Showing logs for date: 2021-02-23
09:24:26 <Kevin L™ 🌵> For Korben: https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=172494
09:34:24 <Forestbewithyou> Kevin L™ 🌵, Thats awesome!
09:37:49 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Pretty impressive.
09:38:05 <Forestbewithyou> agreed!
09:56:30 <Betty> morning all
09:57:12 <Betty> hi Kevin L™ 🌵, Forestbewithyou
09:57:27 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hi
09:58:36 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Betty
10:01:32 <Linda> greetings
10:01:41 <Linda> I see Kevin made it out :)
10:03:11 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Linda
10:03:22 <Linda> Forestbewithyou, hi
10:06:18 <Betty> hi Linda
10:06:45 <Betty> how was Rainbow, Kevin?
10:06:46 <Linda> Betty, hi
10:07:33 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Not bad but no wildlife or trains. :(
10:07:48 <Betty> :-(
10:07:49 <Linda> :(
10:08:33 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Tannerite was fun though and my Uncle brought his Dirty Harry .44 Magnum. That was fun.
10:10:58 <Kevin L™ 🌵> We took another 2020 calendar. Not much left of it.
10:14:42 <Betty> OF
10:17:46 <Linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, .44 magnum has a bit of a kick if I remember correctly
10:18:10 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Yes it does.
10:18:37 <Linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, many, many, many years ago I shot one at a rifle range
10:19:31 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I was surprised how well it shot. I had a better grouping with it than I did with my .22.
10:20:28 <Linda> nice. when I was in high school (ancient history) I was in the rifle club and used to shoot .22.
10:20:54 <Linda> that's why I had access to the magnum
10:21:08 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I like the .22 with the metal gong targets.
10:21:30 <Linda> Yeah, I actually had a trophy or two for shooting the .22
10:22:25 <Linda> geez another lifetime
10:22:27 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Nice! I remember we would bring our guns to school and go shooting in the desert after school. Of course they were left locked in the car.
10:23:00 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Have you ever done tannerite Linda?
10:23:32 <Linda> :) we had a target range in the town next door. Then my shooting career was over because the teacher that started the club ran away with another woman. lol and they disbanded the club
10:23:40 <Linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, nope. no tannerite
10:24:25 <Kevin L™ 🌵> You should give that a try sometime.
10:25:00 <Linda> I had never heard of it until you talking about it
10:26:28 <Kevin L™ 🌵> It adds a new dimension to target shooting.
10:26:54 <Linda> :D
10:27:57 <Kevin L™ 🌵> If you come through Vegas we will have to connect and let you try it.
10:28:14 <Linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, deal
13:32:44 <kc (working)> OF
13:37:13 <w> short?
14:05:02 <JarnoO> hm, I don't like the Constant/Whirligig logger at all. Almost looks like another disturbance is occurring, as there were barely any minors on the logger trace
14:53:44 <Eric> Afternoon everyone
14:53:57 <Kevin L™ 🌵> hi
14:54:04 <Kevin L™ 🌵> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
14:55:25 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Eric
14:59:15 <Eric> Hi Kevin & Forest
14:59:24 <Eric> I see we still have the spinning geyser
14:59:33 <Eric> quite the spouter
15:00:01 <Eric> FYI OF 1454
15:19:42 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Live test fire of the next crash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxsSj922bNs&ab_channel=NASASpaceflight
15:47:02 <Eric> haha kevin :-D
15:51:25 <Eric> 10m siren at launch site
15:58:57 <KorbenC> Afternoon All.
15:59:32 <KorbenC> are e launching SN10?
16:00:49 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Korben
16:01:07 <KorbenC> Hey Forest, Eric, Jarno, Kevin.
16:01:58 <Eric> SN10 is chillin
16:02:22 <KorbenC> Eric, did you do any climbing over the weekend?
16:03:16 <KorbenC> Fire test.
16:04:19 <KorbenC> At least, I think that was it.
16:05:13 <Eric> Well, that was anticlimactic!
16:05:51 <KorbenC> Eric, that was it?
16:06:09 <Eric> I guess so
16:06:30 <KorbenC> That was a bit lame, not going to lie.
16:07:38 <Eric> Yes, I climbed Silver Star Mountain on Saturday. More of a long snowshoe than a climb, but a few thousand ft of EG
16:07:48 <KorbenC> Nice!
16:08:33 <Eric> The top https://photos.app.goo.gl/jX3VnBJXK3jdjJW86
16:08:48 <KorbenC> Couldn't do any mountains down here, but I got a spectacular pair of 1.25 inch crampons, guy bought them, and then never used them so got them at 1/2 the price brand new. :)
16:09:04 <KorbenC> Eric, pretty!
16:09:19 <Eric> Nice, what model did you get?
16:09:59 <KorbenC> 1 Pair of blackdiamond crampons, with 2 black diamond ice axes for $75
16:10:10 <Eric> which BD model?
16:10:17 <Eric> sabretooth?
16:10:35 <KorbenC> Think Sabertooth Pro
16:10:36 <Eric> hybrids or contact?
16:11:13 <KorbenC> Contact
16:11:38 <KorbenC> Plus two Black Diamond Raven ice axes.
16:11:53 <Eric> Nice, so throw them on your hiking boots and you are good to go for non-technical climbs.
16:11:58 <KorbenC> (but they have been used in the past.) :)
16:12:10 <KorbenC> Eric, I have my technical cramposn for 14ering
16:12:13 <Eric> I have a Raven too :-D
16:12:51 <Eric> what other crampons do you have?
16:12:55 <KorbenC> but nice to have a pair for things like hiking up to my reservoir or the waterfall behind my house. (Which was pretty much 3 miles of mixed 4ft deep snow, and solid blue ice, with 3K gain)
16:13:40 <Eric> I actually had my raven on my back for that snowshoe this weekend :-D
16:14:36 <KorbenC> I did two climbs this weekend, both required crampons, and I brought my iceaxe but just used it on the final pitches.
16:15:31 <KorbenC> I have Grivel G-10 or G-12 crampons, my Dad did rainier in them, and hood, and alot of ice climbs.
16:16:05 <KorbenC> They are tried and trusted, probably going to end up getting a new pair, but they are still in surprisingly good condition, what crampons do oyu have?
16:16:21 <Eric> Cool...I take my axe with me on a lot of winter excursions...don't need it 90% of the time, but lightweight and handy in a jam.
16:16:33 <Eric> G12s
16:16:43 <KorbenC> nice, they are great arent they :D
16:16:47 <Eric> Reliable standard
16:17:39 <KorbenC> Yes, take my axe anytime I am going somewhere with #1) Long steep snowslopes just incase, and #2) Anywhere where I am going to be walking on solid blue ice for more than a hundred or so yards
16:17:40 <Eric> I have a pair of the Grivel Air Tech light contact crampons for non-technical climbs, but they are really too narrow for my bigger boots, need to swap them out for some wides.
16:18:47 <KorbenC> This was Saturdays climb up to the waterfall, https://imgur.com/a/uS34YCe Only 4 miles but packs in 2.5K gain.
16:22:05 <KorbenC> Still waiting for a good weather weekend to go do something nice like Grays and Torreys via Kelso Ridge again, Quandary, or maybe Elbert.
16:29:35 <Eric> Nice coop! you need to get a harness and some rope and start practicing on that ice :-D
16:29:57 <Eric> looks like a good tree at the top for an anchor
16:30:05 <KorbenC> I have harnesses, and ropes.
16:30:37 <Eric> Yes, our peaks are all super deadly right now...nobody is going anywhere near mountains.
16:30:58 <KorbenC> The waterfall goes about another 50ft up (yet, by some miracle, I have never seen a single other person up there and I go there a ton, I guess becuase you have to walk aimlessly up a cliff to get to it :P
16:31:16 <Eric> We got rain on Monday in the mountains that super saturated our huge new snowpack and it's creating maximum avi danger.
16:32:03 <Eric> Well, you are lucky to have ice that close to you. people pay to climb on good ice.
16:32:47 <Eric> You definitely need different crampons though if you are going to ice climb.
16:32:56 <KorbenC> And yet I NEVER see anyone up there.
16:32:56 <Eric> Those contact ones won't do it for you.
16:33:25 <KorbenC> Eric, we have a box of crampons, something in there is good I am sure
16:33:51 <Eric> Well, you need boots that support the crampons, full shank
16:33:58 <KorbenC> Got those too :)
16:34:09 <KorbenC> (I have gone ice climbing before ya know)
16:34:14 <Eric> what boots did you end up with
16:34:41 <Eric> people have climbed mountains in crocs...doesn't mean they aren't stupid :-P
16:35:08 <KorbenC> Think some kind of La Sportiva, but, I am not about to get up :P
16:35:40 <Eric> If you are putting your life on your gear, you should know what it is.
16:35:45 <KorbenC> It is weird though, I can probably count the number of people who go up there per year on 10 fingers.
16:35:52 <KorbenC> Been a while since I have gone iceclimbing Eric.
16:36:15 <Eric> You have only lived for a while :-P
16:36:25 <KorbenC> lol
16:36:26 <Eric> I have toenails older than you.
16:36:34 <KorbenC> Been I think 2 or 3 years.
16:38:35 <KorbenC> It is the only 100+ft waterfall that I can think of, that does not have a defined trail leading to it.
16:39:02 <KorbenC> We "turn left at the third rock after the split, travel to the lichen tree and travers right below the cliffs"
16:40:33 <KorbenC> Eric, eww, weird to think about toenails that are that old.
16:43:37 <KorbenC> Eric, makes me ask a question I have not asked before, how old were you wheren you started to climb mountains?
17:10:11 <Eric> 50 :-D
17:10:44 <Eric> BTW, we have 1000s of 100+ ft waterfalls in the PNW that have no trails.
17:11:49 <KorbenC> Eric, wow, I thought you were in your 40's
17:12:16 <KorbenC> 51? 55? No way over 60.
17:12:22 <Eric> I wish!
17:12:38 <KorbenC> Over 60!?
17:12:43 <Eric> No
17:12:48 <KorbenC> OK good.
17:12:58 <KorbenC> 52? then
17:13:19 <Eric> haha...age is something probably left undiscussed on public internets :-D
17:13:46 <KorbenC> true, but at least you are under 60!
17:14:03 <Eric> I have a friend who is 62 and climbs circles around me.
17:14:21 <KorbenC> lol
17:14:33 <Eric> But he also spent the first half his life rock/ice climbing around the world
17:14:52 <KorbenC> Always somebody older than you who is faster, and also always somebody yougner than you who is faster.
17:15:18 <Eric> climbing is not about being fast.
17:15:48 <Eric> climbing is being smart enough to know when to say no.
17:16:01 <KorbenC> That is certain.
17:16:22 <KorbenC> Although SO painful, I have turned around countless of times.
17:20:37 <KorbenC> Night all!
17:21:41 <Eric> night Coop
18:12:33 <Linda> greetings
18:12:42 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Linda
18:12:51 <Linda> Forestbewithyou, hi
18:22:02 <GO STEAMBOAT> of
18:22:18 <GO STEAMBOAT> hi Linda Forest, others
18:22:29 <Linda> GO STEAMBOAT, hi
18:22:36 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Graham
18:44:24 <GO STEAMBOAT> I see Xanterra has posted the opening and limits in phase 1 https://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/summer2021/
18:44:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> cabins without bat will not open and only East wing in OFI
18:46:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> no bats .. no baths
18:46:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> Snow lodge opens and cabins with bath
18:49:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> roosevelt will be open for day use only in phase 1
19:20:03 <Kevin L™ 🌵> You didn't want to come anyway Graham.
20:12:36 <linda> I guess my perfect reservations won't happen this year. Well they were doubtful anyway