San Angelo State Park

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50.00 Miles
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$4.00
4stars (4.31)359
1star (1.06)
4point5stars (4.64)
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San Angelo
Tom Green
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Photos
Mythical White Deer
Heard about this deer, or one like it, for years - first time I saw it. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Breakfast Served All Day!
Calves are always hungry! Part of the state Longhorn herd at the park. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Died too Young
Was surprised to see this young coachwhip. I don't know if the warmer weather brought him out or some other reason. In any event, he met his end and the ants were having a feast. (Photo by MikeHikes)
The Only One Who Sat Still
The other members of the javelina family scampered into the surrounding brush but this one stayed in place sniffing and waiting to see if I'd follow - I didn't. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Orange Crowned Warbler
Looks like a winter visitor is back! (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Portion of the Lanky Lackey Trail
A good percentage of this trail is rocky with loose soil. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Axis Deer inside the park.
Normally I only see White tail deer but there were three Axis deer (Only got a photo of one) with some White tail deer, fairly close to the park entrance gate. (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Loggerhead Shrike
Catching some rays at Burkett Park before we started our hike. Saw a couple more Loggerheads while hiking but no good photos. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Follow the Tail to the Head
The tail is in sharp focus and the head is slightly blurry but if you can follow the tail, you'll see it is a Ringneck Snake. It was extremely thin and 4-5 inches long. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Last Fruit of the Season
It's already the end of August and I'm sure this will be the last fruit the cactus will produce for this season. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Catching Some Rays
This fox was enjoying the morning sun near Roller coaster Trail. I got his photo and when I went a little close, he decided it was time to leave. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Garden Spider
Saw quite a few of these spiders at various places while on today's hike. (Photo by MikeHikes)

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Log Entries
North Shore Parking Area to Ghost Camp Loop
By MikeHikes on 8/11/2020
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 memroable was the animals spotted.  I saw an armadillo, a skunk, a porcupine, lots of deer and a few birds.  Of note though 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 photos are not the best quality due to the distance involved but the deer is very visible and its easy to see, its not an ordinary deer!

NOTES

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

Water, shade, and an info kiosk are available at the Dinosaur Tracking 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
By MikeHikes on 8/8/2020
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
By MikeHikes on 8/4/2020
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
By MikeHikes on 7/30/2020
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 9.60 Miles Duration: N/A

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Make Up Entry
By MikeHikes on 7/21/2020
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 6.90 Miles Duration: N/A

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Make Up Entry
By MikeHikes on 7/15/2020
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 8.40 Miles Duration: N/A

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Make Up Entry
By MikeHikes on 7/8/2020
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 10.00 Miles Duration: N/A

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Make Up Entry
By MikeHikes on 6/24/2020
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 8.80 Miles Duration: N/A

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Make Up Entry
By MikeHikes on 6/9/2020
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 10.20 Miles Duration: N/A

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Make Up Entry
By MikeHikes on 6/5/2020
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 8.60 Miles Duration: N/A

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