An overnight camp and hike with Eric Cope and Clark Norgaard. We were the only campers Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed the solitude. Only the stars, nature sounds, and some good eats with even better beverages!
Saturday morning breakfast became the "Lord of the Flies". Never seen so many flies in Arizona! This prompted us to abort the breakfast and begin the hike. Unfortunately the flies and gnats never abated. This hike became quite the workout and the combination of sweat and flies could never become use to...
The stay at the top of the mountain had to be cut short. Great to have that cold beer back at the camp as the temperatures climbed into the 90's.
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.