I like walking in the desert in the rain. It smells good. I needed some exercise so I packed my day pack pretty full and off I went. It rained very lightly, and the gray quilted clouds set off the day nicely. This is a scenic and easy loop, with nice sonoran desert vegetation, an old dam, some early flowers, hints of snow in the high Rincons, and interesting rock forms. A few people on the lower trails, no one out on the well defined upper trail. Good views and the raising and lowering of the sky kept things interesting.
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.