Church Mountain United States
Church Mountain (US) is the mountain on the SE end of Chilliwack Lake.
Looking at Chilliwack Lake ahead just before I turned left and hiked up a steep north ridge to meet the main western ridge.
Pictures as I made it to the main ridge.
Steep gully with a loose large rock near it's top that could dislodge and hit some one that may be attempting to climb up the gully.
Now that I am on the narrow western ridge I can look down the south side as well as the north side by walking a few feet from one side to the other.
Looking down at the south end of Chilliwack Lake.
Picture left below is looking north and the picture right below is looking south.
Panorama of Chilliwack Lake.
Picture of the South Chilliwack River delta and Depot Creek delta as they drain into Chilliwack Lake.
More pictures of Chilliwack Lake looking north by north west.
Some random pictures well waiting for night to come.
Starting of the sunset with some alpine glow.
Now the sunset started in it's full glory.
Then sudden darkness started.
Dropping down off the ridge summit heading toward Mount Church US's summit.
Large tarn or pond below the north side of the ridge in the right picture below.
View of the mountains toward the south which are all in Washington State.
View of the mountains toward the south west which are all in Washington State.
Pictures of Depot Creek Valley.
Getting higher now and another look back where I spent the night.
These are all the mountains and peaks north and east in Canada.
Now high enough to see above and beyond where I spent the night on the ridge of Chilliwack Lake and mountains that are in Canada toward the west except Middle Peak on left side of the right picture below which is in the US.
Great views all around.
Looking north toward the Cheam Range Mountains with Welch and Foley Peaks in the distance and more broad pointed Williams Peak right of them in the left picture below and Mount Webb which is in the NW corner of Chilliwack Lake in the right picture.
Left picture below showing Copper Mountain with the very pointed tip top of Mount Shuksan behind it and Mount Baker right in the picture and the right picture shows Nodoubt Peak center right and behind in the center is Bear Mountain.
In the below left picture is showing the Mox Peaks on the far left side of it and going right from them is Mount Redoubt and the rest of the right side of the picture and the other two pictures below are showing the same mountains that are in the pictures above.
In the right picture below is Mount Lindeman left and MacDonald Peak right side of that picture.
Getting closer to Mount Church US's summit.
The final drop before ascending the summit.
Right of Holden and Grant is the subsummit and main summit of Klesilkwa Mountain.
More scenic pictures of the area on the right side of the panorama picture above.
This dead tree is pointing in the correct route direction from where I came from and going back to.
More pictures of the tarn or pond.
Another look back well going up the ridge to the subsummit.
Hiking up the ridge with lots of rest stops so may as well take more pictures.
From where I came from and going back to.