Natural history and western lore along remote back roads, historic city streets and ancient Indian trails in California’s Coachella Valley region. Each vignette includes travel routes for easy, moderate or strenuous hikes and simple recipes for delicious sandwiches, salads and desserts for the trail. This revised and expanded second edition also features the author’s photographs of many of her favorite destinations and scenic picnic spots.
30 “step by step” day journeys with 55 tempting recipes for your beach, mountain, or inland valley picnic. Benefit from her years of researching and exploring the region’s trails and discover the natural wonders of San Diego County. Includes travel routes for easy, moderate or strenuous journeys, directions to scenic, off-the-beaten-track picnic spots, and tips on how to plan a picnic.
Linda M. Pyle’s collection of short poems, quotes, and photos are meant to invite the reader to relax into their own creative uniqueness. On the left side of each page, Pyle archives a life immersed in nature with her photos of world sacred sites, sunsets, sunrises, beaches, birds,flowers, and favorite landscapes she has wandered on foot. On the right side of each page are her short revelatory poems and quotes, that are entry points to self-compassion and creative peace.
Your books are wonderfully different and REFRESHING!! The recipes are a nice touch too.
- Mark Farley, Elite Land Tours, Palm Springs
Your book will be good to promote especially to tourists visiting San Diego, it gives such a great overview of the topography of the area. The history side of it is important especially since we are in Old Town.
- Karen Abbott, Old Town Trading Company
I am an artist, so Linda’s chapter on the Indian Canyons were helpful in showing me beautiful places to capture images of the desert with my camera.
- D. Sullivan, Photographer & Artist