Led a small troop in to the Cliff Dwellings... we caught up with three other troops and several hiking groups. Overnighted at the trailhead where it blew all night long. Neat moonrise. Hike was nice, except for the stinky dead horse in the creekbed about a mile from the TH. Appeared to have put down due to injury as its head was covered with a blanket. The leaves are turning and we saw many nice colors.
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.