It was quite cold and windy out. We made our way down into the canyon rather quickly, first hitting the Ooh Aah Point and then Cedar Ridge, where we encountered Matt's favorite solar powered composting toilets - a relief after all that water. We continued to our turnaround point: Skeleton Point, which is 3 miles from the trail head. We ate our "lunch" at Skeleton Point: a lunch that was more like a breakfast since it was around 8:30 AM. We turned around and made our way back to the trail head. It was quite a hike and elevation change as we made our way up. Totally fun and beautiful-the pictures never do the canyon justice.
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.