With the drought, you'll be lucky if they let you use any kind of stove in California this summer! Up here, several national forests forbid anything but UL certified stoves with an on-off valve during the dry season last year.
Our dry season may be pretty bad this year--about 20% of normal snowpack in southern Oregon. Driving over the Cascades (WIllamette Pass) in mid-March, I saw only 2-3 inches at 5,000 feet. It's closer to normal up here in the northern Oregon Cascades, but melting earlier at lower elevations.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey