It was a beautiful day for a hike. This was the first time I have tried the Hackberry area. I had seen the entrance off the Second Water trail many times but seeing as it's unsigned I hadn't tried it. If I hadn't known where it went today I probably would have not taken it as about a hundred yards off the Second Water trail the Hackberry trail widened into a huge mud lake, I was sinking in the mud a good 6 inches with every step. It didn't look like there was a way around it so I just figured I'd clean up when I got to the next stream. That turned out to be no problem as First Water creek was flowing nicely. I did the trail in a counter-clockwise direction. I originally came out at the horse lot, so I backtracked to the old corral and tried the other exit along First Water creek to get the full experience. That and several short excursions added a few miles to what would have been an even shorter hike. On a day like today I really didn't want the hike to end.
The Super's are just about the greenest I remember ever seeing it. Any where there is dirt there are grasses growing. I just hope they don't get long enough to end up being a fire danger for this summer. Very few wild flowers so far.
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.
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