I thought that if I would hike out to the Falls early enough this morning, I might actually see a good flow of water from melting snow deposited over the weekend. Such was not to be the case; and as I arrived shortly after the sun had just made its way onto the tops of the Supes, the runoff was but a trickle. Crossing the washes with running water while on the hike up I had expectations for something more. Of course there is always an upside to any hike and I enjoyed the solitude unusual for this trail; Abby got to play in the snow. A great way to start the week.
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.