Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook

LOTS of grasshoppers at the park.
User: MikeHikes - 7/18/2015

Location: San Angelo State Park

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Miles Hiked: 11.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

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Out       Burkett park > Suzanne's Trail > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > River Bend > service road (East) > Cougar Overlook        5.8 miles

Return  Cougar Overlook > Flintstone > Playground > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett park     5.5 miles

Temps started in the low 80's and ended at 99 degrees, sunny and a steady breeze at 10-12 mph.

A good day for a hike!  It was hot but the low humidity and steady breeze made the hike very enjoyable.  The trails are dry but still have many sections overgrown with vegetation.  Nonetheless, it was fairly easy to find the trail and walk through the flexible stems.

Lots of grasshoppers of various sizes and colors, lizards and one horned toad.  Bee brush blooms and as always, the scent is very pleasant.

One interesting note - on Pulliam Point, we saw four people dressed in camouflage utilities.  "JADE HELM" is on-going so I assumed they were part of it (although I was unaware any of the exercise being conducted in San Angelo).  Waves were exchanged and we continued to hike.  Later, we saw a Blackhawk flying off to the East.  I still have my guns and I can assure you, San Angelo is NOT under martial law.

NOTES

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

Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Point Junction - (northern end of Turkey Creek, southern end of River bend and Flintstone trails converge).  If you follow my route you will visit this point on both legs of the hike.

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Overlook.

Water and shade available at Bell's Point - near the northern end of Playground Trail on the return leg.



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