Tag Archives: California Desert

Wildflower blooms, wildlife and scenery in the California desert!

Wildflowers bloom in perfusion in february in northeastern part of Death Valley.

Death Valley, Joshua Tree National Parks offer wildflower blooms, wildlife and other-worldly scenery Tired of chilly mornings and frosty windshields? Use the late winter/spring to take a road trip to the California desert for wildflower blooms, exotic wildlife and stunning scenery. Our destination includes two stunning national parks, Death Valley and Joshua Tree, and several [...]

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Bucket list travel updates in the Western United States for the new year, Part 2

Crater Lake's azure blue waters frame Wizard Island at the lake's southwest corner.

Western US travel “musts”, update your bucket list for the new year, Part 2 Over the last two weeks we have offered 12 ultimate travel destinations in California and half a dozen additional western state’s destinations, suggested month by month. Here are the final six suggestions for the western US: August, the Volcano tour: Take [...]

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The strange and alien plants of our California deserts!

The Mojave Yucca, which sends a stalk to 12 feet with full bloom.

Pink flowers along the hike up Borrego Palm Canyon The odd Ocotillo plant, which, with just a bit of rain, blooms and sends these blossoms off to provide seeds for future germination. The Mojave Yucca, which sends a stalk to 12 feet with full bloom. Creosote Bush in partial bloom. Chollo cactus in the desert [...]

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