After working at the trailhead in the morning, I thought I'd hike down First Water Creek to check out the water conditions. It had been two days since the rain and there was still some snow melting on the back side of the mountain. I only hiked out 3 miles, but I wasn't as inspired as I hoped I'd be. Still, it was nice to see some water out there.
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.