North Shore - Bell's Trailhead to Ghost Camp Loop

Brown Headed Cowbirds
Not a very popular bird but nonetheless, a very commonly sighted one. No other birds were building nests yet so they may have to wait awhile before laying their eggs.
User: MikeHikes - 4/8/2021

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours

Comments:

Leg 1 -  Bell's Trailhead > Shady Trail > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Norht Scenic Loop > trailhead to Trailhead (S) > South Slick Rock > Lower Ghost Camp > River Bend Campground > Lower Ghost Camp > service road (WSW) > River Bend Trail (N)   3.2 miles

Leg 2 -  River Bend Trail (N) > Badlands > Dinosaur Trail (N) > Upper Big Hill > Rocky Creek > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Bell's Trailhead    2.5 miles

Temp started at 48, ended at 87!, Sunny, very light SW wind.

Easy hike along dry and easy traverse trails.  Cold start but the temperture warmed up raipidly!  More birds were singing but no wildlife was seen.  More flowers are beginning to bloom, mostly yellows, with a few blue/purple flowers.  I also saw individual Indian Blankets here and there.  Another sign of Spring - at a couple of places along the trail, I caught the very faint hint of blooming agaritas bushes but not flowers or buds were seen.

NOTES

Info kiosk and a bicycle repair station are available at Bell's Trailhead.  Water, shade and toilets available in the nearby campground.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at the River Bend Campground.

 



Log Photos
Brown Headed Cowbirds
Area around San Angelo State Park
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