Looking for a new area to hike and decided to check out the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Out with my wife on this beautiful day so I couldn't go to crazy. Plus, it was my first time in the area and I like to get a feel for my surroundings before I get to adventurous. It's about a mile in and a mile out. We went in on the Metate trail and come out on the Spur Crossing. Also did the Towhee spur. Beautiful area, huge saguaro!! Portions of Cave Creek were trickling. The water would be there, then it would go underground, and then it would be there again. Long drive to get here, but looking forward to coming back and doing more with the trails.
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.