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.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Rainy Start, But We Needed It

Today is off to a rainy start, but with the ground so dry, and the leaf litter unchecked by green growth, we really needed it!

Besides, now all of the buds and flowers will pop, the grasses will re-emerge, and the moss will turn deep green.


We need wheel barrows!
If you can spare or share a wheel barrow for a day, please know that they are absolutely CRITICAL to being able to extract the craziness from up on Casacdes East!
We will be out at Cascades East from 9-12 on Olean Street and heading in and dragging out all manner of interesting stuff!
Your help would be great too!
Afterwards there will be a BBQ at the Lodge just down the street!

Ted is BACK!

Ted checked in yesterday and has been cruising right along and is now 418.5 miles into the ST and is done with North Carolina!

Trailhead Conditions at 7:30 am at Cascading Waters (elev. 630'):

Temperature is 51.3 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 80% and steady;
Pressure is 29.88" of Hg and falling;
The skies are overcast and it is spitting rain lightly;
The Cascades are flowing, though with only a little water;
The Cascades Brook is still flowing in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is MEDIUM.

The National Weather Forecast is:

Showers likely, mainly before noon.
Cloudy, with a high near 62.
West wind 10 to 16 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 70%.
New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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