I followed Table Mesa road (main road) from I17 and it stopped at a Gate just before the river bed. Signs stated this was part of the lakes preservation area and that a fee was required. I parked in the designated parking area and continued to head to the Mesa. This area has obiously changed since the discription in the falcon hiking guide (ruins seldom seen) was written but the plus side is the gate now increases the distance of the trip. My GPS died at some point during my way back so baised on partial data I'm estimating a round trip distance of aproximately 4.8 miles. I was surprised that the ruins were in such great shape due to the fact that the old jeep road runs right along the mesa's base. Great views from the top!
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.