(photo credit: Megan Murphy)Eventually a total of 21 vehicles sporting Explorers flag window stickers arrived at the rendezvous spot for this year's Surprise Adventure. We parked next to the San Andreas Fault alongside Soda Lake Road on the South end of the Carrizo Plain. After a brief discussion about the area and distributing maps the group dispersed and drove North.
(photo credit: Megan Murphy)We came to view the super-bloom and were not disappointed.
(photo credit: Keira Banks)
(photo credit: Megan Murphy)Most of the group stopped at Traver Ranch.
(photo credit: Keira Banks)The shadows lengthened as we set up camp amid a blanket of blooms.
This particular night was the 365th for me in our Four Wheel Camper. Difficult to wrap my brain around the fact that in the last ten years I have spent 1/10th of those nights sleeping in a camper.
(photo credit: Keira Banks)Keira captured an image of our camper in the morning light.