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Wildflower Reports Mojave NP 2020 - Amboy Area - RT 66

March 11, 2020 DUSA reports: The area is getting rain this week. Some wildflowers are blooming.

March 1, 2020 DUSA reports: Some wildflowers on North Amboy Road south of Amboy. Also some wildflowers along Kelbaker Road.

Jan 2, 2020 Smithy reports: Rush milkweed blooming today. Multiple plants in a wash, near Amboy. Specifics: ~1 mi north of Route 66, just west of Kelbaker Rd.


Wildflower Reports Mojave NP 2019 - Amboy Area - RT 66

Dec 23, 2019 DesertUSA reports: Rain in forecast and some snow on the ground.

Dec 1, 2019 DesertUSA reports: Rain in the forecast for this week. Some flash floods last week near Goffs, CA. Rain in the Amboy area.

Nov 14, 2019 DUSA reports: One inch of rain in Goffs, Ca on eastern edge of the Mojave NP. Rain on the way to Amboy new sign.

April 26, 2019 Steve reports: Scented penstemmon, apricot mallow and sand Verbena along Cima and cedar Canyon roads in the Mohave National Preserve.

March 26, 2019 Mark reports: Dead Mountians Wilderness (east side along Needles Hywy)
Near 39100-38406 Needles Hwy, Needles, CA 92363 (Google Map Link)

March 25, 2019 Kris reports: The Amboy Crater area has some really nice blooms right now.  Not a wide variety of species and you can see some are fading already, and some are just coming in.  This is not like the superbloom of 2017, not as widespread or as dense.  But very nice.  I also went to Mojave National Preserve – Essex and the paved portion or Black Canyon, then Kelbaker from the 40 to the 15.  Lovely drive but minimal flowers visible from the road.  photos 3/23/19


March 25, 2019 Sara reports: Photos taken in San Bernadino Count, CA: This location is ~ 3 mi south of Arrowhead Junction (past Goffs Rd but north of Klinefelter) on the east side of the RR tracks off Route 95. You can see the patches of yellow from 95. (Google Map Link)

March 22, 2019 Ana reports: Amboy Road on Wednesday March 20. Extensive fields of flowers blooming all around that area going towards 29 palms Joshua Tree National park. 

March 22, 2019 Wesley reports: The Sheephole Mountains along Amboy Road, with large purple carpets of lupine with some dandelion lining the road on the way to the pass (north and south, but better on the south) and extending far out into the desert on both sides of the road. The road is busier than you might think, with precious few places to pull over, so be careful. Amboy Crater was OK for a midday hike, no landscape grade material but some nice primrose-verbena sandbanks along the trail.

March 22, 2019 Scott reports: Photos were taken along Amboy Road from 29 Palms to Amboy Crater on 03/18/2019

March 18, 2019 Scott reports: Amboy Crater, March 16th, Sony a7 w/ Spiratone Plura-Coat 20mm lens.

March 15, 2019 Sup reports: March 13, there are tons of flowers blooming at Amboy Crater in the Mohave preserve. Fields of flowers. Sand Verbena, desert gold, evening primroses, saw one 5 spot, but lots of plants with buds, purple mat, and many more. Very beautiful hike around the crater.

March 8, 2019 DesertUSA reports: Wildflowers have started in the Amboy Crater area and along Rt 66. (map)

Amboy Crater

Amboy Crater

Feb 23, 2019 DesertUSA reports: The storm early this week brought both snow and rain to the Preserve and the Amboy area.

Feb 6, 2019 Mojave National Preserve reports: We are starting to see some early blooms of desert wildflowers in and near the Preserve. Recent rainstorms have likely helped this along. Although peak bloom usually occurs March - April, you may spot flowers at other times of year in various locations.

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Jan 14, 2019 DesertUSA reports: Rain is in the forecast for the next three days; this should improve the outlook for wildflowers in the area.

Jan 6, 2019 DesertUSA reports: Not much in bloom at this date. Some areas along Amboy Road are showing some green, it's still early.


Jan 1, 2019 DesertUSA reports: The area received some rain in December. We're making a trip out here later this week and will update with current conditions and pictures.




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