Showing logs for date: 2023-09-29
00:35:50 <Michael> I'm really impressed at how well the Big Dipper shows up on camera.
06:59:29 <Kat> Several statics are down
07:03:31 <Kat> Looks like Arty
07:52:11 <Mike J> Good morning, all
07:52:32 <Kat> Morning Mike
07:52:44 <Mike J> I happened to glance at the cam last night, and it looks like we got night vision. Is that true, or was it just the effect of the Harvest Moon?
07:53:15 <Kat> Mike J, I didn't look but I'll check the overnight
07:53:32 <Mike J> Also, these cold, crisp days at the park are making me jealous. I love being there in this weaterh.
07:53:34 <Mike J> weather
07:53:50 <Kat> I do too!
07:54:23 <2> when we have a moon above 30% illumination the night view is good
07:54:46 <Kat> 2, :thumbsup:
07:55:00 <Mike J> 2, that must be what happened. Again, it was a quick visit, so I couldn't tell how clear or sustained it was.
07:55:47 <Mike J> The last few years, I've gone in the summer months, but I may have to going on at least one trip late Sept/early Oct next year.
07:56:21 <2> had a good view all night, observed many geysers
07:56:24 <Kat> I went in August this year for the first time - way too many people for me!
07:57:11 <Mike J> Kat, definitely. I've found some ways to get around it, but the emptiness of this time of year is nice.
07:57:19 <Mike J> Of course, fewer gazers to meet and greet with...
07:57:45 <Kat> Mike J, true - my favorite time is early - mid May
07:58:04 <Kat> I have reservations for May next year!
07:58:30 <Mike J> Kat, Early or late?
07:59:03 <Kat> I think mid May - not long after Madison opens
07:59:55 <Mike J> That will be a nice time. I did the Memorial Day week this year and was surprised that it wasn't that crowded - not mid-May crowds, but still not bad.
08:00:07 <Mike J> And I had every kind of weather except snow.
08:00:19 <Mike J> That's the true Yellowstone experience.
08:00:19 <Kat> I'l be leaving before Memorial Day!
08:00:37 <Kat> I love waking up to snow in May!
08:00:51 <Mike J> Met a lot of people I hadn't met - including Pat Snyder who I've worked with for a long time on The Sput, but never met.
08:01:07 <Kat> Mike J, that's fun!
08:01:37 <Mike J> And, regarding snow, this AZ boy loves any time it snows. So different for me.
08:02:45 <Kat> This Florida girl does too! LOL I'm from up North originally so I miss it all the time!
08:06:46 <Mike J> Kat, Always lived in AZ. If we want snow, we have to go to Flagstaff.
08:07:02 <Mike J> Probably less of a drive than you have from Florida.
08:07:30 <Kat> I've been in Flagstaff and the Canyon in the snow!
08:08:33 <Mike J> Snow makes everything different/prettier. The Canyon is one of those that is transformed.
08:09:38 <Kat> It was so beautiful - just like Yellowstone in snow! Winter is my favorite time in Yellowstone. It's been a few years since I went at thattime
08:10:25 <Mike J> Only been there when it got snowed on. Not when there is real snow on the ground. Would be great to see.
08:11:22 <Kat> Mike J, the wolf watching is phenomenal in winter!
08:15:17 <Mike J> My sister hasn't been in years. Wants to go. I told her Spring/early summer. Show her a baby bison and she'll be there forever.
08:16:00 <Mike J> Did I mention she's an animal lover?
08:16:37 <Kat> Mike J, that would be great!
08:33:49 <Kevin> Snow causes cancer
08:34:13 <Kat> Kevin, HI kevin - great to see you! How are you doing?
08:36:32 <Kevin> A bit better. We should find out soon if my holes are patched. They have me on narcotics so I am a bit dingy now
08:37:55 <Kat> Kevin, prayers still coming - glad they are keeping you comfortable!
08:38:30 <Kat> Mike J, my drive from Florida is 3 days but I like a road trip!
08:39:52 <Kevin> Thanks. Still lost use of left arm and need a walker
08:47:44 <Kat> Kevin, Hang in there - things will get better!
08:56:13 <Kat> Humidity 100% - steam steam steam!
09:27:44 <Kat> :daisy:
09:32:31 <Kat> Plate
09:37:48 <Kat> Nice steam from F & M area
09:40:35 <Kat> Riverside
09:40:45 <Kat> or not
09:44:40 <Michelle> Good morning
09:45:57 <Kat> Morning Michelle!
09:47:52 <Michelle> Kat, good morning
09:58:21 <Michelle> Kat, whenever you are ready
09:59:32 <Kat> It's all yours! Have a good one. Bee went overnight!
10:00:30 <Michelle> Got it. It didn't want to let me in!
10:01:33 <Kat> It kicked me off once!
10:02:58 <Kat> My OF entry was a time error - I corrected it! :)
10:03:05 <Michelle> :grand:
10:03:23 <Michelle> ie. I think we missed it
10:04:06 <Kat> start time was 0957 - shouldn't be dome yet
10:04:49 <Kat> done*
10:04:56 <Michelle> Kat, thanks for driving and enjoy the reest of your day!!
10:05:08 <Kat> Michelle, have a good one!
10:05:17 <Michelle> Riverside
10:05:35 <Kat> Still have vertigo so rest is the order of the day!
10:06:10 <Kat> Riverside!
10:06:33 <Michelle> Kat, not fun at all. Yes, get some rest and hope you feel better.
10:06:59 <Kat> Michelle, been going on for 2 weeks! I'm over it!
10:12:01 <Michelle> No static cams today?
10:12:53 <Michelle> Kat, this is my first shutdown on the cam, we are not affected, right?
10:26:14 <Michelle> Sawmill is off
10:26:19 <dc> You get your regular salary.
10:26:33 <Michelle> dc, 😂😂
10:27:17 <dc> I think Kevin is running out of sick days though.
10:28:34 <Vog> Michelle, in Oct 2013 cams were shut off
10:29:19 <Vog> They stayed on in the winter shutdown 2018 or 2019
10:33:32 <Michelle> Vog, thank you. Not sure what to expect then.
10:37:13 <Vog> Personally I think cams should stay up until there's a need for a person to get it back, they'll not be allowed to work even if they want to. But we'll just have to wait and see. Saturday night moon at midnight will tell us exactly
10:37:38 <Vog> What we want to know
10:39:51 <Kat> Michelle, I sent an e-mail to Brett! I'm sure he will let us know as soon as he knows if cams will stay up, We're volunteers so we'll see what they say!
10:42:28 <Michelle> Kat, thank you. It will be interesting for sure!
10:46:45 <Linda> Hi
10:47:43 <Michelle> Linda, hello. How are you?
10:52:08 <Michelle> Hey Kevin! Feeling better?
10:52:34 <Kevin> Just a bit
10:53:06 <Michelle> A bit is better than no bits!:)
10:55:32 <LindaG> Kevin, hey there
10:56:03 <LindaG> Michelle, im good. you?
10:57:59 <Michelle> I am good. Almost needed to turn the heat on this am
10:58:22 <LindaG> Michelle, :) i will have to soon
11:07:28 <Michelle> Not a lotta nada happening!😁
11:11:25 <dc> Kevin, you have me thinking of a Tom T Hall song. Odd cause you do not have hogs.
11:16:33 <3> was there an NPS press release about the park closing this morning?
11:18:40 <Michelle> 3, Yes
11:21:47 <3> thanks, I just read an article from Jackson hole news too, sounds like the park will close
11:22:26 <Michelle> yep. That is what I heard.
11:22:58 <Michelle> :daisy:
11:23:00 <3> in the article it says the interior person was speaking to reporters on the condition of anonymity. That cracks me up. We are two days away!
11:23:43 <3> a friend said she read an NPS release, I cannot find that, from Yellowstone
11:24:17 <Michelle> 3, not sure, but I heard there was an official statement
11:24:49 <Linda> 3, https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/government-shutdown-will-close-americas-national-parks-impede-visitor-access
11:25:11 <Linda> I found this
11:26:35 <Kat> Parks in Utah and Idaho will remain open because they actually pay the government to do so. YNP - we'll see!
11:27:11 <Kat> Or maybe it was Utah and Arizona..have to reread the article
11:27:16 <Michelle> OF window again
11:27:33 <3> thanks so much Linda. I was looking on Yellowstone site. And because Yellowstone is in 3 states, it will not stay open, too much involved there
11:28:09 <LindaG> :(
11:29:20 <Michelle> Utah will remain open. State will fund the Big 5 Parks we have here
11:30:23 <LindaG> I'm going to be mad if I can't get into Acadia in october :p
11:32:46 <Michelle> OF
11:32:53 <Kat> Michelle, :thumbsup:
11:33:13 <Michelle> Well that was a crazy start
11:34:37 <3> well the way things are going, it could be awhile Linda. They cannot get anywhere near an agreement. When are you scheduled to go?
11:35:15 <Michelle> short?
11:35:29 <LindaG> i think the 15th of oct
11:36:18 <3> I will be hoping you can go. Caleb will not be so lucky, poor guy
11:37:51 <LindaG> poor guy
11:41:02 <Michelle> Lion should be waking up sometime today!!😂
11:41:05 <3> wish we could all pop there today, another gorgeous day.
11:41:25 <3> I hope Lion does wake up soon for you Michelle. Nap time ahead.
11:42:48 <Michelle> Think I am going to move my legs while things are slow. brb
11:54:30 <Michelle> Deleted Teakettle:)
12:24:51 <Michelle> LC
12:26:19 <CalebD(T-6)> Things aren't looking good for my YNP trip
12:26:34 <CalebD(T-6)> I have been waiting all year to go :(
12:26:56 <Michelle> :lion:
12:27:05 <CalebD(T-6)> Nice Ini
12:27:28 <Michelle> I knew it was waiting for OF
12:28:32 <Michelle> CalebD(T-6), There is still a chance. It's not over until the fat politicians sing!!😂😂😂
12:29:09 <CalebD(T-6)> Yeah in two day we will find out
12:29:57 <Michelle> Fingers crossed and hoping you get in!! We need a Turban caller!!😁
12:30:04 <CalebD(T-6)> :thumbsup:
12:30:54 <Michelle> 12:26 start on Lion
12:31:10 <CalebD(T-6)> Myabe the cam reactive within 4 days
12:31:16 <CalebD(T-6)> *can
12:31:25 <Michelle> Wish I had a static ffor OF
12:31:28 <CalebD(T-6)> Il post with duration once it finishes
12:32:28 <CalebD(T-6)> I wonder is they will turn off the webcam if it happens
12:32:53 <CalebD(T-6)> Little Rainbow
12:33:38 <Michelle> OF window
12:33:42 <CalebD(T-6)> Nice
12:33:58 <KorbenC> Hi Caleb, sorry to hear about the government shutdown possibility
12:34:37 <CalebD(T-6)> KorbenC, Hi yeah it is realy annoying
12:37:11 <Greg 🤠> Hi all, just reeived a confirm that the webcams will go dark on Sunday afternoon. FYI
12:37:49 <CalebD(T-6)> Greg 🤠, :(
12:37:59 <Michelle> Greg 🤠, thanks for the update.
12:38:36 <Michelle> CalebD(T-6), you can always come to Utah. The Big 5 will be open!!
12:38:38 <Greg 🤠> See you at 1600 hours, later.
12:39:14 <CalebD(T-6)> Michelle, Yeah I could, a nice time to be there
12:39:49 <CalebD(T-6)> THough it is during ballon fiesta here in ABQ, so i might just stay if my trip gets cancceled
12:40:07 <Michelle> CalebD(T-6), October is the the best for Arches and Bryce Canyon!
12:43:37 <CalebD(T-6)> Michelle, :thumbsup:
12:43:57 <CalebD(T-6)> Though I went to both over the summer so might want to go somerwhere else
12:45:29 <Michelle> OF
12:48:33 <Michelle> long
12:53:40 <Michelle> Going to leave it here for a few. brb
12:54:14 <visitor 007> so, the static webcams except Lake are gone now?
12:59:17 <Michelle> visitor 007, they have been down since i came on at 10
13:00:14 <lori lurking Je> :thumbsup: thanks. streaming goes Sunday?
13:00:51 <Michelle> lori lurking Jenna's mom, that is what we are hearing
13:01:21 <lori lurking Je> thanks.
13:17:31 <Michelle> :daisy:
13:34:42 <Michelle> MC
13:45:00 <Michelle> :lion:
13:46:09 <Michelle> Pretty little rainbow
13:53:17 <Betty> hi all
13:54:11 <Michelle> Betty, hello
13:54:24 <Betty> hey Michelle
13:57:16 <Michelle> Static cams are back up!:)
13:57:36 <Betty> :thumbsup:
13:58:25 <lori lurking Je> :thumbsup: thanks!
13:58:54 <john> Hi Michelle! I am ready whenever you are...
13:59:26 <Michelle> Hi John. All yours
13:59:55 <Michelle> Giant is overdue!!😁
13:59:59 <john> Thank you Michelle! Have a great evening and weekend!
14:00:32 <john> Giant? Really?
14:01:37 <Betty> hi john, lol Michelle
14:01:42 <Michelle> Thanks John. You have a wonderful shift! Hopefully something exciting will happen.
14:02:02 <john> :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
14:02:27 <Betty> bye Michelle
14:02:33 <Michelle> It was a slow day so Giant or Giantess should be shaking things up!!😁
14:03:14 <john> LOL from your mouth to geyser gods!
14:03:30 <Michelle> Bye all. Have a wonderful rest of the day!
14:03:49 <john> :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
14:35:57 <john> OF
14:36:08 <Betty> OF
14:38:24 <Betty> short
15:03:13 <john> :daisy:
15:20:11 <CalebD(T-6)> Maybe NG in ~5-15m
15:23:37 <CalebD(T-6)> Wow al ong extended fill, up 51m now
15:24:09 <CalebD(T-6)> NG may not go yet, i tought NG finished its exended fill, but is still going
15:28:47 <john> :thumbsup:
15:29:00 <john> Thanks Caleb!
15:53:50 <3> was that last OF really a short?
15:54:56 <Betty> about 2:30?
15:55:13 <john> folks are still waiting and coming...
15:55:16 <3> yes, it says 1435
15:55:38 <3> out of both windows now
15:57:08 <Greg 🤠> Afternoon
15:57:31 <john> hey greg!
15:57:58 <Greg 🤠> Hi John, how was your birthday?
15:58:38 <john> OF
16:03:49 <Greg 🤠> Let me know whne you have released the controls
16:04:22 <john> Okay buddy you can have it! Have a great evening!
16:04:43 <Greg 🤠> You too, hope you had a greatcam drive.
16:05:12 <john> fun but pretty slow...
16:05:46 <Greg 🤠> Bummer.
16:06:47 <Betty> I call it a day, night all
16:07:07 <Greg 🤠> Hi Betty, bye Betty
16:07:36 <john> Aloha Betty!
16:18:48 <Greg 🤠> :grand:
16:19:12 <linda> grand
16:19:56 <linda> Greg 🤠, howdy
16:20:11 <Greg 🤠> Hi Linda
16:50:37 <Greg 🤠> :daisy: :daisy: :daisy:
17:42:16 <Greg 🤠> OF time
17:54:42 <Greg 🤠> INDY
17:55:04 <Greg 🤠> INDY
17:55:05 <Greg 🤠> .
17:55:05 <Greg 🤠> .
17:55:06 <Greg 🤠> .
17:55:06 <Greg 🤠> .
17:55:06 <Greg 🤠> ..
17:57:10 <linda> yay
17:57:24 <linda> ill send txt
17:57:36 <Greg 🤠> :thumbsup:
17:57:45 <Greg 🤠> 1748
17:58:22 <linda> :thumbsup: done
17:58:46 <3> yay
17:59:06 <3> Signed in right as my mail notice showed up, good timing
17:59:13 <3> thanks for sending though
17:59:25 <linda> 3, :thumbsup:
17:59:48 <3> My friend who is a guide got official word that the park will close Saturday at midnight, hopefully guests can leave Sunday morning
18:00:18 <3> that is if the government shuts down, which seems like a 99.9% chance now
18:00:38 <linda> 3, wow i would be so unhappy about that'
18:01:02 <Greg 🤠> :bee: :bee: :bee:
18:01:05 <3> he will lose a lot of money
18:01:23 <linda> once the parties lock horns it will take a while
18:01:47 <3> I hope cam stays up yet I am thinking maybe it will not
18:02:28 <linda> 3, the last one I'm pretty sure it did. If any fixes are necessary forget it
18:02:29 <Greg 🤠> ost the cam for about 20 secs, grrr.
18:02:54 <Greg 🤠> 3, cam be go silent Sunday at dusk.
18:03:08 <3> oh bummer
18:03:13 <3> very sad to hear that
18:03:52 <3> this could be a long closure, was hoping we could still have a glimpse into Yellowstone
18:03:52 <linda> Greg 🤠, bummer didnt read email
18:04:27 <linda> I guess they will just leave on OF
18:04:48 <3> well that is better than turned off
18:05:33 <Greg 🤠> My understanding is al the cams will go dark
18:05:34 <linda> just says operation of cam will stop
18:05:44 <linda> hmmmm
18:07:04 <KorbenC> Nice Beehive
18:07:14 <linda> well we will find out
18:07:17 <KorbenC> Too bad they will probably have to turn off the hoses this weekend
18:07:38 <linda> KorbenC, hi
18:07:44 <KorbenC> linda, hi
18:08:08 <3> Caleb must be very sad
18:09:37 <KorbenC> Yeah, I feel really bad. I know how much is sucked for me when I had to cancel for a broken leg, but I was able to reschedule a month later, he might have to wait until next summer
18:11:47 <3> Korben, did you do early decision to School of Mines?
18:12:27 <KorbenC> They don't have early decision, they have "Priority" and "Regular" I submitted my priority two weeks ago, decisions start coming out this Sunday
18:13:23 <3> got it, kind of sounds like the same thing. Good luck
18:13:44 <KorbenC> Thanks 3 :)
18:14:17 <KorbenC> That was a tall Beehive, some of those spikes were probably 173+
18:14:32 <kcmule> make sure you let me know if you go to CSM, KC
18:14:56 <KorbenC> kcmule, will do, if I get in I will be going there.
18:17:24 <kcmule> :thumbsup: I'm going to their homecoming game tomorrow. They have been on fire lately, and I want to see QB Matocha and WR McLeod - they are quite a pair
18:18:22 <KorbenC> :thumbsup: Enjoy! They are a good team for such a nerdy college :)
18:19:34 <kcmule> lol their twitter account posts "NERDS" when they score. Neil deGrasse Tyson said during a talk there "this has got to the the nerdiest audience I've ever spoken to"
18:19:54 <KorbenC> LMFAO, good fit for me
18:21:48 <kcmule> what used to be a stigma is now embraced. maybe once they saw the paychecks they bring in ;)
18:22:11 <KorbenC> haha, Engineering is a very good career, fun too.
18:43:13 <linda> :daisy:
18:43:15 <Greg 🤠> :daisy:
18:43:24 <Greg 🤠> lol
18:45:40 <linda> :)
19:02:29 <Greg 🤠> OF time
19:28:49 <Greg 🤠> Hopefully I will have teh cam controls on Tuesday, if not see you down the road. Keep smiling,
19:30:48 <Greg 🤠> Cam controls have been released.
19:48:04 <linda> Greg 🤠, night
19:51:06 <Greg 🤠> Night Linda.
21:39:51 <linda> lion