So we had to go see for ourselves.
The golden Poppy of our golden state with ‘Melanie-Poppy’, the prettiest poppy of them all. I wasn’t surprised to arrive at Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore with hundreds of other visitors armed with cameras and selfie-sticks (this is Southern California after-all, crowds and traffic awaits you wherever you may go). The hills were definitely not as lush with the poppy’s as I had seen on the internet. I also didn’t do too much hiking to discover what else might lie beyond the next peak either. Plus, I’m sure quite a number of the poppy’s had been trampled. 🙁 They are on the endangered plant list so I hope we don’t love them to death, or rather extinction.