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User: AnOceanSpirit - 2/16/2005

Location: Burroughs Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: I haven't been out to Burroughs in a few months, but I used to go pretty regularly. Not sure why there's a "No Dogs" policy listed here, because I've never had a problem bringing my dogs (as long as they're kept on leashes, but the area's not too well patrolled once you get away from the picnic area). The trails are heavily wooded, mostly flat, and the solitude factor largely depends on where you are and what time of day/week/year you're out there, though on a whole, once you get well on the trail, you probably won't run into too many people. The trail eventually leads to a pretty little creek, where my hiking buddy and I often sit to enjoy the view and give the dogs a chance to drink. There's plenty of wildlife: deer, armadillo, snakes (I've seen water moccassins, corals, and copperheads on the trail), and a variety of birds. I've heard there's a bobcat out there, as well as fox, but I've never seen either. It gets muddy in the rainy months (I'd recommend giving the area a few days to dry after a storm), with a heavy mosquito population, so bring bug spray. It's a beautiful hike, and I have a ton of fun out there!

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