Showing logs for date: 2022-07-03
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10:51:42 <Dave from B™> Good morning everyone
10:52:05 <Kevin L™ 🌵> You back home?
10:52:33 <Dave from B™> Yes. Got home yesterday at 1400
10:52:34 <DanS> Hello. Good trip?
10:54:40 <Dave from B™> Yes, it was fun. 2 BH, 4 Grand, Bulger's Hole, Spa, Daisy, 2 Castle, Slurp, Lion initial....LOTS of Turban's
10:55:40 <Dave from B™> Bulger's Hole and Slurp were firsts for me
10:55:48 <Dave from B™> Hey, CraigC
10:55:48 <CraigC> Dave from B™, nice
10:55:53 <Kevin L™ 🌵> So Grand can go back to normal?
10:56:10 <CraigC> I haven't seen a Bulger's Hole yet
10:56:24 <Dave from B™> Rift is having a major effect on Grand this year with its over 5 hour eruptions
10:57:00 <DanS> Turban must be your new favorite geyser, right? :)
10:57:01 <Dave from B™> Bulger's Hole is also more likely after a long Rift
10:57:18 <CraigC> Dave from B™, did Russ or Ben tell you about that
10:57:18 <Dave from B™> haha, DanS.
10:57:34 <Dave from B™> Jim S mentioned it
10:57:44 <Dave from B™> Kitt finally got one
10:58:17 <CraigC> I think Russ was the one talking about it 2 summers ago
10:59:17 <CraigC> Dave from B™, did you see any bears in the UGB?
10:59:53 <Dave from B™> No but evidently when I was watching Grotto Thursday morning one was near Riverside
11:00:13 <Dave from B™> No one mentioned anything until Jim said something at grand hours later
11:00:29 <CraigC> Dave from B™, Wm and I were at Spa when a griz came towards us from Link
11:00:59 <Dave from B™> Yeah, in the past week, there has been a sow and cub and also a single griz as well in the area
11:01:07 <CraigC> I was facing south and Wm got this really crazy look on his face and said in a real flat tone "bear bear bear"
11:02:02 <Dave from B™> That is close
11:02:51 <CraigC> not actually seeing it and hearing him say it made me more scared than I have been around bears, but as soon as I turned and saw it and got my bearings, I was like ok cool
11:04:39 <CraigC> Dave from B™, so how do you feel about the drive all the way around to west? you going to do more trips this year?
11:05:21 <Dave from B™> I've only seen a griz while hiking once and I was with a big ranger led group in Glacier. I'm not sure I could handle a close encounter without the protection of a big group
11:06:07 <Dave from B™> The drive wasn't bad. We actually came home Madison to Norris to Canyon to Fishing Bridge to East Entrance. Missed 2 black bears by about 5 minutes near Canyon
11:06:32 <CraigC> how long is it from East to your home?
11:07:07 <Dave from B™> WE've talked about going in over Labor Day but we have lots of things to catch up on at home. Becca is moving to Portland later this month. We are shorthanded 1 at work.
11:07:28 <Dave from B™> East Entrance to home is just under 3 hours
11:08:10 <CraigC> what is Becca going to do there?
11:08:22 <CraigC> she graduated, right?
11:09:25 <Dave from B™> Try to get a teaching job. Yes, she taught in Billings in a temporary position last year that was more like babysitting. She wants to try out a big city. She wants a male pool that quote isn't just cowboys.
11:09:46 <Dave from B™> She went to school in Portland for a year and a half
11:10:13 <CraigC> ummmm..... you believe Portland has good male brooding stock?
11:10:43 <Dave from B™> as long as you stay out of the city parks in the evening:)
11:10:58 <CraigC> LOL
11:12:03 <CraigC> I think she would do better in Wash, or Colo
11:12:06 <Kevin L™ 🌵> They are begging for teachers here.
11:13:05 <Dave from B™> And in San Antonio. She was on a site and mistakenly applied for 2 jobs their and got interviews for both:D
11:13:16 <Dave from B™> there*
11:13:19 <CraigC> my daughter's best friend just moved back here from Portland area
11:13:36 <Dave from B™> What was her impression of Portland?
11:14:08 <CraigC> they love visiting Portland. My daughter always wanted to move there, but now she has decided she likes it here better
11:14:49 <Dave from B™> I think Becca is going to be someone who will always be searching for greener grass...I hope I'm wrong.
11:15:33 <CraigC> we come from a more conservsative safe generation
11:16:50 <CraigC> Sara and her guy are up near YNP right now, they are doing trips all the time, and I encourage them to enjoy life all they can
11:17:48 <Dave from B™> I know COVID has sparked an increase in getting out and enjoying life for many
11:18:01 <CraigC> yeah
11:18:46 <Kevin L™ 🌵> There are a bunch that have locked themselves up too. It is a shame.
11:18:57 <CraigC> that is me
11:19:32 <Dave from B™> Yes, Kevin, that is true as well. Many are still fearful.
11:20:02 <CraigC> some of us just dont like being around people anymore LOL
11:20:13 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I figure I only have another 10 years or so anyway so what does it matter.
11:20:29 <Dave from B™> CraigC, I knew your reason wasn't fear
11:21:00 <CraigC> I pretty much only go out fishing and biking and shopping during weekdays
11:21:17 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I sleep a lot.
11:21:58 <Dave from B™> CraigC, why your distaste of public? Did you job do that to you?
11:22:35 <CraigC> Dave from B™, rude inconsiderate people, mostly last year in Yellowstone... just had enough
11:23:25 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I try to avoid big crowds and cities.
11:23:50 <DanS> Kevin L™ 🌵, :thumbsup:
11:23:57 <Dave from B™> I get it. My wife tries to get people to stop for BH once BHI is erupting. One guy she tried to stop said rather rudely, "NO THANK YOU"" and kept on going
11:24:15 <CraigC> I'm more hesitant about going where I have no choice who my company will be in my close proximity :)
11:24:20 <DanS> That's why I go to the park in April and Oct.
11:25:53 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Yellowstone is more or less a big city now.
11:26:02 <CraigC> Dave from B™, lol..... I told somemone at Fountain that it was looking really good, and might erupt soon, and they asked how long, and I said most likely in the next 20 mins.... they got all wound up and said no way, and I asked what they were going to do, walk around for the next few hours seeing more geysers not erupt?
11:26:10 <DanS> Still a few annoying people around, but easy to get away from them
11:26:58 <CraigC> now I use that sentiment a lot with people, but in a more coureous way
11:27:04 <CraigC> courteous
11:27:18 <CraigC> van on the boardwalk
11:27:42 <CraigC> was I seeing things or did anyone see that
11:27:50 <Dave from B™> I will tell you the park is the quietest I have seen it in the middle of summer for 10-20 years
11:28:09 <Dave from B™> I missed it
11:28:27 <CraigC> how do you make a video of what just happened
11:28:38 <Dave from B™> On the 3 nights we stayed at Madison I bet occupancy was 50-75%
11:28:50 <Dave from B™> Kevin might now
11:28:54 <Dave from B™> know*
11:31:18 <CraigC> nope, my bad, it was right on the road where it belongs
11:32:20 <CraigC> Dave from B™, have you stayed in madison before with your van?
11:32:42 <Dave from B™> Yes, we did last year
11:33:07 <Dave from B™> It was FULL and noisy last year...even had a macaw next door last year
11:33:12 <Dave from B™> He wasn't noisy
11:34:01 <CraigC> do you have plenty of space in your spot?
11:34:55 <Dave from B™> We had a great spot with space. There are some that are closer together. I would look at a map and try to request a specific spot or two.
11:35:09 <Dave from B™> Rainbow Point was nice
11:36:58 <CraigC> Dave from B™, driving out on the dirt road day in and day out would get to me
11:38:27 <Dave from B™> The dirt part wasn't as bad as the rest of the Rainbow Point road. I was dodging potholes for 4-5 miles. Lumber work around there has destroyed the road
11:39:16 <CraigC> yeah
11:39:59 <Dave from B™> The drive from Madison to UGB is easy....only 1 delay due to migrating bison
11:45:35 <CraigC> :daisy:
11:48:24 <Dave from B™> Dave M, according to your Lion entries I'm not sure if you're at UGB or not. I almost posted I was glad you were at UGB but your last Lion was a wc.
11:49:22 <Dave from B™> That was a long interval for Daisy. I wonder if it is windy
11:50:56 <CraigC> I'm out, laters
11:51:38 <Dave from B™> Bye, CraigC.
11:59:38 <Dave from B™> Kevin, are you watching toe road america race today?
12:02:41 <Dave from B™> Time to head out. Have a great Sunday everyone!
13:23:32 <DanS> Still long back up at West gate after lunch
13:56:58 <Betty> afternoon all
13:59:01 <DanS> Good evening Betty
13:59:19 <Betty> hi DanS
14:00:03 <Betty> chat is pretty quiet today
14:01:07 <DanS> Yes, but lively earlier
14:01:42 <Betty> guess everyone is preparing for holidays tomorrow :-)
14:02:00 <DanS> :thumbsup:
14:03:59 <DanS> Betty, funny to ask mid-summer, but are folks in Europe worried about home heating this winter?
14:05:47 <Betty> Yes, in a way everybody is worried about energy in any ways, not only about heating. Gas is really expensive these days
14:07:29 <DanS> Sadly, this doesn't seem to be coming to any kind of a quick resolution.
14:08:38 <Betty> yes unfortunately not. I thought we were over that stuff, but now... :-(
14:09:14 <Betty> guess life was too easy the last decades
14:11:45 <DanS> Funny to think of the 1990's as the "good old days"
14:12:03 <Betty> lol, yes
14:15:09 <DanS> Well at least you have your upcoming trip to look forward to...
14:16:15 <Betty> Yes, counting days..., no weeks..., no months!! lol
14:16:48 <Betty> really looking forward to be back
14:17:13 <DanS> Yep, I'm at months too - 1st week in Oct.
14:17:59 <Betty> :thumbsup:
14:19:19 <DanS> Note that holiday traffic at West gate is finally down to only a few cars deep
14:20:06 <Betty> wow, 10 min ago it was full lanes
14:20:53 <Betty> parking lot at OF Inn is pretty empty
14:21:05 <DanS> Betty, hope the airlines get their act together by the time you travel.
14:21:21 <DanS> Not good at all right now
14:22:43 <DanS> Gate traffic backed up all morning
14:22:58 <Betty> it is pretty chaotic at the moment, they say it is better to be 4hrs + at the airport, and still no guarantee everything will be ok then
16:42:49 <6> INDY
16:43:05 <6> 1635
16:43:09 <ynpvisitor2> lol
16:43:17 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Nice
16:43:23 <6> why is that lol?
16:43:46 <6> my cam is showing Grand so I was not sure cam op knew about indy
16:44:23 <6> my cam view that is...
16:44:30 <ynpvisitor2> I was waiting to see if anyone would say anything or not
16:44:34 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Mine too
16:44:48 <6> no idea if cam op is on chat though
16:44:51 <ynpvisitor2> wondering if it would come and go
16:45:27 <6> are you not a BH fan 2?
16:45:38 <6> already 10 minutes into indy
16:45:58 <ynpvisitor2> in person, somewhat... seeing on a screen isn't all that big of a deal anymore
16:46:25 <6> better than Grand behind the trees in my opinion
16:46:36 <6> the start being my favorite part (of both)
16:47:09 <6> unless you are DaveM, 2, I guess we are destined not to see it
16:47:25 <6> Sawmill it is!
16:47:33 <ynpvisitor2> I really only stop in toe see the entries, and chat with certain people
16:48:04 <6> well then Dave M is not on chat, no idea if he keeps GT up while he drives
16:50:23 <6> BH ie on static
16:50:32 <6> there is the post update too
16:50:37 <6> alas...
16:50:48 <Kevin L™ 🌵> :p
16:51:01 <6> too bad you could not take over Kevin
16:51:03 <ynpvisitor2> clepsydra hasn't paused afetr Fountain 3 times today
16:51:24 <6> breaking news...
16:51:48 <6> it will give steve something to watch
16:51:55 <Kevin L™ 🌵> No film at 11
16:52:17 <6> well at least we have Grand
16:52:40 <6> glad the cam is on delay
16:58:18 <KorbenC> I have a feeling BH is going to change it's behavior again soon, the last week or so has had indications of an impending eruption that work like clockwork
17:02:20 <6> we missed BH, cam op was AWOL
17:02:29 <6> nice 2nd burst on Grand now though
17:03:05 <KorbenC> 6, :thumbsup: Let me guess, DaveM?
17:06:19 <6> yes Korben. Do not think he is on chat, or watches GT while driving cam???
17:08:06 <KorbenC> 6, correct, he is rarely on chat and doesn't watch GT
17:08:29 <KorbenC> He also steals primaries from in basin apparently :P
17:14:31 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Not much else to see. Catch you tomorrow.
17:16:15 <6> ha ha, Korben, gazers say that about you all the time!!
17:17:04 <6> I think he really like Sawmill.
17:17:18 <6> it is quite impressive right now
17:17:27 <6> or was...
17:22:24 <KorbenC> 6, They do, but not nearly as much as some people for sure, lol. At least I will delete my entry if they have the same information and ask me too :)
17:23:05 <KorbenC> Sawmill is great this year, loud, tall, and pretty