Ascent of Mica Peak on 2011-07-02

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mica Peak
    Elevation:5205 ft / 1586 m

Ascent Trip Report

Good thing I had a GPS with downloaded topo map and overlay of my planned route. Many ATV trails on this mountain; some charted, some not. For very good route description, see "ohumbrabit" trail description at Four key trail junctions. 1. Where Edith Hanson trail levels out in curve with trail map sign, look about 100ft south for a fork. Take narrower trail up to right. 2. Giant mudhole (50ft, may be seasonal) at 4-way, take right. 3. ATV trail you're on clips across hairpin in jeep trail; go straight up ridge. On return, 75yds past giant mudhole, take single track that forks right. Trails were in great condition; only a couple downed trees to step over near the junction with the final summit road. One very small patch of snow left in shaded gulley beside this road. Actual summit is a pile of rocks on south side of radome. Good views south to southeast from here; Spokane from north side of radome. Stopped for lunch at "mountain man hut" at elevation 4760 summit just off the trail; best views from Spokane thru Spokane Valley to Liberty Lake from here.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3481 ft / 1060 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3481 ft / 1060 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.2 mi / 22.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3281 ft / 1000 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3081 ft / 939 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Route:campground road, Liberty Creek Trail, Edith Hanson
    Start Trailhead:hiker parking  2124 ft / 647 m
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3281 ft / 1000 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3081 ft / 939 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    End Trailhead:hiker parking  2124 ft / 647 m
    Time:2 Hours 55 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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