Left the valley at 7am and headed to Flag. I stopped and got my backcountry permit and I was at the TH at 10. I saw a Bald Eagle on my drive from Phx...it was perched high in a tree right outside Munds Park. I parked right before the end of FS552 and was off. I started with a wicking shirt and light jacket. I heated up pretty fast.
Fast forward to Lockett Meadow...I was standing there naked in the field and thought of the hiking naked thread :scared: . I changed clothes and had lunch there and then headed towards Inner Basin. I only took my shoes off to change...last snowshoe was almost all hike. This one was all snowshoe and it was totally awesome. I mostly stayed on the trail, but did do some off trail climbing and descending. Hopefully, the storm predicted next week will dump more snow.
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.
Hear ye hear ye!
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