Young's Rock Trail
June 30, 1991
Confusion reigned as three hiking groups and a large bus group converged simultaneously on the
S.E.H.S. parking lot early Sunday morning.
After much milling around, six ambitious hikers — Marty Hathaway, Ben Jeffries, Kristen Kaminski,
Eli Speval, Sandy Reul and leader Chuck Reul — left for Hills Creek Reservoir and the start of
a steady 3,000-ft. elevation gain tramp up the Young’s Rock Trail to Moon Point.
Upon leaving Campers Flat the trail traverses a mixed forest of stands of Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine
and incense cedar.
After two hours up a constantly steep grade, the first view of Young’s Peak was a rewarding sight.
A short break was taken to view this 1,000-ft. high monolith.
We then pushed on another hour to Moon Point, a rock promontory with a spectacular view of the
Middle Fork valley, and broke for lunch.
Having refueled, we mellowed out as we strolled through the flower-filled meadows and lush forest back
to the welcome sight of our cars.