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Chasing Wild Flowers in Central Coast California


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Spring has finally sprung in Southern California! And I could not be any more excited about this season. My eyes goes googley every time I just drive around town and see patches of beautiful wild flowers across the hills and mountains of Southern California. Another favorite of mine during this season is the perfect temperature to go anywhere and do anything. Not to mention that my girly outfits are finally out of the closet again. See you later boots!

The past few weeks of March and April my adventures were nothing but hunting for wild flowers, hats, sandals and spring dresses. I started my wild flowers hunting a month ago in Lancaster which was honestly turned out as a total buzz kill after finding out that there’s not much to see in Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve due to the drought. Next, was in Figueroa Mountain in Santa Ynez Valley, which also almost turned out as kind of a fail as well since there’s not much of them anymore. And that’s when I learned that chasing flowers is NOT easy, especially if you have been dreaming of having that photo of you playing in the meadows with your flowy pastel dress and sandals while holding your hat.

To chase these beautiful wild flowers in Central Coast California, you must set a day for a hike in able to see the good ones. I suggest hiking the top of Grass Mountain (9 miles roundtrip) and see all the California Poppies paint this mountain gold. Second, you must go on a perfect time as some wild flowers closes their petals on the afternoon just like California Poppies. Don’t go too early or too late, California Poppy protects their pollen during the afternoon till the next morning. And lastly, prepare to drive your way into them.

And boy, ohhh boy…just like chasing waterfalls, wherever your hike, your time and drive takes you, once you get caught up with all these beautiful wild flowers…they’re totally worth all the sweat…

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