After years of extreme drought in California, we were finally blessed with a badly needed wet winter. You could say that we got more rain than we bargained for. It rained a lot, resulting in breached dams, landslides and flooding.
Despite the devastation caused by the winter storms, there is a silver lining (other than the fact that we are no longer in a severe drought): the wild flowers of California’s inland deserts have come to life, thriving after the winter’s heavy downpours. News outlets such as CNN, NPR and the LA Times have been building the hype of this excellent flower season, coining it “the super bloom.” The super bloom seems to be the hot topic at the moment, as everyone and their mother has been hastily flocking to the desert to get their new Facebook profile pictures before the heat of summer shrivels up the flowers.
In the mood for a fun adventure, I was intrigued by the wild flower hype as well. I decided that I had to head out to Anza Borrego and see what this super bloom business is all about with my own two eyes.
Anza Borrego Slot Canyon & Wind Caves
Looking at flowers is cool and all, but thirty minutes of frolicking in flowers doesn’t exactly merit a two hour drive. We took advantage of being in Anza Borrego and hit two more spots in the park: Slot Canyon and Wind Caves.