Hunting for Wildflowers

March 20, 2019  •  1 Comment

The Phoenix area had quite an unusual amount of rainfall in January, February, and March of 2019, and so we were gearing up for one of the best wildflower blooms in decades.  The local news was even calling it the Super Bloom!  I didn't want to miss it, so I took a half day of vacation on a Wednesday in late March and wandered off into the mountains to hunt for wildflowers.  It wasn't much of a hunt or a wander...  they were all over the place just as soon as I got out of town, and there were even some in my own backyard on North Mountain.

My short day trip took me up the Beeline Highway to Saguaro Lake, up and over Usery Pass, and then out into the Superstition Mountains past Canyon Lake along the Apache Trail.  I came back the same way.  About 150 miles of driving and a few miles of hiking.

Here are a few of the pictures that I captured along the way.

Mexican Gold PoppiesMexican Gold Poppies Near Saguaro LakeNear Saguaro Lake Blue Lupine near Saguaro LakeBlue Lupine near Saguaro Lake Desert Globe Mallow at Usery PassDesert Globe Mallow at Usery Pass Lupine Along the Apache TrailLupine Along the Apache Trail Lupine Along the Apache TrailLupine Along the Apache Trail Along the Apache TrailAlong the Apache Trail

Thank you for reading and I hope you get out there and join the hunt!


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Jon Hobgood(non-registered)
Scott, love your pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us! Was great golfing with you this week, too! You are a man of many talents! Later Jon
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