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
  • Cocktails and cots on horseback safari into Colorado's back country - Los Angeles Times
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  • Author’s 10 picks from new Washington ‘Classic Hikes’ guide - Longview Daily News
    Come in spring when brilliant wildflowers make this peak a painted ... This classic loop to one of the most famed places within the Olympic
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  • Sam Cook: A pack full of tips for taking the kids camping - Sacramento Bee
    THE BIKES If bikes are permitted, campgrounds are great places for kids ... her off the ground far enough so the grass and wildflowers don't tickle
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  • SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST: Wild places recovering after Lake fire
    Scattered throughout the burned rolling wash drainage near Heart Bar Meadow, also known as Big Meadow, foot-high manzanita, locust plants, grasses and wildflowers grew. “These are the first types of plants that grow after a fire,” said Granger.
    07/29/2016 - 9:35 am | View Link
  • Wildflowers are popping off, best places in Summit County to view them
    wildflowers are all over the mountains right now, but some places in Summit County are better than others if you want to get your flower fix this season. Mid- to late July is usually the best time to see blooms in all of the High Country areas. In forests ...
    07/23/2016 - 2:11 pm | View Link
  • The best places to see California wildflowers this year -- thank you, El Niño
    Driving along the Monterey County coastline, I have to reach for my sunglasses on this cloudy spring morning. It's not sunshine that makes me squint. It's the ice plant that carpets the hillsides in full fuchsia bloom, shades so vibrant they almost hurt ...
    04/6/2016 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • The 5 Best Places to Spot Spring Wildflowers
    April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes, and El Niño rains can bring on even more spectacular wildflowers than usual. So head to the desert, the mountains, or the coast to catch spring in all of its flowering glory. This winter’s above ...
    04/6/2016 - 7:04 am | View Link
  • Best places to see Arizona's wildflowers
    Growing up in Ohio I always feuded with winter, a cantankerous, disagreeable season. Since moving to Arizona, I’ve taken great delight in spending every February day I can rambling around the desert in shorts and T-shirt searching for signs of wildflowers.
    02/18/2016 - 6:01 am | View Link
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  • Wildflowers | Wildflowers Bed & Breakfast, Salt Lake City Utah
    1891 Victorian listed on National Register of Historic Places. Five rooms with prices and accommodation specifics. Nearby attractions, and directions and map.
    07/25/2016 - 11:08 pm | View Website
  • Top 10 Places to See Spring Wildflowers in Arizona | See ...
    Who would guess that in the Spring, wildflowers bloom in profusion, even in the deserts areas of Arizona? Yet Arizona is famous for its yearly displays of
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  • Arizona Spring Wildflowers: 6 Best Places to around ...
    Beautiful photos! I had never seen the spring wildflowers of the Arizona desert! These are great places to visit, especially for those looking for something fun to do ...
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  • Wildflowers | Furnace Creek Resort
    Wildflower bloom in Death Valley National Park. Despite the dry, hot summer conditions in Death Valley, springtime often brings a luscious bloom of colorful wildflowers.
    07/24/2016 - 4:00 pm | View Website
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    You can stop and smell the roses anytime, but this is the time to see some wildflowers.
    07/23/2016 - 4:22 pm | View Website
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