What was great, was that this crew of 7 (Gordon, Mason, Nick, Paula, Terre, Mary, and Colin) hacking their way up the trail, was how GWLT celebrated 28 years since the Trust was incorporated by 8 hearty folks (Allen, Brian, Deborah, Dennis, Evelyn, George, Philip, and Robert).
Back in 1987 a small group of folks sat around a table and got this thing going. Last night another group of us hit the trail to keep that going, not around a table, but out on easements and lands the Trust and her partners have conserved. The Anniversary was marked by good folk, sweat, and cake, which is only right.
National Weather Service Warning for Today:
WHILE A WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK IS NOT EXPECTED...A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TO THE NORTHWEST OF A BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE LINE. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE LOCALLY STRONG TO DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WIND GUSTS.
A.K.A. Probably not us, but not certainly not us.
Trailhead Conditions at Cascading Waters at 9:00 a.m. (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 71.8 degrees F and rising;
Humidity is 87% and steady;
Pressure is 29.77" of Hg and steady;
Wind is stirring and shifting, but not registering windspeed (earlier it peaked at only 1.0 mph);
Skies are hazy;
Cascades Brook is dry;
Cascades Falls are not running;
USFS Fire Danger Class is LOW.
National Weather Service Forecast:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.
South wind around 8 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 50%.
New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.