The resident bunny continues to spend time here in the glade around the Lodge nibbling away. Generally we see him for dusk, but he was out having breakfast at dawn today as well.
Mass. DCR Trivia for today: Wild grape leaves, if picked when they are young, are just as edible as those bought in the supermarket.
The weather is terrible for brush fires, and Leominster is still putting out a 4 day fire to our north, but otherwise the weather is fabulous for hiking, and being outside generally.
Trailhead Conditions at Cascading Waters at 7:30 a.m. (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 67.5 degrees F and rising;
Humidity is 76% and steady;
Pressure is 30.03" of Hg and steady;
Wind is moving from 0mph to 1.5mph;
Skies are clear with a light morning haze;
Cascades are a trickle;
Cascades Brook in both channels is a trickle;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is MODERATE.
National Weather Service Forecast:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Southwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.