Showing logs for date: 2022-07-04
06:39:49 <Kat> Morning al - Happy 4th!
06:40:12 <Kat> all*
06:42:58 <CraigC> Kat, howdy
06:43:15 <CraigC> screw the 4th.... my dogs hate it, so I hate it
06:43:18 <Kat> Howdy back!
06:44:31 <CraigC> jerks behind us lighting off illegal stuff all night, I bet 1000 bucks worth
06:45:36 <Kat> Same at my place! Legal in FL - so it's everywhere
06:46:18 <Kat> How does Murphy handle it
06:47:02 <Kat> CraigC, I'm not much in the mood for celebrating our country these days myself!
06:47:05 <CraigC> really bad.... I finally had to pull him into my office room and have him lay between my feet and just keep petting him for alomst an hour
06:47:19 <Kat> CraigC, poor baby
06:47:30 <Kat> Grand
06:48:39 <CraigC> my daughter got home from Island Park late last night, hopefully tonight they take him on a drive somewhere
06:49:05 <Kat> CraigC, that would be good! Did she have fun?
06:49:44 <CraigC> I've only talked to her on the phone... they called last evening to tell me about a coyote stalking them on a hike in the Tetons
06:49:57 <CraigC> I was asleep when they rolled in
06:50:31 <Kat> I had one do that to me on the park over by Slough - sure it had been fed!
06:50:56 <CraigC> my guess is maybe it had pups nearby
06:51:06 <Kat> That could be too
06:51:29 <CraigC> but I didn't think about it being humanized, that makes a lot of sense, too
06:52:38 <Kat> Well, thats happened to a number of fox in the tetons - there were some photogs accused of doing it for the good shots - but then they are a nuisance
06:53:13 <Kat> The fox that is - hahah and sometimes the photogs :)
06:53:31 <CraigC> I thinkk I read about photogs tying mice as bait, too, for the owls
06:53:41 <CraigC> lol
06:53:54 <Kat> No way! That's disgusting
06:54:33 <Kat> Looks like a one and done for Grand
06:56:50 <Kat> or not
07:02:53 <Kat> 2 burst!
07:06:27 <Kat> Almost time to get those ribs in a slow cooker!
07:07:55 <CraigC> mmmm
07:08:22 <Kat> :thumbsup:
07:17:30 <Kat> OF
07:23:07 <Kat> LC
07:45:20 <Kat> Ribs are on low and slow! :)
07:50:05 <Kat> The cat did it!
08:15:57 <Kat> Guess we missed Daisy
08:23:05 <Kat> of
08:36:33 <Kat> hi Kevin
08:36:47 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Morning
09:18:35 <CraigC> grotto should be starting soon
09:19:44 <lori lurking Je> good morning and Happy 4th, all!
09:19:54 <CraigC> howdy
09:20:34 <lori lurking Je> I have read that Firehole Lake Drive is closed due to road damage, timeline unknown. Is Firehole Canyon Drive the same?
09:20:34 <Mike J> This day always reminds me of the joke. "Does England have a fourth of July?" "Yes, and a fifth and a sixth and a..."
09:20:40 <Mike J> I'll crawl back in my hole now.
09:20:44 <CraigC> lol
09:20:59 <lori lurking Je> love a good, clean dad joke :D
09:21:07 <CraigC> I heard they are celebrating over there a lot, happy to be rid of our ilk :)
09:21:33 <CraigC> Good Riddance Day
09:21:48 <Mike J> lori lurking Jenna's mom, I was telling dad jokes when I was five years old. Good thing I became a dad...for the excuse
09:22:58 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I think Firehole Lake road is due to thermal activity under the road there. Shouldn't affect Firehole Canyon.
09:23:08 <lori lurking Je> works for me, I can always use a good laugh!
09:23:52 <lori lurking Je> thanks Kevin, have seen Firehole Canyon was still closed, so wondered about it's status.
09:24:35 <CraigC> I thought someone posted about that section between White Dome and Pink Cone being really bad
09:25:30 <Kevin L™ 🌵> If it is closed it is for a different reason. There has been thermal activity on Firehole Lake Road that has melted asphalt.
09:26:37 <lori lurking Je> yeah, Firehole Lake has been sketchy for a while in a couple spots, at least.
09:27:28 <CraigC> by Firehole Spring it gets really wavy
09:27:52 <lori lurking Je> Korben, good morning, I enjoyed your pics and glad you got the roof of the Inn experience! It scares the bejebus out of me, but it is a fantastic thing to get to fo!
09:28:14 <Mike J> The potholes just before Pink Cone were getting deeper and deeper when I was there. Rumors were already spreading they might have to close the road to analyze and fix them.
09:28:27 <Mike J> If there has been additional thermal damage, then closure makes absolute sense.
09:29:07 <lori lurking Je> Todd mentions every drive over it, he can't believe the road is still there- so many thermals and the road looks to be just hanging on top. Or not hanging now...
09:29:44 <CraigC> I wish they would make a one-way return loop from Pink Cone to Great Fountain. I love bouncing back and forth when GF is close
09:31:17 <CraigC> some visitors don't need a return loop, they just turn around and drive back LOL
09:32:41 <lori lurking Je> or back up the whole way!
09:32:49 <CraigC> daisy
09:33:27 <CraigC> seen lots drive back from white dome
09:34:15 <CraigC> no entry on grotto
09:34:32 <Kat> Did it just start?
09:34:55 <KorbenC> Jojo will probably get a start time in if nobody else does :)
09:35:01 <CraigC> kinda.... hard to tell start, cuz it looked hot, but not sure if it was erupting or not
09:35:38 <Kat> looks ie
09:36:06 <CraigC> yeah it is, but there was good steam for a bit before it really got thick
09:36:39 <Kat> :thumbsup:
09:36:47 <Kat> I entered ie
09:37:03 <KorbenC> :thumbsup::thumbsup:
09:37:23 <CraigC> makes me wonder if the Grotto Ftn was a legit, or an attempt that never materialized. At first I entered those as eruptions with notes, then was advised to not count them as eruptions
09:38:26 <KorbenC> Jojo knows what a real Grotto ftn. is for sure, we watched a few of those annoying attempts.
09:39:11 <CraigC> "annoying"... lol
09:39:16 <Kat> CraigC, ribs are starting to smell good! LOL
09:39:32 <CraigC> Kat, :thumbsup:
09:43:21 <Kat> Bee doing nothing
09:44:52 <Kat> wierdo cam
09:46:19 <Kat> LC
09:56:49 <Katie> Good morning
09:57:04 <CraigC> Katie, howdy
09:57:15 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Is it morning?
10:00:43 <Kat> Hi Katie! Happy 4th
10:15:48 <Kat> Don't laugh - but it's time for the 4thn of July golf cart parade here! LOL No. I'm not old! :)
10:18:06 <lori lurking Je> There is a local parade here on a gravel road. Golf carts, tractors, 4-wheelers. Then they all have pot-luck brunch at someone's house.
10:19:56 <Kat> lori lurking Jenna's mom, :thumbsup:
10:31:32 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I like Cedar City Utah. They wake you up with a load of dynamite about 6am.
11:32:37 <5> Daisy ie
12:50:38 <Linda> Morning
12:50:45 <Katie> Hi Linda
12:50:55 <Linda> Katie, hi
12:51:09 <Linda> Wow everything looks green
13:16:16 <4> no Turban update...
13:24:43 <4> 35 minute Turban interval...
13:25:04 <4> Grand is due for a long interval, time will tell.
13:26:27 <KorbenC> Last long Grand interval resulted in a 202ft eruption, hopefully the wait will be worth it assuming it goes long.
13:27:46 <4> 202 ft?
13:27:55 <KorbenC> Yes
13:27:59 <4> are you back home?
13:28:06 <KorbenC> Also yes
13:28:57 <KorbenC> The July 1st Grand @ 1616. Almost 11hrs after a nearly 6hr Rift. 202ft.
13:30:33 <4> that's nice since after all that wait it was only a 1 burst
13:30:58 <KorbenC> A short one burst at that, but it just kept climbing and climbing
13:32:14 <4> I'm glad there was some reward after that long wait
13:35:39 <4> now a short Turban interval
13:35:50 <4> the mystery of the Grand system...
13:36:36 <KorbenC> D1... About time for a delay, Grand has been like clockwork for a week pretty much
13:47:26 <4> did OF erupt?
13:47:36 <Katie> yup
13:48:15 <4> must have missed it. No change in predictions from either NPS or GT
13:57:30 <KorbenC> D2
14:30:57 <Katie> and OF window 2 minutes out... *sigh*
14:32:02 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Too bad those stinking controls just quit working...
14:35:00 <4> yay for controls not working
14:38:16 <4> noooo
14:38:54 <4> I'm going to bet we could have watched end of Grand...
14:44:18 <4> 3 Rangers on static at once...
14:53:16 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hopefully we will get a BH we can see today.
14:53:49 <KorbenC> Weather has been good which helps alot
15:22:16 <Betty> happy July 4th to all
15:28:16 <Kevin L™ 🌵> And I bet they didn't even give you the day off.
15:29:16 <Betty> no, such a bummer
15:29:44 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Probably no fireworks either.
15:30:26 <Betty> nope
15:30:59 <Kevin L™ 🌵> You make up for it on New Years Day though.
15:31:28 <KorbenC> Hi Betty
15:33:40 <Betty> hi KorbenC
15:33:59 <KorbenC> BH splashy
15:34:16 <Betty> LC
18:03:18 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I wanted BH not Lion
18:06:03 <Katie> It's not dark, yet.
18:06:17 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Good point.
18:07:46 <KorbenC> Kevin, you have about 90minutes left until your chances start disappearing
18:08:30 <KorbenC> We all know Beehive hates the nights. I think the storms yesterday knocked Beehive out for a day, but I also can't hear it or stare into South Bubbler :)
18:10:55 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I am working in the shop for the most part anyway. I would probably miss it.
19:06:27 <11> :daisy:
19:36:16 <Katie> OF
20:24:29 <KorbenC> I suspect Beehive is done for the evening, getting dark. (Of course as I say this Beehive is gonna have its first overnight eruption in months)
20:32:48 <Katie> Getting splashy
21:20:00 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Needs new batteries
21:32:07 <5> does anyone know what time the reservation system officially begins for next July? Is it midnight mountain time or midnight eastern time?
21:32:43 <Katie> Always local time - Mountain Daylight, right now.
21:33:04 <5> thanks Katie. So at midnight Mountain time they will open up July?
21:33:08 <5> for next year?
21:33:47 <5> all reservations are in Denver now, right?
21:34:08 <5> hey, looks like Grand
21:34:28 <Katie> Grand went an hour or so ago (wasn't logged)
21:34:37 <5> oh, that is a big plume
21:35:03 <Katie> I looks like it's further west?
21:35:15 <5> 2104 report of Turban is low pool
21:35:17 <Katie> or not
21:35:24 <Katie> hard to tell
21:35:49 <5> so I do not think that would be reported if it had erupted. It would be NO POOL
21:36:24 <5> plume is much smaller now, maybe it just finished
21:36:54 <5> Oblong looks hot though
21:37:04 <Katie> Still looks further west. And Grand definitely went an hour or so ago
21:38:18 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Turban at 2104 per Ben
21:38:45 <5> so what about Ben's post then?
21:39:09 <Kevin L™ 🌵> It has erupted from a low pool this year per Dave
21:39:33 <5> but if it was post eruptive at 2104 the pool would have been empty
21:40:11 <5> back to it helpful to have a user name and password before I make a reservation?
21:40:18 <5> I have never used the system before.
21:40:35 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Right. Kow pool and empty are way different
21:40:36 <Katie> I haven't used it yet, either.
21:40:56 <5> and I think Ben knows the difference!
21:41:10 <5> he may have left though, as no further Turban post
21:41:30 <5> I see what you mean Katie about the plume being further west though.
21:41:44 <5> what makes you think Grand erupted an hour ago?
21:42:46 <Katie> I saw it. I don't think a get video can go that far back, but that is an option. I missed start of it with cam but move to it IE
21:43:34 <5> you did not log it in GT
21:44:08 <5> and maybe Ben meant empty pool, not low, bad choice of words perhaps.
21:44:25 <5> people definitely just walked on by just now
21:44:42 <Katie> No, I didn't log. I figured (incorrectly) someone in basin would enter it.
21:45:11 <5> Katie, do you have an approximate time? I just want to figure the interval.
21:45:14 <Kevin L™ 🌵> It would seem strange to get Turban now if Grand went an hour ago. Wish we still had a contact in the basin.
21:45:42 <5> oh, that is true, Turban would not be erupting this closely after Grand
21:45:50 <5> interesting...
21:45:57 <Katie> I would guess 830ish
21:46:03 <5> thanks Katie
21:46:49 <5> so that would put it right at 6 hours, one of the shortest intervals of late
21:47:11 <5> maybe Korben can ask Ben tomorrow...I think he texts him
21:47:21 <Katie> 5, it was in the prediction window, but early in window
21:47:46 <Katie> It caught me by surprise. I moved cam to it when it was already in Ie
21:47:51 <5> yes, I get that. In last 100 eruptions, shortest was 6 hours, 4 minutes
21:48:04 <5> so this would have been very close to that if eruption time was 2030 ish
21:48:18 <5> last one was 1429
21:48:31 <5> mystery...
21:48:49 <5> sure does get steamy this time of day
21:49:21 <5> well, back to looking at Xanterra sight. Night all, and thanks for the help
21:50:52 <Katie> First attempt was a try at 120 minutes, second at 90
21:51:17 <Katie> Both greater than limit only ended up being 5 minutes
21:52:12 <Katie> I'm going to log off cam. That was 12 hours
21:52:43 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Thanks Katie
22:05:10 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Field report of 2120 for Grand
22:37:00 <5> I saw that Kevin. Would have been done by 2134 when I thought I saw it, yet Kitt solved the mystery
22:37:46 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Always nice to have our friends in the field.
22:38:25 <5> :thumbsup: