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Montana de Oro: The Mountain of Gold

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 23, 2013, 1:13 p.m.
Field of golden poppies at Montana de Oro

Photo: Mike Baird/Flickr

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Fields of golden poppies

Montaña de Oro means "Mountain of Gold" in Spanish and for good reason. During spring, the hillsides are covered in blankets of golden poppies, the California state flower.