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The Caliente Range west of the Carrizo Plain
Carrizo Plain National Monument, California


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Flowers in the Caliente Range

Flowers in the Caliente Range

A closed road provides a level hiking route for miles along the crest of the Caliente Range.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Flowers in the Caliente Range

West from the Caliente Mountain Road, a rare treat viewing miles of wildflowers.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Looking east across the southern part of the Carrizo Plain, from Caliente Mountain Road.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Carrizo Plain super bloom from the Caliente Range

Carrizo Plain super bloom from the Caliente Range

A distant view of the super bloom on the Carrizo Plain, from Caliente Mountain Road.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Caliente Mountain Road hiking trail

Caliente Mountain Road hiking trail

Caliente Mountain Road, closed to vehicles, provides a long and nearly level hiking route along the crest of the Caliente Range.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Summit of Caliente Mountain Road above the Carrizo Plain

Summit of Caliente Mountain Road above the Carrizo Plain

Summit of the Caliente Mountain Road, a scenic drive from the Carrizo Plain to the top ridge of the Caliente Range.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Relatively few people who came to view the super bloom ventured up this steep unpaved road to the crest of the Caliente Range.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Carrizo Plain super bloom from the Caliente Range

Carrizo Plain super bloom from the Caliente Range

The narrow Caliente Mountain Road provided some of the best super bloom views in the Carrizo Plain area.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Lush green growth with many types of flowers resulted from the abundant 2016-17 winter rainfall.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Distinctive desert cone flowers, with their knee-high hollow flower stalks, were common east of the crest of the Caliente Range.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 19, 2017

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Dispersed camping is allowed on BLM land beyond the borders of Carrizo Plain National Monument. This idyllic site is one of several on the ridge above the Selby Campground.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 20, 2017

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Flowers in the Caliente Range

Amazing displays of wildflowers near the VORTEC site in the Caliente Range.

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

Date photographed: April 20, 2017

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