North Shore Bell's Trailhead to 5 Points Junction

The greenish cluster on the caterpillar's back are wasp eggs. When the eggs hatch, the wasp larvae will feed off the caterpillar - LIFE IS HARSH.
User: MikeHikes - 10/20/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 11.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Comments:

Out      Bell's Trailhead > Dinosaur > Upper Big Hill > service road (S) 100 yds > Badlands > River Bend > 5 Points Junction      6.1 miles

Return  5 Points Junction > Flintstone (N) > Cougar Lookout > Javalina > Lower Ghost Camp > River bend Ghost Camp > South Slick Rock > service road (N) > Scenic Loop > service road (ENE) > Shady Trail > Bell's Trailhead    4.9 miles

Temps 65 at start 75 at end, light overcast then sunny, steady northerly winds.

Trails have been groomed for the most part but are still rough in spots.  No animal acitivity, some birds but once again, mostly caterpillars eating and spinning their cocoons.  Last week at the South Shore, the bugs ate tumbleweeds.  Today on this hike, they were eating Bee Brush shrubs.

The breeze kept me cool and the hike was enjoyable!

NOTES

Water is available at Bell's Trailhead in the nearby campground.

Water, shade and info kiosk available at Dinosaur Tracks viewing area on Dinosaur Trail.

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

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Lookout.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at River Bend Ghost camp. ADVISE CAUTION WHEN USING TOILETS.

 

 



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