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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Clear Skies, Cold, & Open Water : FREE Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

It looks beautiful out there, and it may be, but it is also painfully cold this morning.
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, 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.

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