MikeHikes's Logbook

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Total Log Entries: 360 (Rank: 3rd)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 2,868.30 Miles (Rank: 2nd)
Average Distance: 7.97 Miles

Average Rating: 4stars (4.31)
Average Difficulty: 1star (1.10)
Average Solitude: 4point5stars (4.63)

Earliest Log Entry: 1/7/2014
Latest Log Entry: 8/11/2020

Average ratings are based on the published values and not the values entered in your own log entries.

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Where's The Trail?!?

Most of Tasajilla Flats Trail is overgrown due to the recent rains. Caution is advised where you place your feet! [San Angelo State Park]

Log Entries

North Shore Parking Area to Ghost Camp Loop
San Angelo State Park - 8/11/2020  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4point5stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 4point5stars
Distance: 8.80 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Out     -   parking area > Bell's Trailhead > Dinosaur Trail > Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area > Dinosaur Trail > Lower Big Hill > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > North Scenic Loop > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Badlands > River Bend Trail > service road to Ghost Camp     5.7 miles

Return -  Ghost Camp > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > River Bend Campground > Lower Ghost Camp Trail > South Slick Rock Trail > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Shady Trail > park road to parking area   3.1 miles

Temp started at 77, ended at 92.  Sunny with few clouds, 10 mph Southerly breeze.

A good hike today! Trails were dry, easy to see and traverse which is not unusual but what was memorable were the animals spotted.  I saw an armadillo, a skunk, a porcupine, lots of deer and a few birds.  Of note was the spotting of a "white" deer which I'd heard about for years but never saw until today (photo attached).  Of course, the deer was extremely spooky so the photo is not the best quality due to the distance involved, but the deer is very visible and its easy to see its coloring is not that of an ordinary deer!

NOTES

Water, shade, info kiosk and a bicycle repair station available on or near Bell's Trailhead.

Water, shade, and info kiosk available at the Dinosaur Tracks Viewing Area.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at River Bend Campground.

 

 

Park Mid-Section Burkett Park to 5 Points Junction and back
San Angelo State Park - 8/8/2020  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 8.30 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Out     -   Burkett Park > Burkett Trail > Potts Creek > Playground > Bell's Point > Playground > Flintstone > 5 Points Junction     3.7 miles

Return -   5 Points Junction > Turkey Creek > Potts Creek (W) > West Potts Creek > Roller Coaster > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park   4.6 miles

Temp Started at 77, ended at 93.  Sunny with a few clouds and light SW breeze.

All trails were easy to see and traverse.  There were more people on the trails than I am used to seeing (due to today being Saturday).  Javalinas, deer and some birds were out but once again, the birds were not as numerous as I had expected them to be.  It was an easy, but uneventful, hike.

NOTES

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

Water, shade and info kiosk available at Bell's Point.

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

South Shore Playground parking area to Isabel Harte + Roadrunner Loop
San Angelo State Park - 8/4/2020  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 8.50 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Horny Toad > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Trail > Park road to Isabel Harte     2.7 miles

Leg 2 -  Park road to Isabel Harte > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > playground parking area         2.5 miles

Leg 3 -  Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area    3.3 miles

Temp started at 70, ended at 95.  Sunny with light, steady breeze.

Slow and easy hike along dry, easy to traverse trails.  Deer were out as were some birds but nothing spectacular.  Lots of green vegetation still but no wildflowers to speak of although there were a few sunflowers out. 

NOTES

Water, shade, info kiosk, bicycle repair station and toilets at Playground parking area.

Water and shade at various campsites parallel to Roadrunner Loop.  A toilet is available at the mid-point.

Make Up Entry
San Angelo State Park - 7/30/2020  [View Log Page]
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 9.60 Miles Duration: N/A

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Make Up Entry
San Angelo State Park - 7/21/2020  [View Log Page]
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 6.90 Miles Duration: N/A

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