Park Mid-Section - Burkett Park to 5 Points Junction Loop

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User: MikeHikes - 1/24/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 8.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Comments:

Leg 1 -  Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > Potts Creek > Playground Trail > Bell's Point > Playground Trail (N) > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction     3.7 miles

Leg 2 -  5 Points Junction > Turkey Creek > Potts Creek (W) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster Trail > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park   4.4 miles

Leg 3 -  Nature Trail  .5 miles

Temp started at 40, ended at 60.  Mostly sunny with a 5-10mph SW breeze.  Humid at first but dried quickly.

A good hike along easy to see and traverse trails.  The morning air smelled like "wet desert" which is one of my favorite scents!  Unfortunately there wasn't much to see as far as wildlife.  I spotted about six deer, a Flicker, a couple of raptors that appeared to be red tailed hawks but were so high up and far away I wasn't sure.  A few Mockingbirds and Sparrows were it.  One surprise was finding a dead grasshopper that was very large, and uneaten. 

I believe I've finished picking up the old bottles and cans on the Nature Trail as well as on the Tasajilla Flats Trail that were revealed by last month's burn.  I'm sure more will make their appearance as the wind and rains reveal them. 

No photos were taken today which is very unusual but there just wasn't anything to photograph but I'm sure there will be on the next hike.

NOTES

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.

Water, shade and info kiosk available at Bell's Point.

Water, shade, and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.



Area around San Angelo State Park
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