Wilderness Campfires

Campfires wilderness

Today, backpackers into wilderness areas are urged to use Leave No Trace ethics which encourages cooking on camp stoves and avoiding the building of campfires. Backpacking stoves are economical and lightweight, and provide fast clean cooking. In some heavily used areas, fires are not permitted. In fragile environments, such as alpine meadows, fires leave scars for many years and deplete wood supplies. Campfires are discouraged anywhere above 9,000 feet.

Portable Fire Pans (Recommended)

Wood Burning Information





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sierra/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5299250