Linda St. John
Linda St. John has been a longtime birdwatcher and interested in animals, wild plants, and the environment; but she was not a hiker until in her late 40s. She joined CVHC in 2000 and became the club's keeper of membership records in 2003. From 2002 to 2006 she led several easy/moderate hikes each year, and she has participated as a Hike Leader every year since 2002 in the annual Hike for Hope. In 2006 she retired and moved to the Temecula area, where she keeps a garden of California native plants. She is able to identify a large number of southern California wildflowers, and she collects the seeds and grows them. Several of her favorite local trails are in the Indian Canyons and the top of the Palm Springs Tram, but her favorite places she has ever hiked are in southern Utah. She leads an annual spring flower hike at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve in Murrieta.