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.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rain! Solid Rain!

We sure needed rain, and we are getting it!

That being said, it has been raining long enough and hard enough where there is isolated ponding on the trails where there is a low spot, and the soils are soft and will become more muddy with traffic.

Still, the water table, the brooks, the vegetation, and the gardens all needed this rain badly so so be it.


Ted made it to Bear Mountain State Park in New York, and that meant a family reunion and Ted being part of the Northeast again. Welcome back!
Soon enough Ted will be hiking into and across Massachusetts.
Follow Ted's adventures here:

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

Temperature is 58.1 degrees F and steady;
The humidity is 77% and steady;
The pressure is 29.94" of Hg and steady;
The skies are cloudy with rain falling;
The wind is stirring but not registering;
The Cascades are flowing;
The Cascades Brook is flowing in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is LOW.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Showers, mainly before 2pm.
High near 59.
East wind 6 to 8 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 100%.
New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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