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, May 28, 2015

Maybe Rain? Finally? Or Not?

(sign dressed from Memorial Day)

If you are trying to squeeze out a hike, this morning is the best bet.
There is a storm system that will push through around noon and continue across the balance of the day.
There will be chances of thunder storms and rain, with possibilities of even hail and high winds.
Like yesterday, there is always the chance we will dodge all of that, but with the drought I am hoping we get that rain.
Either way, get out there early.


Today is the Anniversary of the first portion of the Asnebumskit Ridge Trail Easement that spans Paxton and Holden's bound! 


While Harpers Ferry is the traditional and symbolic half-way point of the Appalachian Trail, the actual halfway point is further to the north in Pennsylvania, and yesterday Ted crossed that milestone as well!
Ted is now closer to the end than the beginning, and is ever closer to us in New England by the day!
Follow Ted's travels at

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

Temperature is 69.3 degrees F and steady;
Humidity 79% and steady;
Pressure is 30.00" of Hg and steady;
Wind is stirring, to still, and not registering;
Skies are hazy;
The Cascades are truly only a trickle;
The Cascades Brook has very little flow;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is LOW.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms between noon and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.
Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 84.
Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 70%.
New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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