Tuesday, April 12, 2011

49 Palms Canyon-Flowers Galore!

This is always a great hike in the Spring and a good workout as well! People had told me there were lots of flowers up there right now, so I decided to check it out for myself. On my hike I saw Larkspur, Wild Heliotrope, Brittlebrush, Orange Mallow, Mojave Asters, Chia, Blue Phacelia, Lupines, Desert Lavender, Hedgehog Cactus blooms, Pincushion cactus and Beavertail blooming. You could call this the 'best bang for your buck' hike. A good time to go is early morning or late afternoon for great photos. I also ran into a very photogenic Chuckwalla who was kind enough to let me get some shots of him. Talk about 'prehistoric'. When you go, I'm sure you'll see even more flowers than I did. It seems, now with the warmer weather, things are really exploding. It's turning out to be a great year for flowers and this is only the start! (Click on the photos to make larger)

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