Saw some color heading up 288 into the Sierra Anchas...some desert marigold, globemallow, lupine and brittlebrush. Some other small purple flowers too but can't identify off the top of my head.
Nothing to drive 100 miles to see. Bad year for flowers
"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey