hiking in topanga
since we're staying in topanga (and it seemed a very california thing to do) we went for a little hike near our cabin. let me stress the word "little"- our destination was eagle rock, but it was very hot and there wasn't a lot of shade on the path (did i mention it was all uphill?). instead of finishing our route, we darted off into the woods (with shade!) and roamed around without purpose. it was still fantastic- every 15 steps is a lookout point with breathtaking views.
these mystical people had the right idea- horses would've been a godsend.