South Shore Playground to Burkett Park

this guy is always looking for a meal - don't be his next one! Drink plenty of fluids, watch where you step and stay safe while hiking.
User: MikeHikes - 6/15/2014

Location: San Angelo State Park

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 6.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours

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Out      Playground parking lot > Chaparral Trail > Winding Snake Trail > Burkett Park            2.8 miles

Return  Burkett Park > service road > Lanky Lackey Trail > Nature Loop Trail > Tasajillo Flats Trail > Playground parking lot    3.2 miles

A few days ago, there were severe, northerly winds that hit the park and San Angelo - the downtown portion of the city was hit by two small F0 tornadoes!  The park had some wind damage, primarily broken branches from mesquite trees and info kiosk roofs torn off.  On the trails I hiked today, the downed branches had been moved off the trails and the trails were passable.

It was very warm and humid with some cooling winds.  For some reason, there were lots of lizards running around as well as quite a few turkey vultures which were chased by red winged blackbirds in some cases.  Amusing to watch as the blackbirds dived at the vulture until the vulture flew away. 

NOTES

Water, info kiosks (minus roofs) and toilets available at the Playground parking lot and Burkett Park.

Although the fallen tree limbs have been removed from the trails, there are still some smaller branches and mesquite thorns on the trails - keep an eye open for them and if you can, clear the trail whenever possible.  I was doing quite a bit of clean up on this hike!

I suggest prior to visiting the park, you should check the park's facebook page for the latest info - for example, the West Potts Creek Trail will be closed on June 17-18 for bridge repairs.



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