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Mt Cheam Hike - British Columbia, Canada

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A beautiful day and decided to take in Mt Cheam. A long drive to the parking area (highly suggest a 4x4), but well worth it! A steep hike that is almost exclusively in the sun with fantastic scenery of Lady Peak on the way up and a phenomenal 360 degree view of the Fraser Valley & way beyond(I thought my 22Km hike up Bear Mountain yesterday had a great scenic view- not compared to Cheam!). At the top (2107 meters!) you can see Harrison Lake, Jones Lake, Cultus Lake, Fraser River, Chilliwack River, I'm just going to touch on the mountains- Lady Peak, Baker, Slesse, Pierce, Amadis, Bear, Rexford, Elk, Thurston, McGuire, Barr, MacFarlane, and those are just a sampling. A slight haze kept Vancouver from being clear. When I did the hike there was quite a bit of snow still (Sept ??!) and lots of water for my dogs, but it was over 30?C and I did a good job sunburning myself- thank goodness for the strong breeze. A multitude of coloured wildflowers, various insects, and non-stop scenic views.
A this hike is almost exclusively in the open, wear sunscreen. Bug spray a must. Good shoes as portions of the trail are steep with loose sand and rocks, and icy snow so the trek can be quite slippery coming down. A moderate clearance 4x4 is recommended due to lots of ditch cut-outs and the last 4Km of road is steep and rough with some slippery sandy spots.
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Trip Info
September 08, 2011
Trip Location: Popkum/Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Length: 5.9 miles
Duration: 4 hours
Activity: Hiking
Trip viewed 1,035 times
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