The snow pack continues its slow dissipation without any catastrophic meltoff, which is good for avoiding flooding, but it provides a mixed bag of conditions for walking. Gaiters aren't a bad idea for "punching through" where the snowpack no longer bears weight.
View looking West up the Cascades Brook form the Olean St. Bridge
This Sunday Clark University is having a FREE "Wild and Scenic Film Festival" and if you can, you really should check it out!
They are screening the films on Sunday March 22, at Sackler 121, 3-6 pm.The total movie duration is about 1.5 hours. They'll have short introductions and an intermission where GWLT will have a table as a sponsor. The screening is free and open to the public.
The synopses of the movie shorts they're playing are listed as Program #2, link here http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/22668/, 10 movie shorts in total.
7:30 a.m. Trailhead Conditions at Cascading Waters (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 14.9 degrees and steady;
Humidity is 41% and steady;
Pressure is 30.00" of Hg and rising;
There is some movement of wind but there is no reading for wind speed;
Clear skies with no clouds;
Both of the Cascades Brooks are open and running;
The Brook in the higher elevations is still covered in portions;
The Cascades have yet to really emerge from the snow and ice;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is NONE!
The National Weather Service Forecast:
Sunny, with a high near 31.
Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.