Thank God we don't have a broken oil rig in the middle of Cook's Pond spilling tens of thousands of gallons of crude every day into the Tatnuck watershed. (And now a moment of silence for the poor folks on the Gulf Coast...)
The Cascades Brook is at 4.8" with a gentle enough flow where mosquito larvae could been seen dancing in front of the stream gauge. I wouldn't have thought the flow to have allowed this, but then, there it was.
As of 9:22 am:
the temperature is 55.5 degrees F;
the pressure is 29.03" of Hg and steady;
the sky is overcast and there is a fairly steady breeze;
the USFS Fire Danger Class is MODERATE; and
the trail conditions are good.
A shout out to Mark Tozer and the 4th and 5th grades from Tatnuck Magnet who hiked over to the Cascades yesterday (looked like about a hundred of them in all!) to explore the Cascades and learn a little. An enthusiastic bravo to the teachers as the students were really well behaved and having a great time! We look forward to their return!