Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 10, 2018

Sierra Foothills Wildflowers: Electra Rd.

Where to Photograph in California  has new wildflower report

Electra Road is a wildflower spot on Highway 49 where it crosses North Fork of the Mokelumne River. Right now is a great time to go to see hillsides of Foothill Poppies (Eschscholzia caespitosa). The best are just a few hundred yards up the road from the highway. Note that this is a very narrow road.

There also are very good displays on the hillsides around the area, including along the highway, right around Electra Road. Unfortunately, these other displays (which can be seen from several miles away as you approach from the south) are far up in the hills, viewable only from a distance. But the color is gorgeous.

These are best viewed midday to mid afternoon, when the poppies are open and he sun hits these west and southwest facing hills

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