Randy and I went up to the arboretum for a little walk in the park before the next day's real work - Picketpost Mountain. I was wavering a bit on whether or not we should join the BTA guided tour, since tours rarely leave room for photo taking. The tour was nice, though, and we learned some things. However, we did have to go back around again to get all the photos that we missed out on the first time around. Around every turn there would be a different bloom that I hadn't seen before and that I'd have to get a photo. It was tiring - by the end of our walk we were wondering if we had seen enough flowers. I still don't think so!
It was a very pleasant day - a little cool to start, but then it turned out to be perfect.
It was my first time there, and I am positive I will be back. Another month or so and the cactus blooms should take over for a whole new experience.
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.