Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Outlook

This fox was hunting for a minute or so and didn't notice me at all. When he saw me and walked closer to investigate, he finally caught my scent and disappeared within a second or two. He was seen around noon on an overcast, windy day.
User: MikeHikes - 5/22/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 7.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes


Out     Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > old dirt/gravel/asphalt raod > River Bend Trail (ENE) > old service road (East) > Cougar Outlook       2.7 miles

Return  Cougar Outlook > Flintstone Trail (SSW) > Turkey Creek Trail > Armadillo Trail (West) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster Trail > park road (NNE) > Burkett Park   4.7 miles


Easy to hike route - most of the outward route is on an old park road that is no longer used.  Return is along established trails that connect to one another and are easy to find on a map or on the ground.

It was humid, windy and overcast. I watched a grey fox as he hunted and got a few good pictures - this is the second fox I've seen in all my years hiking at the park - a year or so ago, I saw a red fox for two or three seconds as he bounded away from me.  This time, the wind was blowing toward me so he couldn't get my scent and when he noticed me standing perfectly still, he walked closer to investigate.  Once he caught a whiff, he took off.

A leisurely hike, not many bugs, temps were tolerable and I watched a grey fox - a very good hike indeed!!



Log Photos
Grey Fox
Area around San Angelo State Park
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