I drove up the highway into the mountains.
When the paved road ended I continued driving on a dirt path.
A 2000 Toyota Camry is tougher than one might think! But eventually I would continue on foot. Don’t want to get stuck in a rut way the heck out there.
But the best part was just being far outside the city, far outside the normal paths, with no other human for many a mile, outside the boundaries of certain municipal ordinances, as free as one can get in California.
It was glorious.