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California’s next superblooms
Grab your camera, said Laura Randall in The Washington Post. California received a lot of rain this fall and winter, so wildflowers are erupting across the state this spring. Death Valley is predicted to be bloomless, but Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is currently experiencing a superbloom—the rare profusion of flowers that occurs once every 10 or 15 years. That crowd-drawing bloom peaks before mid-March, but Joshua Tree National Park, another must-see destination this year, is topping out later, said Deb Hopewell in Afar.com. To follow the flowers, seek higher elevations as the season goes on. The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve should see a superbloom beginning in April. At that 1,800-acre paradise north of Los Angeles, “the rolling hills blanketed in poppies can seem to go on forever.” Pinnacles National Park is showiest in May, while in Mono County, the Eastern Sierra will blaze with “every hue of the color wheel” from late May through July.