South Shore Playground parking area to Armadillo Ridge

Although I don't know what kind of bird lays this egg it looks like a successful birth! I hope the heat doesn't kill the new fledgeling.
User: MikeHikes - 8/5/2015

Location: San Angelo State Park

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 9.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

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Out      Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo Trail (east)       5.7 miles

Return  Armadillo Trail > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking area     4.2 miles

85 degrees to start, end at 98, steady wind and sunny.

After not hiking for a few weeks, today's hike was very much needed.  The weather was hot and dry but the wind made it do-able.  Although part of the trails have been mowed, other parts still overgrown - part of Tasajilla Flats had plants taller than me covering the trail.

Most of the trails at the park are rocky with a covering of loose soil.  Because of the dry conditions, the dirt on the trails is loose and dry.  Coupled with the mowed and dead vegetation laying on the trails, in some places, it was slick and almost like walking on ice - be careful!

NOTES

Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park (return leg - junction of southern end of Burkett Trail and north end of Winding Snake Trail).



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