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Old 04-03-24, 09:51 PM
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Last for now... California Poppies in a super bloom defy man!
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Last for now... California Poppies in a super bloom defy man!
I think it might be time for another wildflower ride soon. Any idea when they should be peaking?
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Well, we had bouts of rain, hail and snow (that wouldn't stick) today in the AV - so not this weekend. We're mid-30s for temp. The extra rain and cool temperatures we've had off and on the past couple of months aren't helping with germination I have to guess because usually we see a good start by now, but it's a smattering through the neighborhoods and on the sides of roads. January 27 I got some road side starting photos heading out to the Poppy Reserve - then we had more bouts of rain and cold spells. But when we get some I'll post a current photo to update. But for now a couple photo of the almost exactly a year ago
Before you get to the Reserve

Coyote country - hide small dogs
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Originally Posted by Biker395
I think it might be time for another wildflower ride soon. Any idea when they should be peaking?
We ride out to the Poppy Reserve regularly, today's results (04/06/2024). There are a lot of tourist bus patrons and folk who came from far who are sorely disappointed. With yesterday's rain/hail/snow and high 30's temperatures at 9:00 this morning what few poppies that are here, were in hiding. Temps are supposed to get into high 70's low 80's this week and hold about there for a bit. So I would put off a visit for at least til next weekend, if not two weeks. besides, by then I may have better news. Although even if you come up here, some of the better fields are actually a couple miles before you get to the reserve - around the Munz Ranch Road juncture... they should be having the honey sale stands out there too...

The road into the Poppy Reserve (04/06/2024)

Fields near Reserve (04/06/2024)

and because each year I try to get some showing the poppies growing from road cracks (04/06/2024)
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Took a quick bike break and was feeding this guy grass from my open hand. Super friendly and couldn’t get enough.

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How did you get that flower to stand still?
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Old 04-10-24, 09:54 AM
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Nice day for a ride to the beach!
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Just moved to Greenville, SC. I will be loading this place up with pics almost daily. Bike is Surly Lowside 1x1. Place is the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Obviously it is SPRINGTIME!
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From the top of Mt Hamilton yesterday (10-April).

The farthest visible mountains are the Sierra Nevada, quite far away (about 125 miles). The white stuff is snow. It's very rare to be able to see that far:

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04/12/2024 Reserve starting to really bloom but rain expected Saturday afternoon and a bit on Sunday with temp drop - so again, maybe not the weekend to visit for blooms.
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Love the snow peaks in the back
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Ride to the Sun

I love getting up early, and riding to watch the sunrise.



Sunrise over Lake Michigan
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