South Shore Roadrunner Loop and a Trash Pick-up

Small piece of Roadrunner Loop
The trail is designed for hikers only. It's pretty level with very modest inclines/declines and is mostly dirt with a few rocky places. O.C. Fisher reservoir (presently at 11% capacity) can be seen in the background.
User: MikeHikes - 12/27/2019

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.80 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Comments:

Leg 1 - Park road to park entrance and back.   2.8 miles

Leg 2 - Playground parking area > Roadrunner Loop > Playground parking area     3.0 miles

Temp was 64, heavy overcast and 10-15 mph wind.

As I drove along the park road to the entrance, I was saddened by the amount of trash lying along, and near, the road so I resolved to spend the first portion of today's hike picking it up.  I walked both sides of the road and filled a large black trash bag with empty beer bottles and cans, lots of fast food wrappers, a few Starbucks and AllSup's cups, plastic straws, innumerable cigarette butts (the Marlboro Man continues to ride!) and quite a bit of loose paper.  I'm sure in a day or so, there will be some trash to replace what was picked up but at least for the time I was there, the entire road to the park entrance was trash-free.

The hike along Roadrunner was good - the trail had been groomed and leveled in the recent past (photo attached).  I saw about a dozen white tail deer at various places on the trail, no bucks though.  A few birds were out but it was pretty quiet.

Not much else to report!

NOTES

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

Water and shade are available at various campsites along Roadrunner Loop and there are two shower houses/toilets along the route.



Log Photos
Small piece of Roadrunner Loop
Area around San Angelo State Park