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South Shore Playground Parking Area to Burkett Park and Roadrunner Loop

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This roadrunner ran in front of me on the Tasajilla Flats trail. He'd occasionally turn and squawk at me for having the nerve to follow him.
User: MikeHikes - 5/16/2017

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 10.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Comments:

Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Burkett park      3.6 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett park > Winding Snake (20 yards) > Suzanne's Trail (W) > Lanky lackey > Nature Loop > Tasajilla Flats > Playground parking area   3.7 miles

Leg 3 - Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area  2.9 miles

Temp 72 to start, 88 at end.  Overcast then sunny, humid and strong WSW wind.

Park personnel have been busy !  Most of the trails have been mowed although Red Dam Loop still needs a trim.  The trails are much easier to traverse.  While you still have to watch for snakes, now it is easier to do.  Speaking of which, a park attendant told me a HUGE rattler had been killed recently - still haven't seen any this year.

I saw a fairly large number of Nighthawks flying around.  Lots of other birds including a Vermillion Flycatcher, a Painted Bunting, lots of sparrows, Mockingbirds, et al.  For some reason I haven't seen many raptors.

A good hike nonetheless!

NOTES

Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.

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

Water and toilets available at the mid-way point of Roadrunner Loop.

Water and shade available at numerous campsites running alongside Roadrunner Loop.

 

 



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