After taking what I considered a scenic route, I ended up running out of road to walk on because the service drive turned into the freeway. I however had already walked a mile and didn't want to walk a mile back so I pressed on.
I ended up walking through tall grass towards a place under the freeway bridge hoping it wasn't another highway as it was fenced off. I found a path to walk down which led to an opening in the fence. I walked through and saw tall hills far from me but directly in front was a small muddy stream. I thought about walking back the way I came because being here seemed like a bad idea but I pressed forward anyway.
Under a bridge to the west I noticed a man and his collection of items. The man obviously lived there and was making water in the stream. I quickly walked east, to avoid contact and being sighted by the man. I was headed towards what I believed to be my destination somewhere near Greenfield.
I walked under a quiet little shadowy bridge where I couldn't even spot a bird or any other sign of life besides graffiti. On the other side of the bridge I had hoped to find an exit and wasn't disappointed.
"How the hell did I end up back here? Stupid shortcut!"