Our hiking club hiked the Massacre Falls trail today. I had done this hike last month and the Falls were running full - it was quite a sight! Unfortunately they are now only a very small trickle and the creek is dry as well! It is still a nice hike. We didn't see any snakes, but we saw a large horny toad. The .7 mile road into the trailhead is in bad shape so we parked at the turnoff and hiked in. The wildflowers were still very pretty!
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.