The Death Valley Superbloom Trip
9 Days in southern California, mostly in Death Valley National Park
The focus of this trip was the wildflower superboom in Death Valley. The superbloom is a once-in-a-decade event, caused by heavy rains in the months leading up to late Winter and early Spring in Death Valley and the rest of the Mojave Desert. Out of nine days, I spent six of them in Death Valley, enjoying the wildflowers, sightseeing, and hiking various trails. The trip begins and ends in Los Angeles, and includes a few other areas like Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park -- plus a hike up to the Hollywood sign.
Arriving in LA, and a little exploring
On Day 1, I arrived at SNA - John Wayne Airport in the Santa Ana/Anaheim area of Los Angeles. I spent the rest of the day fighting traffic and figuring out my way around -- but I did manage to pay a visit to the Griffith Observatory in the hills above Hollywood.