Taking advantage of a weekday off, I went with a friend up to the base of Bigelow Road, walked around the barrier, and hooked into my crosscountry skis. This was the first day back to work after the holidays for most folks, so the road up the mountain was clear of all the riff-raff.
It was probably the best snow conditions we've had up on the mountain. For the most part, it was perfect - not too sticky, not too icy - with one exception and that was just about at the summit. And although I fell four times, I didn't have any bruises.
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.
Hear ye hear ye!
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