The wildflowers are spectacular this spring, so let's go check out the "California Poppy Preserve" near Lancaster. We'll walk about 3 miles (200' vertical gain) and stop frequently to take photos. We'll have a picnic and those who want can check out the remainder of the Poppy Preserve afterwards.
-> California Poppy Preserve: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627
-> Wildflower report: https://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/ca.html
-> Musical Road: There's a "musical road" in Lancaster. Your car "plays" the music as you drive over the grooves on your way to the Poppy Preserve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_road
What to bring:
-> hiking shoes,
-> a windbreaker (it gets very windy there)
-> layered clothing
-> 2 liters water
-> snacks and something for the picnic (no alcohol)
-> camera (but professional photography requires a permit)
-> $10 to park in the reserve.
We'll meet in the parking lot of the California Poppy Preserve, which is located 1/2 mile north of the intersection of 150th St W & Lancaster Road: https://goo.gl/maps/SyAYHoqTAAv Look for Rolf, who'll be accompanied by two kids (a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old), wearing a Sierra Club cap.
Want Rolf's SMS phone number to help you find us at the poppy preserve? Sign up at sc2030.org and I'll email it to you the day before.