I've driven past the Ballentine trailhead many times and was afraid the scenery would be stark. I've recently read up on the overall trail and decided to take a peak. It was getting ready to storm, so we only ventured around the Pine Creek Loop. There were some pretty amazing views and not bad on solitude. I hiked from the North end around to the intersection with Ballantine trail and hiked the South route heading back to parking. This is not a good hike for a dog... lots of cactus!
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.