South Shore and Mid-Section Trash and Hike

The roadrunner started to run away but as soon as I took his picture he stopped and listened to the sound of my camera's shutter at high speed (10 fps). After a few seconds, he departed and began hunting for food on the road.
User: MikeHikes - 2/18/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 9.90 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Comments:

Trash Hike  -

    North end of Horny Toad > Talley Valley > return       2.0 miles

Real Hike   -

    Out      Burkett park > Suzanne's Trail > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > 5 Point Junction       4.3 miles

    Return  5 Points Junction > Flintstone (S) > Playground > Bell's Point > Playground (S) > Armadillo > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett park    3.6 miles

Temps in the low 60's to start and low 70's at end, sunny, STRONG gusty WSW wind.

I decided to do a "short" hike on Horny Toad and Talley Valley to complete last week's trash pick-up.  I filled two more 40 pound bags and quit - there are still at least one, if not two, more bags I will get next week.  Surprisingly, I found a LARGE trash dump of cans and bottles from the "old days" that I will not mess with since it is off the beaten trails.

My real hike was from Burkett Park to 5 Points Junction and as usual it was very nice!  The trails are in good repair for the most part and the constant wind blew the heavy scent of blooming agarita bushes to me as well as kept me cool. 

I saw a Roadrunner (photo attached) that was fascinated with the sound of my camera shutter in high speed mode.  Also saw numerous other birds but no reptiles or mammals.

NOTES

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

Water, shade and info kiosk at 5 Points Junction.

Water and shade at Bell's Point.



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