CAUTION: Please bring enough sports drink and water. At least 3L per person. It's hot and not much shade on the trail.
Part of the Mt. Whitney Training.
From Los Gatos to San Jose on the Overgrown Trail. Incredible views of the whole Bay area from the top of Mount Sombroso.
It's an out-and-back hiking. The elevation change will be doubled.
Elevation: 2999 ft / 914 m
This will go from Novitiate Park (end of Jones Road).
Course: Jones Trail over to the Alma Bridge Road, left on Alma Bridge to the Overgrown Trail (aka Limekiln Trail). Overgrown to top of Mount Sombroso and down Woods Trail to Hicks Road. And all the way back.
Parking on the street, plenty of spaces
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/92419983/ (note I made a mistake by setting the out-and-back twice on the map)
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=... (google map)
Carpool: $10 per car, shared by driver and passengers.
Cupertino Sears Parking Lot, 8:00am
driver 1: Leo + 3 passengers (David, Katie)
driver 2: Yanming + 3 passengers
Milpitas Ranch 99, 8:00am
driver 1: Fan Heq + 3 passengers (sylvia)