I sell real estate, and it's a very dog-eat-dog world. This hike is my little getaway. I live in Lomita, and in 20 minutes I can be in the middle of nowhere. I started traipsing through these hills as soon as my friends and I got our driver's licenses, but I've been doing this particular hike for three years -- the terrain is slightly hilly, and it has beautiful ocean and golf course views. You can be burned out, but once you get out there and breathe the salt air, it does a world of good. We start at an elevation of 600 feet, then walk down to sea level and go back up. Sometimes we spot nude sunbathers. One vista that we seek out used to have a house from the 1930s, but it burned down a couple of months ago. It's on a nice bluff. Our ultimate goal is Inspiration Point, where there's an archery range and a nice big shady pepper tree at the bottom. We've had some pretty good birthday celebrations under that tree.