Hiked part of this little beauty with the Sierra Club on Saturday. All new faces except me & Mitch--as always some of the nicest people I've ever met. The creek was flowing strong and all was quite lush. Flowers and greenery everywhere! I think Mitch summed it up best, "It's like walking through a botanical garden." The "Slickrock" was cool and lived up to its name. The view of the 200ft waterfall was excellent. So many candies to choose from in this store. If I had to pick a favorite, probably the meadows rocked my world the most. I got off the trail a bit just to walk through them--grass and flowers with a creek running not too far away, surrounded by a forest, on a sky island...oh yeah. Encountered some severe afternoon rain and hail back at the parking lot and for the first 10 miles or so on the drive down. Yet another amAZing day!
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.