Death Valley Is Having A Rare And Magical ‘Super Bloom’
Death Valley is the hottest, driest place on the entire North American continent.
But once every 10 years or so, something magical happens: The valley explodes with a rare floral “super bloom,” in which its native plants literally spring to life.
Travelers are driving in from all around to catch what some experts call a once-in-a-lifetime event, a rare chance to see an arid valley covered in brilliantly-colored flowers. According to the Los Angeles Times, it’s been 11 years since Death Valley was so “full of life.”
To see the super bloom for yourself, hitch a ride to eastern California, where the park straddles the state border with Nevada. Once inside, take a scenic drive to some of the park’s preferred flower-viewing spots, or grab a campsite and spend a night under the desert stars. The National Park Service continually updates a Death Valley flower map to guide your journey.
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