We're experiencing a rather wet winter, considering the drought-like conditions most of the west has been going through for over a decade.
We received some rain in Sept. when temps were still warm, then several storms this winter, including some lasting several days.
So, we should have at least a good season of blooms, if not an excellent one.
When, is a good question, it depends partly on when it begins to warm up. If we have a number of days in Feb were temps approach 80F, that could trigger an early bloom, otherwise, any time in March is typical.
We offer hikes in several of the areas that have good displays, including Indian Canyons, Whitewater Canyon Preserve, (even the road leading there), Coachella Valley Preserve, and the south entrance area of Joshua Tree NP.
We hope to show you what a desert wildflower bloom can look (& smell) like.
Happy hiking, Scott / chief guide