Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook and Back

Busy Bee in the flower
This bee got a lot of pollen on his body before departing to the next flower.
User: MikeHikes - 5/5/2020

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 6.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Comments:

Out     -  Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Flintstone Trail (N) > Cougar Overlook        3.3 miles

Return -  Cougar Overlook > service road (SSW) > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park      3.2 miles

Temps started at 69 and ended at 80, sunny with strong and steady 20-30 mph NE winds.

Todays hike was along dry and easy to traverse trails and roads.  VERY strong winds kept most of the wildlife in place; we spotted a single raptor as well as a single white tail deer.  Otherwise, the birds stayed low for the most part and there were no other animals spotted.  A snake was seen crossing the road but no identification was made with the exception that it wasn't a rattler.

More wild flowers are blooming and there are more cactus blooms as well - the vast majority of the cactus blooms are yellow or very pale yellow with a greenish tint,

NOTES

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.  Toilets are OPEN at this time.

Shade, info kiosk and a bicycle repair station available at Cougar Overlook.



Log Photos
Busy Bee in the flower
Area around San Angelo State Park