The brook needs the water.
The Cascades, and the wetland system above it that feeds it, needs the water.
The forest, the fields, and the gardens need the water.
When going out for a hike, please bear in mind that there is a National Weather Service Warning:
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. THIS MAY CAUSE URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING. THERE IS ALSO A LOW PROBABILITY FOR A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...SOME OF WHICH MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY STRONG WIND GUSTS. THERE IS ALSO A VERY LOW CHANCE FOR A BRIEF TORNADO.
EAST SIDE TRAIL
Last evening we had a crew cut the trail from the Trinity Woods entrance to Green Hill Park down to Plantation Street. Meanwhile we had a crew on the stretch of the trail between Plantation Street and the driveway for the Sisters of Notre Dame who were busy carving their way through the enormous dead red oak tree that fell across the trail. They very nearly did it, but unlike the trail cutting crew, they weren't able to finish before dusk. Thanks to everyone!
TED'S AT TREK
Ted is now merely 36 miles left to his AT Trek!
This is the end lap.
Amusingly, he could probably blast this out in 2 days, but is pacing it.
The End is Nearly Here!
Trailhead Conditions at Cascading Waters at 9:30 a.m. (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 67.6 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 90% and steady;
Pressure is 29.74" of Hg and falling;
Grey Skies with rain falling;
The Wind is stirring and peaking at 1.0 mph;
The Cascades Brook is not flowing, though now the rocks are wet;
The Cascades are not flowing either;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is LOW.
National Weather Service Forecast:
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.
Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.
High near 71. South wind around 11 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 100%.
New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.