Showing logs for date: 2023-03-20
06:58:02 <Kat> Most likely ini
07:20:51 <Kat> Can't tell if Grand is ie
07:41:25 <Kat> :daisy:
08:05:03 <Kat> Depression
08:05:49 <Kat> Nice depression !
08:16:01 <Kat> :lion:
08:37:21 <Kat> OF
08:52:21 <Kat> Bison still pretty much intact
08:53:13 <Kat> Grand
08:53:55 <Kevin L™ 🌵> That should add an air to the hill for opening day.
08:55:38 <Kat> Kevin L™ 🌵, LOL
08:57:15 <Kat> Can't imagine they would move the carcass - too dangerous I would think
08:58:33 <Kat> Visibility stinks here
08:58:52 <Kat> Kevin L™ 🌵, good morning
08:59:05 <Kevin L™ 🌵> They don't move them anyway. I remember one where the the trail splits coming from the cabins that was there for a few year and it was really ripe.
08:59:36 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Morning. Last morning of winter!
09:00:57 <Kat> Kevin L™ 🌵, there was another great depression this morning - see video :)
09:01:14 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I will check it
09:01:49 <Katie 🐻> Good morning
09:02:01 <Kat> They move carcasses when they are too close to the road so people don't get close to wolves etc
09:02:33 <Kat> Looks like a 1 burst Grand
09:02:43 <Kat> Katie 🐻, Morning
09:47:51 <Kat> Looks like Lion is done
10:32:33 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hi Dave
10:36:51 <GO SNOW> a few years ago there was a dead bison on geyser hill and we got to watch a bear there multiple days from the webcam. i think it was before the park opened, but they would have closed the hill otherwise
10:37:31 <Kat> Good to know - would love to see another bear on that carcass
10:41:03 <GO SNOW> should have a good view from here
10:42:16 <Katie 🐻> I missed the start of convo re: carcass. Where is it?
10:42:46 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Middle of the hill
10:43:10 <Kat> Behinf Bee and to the right
10:43:25 <Katie 🐻> I see - raven on it, now
10:44:31 <GO SNOW> this was a good one
10:46:31 <GO SNOW> its in a nice viewing location
10:47:31 <GO SNOW> could cause problems opening day if its still there
10:53:38 <Katie 🐻> That's a month away - but staff will be returning sooner, and how often does staff get in trouble during those weeks?
10:54:54 <GO SNOW> alway have to watch out for bears in the spring. dont usully see peeps on Geyser Hill and about till right before opening
10:56:39 <GO SNOW> i rememberbeing there in Mid May when they closed Geyser Hill, OF back trail, and down basin before Castle. only allowed from Lower Hams part of bike path up to the benches and Lodge. everything else closed. couldnt go to the BH overlook either
10:57:04 <GO SNOW> this may have been 10 years ago
10:57:59 <GO SNOW> was there with fam and we had to watch BH from the bike path
11:02:54 <GO SNOW> nice the bison is positioned in the BH viewing frame too
11:16:55 <Katie 🐻> anyone note start time? I knocked a plant off a shelf, broke pot and made a mess (at office) and needed to deal with that before anyone came in
11:20:01 <Katie 🐻> Darn. I thought I saw something behind carcass on approach. Wishful eyes
11:42:09 <4> too bad it is so cold in the basin this week. Warmer weather might make the stench attract predators more.
11:42:43 <4> It's not supposed to get above freezing all week
11:48:38 <Dave from B™> Hi, hour later...airport freight pickup
11:50:13 <4> I thought you might be on vacation Dave
11:50:57 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Cases of toilet paper?
11:55:10 <Dave from B™> Just got home at 1 am this morning
11:55:26 <Dave from B™> NZ King Salmon
11:55:34 <GO SNOW> how is your tan?
11:55:48 <4> was it your Hugo trip?
11:56:16 <Dave from B™> No, Hugo leaves April 3
11:56:29 <Dave from B™> Not too sunburned
11:56:49 <GO SNOW> wow, so many trips Dave :)
11:57:08 <Dave from B™> We were in Riviera Maya region of Mexico
11:57:45 <Katie 🐻> I think we are returning there this fall. Maybe
11:59:42 <4> you'll sleep well tonight Dave
12:00:35 <GO SNOW> i need to travel more to keep up with you Dave
12:31:45 <Dave from B™> haha
12:32:03 <Dave from B™> 2 weeks to get a lot of stuff sleep the next 2 weeks
12:37:14 <4> did all your new hires work out Dave?
12:56:03 <linda> Yikes, snowing again!
12:56:12 <linda> Happy Spring Everyone!
12:59:41 <4> Happy Spring Linda. It is going to be winter in the basin this week still.
13:00:12 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Spring is still a few hours away.
13:00:19 <linda🌺> 4, yeah I'm quite sick of bad visibility on the cam for sure.
13:00:27 <Dave from B™> 4, so far so good.
13:00:44 <4> true Kevin, only a few hours...and glad to hear it Dave.
13:00:46 <linda🌺> Kevin L™ 🌵, I know but It's imminent >(
13:01:14 <Katie 🐻> OF
13:01:41 <linda🌺> Kevin L™ 🌵, did you like that pic of Bee is sent?
13:01:57 <linda🌺> * I sent
13:02:19 <Kevin L™ 🌵> That was awesome Linda
13:02:35 <linda🌺> :):thumbsup:
13:04:56 <linda🌺> Katie 🐻, just saw your post about bison carcass, so betty was right it was dead
13:05:28 <Katie 🐻> Yeah, it's belly up and bloated, now
13:05:33 <Dave from B™> It's "sleeping"
13:05:40 <linda🌺> Katie 🐻, Katie 🐻, ow
13:05:53 <Katie 🐻> And there was a raven on it a while ago
13:05:57 <linda🌺> Dave from B™, Dave from B™, :)
13:06:18 <linda🌺> I'm heavy fingered today
13:06:35 <linda🌺> call in the wolves
13:07:27 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Looks peaceful.
13:07:53 <linda🌺> :)
13:09:27 <Dave from B™> with warm ground, it should be medium rare by now
13:09:43 <linda🌺> bison burgers
13:13:50 <Dave from B™> PLEASE Keep that $%^^ in the mountains
13:18:47 <Katie 🐻> Castle is IE
13:23:25 <Betty> afternoon all
13:23:33 <Katie 🐻> Hi Betty
13:24:16 <linda> Betty, hi
13:24:23 <Betty> hi Katie 🐻, Dave from B™, linda🌺, Kevin L™ 🌵
13:25:05 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Fröhlichen Frühling Betty
13:25:18 <Betty> still no critter on the carcass? not smelly enough?
13:25:48 <Betty> thx Kevin, same to you :-)
13:29:07 <Dave from B™> Is this in the Little Squirt area?
13:29:56 <Betty> no
13:30:07 <Betty> in the middle of the hill
13:30:40 <Betty> you can see pump to most left
13:30:51 <linda> that would be a great look at wolves
13:31:02 <Betty> yup
13:31:34 <Betty> Kevin, stop that snow!
13:32:36 <Dave from B™> Snow is going to cover it
13:32:55 <Dave from B™> Thanks Betty
13:33:07 <Betty> yw
13:33:13 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Frozen wolf chow
13:40:34 <linda> might be steamed bison
13:40:59 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Good point
14:40:19 <Katie 🐻> OF
14:53:07 <4> how come Castle prediction did not update? Does it need a major post to do that?
14:57:40 <Katie 🐻> 4, maybe. I'll edit the entry
14:58:57 <Katie 🐻> I was wondering, too, but didn't have a theory
14:59:44 <4> that did it Katie, thanks
15:00:00 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Dave is back. He broke it.
15:00:29 <Katie 🐻> :D
15:01:46 <Dave from B™> of course I did
15:02:32 <Dave from B™> It is quitting time. Have a good evening everyone
15:02:55 <Betty> have a great evening, Dave
15:03:19 <4> hope you sleep a little bit at least Dave
15:03:20 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Watch that snow Dave
15:03:53 <Dave from B™> First have to give the rats a walk
15:25:20 <Kevin L™ 🌵> NOW Winter is over!
15:25:29 <Katie 🐻> Grand
15:26:11 <Betty> nice start
15:26:53 <Kevin L™ 🌵> It was happy it is Spring.
15:28:29 <Betty> :-)
15:28:45 <linda> HAPPY SPRING
15:46:48 <linda> oh you took all the geysers :(
15:57:51 <LindaG> I'll sign on
16:00:00 <LindaG> Got it. Thanks Katie
16:00:37 <Katie 🐻> Happy driving!
16:00:50 <Katie 🐻> linda, I've only had OF and Grand
16:00:55 <Katie 🐻> Oh, and Castle
16:01:39 <linda> Katie 🐻, wow
16:08:54 <Betty> headed out, night all
16:09:40 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Night
16:25:31 <LindaG> OF
16:32:53 <LindaG> Raven is back
16:33:44 <GO SNOW> it needs wolves or bears to open it up for them to feed
16:34:06 <LindaG> yeah, what a view that would be
16:35:17 <LindaG> a grizzly would be cool, maybe not for the visitors though
16:36:12 <LindaG> riverside
16:38:34 <LindaG> Daisy has been hiding
16:45:44 <LindaG> Here.comes the snow
16:46:24 <Kevin L™ 🌵> :p
16:48:06 <LindaG> Sawmill is off
16:48:40 <LindaG> Kevin L™ 🌵, doesn't it know.its spring :)
16:50:43 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Snowing in Flagstaff too
17:01:38 <LindaG>
17:02:00 <LindaG> maybe not
17:06:47 <no> No diners yet?
17:07:33 <GO SNOW> they are letting it rest first
17:07:37 <no> The right bird looks to be interested in something
17:08:43 <GO SNOW> the ravens are waiting or someone to come and carve it up for them or mince it up
17:08:49 <no> A wolverine would be cool, are there any in the park?
17:10:11 <no> I thought the roads were closed?
17:10:23 <GO SNOW> ppph more bear chow
17:10:31 <GO SNOW> oooh
17:12:06 <LindaG> He's got something. Entrails?
17:24:35 <GO SNOW> doesnt look like the bison has been opened up at all
17:27:43 <LindaG> GO SNOW, raven had a lump of something soft it was eating
17:29:04 <GO SNOW> dunno ... maybe fur .... could be open but i think they would be on it more
17:30:14 <LindaG> that one is on him
17:30:14 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Is that the Geyser Grill crew looking for meat?
17:30:21 <GO SNOW> maybe getting at stuff around the mouth
17:33:59 <LindaG> Daisy soon hopefully
17:36:21 <LindaG> Daisy
17:36:40 <no> At least there is no Entrails feature in the list.
17:38:34 <KorbenC> Evening all
17:38:59 <LindaG> KorbenC, hi
17:39:36 <KorbenC> Hi Linda :)
17:42:18 <no> The raven network must be down. Only the 2
17:47:08 <LindaG> that bison has been there for a while
17:47:35 <no> 4-5 days?
17:47:52 <no> I can not remember when I asked about it first.
17:47:56 <LindaG> 2 days maybe
17:48:32 <no> Longer then that, I think the watch for animals comment was Friday.
17:49:15 <LindaG> :thumbsup:
17:50:24 <no> I do not have a easy way to look at the log, I use the old simple chat. If it was searchable, I asked "is that bison was alive" I believe were my words.
17:50:50 <no> Sorry, is that bison alive
17:51:06 <LindaG> I've been gone all weekend I think you are right
17:54:29 <no> 3/17 14:04:16 Is that a live bison?
17:54:51 <LindaG> :thumbsup:
17:55:13 <no> So watch comment must have been saturday.
17:55:37 <no> Not sure if it was there Thursday as I do not think I was on.
17:59:10 <LindaG> OF
18:00:30 <no> Only thing I can find is it was there about 11 on the 16th.
18:00:49 <no> Time to go, enjoy
18:05:47 <KorbenC> Hi Kat
18:18:55 <Eric> I saw Katie's post about the bison!
18:19:01 <Eric> Hello everyone.
18:19:50 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hi
18:20:39 <Eric> Hi Kevin!
18:20:45 <Eric> Looks like BH is happy too
18:21:07 <Eric> Can't believe coyotes aren't over there getting fed!
18:22:04 <LindaG> Eric, hi, it is weird it's been there.for so.long
18:22:44 <Eric> Hi Linda...has it been there days or weeks?
18:22:58 <LindaG> around friday
18:23:18 <Eric> Wow...must be developing a nice odor by now
18:23:21 <LindaG> I wonder if all that steam is covering upnthe.smell
18:23:40 <Eric> Doesn't look like it's been touched
18:23:46 <LindaG> Eric, but coyotes run-through all the time
18:24:06 <Eric> weird
18:24:16 <LindaG> Ravens were picking a bit and had something soft they ate
18:24:45 <Eric> Probably pretty hard for Ravens to get through that hide. Need a good predator to rip it open.
18:25:54 <LindaG> must be cooked by now
18:26:40 <Eric> I would think that would be a huge target for any of the local predators
18:27:11 <4> It has been cold there
18:27:31 <LindaG> It is strange unless there is something about that area they don't want to walk on
18:28:00 <4> we've seen bison walk through there often
18:29:06 <4> once a predator stumbles across it and opens it up, more will come.
18:29:37 <Eric> Well, send out a text if we start getting predator activity please!
18:30:00 <Eric> Need to run off and do family stuff, hope everyone has a good evening.
18:34:08 <KorbenC> Hi Eric
18:34:13 <KorbenC> Or I guess bye Ericm have a good evening
18:35:38 <LindaG> Eric, we will.send text if something comes along
18:37:07 <LindaG> I wonder how the cam viewers feel about watching a dead carcass ;)
18:37:55 <Brian> Yeah hopefully something comes on it.
18:38:34 <LindaG> they are probably wondering why we are showing it
18:39:23 <Brian> Yesterday people were asking to check and it fell on deaf ears they never checked on it
18:40:51 <LindaG> oh well camop that was on wasn't on chat. Probably didn't know it was there
18:41:34 <LindaG> but people that just view cam from NPS website wouldn't know why we are looking at it
18:42:11 <Brian> Oh ok. Maybe it's not stinky enough since it's not opened for predators to come
18:44:58 <LindaG> Dusk.would be a good time for a.predator
18:45:18 <LindaG> I remember the wolves waited was darker
18:48:59 <Brianb> yeah maybe towards dusk see if anything is on it. a little over a month i will be back in madison for the summer cant wait
18:49:45 <LindaG> Brianb, nice
18:53:38 <Brianb> yeah
18:55:47 <LindaG> Bee is feeling perky
18:58:03 <LindaG> The last bison the wolves bedded down in the woods
18:59:21 <LindaG> Little.squirt
18:59:51 <LindaG> and silver spring
18:59:58 <Brianb> i remember watching them on the carcass
19:00:39 <LindaG> Brianb, yeah it the basin but they roamed the hill and went back into the woods
19:03:44 <LindaG> So the bison herd isn't around
19:04:44 <Brianb> there was one lone bison last night walking on the cam
19:05:20 <LindaG> :thumbsup:
19:05:52 <LindaG> they must know a.carcass is going to attract predators
19:07:01 <Brianb> yeah maybe. where this carcass is might be hard for the predators to get to it with the thermals around
19:08:03 <LindaG> it's in a bad spot might make them.nervous, bison seem oblivious though
19:09:44 <LindaG> we'll.pretend we are watching bee :)
19:09:59 <Brianb> yeah does anyone know did the bison die naturally or what happened to it
19:10:29 <Brianb> LindaG, :)
19:10:46 <LindaG> Inot sure, I know Betty was saying she thought it was dead back around Thurs or.friday. been there a while
19:11:56 <Brianb> probably should be smelling good by now
19:13:14 <LindaG> Yeah that raven before had something itnwas eating and it was.pretty big, looks like organs or something soft
19:13:53 <Brianb> a raven was on it earlier? maybe eating the eyes first
19:15:01 <LindaG> two ravens, then there.was a.pile of somethingnthat was to.right of bison that it was pulling at, it's gone now
19:15:33 <LindaG> a few soft areas I think they could.break thru
19:16:38 <Brianb> then maybe decomp is setting in alreay
19:17:49 <LindaG> it looked soft and yucky >(
19:18:48 <Brianb> yummy
19:26:26 <no> Too bad 5 o'clock charily died. He would enjoy the buffet.
19:27:41 <LindaG> :gt:
19:27:50 <LindaG> Oops :)
19:28:08 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Maybe he died because he ate one of those buffets.
19:28:23 <LindaG> it is odd that not even a coyote has found it
19:30:06 <no> I do not think he has been seen with the new cam.
19:30:18 <LindaG> I remember Charly used to check out all the benches
19:30:45 <Brianb> ok who is charly? a bear or coyote?
19:30:59 <no> I am guessing 6 to 8 years is a old coyote.
19:31:14 <no> Makes Cactus feel young?
19:31:21 <LindaG> Brianb, coyote
19:31:44 <Brianb> oh ok thats what i figured
19:32:21 <no> It was fun to watch, woul dshow up about the same time and look for leftovers from the tourists.
19:33:27 <no> I think he got a baby ruth one time.
19:33:44 <LindaG> >(
19:34:04 <no> What ever it was, took a long time to chew.
19:34:39 <Brianb> :lol:
19:35:02 <KorbenC> Linda, are you driving?
19:35:11 <LindaG> yes
19:35:40 <no> I remember he marked the bench a lot, even bombed a few times as I recall.
19:36:24 <LindaG> Daisy is holding back
19:37:19 <LindaG> Daisy
19:43:23 <LindaG> Here comes the fog
19:45:06 <no> This is about as exciting as watching a bloated bison.
19:45:44 <no> fog or rain?
19:45:50 <LindaG> Might be snow
19:46:14 <LindaG> OF
19:46:40 <LindaG> I'm always amazed that you can see it moving in
19:47:27 <no> Week or so ago I had snow in the front yard, and sun in the back yard.
19:47:55 <LindaG> :)
19:52:12 <KorbenC> Doesnt look like anyone has touched the bison
19:52:50 <no> Just The Birds
19:53:00 <Brianb> maybe something will come on it over night
19:53:41 <no> I think they have because The Birds were able to get some goodies.
19:54:42 <no> It was very bloated Saturday I think, now the legs are mostly down. Did not get a look Sunday.
19:55:53 <LindaG> Lc ie
19:56:01 <no> Remember the bison they drug away from the exit road behind the lodge years ago?
19:56:38 <LindaG> nothing moving out there
19:56:54 <no> Maybe the pride is sneaking over in the dark for a bite.
19:57:06 <LindaG> yeah that was after the bison in basin with the wolves
20:00:00 <no> About time for something to show up, we coul dnot tell what it was.
20:00:34 <LindaG> :) we will.lose focus soon
20:00:54 <Brianb> is something on the carcass?
20:01:29 <LindaG> No don't see anything
20:02:05 <Brianb> oh you were just saying it will be tough if something came
20:02:33 <LindaG> Yeah
20:02:40 <no> yep
20:03:20 <LindaG> don't thinknthe park.service go.innthere and drag that out
20:03:40 <LindaG> it will benthere for.quite a while
20:03:42 <no> Cactus could drive out there and we would never know.
20:04:18 <no> Easy to close the hill till it is gone if needed.
20:04:41 <LindaG> Snowing hard
20:05:01 <Brianb> it will hopefully be gone before the roads open
20:05:25 <LindaG> Losing light and focus
20:06:19 <no> I have a cam op question. Why does the cam park at night with all the lights to interfere with the view? Would it not be better to go up a bit to miss the parking lot lights?
20:06:27 <no> Or am I missing something?
20:07:25 <no> Like that.
20:07:28 <Kevin L™ 🌵> If you want a narrow view
20:07:52 <LindaG> that's it right there, if I go higher I lose top of screen
20:08:06 <no> If it went up, we would se ethe ame plus sky and no lights
20:08:36 <no> Dang fish boards
20:08:55 <LindaG> that's what happens
20:09:00 <no> Rather loose the top then see the lights?
20:09:16 <no> MAkes it hard to see as the cam is fooled.
20:09:59 <LindaG> I didn't think lights were that.bright
20:10:20 <no> Well, just a question.
20:10:27 <no> Thanks for answering
20:11:04 <no> TIme to go.
20:11:10 <LindaG> don't know inalways thought generally it was nicer especially for.people.juat watching from NPS site
20:11:54 <LindaG> bee may sneak into tonight
20:12:16 <KorbenC> 14hr 54min so far
20:12:31 <LindaG> controls released
23:28:21 <Greg 🤠> Was that Bee ?