Cloudy, damp, snowy, excellent first foray into the Tortolitas. Lot of nice trails out here. Nice feeling of isolation farther out in the canyon. Much more lush than I would have imagined. The rains have breathed amazing life into the desert.
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.