Some photos are from Wednesday, March 17, 2010 when I had to turn back because of the snow. So I went home that day and bought snowshoes so I could go back on Sunday and hike on to near Knoll lake. This was the maiden voyage for these snowshoes and also the first time I have ever tried snowshoeing. Nice to hike on top of the snow. I need a longer shoe for softer snow - today's snow was heavy since melting has started so the 22 inch shoes worked. The MSRs are modular and I have a 6 inch extension on order. Will be going to Angel Fire NM in April and will use them there as well.
I could not have done this hike without snowshoes and Grasshopper's track file loaded on my GPS.
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.