Great day. Overcast with a hint of rain . Patches of snow on the trail. Started at Faraway Ranch to the visitor's center then up the Rhayolite Canyon to Inspiration point. Then back through the heart of rocks and back down. Actually skipped the coolest section of trail, Echo Canyon, because every time I do this loop and get to the extra mile out and back to inspiration point I skip it. It was a goal this time and worth it. This is one of the most scenic hiking areas in the country and well worth the road trip.
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.