Last Known Eruption
9d 12h 18m ago

Latest Eruptions

Eruption DurationInterval
04 Nov 2018 @ 13125m
04 Nov 2018 @ 1306:252m 19s 14m 50s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1251:35 maj11m 59s 3m 40s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1247:5546s 6m 15s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1241:402m 32s 14m 11s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1227:29 maj11m 26s 8m 10s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1219:19 maj4m 14s 2m 19s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1217:0028s 3m 22s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1213:3857s 4m 8s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1209:301m 16s 14m 57s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1154:33 maj12m 22s 10m 15s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1144:18 maj7m 17m 45s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1126:33 maj16m 5m 29s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1121:043m 4m 41s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1116:232m 3m 48s
04 Nov 2018 @ 1112:352m 6d 19h 21m 54s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1650:4112m 33s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1638:08 maj9m 9s 18m 52s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1619:16 maj16m 10s 4m 28s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1614:4844s 7m 46s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1607:02 maj5m 5s 5m 39s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1601:232m 50s 5m 12s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1556:11 maj3m 8s 6m 8s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1550:032m 31s 6m 22s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1543:412m 53s 7m 2s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1536:392m 17s 2m 7s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1534:3223s 1m 39s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1532:5315s 15m 9s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1517:44 maj12m 6s 6m 50s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1510:54 ns2m 2s 11m 42s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1459:12 maj8m 54s 14m 30s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1444:42 maj11m 27s 7m 51s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1436:51 maj3m 13s 2m 27s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1434:2430s 16m 5s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1418:19 maj12m 57s 8m 54s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1409:25 maj4m 22s 13m 21s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1356:04 maj9m416m 3s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1350:012m 5s 7m 33s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1342:28 maj3m 2s 6m 52s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1335:361m 53s 7m 41s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1327:551m 41s 13m 57s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1313:58 maj10m 23s 9m 5s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1304:53 maj3m 11s 6m 18s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1258:351m 8s 6m 7s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1252:281m 6s 16m 37s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1235:51 maj13m 23s 10m 5s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1225:46 maj4m 58s 9m 52s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1215:54 maj4m 2s 9m 10s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1206:44 maj3m 13s 7m 0s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1159:441m 39s 15m 33s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1144:11 maj12m 14s 4m 52s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1139:1926s 6m 35s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1132:441m 56s 19m 47s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1112:57 maj16m 32s 3m 50s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1109:0731s 9m 23s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1059:44 maj5m 57s 8m 41s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1051:03 maj5m 49s 12m 40s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1038:23 maj9m 5s 7m 3s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1031:201m 38s 11m 42s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1019:38 maj8m 58s 8m 36s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1011:021m 34s 8m 53s
28 Oct 2018 @ 1002:09 maj4m 36s 12m 6s
28 Oct 2018 @ 0950:03 maj8m 27s 4d 18h 45m 22s
23 Oct 2018 @ 1504:413m 12s
23 Oct 2018 @ 1501:2947s 6m
23 Oct 2018 @ 1455 ie1d 1h 16m
22 Oct 2018 @ 1338:12 maj13m 31s 1m 39s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1336:3321s 9m 48s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1326:45 maj6m 46s 20m
22 Oct 2018 @ 1306 maj17m 34s 3m
22 Oct 2018 @ 130351s 4m
22 Oct 2018 @ 12592m 11s 4m
22 Oct 2018 @ 125550s 38m
22 Oct 2018 @ 1216:47 maj36m 35s 2m 17s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1214:3042s 5m 35s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1208:55 maj3m 28s 4m 0s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1204:551m 52s 1m 48s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1203:0718s 8m 48s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1154:19 maj6m 29s 20m 34s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1133:45 maj17m 44s 5m 35s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1128:10 maj3m 9s 7m 18s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1120:52 maj3m 54s 23m 19s
22 Oct 2018 @ 1057:33 maj20m 35s 6m
22 Oct 2018 @ 10512m 59s 5m
22 Oct 2018 @ 104613d 17h 55m
08 Oct 2018 @ 165112m
08 Oct 2018 @ 1639:00 maj8m 50s 7m 29s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1631:312m 50s 9m 31s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1622:00 maj5m 56s 5m 37s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1616:232m 9s 11m 30s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1604:53 maj9m 6s 7m 22s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1557:31 maj3m 47s 11m 41s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1545:50 maj3m 27s 13m 25s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1532:25 maj10m 39s 6m 20s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1526:05 maj3m 32s 10m 19s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1515:46 maj7m 5s 9m 51s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1505:55 maj7m 0s 17m 16s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1448:39 maj13m 51s 8m 35s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1440:042m 45s 6m 40s
08 Oct 2018 @ 1433:241m 28s 11m

Interval Statistics

Interval Count100
Min1m
Max13d 17h 55m
Mean6h 28m
Median7m

Latest Notes

Note IDStart Time (US/Mountain)End Time (US/Mountain)EntrantNote
10678 28 Oct 2018 @ 1436 --- MAB Making this a Note so it will be easier to find than buried in the data. While standing up looking directly into the vent, in flat light, at 30 seconds into the eruption I clearly saw the white of a large steam bubble rising, when suddenly it disappeared, looking like a balloon being sucked back down the hole. I heard the pop and saw the water level change. I never thought you could "see" an implosion, but that's as close as I have come.
9991 02 Sep 2018 @ 1427 --- novakg As I was leaving there were two extremely short eruptions. The first was 5 seconds or less. The second was only slightly longer.
9668 10 Aug 2018 @ 1420 --- MAB Sinkhole across boardwalk towards Cradle Mud area is half full. (!) Sinkhole to the east behind Vixen still holding runoff.
9210 15 Jul 2018 @ 1930 --- MAB 1825-1950 observations from CB-separated by request: Time approximate: Vixen platform & runoff channel is wet, water pooled in its tube but I did not see an eruption in the 15 minutes I observed.
8506 06 Jun 2018 @ 1818 --- CrisG Sitck has been removed by rangers. Penny remains in drain hole.
8486 06 Jun 2018 @ 1335 --- novakg After returning from Whirligig and lunch, discovered someone had thrown a stick at Vixen's vent and threw a penny into Vixen's recycling hole across the boardwalk. Informed two rangers and asked them to remove the objects.
8441 04 Jun 2018 @ 1000 --- novakg Vixen drained down in vent, almost out of view. Slow refill with water bobbing and the fill finally reaching first beach. Then, after convective bubbles, a stealth start.
8436 03 Jun 2018 @ 1544 --- novakg I sent a 15 year old sciency girl down to Vixen. She reported back, "Vixen is the best geyser I have seen so far."
8113 07 May 2018 @ 1000 --- MAB Sinkhole east of Vixen is holding water.
7692 07 Oct 2017 @ 0926 07 Oct 2017 @ 1610 MAB Low pool strong nozzle like eruptions with strong forced steam, forced light water, or forced heavy water with no apparent pattern. Have seen this before in May of 2014 but those were separate eruptions, this continued for 6.5 hours. Staff reports it was normal separate eruptions yesterday, all with drains.
6243 09 Sep 2017 @ 1545 --- sfavor interval very short. 2 to 3 minutes.
5487 28 Aug 2017 @ 1410 --- ge from 14:10 to 14:55 two 12-15 min majors(?) and numerous minors
4272 07 Jun 2017 @ 1637 --- novakg Water covered first beach.
4225 06 Jun 2017 @ 1213 --- novakg First Beach covered.
4224 06 Jun 2017 @ 1207 --- novakg Water on first beach.
4223 06 Jun 2017 @ 1147 --- novakg Water on first beach.
3985 21 Apr 2017 @ 1030 21 Apr 2017 @ 2034 MAB Vixen apparently continues its cyclic behavior (~17 months now). The elapsed time of the cycle appears to be MUCH longer, about 8.5 hours (compared to ~5.5 hrs last year). This based on an incomplete data set (almost closed the cycle but had to leave), but worth mentioning.
3669 14 Sep 2016 @ 1240 --- novakg Returned to Vixen.
3670 14 Sep 2016 @ 1145 --- novakg Went to car to get out of rain, hail and rain (even though I wrote "pain" in my book. :-))
3648 11 Sep 2016 @ 1724 --- novakg Packing up to leave, Vixen was ie.
3647 11 Sep 2016 @ 1453 --- novakg Arrived at Vixen at 1453. Water was rising and falling 6 to 8 inches below the vent.
3624 07 Sep 2016 @ 1154 --- novakg Arrived at Vixen. There was a rumor of an eruption before I arrived, but no one had solid information. Water was rising from below the vent at this point.
3059 12 Jun 2016 @ 1328 --- novakg I have a note of a drain below the vent with a slow rise. I can't tell if there was an eruption because there isn't a duration noted. I suspect there was but it was also when I had two very inquisitive young boys asking a lot of questions.
2993 06 Jun 2016 @ 1650 --- novakg Checked on Vixen before leaving Norris. The pool was full and gas bubbles were coming up the vent, but no eruption. Also, the runnoff channel was dry.
2737 15 Apr 2016 @ 1100 15 Apr 2016 @ 1300 sfavor Vixon was very active, with short eruptions of 30s on 2-5 minute intervals and 3-4 minute eruptions on about a 30 minute interval. The pool was filling to near overflow before the longer eruptions.
2562 17 Oct 2015 @ 2016 --- MAB 20m intervals near start of the month, then 60m intervals, to 80-90 last week and yesterday. To my surprise today was back to 6-15m depending on duration. What's next?
2543 12 Oct 2015 @ 1000 12 Oct 2015 @ 1400 sfavor Noted two major eruptions from runoff around 45 minutes apart. Saw a third major eruption about an hour after the previous eruption. Period seems to be 45-60 minutes, which is much longer than in the spring when I saw closer to a 20 minute period.
2485 05 Oct 2015 @ 1700 --- MAB Can move this to Other if prompted. Last Friday I noticed hot steamy ground just to the south of the sinkhole across the boardwalk from Vixen, on a cold rainy day. Today it was still steaming on a warm day, with dark discoloration. My heat gun read 80C on that spot! Moving it away from the dark area the temp quickly changed to 26C, and I checked and re-checked. A Hot Spot - wait for a new sinkhole to appear... soon?
2403 22 Sep 2015 @ 1110 22 Sep 2015 @ 1730 MAB Vixen on Steroids, post disturbance, continues. Either my shock over this behavior wore off, or today I noticed more splashy play, or it is changing again. First bursts and short durations are still very tall. Later in the longer eruptions things get a bit more chaotic, particularly after a pause. Many pauses happen around the 30 second mark. Pool level this afternoon seemed lower, and some parts of the eruption look like the "fiber optic christmas tree" similar to the low-water-mostly- steam eruptions witnessed by Clark, DaveM, Kathy F Mike F and myself May 2014. I was wondering if some of those low pool moments would switch to that behavior. Upon arrival the runoff channel west (to sinkhole across the boardwalk) was wet, but I saw no runoff that way on my longest duration of just under 4 minutes.
2401 21 Sep 2015 @ 2220 --- MAB A few Vixens I entered are not showing on this list, the 1 minute interval must be too short. They may be under Secondary, have a look, it is wild behavior.
2396 21 Sep 2015 @ 1425 21 Sep 2015 @ 1510 MAB Big changes at Vixen, post disturbance! Friday's intervals were shorter, but I didn't stay long. Saturday Nick V observed the same. Sunday, the change, as seen by Nick Sunday, and myself today, Monday. These are full bodied tall eruptions!! The water level in the pool is lower at eruption, with very little runoff except in the longer durations. I saw no runoff heading towards the west sinkhole under the boardwalk, and the formation on the south side is drying out. The DRAIN noise is back! I barely had time to write down duration, enjoy the loud drain sound and reset the timer on my watch before it is Game On with another quick fill right after the drain ends. Wow, what a change! The sinkhole that is in line between Vixen and Corporal that had water on opening weekend, and held water all summer is drained. The sluggish drain began with my first observations in April... coincidence that the sinkhole drained and Vixen behaves this way? Related to the new large sinkhole to the south? Who knows.
1619 21 May 2015 @ 1229 21 May 2015 @ 2027 JSJ Vixen Geyser eruptions result in runoff radiating away in four directions: 1) to the SW, emptying into a drain on the western side of the boardwalk (I observed this drain receiving runoff in 2013, but not in 2014; it is receiving runoff in May 2015); 2) to the E, emptying into a moderately large crater; 3) to the NW, then running northward and northeastward along the boardwalk and emptying into Tantalus Creek; 4) to the NE, emptying into Tantalus Creek.
1620 21 May 2015 @ 1235 --- JSJ Lots of juvenile geyserite at & around Vixen Geyser since I last observed the site in August 2014. Finely tuberculose geyserite covers the large broken blocks that rim the central crater. In shallow splash pools around the ring of broken blocks, former loose geyserite gravel now has moderately smooth coatings of geyserite (= incipient geyser beads, maybe?) - some have been cemented together. Delicate geyserite terracettes are present in some of the proximal to near-proximal runoff channels.
4744 05 Jun 2002 @ 1800 --- research-mab 06/05/2002 Vixen 10-15 mins
4733 30 Sep 2001 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/30/2001 Vixen * VR interval for Vixen 4 minutes & 7 minutes
4734 06 Sep 2001 @ 1800 --- research-mab 9/6/2001 Vixen NO TIME- 4min eruptions, 2 min intervals 25 ft high
4735 16 Aug 2001 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/16/2001 Vixen - seen wet - unknown time (using 1800 as end of work day- mab)
4731 29 Aug 2000 @ 1520 --- research-mab 08/29/2000 Vixen splash no action 1520
5438 23 Dec 1996 @ 1800 --- research-mab Dec 9 and Dec 23 there were MAJOR Vixen eruptions. Height of ~30-40 ft and 5-8 minute duration
5437 09 Dec 1996 @ 1800 --- research-mab Dec 9 and Dec 23 there were MAJOR Vixen eruptions. Height of ~30-40 ft and 5-8 minute duration
5436 04 Aug 1996 @ 1800 --- research-mab 8/4 Saw Vixen erupt quite impressively. 4 bursts of 10’-12’ and one final burst of 15’-20’!!! In my joy I exclaimed to two visitors waiting with me “I’ve never seen it erupt like that before!” She replied “No speak English”
4740 18 Jul 1990 @ 1800 --- research-mab 07/18/1990 Vixen Evidence of eruption (no time - using 1800 as end of work day -mab)
4709 02 Jul 1990 @ 1800 --- research-mab 7/2/90 Pearl is steaming. Vixen erupted this a.m. - water around vent. So did Veteran Geyser.
4714 25 Jun 1990 @ 0900 --- research-mab 6/25/1990 Vixen Geyser showed no evidence of eruption when I walked by it shortly after 0800. When I returned an hour later the ground was wet for a distance of about 6 ft from the vent.
7591 05 Feb 1989 @ 0000 05 Feb 1989 @ 2359 JSJ Vixen Geyser was dormant. No eruptions or minor play for at least hours, as shown by snow and ice.
7568 15 Jan 1989 @ 1800 --- research-mab 1-15-89 Other changes noted by me today: 4 Vixen Geyser totally dormant – no minor play (as indicated by snow up to vent)
4861 07 Aug 1985 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/07/1985 Vixen Geyser = Vixen Geyser has been having about 1 and a half hour intervals (1 ½) – plus or minus 5 to 10 minutes on either side. The eruptions are mostly little over or a little under a minute long. The height normally is 10 to 15 feet w/an occasional burst up to 20 feet or so. In the eruptions I saw this summer did see 1 or 2 bursts that looked like it could have reached 25 feet – but was very, very few. Again the height has been mostly 10 to 15 feet with an occasional 20 feet or so.
4843 05 Jul 1985 @ 0900 05 Jul 1985 @ 2000 research-mab 7/5/1985 Vixen Most eruptions are 1 ¼ to 1 ½ minutes long and go up to 15 to 20 feet in height. Occasionally there is one about 1 minute or little less long – less in height. In some eruptions there occasionally might be a burst to 20 to 25 feet or so.
5368 23 Jun 1985 @ 1050 23 Jun 1985 @ 1300 research-mab 6/23/1985 1050am Woo Man, change @ Norris - 2 visitors reported... this am that a hole was in the middle of the trail between Pearl & Vixen. A steaming hole. ...went and moved the trail & investigated. Its a steaming hole alright ~ 1 foot diameter. It looks like it just fell in – the ground is ~8” thick and below that is a cavern to a depth fo perhaps 2-3’. The Cavern extends (as far as we could see) ~ 3-4’ back under the ground to the north. Wow! AM GBW went to look @ The New Hole* + while we were there Vixen erupted 4 times in a space of 10 minutes 6-10’ high. Each eruption lasted ~2minutes. Pretty neat. People were wowed by Changing Norris & the hole.
4797 24 Jul 1984 @ 1800 --- research-mab 7/24/1984 In between majors, Vixen had minor eruptions every few seconds to minutes. Among these were “minor-majors” which were short but higher (6-8 ft) and had a very distinct drain sound following. As time for the major neared, there was more gurgling and splashing (very low), making it hard to tell beginnings & ends, if there were such. There were 20 “minor-majors” in between the two eruptions. The last (weak) one was around 13 min before the major.
7608 11 Feb 1984 @ 1800 --- research-mab 02/11/1984 Vixen Geyser active.
4759 18 Sep 1981 @ 1520 --- research-mab 9/18/1981 I think Vixen had a major eruption! There was water all the way to ~ 20 from the creek at ~3:20 when I took my walk that way.
4641 03 Aug 1981 @ 1900 --- research-mab 8/3/1981 Vixen Geyser the poor little thing…. Eruptions are only ~2-3’ high compared to its normal 15-20’. The pool of water that usually surrounds it has dried up. Only an area ~ 1 1/2’ from the vent is wet compared to the usual 4’. Eruption frequency seems to be about the same but the intensity has diminished greatly. 200º
4626 06 Jun 1981 @ 1800 --- research-mab 6/6/1981 Vixen Geyser – Periodic eruptions 2 to 12 feet, 204ºF ie.
4610 15 Sep 1980 @ 1800 --- research-mab 9/15/1980 VIXEN On Sept 15, Vixen was having long eruptions, with overflow leaving the area. On the 16th the surround pool was dry and only very weak eruptions.
5136 09 Jun 1980 @ 1800 --- research-mab 06/09/1980 Vixen Geyser – 203ºF in eruption
4979 12 Oct 1979 @ 1800 --- research-mab 10/12/1979 “Vixen Geyser – good burst to 15 feet series of 12 eruptions” {no start times: durations and intervals:} 41s, 26s I=117s, 8s I=72s, 17s i=18s, 7s I=78s, 24s I=41s, 9s I=84s, 15s I=36s, 15s I=68s, 12s I=68s, 12s I=58s, 5s I=57s, 11s I=27s
5147 28 Sep 1979 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/28/1979 Vixen – 200ºF in eruption
4995 21 Sep 1979 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/21/1979 Disturbance Vixen Geyser – weak eruptions clear water 197ºF I.e.
5002 19 Sep 1979 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/19/1979 Vixon [sic] geyser erupted 10-15 ft. {no time in log}
5064 29 Aug 1979 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/29/1979 Vixen had some real nice 20’ bursts sustained erratically for 2 minutes. {no time in log}
5029 12 Jul 1979 @ 1800 --- research-mab 07/12/1979 Vixen Geyser – nice eruption to 20 feet. Temp. 198ºF ie {no time in log} ph of 2.6
5015 04 Jun 1979 @ 1800 --- research-mab 06/04/1979 Vixen was much more active than last year – bursts to 20 feet and longer eruption
5012 25 May 1979 @ 1800 --- research-mab 05/25/1979 Vixen Geyser – mostly spluttering but some bursts in the 5-10’ range 200º
5150 05 Jul 1978 @ 1800 --- research-mab 07/05/1978 Vixen - same as always
5090 25 Mar 1978 @ 1800 --- research-mab 03/25/1978 NOTE Vixen – could hear sloshing & draining, but it never actually erupted. Discovered 3 pennies & one dime near the vent – all 3 pennies had the face & back “dissolved” away, the dime was in slightly better shape. Vixen – 206º
5372 05 Aug 1977 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/05/1977 Vixen going nicely this morning, just like old times.
5335 18 Jul 1977 @ 1200 --- research-mab 07/18/1977 Vixen was acting more like her old self this morning.
5101 29 May 1977 @ 1800 --- research-mab 05/29/1977 Vixen wasn’t doing too well in the afternoon. It’s eruptive surges just barely got past the rim of the vent and they were not as frequent as normal.
5218 14 Sep 1976 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/14/1976 Vixen seems to have recovered & is back to its normal behavior.
5229 14 Sep 1976 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/14/1976 Vixen seems to have recovered & is back to its normal behavior.
5243 07 Sep 1976 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/07/1976 Vixen is about back to normal.
5246 05 Sep 1976 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/05/1976 Vixen is working at becoming a geyser again this morning, bursts were only 4’ high occurring every 3-5 minutes.
5244 04 Sep 1976 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/04/1976 Vixen splashing above rim but it’s still not back to its old self.
5245 03 Sep 1976 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/03/1976 Vixen splashing around but below rim of vent.
5248 01 Sep 1976 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/01/1976 Vixen wasn’t doin’ anything & it’s cone was dry - strange
5557 20 Jul 1976 @ 1800 --- research-mab 07/20/1976 Vixen erupted for ~4 minutes before stopping. {no time entered}
5651 23 Aug 1975 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/23/1975 Vixen apparently normal again.
5642 21 Aug 1975 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/21/1975 Vixen has settled back down to its usual activity but shows evidence of having behaved strangly. It generated enough runoff from its actions yesterday to wash out part of the trail, as far down as Tantalus Creek.
5650 21 Aug 1975 @ 1030 21 Aug 1975 @ 1040 research-mab 08/21/1975 Vixen observed between 10:30 and 10:40, strangely quiet.
5622 24 Jul 1975 @ 1800 --- research-mab 07/24/1975 Vixen erupting continuously – full moon – much higher. Putting out much more water.
5614 20 Jul 1975 @ 1800 --- research-mab 07/20/1975 Steam vent between Vixen and Pearl Geysers has become much larger. This vent appeared on the trail several weeks ago. A stump was placed over it. The stump has almost fallen in the hole. Crater across the trail on the east side appears to have enlarged (in the same vicinity as the new feature mentioned). Evidence of a new collapse of gravel and dirt is prominent.
5602 29 Jun 1975 @ 1800 --- research-mab 06/29/1975 There is a steam vent in the middle of the trail between Vixen and Pearl.
5775 26 Aug 1974 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/26/1974 Vixen – From run-off appears to be in an active phase
5767 17 Aug 1974 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/17/1974 Vixen – seems to be returning to normal activity with frequent eruptions (~every 1-2 mins) to 6’
5764 16 Aug 1974 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/16/1974 Vixen – dry except immediately around the vent
5858 07 Jun 1974 @ 1800 --- research-mab 06/07/1974 Observed Dr Morey’s Porkchop, Vixen, Veteran and my “Rubble Geyser” (Hodie’s New Crater Geyser”) in eruption. {no times noted}
6212 26 Sep 1973 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/26/1973 {no time noted} Temperatures taken today Vixen 198 erupting
6107 03 Sep 1973 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/03/1973 Vixen Geyser erupting constantly (5 min observed) w/runoff headed down the hill towards walk and water playing to ‘15 {no specific time}
6059 29 Aug 1973 @ 0800 --- research-mab 08/29/1973 Back Basin @ 8:am Vixen G like old self from runoff conditions – up to 10’ or more; .
6073 22 Aug 1973 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/22/1973 Vixen shows some increase of height of eruptions because of more water around the opening & part way down the runoff channel,
6067 20 Aug 1973 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/20/1973 Vixen Geyser has had no recent runoff – appears to erupt only up to 1’ or 2’
6027 01 Jul 1973 @ 1800 --- research-mab 07/01/1973 Vixen more active than usual runoff extends across path. {no time Back Basin rounds}
6002 14 May 1973 @ 1800 --- research-mab 05/14/1973 The average interval of 24 short eruptions of Vixen (23 intervals) Geyser over a period totaling 20 min 43 sec this afternoon was 54 seconds. The average duration of the “short” eruptions was 16.3 seconds and the average number of bursts was 13.
6001 14 May 1973 @ 1600 14 May 1973 @ 1635 research-mab 05/14/1973 Observations temporary suspended 1600 Major eruption of Vixen seen in progress at 1600. Water in its runoff channel had almost reached the trail down by the creek. Estimated duration was 6 minutes after which it drained and paused for about 20 seconds and played continuous again for approximately 3 minutes. It then paused for around 20 seconds and again resumed continuous play for 2 minutes. 20-30 feet was the most common maximum height. Immediately following these long eruptions the following activity was timed
6477 26 Sep 1972 @ 1800 --- research-mab 09/26/1972 {no times} Timed 5 consecutive eruptions of Vixen this morning, Ave Interval 50 sec (shortest 33, longest 71, S.D ±8) Ave duration 14 sec (shortest 4, longest 36, S.D. ±6)
6384 12 Aug 1972 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/12/1972 Vixon has started to resume its normal eruptions. {no time- on rounds}
6379 11 Aug 1972 @ 1800 --- research-mab 08/11/1972 Vixen still has not had a regular eruption just splashes 10-18” high.
6481 08 Aug 1972 @ 0800 08 Aug 1972 @ 1600 research-mab 08/08/1972 Vixen has had at least 2 more major eruptions with overflow to Tantalus Creek since August 4th – also played from 0845 & 1545 today
6357 25 Jul 1972 @ 0900 --- research-mab 07/25/1972 Vixon had new & moderate runoff all the way down to Tantalus Creek- apparently from a major eruption that had ended within the last 10 minutes, {presumed morning time}
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06 Jun 2017 @ 1806 JSJ https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/35552213875 Photo (1 of 7) of Vixen Geyser's 6:06 to 6:07 PM eruption on 6 June 2017.
05 Jul 2015 @ 2013 JSJ https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/19772586108 Photo of Vixen Geyser's 8:13 to 8:19 PM eruption on 5 July 2015.
09 Aug 2014 @ 1840 JSJ https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/15424062102 Photo of Vixen Geyser's 6:40 to 7:02 PM eruption on 9 August 2014.
07 Jul 2014 @ 1626 JSJ https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/15236720511 Photo of Vixen Geyser's 4:26 to 4:40 PM eruption on 7 July 2014.
07 Jul 2014 @ 1601 JSJ https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/15053203357 Photo of Vixen Geyser's 4:01 to 4:21 PM eruption on 7 July 2014.
06 Aug 2013 @ 1618 JSJ https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/12798585914 Photo of Vixen Geyser's 4:18 to 4:20 PM eruption on 6 August 2013.
07 Aug 1994 @ 1033 JSJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWRpfmlbEQc Video by David Schwarz (timestamp 2:05 to 2:17) of Vixen Geyser in eruption at 10:33 AM on 7 August 1994.
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