Yesterday saw a modest amount of melting, with the air temperature remaining at or below freezing for most of the day, but it was warm enough where the sun pushed things over the top.
Yesterday also saw the Cook's Pond deer herd lose at least one member to Olean Street traffic.
If you are hiking today bear in mind that there will be patches of ice mixed in as yesterday's melting refroze overnight and is not too likely to remelt over today.
Trailhead Conditions at 8:00 a.m. (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 20.3 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 63% and steady;
Pressure is 29.83" and steady;
The air is still, with no movement;
The skies are grey;
The Cascades Brook is frozen and buried with some open patches;
The Cascades are buried under snow and ice;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is NONE!
National Weather Service Forecast:
Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
West wind 6 to 10 mph.