Showing logs for date: 2020-06-06
02:49:33 <ynpvisitor9> Daisy
02:49:59 <Betty> hello nightowls
04:35:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning. hope Erics climb this morning is going well
04:47:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> switched to color
04:47:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> daisy
04:49:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning Joe :)
04:49:42 <GO STEAMBOAT> mm they got Churn and SLurp yesterday evening, cool
04:50:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> a pair of Churns too, nice
05:09:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning Craig
05:10:32 <CraigC> hey Graham
05:26:30 <JarnoO> morning all
05:27:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> afternoon JarnoO
05:30:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> grass is nice and green
05:31:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am used to it eing white or brown when i usually go
05:34:02 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, you going to be checking F&M a lot?
05:35:05 <CC> Morning all
05:35:11 <CraigC> hey CC
05:35:12 <JarnoO> morning CC
05:35:16 <CC> Craig do you have the cam
05:35:20 <CraigC> yes
05:35:42 <CC> good...I won't have to move it to OF
05:35:49 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
05:36:01 <CraigC> got here about 5 :)
05:36:06 <LindaG> Morning
05:36:07 <CraigC> hey Linda
05:36:09 <CC> perfect
05:36:13 <JarnoO> morning Linda
05:36:15 <CC> morning Linda
05:36:26 <LindaG> HiJarnoO, CC,
05:36:41 <LindaG> CraigC, hi
05:37:09 <LindaG> Churn last night
05:37:53 <LindaG> CraigC, nice otter
05:37:54 <CC> I have already walked and it is very warm this morning..cooler front coming in tonight
05:38:20 <LindaG> CC, about 70 here but humid
05:38:39 <CC> yes very humid here as well
05:39:02 <CC> grass really look green in the basin
05:40:52 <CraigC> LindaG, hahahahah @ otter
05:40:58 <CC> In 11 days phase 2 is opening here in CT
05:41:30 <LindaG> CraigC, ☺
05:41:47 <CraigC> Utah had its highest new cases yesterday
05:42:14 <CraigC> they canceled the going to Phase Green
05:42:29 <CC> I still will not be going to the old
05:42:38 <LindaG> CC, not sure what jersey is doing. I think they are waiting
05:43:23 <CC> Walking in this heat is difficult though
05:43:27 <LindaG> CC, I wouldnt either
05:43:58 <CraigC> bulger ie
05:44:13 <LindaG> Walked around 5pm last night didn't realize it was that hot, short walk
05:44:19 <CC> nice view Craig
05:45:11 <CC> That is why I go in the early morning
05:46:18 <CraigC> marmot Cave
05:47:07 <LindaG> CraigC, nice
05:47:55 <CraigC> I dont know how Joe catches all the eruptions when there arent predictions already up for a cheat sheet.... he does an amazing job
05:48:49 <CC> No question he does a terrific job!!
05:48:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am headed out for a walk, bbl
05:49:00 <LindaG> CraigC, yes he does
05:49:06 <LindaG> GO STEAMBOAT, bue
05:49:10 <CraigC> not that all the camops dont do great.... good team
05:49:35 <LindaG> CraigC, πŸ™„ including you
05:50:01 <CraigC> I gte lucky on wildlife, but many shifts I only catch Old Faithful LOL
05:50:19 <LindaG> 😊
05:50:53 <CC> Great team!!!
05:51:18 <CC> Everyone always willing to help one another!
05:51:21 <LindaG> πŸ˜„
05:51:30 <CraigC> I hope Gary gets bored and comes back
05:51:43 <CC> I don't think he will
05:52:43 <CraigC> CC, have you seen my email this morning
05:53:05 <CC> NO
05:53:25 <CraigC> I'm hittting the road on Tuesday
05:53:43 <CC> :bee:I just read will be on OF alot
05:53:54 <CraigC> my g/f has 6 weeks off from her school job
05:54:38 <CC> Kat will be traveling as well...not sure of her schedule as of now
05:56:44 <JarnoO> bison taking a bath
05:56:50 <LindaG> That's the problem with 3 different geyser venues
05:57:32 <CraigC> grass is greener on the other side
05:59:20 <LindaG> Old Faithful followers will be happy
05:59:56 <CC> I will try to cover some of the morning shifts when I can
06:00:03 <JarnoO> lots of shifts unfilled?
06:00:09 <CraigC> CC, thanks
06:01:41 <cc2> I keep losing the page
06:02:06 <CraigC> water in lion
06:02:19 <cc2> vacations for several operators Jarno
06:02:24 <JarnoO> LC
06:02:33 <JarnoO> or not
06:02:42 <CraigC> yes
06:02:52 <JarnoO> there it is
06:03:42 <LindaG> I'd be more prone to help in the evening
06:04:52 <cc2> Love these shots with the bison walking in front of the geysers
06:06:27 <cc2> nice camera work Craig
06:06:41 <CraigC> thanks
06:08:47 <CraigC> couple of days ago, a deer was seen joining them back in the trees here
06:10:24 <LindaG> Bbl
06:10:31 <CraigC> cya Linda
06:11:41 <CraigC> pretty early for a family of kids
06:11:42 <cc2> BBL
06:11:49 <CraigC> cya CC
06:11:51 <JarnoO> cya CC
06:12:53 <CraigC> castle ie
06:14:42 <CraigC> maybe that family saw it and was running for a better view
06:15:36 <CraigC> grand ie
06:16:22 <CraigC> of, shhhh
06:16:48 <JarnoO> stream does not like me today
06:17:00 <CraigC> JarnoO, can you enter OF from static
06:19:16 <CraigC> daisy too?
06:19:26 <CraigC> nope
06:21:36 <CraigC> JarnoO, thanks
06:22:25 <JarnoO> Castle minor, no steam
06:23:09 <ynpvisitor32> Was that buffalo stuck in the mud pot by the hotel?
06:23:24 <CraigC> ynpvisitor32, no, laying in dirt
06:23:55 <CraigC> ynpvisitor32, I'll go back to it after Grand is done
06:24:07 <CraigC> bulger
06:24:16 <ynpvisitor32> Thanks. Looked like it's front legs were down in the mud.
06:26:52 <JarnoO> by the way, that Grand questionable entry is likely due to Spas and Bijou both generating a lot of steam vertically
06:26:54 <CraigC> hmmm
06:26:59 <JarnoO> a Castle restart
06:33:12 <KorbenC (T-2)> Morning/Afternoon All
06:33:30 <JarnoO> morning Korben
06:33:35 <JarnoO> also morning Terry
06:33:50 <CraigC> bulger
06:34:03 <KorbenC (T-2)> Hey Jarno
06:34:06 <KorbenC (T-2)> Hi Craig
06:34:14 <CraigC> hey cooper
06:34:35 <KorbenC (T-2)> Today is my first forcasted severe thunderstorm day of the season :D
06:35:07 <CraigC> KorbenC (T-2), congrats
06:36:20 <KorbenC (T-2)> CAPE of 2139, Shear of 44, and a 65 Degree Stink Angle. With a 189/49 EFF Angle. Today is gonna be a godo day
06:37:01 <ynpvisitor18> River crossing
06:38:12 <CraigC> cool video, Joe,, thanks
06:41:24 <CraigC> brb
06:41:33 <KorbenC (T-2)> cya
06:48:18 <CraigC> daisy
06:52:50 <CraigC>
06:53:09 <CraigC> "It therefore seems that the Yellowstone hotspot has experienced a three-fold decrease in its capacity to produce super-eruption events," says Knott. "This is a very significant decline."
06:53:36 <KorbenC (T-2)> huh
06:53:43 <KorbenC (T-2)> Well that is interesting
06:54:05 <ynpvisitor40> let Mary G know about that
06:55:17 <KorbenC (T-2)> hows Aurum doing?
06:55:32 <CraigC> pretty good, thanks
06:55:40 <KorbenC (T-2)> ;)
06:56:08 <CraigC> I lost a bison
07:00:28 <JarnoO> nice splashing
07:09:47 <ynpvisitor92> Otters are really out today
07:09:58 <ynpvisitor92> πŸ˜‰
07:11:33 <CraigC> ;)
07:12:22 <KorbenC (T-2)> oh, Hi Linda
07:13:13 <ynpvisitor92> KorbenC (T-2), hi
07:15:47 <JarnoO> oh hi OT
07:23:47 <CraigC> bulger
07:24:34 <JarnoO> morning KevinS
07:24:38 <CraigC> hey Kevin
07:25:10 <KevinS> CraigC, JarnoO, Good morning and to all
07:25:45 <KorbenC (T-2)> Hi Kevin
07:32:30 <LindaG> KevinS, hi
07:34:51 <CraigC> 3c
07:41:00 <KevinS> Dilapelated
07:41:58 <KorbenC (T-2)> nice
07:42:39 <JarnoO> yay
07:43:26 <JarnoO> hopefully there'll be some in-basin reports of it today
07:49:19 <CraigC> of
07:52:16 <ynpvisitor112> I wonder if the collapse of Yellowstone Forever will affect the cams?
07:54:39 <JarnoO> Lion ie
07:54:40 <CraigC> lion
07:55:45 <ynpvisitor40> if cams are considered educational, then maybe
08:00:14 <ynpvisitor112> Let's count how many people go to jail. My guess is zero. NPS will not admit they failed completely to supervise.
08:05:36 <CraigC> I dont have control of cam right now
08:05:45 <Forestbewithyou> HELLO!
08:05:50 <CraigC> hey forest
08:06:04 <Forestbewithyou> hi
08:06:07 <JarnoO> morning Forest
08:06:14 <KorbenC (T-2)> HELLLLOOOOOO :)
08:06:15 <CraigC> cam systems seems to be down
08:06:20 <Forestbewithyou> Morning. Is it just on my end or is the cam down
08:06:36 <JarnoO> cam's down for me too
08:07:03 <KorbenC (T-2)> cams down for me too
08:07:35 <CraigC> back up
08:07:58 <Forestbewithyou> ok good to know it wasn't just me
08:08:11 <CraigC> Forestbewithyou, it may have been your fault
08:09:20 <CraigC> so that was the bison laying down that I zoomed in on earlier
08:10:15 <Forestbewithyou> possibly
08:10:28 <CraigC> Forestbewithyou, way earlier, you werent here
08:10:29 <Forestbewithyou> it seems that everything related to nature or geysers hates me right now
08:10:39 <KorbenC (T-2)> lol
08:10:50 <KorbenC (T-2)> you cant get severe tsms, geysers, and you break the camera :D
08:10:52 <Forestbewithyou> ok
08:10:54 <CraigC> I was watching this bison by Bronze, then checked other areas, came back, and couldnt find it
08:11:03 <Forestbewithyou> no I ment possibly to the fact that it might have been my fault Craig
08:11:11 <Forestbewithyou> lol
08:11:12 <CraigC> Forestbewithyou, ;)
08:11:14 <Forestbewithyou> I can get geysers
08:11:20 <Forestbewithyou> I just have to sit and wait for 3 days
08:11:23 <Forestbewithyou> :)
08:11:27 <KorbenC (T-2)> lol
08:11:58 <Forestbewithyou> on the plus side waiting for giant I saw the cutest bird ever taking a bath in the standing water behind the boardwalk
08:12:20 <CraigC> Forestbewithyou, mountain bluebird?
08:12:21 <Jake> What's the latest on Yellowstone Forever?
08:12:30 <Forestbewithyou> umm no
08:12:39 <KorbenC (T-2)> what is happening with YF?
08:12:41 <Forestbewithyou> I would have to look at the video
08:12:46 <Forestbewithyou> it was black tho
08:13:09 <Jake> It's not the NPS's job to supervise their finances, that's the board and CEO of YF
08:13:41 <KorbenC (T-2)> is Yellowstone Forever getting dissolved or something?
08:14:27 <Jake> They lost money we're mismanaged gave raises to higher ups
08:14:58 <KorbenC (T-2)> thats not good :(
08:15:05 <KorbenC (T-2)> how is the cam gonna be affected by that?
08:16:47 <CraigC> feature above Marmot Cave is ie
08:17:23 <KorbenC (T-2)> Craig, I did not know there was a geyser named IE :)
08:17:25 <KorbenC (T-2)> Hi Kent
08:17:30 <JarnoO> morning Jake, Kent
08:17:39 <CraigC> lc is
08:17:40 <ynpvisitor40> all I know so far is they are dissolving the Institute - the educational arm of YF
08:17:41 <JarnoO> Lc ie
08:17:42 <CraigC> ie
08:17:46 <Jake> I don't know. If YF disappeared or decided they won't pay for it any more, some other entity would need to cover it or it would go away. Maybe keep running until it breaks then doesn't get serviced
08:17:50 <Kent> Hey Korben, Jarno
08:18:03 <Jake> 40, can you link a source on that?
08:19:59 <ynpvisitor40> not yet, just former YA employees on FB. Waiting on news releases
08:20:05 <KorbenC (T-2)> 40, do you have a link that says that?
08:20:12 <CraigC> a young wolf visited a family having a picnic in Hayden Valley, and they called it frightening
08:20:41 <Kent> Jake, I heard in an email that they were selling off all the assets. No link.
08:20:42 <CraigC>
08:21:06 <ynpvisitor40> so without education, will they just be glorified concessioners with bookstores?
08:24:28 <Jake> Really unfortunate they could f it up so bad. The YA arm must be furious
08:24:32 <Kent> Wolf needs a good Spring curry but it is cute.
08:24:32 <ynpvisitor40> haha CraigC, I thought you found a link for the YF story
08:24:46 <CraigC> ynpvisitor40, sorry :)
08:24:54 <KorbenC (T-2)> so, the cam is gonna be removed, or no?
08:25:06 <CraigC> KorbenC (T-2), relax
08:25:16 <Jake> No, Korben
08:25:32 <KorbenC (T-2)> so then what kind of assets are they selling?
08:26:00 <Kent> I think cam is too popular. Park will find the money if it turns out to be a problem????
08:26:18 <Jake> IDK they own cars and buildings and computers and pencils
08:26:41 <KorbenC (T-2)> oh, I will buy an extra 1000 pencils if they need money :D
08:27:09 <ynpvisitor40> let's start over and get rid of the stupid name change
08:27:49 <Jake> IDK what the financial arrangement is for the Lamar Buffalo Ranch and the Haynes photo shop that they operate
08:28:42 <Kent> Overlook Campus and acreage in Gardiner. Condos there also. They are millions in debt account bad management. I agree 40. Forever is so Hallmark
08:28:53 <CraigC> bulger
08:29:45 <CraigC> maybe should have been "Hardly At All"
08:29:53 <Jake> Names themselves Forever, disaolves in disgrace 4 years later
08:30:27 <CraigC> "GrabITWhileYouCan Yellowstone"
08:33:03 <JarnoO> "So how long do you think 'forever' means?" "Uh, I dunno... 4 years maybe?" "You guessed well!"
08:33:52 <CraigC> when cam went down earlier, it has been a lot more responsive since it came back up
08:34:27 <JarnoO> maybe they finally fixed their routers?
08:34:27 <ynpvisitor40> maybe Forest fixed it :P
08:34:42 <KorbenC (T-2)> Forest breaks thing though :p
08:34:47 <CraigC> hope they did something
08:35:14 <CraigC> I can tell a big difference from earlier, though
08:35:16 <Forestbewithyou> excuse me Korben?
08:35:27 <Forestbewithyou> I don't understand the meaning of that message
08:35:27 <KorbenC (T-2)> well, I am not wrong
08:35:55 <CraigC> and less than 2 seconds from when I pan cam, to when this screen changes
08:35:56 <Forestbewithyou> should that message have said things
08:36:35 <Jake> Is the image sharper too? It looks good but I am on a phone
08:36:59 <CraigC> the image on my cam screen is still like watching old movies
08:37:13 <JarnoO> still looks like 480p
08:38:28 <Kent> This cool
08:38:47 <CraigC> something behind the bison
08:38:47 <KorbenC (T-2)> Nice River Crossing
08:38:53 <CraigC> goose?
08:39:01 <JarnoO> streaming does appear to be smoother, though
08:39:44 <JarnoO> if it weren't for my internet cutting out randomly, I'd be enjoying that. Probably have to restart both router and modem to attempt to fix that
08:39:53 <JarnoO> also, Daisy early in window
08:40:22 <CraigC> crap, now it isnt responding
08:40:28 <CraigC> I jinxed it
08:40:38 <JarnoO> it did hang around 2h overnight, so I have good hope it'll have a few near 1h50m today, maybe even some sub-1h50m
08:40:42 <Jake> Webcam Forever
08:40:50 <Kent> :)
08:41:16 <CraigC> I'm froze on controls
08:41:26 <Kent> Will the new WiFi thingy help the cam?
08:41:44 <Kent> Xanterra's program
08:42:32 <Kent>
08:43:31 <CraigC> not sure asking public opinion was the best way to make a decision when employees are the most affected
08:44:28 <Kent> I just wish I could get GT in the UGB :(
08:44:58 <CraigC> Kent, get the cheap Verizon contract, I pay $38/month
08:45:07 <JarnoO> the WiFi proposal looks good in my opinion
08:45:26 <KorbenC (T-2)> Grotto
08:45:45 <Kent> I have Google Fi which works well everywhere but rthe UGB
08:45:54 <Jake> Maybe, Kent, probably no effect though. The cam has a wired connection except from the cam itself to the antenna by the ranger station
08:46:44 <Kent> I looked at the photos and it looks like microwaves to Washburn involved/
08:46:44 <Jake> The total bandwidth available in the park is not much. Employees have WiFi access and it is slooooww
08:47:16 <Jake> So if you expand WiFi access to more people but keep the same bandwidth it goes from slooooww to unusable
08:47:43 <Kent> Active :)
08:48:12 <Jake> IDK much but if the Washburn microwave tower thing increases available bandwidth, then it has a chance to work
08:48:42 <CraigC> daisy ie
08:48:43 <Jake> If the performance of WiFi surpasses the wires T1 connection of the webcam, I'd be shocked
08:49:18 <Kent> They say it won't improve cell service but you will be able to make calls on your computer.
08:50:46 <Jake> Or phone via wifi. At what capacity though?
08:51:03 <CraigC> I wonder if William went to Norris today
08:51:06 <Jake> Surely not 1000s at the same time
08:51:36 <CraigC> lc is
08:51:39 <CraigC> ie
08:51:50 <Kent> As long as I can watch cat videos at the Snow Lodge I will be happy - Not really
08:52:01 <CraigC> Kent, ;)
08:52:04 <OCDguy> Of course not, and don't call me Shirley.
08:54:45 <Kent> We are really bad!
08:55:37 <CraigC> bulger
08:55:40 <JarnoO> a Bulger
08:55:57 <ynpvisitor75> Roger, Roger.
08:56:12 <CraigC> hey Tom
08:56:13 <KorbenC (T-2)> Hi Tom
08:56:19 <TomK> Good morning all
08:56:31 <CraigC> cam control to Major Tom
08:56:35 <Jake> hospital? What is it? Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now
08:56:39 <JarnoO> morning Tom
08:57:12 <TomK> CraigC LOL!
08:57:19 <CraigC> ;)
08:57:34 <CraigC> I htink we just missed aurum
08:58:05 <ynpvisitor75> Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
08:58:19 <JarnoO> Sponge
08:59:16 <OCDguy> A 40 year old movie which will live in infamy.
08:59:17 <CraigC> I was wrong, no idea on Aurum
09:00:10 <ynpvisitor75> It looked like a good splash. I would keep an eye on it. It did that before it went yesterday
09:00:13 <TomK> I'll take the cam
09:00:39 <CraigC> we always make jokes about stuff based on the beginning with the "no parking in the red zone" "no, it's no parking in the white zone!"
09:01:37 <ynpvisitor75> Depends how far you are into that scene.
09:03:02 <CraigC> roar
09:03:06 <JarnoO> roar
09:03:11 <CraigC> lion
09:03:16 <ynpvisitor18> Lion
09:03:17 <JarnoO> Lion
09:03:57 <CraigC> lion pump dua....errrr......concer.....ummmm
09:04:24 <JarnoO> happening at the same time
09:04:29 <CraigC> ha
09:04:30 <JarnoO> weak Lion
09:09:05 <JarnoO> morning Jeff
09:09:12 <Jeff> hey JarnoO
09:10:45 <KorbenC (T-2)> Hi Jeff
09:11:03 <Jeff> hi korben
09:11:32 <JarnoO> Korben, invest over central Atlantic 0/20, Cristobal at 45kt moving north at Β±10kt
09:12:40 <KorbenC (T-2)> Thanks Jarno
09:13:44 <JarnoO> not central, western Atlantic actually. If that movement continues past 5 days it might make landfall in the area of New York
09:14:17 <KorbenC (T-2)> regardless of development it will produce showers I bet
09:17:12 <TomK> Just lost the cam
09:20:48 <GO STEAMBOAT> did I miss anything?
09:21:25 <JarnoO> we spotted a Dilapidated, not sure if you caught that before your walk
09:21:50 <KorbenC (T-2)> wb Graham
09:22:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> i was out then. nice walk at Great Falls Park, anothr NPS site
09:23:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> they have half the parking closed, so few people and easy to antisocially distance
09:23:39 <GO STEAMBOAT> but you have to get there early or wait in line to get in as they hold the carsuntil one leaves
09:24:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> not many peoplewearing masks but there is a lot of space there to stay away from each other
09:25:19 <GO STEAMBOAT> of
09:25:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> what time do you start the treck on Monday KC?
09:25:48 <KorbenC (T-2)> 5:45 AM
09:25:56 <KorbenC (T-2)> Should get there around 7PM
09:26:07 <KorbenC (T-2)> be unpacked by 7:30 to 8PM
09:26:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe you will get there early too
09:26:35 <KorbenC (T-2)> and then hopefully go do a geyser hill lap and see the small ones like Anemone, MC, LC, Sponge, Pump.
09:26:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice to have long daylight hours now
09:26:48 <KorbenC (T-2)> Well, it is 10.5 hrs without traffic and without stoping
09:27:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> traffic, whats that?
09:27:20 <Jeff> you got a shorter drive than me korben
09:27:23 <KorbenC (T-2)> We are planning to stop however, at places like splitrock. And it will be snowing on the drive up whcih will make me stop more :)
09:27:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> where are you driving from Jeff?
09:27:59 <Jeff> phoenix
09:28:06 <Jeff> its about 15 1/2 hours
09:28:18 <KorbenC (T-2)> yuck
09:28:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats not far .. haha
09:28:26 <KorbenC (T-2)> well, Be back in an hour. Cya.
09:28:30 <Jeff> i can do it in a day if i wanted to
09:28:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> about half my trip from VA
09:29:37 <GO STEAMBOAT> 31h49m per Waze
09:30:11 <Jeff> depending on the time of day i look it ranges from just under 15 hours to just over 16 hours
09:33:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> looks like Cafeteria is only doing salads and sandwiches this summer
09:33:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> nothing hot
09:33:34 <Jeff> right now from my apartment to lower hams is 15h55m door to door
09:34:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> haha exactly half my predicted time
09:34:39 <GO STEAMBOAT> i dont have the 100 degree heat here tho
09:35:08 <Jeff> the next few days for me is supposed to be in the 90s then by the end of the week its supposed to be about 108
09:36:29 <Jeff> im just ready to get back to the park though
09:37:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> glad you will be back. i wonder what food wil be at the stores, if any?
09:38:15 <Jeff> the fountain will be open but i just dont know what the menu is yet
09:38:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> ok, thats good to hear
09:39:38 <Jeff> only reason i know the fountain is open is because when i got my last revised start date with my june 22nd start they still had me as fountain lead
09:40:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats good, i arrive on 27th, just after you open
09:41:00 <Jeff> i think joe was telling me thats when john and cindy are coming as well
09:41:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah, unfortunately :)
09:41:53 <ynpvisitor75> You just want to get out of the heat Jeff.
09:42:07 <Jeff> thats part of it 75 but i also miss the geysers lol
09:43:34 <Jeff> and f&m
09:45:06 <Jeff> but steamboat is priority
09:45:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> lower store may not get much traffic as the Inn is closed, most visitors will never know its there
09:45:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> but you will still get gazers
09:45:59 <Jeff> yea thats what i was thinking was the only traffic we might only get the gazers and some people who happen to walk by and see people going into the store
09:46:10 <JarnoO> speaking of Steamboat - I hope it has improved since yesterday
09:46:48 <GO STEAMBOAT> agree JarnoO, it didnt sound like it was getting far yesterday, beyond the early cistern fill
09:47:26 <Jeff> i just hope it doesnt go right before i get there
09:47:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> i see Lunn switched from Ftn to GF and Till for her study items yesterday
09:51:33 <Jeff> i gotta figure which features i wanna study this year
09:51:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> STEAMBOAT and F&M, huh?
09:52:08 <ynpvisitor83> AZ hospitals almost out of ICU beds
09:52:21 <Jeff> those are the ones i wanna see
09:52:48 <Jeff> i might spend time at f&m to study that a little bit cause i dont know much of anything about it
09:53:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah, someone can tell you whatsgoing on
09:54:10 <Jeff> i know some of the names of what to look for but no clue where they are located lol
09:54:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> are their covid numbers climing 83?
09:54:45 <Jeff> yea arizonas confirmed cases are spiking
09:54:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> its not hard once you have seen them and sat through a few cycles you get to understand the pattern
09:55:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> did the state open up too early? too far away for me ti hear much about it
09:56:27 <Jeff> well when we reopened our numbers werent really climbing but they werent on the downward trend either and over the last week or so we have had some of our highest spikes in confirmed cases
10:03:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> i hope it doesnt grow, but once it starts goig up its hard to stop
10:04:05 <Jeff> i havent seen our report for today but the numbers from yesterday were our highest confirmed numbers to date
10:04:27 <Jeff> deaths from this arent spiking here but the cases are
10:05:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> deaths lag by 3 to 4 weeks
10:07:44 <Mike J> Hey Jeff you in Phoenix/AZ too?
10:07:51 <Jeff> yea
10:09:14 <Mike J> Enjoying today with a cool-down to 95 degrees?
10:09:37 <Jeff> over the 108s weve had yea lol
10:10:56 <ynpvisitor44> West Gate looks busy. Quiet time is over
10:11:09 <KorbenC (T-2)> I am back
10:11:15 <KorbenC (T-2)> was that Lion just a minor?
10:11:16 <Jeff> welcome back korben
10:11:26 <Jeff> yea 44 its been like that for a while
10:13:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> they need the 4th lane open at the gate
10:14:12 <Jeff> hopefully its not this busy when im trying to get to orientation in a couple weeks
10:15:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> what time/where is it?
10:16:38 <Jeff> 8am and as far as im aware its at the hr building in west.
10:16:49 <Jeff> that could change though to promote social distancing
10:17:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> well that should be easy to get to, and hopefully the line would be small going into the park then
10:18:19 <Jeff> until i get an email telling me its at a different location im gonna assume its at the hr building
10:18:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> i guess this is the first weeked day for the W gate to be open, i am sure a lot of locals want to visit
10:19:47 <Jeff> if i could afford it id be up there now
10:24:19 <KorbenC (T-2)> Riverside
10:24:42 <GO STEAMBOAT> where are the in-park gazers today?
10:24:55 <KorbenC (T-2)> asleep?
10:25:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> at SBfor the first sub 3 day interval?
10:25:39 <Jeff> thats probably where william is at
10:26:01 <KorbenC (T-2)> well, it did not sound too good from yesterdays note
10:26:23 <Jeff> id be up there for a couple hours today to get some notes on whats going on but then id be back at LGB and UGB
10:27:43 <OCDguy> Make a note to have an umbrella. Some rain coming soon.
10:28:22 <Jeff> already got one packed for when i get there
10:34:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> another minor?
10:35:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> lc
10:35:33 <Jeff> got it in
10:38:07 <KorbenC (T-2)> Well, time to go play some card games with the familly.
10:41:25 <Mike J> //quit
10:44:18 <Forestbewithyou> quick question. does anyone know an estimate on how large the files are when you do the command for the last 15 minutes?
10:44:54 <ynpvisitor7> around 100mb
10:45:21 <Forestbewithyou> thank you!
10:47:29 <TomK> Daisy
10:47:45 <TomK> OF window ...
10:48:20 <ynpvisitor75> Nice of Daisy to show up before
10:49:08 <JarnoO> just in time to see yet another sub-2h Daisy :)
10:51:05 <ynpvisitor7> Forestbewithyou, I downloaded the last getvideo it came in as 72.4 mb
11:13:26 <ynpvisitor45> Post on FB. Perhaps Forever still with us, just the Institute gone
11:14:28 <TomK> Can't quite get Grand to Beehive in the window
11:14:40 <ynpvisitor63> I thought forever replace the institute already.
11:14:58 <ynpvisitor75> There should be a preset for that Tom.
11:15:00 <ynpvisitor11> Tom I PM you
11:15:02 <JarnoO> Tom, it should be possible if you zoom out a tad further
11:16:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> YF isthe merge of YPF and YA. YA ran the YI
11:17:16 <TomK> That's as far back & wide as it goes
11:17:32 <ynpvisitor75> That works!
11:17:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> YI is supposedly being closed because it was losing money, but that is being questioned too
11:17:48 <Kent> The Foundation and the Association combined to found Forever. The Institute is just classes and education. Much less of a thing than if Forever went under.
11:18:07 <TomK> You think we caoud see the indicator in this viesw?
11:18:12 <ynpvisitor75> That Pine tree to the right points right at BH cone
11:18:24 <KorbenC (T-2)> That was a nice game of capitalizm :)
11:18:30 <TomK> got it. TY
11:19:49 <ynpvisitor63> My confusion. People should not keep changing names, unless they have something to hide.
11:20:17 <ynpvisitor63> Wasn't the institute the one that took in all the cash with wolf tours?
11:21:00 <Kent> Obviously not enough cash :)
11:24:02 <ynpvisitor75> You can see Indy Tom.
11:24:21 <ynpvisitor75> Barely makes it but it works!
11:24:22 <ynpvisitor63> I will not miss them, they are the ones that took up 3 parking place in pull outs.
11:25:18 <ynpvisitor87> Keep your eyes peeled. Whatever that means.
11:27:24 <ynpvisitor63> Not even a boobler.
11:28:55 <JarnoO> 9h19m closed for Grand
11:29:33 <LindaG> Two nice churn eruptions last night
11:30:11 <KorbenC (T-2)> Hi Linda
11:30:22 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-2), hi
11:30:48 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-2), you had just left when the first eruption occurred
11:30:54 <ynpvisitor75> 76 years since D Day. A shout out to all those involved and to those who have and are now serving. Thank You very much!
11:31:07 <KorbenC (T-2)> what is D Day?
11:31:24 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, my dad was at Normandy and iwo gima
11:31:59 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-2), Google is your friend
11:32:04 <ynpvisitor75> Wow. Two very difficult places.
11:33:02 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, he watched them raise flag for iwo gima but at Normandy he swam to retrieve injured or deceased
11:33:26 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, he was in navy on ship
11:33:56 <ynpvisitor75> That had to be a real gut wrenching experience.
11:34:11 <ynpvisitor75> My Uncle was a glider pilot.
11:34:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> Russell woke up
11:35:14 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, I think so. He had a letter from his commander mentioning that he swam x amount of hours. But never really said much.
11:35:32 <LindaG> They just did it
11:36:10 <ynpvisitor75> Not much more you can do. Has an effect for the rest of their lives.
11:36:11 <JarnoO> OT ie
11:37:24 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, for sure.
11:38:19 <LindaG> LindaG, he was also the cook on the ship because he didnt like the food they served. Lol
11:38:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> i guess it was a good thin there was an active and organized antifa organization at D-Day ...... otherwise known as the allied Forces
11:38:49 <LindaG> Cook comment for #75
11:39:16 <LindaG> GO STEAMBOAT, πŸ‘
11:39:19 <ynpvisitor75> My Dad had the same problem with Korea. About 15 years ago the Korean students came over and showed what they had done to their country and thanked the veterans for giving them the opportunities they now have. That made a BIG difference.
11:39:43 <ynpvisitor75> That is funny Linda.
11:39:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> since when is being anti-fascist a bad thing, sigh
11:40:32 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, he wrote home to his mother for recipes πŸ˜ƒ
11:40:35 <KorbenC (T-2)> I dont have much millitary background other than my grandpa served during the entire Vietnam war and evacuated a LOT of people from the camps, and prisons.
11:40:41 <ynpvisitor75> "Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it."
11:40:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> read article about antifa - sounds like a small disorganized backroom group rooting out neo-nazis
11:41:41 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-2), did you Google d-day?
11:41:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> no wonder the radical right is so worried about them
11:41:55 <JarnoO> LC
11:42:03 <Kent> :)
11:42:17 <ynpvisitor75> Vietnam era was tough duty Korben. Instead of welcoming troops they would call them names and spit on them.
11:43:16 <ynpvisitor75> The European underground during the war was incredible. Not a long life expediency.
11:43:17 <LindaG> ☹
11:43:36 <KorbenC (T-2)> Hi KC
11:43:48 <kcmule2> buenos dias
11:44:03 <LindaG> kcmule2, hola
11:44:20 <JarnoO> morning kc
11:44:32 <OCDguy> Getting your kicks Mule?
11:44:58 <kcmule2> very interesting day yes
11:45:07 <LindaG> Bbl
11:45:23 <KorbenC (T-2)> cya Libda
11:45:25 <JarnoO> cya Linda
11:45:26 <KorbenC (T-2)> Linda
11:45:38 <ynpvisitor75> Have fun Linda.
11:47:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> they have 4 lanes going at West gate now
11:47:36 <ynpvisitor63> pump
11:47:43 <JarnoO> send text! :D
11:48:14 <JarnoO> roar
11:49:17 <Kent> This is what I expected on the 1st.
11:50:00 <Kent> Next time they test the park is not going to be at zero :(
11:50:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> well it cant go down ...
11:50:35 <Kent> :)
11:50:56 <OCDguy> When do the cabins open?
11:51:06 <KorbenC (T-2)> this year?
11:51:10 <KorbenC (T-2)> June 8th
11:51:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> there are some indications fro meurope that opening up doesnt mean the nubers get bad ... but we are all still learning
11:51:26 <JarnoO> at MHS they're painting parking lots for disabled people
11:51:42 <OCDguy> Thanks
11:51:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> Mammoth is already open
11:51:52 <Kent> This not proving true in Utah
11:52:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> OF open Monday, others later
11:52:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> was Utah going down when they opened up?
11:52:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> a lot of states opened while numbers were flat or rising
11:52:41 <KorbenC (T-2)> SB Note
11:53:06 <KorbenC (T-2)> not much improvment other than a little bit of water.
11:53:08 <Kent> No but we were stable and had adequate testing and hospital space.
11:53:31 <JarnoO> I reckon it'll improve over the day, Korben
11:53:40 <GO STEAMBOAT> SB may wait for you KC
11:54:09 <KorbenC (T-2)> well the last 3 day itnerval was followed by an interval about 2 times that of the short interval
11:54:40 <GO STEAMBOAT> but last year it did back to back under 4d intervals....
11:54:46 <OCDguy> It would be a bummer to dodge covid then get West Nike from a mosquito.
11:55:06 <ynpvisitor63> Lion puffing
11:55:11 <ynpvisitor75> Nice to have in basin reports
11:55:24 <OCDguy> Nile all the Nikes have been stolen.
11:55:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> i have not heard how the other parks are doing, has anyone?
11:55:53 <Kent> Don't have to worry about Noro from cruise ship passengers
11:55:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> Great Smokey Mountains opened before YNP, right and they are busier
11:56:43 <ynpvisitor75> I know Zion shuts down at a certain capacity. Heard that was at 0630 one morning.
11:56:48 <KorbenC (T-2)> I dont know if I want SB to wait for me, because then I will be checking every 5 minutes if it has gone yet. And then I will have to spend the first 3 days going "what day do I want to go"
11:57:30 <Kent> If they can't run the shuttle Zion just doesn't work.
11:59:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> are they running the shuttles or just limiting cars?
11:59:32 <ynpvisitor75> They are running the shuttle.
11:59:56 <Kent> No shuttles at all last I heard. Don't know about Springdale. There just isn't any parking up the canyon
11:59:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> ok, hopefuly limitig the ridership
12:00:25 <ynpvisitor63> Six feet between people, you can get what 4 families on a shuttle?
12:00:37 <Kent> I hadn't heard that. Total coward. I would walk rather than rids.
12:01:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> Shuttles are not operating. Parking is extremely limited and Scenic Drive will be closed when all parking is full. Day use only.
12:01:55 <ynpvisitor75> Zion is a very small park considering.
12:01:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> 400 parking spots
12:02:57 <Kent> Washington County, where Zion is, is a Corvid hot spot. They have never even pretended to practice social distancing.
12:04:35 <Kent> I am surprised. Unless you are including Kolob I would have thought less than a hundred parking spaces.
12:04:41 <ynpvisitor75> I checked and shuttles are not operating. Hiking or biking only.
12:05:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> quite a few parking areas, and the lodge area too
12:05:37 <GO STEAMBOAT> none is very big, but collectively it adds up
12:05:57 <Kent> I was not thinking Lodge.
12:06:49 <ynpvisitor75> I think the lodge is open so if you have reservations there they will let you in.
12:07:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> its day use only
12:07:54 <OCDguy> Not many empty spaces at Arches NM Monday.
12:08:19 <KorbenC (T-2)> wb
12:08:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> well maybe not, says limited lodging open
12:10:42 <KorbenC (T-2)> Jarno, you here?
12:10:52 <JarnoO> maybe
12:10:56 <KorbenC (T-2)> watch for a PM
12:11:18 <Kent> Close the lodging to free up parking space:)
12:12:41 <KorbenC (T-2)> IND
12:12:42 <KorbenC (T-2)> U
12:12:43 <KorbenC (T-2)> ,
12:12:43 <KorbenC (T-2)> ,,
12:12:43 <KorbenC (T-2)> ,
12:12:43 <KorbenC (T-2)> ,
12:12:44 <KorbenC (T-2)> Y
12:12:47 <KorbenC (T-2)> INDY
12:12:56 <Forestbewithyou> calm down Korben
12:12:59 <Forestbewithyou> jeesh
12:13:03 <Forestbewithyou> lol
12:13:06 <ynpvisitor75> Big problem with southern Utah is the influx of people moving in from other States. St George was a small sleepy town with a bunch of smaller towns around. Now it is a bign city.
12:13:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> Grand
12:13:57 <KorbenC (T-2)> Grand, Bee dual!
12:14:17 <ynpvisitor75> Worst case!
12:14:21 <ynpvisitor63> Nope, bee will bee all by itself.
12:14:41 <Forestbewithyou> because it likes to bee alone
12:14:49 <Kent> We need two cams and a split screen
12:15:17 <ynpvisitor63> St George probably spent a bunch advertising how great it was and asking people to move there.
12:15:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> and lots of dings are good Forestbewithyou
12:16:00 <JarnoO> I tend to limit myself to the initial call and 5 dings spaced apart by a second or so :)
12:16:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> i hear St George and SPrngdale are lovely places .... Kevin is trying to drive up real estate proces there
12:16:29 <OCDguy> Oblong too
12:16:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> you have such restraint JarnoO :)
12:16:39 <ynpvisitor75> Tom is going to get finger cramps.
12:16:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> looks like the West gate backup is declining, I see the end of the line now
12:17:14 <ynpvisitor63> I have my dings off because you all were dinging about stuff I did not care about.
12:17:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> sorry 63 :)
12:17:31 <JarnoO> "I can see clearly now the cars are gone. I can see all asphalt on my way..."
12:17:48 <Forestbewithyou> lol
12:18:00 <ynpvisitor63> There are still the bison and elk jams.
12:18:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> no SOuth gate cam for Korben to know if theres a backup, or GTNP gate cam
12:18:18 <KorbenC (T-2)> toobad
12:18:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> where 63? I have not heard of any
12:18:45 <KorbenC (T-2)> so Beehive apears to be having 21:30 to 24 hour itnerval right now
12:18:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> but thats why peple go to the park anyway, to see the critters
12:19:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> you arent leaving much for my shift, other than SB
12:19:42 <JarnoO> Churn
12:19:43 <JarnoO> .
12:19:43 <JarnoO> .
12:19:44 <GO STEAMBOAT> ion, Grand, BH done
12:19:44 <JarnoO> .
12:20:05 <KorbenC (T-2)> that was only 3 dings Jarno, what happened to the 4th adn 5th?
12:20:06 <ynpvisitor63> Poor pump, gets not respect.
12:20:29 <JarnoO> Korben, those are the Churn dings
12:20:29 <Forestbewithyou> well now I can say I hae seen churn
12:20:52 <JarnoO> Aurum also has the initial call and then three dings
12:21:06 <ynpvisitor63> Don't forget dome, and depression.
12:23:23 <JarnoO> that was a nice and tall Churn
12:23:42 <JarnoO> b1 done
12:23:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe there will be another one after bee
12:23:50 <ynpvisitor60> Ah I was the bee sacrifice bit it doesn't know I have a phone
12:24:21 <ynpvisitor60> Uh I missed churn? Bummer
12:24:34 <ynpvisitor63> I miss sawmill
12:25:19 <ynpvisitor60> Bew
12:25:25 <ynpvisitor63> we all missed bee
12:25:26 <ynpvisitor60> Or bee
12:25:27 <Forestbewithyou> yay
12:26:22 <ynpvisitor63> Jarno, was that a mini ini we had for lion earlier? It sure was steamy for a while.
12:27:19 <ynpvisitor60> Nice bee, tall
12:27:44 <JarnoO> #63, you mean 0754 ie?
12:28:30 <ynpvisitor60> Lovely, bye
12:28:39 <JarnoO> cya #60
12:29:13 <ynpvisitor63> No 1200 is
12:29:16 <ynpvisitor63> ish
12:29:31 <JarnoO> oh, those would likely be terminal roars
12:29:39 <ynpvisitor63> It sure looked like it was going to start
12:29:49 <JarnoO> last observed eruption was 1033 ie
12:30:21 <ynpvisitor63> Thanks, I knew you would be keeping track.
12:30:33 <ynpvisitor63> Enjoy the rest of the day.
12:30:48 <JarnoO> cya #63
12:32:12 <Kent> If you leave your cursor in the text box the page doesn't ding. I didn't know that.
12:34:50 <CraigC> Kent, when are you going up
12:36:37 <Kent> 20th, Two nights at Madison. I have a Hillary hat, face mask and eat two cloves of garlic every morning. I am also looking for a bear fence.
12:36:41 <TomK> I totally missed a messaage from Carolyn. If she's still here: No, Joanne will not be working at OF this year. Next summer for sure... If vaccines, etc...
12:37:11 <ynpvisitor71> did anyone get a Bee/bhi text?
12:37:35 <ynpvisitor75> I did
12:37:52 <ynpvisitor71> tks
12:39:40 <OCDguy> Mr. Radar is saying rain coming soon.
12:41:54 <ynpvisitor10> Like garlic can help you Kent. The virus is not a vampire.
12:42:14 <Kent> Social distancing :)
12:42:31 <CraigC> ;)
12:42:41 <KorbenC (T-2)> F&M event cycle
12:42:52 <KorbenC (T-2)> currently ongoing
12:42:52 <ynpvisitor10> Good luck in the restrooms
12:43:20 <Kent> We did 20 minutes on this the other day :)
12:44:04 <OCDguy> No sardines or anchovies.
12:44:35 <ynpvisitor109> Daisy due
12:45:35 <ynpvisitor109> bulger ie
12:47:51 <Forestbewithyou> Craig I have a question for you. When you are controlling the cam can you see the entire basin or just what the camera sees?
12:48:17 <ynpvisitor85> You can’t stop stupid, thats for sure
12:48:23 <CraigC> Forestbewithyou, same view
12:48:34 <Forestbewithyou> So how do you know what to look at?
12:48:44 <CraigC> we guess
12:48:51 <Forestbewithyou> ok cool
12:49:00 <ynpvisitor75> Educated guessing.
12:49:07 <CraigC> sometimes we are lucky, sometimes not
12:49:18 <Forestbewithyou> basically what geyser gazing is
12:49:22 <Forestbewithyou> lol
12:49:27 <OCDguy> Use the Force.
12:49:51 <Kent> and try and pay attention to windows.
12:49:55 <Forestbewithyou> Ok so I just got a notification that Tropical Storm Cristobal will impact me lol.
12:51:59 <CraigC> Forestbewithyou, I'm the least experienced, but I watch the predictions windows like Kent said, I watch for Lion roars, I watch for steam building around Daisy, I watch for possible Turbans
12:52:35 <ynpvisitor75> In basin posts are helpful.
12:52:53 <ynpvisitor109> Guess we missed Daisy?
12:52:57 <JarnoO> speaking of, Daisy must've gone already
12:53:07 <Forestbewithyou> Interesting. Thank you Craig
12:53:12 <Forestbewithyou> and everyone else
12:56:16 <JarnoO> Daisy must have gone before 1245. No steam from it at that time, nor now
12:56:27 <JarnoO> probably 1h55m
12:56:32 <JarnoO> or less
12:56:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> West gate is empty
12:58:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> and N Gate too
12:59:26 <TomK> Time to go. It's been a fun, busy morning. Bye all.
12:59:35 <JarnoO> cya Tom
12:59:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> bye Tom
12:59:40 <Kent> Laters
12:59:54 <ynpvisitor75> Bye
13:03:00 <JarnoO> Grotto at β‰₯4h17m
13:21:56 <KorbenC (T-2)> hi KC
13:22:37 <kcmule> howdy
13:28:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> quite a lot of steam from Aurum, i think its post-eruptive
13:41:20 <KorbenC (T-2)> 2 lanes at west now only
13:42:32 <Jeff> lot of traffic in west
13:44:33 <Kent> I suspect the entire park is understaffed
13:44:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> backing up a little now
13:44:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> still not bad for this time of day in summer
13:47:01 <KorbenC (T-2)> Linda, aloha
13:55:43 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-2), hi
13:58:30 <ynpvisitor63> First 3 days of June Montana entrances were 45% of normal
14:01:07 <ynpvisitor83> 63, that is changing fast
14:01:27 <LindaG> Interesting article
14:03:42 <JarnoO> that's a bit more than a minor, Graham :)
14:04:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats why GT says a maj :)
14:04:29 <Kent> Come on!
14:12:31 <ynpvisitor63> Just got back. Park is empty
14:14:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> gates are empty again. been quite variabe depending how many lanes are open. now it will probably stay pretty clear
14:14:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> where di you go 63?
14:17:57 <Dave from home > Hi, Graham and fellow gazers
14:18:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> hi Dave
14:18:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> gates got a bit busy today, but cleared out before 1 at W gate
14:18:33 <Dave from home > Our route: Wed Bilings to just south of Red Lodge
14:18:34 <Kent> Good time had?
14:19:04 <Dave from home > Kent, yes. Van worked perfectly. It is already cleaned and ready to go again
14:19:21 <Dave from home > Thurs: Red Lodge, Cooke City, Lamar, Gardiner
14:19:32 <JarnoO> afternoon Dave
14:19:36 <Kent> Wuffs?
14:19:45 <KorbenC (T-2)> Dave from home (aka 63), you gonna be there when I am in YNP?
14:19:59 <Dave from home > Fri: Gardiner, Madison, OF, Lake, Canyon, Fishing Bridge to camping outsoide East Wntrance
14:20:16 <Dave from home > Yes, 2 dogs did fine. They obeyedall regulations.
14:20:52 <Kent> Junctions reported to have 16 pups at Slough
14:21:12 <Dave from home > I heard someone say one pack may approach 40
14:22:04 <JarnoO> Grotto marathon
14:22:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> was Jet the oly geyser you saw?
14:23:31 <Dave from home > Yep....walked fountain paint pot circle and GH via Castle. Just missed Aurum. Saw Lion from our van right before we were headed that way
14:23:53 <Dave from home > Actually largets geyser we saw was Clepsydra
14:24:01 <Forestbewithyou> I am back
14:24:04 <Forestbewithyou> did I miss anything
14:24:07 <Dave from home > Did you want me tp post that?:)
14:24:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> glad to hear it was quiet in the park too. probably busier today
14:24:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> now you left the park we can get SB to erupt again
14:25:18 <Dave from home > To get Becca and Michelle a SB is now priority one
14:25:40 <Dave from home > How is refill going?
14:26:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> it refilled quickly but there was little runoff this morning, so looks like a slow build now
14:26:18 <Dave from home > thanks
14:26:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> its waiting for Korben
14:26:39 <Dave from home > We saw 7 Harlequin ducks at LeHardy Rapids; that was fun
14:26:53 <KorbenC (T-2)> hopefully it goes right before I get there
14:27:06 <Dave from home > 2 Pronghorn with very new babies
14:27:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> you want it on Tuesday Korben
14:27:32 <KorbenC (T-2)> I want it predictable is what I want
14:27:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice Dave. everything looks green now
14:27:53 <Forestbewithyou> well I don't think that will ever happen Korben
14:28:11 <KorbenC (T-2)> maybe it will have a gigantic improvment today
14:28:16 <KorbenC (T-2)> and erupt tommrow
14:28:54 <KorbenC (T-2)> my worry is that I am going to spend my entire trip at SB, and not see my favorite geysers, and not spend enough time in the UGB
14:28:55 <Dave from home > The whole park is very green. Water levels very high.
14:29:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe but next interval could be 7+ days so you would miss it
14:29:13 <Dave from home > KC, you only get 12 hours at SB:)
14:29:14 <Forestbewithyou> that is what happened to me Korben
14:29:43 <KorbenC (T-2)> Dave, I convinced him to let us sit however much we need :) Thank you to the videos and pictures I have of the last SB I caught
14:30:13 <KorbenC (T-2)> I mean, if it does not go before we get there, it will probably go in the first 2 or 3 days.
14:30:22 <ynpvisitor40> See all your favorite Geysers first, you don't need to sit at SB
14:30:29 <ynpvisitor89> or, spend your whole visit sitting on the bench at F&M
14:31:14 <JarnoO> F&M event cycle: "18 min. Gold pause starting 1234. 5 min. River pause starting 1258. River on 1303, Gold on 1311. Angle on 1317. First Main splash 1234, last Main splash 1258. Main had frequent splashing with 3 splashes outside cone. Water levels in Fan looked encouraging for a few minutes at 1322, but were otherwise variable to middling. Only low water and grumbling from Upper Mortar."
14:31:23 <KorbenC (T-2)> I mean, I REALLY want to get my dad an SB.
14:31:41 <JarnoO> that was 1234
14:32:25 <Dave from home > OF area was eerie. No flags on OFI flagpoles. OFI closed. Lower Hams still boarded up.
14:33:04 <Dave from home > Most parking lots in the parkl were at about 25% capacity
14:33:43 <KorbenC (T-2)> I mean if it has not gone by the morning of the 9th, that would mean it would be having an interval of about 5d 12 hours
14:33:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats good. may have been a bit busier today, west gate had backup for maybe 3h but with 3 or 4 gates open
14:33:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> cleared before 1pm
14:35:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> you didnt miss much in the world, same cra, different days
14:35:22 <KorbenC (T-2)> what would be great is another 15 minute wait for SB :)
14:35:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> you need to wtch it for more than 15min tho, thats not enough time
14:36:13 <KorbenC (T-2)> yeah, but if I wait the first 3 days for it then I only have 2 days for UGB
14:36:34 <JarnoO> 3h49m double
14:36:41 <KorbenC (T-2)> so mabye it will erupt Tuesday at like 10AM after I get there at 5AM or something
14:36:52 <Dave from home > Time to finish cleaning and get caught up at home. Have a great weekend everyone!
14:36:57 <JarnoO> cya Dave
14:37:02 <KorbenC (T-2)> bye Dave
14:37:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> bye Dave. look forward to your next trip report
14:37:33 <Dave from home > I forgot. Nice new benches at Castle. I'll send pictures later
14:40:16 <Kent> NPS Daisy?
14:40:53 <JarnoO> I guess the NPS had either an E time or a vr
14:41:06 <JarnoO> or they spotted it themselves
14:41:07 <Forestbewithyou> Take 3
14:42:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> so no more YI classesfor you Kent
14:42:55 <Forestbewithyou> can anyone see these
14:43:04 <JarnoO> another major
14:43:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> we are with you
14:45:19 <Kent> They became ridiculously expensive and taught by instructors rather than researchers. I hadn't registered for one this year even before the virus
14:46:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> ah ok. i kept seeing the flyers and kept thinking they would be good to do
14:46:37 <Kent> I have had several wonderful ones in the past.
14:47:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe it will reappear at some point
14:48:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> so many orgs are having to shutdown especially if they had weak unding before covid
14:48:54 <Kent> I hope the park makes some arrangements. Sorta like they do astronomy at Madison.
14:48:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> will be interesting to see what happens late June when the payroll protection funds and rules expire
14:49:45 <Kent> Yes. I think we are a ways from the end of this.
14:50:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> hard to get a new org to plan it for 2021 not knowing if there can be a seaso
14:54:37 <Kent> There has got to be a way. Academics mostly love to talk and share research.
14:56:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> at least this didnt happen mid season. they have some time to find an org to run it and a sponsor for it
14:59:51 <JarnoO> SB note: "Both NV & SV started showing water at 1110. By 1125 NV was having max bursts to 20ft and SV to about 8ft. At 1155 SV was having a few bursts to 10-15ft. By 1228 SV was still 10-15ft with NV still at 20ft max. Between 1155 & 1320 SV had created three light stream flows with small gravel..Color was still clear. At no time were there any vertical or near vertical plays from either vents."
15:06:07 <JarnoO> Korben, no change for Cristobal. They did note that the wind field looks more typical of a subtropical storm rather than a tropical one
15:08:31 <EmilyW> how
15:08:47 <JarnoO> afternoon Emily
15:09:35 <EmilyW> dy
15:09:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> hi there. what has happened to your summer plans Emily?
15:09:44 <GO STEAMBOAT> still moving?
15:09:47 <EmilyW> :) I wonder where the last 2 letters went
15:10:19 <Forestbewithyou> yea Jarno I am gojng to be hit by the post tropical part
15:10:31 <EmilyW> Yes Graham, i still am moving. CU has said they are aiming for in person classes. So I am definitely moving out
15:10:36 <CraigC> EmilyW, whats up
15:12:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> cool. do you have housing lined up?
15:15:40 <EmilyW> Yes. all lined up
15:15:45 <KorbenC (T-2)> new SB note does not should promising
15:16:11 <CraigC> bulger
15:16:26 <CraigC> KorbenC (T-2), sounds like it has progressed since earlier in the mornng
15:16:41 <KorbenC (T-2)> yes but not enough to ahve a record, or near record interval
15:16:54 <KorbenC (T-2)> I could still see tommrow, but nto in the next 4 hours
15:17:08 <JarnoO> I'd give SB a break on that one. It just had water return to the system, so it's obviously not going to do 30-40ft verticals immediatly
15:18:02 <EmilyW> I will say that I hope SB continues for everybody
15:18:10 <EmilyW> I am glad it is doing it
15:18:15 <JarnoO> it will for this season :)
15:18:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> will you get there this season Emily?
15:19:12 <EmilyW> I will not graham
15:19:12 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe it will erupt for decades and we will get bored of it
15:19:24 <EmilyW> That would be prefferable
15:19:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> :(
15:20:20 <EmilyW> I had big summer plans that got COVIDey and Yellowstone was not in the equation to begin with. I was thinking of Labor day but I think that isn't happening either
15:20:39 <EmilyW> I at this point wish for everybody who wants a steamboat to get to see it at least once
15:20:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> well yu will be closer at CU
15:22:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> russell logged riverside, he has been running up and down to Norris
15:23:03 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, surprised, with all the cars that Maureen posted at the gate
15:23:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> well the gate cleared earlier than she said, and then got backed up and cleared again
15:24:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> backed up when they cut down the number of open gates
15:24:09 <CraigC> I like sticking in one area when there is much traffic
15:24:15 <EmilyW> Doesn
15:24:37 <EmilyW> t seem like many people wont be able to go to YNP this year
15:25:20 <EmilyW> They have a completely different model for RMNP than the flood gates be open
15:25:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> timed entry? yeah easier to do in a smaller park wit one through road
15:26:37 <EmilyW> Yes, permit reservation systems for indivudal days
15:27:18 <EmilyW> there are only 3 entrances though. 2 east One in the west with the ones in Estes Park getting the most traffic
15:27:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> are they restricting it from the Wet too?
15:27:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> or West
15:28:13 <EmilyW> yes
15:28:14 <LindaG> Just saw a weather report calling g for 1-4 inches of snow and below 35 degrees for the weekend in YNP
15:28:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> that could help Estes Park if people wait ....
15:28:26 <CraigC> LindaG, what day
15:29:29 <LindaG> CraigC, this evening thru Sunday into monday
15:29:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> I dont know if timed entry wuld work in YNP
15:29:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> the park has a lot of capacity
15:30:24 <EmilyW> Rocky Moutain does not. The most popular areas fill up by 8
15:30:35 <LindaG> CraigC, I posted on your Facebook oage
15:30:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah they could use a shuttle service like Glacier
15:31:26 <CraigC> LindaG, thanks
15:31:37 <LindaG> CraigC, πŸ‘
15:31:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> i think they have a shuttle to Bear Lake, dont they?
15:31:56 <LindaG> Riverside
15:32:10 <LindaG> Already got it
15:32:30 <EmilyW> not sure
15:33:21 <EmilyW> The capacity issue in popular parks seems to be an issue in the most popular parks Graham. Arches had a problem this year already and we already know how bad Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Zion get
15:33:37 <KorbenC (T-2)> Jarno you may have already seen this but the Surgace Wind Field of Cristobal looks more like a PTC or STC than a TC to me.
15:34:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah, congestion at key spots like the Midway to UGB stretch and Canyon area
15:34:40 <GO STEAMBOAT> YNP is so big its hard to do any transportation shuttles
15:34:53 <CraigC> shuttle was the best thing for Zion... not sure how well they could coordinate it for shuttles to work in YNP
15:35:03 <ynpvisitor6> When thinking about how busy entrance lines look, think that 98% of people have to leave the park every night
15:36:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> is it that high #6? Now it is but in a normal year with full lodging and camping. maybe
15:36:11 <CraigC> where would they ruin nature for giant parking areas at shuttle stops
15:36:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> that would be about 60k in park over the whoel year, i think its more in-park
15:36:59 <CraigC> I dont want to see a Costco parking lot at every junction
15:37:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> over 100 day summer thats 600 per night
15:37:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> i think theres more capacity that that in the park
15:38:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> Craig - have one in West and extend the OF parking
15:38:32 <ynpvisitor6> GS, I'm saying currently almost everyone has to leave the park. Don't let lines at Entrance stations fool you right now
15:38:48 <ynpvisitor6> IT IS REALLY QUIET
15:39:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> its quiet and the lines arent like a normal year
15:39:44 <GO STEAMBOAT> i bet occupancy is down outside the park too
15:40:04 <ynpvisitor6> Gardiner is a ghost town
15:40:12 <Kent> Yellowstone isn't infinite. Something has to be done. It is just a matter of choosing your poison.
15:40:37 <GO STEAMBOAT> will see how it changes. not surprised today is "busy" because its the first opening weekend for the locals to come in
15:40:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> by locals i include BZN
15:41:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> and BIL - like Dave
15:41:15 <CraigC> my first preference would be making all tour buses owned by the park, keep the revenue there
15:41:37 <ynpvisitor75> Manifest at the Loop Linda
15:41:43 <CraigC> hey Dave
15:41:56 <Dave from home> I saw 1 bus the whole trip. Hi CraigC
15:41:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah ... but ... if you are on a tour, do you transfer busses? thats not very good, coming in one entrance and out another
15:42:08 <ynpvisitor75> Stack coming for a meet
15:42:19 <GO STEAMBOAT> busses are not the problem anyway, its the private cars
15:42:42 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, lack of money for restrooms is a problem
15:42:52 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats why the parks make people use busses to reduce congestion
15:43:04 <CraigC> lack of accountability from private tour companies is a problem
15:43:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> do you want ore restrooms Craig?
15:43:52 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, yes!!!!
15:43:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> accountability in what way?
15:44:07 <CraigC> and more people to keep them cleaner
15:44:26 <Dave from home> Many outhouse NPS bathrooms have garbage cans in them this year
15:44:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> better bathrooms mean more people will come
15:45:35 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, are you a professional arguer?
15:45:48 <GO STEAMBOAT> you just figured that out?
15:45:49 <Dave from home> haha
15:45:52 <CraigC> ;)
15:46:11 <CraigC> better mgt means more people, so bad mgt sounds better, right?
15:46:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> its a problem, not sure i can see an easy answer
15:46:32 <CraigC> better roads mean more people will come, so lets have awful roads
15:47:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> well i dont see that better bathrooms will reduce crowding and congestion ... which was where we started
15:47:21 <CraigC> stupid me for hating the restroom situation the last several years
15:47:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> i could ask for a lot of thiings, better cell service, free wifi, nicer cabins, better food
15:47:41 <ynpvisitor10> Roads? Where we are going we don’t need roads!
15:47:45 <Dave from home> Norris bathroom has been awful for years
15:47:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> free coffee
15:48:00 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, my poijnt was that if the park gets more money from running all the tours, then they have more money to improve the restrooms
15:48:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> road detour around midway
15:48:20 <Kent> I am surprised that the huge crowds and lines and jams haven't kept more people away. I thought visitation would be self-limiting.
15:48:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> ok, so higher entrance fees for all
15:48:37 <Dave from home> CraigC, they could probably do that if they charged tour companies more money
15:48:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> he park is cheap compared to a lot of vaca spots
15:48:56 <CraigC> Kent, it kept me away during the summers for 20 years until that Fn Steamboat crap started in 2018
15:49:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> what do they charge for a bus now?
15:49:39 <Dave from home> to be honest, I would like to see no large bus tours in Yellowstone
15:49:42 <GO STEAMBOAT> isnt it several hundred dollars?
15:50:00 <CraigC> Dave from home, my 2nd issue was I see people come off tour buses and go wild in the basins throwing rocks in pools, walking off path...... no accountability
15:50:35 <Dave from home> yeah....and tour operators don't want to accept responbility for their clients
15:50:55 <CraigC> if international tourists had to use YNP tours, then the guides would do better, hopefully
15:50:56 <ynpvisitor10> We even had one we got on cam that took his group to the OF cone!
15:51:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> $300 for 26 seats or more regardless of occupancy
15:51:21 <Dave from home> I think tours should pay $70 per family in entrance fees just like the rest of us
15:51:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> 200 for 16-25 seats
15:51:34 <Kent> I always timed my visits by time of year. Now I do it by time of day. Get where I am going early and then stay put.
15:52:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> individual entry is $20, so maybe they should charge per person?
15:52:14 <CraigC> Kent, yep, I try to get thru gate by 6 or so
15:52:21 <CraigC> GO STEAMBOAT, amen
15:52:40 <Dave from home> Sounds good to me
15:53:12 <Dave from home> TRaveling in the park this week was like going in April of a normal year
15:53:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> private vehicle is $35 for the week
15:53:28 <CraigC> Dave from home, when are you going again
15:53:37 <Dave from home> I don't know
15:54:16 <ynpvisitor10> I take it the Minnow was a success
15:54:24 <Dave from home> It might not be until end of June
15:54:31 <Dave from home> Yes, it was great 10.
15:54:40 <CraigC> Dave from home, can you buy a pass at the gate?
15:54:48 <Dave from home> 2 free nights and 1 $15 CG fee
15:55:10 <Dave from home> I believe you can. My pass expires at the end of June
15:55:43 <CraigC> mine expired in May
15:55:44 <GO STEAMBOAT> kent - i think a lot of people expect lines and jams, used t it at Disney, also used to it in traffic wherever they live
15:56:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> rural visitors notice it but city folks like me dont
15:56:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> and theres a lot of us
15:56:26 <Kent> Yes, many do not know "the old days" and think today is normal.
15:56:41 <Dave from home> CraigC, check NPS site. Maybe you can buy pass online
15:56:45 <GO STEAMBOAT> crowds are everywhere these days
15:57:09 <Dave from home> Yep. crowds don't bother me but I understnad others who don't like it.
15:57:13 <ynpvisitor10> You can buy them online
15:57:33 <ynpvisitor83> sounds like CraigC is up next for a Yellowstone visit
15:57:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> it always amazes me when i am driving to/from the park at memorial day, labor day, 4th of july that there is zero traffic from Idaho Falls or Bozeman
15:58:01 <Dave from home> I like Kent's advice that I also practice. Get up early and out before normal people wake up.
15:58:22 <ynpvisitor10> Don’t try it after an eclipse
15:58:33 <Kent> :)
15:58:34 <CraigC> ynpvisitor10, LOL
15:58:38 <ynpvisitor83> most people are already where they are going on holidays
15:58:43 <Dave from home> No comment
15:59:08 <CraigC> hmmm, wonder how long it takes to get if you order online
15:59:17 <ynpvisitor83> a few weeks
15:59:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> that may be true in YNP, but traffic is crazy around home those weekends
15:59:28 <Dave from home> You can't print at home?
15:59:30 <ynpvisitor83> you'll just have to get one at the gate as you sound eager
15:59:55 <ynpvisitor83> they weren't selling the all parks pass on line, that might have changed
15:59:57 <ynpvisitor75> Lake Mead didn't sell them at the gate but had signs for a web site. I think it was
15:59:57 <CraigC> I dont have a printer, I always used the ones at work ;)
16:00:16 <ynpvisitor83> it's a sign to stay home
16:00:23 <Dave from home> You've been retired for a couple of years!!
16:00:24 <Kent> They sell them at the West VC if that works.
16:01:25 <CraigC> CraigC, ink would dry up in between the few occasions I ever need to print anything
16:01:31 <CraigC> oops
16:01:44 <ynpvisitor75>
16:02:47 <ynpvisitor75> If you have logged 250 hours Dave K can get you a Volunteer pass Craig but I have not been able to get mine and the old one expired Sunday.
16:05:32 <CraigC> I havent, I only log about 16 hours a month
16:05:32 <JarnoO> Chgurn
16:05:33 <JarnoO> .
16:05:34 <JarnoO> .
16:05:34 <JarnoO> .
16:06:27 <CraigC> seems like more churns have been seen recently
16:06:50 <LindaG> Yay that's a good one
16:06:50 <ynpvisitor75> I miss Uncertain
16:06:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> spasmo is off, thats when it has its chance
16:07:11 <Dave from home> Churn was in overflow when I walked by yesterday
16:07:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> lets see if we get another
16:07:32 <CraigC> Dave from home, thanks for not breaking churn
16:07:51 <ynpvisitor75> Got a Spa too.
16:08:01 <Dave from home> Spasmodic must have just started moments before we got was tall
16:08:25 <Dave from home> Water was in 2 lower vents of Penta as well
16:08:37 <CraigC> Dave from home, could you tell if people were buying passes at the gates
16:08:59 <Dave from home> No, there was only 1 person in line at North and no one at NE
16:09:36 <Dave from home> BTW, Brink of Upper Falls improvements are finished. The place looks really nice
16:10:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> did you checkut Ledge Dave?
16:11:31 <Dave from home> No, since SB had gone we didn't stop and I regret it. I remembered at LGB that I wanted to take a look at the dead trees aroiund SB but I wasn't going back
16:12:10 <CraigC> Dave from home, did you squat in the minnow
16:12:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> just have to go back soon Dave
16:12:47 <Dave from home> Yes, sir. I did not use a public bathroom all trip
16:12:58 <CraigC> Dave from home, YAYAYAYAYAY
16:13:03 <CraigC> ;)
16:13:10 <Dave from home> Next 2 Saturdays are committed.
16:13:28 <Dave from home> Tanks are already emptied and ready for next trip
16:13:37 <CraigC> :thumbsup:
16:14:04 <CraigC> my gf is out sanitizing the trailer right now
16:14:08 <Betty> afternoon all
16:14:11 <CraigC> hey Betty
16:14:23 <ynpvisitor75> Yellowstone digital pass:
16:14:30 <Betty> hi CraigC, Dave from home, GO STEAMBOAT
16:14:31 <Dave from home> CriagC, are you heading south soon?
16:15:24 <JarnoO> Churn getting steamy again
16:15:38 <LindaG> Betty, hi
16:15:42 <LindaG> Dave from home, hi
16:15:48 <JarnoO> evening Betty
16:15:52 <CraigC> I need the pass for all parks
16:16:20 <Betty> evening JarnoO, hi LindaG
16:16:44 <Dave from home> Hi Linda. I thought of you when I passed Floating Island Lake:)
16:16:52 <Betty> time for SB
16:17:19 <LindaG> Dave from home, πŸ™‚ nice any yellow headed blackbirds?
16:17:19 <JarnoO> Daisy looking promising
16:17:24 <Betty> Dave, nice you went to Yellowstone :-)
16:17:59 <ynpvisitor75> No Aurums posted today.
16:18:21 <LindaG> I'm here now aurum can erupt
16:18:29 <JarnoO> it must miss Kevin, #75
16:20:14 <Dave from home> No, but I did see red winged blackbirds
16:20:25 <JarnoO> Churn
16:20:27 <JarnoO> .
16:20:28 <JarnoO> .
16:20:29 <JarnoO> .
16:20:31 <LindaG> Dave from home, πŸ‘
16:20:52 <JarnoO> tall
16:21:04 <LindaG> Nice
16:21:13 <Dave from home> There had to be 1000-1500 bison in the Lamar Valley
16:21:28 <LindaG> Dave from home, oh now that is nice
16:21:29 <CraigC> how common is it for churn to have back-to-back eruptions like this
16:21:52 <Dave from home> Linda, best bird sighting was 7 Harlequin Ducks at LeHardy Rapids
16:22:05 <LindaG> I think it does a series of 2-3
16:22:53 <LindaG> Dave from home, those are one of my favorites, we actually get them here at the jetty.
16:22:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> 1 to 3 is common, probably more 1's tho
16:23:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> some longer series seen in god years
16:23:29 <CraigC> I thought god years were infinity
16:23:39 <LindaG> CraigC, , had two churns last night about 15 mins apart last night
16:23:45 <CraigC> LindaG, nice
16:23:56 <ynpvisitor75> It is also dog years backwards.
16:24:39 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, πŸ™‚
16:25:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> 14 to 24 min intervals observed in last 2 years
16:25:17 <Dave from home> haha 75
16:26:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> a series of 9 back in 2017
16:26:20 <LindaG> GO STEAMBOAT, wow
16:26:44 <JarnoO> Daisy
16:28:06 <ynpvisitor38> Squirrely looking daisy.
16:28:58 <ynpvisitor38> Start eas anyway
16:30:09 <KorbenC (T-2)> 2 Churn Series, today these geysers are churning!
16:30:35 <JarnoO> Bulger ie
16:30:39 <JarnoO> near end
16:30:39 <ynpvisitor38> But dave killed F&M
16:31:27 <JarnoO> fingers crossed for a third
16:32:45 <JarnoO> hi Jeff
16:32:50 <Forestbewithyou> great pun Korbin
16:32:57 <Jeff> hi JarnoO
16:34:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> grabbing some fod, bbs .... enjoy Churn
16:34:00 <Dave from home> now now 38...water level is way too high for me to get excited about F&M yet
16:34:46 <CraigC> Dave from home, check the notes
16:36:36 <Dave from home> I saw there was an event cycle
16:37:25 <ynpvisitor75> Several Dave
16:37:39 <JarnoO> yesterday there were a few event cycles, one of which looked almost like a lock (or otherwise really good) according to a few peeps here
16:37:54 <JarnoO> Churn
16:37:56 <JarnoO> .
16:37:56 <JarnoO> .
16:37:57 <JarnoO> .
16:38:36 <KorbenC (T-18 h> Just booked a Hotel in Dubois for tommorow night so we can be at hte park earlier :D
16:39:11 <ynpvisitor75> Getting excited Korben?
16:39:22 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-18 hours), πŸ‘
16:39:39 <KorbenC (T-18 h> 75, yes. :D
16:39:55 <KorbenC (T-18 h> I was planning to check everything tommorow night, guss I gotta check it later
16:40:09 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-18 hours), cold weather fore st with snow
16:40:12 <KorbenC (T-18 h> and today wee are getting 70MPH Thunderstorm winds, and hail.
16:40:22 <KorbenC (T-18 h> Linda, I know, I lvoe snow
16:40:40 <JarnoO> I can't help but get excited for some reason due to this third Churn. Longest observed Churn series since 22 February... 2017 :(
16:41:36 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-18 hours), one of my best memories from Yellowstone is when it snowed in june, we sang Christmas Carols lol
16:42:05 <LindaG> JarnoO, nice
16:42:30 <ynpvisitor83> I miss the August 25 β€œChristmas β€œ.
16:42:31 <Forestbewithyou> My first day as a gazer was rainy and like 40 degrees]
16:42:47 <Forestbewithyou> the first trip to yellowstone as a gazer was off and on rain
16:43:16 <JarnoO> I'll make a compilation of these Churns. Not sure when it'll be ready
16:43:20 <LindaG> Forestbewithyou3, the snow started as grapel
16:43:21 <JarnoO> Bulger
16:43:32 <LindaG> JarnoO, thx
16:43:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice, a 3rd one
16:44:44 <LindaG> I wanted to wait for a third last night but I just had to go to bed
16:45:17 <ynpvisitor83>
16:45:20 <Forestbewithyou> oh this was in June linda
16:45:25 <GO STEAMBOAT> cn we go for 4?
16:45:32 <Forestbewithyou> 2018
16:45:35 <Forestbewithyou> near the 20th
16:45:55 <Jeff> im gonna try and see churn when i get to the park
16:46:08 <Forestbewithyou> I tried
16:46:17 <Forestbewithyou> I spent an entire day there
16:46:32 <Jeff> i got close once with micah but it gave a quick bubble then stopped
16:46:45 <Forestbewithyou> oh no
16:46:46 <JarnoO> Percolator?
16:46:54 <JarnoO> or is that Rift?
16:47:19 <KorbenC (T-18 h> Percolator!
16:47:37 <GO STEAMBOAT> look for Spasmo off and water level up in CHurn for a chance
16:47:44 <ynpvisitor75> Sprinkler.
16:47:59 <Forestbewithyou> yea
16:48:33 <LindaG> Forestbewithyou3, πŸ‘
16:49:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> a few years ago Churn would often start as soon as Spasmo dropped below overflow, but I dont think it goes that early these days
16:51:26 <JarnoO> steamy again
16:54:44 <KorbenC (T-18 h> should churn continue it would be any time
16:54:57 <LindaG> William caught one of the churns last night
16:58:25 <GO STEAMBOAT> bulger
17:00:05 <JarnoO> major
17:01:15 <KorbenC (T-18 h> just measured a 3 inch tree that broke off :)
17:02:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> i think wehave lost our Churn chance
17:02:36 <JarnoO> OT
17:02:50 <KorbenC (T-18 h> It must know I am gonna be there Monday at like 10AM
17:02:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> came back to chek for BH
17:06:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> aurum steamy, i thik we missed it again
17:06:28 <KorbenC (T-18 h> Hey Betty
17:06:39 <Betty> hi Korben
17:06:46 <CraigC> kid testing the water temps?
17:08:15 <CraigC> parent and kids looked like they were touching the water
17:16:12 <Betty> Lion looks ready
17:18:52 <GO STEAMBOAT> so does OF
17:33:32 <Betty> OF
17:39:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah Bob posted Turban
17:41:21 <JarnoO> good steam on Churn
17:41:27 <JarnoO> (again)
17:43:08 <JarnoO> by the way, I did get the duration for those Churns. They're from the first visible burst to the last, not sure if it does anything before or after those bursts which should be added to the duration
17:43:12 <KorbenC (T-18 h> Grand
17:43:29 <KorbenC (T-18 h> nice start
17:43:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> Demetri is there
17:44:02 <GO STEAMBOAT> logged LC
17:44:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> probably headed to Grand
17:45:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> 5h29m interval, shortest in last 100
17:52:00 <JarnoO> b1 done
17:52:13 <JarnoO> Slurp hissing
17:52:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> Demetri arrives to see if T&V quit or not
17:52:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> or see the second burst :)
17:53:16 <Betty> great nd
17:53:22 <Betty> 2nd
17:53:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> ot
17:56:02 <JarnoO> Bulger
17:57:37 <JarnoO> I don't think this Grand had an afterburst. I wonder if they can see in the future :)
17:59:04 <KorbenC (T-18 h> yeah, that did not have an afterburst :)
17:59:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> i didnt time the second either
18:03:15 <KorbenC (T-18 h> either Aurum is post eruptive, or it is just getting ready
18:04:24 <JarnoO> 1755 Bulger was a minor, by the way
18:04:44 <KorbenC (T-18 h> Jarno, do oyu have a duration on that 2nd burst for Grand?
18:04:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> ok, thanks
18:08:09 <JarnoO> Korben, 2nd was <1m05s
18:08:44 <KorbenC (T-18 h> so it should not have a * on it
18:08:48 <KorbenC (T-18 h> or an afterburst
18:09:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> can flag it, theres a secondary entry - it has the wrong duration tho
18:10:18 <KorbenC (T-18 h> hmm
18:10:24 <KorbenC (T-18 h> I think you have to flag the first one
18:13:06 <JarnoO> Comet has two vents?
18:13:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> The new primary needs a comment added with the duration
18:14:18 <CraigC> did Rachel delete hers, or was it double flagged?
18:14:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> iwould assume so based on the comment. i havent really looked that closely
18:16:42 <JarnoO> Daisy
18:16:58 <KorbenC (T-18 h> 1h 50m
18:25:12 <LindaG> Aurum puffing
18:30:06 <LindaG> I think aurum maybe close to erupting
18:37:40 <LindaG> Ear looks hot
18:40:41 <Michael> Looks like a stormy evening on tap.
18:41:08 <LindaG> Michael, snow coming
18:41:37 <KorbenC (T-18 h> Yes, just in time for me to leave tomorow and for it to snow on mondy while I am there :D :D :D
18:42:07 <Michael> Waiting for geysers in the snow builds character. :)
18:42:18 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-18 hours), β˜ƒοΈβ„
18:42:39 <LindaG> Michael, πŸ™‚
18:43:04 <KorbenC (T-18 h> I would be upset if I was someone who did nto like nsow. But I am the kind of person who lvoes snow so much I lie outside in it without a shirt, lol.
18:43:08 <ynpvisitor111> I would say strange weather, but it's not.
18:43:33 <KorbenC (T-18 h> and it cant be any worse than June 2018 :)
18:43:36 <Michael> Late spring in the Rockies, go figure.
18:43:55 <KorbenC (T-18 h> we got about 6 inches of snow, and it was below freezing the entire time, but I guess I love that kind of weahter
18:48:07 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-18 hours), while u r there you'll have to fatten up on some bison burgers 😊
18:48:21 <KorbenC (T-18 h> lol
18:48:45 <KorbenC (T-18 h> you better, you need to not die from my 20 notes I wil lbe entering on my first lap around geyser hill :)
18:49:47 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-18 hours), 😯 you cant go until you tell me what D-day is
18:50:07 <KorbenC (T-18 h>
18:50:14 <KorbenC (T-18 h> The Normandy Landings
18:51:12 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-18 hours), 😊 ok you can go
18:51:55 <LindaG> Uh oh
18:52:11 <KorbenC (T-17 h> //nick KorbenC (T-17 hours)
18:52:23 <KorbenC (T-17 h> OK, now it works
18:52:24 <KorbenC (T-17 h> IDK
18:54:04 <LindaG> We need an NG
18:54:23 <Michael> That would be a nice surprise!
18:54:35 <JarnoO> Korben, when you're there, could you be so kind and encourage Ear into erupting?
18:54:50 <KorbenC (T-17 h> I will try my best :)
18:55:03 <KorbenC (T-17 h> Maybe leaving a note on it will make is feel special, and erupt.
18:55:10 <LindaG> looks like it might be boiling
18:55:37 <KorbenC (T-17 h> I should be logging onto the chat from assorted spots around UGB if I am bored and waiting for something to erupt. I will also be wavign and watching the camera with binoculars. :P
18:56:24 <JarnoO> so you'll be camera gazing in Yellowstone? To each their own I s'pose
18:56:36 <LindaG> JarnoO, lol
18:56:38 <KorbenC (T-17 h> ;)
18:57:15 <LindaG> You can tell us how many times it pans
18:57:37 <KorbenC (T-17 h> and log notes into GT, "Camera panned to the left, and a Linda has been spotted"
18:58:04 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-17 hours), 😊
18:58:20 <KorbenC (T-17 h> Next Pan is predicted at 1437
18:58:29 <LindaG> Dep is heating up
19:01:58 <Michael> Pocatello radar makes it look like bad weather is going to swoop in from the southwest any minute now.
19:09:42 <JarnoO> I'm off. Enjoy Old Faithful and watching how YNR passes time trace by trace :)
19:10:01 <Michael> Night, JarnoO
19:10:07 <ynpvisitor44> night JarnoO
19:10:19 <Betty> night JarnoO
19:10:20 <KorbenC (T-17 h> Bye Karmp
19:10:22 <KorbenC (T-17 h> Jarno
19:16:04 <KorbenC (T-17 h> Well, I am gonna head out for tonight. Enjoy NG if it goes
19:16:42 <Michael> Night, KorbenC
19:17:05 <LindaG> KorbenC (T-17 hours), night
19:17:13 <Betty> night Korben
19:17:48 <Betty> weird you go to bed earlier than I do :-p
19:19:00 <LindaG> 😊
19:23:45 <ynpvisitor75> But you are up really late Betty.
19:31:44 <ynpvisitor75> Here are today's chickens Linda:
19:34:55 <ynpvisitor44> perfect SB weather now
19:35:00 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, oh nice, I like the white and black ones. They look happy.
19:35:49 <ynpvisitor75> They are just about full sized. Enjoying their new place.
19:35:51 <Betty> hi Kevin, they grew tall
19:36:10 <ynpvisitor75> I wonder if there will be more hail sized hail at SB.
19:36:19 <LindaG> Turn in weather
19:36:22 <ynpvisitor75> Hi Betty
19:38:23 <Betty> well, I think I should go to sleep. Maybe you can get Aurum. Goodnight all
19:39:19 <LindaG> Betty, night
19:40:05 <ynpvisitor75> Night Betty
19:40:37 <ynpvisitor75> Had a flying meet at the Loop today Linda. Don't see those too often.
19:41:10 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, what is that?
19:41:59 <ynpvisitor75> That is where opposing trains meet but the timing is right so neither has to stop.
19:43:14 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, πŸ‘ neat that you saw it
19:46:28 <ynpvisitor75> Didn't get to see much today. Been pretty busy.
19:47:15 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, dont think i looked today
19:52:48 <Forestbewithyou> I am heading out for tonight. Take care everyone and get some rest!
19:53:24 <LindaG> ynpvisitor75, seen any Bob prints around?
19:53:32 <ynpvisitor75> Night
19:53:45 <ynpvisitor75> No Bobs
19:54:31 <ynpvisitor44> i am quitting too, this rain looks like its arund until it turns into sno :)
19:54:36 <LindaG> Forestbewithyou3, night
19:55:37 <LindaG> ynpvisitor44, night
20:01:48 <Michael> Castle
20:09:45 <LindaG> Steamboat I think
20:09:46 <LindaG> .
20:10:28 <LindaG> .
20:10:50 <LindaG> Checkout seismo
20:11:21 <CraigC> wowowow
20:11:36 <LindaG> CraigC, looks like it
20:12:25 <Michael> I'm gonna stay on the sidelines, just because I don't know what it normally looks like on YNR.
20:13:11 <Michael> If this rain makes it up north, we're going to have some trouble using Tantalus Creek as a guide.
20:13:18 <CraigC> I put entry with ?
20:13:23 <LindaG> Looks like its beenn3 days
20:13:35 <LindaG> CraigC, πŸ‘
20:13:38 <Michael> Hopefully an in-basin report will come through.
20:13:45 <CraigC> yeah
20:13:56 <CraigC> plus watch a few more lines on siesmo
20:14:17 <LindaG> I went Dow NV to look at temperature and saw it
20:14:33 <ynpvisitor40> Demetri came in the wrong entrance!!
20:14:35 <LindaG> * down
20:15:12 <Michael> With the fast refill of Cistern, a near-record short interval wouldn't be crazy.
20:15:24 <ynpvisitor110> Looks like a SB, but lots of non SB jagged lines too
20:16:07 <ynpvisitor110> But since I logged in to see if SB has went, It must be SB
20:16:24 <CraigC> ynpvisitor110, ditto, I took a break from a movie to come look
20:17:02 <LindaG> A bit more jagged than usual
20:17:07 <ynpvisitor75> Looks like it to me.
20:17:21 <KevinS> The more seismo I see the more I am convinced. It is SB
20:17:21 <LindaG> Just updated
20:17:43 <LindaG> KevinS, yup
20:17:56 <KevinS> Last update is not jagged. It has to be SB
20:18:27 <LindaG> I guess Graham left
20:19:11 <KevinS> If that is SB, is that the new record short interval?
20:20:10 <CraigC> 2nd, jyust barely
20:21:20 <KevinS> missed it by 5 minutes. I had to look it up.
20:21:21 <CraigC> I took off the "?"
20:21:35 <KevinS> CraigC, You are safe
20:21:42 <LindaG> Yay
20:22:51 <JarnoO from pho> Okay then... I log off and a boat undocks
20:23:08 <LindaG> JarnoO from phone, πŸ˜ƒ
20:25:53 <LindaG> Imsent lori s a msg but I think she's in a cabin I the woods somewhere
20:26:23 <CraigC> I msg'd Dave
20:26:40 <LindaG> So this is 99?
20:26:46 <CraigC> yes
20:26:48 <JarnoO from pho> Quick recovery. From practically zero @ 1045 to eruption 9 hours later
20:27:01 <LindaG> Maybe korben will see 100
20:28:47 <JarnoO from pho> I wonder if it's settling at 3d intervals. That would be incredible for a geyser that large
20:29:50 <LindaG> JarnoO from phone, it did last summer for a while right?
20:30:26 <CraigC> 2 eruptions were 3 days last year
20:30:50 <LindaG> CraigC, that's all, oh I thought more
20:31:03 <JarnoO from pho> Last summer was primarily 5d intervals, with 3 shorter than that
20:31:24 <CraigC> there was a 4 day after the 2 3 days
20:32:38 <JarnoO from pho> I do find the lack of more 4d intervals remarkable. Almost as if it's a forbidden interval
20:32:54 <LindaG> Too bad Graham left
20:34:16 <JarnoO from pho> Ryan will be happy with a consecutive consistent interval :)
20:34:22 <Michael> OF preplay
20:34:48 <LindaG> OF
20:35:20 <Michael> Everything is running on short intervals! :)
20:36:01 <JarnoO from pho> Did Daisy go already, or is it suffering from bad weather intervals?
20:36:27 <LindaG> Wasnt looking
20:36:40 <JarnoO from pho> :thumbsup:
20:36:56 <LindaG> JarnoO from phone, looking at seismo πŸ™„
20:37:16 <JarnoO from pho> understandable, haha
20:37:41 <Michael> Daisy was blocked by Castle steam a lot during its window. I probably just missed it.
20:38:01 <JarnoO from pho> oki
20:38:22 <Michael> Unless the rain delayed it by 20 minutes and it's going to erupt now...
20:38:58 <JarnoO from pho> Either way, I'm off. Enjoy YNR passing exciting times trace by trace
20:39:38 <LindaG> JarnoO from phone, night again
20:43:53 <LindaG> Well time for bed, enjoy! Night
20:56:22 <KorbenC> Sb
20:56:25 <KorbenC> Yay
20:57:05 <KorbenC> 3 minutes longer than shortest intervL
20:57:49 <Michael> Do you ever feel like a geyser jumped out and yelled: surprise!
20:58:50 <KorbenC (T-17 h> yeah!
20:59:14 <KorbenC (T-17 h> Looks like I will be heading out the afternoon on Tuesday, and if it does not go overnight then the morning on Wednesday!
20:59:17 <ynpvisitor91> Maybe Korben will get #100
20:59:50 <KorbenC (T-17 h> well, my dad does nto want to stay overnight (but I am good at convinicing people)
21:00:33 <ynpvisitor91> It may be due for a night one. I bet this one was very wet if anyone was out there
21:00:40 <Michael> Good luck! Hopefully Cistern Spring will give some clues tomorrow/Monday about what SB is thinking.
21:00:55 <KorbenC (T-17 h> well, he said he will be willing to wait until about Midnight (maybe a bit past it)
21:01:07 <ynpvisitor91> Too early tomorrow yet maybe Monday
21:01:46 <ynpvisitor91> And Bill B said it was not roiling like last time so it’s only so much of a clue
21:02:07 <KorbenC (T-17 h> well, assuming Cistern started overflow at 1 day 12 hours (which is fair given it was having strong overflow at 1d 16h) that was almost exactly 2 times cistern overflow for SB
21:02:27 <KorbenC (T-17 h> It was like that for the last eruption too
21:03:00 <KorbenC (T-17 h> it will be itneresting
21:03:26 <KorbenC (T-17 h> It is due for a night one, so Tuesday afternoon, maybe overnight, and wednesday morning seems like the time to wait
21:04:12 <ynpvisitor91> Oh no, are Demetri and Will there and they missed SB?
21:04:35 <ynpvisitor91> Demetri posting in UGB
21:07:00 <ynpvisitor91> No White posts, maybe Will is not with him
21:08:36 <KorbenC (T-17 h> Well, hopefully it will pull a near 3 day interval for us :) and go the afternoon or evening of the 9th
21:08:37 <KorbenC (T-17 h> goodnight all
21:08:42 <Jeff> so yea go steamboat lol
21:08:46 <Jeff> night korben
21:09:02 <KorbenC (T-17 h> if not I have to find a way to convince my dad to stay overnight, :P
21:09:32 <Jeff> korben at least you have a better chance of 100 than i do at this point lol
21:09:34 <Michael> Night, KorbenC. Have fun planning your SB-waiting strategy.
21:11:22 <ynpvisitor109> That's the longet Daisy interval in a good while
21:12:03 <Michael> Yeah. I made a joke about it having a rain delay, and it took me seriously...
21:13:43 <ynpvisitor109> May 14 2h 26 m
21:14:23 <ynpvisitor109> May17 2 h 27 m
21:14:29 <ynpvisitor109> May 15
21:15:34 <ynpvisitor109> Odd E time overnight May 22 3h 17m
21:16:12 <Michael> Lion
21:17:51 <ynpvisitor109> LOt of steam from the rockpile region
21:18:18 <ynpvisitor109> riverside doh
21:20:25 <Michael> I really hope we get to see F&M from this view soon. Maybe tomorrow if the weather's not too bad.
21:22:49 <Michael> Night, everyone.
21:28:03 <ynpvisitor6.8> Really steamboat
21:28:14 <ynpvisitor6.8> ?
21:38:00 <ynpvisitor32> Huge spike on Tantalus.
21:39:18 <ynpvisitor6.8> Has to be fake News
21:57:12 <ynpvisitor86> SB did not erupt!!
21:57:24 <ynpvisitor86> Note from cb
21:57:43 <ynpvisitor86> Crazy the seismo could do that
21:59:02 <ynpvisitor78> Missed it by that much!
21:59:43 <CraigC> I just got a PM that someone checked and no eruption
22:00:08 <CraigC> I deleted the entry
22:00:13 <ynpvisitor86> No eruption
22:00:38 <ynpvisitor86> Wow, that was a sustained seismo signature
22:01:07 <ynpvisitor86> It was a crazy storm
22:02:01 <ynpvisitor86> Good thing eyes on the ground as Tantalus is spiking too
22:02:58 <ynpvisitor78> Probably more hail sized hail.
22:04:59 <ynpvisitor14> You can delete the FB GG entry too
22:05:15 <CraigC> I edited it
22:06:26 <ynpvisitor14> See the edit now
22:07:10 <ynpvisitor17> Unfair for seismo to do that
22:11:43 <ynpvisitor40> Funny :)
22:12:09 <CraigC> guess I need to be way more cautious about inferring from YNR
22:18:58 <ynpvisitor109> Look at the historyof the YNR seismo More often than not it is difficult to see SB there. Occassionally yes.