Showing logs for date: 2023-01-21
07:28:52 <CalebD> Hi all!
07:53:11 <Kat> OF
08:08:39 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning
08:08:55 <Kat> Good morning!
08:09:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> looks like a lot of snow melted
08:09:59 <Kat> How was the trip home?
08:10:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> it was fine, 8.5h from Jacksom to Denver, just some small spots with ice.
08:11:25 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, not bad time at all
08:11:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> no hold ups
08:12:01 <Kat> :thumbsup:
08:12:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> 65mph average
08:12:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> MC
08:12:52 <Kat> :)
08:13:12 <GO STEAMBOAT> btwm i think the Inverted location is the round snow circle to the right and above MC
08:13:24 <GO STEAMBOAT> btw
08:14:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> saw some steam from it
08:14:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> when i was there, not now
08:14:32 <Bling> Kat, must have an electronic monitor at MC :)
08:14:37 <Kat> lol
08:14:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> on the right
08:15:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> mostly out of frame now
08:16:58 <Kat> Do you where anything besides boots on the bw in the snow? Is it real icey?
08:17:22 <Kat> May be plnning a winter trip to the basin next year
08:17:47 <Kat> planning*
08:17:58 <Bling> Kat, you have E time on MC :)
08:18:32 <Kat> Good grief! LOL
08:28:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> most bw was fine, even bee was ok becase it snowed on and off and was rough.
08:29:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> the slickest spot was by Sawmill where bison had broken it up and Sawmill glazed it with ice. just had to be really careful there
08:30:24 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, thx
08:30:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> spikes would be the best thing to have just in case. There was some snow of 4 inches, so a bit of a slog getting around but it didnt drift
08:31:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> you can rent snowshoes in the snow lodge if you need them, i have only used them once in 16 trips
08:31:25 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, I was thinkng of having them since you're right you just never know and falling out there isn't a good idea :)
08:31:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> that was when there was heavy snow and blowing drifts
08:31:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> if you want to go up to Artie you might nee snowshoes too, haha
08:32:22 <Kat> Glad to know they have them for rent. Do you ever walk over to Biscuit Basin area
08:32:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> good luck with your planning
08:32:40 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, :)
08:32:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> spikes are easy to take too, unlike snowshoes
08:33:23 <Kat> I will most likely be driving from Denver for this so may ask for best directions
08:34:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> i took mine to OF this trip but didnt use them until my hike in the Tetons. I own a pair but usually only wear spikes for winter hikes as trails in Rocky are well packed for the most part unless i push my distances
08:34:48 <GO STEAMBOAT> ok. the easiest route is to Jackson and then theres a company that will take you from Flagg. much shorter drive than to the norty, but less chance of seeing wolves
08:36:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> the snow lodge frontier cabins have good heating, nice and quiet, but you just have to walk to the snow lodge for breakfast/dinner
08:38:25 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, that's where I want to stay, will need to check availability soon. Can I ask you how much the snowcoach ran you this season?
08:38:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> i have not made my 2024 reservations yet, i usually wait a bit till i know what i am doing
08:38:59 <Kat> :lion:
08:40:11 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, :thumbsup:
08:41:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> it was $144 each way plus tax from mammoth to OF.
08:42:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> cabin was $189 plus tax
08:43:01 <Kat> Not bad at all!
08:43:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> its a 4h run each way witth stops
08:44:00 <Kat> Sounds good to me - a chance to see more!
08:45:31 <GO STEAMBOAT> Beryl and Gibbon Falls on the way in, Fountain and Firehole Canyon (afternoon coach) on way out
08:45:49 <Kat> :thumbsup:
08:46:40 <GO STEAMBOAT> everyone was stopping for the bobcat in Firehole Canyon
08:46:52 <TomK> Good morning all
08:47:20 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, I'm sure - I think some trips took a lot of photogs there!
08:47:24 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Bobcat? Worse than snow!
08:47:25 <Kat> Hi Tom
08:48:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> yes, lots of photographers there. if you saw my pic on FB, look at the comments for a much better picture from Brandon - he was there before it snowed and you can see the carcass .. plus his pic was through the scope
08:49:28 <Kat> I think I saw it!
08:49:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> one happy bobcat with a whole deer and no competition for it
08:50:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> riverside?
08:50:33 <linda> yep
08:52:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> saw Eric from lower store, Louise, and Dave Smith too, all good reasons to go in through Mammoth
08:52:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> Darcie was in for 5 nights or so too
08:53:09 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, yep!
08:53:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> Lower Store opens June 2nd - late
08:53:40 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, wow- that is late
08:54:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> fun driving the new road too, it is windy and hilly ..... not sure how the summer RV crowd will do on it
08:55:07 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, definitely will plan a few days in Lamar! Where did you stay in Gardiner?
08:55:38 <Kat> I usually stay at Absaroka
08:56:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> i have been staying at Yellowstone Riverside Cottages. good price and comfortable rooms but most have no view. Park Hotel is good i hear too. i am only there after dark, so dont need much
08:57:32 <Kat> Same here..out before sunrise and oin after dark most of the time
08:57:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> Wonderland Cafe was open and doing good business. best place to eat
08:57:54 <Kat> I love Wonderland!
08:58:11 <GO STEAMBOAT> i think it was $100 a night at Riverside Cottages
08:58:21 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, not bad
08:58:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> no free breakfast tho
08:59:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> Stayed at The Lexington in Jackson. that was nice with a breakfast, $135
08:59:24 <GO STEAMBOAT> 2 blocks from The Bunnery
08:59:41 <Kat> I'll definitley hit The Bunnery!
09:00:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice to be able to walk around the town
09:00:30 <Kat> Touristy but fun!
09:00:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> not busy in Jan tho
09:01:30 <Kat> I guess the skiers are there but stay at the resorts much of the time
09:01:51 <Kat> Contrast here is nice!
09:02:07 <TomK> Ready when you are, Kat
09:02:27 <Kat> I'm ready Tom -have asmooth drive!
09:02:40 <TomK> Thanks
09:03:09 <Kat> Graham thanks for the advice and I'm sure I'll be checking in again about this trip planning!
09:03:26 <Kat> Bison on the move!
09:03:40 <GO STEAMBOAT> i bet the ski resort is busy but as its a way from the town a lot of people just stay up there
09:03:53 <TomK> Afk a minute
09:03:58 <Kat> That's whaat I was thinking
09:04:34 <Kat> Linda and I are planning....should be fun!
09:04:51 <linda> :)
09:05:16 <Kat> linda, there you are - hope you've been following this conversation
09:05:32 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice. you might try and fly in somewhere closer to the park than Denver.
09:06:01 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, I want my car so I can do some other things
09:06:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> its one day to Jackson but at least 2 to Northern range
09:06:30 <Kat> So will drive - I have the time and then we won't need to rent a car for north and Lamar
09:06:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> Bozeman to Jackson is just 4.5 hours or so
09:07:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> ok
09:07:11 <linda> Kat, havent bee ill read it
09:07:24 <Kat> linda, :)
09:07:42 <Kat> I'll be back
09:08:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> and watch for wether of course. this year i left just after a storm when the roads were open, then coming home the same thing. I80 and I25 had been closed earlier
09:09:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> last year i left a day earlier to beat the storm which closed all the roads in southern WY
09:10:08 <Kat> Weayther is always a factor affecting plans
09:10:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats why i pad my trip with few days up-front, 2 days to Billings, then a couple in northern range before the snowcoach in
09:10:37 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Time for training. bbl
09:10:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> coming home i had a few days spare before my next trip, haha
09:11:08 <TomK> Bacck
09:11:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> what is Kevin training for?
09:11:42 <TomK> "back"
09:12:49 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, now we have to guess again - Where is Graham going now? LOL
09:15:44 <GO STEAMBOAT> yep. i will post a hint on FB on Wed
09:16:54 <linda> wow great light
09:19:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> i see weather improved when i left. colder tho
09:21:07 <TomK> Old Faithful window
09:21:27 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, :thumbsup:looking foward to the hint!
09:29:09 <TomK> quick peek down basin
09:41:29 <TomK> Old Faithful 0940
09:50:14 <TomK> Lion 0948 ns
09:55:14 <linda> wow nice
09:55:42 <TomK> Grand
10:08:22 <TomK> According to OFVEC last OF was short. correcting now
10:18:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> lion
10:18:39 <TomK> Lion
10:22:15 <TomK> Can someone check that the 0948 event was an actual Lion eruption?
10:33:43 <TomK> Old faithful window according to Geyser Times.
10:40:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> could have been a Lion minor
10:40:59 <TomK> Old Faithful window according to NPS
10:48:02 <TomK> Old Faithful 1047
10:50:49 <TomK> Long
12:09:19 <TomK> Daisy window, OF window in One
12:10:49 <TomK> OF window
12:28:20 <TomK> Old Faithful 1227
12:29:13 <2> nice on static
12:31:30 <TomK> Long
12:32:22 <TomK> BEE!
12:33:09 <DanS> :thumbsup
12:45:57 <TomK> Must have missed Daisy
12:47:06 <Michelle> Good afternoon
12:49:03 <TomK> Hi Michelle
12:50:08 <DanS> Michelle, hello
12:50:40 <DanS> Sorry you just missed Ms Bee, but I saved a video...
12:52:01 <Michelle> TomK, DanS, Hello.
12:52:29 <Michelle> DanS, I guess a video will have to do!!:)
12:53:58 <DanS> :thumbsup:
12:54:58 <Michelle> I think I can now make successful Bee predictions....30-60 minutes before Michelle starts her shift!
12:55:54 <TomK> :p
12:59:46 <Michelle> TomK, whenever you have had enpough, i am ready
13:00:03 <TomK> OK
13:00:42 <TomK> Controls release. Have a good drive
13:00:59 <TomK> Bye all
13:01:12 <Michelle> Thanks for driving Tom and have a wonderful rest of your day!
13:09:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> have you noticed that the 6 BH eruptions since I left have all been in daylight?
13:10:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> in the 8 days i was in the park, only 3 were in daylight?
13:10:44 <Michelle> Oblong doing something
13:11:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> i would call that erupting
13:11:52 <Michelle> GO STEAMBOAT, it's because there are less hours of daylight:lol:
13:11:59 <Michelle> yep
13:13:59 <DanS> :thumbsup:
13:14:02 <GO STEAMBOAT> right, so much more light now. note the 0730 was the only early one and thats one of my "daylight" eruption counts
13:19:07 <Michelle> What is to the left of Oblong, behind the trees?
13:20:06 <DanS> Arty, Atomizer...
13:21:55 <Michelle> :thumbsup:
13:23:11 <DanS> bbl
13:40:05 <Michelle> Brave little bison
13:43:26 <Michelle> Sawmill back on
13:59:01 <Michelle> OF window
14:04:45 <CalebD> Good Afternoon All!
14:05:01 <CalebD> Darn I missed bee...
14:05:13 <Michelle> CalebD, hello
14:07:23 <Michelle> OF
14:09:19 <CalebD> OF
14:09:47 <the green comet> Turn the water off. a pipe busted
14:10:22 <Michelle> long
14:10:27 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
14:14:53 <Michelle> Daisy should be coming around. I need to move my legs. brb
14:15:56 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
14:16:24 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
14:16:32 <CalebD> The computer aggres
14:16:40 <CalebD> Next 14:36:03 ± 16m
14:26:00 <Michelle> :daisy:
14:26:46 <Michelle> 1425 start
14:26:51 <CalebD> Daisy
14:31:18 <KorbenC> New Mexico roads suck, lol
14:32:41 <CalebD> Hi KorbenC
14:32:41 <Michelle> Riversside
14:32:59 <KorbenC> Hi Caleb, imma be passing through your town here soon
14:33:22 <KorbenC> Soon as in 94 miles :P
14:33:23 <CalebD> Oh cool
14:33:51 <CalebD> Do you have to stop?
14:34:00 <KorbenC> Not sure
14:34:24 <CalebD> If so I can meet you at the rio grand nature center
14:34:30 <KorbenC> We are heading to Santa Fe eventually
14:34:30 <CalebD> realy nice place
14:34:39 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
14:35:07 <Michelle> Sawmill back off
14:35:18 <CalebD> :thumbsdown:
14:35:23 <CalebD> Ops :thumbsup:
14:36:08 <CalebD> Ended at 1433
14:36:21 <KorbenC> CalebD, I don't think we have time to stop :(
14:36:50 <CalebD> :(
14:37:18 <KorbenC> We went to say hi to Mr. President (GOSA not US) so a wee bit behind schedule
14:37:31 <CalebD> Ah ok
14:37:45 <CalebD> When ar you trying to get to santa fe?
14:38:21 <KorbenC> We have something at 530 and are trying to get checked in and shower before then
14:38:37 <KorbenC> Gotta go over Raton pass tomorrow, that'll be "fun"
14:38:43 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
14:39:02 <CalebD> How far are you from ABQ now?
14:39:33 <KorbenC> Like 85 miles maybe?
14:39:47 <KorbenC> So a tad over an hour
14:39:53 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
14:39:57 <CalebD> Might have time
14:40:11 <CalebD> It would probably be ~ a 20m detour
14:40:23 <KorbenC> I'll see but not sure
14:40:34 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
14:40:46 <CalebD> It might be niec to strech your legs
14:41:14 <CalebD> And you can claim you saw the world's larges cottonewood forest!
14:42:07 <KorbenC> I didn't know Albuquerque had that
14:42:25 <KorbenC> Well imma head out, adios.
14:42:36 <CalebD> Yeah its the bosque right next to the river
14:42:50 <CalebD> KorbenC, Bye hopefully next time you can stop!
14:55:38 <Michelle> Lets have a look at Myriad
14:56:06 <Michelle> Not a lot of nada
15:01:53 <Michelle> Bulger
15:02:04 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
15:02:22 <Michelle> Looks like Bulgers Hole too, can't tell for sure
15:03:00 <CalebD> :thumbsdown:
15:03:07 <CalebD> Sprry:thumbsup:
15:03:28 <Michelle> Maybe just Bulger
15:03:31 <CalebD> Yeah bulger hole
15:03:44 <CalebD> Saw i burstoing when the steam died dow
15:04:04 <Michelle> Casting shadows, looed like both
15:04:24 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
15:04:42 <Michelle> YEp, I think the Hole too
15:04:45 <CalebD> There!
15:06:07 <CalebD> Saw it again
15:06:41 <Michelle> Not sure about the Hole. I think that might be a patch of white snow with shadows hitting it.
15:07:40 <CalebD> Ther eruptions are usualy not very long onl a minute or 2
15:07:58 <CalebD> Not surpising it is aldreay done
15:09:15 <Michelle> Wish we could turn off Sprinkler
15:09:17 <CalebD> I wish teh wind was going the other way
15:09:26 <CalebD> :thumbsup:
15:11:02 <Michelle> I think it was just Bulger and what looked like the Hole was just the snow with shadows passing over it. Can't be sure though
15:11:27 <CalebD> I will put questonable on my entry
15:34:12 <linda> afternoon
15:34:20 <Michelle> Looks like a Grotto
15:34:57 <Michelle> linda, hi. zzzzzzzzzz
15:39:31 <Michelle> OF window
15:41:50 <Michelle> OF
15:44:48 <Michelle> long
15:50:49 <linda> Michelle, :) slow day?
15:51:52 <Michelle> linda, started out with an Oblong, then it was nap time for the rest of my shift!:lol:
15:52:19 <linda> :(
15:52:27 <Michelle> Full line up coming for you!!
15:52:35 <linda> daisy
15:52:50 <Michelle> no
15:52:55 <linda> no guess not
15:53:01 <linda> huh
15:53:46 <Michelle> Entire Down Basin coming in the window
15:54:03 <linda> ill be busy
15:56:30 <linda> castle
15:56:39 <Michelle> i guess you have the controls?
15:57:03 <LindaG> Oops sorry I signed in and it moved.
15:57:13 <LindaG> But yes I have controls now
15:57:14 <Michelle> I will release them then
15:57:49 <LindaG> Thought it was later than it is
15:57:51 <Michelle> Have a great afternoon
15:58:05 <Michelle> Bye
15:58:07 <LindaG> Michelle, thanks for driving! Enjoy!
16:02:27 <LindaG> Wow castle fizzled
16:03:11 <DanS> minor
16:03:23 <LindaG> yup marked it
16:05:16 <DanS> may be able to see daisy now...
16:06:30 <LindaG> I think in about 10 minutes, but the view will be good without castle :)
16:06:40 <LindaG> *20 minutes
16:09:43 <LindaG> maybe daisy and grand together
16:34:34 <LindaG> Think that could be rocket?
16:36:03 <LindaG> daisy
16:49:08 <LindaG> I would think if it were grotto it would still be erupting
16:53:26 <LindaG> bulger
17:28:46 <LindaG> OF
17:29:01 <LindaG> nice
17:32:54 <LindaG> Grand ie
17:44:51 <LindaG> Leaving it here
17:44:59 <LindaG> Controls released
17:49:19 <CalebD> LindaG, Thanks for diving!
19:16:22 <linda> lion ie
19:17:42 <linda> lion start 09:15
19:17:56 <linda> *19:15