Vedder Mountain is the southern border of the Fraser Valley between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. The "official" beginning is in this point. With a rugged 4WD you could turn uphill and save 15 minutes, but be warned, there are a lot of crazy bikers going downhill without warning.
You walk the broken road and take the first left to a clearing. There you can find a user box showing the new direction of the trail.
We were walking in a very nice forest, then we arrived to the first viewpoint. Unfortunately the day was really cloud and we couldn't have a very nice view of the valley and surrounding mountains.
Then, back into the forest, we were going downhill reaching a little pond with water lilies and surrounded by marshy ground.
Then, the final ascent, some log ladders ease the way over the steep rock.
Then you pop out onto the summit.
Like I said before, it was a cloudy day. I owe you some nice views of the white summit of Mount Baker, the Chilliwack Valley with the peaks of the Cheam Range and the Fraser Valley with its distant peaks.
Round trip: 11.5 km (7.1 mi)
Elevation gain: 575 m (1220 ft)
High pointt: 945 m (3100 ft)
Time: 6 hours
And finally, this is a better picture of the Black Bear that we saw two weeks ago.