We did this trip as a water caching expedition for an upcoming adventure. Never even thought there would be SNOW! I slipped, I slid, I fell, I screamed and laugh so hard on this route it was a hoot! Beautiful area, nice adventure, incredible colors--- can't wait to be back on this trail in June.
Crampons are a marvelous invention and it would have been nice to have had some for this route. Hoppy Easter!
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.