kevin L™🌵> Sky looks like fires are around.
18:53:43 <Kevin L™🌵> Pretty
19:07:11 <Kevin L™🌵> Controls are released.
19:25:31 <ynpvisitor22> 45 now. Dropped 26 degrees in just over 2 hours
19:25:49 <Kevin L™🌵> Brrrrrrr
19:50:24 <ynpvisitor26> daisy then lion
20:00:36 <Kevin L™🌵> Its Knight time now!