Rating: 5 stars.
Distance: 7.4 km return to the summit.
Description: A highly recommended hike. The drive to Mica is spectacular in itself. Although the Mica FSR is starting to deteriorate, the road is still drivable with a 4WD. About 1.5 km into the hike you will come to a tarn. A beautiful spot to camp. It is recommended that you follow the trail all the way to the summit. The views are fantastic. The trail does get faint in a few spots after the tarn. If in doubt, it is better to veer north back towards the ridge as opposed to south onto the open face. Doing so you will pick up the trail again.
Directions: Drive north on Hwy 23. At the CMH Monashee lodge take a right. Follow this to the Hydro microwave site. There is a couple of forks on the FSR. Stay left at both.
- Mica FSR: N52 01.293 W118 34.645
- Fred Laing Trailhead: N52 03.182 W118 32.964
- Fred Laing Tarn: N52 03.108 W118 31.837