Exploration on the backside of the Sierritas near Stevens mountain. Lots of mines in this area. You turn off just before the CLR RV resort in a nice bowl on the west side of the Sierritas. I wasn't sure of access so drove some, parked, then hiked up on the ridgeline which had some nice sharp limestone. Most of the mines were unremarkable but some of the rock was nice and it was turning into a beautiful day and I like exploring, so---
Did some wash driving. Needed 4wd in spots. The Stevens ranch site has some new looking building and is signed private property. Got to Yellow Bird mine but it was late and did not look around at it much.
"We don't care about aesthetics" --forest service representative, re: Oak Fire, Galiuro
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.