Ascent of Youngs Peak on 2012-09-26
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, September 26, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6308 ft / 1922 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached Youngs Peak from Highway 199 and Knopki Creek. It is easy to follow the signs to the end of the road about 13.8 miles from Hwy 199. This is a popular trailhead for accessing the Siskiyou Wilderness and Youngs Valley.
From the trailhead I walked the trail which is the old road to Youngs Valley about .5 mile and then headed up the brushy slope on the left. It is brushy all the way to the summit. I looked for isolated trees and rock outcroppings to minimize the brush, but it was still brushy. On the summit the highest rock is under a couple dwarfy trees. Nice views from the summit.
On the way down I wanted to see if I could find a less brushy route. The route I took off the west side was steeper than my ascent route, but it was less brushy also. Going down, the terrain kept pushing me to the right or north and I eventually reached the road that I drove in on. I passed through several small drainages on the descent, but I still didn't sidehill enough to my left to reach the trail.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1108 ft / 338 m|
| Distance:||2.5 mi / 4 km|
| Route:||Southwest Side|
| Trailhead:||5200 ft / 1584 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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