Linda Palmer, Santa Monica Mountains trailblazer and equestrian, dies at 80

FONDNESS FOR NATURE—The opening of the Backbone hiking trail from Kanan Road to Point Mugu was a happy time in the life of Linda Palmer, shown left holding a celebratory cake with Dave Gackenback of the National Park Service and Ruth Kilday of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
Linda Palmer of Calabasas, a longtime advocate for the Santa Monica Mountains, has died from cancer at the age of 80.
Palmer’s many contributions to the protection and management of the local mountains will be ...

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