South Shore Tasajilla Flats Trail Loop

More of the Burned Area
Another view of one controlled burn area with O.C. Fisher in the background. Already, green grass is growing in clumps and will hopefully, take root and flourish.
User: MikeHikes - 2/1/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 1.80 Miles  Elapsed Time: 45 minutes


Route  Last third of Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop (S) > turn around and go back the same way        1.8 miles

Temps in the mid-50's, sunny and light wind.

Easy hike along the final third of the Tasajilla Flats Trail -- I saw a few birds as well as a large Roadrunner sitting in a tree during my hike. 

Today, the O.C. Fisher Reservoir is only a pale shadow of what it once was; many of the park trails traverse what used to be the lake bed.  The fairly recent controlled burn revealed LOTS of bottles and cans that had been tossed overboard and sank to the lake's bottom.

As I hiked, I picked up trash and easily filled three 40 pound bird seed bags with broken bottles, old cans, a huge piece of rope and various metalic objects.  Unfortunately, I'll have to make another visit, or two, to completely eradicate the trash along this trail.  I know of at least two other trails where the trash is pretty bad so I'll hit those trails a little later. 

Tasajilla Flats trail is in good shape - the burn cleared out all the overgrown vegetation that had been choking the trail.  I don't know how long it takes Bee Brush to grow but I'll be looking for it along this trail - when the Bee Brush blooms the scent is very heavy in this area.

Log Photos
More of the Burned Area
Area around San Angelo State Park
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