Spent the week in Flagstaff looking for cooler temps. It was certainly cooler than Phoenix, but it was still warm most of the week in the low 80's. Had originally planned to go to Zion but the thought of that car ride with a toddler made us rethink. I'm so glad that we traveled and did all the stuff that we did BEFORE we had a little one!! Because it will be a long time before we can travel and hike the way we used to!
Spent a little time at the Museum of Northern Arizona then left the car in the parking lot and walked up 180 to around Schultz Pass Meadow and back again. We were shocked to see the whole city of Flagstaff BLANKETED in these little sunflower wildflowers. I mean completely covered on any stretch of grass anywhere in town. I've never seen it so confluent before. Must be all the rain they got.
Had never noticed the big Flagstaff sign there at the meadow before. Without the power lines, that would be a really great place for pictures. I guess any good digital person could clip those lines out anyway.
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.