A few weekends ago it was a record-breaking 105 degrees in San Francisco, a great weekend for a trek to Russian River to cool off. We brought some floating rafts, beer, and snacks. The spot we picked is in Guerneville on River Rd about a half mile from Safeway, look for a dirt parking lot, after parking the entrance is to the left of the houses, walk down to the beach and look for the posted signs they'll direct you to the beach finally hike down a set of concrete stairs. Check out the algae warnings before you go. Here are some additional places to go swimming that I haven't tried yet. Happy Floating!!