From this morning’s Mercury News:

If you’ve got a mind to do one crazy thing this summer, try hiking in the hot sun at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve.

The park in the Santa Cruz Mountains west of Los Altos Hills is vista-rich in all seasons, but it has a certain visual splendor in early summer — when the green forests provide an excellent contrast to the golden hills — that tempts a hiker to venture out on warm days more wisely spent in a cool redwood forest.

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