Started the Vineyard trail at the bridge on Lake Roosevelt, another
attempt to do more of the AZ trail. Went to Mills Ridge and continued up
the continuing trail (four peaks or Vineyard ? theres only one)
another 3 miles for about a 9 mi day, was about 0.5 mi from Shake spring.
I was hoping to check out the spring in the morning but the trail gets
very sketchy at that point and I didnt have time to get lost. This is a pretty
hard hike, I gained about 4k feet one way and there was more to do ! Great views too,
somewhat marred by a fire about 25 mi to the north. Near the end on the return I
was treated to (assuming my little monocular didnt fool me) two bald eagles soaring above me.
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.