This is a more glorious opening to a day!
Sunshine where yesterday there was a cusp of light!
And the Cascades are pretty much free flowing, but the flow is down considerably. It is a wonderful noise to behold again, and the replacement of the ice wall with moving water is a welcome sign of spring.
HIKING CONDITIONS: The walking is tricky, and there is no arguing there. The compacted, ice and snow encrusted trail surfaces beg for treking poles and microspikes.
No word from Ted from the AT yesterday, which likely means no texting reception and that only takes a weak signal to work) deep in the valleys of Rocky Mountain National Park. No worries! When he gets to a good spot he will report in.
7:30 am Trailhead Conditions at Cascading Waters (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 31.5 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 74% and steady;
Pressure is 29.59" of Hg and steady;
There is wind motion, but no mph registering;
Skies are clear and blue;
The Cascades are flowing;
The Cascades Brook is flowing in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is NONE!
The National Weather Service Forecast:
Partly sunny, with a high near 45. West wind 8 to 10 mph.