Wow! This hike is not as easy as I anticipated. I thought after doing Dome Mountain the day before I would cool down with an easy peak bag. Wrong! Going up the east side drainage is nothing but boulder-hopping and scrambling. It was fun at first, but it quickly got tiring. And there's no way around it either as the slopes on both sides are chocked full of boulders. The high valley is a nice break, but then it's more boulders to the summit. When I finally reached the top I wasn't able to open the summit register. It was sealed on tight. So I just soaked in the views of Saguaro Lake and watched some helicopters fly overhead before maneuvering my way down.
"I've driven across deserts, driven by the irony, that only being shackled to the road could ever I be free" - Frank Turner "The Road"
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.