Great day and a free afternoon called for a hike. Debated between doing the full Black Mesa loop or heading off trail to see how the waterfall looks in the winter. Decided to do the waterfall to escape the crowds, but of course no waterfall - but still a nice hike and some good exercise!
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.