Mark, Katie, and I drove up to the top of Mt Lemmon on Saturday with every intention of summiting Samaniego Peak. Even with a good GPS track, the off-trail scramble became too difficult and an "easy" route to the peak didn't seem appear among the thick manzanitas. We decided to call it less than a half mile to the top, and just enjoy the rest of our hike.
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.