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Desert Bloomapalooza, AZ
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30 by photographer avatarLosDosSloFolks
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Desert Bloomapalooza, AZ 
Desert Bloomapalooza, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2020
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking6.76 Miles 975 AEG
Hiking6.76 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.25 mph
975 ft AEG      30 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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1st trip
We normally enter this trail system from the Apache Wash Trailhead on the south end. Today we started up north at the Desert Hills Trailhead mainly because HAZ members @joebartels, @The_Eagle ,and @johnlp were up here 3 days ago and saw some great early spring wildflower bloomage. CW route shown in photoset. We did a second trip up the hill with the transmission towers using an unmarked trail to get in a little extra AEG.

We started out at 9am which turned out being a little late for comfort as it got very warm the last two or three miles. But...if we started any earlier the flowers would still be closed up and that's who we came to see. All the east facing slopes were loaded with poppies and the western slopes had the daisies. We photographed a lot of other flowers and I'll be busy trying to ID them for the photoset.

We are really liking this set of trails in the Sonoran Preserve North. Not the solitude of Spur Cross or the Tonto Forest north of town, but it's close to home, the tread is always in decent shape and one has a choice of no AEG to plenty of gain if you take in the hills and little summit trails. Bear in mind this coming from the perspective of a SloFolk retiree. :) Bottom line, it was good enough for Joe so come on up and enjoy the flowers.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Loads of Mexican poppies, African daisies, and lupine. With one more rain the desert should really pop with the Brittlebush and the other assorted wildflowers. Maybe another "superbloom" like last year will happen.
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