Let's go for the longer version of the Henry Cowell hike! This one covers about 8 miles, with moderate hills and a variety of environments, from redwoods to scrublands to knee-deep water. Yes, it's one of those river-crossing hikes, so break out the shorts and amphibious footwear*! After an adventurous morning, we'll break for lunch by the river, and spend a bit of time lounging. There will be an opportunity for swimming (not mandatory).
As usual, bring water, lunch, and carpool/park entrance money.
* AcmeTM Walk-On-Water Boots not recommended.
Meet at carpool point #2.
Directions to LPSS carpool point #2 (Los Gatos Public Parking Lot): Exit 17 onto Saratoga Ave (Highway 9) west in Los Gatos. Go past first light (University), then take the first right into the free public parking lot. Meet near the Saratoga Ave end of the lot.