Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Buried: Deep and Fluffy!

Well, yesterday's little snow storm was basically endless during the daylight hours, with there being hardly any break in the falling snows from start to end. Since it never warmed up to melt the last storm, it is pretty deep snow! Because it was so cold yesterday it is light and powdery snow, on top of earlier light and powdery snow.

We here at the Lodge more or less got cut off from the rest of the world and that was just fine by us with a fire in the fireplace and having stocked up on supplies and firewood from the previous storm. Today we dig out!

The trailhead conditions as of 9:00 a.m.:

Temperature is 6.4 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 65% and steady;
Pressure is 29.91" of Hg and rising;
There is sun and high altitude clouds;
Right now the Cascades and the brook are covered in snow;
It is not clear that anyone has been through here at the trailhead yet;
The parking area is not yet excavated, but that is coming up this morning!;
There is a low steady breeze that peaked at 1.5 mph in the observation;
There is, unsurprisingly NO FIRE DANGER, unless you are in a house, and then that isn't nature's fault!.

This is purely fantabulous snowshoeing weather!
If you own a pair, can borrow a pair, or are crafty to fashion a pair, Do It!

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