Pacific Peaks & Picnics
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.
Linda M Pyle

I am the author of two books, Pacific Peaks and Picnics: Day Journeys in San Diego County and Peaks, Palms and Picnics Day Journeys in the Mountains and Deserts of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, third printing, updated and revised 2011.

I am on a mission to get everyone on the planet to experience being out in nature in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley and in San Diego County. After all, we are part of nature. We are not outside or separate from nature. Right? After years of researching, and writing I have put together a system that: 1 Saves you time by putting together simple fun day journeys that can be done in four hours or less 2 Puts you in the right places that fit your interests and confidence level 3 Cuts through the chaos of internet information overload 4 Keeps you in control of vacation expenses with lots of free and inexpensive fun places to go 5 Gets you organized and well informed 6 Gives you an online support community and training videos to jump start your fun It’s okay. It’s safe. Let me help you. I know how to guide you there. Get reconnected to LIFE. I have a simple plan of freedom and connection. These books are my self-guided answer to your question, “What is there to love about visiting Palm Springs or San Diego County? Life is a journey.