Spokane Journal of Business

Mica Moon premiers its new aerial park

Courses near Liberty Lake offer 24 different obstacles across three difficulty levels

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Mica Moon Treetop Adventures has opened a roughly 1.5-acre aerial park at Mica Peak, south of Liberty Lake, says Richard Stewart, company president.

Stewart describes the park as “a McDonald’s playland in the trees for adults.”

Mica Moon Treetop Adventures, a trade name for Liberty Lake-based Aerial Trek LLC, offers rope courses, tree platforms, and suspended bridges and obstacles 30 to 70 feet above the ground for guests to climb and climb on.

The park has courses placed at three heights, with the tallest course being the hardest, he says.

“When you get up to the top, it’s kind of American Ninja Warrior stuff, and down low, it’s simple stuff,” he says.

The aerial park shares both mountain and office space with the zipline company Epiphany Applied Concepts Inc., which also does business as Mica Moon. Stewart is president of that company as well.

Unlike ziplines, aerial park guests control where they want to move within the aerial park. Some obstacles include a swing, a spool of wire a guest can stand on and roll with their feet, six moonshine barrels guests hop from one to another on, and a hanging canoe, he says.

Stewart says the carabiners on guests’ safety cables are interlocked, so they can’t become unclipped.

Rates for three hours in the aerial park are $39 for ages 6 to 16 and $49 for people older than 16. Those prices drop $10 for the twilight tour, the last tour of the day. At a bundled rate, guests can also pay for both zipline and play in the aerial park, he says.

Guests meet at the office, at 23403 E. Mission, in Liberty Lake.

Mica Moon’s ziplining tours opened to the public in 2014. It has a course covering about 294 acres with eight zip lines consisting of two orientation lines, four canopy-tour zips, and two canyon crossings.

One of those canyon crossings, White Lightning, is a reference to both the moonshiners that operated out of Mica Peak and the zip line’s speed, which reaches 50 mph.

Looking forward, Stewart plans to add concessions to the park and a zipping area a foot or so off the ground for smaller children, he says.

“Then it’ll really be a McDonald’s playland,” he says, laughing.

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