Rain still falling on the Lower Mainland, a collapsed bridge on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. A good time to come back to Chilliwack and look for a hiker-friendly route.
Most vehicles can drive up to 750 meters before the trailhead but I have to pleasure to drive until the end of the road.
When you start the hike, the trail is really steep then the trail levels out. At 1421 meters (4660 ft) the summit of Ford Mountain is reached. From here you can see -- weather permitting -- the peaks of Foley, Welch, Stewart and The Still. This time I was looking to the south, to The North Cascades Range.
Once we rested our legs we returned the way we came.
I love Chilliwack, and with a few hours left of daylight I drove to Chilliwack Lake.
Chilliwack River is a very popular place for salmon fishing, an unpleasant odour reminds me why.
Because of the rain Chilliwack river was really high, the last time that I saw the river like this was two years ago on a Spring run-off.
Before coming back to Vancouver, I drove on Nesakwatch Creek Forest Service Road. I was looking the trailhead for my next Sunday hike. From the road you have views of Mount Pierce, Mount MacFarlane, Crossover Peak, Mount Parkes and the famous Slesse Mountain.