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11 Super Photos from Super Bloom Anza Borrego

March 28, 2017
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Around the World with Justin
If you live in Southern California there’s no escaping two words right now –

SUPER BLOOM

What is #superbloom!? Beyond blowing up Instagram and being “the cool thing to do” over the weekend, it’s the trending phrase used to describe the abundance of wildflowers currently all over SoCal due to heavy winter rains. Perfect for hiking, picnics and camping – if you want to see it for yourself, act fast!

I was inspired to check out Super Bloom about a week ago when I saw my friend Sarah’s travel blog post on Facebook about her camping trip to Anza Borrego Desert State Park – located about 3 hours east of Los Angeles, 2 hours north of San Diego and 1 hour south of Palm Springs. On Travel Meow, Sarah shared great info on how to explore Anza Borrego in Borrego Springs, California (use it).

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After going, here’s my big Super Tip – with summer fast approaching, make sure to manage your expectations and Super Bloom hype. From all the talk, I imagined showing up to Anza Borrego and walking through Wizard of Oz-like fields of blooming flowers. It may have been like before, but wasn’t when I went. Regardless, it was still beautiful checking out pops of color in what is typically barren desert. My favorite part was having the ability to camp anywhere in Anza Borrego Desert State Park! I felt completely secluded and the starry sky rivaled what I once experienced in the Australian Outback.

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My 11 Super Photos from Super Bloom:

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If you want to explore Super Bloom before it’s too late, here are some hot spot destinations:

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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Lake Perris

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Lake Elsinore
Point Mugu State Park
Diamond Valley Lake

Camping at Anza Borrego? Here’s some gear essentials:

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6 Comments

  • Reply Kristin L. March 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    All those guide books I wrote on California and I’ve shamefully never been here! This looks gorgeous, and makes me even happier that spring is finally here.

    • Reply Justin Walter March 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      It’s an awesome place for backcountry camping! You can go anywhere, have a fire and enjoy shooting stars.

  • Reply jade March 28, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    First of all- STUD! Second, we are going this weekend! I can’t wait.

    • Reply Justin Walter March 30, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Why thank you Jade 😉 And woohoo! I hope this helps!! You guys are going to have a blast. If you need a fire pit: I got a $20 steel “garbage” bin at Home Depot that worked nicely and we just tossed it after.

  • Reply Christian August 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I missed Super Bloom by about a month this year. So disappointed!

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