Ascent of Mica Peak on 2007-08-05

Climber: Ben Salisbury

Date:Sunday, August 5, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mica Peak
    Elevation:5205 ft / 1586 m

Ascent Trip Report

WOW!!! What a cache. Took me just over 4 Hours to go UP... and then 35 minuites of screaching brakes from the bike coming down. Lets see... The trip diary is as follows...
I started out the day with a 132oz Camel Back that was Full of water...
Started at the Parking lot in Liberty Lake. Rode the bike for a short ways. Then when it actually started going Up... I walked, Well... Crawled while pushing the bike up. I finally got TIRED of pushing the bike at N47 35.443 W117 03.638. Of course, had I kept pushing the bike, I would not have spotted the Moose just downhill from me at N47 35.132 W117 03.423. When I got to what I'd call Little Mica Peak at N47 35.132 W117 03.423, I found this quaint little shelter. Ohh yeah.. There's also room in a small field about 30 feet down from the summit that'd hold 10 tents comfterably. I'm thinking about campin up there sometime. Only if I had a ATV or Motercycle... Go UP! at N47 34.815 W117 04.312 and your almost there. When I stopped in the shade, I saw this Large bird at N47 34.663 W117 04.740. It was a Red Headed Woodpecker. That's the second or third time that I've seen one of those in the wild. From there, I was almost ready to give up. Of course, about 4 minuites after that , I was at the peak! Yeah.. now to walk Around the FAA Globe... Found the cache rather easially. Now for the jog/Ride down. On the way down, I checked out the Mica Peak Benchmark at N47 34.406 W117 04.904. and picked up the bike. The only Bad thing was that now I need new brakes for the bike. The rims went from silver to Black and Warm. That was a really Really Good cache. The other advisement that I have is if you have a bike(or wheeled transportation), mark a wpt where each Hump in the trail is, that way you have a warning on the way down. Yeah!!! Now to go climb Mica Peak, ID! I'll save that one for a couple weeks from now. Thanks for the cache!!!!!!!

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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail

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