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.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Black Ice Into Rain & Springer Mountain

Well, today starts with black ice, transitions into rain and warmth, and we should see accelerating melt of the snow pack. This will make for a pretty messy mix out there. Be prepared for pretty much every trail surface condition imaginable, other than dry!

The sanding trucks are whipping by on Olean Street so take that into consideration.

Today GWLT's Ted starts his hike on the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain. He spent last night at a hiker hostel on Mount Dahlonega. We expect a report in from him and will be posting his progress over the coming days, weeks and months at The GWLT logo will begin the slow march north thanks to Ted. Good luck Ted!

8:00 a.m. Cascading Waters Trailhead Conditions (elev. 630'):

Temperature is 31.6 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 65% and steady;
Pressure is 30.00" of Hg and steady;
There is no wind movement registering;
Skies are overcast, and there is black ice;
The Cascades Brook is flowing in both channels;
The Cascades continue to try to break through holes with the snow melt running underneath;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is NONE!

National Weather Service Forecast:

Rain. Patchy fog before 11am, then Patchy fog after noon. High near 41. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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