Leg 1 - Burkett park > Winding Snake > Burkett Park 1.6 miles
Leg 2 - Burkett park > Winding Snake (20 meters then West) > Suzanne's Trail > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Playground > Bell's Point > Playground (N) > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction 5.2 miles
Leg 3 - 5 Points Junction > Turkey Creek > Armadillo (NE) > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett park 3.7 miles
Temps in mid-60's, high clouds but sunny, STRONG wind.
The trails were dry and easy to see. Most of the hike was in the portion of the park that had been burned this past Winter so there is still a lot of black or dead vegetation; of course the warmer weather is bringing out some green as well! Did a short hike along part of Winding Snake trail before returning to Burkett park and heading West then North. The strong wind kept most of the birds out of the air; those that flew only did so for short distances and stayed close to the ground. I was hiking along Playground trail and as I approached Bell's Point, an adult Grey Fox saw me and took off running down the hill. I hadn't seen a fox in awhile so this was a welcome sight!
On the trail, I kept catching whiffs of agarita bush in bloom. Scattered here and there were a few plants with their small yellow fragrant flowers in bloom; I was pleased to see the butterflies also discovered them. When I smell the blooms, I immediately think of hikes in the park, hot dust, mesquite wood smoke and honey - a very pleasant scent !!
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett park.
Water and shade available at Bell's Point.
Water, shade and info kiosk available at 5 Points Junction.
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