Jay led this adventure to the middle section of West Clear Creek (several miles upstream of trail #17) for the Sierra Club. We started up on the rim and scrambled/down-climbed over 1,000 ft to the canyon floor/creek. Once at the creek we headed upstream to some spectacular pools with towering, red sandstone walls. Unfortunately, the water was muddy form recent heavy rains. The climb back up to the rim was an excellent full-body workout. The monsoon came through on the climb out and after getting dumped on we were rewarded with a beautiful rainbow. Thanks Jay for another awesome adventure into the West Clear Creek Wilderness! : )
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.