South Shore Playground parking area to Burkett park

See log entry for the back story!
User: MikeHikes - 7/2/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 6.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes


Out      Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats > Horny Toad > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park      2.7 miles

Return  Burkett park > Winding Snaker > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area       3.3 miles

Temps in the low 80's, a few clouds and a steady breeze.

A nice hike today along familiar trails.  Some portions of the trails could use another trimming but for the most part, they are passable.  Saw an interesting bird nest (photo attached).  The back story - whenever I hike I pick up trash so I always carry a bag with me.  On some occassions, I've picked up too much trash and run out of space in my bag so when I find more trash, I stage it along the trail where I'll see it next time and gather it.  A month or so ago, I staged a can and a broken bottle in the tree trunk just off a trail with the intent of gathering it when I came by next time.  I waited too long as can be seen in the photo!  A Mourning Dove decided the trunk was the perfect place to build a nest so, I'll give her a month or more before I return to clean out the trunk.


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

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


Log Photos
Mourning Dove Nest
Area around San Angelo State Park
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