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Park Mid-section Burkett Park to Cougar Lookout

Agaraita Are Starting to Bloom!
Agaraita Are Starting to Bloom!
It's only February but the agarita are already beginning to bloom - to me, the blooms smell like a mixture of dust, mesquite smoke and honey - very intoxicating!!
User: MikeHikes - 2/21/2017

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 8.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes


Out      Burkett park > Suzanne's trail > Roller Coaster> West Potts Creek > Armadillo > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction > River Bend > service road (ENE) > Cougar Lookout      5.2 miles

Return Cougar Lookout > serice roads (WSW) > Burkett Trail > Burkett park     3.0 miles

Temp 60 at start, 79 at end, steady WNW breeze, sunny.

Very leisurely hike along mostly dry trails.  The intoxicating smell of blooming agarita bush was in the air!  To me it smells like dust, mesquite smoke and honey - I wish they sold it in a can!

Trails are easy to traverse as the vegetation has not yet grown.  LOTS of Black Throated Sparrows and White Crowned Sparrows are out.  Many of the birds are singing as they look for mates.  Not much else to report but all in all, it was a very pleasant hike.


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

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

Shade and info kiosk available at Cougar Lookout

Log Photos:
Agaraita Are Starting to Bloom!
Agaraita Are Starting to Bloom!

Area around San Angelo State Park

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