Ascent of Cache Peak on 2018-06-14

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cache Peak
    Elevation:10339 ft / 3151 m

Ascent Trip Report

As Dean Gaudet pointed out in his 08-28-2017 trip report, Google Map will take you to the trailhead; however, it offers several route options, only one of which actually works, and for me the route options kept changing the further I drove in. I was very confused, and drove many extra miles up the wrong road before I finally figured it out and made it to the trailhead. The basic driving directions are as follows: from Oakley, Idaho drive east on Main Street about 1 mile, then turn south on Birch Creek Road and drive about 12 miles, then turn east on City of Rocks Road/Emery Canyon Road (sign says City of Rocks Natural Reserve/National Forest Access) and drive about 1.4 miles, then turn north onto Logger Springs Road (sign says Logger Springs Road/National Forest Access) and take the main road about 9.2 miles to the end (signs along the way say Forest Road 562). The forest road requires a high clearance vehicle once past the campground and the last two miles requires a capable 4x. I parked about 0.4 miles prior to the trailhead because of snow. Also, the route up to the peak was a snow climb starting at about 10000' in elevation; fortunately, the snow did not require crampons because the slope was gradual and the snow was slightly soft.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2020 ft / 615 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    Trailhead:Independence Lake TH  8519 ft / 2596 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1/snow
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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