In past years, we were more on the ball with getting this organized
But if you are anywhere near Carrizo Plains National Monument right now... You gotta go and check it out.
A field report has just been received... The Best viewing areas are here:
1) Intersection of Hwy 58 @ Shell Creek Rd.
2) Valley floor along Soda Lake Rd into the monument.
3) Taking the Panorama Rd east from Soda Lake Rd to Elkhorn Rd.
4) Traveling north on Elkhorn Rd towards Hwy 58.
Here is a photo gallery shot in the last few days
-- some of the best color I've seen in years!
(Photo by Chris Hartzell)
and... of course, Carol's site is still the breaking news site for wildflower sightings in California... (Weirdly, she has removed all of this year's reports -- and left a cryptic note on the home page... you might find it interesting to read what she wrote... but mostly it's just peculiar)
Desert USA's wildflower field reports are coming in too!
And I am "officially" playing hooky tomorrow and heading for Ashford Mills to see the wildflowers in Death Valley -- photos will be on the way!