I used my GPS (&Topo) going from the Meridian TH and got more distance but less AEG. I was bummed by the rain and saw a break in the clouds so I grabbed what I needed and hit the nearest trail. It started out sunny and then about half way around it the clouds moved in and it started to sprinkle. Next a full on rain was coming down and I wished I brought my rain jacket. After another 20 minutes I saw a rainbow and the sky opened up and I finished up in he sunshine. I was planning on a nice slow hike but the rain was very motivating.
A campfire must be extinguished by drowning it with water, stirring with a shovel, and repeating that process until the campfire is cold to the touch. A campfire is still a danger if it has any trace of heat, and must not be left or abandoned. Wildfires can begin by abandoned campfires that rebuild heat on windy days and then blowing embers ignite surrounding grasses and brush.