When we visited Carrizo Plain at the end of March, the wildflower bloom was probably one week before its peak, and it was already incredible to see the sheer amount of wildflowers.

We had rather mixed weather conditions, it seemed like the clouds got stuck both over the Caliente Mountains to the west and the Temblor Range to the east, while the sky over the plain itself opened up occasionally. When the sun hit the yellow Hillside Daisies they really lit up! For sunset, the clouds from the west pushed in more, and only lit up very briefly. Satisfied and hungry, we headed towards Buttonwillow, where we stayed at a hotel for the night.

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