[Geysers] Young Hopeful Geyser

Daniel Schaffer dans44 at msn.com
Fri Jul 11 19:30:24 PDT 2014

Stephen and group,
Family and I observed this same eruptive behavior from Young Hopeful vent on Saturday June 28, around Noontime.
I estimated the peak height of 2 obseved eruptions on that date at aprox. 6-8 feet.
Sorry, no closed interval - I hadn't spent any time in Black Warrior group the past couple of years, so didn't realize this was unusual behavior, but was a neat surprise. 
Perhaps energy has shifted from Artisia, which I recall having much higher near constant play in past years.
Thanks,  Dan Schaffer
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:36:03 -0600
From: stepheneide at cableone.net
To: geysers at lists.wallawalla.edu
Subject: [Geysers] Young Hopeful Geyser

Hello all, 
It is unfortunate that the Firehole loop road is closed, because Young Hopeful is erupting quite regularly to about ten feet.  Or at least I think it is Young Hopeful and not Gray Bulger.  Two descriptions that I hope will help:  The vent erupting is on the far right from board walk and the farthest vent out, or in the northeast corner of the springs in that area.  The biggest pool in the area is a "J" shaped pool with the top of the "J" to the east.  To the east of this end of the pool is a small table colored mottled Tan/Brown/Black with a crack-like vent in it.  This is the erupting vent.  I first saw the eruptions on July 4th and I only caught three intervals, two from the parking lot.  All had durations in the 3-4 minute range and intervals of about eight minutes  I went back on July 6th and caught seven intervals.  The durations ranged from 3 minutes 42 seconds to 4 minutes 24 sections with an average of a fraction of a second over 4 minutes.  The intervals ranged from 8 minutes 16 seconds to 11 minutes 46 seconds with an average of 9 minutes 17 seconds.  The first minute to minute and a half of the eruption continues at about 10 feet high, then it drops gradually for the rest of the eruption.  When the eruption starts most of the other perpetual vents in the area stop for the first three minutes of the eruption with one exception, the vent between Young Hopeful and the boardwalk just weakens and the water level drops but it does not stop.  For the last minute of the eruption the other vents start turning back on again.  In the area, Artesia is not erupting, it just boils consistently to about two feet.  About 30 feet to the northwest of Artesia in Hot Lake a vent is intermittently active with "Firehole" like bubbles at the bottom of the vent but just mild rolling of hot water at the surface.  I did not stop to document its intervals.  I hope it is still active when the road opens.  I have some pictures but I am having a bit of a problem having my computer download them.  So they should follow.  If I have given this vent the wrong name, please correct me.  

Stephen Eide

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