Cheam Peak is a dominant peak when you are driving over Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope. The old route to this peak used to be a 30 km demanding hike, in a single day you climbed 2080 m (6825 ft) in elevation.
At the beginning of the last century this place used to be hiked by whole families. Fortunately now is only a short hike.
We walked the abandoned logging road to the meadows, after the meadows we started to ascend via long zigzags.
On the ascend, we passed Spoon Lake and then we saw the procession of hikers heading towards the peak.
In this time of the year, sometimes high on the slopes you can see black bears foraging for berries.
From the trail we saw part of Lady Peak, you can hike this peak but is not as straightforward as Cheam Peak, besides, there is more potential for taking a fall.
Slopes dressed in Fall colors made this hike a really pleasant one.
The name "Cheam" comes from a Halkomelem word that means "place to always get strawberries". The native name for the peak is Thleethleq
Almost on the top we got beautiful views of Jones Lake.
Then, on the top of one of the highest peaks of the Lower Mainland, I had stunning views from the Fraser Valley. Unfortunately, I lost the pictures, that's why I returned five days later