Yesterday, Saturday the 23rd, early in the morning, we got a report from one of our regular walkers of a large black bear in the meadow high atop Cascades West.
First, this is excellent! This is the wildlife meadow is doing its job as habitat! Fantastic!
Second, now is a great time to remind folks that the signs out there are for the best interest of the wildlife and the visitors.
We really need folks who are hiking with their beloved pooch to hike on a leash. Honest, bear and dog are not like chocolate and peanut butter. Also, we need to keep dogs on the road and trails and out of the meadow. Same thought on keeping folks separated, for everyone's best interest! Thanks guys!!!
TED MAKES HARPERS FERRY
Ted made the midpoint!
Harpers Ferry is the end of the hundreds of miles of Virginia, and Ted got there yesterday morning! For more check out:
Trailhead Conditions at 12:45 p.m. at Cascading Waters (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 76.3°F and rising;
Humidity is 30% and steady;
Pressure is 30.09" of Hg and steady;
Skies are clear and sunny;
Wind is maxing out at 7.5 mph;
Cascades are trickling;
Cascades brook is trickling in both channels;
USFS Fire Danger Rating is MODERATE.
National Weather Service Forecast:
Sunny, with a high near 79.
West wind around 15 mph.
Weather Service Advisory:
...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK TODAY... LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS ADVISE CONDITIONS FAVOR AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL TODAY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AWAY FROM THE SOUTH COAST.