Ensure your campfire has minimal impact. If a campfire is important to you:
Ask rangers about pertinent regulations and campfire management techniques.
Judge the wind, weather, location and wood availability. Decide whether it’s safe and responsible to build a campfire.
Where there are no fire rings or grates, bring a fire pan or set aside time to build a mound fire.
Have a container for dousing the ashes with water.
Keep the fire small. Small fires consume fewer resources and leave less impact, but they still provide a cozy social atmosphere desired by campfire devotees.
Know Fire Restrictions
High altitudes are susceptible to wood that burns hot and fast. The wet environment can also be very dry in the summer months. Know what the fire restrictions are in your camping destination before thinking of starting a fire.