South Shore Playground parking Area to Armadillo Ridge Figure 8

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User: MikeHikes - 10/28/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 9.80 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


Out     Playground parking area > Chaparral > Talley Valley > Horny Toad > Nature Loop > Lanky lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park > Burkett Trail > East Potts Creek > Armadillo     4.5 miles

Return Armadillo (W) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > Lanky Lackey (20 yds) > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground parking area    5.3 miles

Temps started at 63 ended at 83, sunny, steady breeze.

A good long hike through a few trails I haven't been on in awhile.  Talley Valley should be avoided at this time unless you are already familiar with it - very high vegetation hides the trail as well as the trail needs some fill rock/dirt in many places. 

Since my last hike, there has been trail maintenance on other sections such as Nature Loop  so personnel are working but it's going to take awhile to get all the trails back up to speed.  In the meantime, watch your footing and slow down.

There were a large number of butterflies out; a few Monarchs but mostly "other types" that I don't know the names of.  Still quite a few flowers and shrubs with blooms the butterflies visited as well as numerous caterpillars.  All in all, an enjoyable hike.

Area around San Angelo State Park
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