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Return 5 Points > Flintstone > Javalina > Lower Ghost Camp > South Slick Rock> Lower Big Hill Trail > Rocky Creek Trail > service road (NE) > Bell's Trailhead 4.4 miles
The weather was cooler with a steady northerly wind. Saw some Fall colors on the trees but nothing spectacular. A few birds were out, one snake (non-rattler) and few bugs. I was surprised to see a sunflower in full bloom and a moth sipping the nectar (photo attached). A nice hike through the park but nothing noteworthy.
Water, shade, info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.
Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Outlook (at Javalina and Fintstone trail junction).
Shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Upper Ghost Camp (near junction of Lower Ghost Camp and South Slick Rock trails. Water for HORSES ONLY also available.
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