South Shore Playground Parking Area to Burkett Park and Back

Crested Caracara from a distance
Not the best photo but it is a Crested Caracara.
User: MikeHikes - 12/31/2018

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 7.10 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours


Out       Playground parking area > Chaparral > Winding Snake > Burkett park       3.1 miles

Return   Burkett park > WS to LL Connector > Lanky Lackey > Nature Loop > Tasajilla Flats > Playground parking area     4.0 miles

Temps started at 41, ended at 45.  Sunny with a few wispy clouds, steady 20+ mph WNW wind.

Last hike of 2018 on wet and muddy trails.  Nobody else on the trails and no other cars in the parking lots when I arrived or departed.  The wind kept the birds low to the ground except for a group of Crested Caracaras flying high and away from me (photo attached).  This is the second time I've seen these birds at the park; although the photo is not the best, it is proof they were there!

Stats for the year - 

Mileage on 01/07/2018     1946.5 miles with 250 log entries

Mileage on 12/31/2018     2324.5 miles with 295 log entries

Miles Hiked in 2018           378 miles with 45 log entries


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

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

Log Photos
Crested Caracara from a distance
Area around San Angelo State Park
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