I am subscribed to a newsletter from this old crank who is waging legal war against the city council and in this newsletter he lists things to do in town each week. There is an old cattle ranch near my house with a ton of trails that are closed to the public except 3 or 4 days out of the year and the newsletter advertised that today is one of those rare public days. So we went up there at 8am, got lost and hiked the wrong way out of a canyon, then backtracked and did a 700 m climb up to the rim of another canyon (our original goal). It was quite beautiful and the park rangers told us that on clear days you can see all the way to LA (45 miles) and the ocean from the top but it was a smoggy day so we didn't see any of that. Still, the hills were gorgeous and there was lots of cacti with pink fruits and it was super pleasant. I took some pictures but it was so smoggy that none of them are good. All told we hiked around 4 miles/6.5 km in rough terrain and got a good workout. This is an example of what some of the cacti looked like (not my picture): I was proud of how well I was doing until I got to the top and stopped to catch my breath just to see a little old lady with a walking stick had beaten me there without getting winded.