Out - Playground Parking Area > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park 4.0 miles
Return - Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Playground Parking Area 3.1 miles
Temp started at 65, ended at 73. Sunny, few clouds, slight breeze.
Despite some rain earlier in the morning, I decided to hike. The trails were very muddy or at best, merely wet. Because of all the recent rains, the vegetation has grown a LOT! As of this morning, Tasajilla Flats was very overgrown (photo attached) as were parts of Winding Snake. I'm sure once the ground dries out, park personnel will be assigned to groom the trails so I advise anyone planning to hike, to first check with the park personnel and get the latest trail info.
A small group of Whitetail deer were spotted and I saw a pair of Yellow Billed Cuckoos, the first seen in a few years. There are still wildflowers and bee brush in bloom although I didn't see any cactus flowers at all. Surprising to me, there were few mosquitoes out. One more piece of good news - I saw no trash on the trails!!
Although it was not the best of hikes, it was better than sitting at home.
Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground Parking Area.
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.