Today was the perfect day to climb Picacho Peak. The trail was the most crowded I've ever seen, but most were only climbing to the Saddle. I saw my second rattlesnake this year, about 100 feet below the saddle between two rocks. We climbed to the top of Picacho and took a side trip to the top of the lower peak to the northwest.
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.