Last year I visited Cheam Peak in fall. I wanted to see this place at the beginning of summer. The access road keeps deteriorating but a 2WD vehicle with a decent clearance and a very good driver can make it to the parking lot.
After leaving the parking lot we followed the abandoned logging road and very soon we reached the meadows. This narrow road is still in use by some losers ATV riders that like to drive their vehicles over the meadows.
This is a lovely meadow, fortunately the ATVs didn't do too much damage. Nature is amazing, the tracks were already being covered by grass.
We turned our heads to the south to have views of Mount Baker -- on Uncle Sam's land --
Now the real ascent started, but before we have views of Spoon Lake where you can take a refreshing swim in summer. Some snow was still covering the lake but that will be gone in a matter of weeks.
I don't recommend doing this hike in a rainy day, you will miss the breathtaking views and the trail is slick with mud and slippery on the rocks.
From the main trail we took a quick break to have some views of Jones Lake. Jones Lake is a man made lake. This lake was created after the construction of a hydro-electric dam.
A couple of months ago this lake was almost emptied for some maintenance activities of the Powerhouse. Some people were crying when they saw the lake almost empty
After this refreshing view we continued with our ascent.
A grouse and her baby chicks were hanging around. They still have some of their winter coat. In other places of the province I saw grouses with the seasonal color of summer. This behavior is determined mainly by the climate and the latitude of the area in which they live.
Fly my son, Juan thinks that you are a chicken!