Park rangers thought poppies had peaked last week, but nature had other plans. There are still no carpets of orange, but for wildflower enthusiasts there's reason to celebrate at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve:
This year's incredible snowfall in Northern California means skiing at Mammoth Mountain will last through the Fourth of July, but it might hamper plans of those with permits to climb Half Dome this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
The gates may have just opened to allow vehicle access on Mount Whitney Portal Road, but at this point in the year it's no surprise that snow still covers the majority of the trail to the tallest mountain in the continental United States.
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