The Carrizo Plains Super Bloom
During the duration of my time spent at the Carrizo National Monument, I kept thinking to myself, "How in the heck did I not know about this?" The Carrizo Plains Super Bloom was exactly as it states: super. It left me speechless at times. There were blooms that went so far back into the fields, you couldn't see where they ended. I have never seen anything like this before. I stayed in San Luis Obispo for the weekend to make the drive there more accessible. (It would take you 5 hours to get there from San Francisco) From SLO, it only takes an hour and a half. Well without further adieu, here are the blooms!
Some things to note: get gas before turning on highway 58, bring snacks + water, there are not a lot of hikes its more of driving + pulling over, and lastly the end of the 7-mile drive is not a paved road, so bring your SUV if you have one.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the blooms. You are sharing this experience with a bunch of other happy people that have radiant smiles on their faces. Go and see this beautiful place soon!