Showing logs for date: 2020-02-14
05:22:52 <ynpvisitor74> yay Joe found beehive πŸ˜ƒ
06:12:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning
06:12:41 <Rice> Good Morning
06:16:03 <Ryan (desk)> Good morning, GO STEAMBOAT. :love:
06:16:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning Ryan thanks
06:17:11 <Ryan (desk)> Take it easy, today. Just stopping in to pass my thoughts along for ya.
06:17:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> thanks, i am doing ok. SB was in mixed phase when she passed :)
07:01:32 <Cooper> Hello Kat, Kevin, Bhoffer and everyone else
07:01:48 <KevinS> Good morning
07:02:04 <Kat> Good Morning all! Happy Valentines Day!
07:02:06 <Cooper> Nice catches last night Joe
07:02:44 <Bhoffer> Good Morning!
07:23:22 <LindaGp> good morning all!
07:23:34 <Cooper> Aloha Linda
07:23:34 <LindaGp> Kat yes 11am is good
07:23:48 <LindaGp> Cooper, aloha
07:23:51 <Kat> Zwesomw - I appreciate...Good Morning!
07:24:06 <Kat> Awesome*
07:24:07 <LindaGp> hi
07:24:40 <Cooper> My Theory: If we imagine we are in Hawaii, then it will turn to sunny:)
07:25:04 <Kat> Good luck with that :)
07:25:18 <Cooper> It might work:p
07:26:04 <LindaGp> Cooper, try ling enough it will work lol
07:26:11 <LindaGp> *long
07:26:34 <Kat> Yep
07:26:51 <Cooper> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEvGKUXW0iI
07:27:27 <LindaGp> our weather here St I la, it juat keeps raining. so send a little mojo this way cooper.
07:27:41 <LindaGp> *stinks
07:27:53 <LindaGp> can't type today
07:28:11 <Cooper> you cant type anyday Linda:p
07:28:54 <LindaGp> it's true but still have to give you a raspberry 😝
07:29:03 <Kat> Wondering if OF went before I took the cam
07:29:06 <Cooper> In CO we have gotten 2 feet of snow in the past 2 weeks, today it is sunny and warm.
07:29:26 <Cooper> I would trade the sun for your percipitation.
07:29:29 <LindaGp> I'd like some snow
07:29:55 <LindaGp> Kat, OF has been making me wait lately
07:30:32 <Kat> It's past due now
07:31:39 <Joe> I put the cam on OF 0657
07:32:26 <Kat> I signed on at 0700
07:32:51 <Joe> Here it is
07:33:07 <Kat> Thgere we go!
07:33:17 <Kat> There*
07:33:21 <LindaGp> I'm delayed
07:33:30 <Joe> I opened the valve just for you:)
07:33:42 <LindaGp> 😊
07:33:44 <Kat> Why thank you sir!
07:33:52 <Joe> :)
07:34:51 <Kat> Check out plume on static
07:35:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> just read about Ranier park closure due to the mudslides, Eric better cancel his plans to summit :(
07:35:17 <Joe> 1 hour 56 min interval
07:35:27 <Kat> Morning Graham
07:35:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning
07:35:59 <LindaGp> sometime this week.or last it did a 1:50 interval for me
07:36:14 <LindaGp> GO STEAMBOAT, morning
07:38:52 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning everyone. rain has gone here and nice blue sky for V Day
07:40:09 <Cooper> bbl
07:46:41 <LindaGp> Bbl
07:49:17 <Kat> LindaGp, :)
07:53:03 <Ryan (desk)> Liottle Squirt
07:53:36 <Ryan (desk)> Quite active this winter
07:55:20 <Kat> Has been Ryan
07:55:26 <Joe> daisy
07:58:19 <Kat> Bukger
07:58:25 <Kat> Bukger*
07:58:38 <Kat> Good grief Bulger*
07:58:41 <Dave from Bβ„’> 2 strikes?:)
07:59:09 <Kat> I'm out!!
07:59:19 <Kat> LOL Not really
07:59:32 <Bhoffer> are you half asleep?
07:59:53 <Bhoffer> lol
07:59:53 <Kat> Nope
08:00:26 <Kat> Although I wish I could take a nap!
08:03:49 <Joe> The last two grands were at 5h 38m and 5h 39 min what will this one be?
08:04:17 <Joe> Grand is noe at 5h38min
08:04:55 <Joe> now*
08:07:00 <LindaGp> save something for me 😊
08:07:25 <LindaGp> looks like a real nice day
08:10:28 <LindaGp> I say 6hrs on grand ☺
08:12:24 <Kat> LindaGp, TRying
08:13:01 <Dave from Bβ„’> Castle is close as well
08:17:52 <LindaGp> for anyone that like a philosophical nature writing, I'm reading an excellent book "the man who walked thru time". it's about the Grand Canyon.
08:18:31 <LindaGp> first man to walk the length of what was then grand Canyon National Park
08:24:10 <Ryan (desk)> what is it now?
08:26:28 <Dave from Bβ„’> I'm thinking Linda means that the park has been expanded since then but I like your humor, Ryan
08:26:49 <Ryan (desk)> :D
08:29:10 <Kat> Bulger
08:29:38 <Bhoffer> you got it this time!
08:30:15 <Bhoffer> :)
08:30:56 <LindaGp> 😊 a shorter version of GCNP
08:31:02 <Kat> :)
08:31:59 <Kat> Linda, can you take at 1045 - I have a longer drive than I thought
08:32:10 <LindaGp> yes
08:32:26 <Kat> I will leave you Castle and Grand LOL
08:32:58 <LindaGp> ☺ promise?
08:33:16 <Kat> Trying :p
08:33:43 <LindaGp> I actually juat saw some snowflakes
08:34:15 <Eric> Morning all
08:34:20 <Kat> Here or home?
08:34:27 <Kat> Hi Eric
08:34:40 <LindaGp> home
08:34:49 <Eric> Hey, if you live in the PNW, CVO has their Open House scheduled: https://twitter.com/USGSVolcanoes/status/1227370131162107910
08:34:57 <Kat> It's raining here
08:34:58 <LindaGp> cold front came In
08:35:13 <Eric> It's an awesome event
08:35:26 <LindaGp> Eric, morning
08:35:48 <Kat> OT
08:35:55 <Ytt the Heck?> Eric, how long have you lived in the PNW?
08:36:47 <Eric> Most of my life
08:37:21 <Eric> Lived outside for 6 years in the south
08:38:00 <Ytt the Heck?> I might be taking a geologically-oriented vacation there in May. How good are you with waterfall locations?
08:38:42 <Eric> haha...if you are near portland, you can just turn your head 2 degrees and see a new waterfall :-D
08:39:11 <Ytt the Heck?> Well, I've only seen Multnomah in the Gorge, want to see a few more.
08:40:17 <Kat> Bison are back
08:40:43 <Eric> Well, there are tons. If you have the time, there is a huge concentration of waterfalls at Silver Falls state park in Oregon.
08:41:30 <Eric> The Columbia River Gorge is full of waterfalls too, but require more start/stop in the car
08:42:00 <Ytt the Heck?> Yeah, I want to go there and also Abiqua is on the list. I was kinda hoping to put together an access rating system. I'm in pretty good shape but not a mountain man hiker.
08:42:36 <Ytt the Heck?> My main targets are more waterfalls in the Gorge, Palouse Country, Bend, and Crater Lake.
08:42:37 <Eric> Abiqua is a really nice one.
08:43:44 <Eric> ahh, so you will be traveling....I don't know a lot of the falls in Central or South. Once you get past the Cascades you get pretty dry.
08:43:55 <Ytt the Heck?> Maybe Cascade-Siskiyou NM, which I never heard of until last week.
08:44:27 <Ytt the Heck?> The falls around the gorge and Silver Falls SP, plus Palouse Falls, should be pretty good.
08:45:12 <LindaGp> ready kat?
08:45:29 <Kat> Linda - controls released bbl
08:45:37 <Eric> Palouse will be a very long drive :-D
08:45:37 <LindaGp> Kat, bye
08:45:43 <Kat> Thanks
08:45:43 <LindaGp> got it
08:45:50 <Ytt the Heck?> Also Newberry NM - I want to see the Big Obsidian flow
08:46:14 <Eric> Oh ya, that obsidian flow is amazing and the geology around there is incredible
08:46:15 <LindaGp> grand at 6:21
08:47:06 <Ytt the Heck?> That's why I want to go there!
08:47:14 <Eric> If you can, cross over the cascades on the mckenzie pass and stop at the Dee Wright observatory - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dee+Wright+Observatory/@44.26055,-121.8012333,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb8a77ec9ef383e16!8m2!3d44.26055!4d-121.8012333
08:47:47 <LindaGp> nice to see bison
08:48:05 <Eric> sitting in a lava flow in the middle of the Cascades is pretty awesome
08:48:06 <Ytt the Heck?> Thanks, as May approaches I might consult with you more.
08:48:24 <LindaGp> on facebook i.posted a film that mountain journal shared of the wolves. it's great.
08:49:24 <Ytt the Heck?> That observatory looks doable, depending on my itinerary.
08:53:06 <ynpvisitor92> That observatory is on a killer road. Add extra time to your trip. One of those roads you see your tail lights when you go around corners.
08:54:18 <ynpvisitor92> Or come in from Sisters.
08:54:40 <Ytt the Heck?> Thanks!
08:54:49 <Eric> True, sisters is a nice place to stay too :-D Great community
08:56:09 <ynpvisitor92> I would not say that, but lived there so I am biased.
08:56:33 <Ytt the Heck?> Yeah, checking the map, I'd probably take 242.
08:56:39 <Ytt the Heck?> From the west
08:57:01 <Eric> Depending on how much you want to hike, I can give you more specific recommendations for the gorge
08:57:12 <Ytt the Heck?> Sounds good.
08:58:53 <Ytt the Heck?> My working plan is to fly to Portland, drive through the Gorge, then up to Palouse, then down through Bend to Crater Lake, then loop back to Portland. Maybe the coast, too.
08:58:55 <Eric> Some interesting ones in the gorge: https://www.protrails.com/trail/884/portland-columbia-river-gorge-hole-in-the-wall-falls
08:59:27 <Eric> Sounds like a nice trek
08:59:44 <Ytt the Heck?> Love it. There's another one with columnar basalt, too, that I want to see.
09:03:08 <Eric> hmm, don't remember one specifically with nice columns...but there are so many :-D
09:03:37 <Ytt the Heck?> Toketee
09:04:15 <Ytt the Heck?> Not far from Crater Lake
09:04:47 <Ytt the Heck?> I figure I should be able to see around 10 waterfalls
09:10:54 <LindaGp> end of grand? or turban?
09:11:18 <LindaGp> I'm thinking turban
09:14:09 <Bhoffer> geysertimes shows grand
09:15:56 <LindaGp> ah someo e in the bssin, excellent
09:16:04 <Eric> You could see 10 waterfalls in a day at Silver Falls State Park :-) and good ones.
09:16:27 <LindaGp> Bhoffer, thx didn't look there
09:16:37 <Bhoffer> :thumbsup:
09:17:24 <LindaGp> figures it went during OF
09:22:23 <LindaGp> hi kent
09:22:34 <Kent> Any of our page boffins got an idea on continuing cam problem? Worse when the park opens?
09:22:41 <Kent> Hey Linda
09:23:47 <LindaGp> ☹ hope not
09:24:04 <Kent> Me too!
09:24:46 <Eric> ahh, I wasn't familiar with Toketee...cool looking waterfall
09:25:09 <Eric> Hi Kent
09:25:22 <Kent> Hey Eric.
09:25:34 <Ytt the Heck?> That's one reason I'm going in spring - higher flows.
09:25:46 <Ytt the Heck?> Might not get all the long distance views, but not as hot either.
09:26:20 <Eric> Yep, if you want water...spring or winter are the best
09:26:27 <Eric> or fall :-P
09:26:43 <Joe> Kent, I have no idea as to what will hapen when the park opens,, but right now the radio is buried in two to three feet of snow if it survives the thaw, we shall see :)
09:27:16 <Eric> So is the radio signal strength still showing good Joe?
09:27:31 <Eric> I assumed this was century/link router issue
09:28:07 <Joe> yes, Eric being buried does not seem to affect it
09:28:55 <Joe> I think most failures we see are CL or router
09:29:41 <Kent> CL?
09:30:03 <Eric> Century Link
09:30:08 <Kent> ty
09:30:24 <Joe> When Linda gets a chance she might show us the current snow level on the radio :)
09:30:53 <LindaGp> where is the radio?
09:31:33 <Joe> swing allthe way right
09:32:11 <Joe> thereunder that pile
09:32:41 <Eric> Nice
09:33:00 <Eric> I hiked here last Sunday: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Scg3SgdSGeyNxBUc8
09:33:33 <Ytt the Heck?> Looks great - what's it called?
09:33:47 <Eric> Hidden Falls
09:34:04 <Ytt the Heck?> :thumbsup:
09:34:19 <Joe> nice :thumbsup:
09:34:40 <Joe> thanks Linda
09:34:41 <Eric> It wasn't my destination...it was just on the way back from hiking to here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VEvcqKdW7gB5mARF8
09:35:02 <LindaGp> πŸ‘
09:35:14 <Eric> Top of Mt. St. Helens and the very tip of Rainier on the right.
09:35:48 <Eric> 17 miles and 4k of vertical that day.
09:35:55 <Joe> Did Nora go with you??
09:36:13 <Eric> No...I always worry about her in the snow.
09:42:31 <Joe> Castles interval now is in the middle of the last two eruptions
09:43:10 <Eric> Here is a great source for waterfalls: https://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/
09:43:25 <Eric> Also, there is a facebook group of PNW waterfall lovers that might be helpful
09:46:17 <LindaGp> people may be standing there for a while
09:47:25 <LindaGp> opening up the store no do u t
09:47:33 <LindaGp> *doubt
09:49:18 <Joe> they are headed to the snow lodge to make fresh bison burgers for the guests :)
09:49:40 <LindaGp> πŸ˜ƒ
09:50:41 <Joe> see you all later this afternoon, bye
09:50:50 <LindaGp> Joe, bye
09:52:43 <Eric> bye Joe
10:06:06 <LindaGp> castle
10:07:47 <LindaGp> castle looks weak
10:09:31 <LindaGp> hmmmm I guess that wasn't castlw or it was a minor
10:09:47 <LindaGp> any thoughts?
10:10:53 <LindaGp> I deleted castle
10:14:34 <LindaGp> bulger ie
10:17:43 <LindaGp> daisy
10:20:21 <LindaGp> here comes the snow
10:21:26 <ynpvisitor58> Is that like deleted teakettle?
10:21:43 <Ytt the Heck?> doodle-doo-doo
10:22:19 <LindaGp> ynpvisitor58, ?
10:23:17 <LindaGp> hi
10:27:04 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Hi. I just thought a deleted castle may be similar to the deleted teakettle. They are in the same area.
10:27:46 <LindaGp> ah. lol
10:28:26 <LindaGp> castles water was over trees for a couple of minutes and then it stopped.
10:28:51 <LindaGp> itndisnt last long enough to call a minor i dont think
10:29:10 <LindaGp> *it didnt
10:29:39 <LindaGp> I don't know what it was
10:38:15 <LindaGp> OF
10:40:43 <ynpvisitor45> why ns on of - 1038 was actual starat
10:41:35 <LindaGp> I'm delayed so I always enter ns
10:44:49 <ynpvisitor45> based on nps castle prediction we must have missed eruption - hard to believe
10:46:05 <ynpvisitor116> Early this morning, they didn’t post an E time though.
10:47:03 <ynpvisitor116> Must have been a major too
10:48:29 <LindaGp> Joe made a comment above somewhere about castle
10:50:12 <LindaGp> this could make gazing difficilt
10:51:22 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> It could be worse. You could be out there.
10:52:46 <LindaGp> ☺ if I were in the snow lodge by the fireplace I wouldn't mind
10:53:04 <LindaGp> at least I think they have a fireplace
10:55:38 <LindaGp> wow whiteout
11:01:59 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> I wouldn't even want to be by a fireplace in this mess.
11:03:21 <LindaGp> yikes can't see a darn thing
11:03:48 <Dave from Bβ„’> C'mon, Kevin. It doesn't cause cancer if you are inside:)
11:04:13 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Yes it does.
11:08:07 <LindaGp> they have a snow warning out foe sat thru sun, but not today. so hopefully this will clear out soon
11:08:53 <Dave from Bβ„’> It is actually raining in Blgs right now....43F
11:09:24 <GO STEAMBOAT> should I change my name to GO SNOW?
11:10:12 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> I like GO AWAY SNOW better
11:10:16 <Dave from Bβ„’> Only if you are going back this winter season
11:10:20 <LindaGp> GO STEAMBOAT, how about NO SNOW
11:10:41 <LindaGp> Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡, ☺
11:10:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> that would confuse people
11:11:18 <LindaGp> clearing
11:11:19 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe GO AWAY SNOW would work
11:11:45 <LindaGp> πŸ‘
11:11:59 <LindaGp> this is giving Kevin the jitters
11:12:25 <Chancellor> Yep, there is a nice (natural gas) fireplace in the Snow Lodge
11:12:56 <LindaGp> Chancellor, occurred to be that I had never bewn in snowlodge
11:13:20 <Chancellor> I think it would be a nice day for a walk on the UGB, 24 degrees, not too windy
11:14:06 <LindaGp> got some bird seed to leave a trail
11:14:16 <Eric> If you have the right clothing...any weather works.
11:14:34 <Chancellor> I bet its quiet today on the boardwalk as well
11:14:46 <LindaGp> I actually.love to walk in the snow
11:15:04 <LindaGp> it's so quiet you can hear the flakes landing
11:15:42 <LindaGp> people out rhere
11:16:09 <Eric> was trying to find an image of the old faithful lodge fireplace...but you type that into google and all you get are INN pictures.
11:16:37 <LindaGp> I have one somewhere
11:17:37 <GO STEAMBOAT> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimpaton/5885743007
11:19:25 <GO STEAMBOAT> SL has the best food at OF and the cabins are the best accomodation (apart from the walk to geyser hill)
11:19:27 <Eric> A great fireplace in the snow is Timberline Lodge!
11:19:57 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Looks like the Caps have a great chance to win Monday.
11:20:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> i have lost track, did they win the cup yetZ?
11:20:49 <Eric> https://res.cloudinary.com/sagacity/image/upload/c_crop,h_2000,w_3000,x_0,y_0/c_limit,dpr_auto,f_auto,fl_lossy,q_80,w_1080/1217-mount-hood-guide-timberline-upper-floor_k3ojmp.jpg
11:20:58 <Eric> The windows to the left look up onto Mt. Hood
11:21:37 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice spot Eric
11:23:52 <Eric> Still can't find a good picture of the OF Lodge fireplace and the picture windows there.
11:23:57 <ynpvisitor12> of chimney https://imgur.com/a/zHEjIM3
11:24:14 <ynpvisitor12> Oh this is OF inn
11:25:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> i figured the CAPS ar playing the Vegans on Monday. you are still in a playoff spot kevin
11:25:37 <Eric> haha...yep, everyone posts their INN pictures as Lodge pictures.
11:26:17 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Barely. Three way tie for 2nd in our division.
11:27:56 <LindaGp> Eric, I see ones on trip advisor
11:28:14 <LindaGp> says it's old faithful lodge
11:28:18 <Chancellor> I would call this the Snow Lodge lobby and fireplace
11:28:23 <Chancellor> https://l450v.alamy.com/450v/b5rtrh/lobby-old-faithful-snow-lodge-yellowstone-national-park-wyoming-b5rtrh.jpg
11:28:29 <LindaGp> definitely not the inn fireplace
11:28:55 <LindaGp> Chancellor, oh nice, not the one I just saw
11:29:17 <Eric> Yep, that is the snow lodge lobby fireplace, graham posted the dining room fireplace.
11:29:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> to fireplaces, i posted the one in the ba/dining room
11:29:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> you can sit in front of either of them :)
11:29:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> and one has bar service and food
11:30:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> guess whch one i sit by?
11:30:33 <Chancellor> I would call this the "lodge" lobby/seating area with picture windows looking at OF
11:30:38 <Chancellor> https://yellowstone.natgeotourism.com/files/portal/yelRMCDSO7TG43EDGF8D/images/content/large/yel151F28F414F06B7E2.jpg
11:30:40 <LindaGp> πŸ™„ hmmm I wonder
11:31:15 <LindaGp> inguess I need to check out the lodge on next visit, looks nice
11:31:21 <Eric> There we go: https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-o/08/78/a5/36/photo0jpg.jpg
11:31:54 <Chancellor> I would call this the "lodge" fireplace and lobby
11:31:58 <Eric> The giant picture windows are on the left
11:31:58 <Chancellor> https://live.staticflickr.com/3056/2834596780_4706326357.jpg
11:32:00 <LindaGp> oh ok that is the fireplace I saw on trip advisor
11:32:40 <Eric> Yep, I got that llink off trip advisor, thanks Linda
11:32:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> come Labor Day weekend Sat for the gazer boozefest
11:32:49 <Eric> :-P
11:32:57 <Eric> and shrimpfest if dave is there.
11:33:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> or for the refined, its a cheese and wine party
11:33:16 <LindaGp> ☺
11:35:05 <LindaGp> πŸ·πŸ§€
11:35:11 <Chancellor> where are the events located on Memorial Day weekend ?
11:36:20 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Are chili dogs and Mt Dew allowed?
11:37:08 <LindaGp> yum
11:37:38 <Eric> Ask any gazer out on the BW and they will connect you :-D
11:37:59 <Eric> look for floppy hats and backpacks.
11:38:36 <Eric> It can be quite variable, depending on major geyser activity.
11:38:37 <GO STEAMBOAT> there are no public events that i know of around memorial day but lots of gazers are there
11:38:57 <Eric> oh yes, labor day, not memorial day
11:39:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> the Labor Day event is informal and open to all
11:39:21 <Dave from Bβ„’> I should be there for Labor Day this year....growlers on the menu
11:39:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> :thumbsup:
11:40:44 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> We are debating a September trip this year but it would be the weekend after Labor Day.
11:40:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> teres usaully a radio call about it for LD telling people when. Its been in the Lodge near the fireplace for many years around 6 or 7 pm
11:41:51 <LindaGp> I might be in Eric's neck of the woods. Olympic Natl Park
11:42:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats good Kevin, usually quite a gaer crowd there then with some departing and others arriving
11:42:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> LD weekend is the busiest gazer time of the year
11:42:33 <Eric> Nice Linda! Hopefully I will be too...just looking at hikes there yesterday
11:43:34 <LindaGp> Eric, my neice lives in Seattle, we are going to try and go to Olympic, might be a little later than LD
11:43:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> i think i have 10 weeks vacation planned this year ........
11:44:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe i should retire insted
11:44:20 <LindaGp> go for it
11:45:13 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> When you retire you don't get vacation.
11:45:25 <Eric> Don't do it if you can still get paid to take vacation :-P
11:46:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> i dont get paid to take enogh vacation
11:46:24 <Eric> Very cool Linda...I highly recommend the Hoh...some of the biggest spruce you will ever see.
11:46:57 <LindaGp> i didn a little research and that is definitely on the list
11:47:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> Hoh was an emazing enchanted place, i need to go back there ... make that 12 weeks vacation this year :)
11:47:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> oh, Crater Lake too, never been there when i could drive round it
11:47:25 <LindaGp> πŸ˜€
11:47:53 <LindaGp> ill be at Grand canyon beginning of May for a week
11:48:14 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> I made reservations in June to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad in Colorado & New Mexico.
11:48:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> i wang to go back to Phantom Ranch ... up to 13 weeks now
11:48:28 <LindaGp> Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡, oh cool
11:48:55 <Chancellor> Linda, if you like Old Faithful Inn, you should definatly try to stay at Lake Quinault Lodge near the Ho in Olympic, both the Inn and Lake Quinault were designed by Rober Reamer
11:49:00 <LindaGp> GO STEAMBOAT, I've never been it's on my. list bit not this trip
11:49:06 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Have you ever hiked the Narrows in Zion Graham?
11:49:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> yes a couple of times. want to do the through hike next ... 14 weeks
11:50:03 <LindaGp> Chancellor, ill keep that in mind, thanks
11:50:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> Isle Royale is another I want to go to ... and Tristan is at Katmai this summer ...
11:50:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> heck i need t oretire NOW
11:51:01 <Eric> what is she doing up there? guide?
11:51:09 <LindaGp> might as well just call in this moment
11:51:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> hehe ... off to a good start since I am not working today either
11:54:28 <LindaGp> Aurum
11:54:28 <LindaGp> .
11:54:29 <LindaGp> .
11:54:44 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Prove it!
11:54:58 <LindaGp> πŸ˜‚
11:55:20 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> I can't believe you saw that.
11:56:28 <LindaGp> 😊 my tablet does well with white on white
12:00:41 <LindaGt> Lion I think
12:01:18 <Dave from Bβ„’> Yes 100% Lion:)
12:01:22 <LindaGp> yup
12:01:54 <LindaGp> should be ini
12:03:30 <LindaGp> wow big crowd OF
12:03:39 <LindaGp> I'm stalling
12:09:07 <LindaGp> where do all those.peeps come from?
12:09:29 <Eric> That is a huge crowd
12:09:37 <Chancellor> snowmobiles
12:09:37 <Eric> snow coaches and snowmobiles
12:10:00 <Eric> One of the bigger winter crowds I have seen, even more than over the holidays
12:10:04 <LindaGp> maybe they are all together because.of snow
12:10:07 <Chancellor> snow coaches from Mammoth regularly arrive around 11:30 am
12:10:31 <LindaGp> they'd be been droning at the lodge warming up
12:10:38 <Eric> Yep, this is definitely one of the prime time OF periods.
12:10:50 <LindaGp> droning=drinking
12:11:17 <Chancellor> last time for others to see OF before the Snowcoaches leave for Mammoth at 2pm
12:11:20 <Dave from Bβ„’> Presidents Day weekend....biggest winter weekend for YNP and ski resorts
12:12:08 <LindaGp> is it presidents weekend?
12:12:14 <LindaGp> im clueless
12:12:34 <LindaGp> thats what happens when you retire
12:14:48 <LindaGp> OF
12:15:05 <Eric> Interesting...didn't realize it was so popular Dave
12:16:25 <Dave from Bβ„’> Mainly, because best snow comes in Feb. Dec has much less snow
12:17:31 <LindaGp> no everyone is leaving
12:17:43 <LindaGp> *now
12:19:14 <Eric> Gotta get that frozen yogurt Linda :-P
12:19:51 <LindaGp> 😊
12:20:01 <Eric> Guess that is why Lori is AWOL...pretty busy in West
12:20:19 <Chancellor> It will be a busy day for lunch at the Snow Lodge and grill
12:20:52 <Eric> I can never do those bus/coach tours...it would drive me batty!
12:21:07 <Eric> I feel like livestock
12:21:53 <Eric> I would rather ski in by myself :-P
12:22:32 <LindaGp> your more like free roaming bison
12:24:16 <Eric> Yep, like one of those old male bison who shun the group.
12:24:31 <Eric> or the group shuns him?
12:24:41 <LindaGp> 😊
12:26:26 <LindaGp> l
12:26:43 <LindaGp> ignore
12:31:24 <LindaGp> arty I believe
12:32:41 <LindaGp> riverside ie
12:35:10 <Betty> hi all
12:35:19 <LindaGp> hi betty
12:35:31 <Betty> hey LindaGp
12:37:34 <LindaGp> daisy
12:39:37 <LindaGp> Betty, you.missed the whiteout snow storm
12:41:20 <Betty> IΒ΄m not sorry for that :-)
12:41:57 <LindaGp> 😊 yeah Kevin was sorry he was here
12:42:10 <Betty> I bet, hahaha
12:46:10 <Betty> need to find something to eat, bbs
12:56:33 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> I went out and made some banana bread.
13:01:53 <LindaGp> smells good
13:02:05 <LindaGp> love BB
13:02:31 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Bananas were too ripe to eat. Perfect for bread.
13:03:05 <Ytt the Heck?> Just saw article - wolves residing on Colorado now.
13:05:10 <LindaGp> there's eric πŸ˜‰
13:12:02 <LindaGp> Ytt the Heck?, πŸ‘
13:18:53 <LindaGp> lion
13:19:51 <Betty> it was moving for a second :-(
13:20:05 <LindaGp> moving here
13:20:13 <LindaGp> a little choppy
13:20:28 <Betty> I fear itΒ΄s on my side
13:20:59 <LindaGp> the choppy is growing exponentially as it comes to you
13:21:37 <Betty> must be so
13:22:00 <ynpvisitor2> real choppy for me
13:22:27 <LindaGp> 1.1 frames per second
13:28:30 <LindaGp> OT
13:28:37 <LindaGp> ie
13:35:37 <LindaGp> little squirt
13:35:41 <LindaGp> ie
13:36:02 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Banana bread is smelling great right now
13:36:17 <Betty> hi Kevin
13:36:39 <LindaGp> sniff sniff
13:36:40 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Hi Betty
13:36:50 <Ryan (desk)> LS is soo cute!
13:37:12 <LindaGp> 😊
13:37:32 <Joe> I cannot smell the banana bread :(
13:37:54 <Betty> hi Ryan (desk), Joe
13:37:56 <LindaGp> Joe, ☹🍌
13:38:41 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> 🍞🍌
13:38:45 <Joe> Hi Kevin, Betty, Ryan and Linda
13:38:50 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Hi Joe
13:39:49 <LindaGp> Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡, hi
13:40:13 <LindaGp> that was meant for joe
13:40:28 <Joe> ty
13:43:35 <LindaGp> OF
13:54:51 <LindaGp> bulger ie
13:57:55 <Ytt the Heck?> Grotto or Rocket? Saw a brief jet
14:00:22 <LindaGp> all yours joe
14:00:31 <LindaGp> controls released
14:47:49 <Joe> Grand
14:48:13 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Nice
14:48:20 <Ytt the Heck?> Thanks for calling the start
14:52:17 <Ytt the Heck?> Wish the cam had a contrast control
14:54:54 <Ytt the Heck?> ~ 8 minutes, lots of steam
14:55:26 <Eric> wow...rocket or large grotto
14:55:39 <Eric> water shooting up above the trees back there!
14:55:49 <Ytt the Heck?> I noted activity back there earlier
14:55:58 <Eric> I gotta thing that is rocket
14:56:16 <ynpvisitor48> BTW...
14:56:18 <Eric> think
14:56:27 <ynpvisitor48> I entered Lion...
14:57:20 <Cooper> I was leaving a class, and saw it and said to myself, hey Lion. and then did not enter it, and I know I left the class sometime between 14:20 and 14:30. But I think it was more toward 1430
14:57:48 <Ytt the Heck?> ~10 min, a couple of late strong jets
14:59:23 <Joe> That Lion was a few second roar, I saw it and moved the cam but it was gone not worth entering
14:59:42 <Ytt the Heck?> Grand is done
15:00:48 <Cooper> oh
15:00:50 <Cooper> Thx Joe
15:01:06 <Cooper> so I should delete it? as in, it did nto actually erupt, I just saw the bulk of the roar.
15:02:14 <Joe> Never mind time was 1431 minor
15:02:26 <Cooper> ok
15:02:30 <Cooper> I can change my entry then
15:03:15 <Joe> I checked the recording to be sure :)
15:03:34 <Cooper> changed
15:03:37 <Cooper> that correct?
15:03:51 <Joe> :thumbsup:
15:04:03 <Cooper> thx
15:10:40 <Cooper> we are at 84 SB eruptions this cycle, correct?
15:11:18 <Dave from Bβ„’> Correct
15:16:37 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> When are you leaving for vacation Dave?
15:28:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> did I miss anything?
15:29:08 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Steamy Grand
15:29:23 <Eric> Me?
15:29:45 <Betty> Hi Eric and Graham
15:30:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> yes Wric, I missed you so much will you be my valentine? :heart:
15:30:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> or Eric even
15:31:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> hi Betty, happy V day
15:31:41 <Eric> For sure Graham :-D
15:31:49 <Eric> :-P
15:31:53 <Eric> Hi Betty
15:37:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah
15:37:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> Aurum
15:37:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> .
15:37:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> .
15:37:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> .
15:37:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> .
15:37:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> .
15:37:35 <Joe> Aurum
15:37:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> looked like a slow start
15:38:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am glad Kevin got to enjoy it :)
15:50:40 <Betty> time to get some sleep. Night all
15:50:51 <Joe1> the recent Aurum https://youtu.be/ylp6hcAb5Cc
15:51:09 <Eric> I might connect the /getvideo to youtube so if you have a youtube account, you can easily automatically grab the last 15 minutes here and send it to youtube
15:51:34 <Eric> That might save you some hassles Joe :-D
15:53:26 <Joe> Thanks Eric I've gotten used to it the only problem is my DSL slow upload speed.
15:56:21 <Eric> Yep, the server could upload really fast
15:58:30 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Thanks for the replay Joe.
15:58:53 <Joe> I could move out of my rural area, but I really like my elbow room :)
15:59:03 <Joe> YW Kevin
16:03:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> Lion
16:04:13 <Eric> Schoolhouse Rock Friday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfoQBTPY7gk
16:04:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> must hve missed ion ~1500 during OF wait
16:04:27 <Ytt the Heck?> Good Lion for the end of my day
16:24:06 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Nasty looking cloud back there.
16:25:21 <Joe> yep, may not see anything tonight
16:31:25 <Joe> Have to check Castle again after OF
16:35:31 <Eric> looks nice
16:36:37 <Joe> I kiked the elbow room video Eric :)
16:40:57 <Joe> liked**
16:52:38 <Eric> OF ie
16:55:57 <Kevin Lβ„’ 🌡> Doggies
16:56:00 <Joe> Castle is a major
17:15:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> you mean wolf chow?
17:16:40 <Joe> All you can eat :)
17:52:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice pink tones on right
18:14:12 <LindaG> Looks lovely with a layer of new snow
18:27:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> what spooked the herd?
18:27:40 <GO STEAMBOAT> or half the herd?
18:27:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> someone radio'ed there was good grass to the left?
18:28:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> others movingtoo?
18:28:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe the wolves moving in again?
18:28:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> moving fast
18:35:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> riverside