Joe sent me this:
I don't think Kellie can get a Monday off with the time she has remaining. Her last day is July 2nd. But I can see and we can work around that.
If Kellie can make it, I think Naomi Peak would be my first choice. It's the least elevation gain of all the choices, has lots of wildflowers (hopefully by then), the easiest trail and it's a county high point. If people want to camp the night before that's an option too. It does cost to pay for parking at the trailhead. I think the cost is $5. If Kellie can't make, I'll try to take her back on our own. We've already talked about Naomi as a hike before we leave.
Malan's Basin would probably be my second choice. If Kellie can't go, I can take Leo and it's all downhill the easy way on the tram, provided it's running then. I'd check before making that a choice. Of course we can just go up, then do a U-turn.
Cutler to Ben Lomond saddle or the peak is a trail I haven't taken yet, and one I'd like to see. If a round-trip hike, I'd probably start at Cutler and come down past Hard to Choose, because there's more available parking there for all cars, rather than just a shuttle. There are also picnic tables and places to relax together, which are not at the Cutler trailhead. I'd be happy just going to the saddle for that hike, since adding Ben Lomond Peak might be a bit much, depending on who comes along. We could do Chilly Peak as an alternate, since it's not far and not another climb.
Of course, please choose whatever hike you would like, and I'll go on it. Where's a place you guys haven't been, that would be a fun group hike?
Hope that gives you some ideas.