Grasshopper dropped GPSJoe and I at the General Springs Cabin so we could hike back to his campsite. I had never hiked any of these trails and was glad to have an expert with me. This is a beautiful area. The stream along the trail still had water in it. I saw one elk running away near the point where the AZT leaves the Fred Haught Trail. We had a snack at Pinchot Cabin and returned to Hank's camp via the Houston Brothers Trail to Aspen Springs and then FS roads.
I visited 4 of the cabins on the Cabin Loop this day. The area has an interesting history.
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.