Let's escape the heat and go hang out under the redwoods! This will be a 6-mile hike (with one moderately steep hill), with a break in the middle to lounge around by a swimming hole on the San Lorenzo River. Hiking boots aren't really necessary; good sport sandals or canvas sneakers might be more to the point. As usual, bring water, lunch, and carpool/park entrance money. Meet at carpool point #8.
Directions to LPSS carpool point #8 (Homestead Square in Cupertino): Exit 280 onto Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd (De Anza Blvd) towards Sunnyvale (north). First left on Homestead. Shopping center is on left side. Pass RiteAid and the PW Market, and continue to the north end of the shopping center. Park along the Homestead side, near Carl's Jr.