Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to Cougar Overlook

The smell of a blooming agarita bush was unexpected but welcome! Looked and saw a bush with these small flowers just beginning to bloom.
User: MikeHikes - 2/7/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours

Comments:

Out       Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > service roads (ENE) > Cougar Overlook      3.5 miles

Return  Cougar Overlook > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction > Flintstone(S) > Playground > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett Park    4.8 miles

Temps about 70, sunny and light wind.

A good hike with a surprising number of people on the trails.  Watched at Cougar Overlook, a Kestrel search for prey.  Quite a few small birds and a couple of mice were also spotted.

While on Flintstone Trail, I thought I smelled agarita blooms so I looked around and found a bush that is beginning to flower (photo attached).  In my mind, this is too early for blooms but it has been a warm and dry Winter in San Angelo and the proof is on the bush.

NOTES

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

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Overlook.

Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.

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



Log Photos
An Early Bloomer!
Area around San Angelo State Park
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