Spent the day bushwacking through snow and thorns. Blood was donated to the Sierra Ancha. We found some seldom visited ruins (V:1:164). No graffiti except for an inscription from 1927. Congrats to Joel--he's been looking for this sucker for a long long time! It was awesome to hike together again and I'm glad to have been able to make it out for this one. Just in case he leaves this out of his triplog--Joel fell butt first onto a cactus. Comedy gold.
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.