Early spring is the sweetest time of year to see the California deserts painted in a colorful profusion of wildflowers. Here are five desert valleys that bloom in February, March or April each year. 1. Death Valley National Park It seems impossible that the...

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  • One flight closer to space tourismOne flight closer to space tourism
    Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
  • Police confiscate 4-foot, 2-pound marijuana joint
    California police confiscated a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times. As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police confiscate things like bongs and dime bags. More
  • Family of assaulted Calif. teen who committed suicide planning legal action
    The attorney for the family of a California girl who committed suicide after she was sexually battered and then cyberbullied with a humiliating photo plans to file a civil action against the suspects Monday. More
  • Nevada's solution to Mental Health Issues - Put them on a bus to California with instructions to call 911 when they get there.Nevada's solution to Mental Health Issues - Put them on a bus to California with instructions to call 911 when they get there.
    By the time his Greyhound bus hissed to a stop on Richards Boulevard in Sacramento on the morning of Feb. 12, James Flavy Coy Brown was in a mild panic. It was 6:30 a.m., 15 hours and 11 stops after a taxi had scooped him up in front of Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, where he had spent the previous 72 hours, and deposited him at a bus station. More
  • Long lines as Powerball arrives in CaliforniaLong lines as Powerball arrives in California
    When America got Powerball fever last November, Californians felt left out. Many asked friends in other states to buy tickets, and some even drove to the Arizona border when the jackpot for the multistate game reached $587.5 million. On Monday, Californians no longer had to worry about crossing state lines, because Powerball finally came to the state. More
  • It's the unplanned fun that kids love on family's ... - Los Angeles Times
    ... rapid — zigzagged down through 2,500 feet of wildflowers and pines. ... Instead, they talked about places we'd stumbled upon, such as these
    07/4/2015 - 12:02 pm | View Link
  • Wonder-filled trip of a lifetime along the Alaska Highway - Los Angeles Times
    Purple and yellow wildflowers carpet the roadsides; ... Small towns flew by, places where residents told us, "I thank God every day I'm lucky
    07/4/2015 - 12:02 pm | View Link
  • New Event Series: Aspire Adventure Running - Northwest Runner
    ... from the adventure and experience of travelling in wild places.” Runners ... peaks, consume ripe huckleberries, and be dazzled by blazing ...
    07/4/2015 - 4:18 am | View Link
  • Racy Reno is the new Las Vegas - Brisbane Times
    ... of the city's retro signage: the sort people in other places are kicking ... s many mountain biking trails through outrageous wildflowers and ...
    07/3/2015 - 10:53 am | View Link
  • Zimmer: Nearby county parks are wilderness gems Jun 2, 2015 - Sheboygan-Press
    ... less Some of the best places to explore in east-central and northeast ... Decorated with colorful spring wildflowers during spring and early ...
    07/3/2015 - 5:09 am | View Link
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  • 7 incredible places within 150 miles of Denver
    We found 7 incredible places within 150 miles of Denver ... it's 12-13 miles of incredible scenery that includes South Willow Falls, fields of wildflowers and awe-inspiring scenery. BONUS: You can take a side trip to Eccles Pass (a great destination ...
    07/3/2015 - 3:22 am | View Link
  • 6 places to see 'extravagantly beautiful' flowers at Mount Rainier
    I've seen trails with denser flowers but never one with such variety. The trail had the widest variety of wildflowers I have ever seen blooming all in one spot. We saw lupine, daisies, gentian, columbine, magenta paintbrush, elephant's head, tiger lilies ...
    06/30/2015 - 9:01 pm | View Link
  • Haunted Places; California’s Fairy Falls
    Small shooting range 1/4 mile up Waldo Rd. before reaching the trail head. Spenceville is a foothill oak and grassland area notable for many species of birds and wildflowers; for example the poppy, yellow mariposa lily, Calochortus luteus is found in the ...
    06/30/2015 - 12:58 pm | View Link
  • The Channel Islands are rocks, but not hard places
    And the vegetation — large swaths of wildflowers, heather and grass — was defanged. On the ferry ride over, I stood on the aft deck and watched Guernsey recede. (At only five kilometres away, I still see you!) A man named Sibs struck up a conversation ...
    06/25/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Wildflowers blanket Echo Basin, Browder Ridge in Old Cascades
    And while the wildflowers are probably the main attraction ... the meadow (marked by a bridge crossing over Echo Creek), with the trail so overgrown in places that you can't see your feet. Overall, I'd rate this hike moderate, and probably wouldn't ...
    06/24/2015 - 9:27 am | View Link
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  • Top 10 Places to View Wildflowers in Italy- Wildflower ...
    While tramping through Italy, I have been rewarded with seeing beautiful wildflowers all year round – you just have to choose the season and the place, so don’t ...
    07/5/2015 - 11:33 am | View Website
  • Photo Contest
    The fine print: By entering this contest you understand that the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, anyone acting on behalf of the Wildflower Center, or its ...
    07/5/2015 - 3:48 am | View Website
  • Best Places To See Southern California Wildflowers « CBS ...
    You can stop and smell the roses anytime, but this is the time to see some wildflowers. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of LA/OC
    07/4/2015 - 11:59 pm | View Website
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center focused on protecting and preserving North America's native plants through native plant lists and image galleries, conservation ...
    07/4/2015 - 10:26 pm | View Website
  • Wildflower Bread Company
    530 E. Piccadilly Drive, Flagstaff, AZ - (928) 233-5010
    07/4/2015 - 7:49 pm | View Website
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