Rockin’ the outdoor Rorschach test

On the Trail

I’m out looking for some peace and quiet along a trail I’ve never traversed before in the Lang Ranch/Woodridge Open Space area in Thousand Oaks. The area is a quirky marriage of well-groomed subdivision and rugged trails. So there’s a bit of high velocity hiking required to out-distance the leaf blower and tree trimmer racket.

In a half-mile or so, I find myself looking not at uniform cinder-block walls draped in exotic trumpet vines but at natural rock outcroppings fringed in wild oats. ...

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