I have hiked extensively in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
What kind of outdoor experience do you have?
Hiking, backpacking, car camping and more.
What points of interest would you enjoy searching for? Examples might be abandoned cabins and sawmills, plane crashes, mountain summits, endangered species, forgotten resource artifacts..
Any point of interest that is new.
Occasionally situations arise where transgressing dense vegetation is required. Are you comfortable with this level of physical involvement?
Been there, done that. No problem.