Summer & Winter Trips
Flora Peak is the mountain in between Lindeman Lake to it's West, Flora Lake on it's East side, Greendrop Lake North of it's peak and Chilliwack Lake at it's southern end.
To get there go to Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada and then toward Cultus Lake through Sardis and turn left heading East into the Chilliwack River Valley from the Vedder Bridge.
It's about a 30 to 45 minute drive along the Chilliwack River Road almost to the end of the pavement where the Chilliwack Lake Campground is but just before getting to the Campground and end of the paved road there is a parking lot on the left or north side of the road.
This is the parking lot at Post Creek and trail heads for Lindeman, Greendrop and Flora Lakes.
Park in this parking lot and start down the trail to Lindeman Lake and soon there is a old road or very wide trail branching to the right, follow it and there is another fork and this time go left and it quickly changes to a trail.
This is the start of the Flora Lake Trail and the way to Flora Peak.
Picture where the paved road ends past the parking lot and where the gate to the Chilliwack Campground is to the right of this picture.
Views of Chilliwack Lake well hiking up the Flora Lake Trail.
Looking across the valley at Mounts Web and Corriveau.
Eventually the trail reaches a high viewing area and starts to cross along the side of the mountain instead of continuing to climb up it.
This is where you leave the trail and hike straight up hill following the ridge incline and where the views really start to open up with good views of the valley and Chilliwack Campground at the head of Chilliwack Lake.
Looking down at the residential Summer lot subdivision.
Hiking higher up the ridge and great views of Chilliwack Lake.
The canyon that Lindeman Lake flows out of becoming that part of Post Creek which flows into the Chilliwack River and looking at Lindeman Lake far below.
To see this great view of Lindeman Lake go to a rock ledge on the West side of the ridge.
Looking back at the route travelled so far along the ridge and looking down the valley and Ford Mountain in the distance.
Some wild flowers along the way.
View down the Winter avalanche shoot where the Flora Lake Trail crosses below.
More views of Chilliwack Lake.
View at the ridge and mountains along the East side of Chilliwack Lake and what llies ahead toward the summit.
Looks like a ptarmigan,
More obstacles ahead to route find and scramble.
Views from the ridge crest getting closer to the summit.
Heading up higher and a view of upper Post Creek canyon that goes to Greendrop Lake and view of Mount Northgraves.
Subsummit ahead and not far from the peak now.
Ascending the subsummit.
Ptarigan, nest, eggs and shells.
Williams Peak and Foley Peak behind.
The gap near the peak.
Looking across the gap from each side and a short walk to the peak ahead.
Some mountains from this elevation.
The Chilliwack Valley and mountains on it's South and North sides.
Zoom in shots from the peak.
Views toward the SE.
Randy on the peak and the rock cairn.
Mounts Lindeman and Webb.
View of the Gargoyles from the other side.
Looking down at Flora Creek Valley where the trail goes toward Greendrop and Lindeman Lakes and view of the mountains on the South side of Chilliwack River Valley.
One of Flora Peak's ridges and parts of Greendrop Lake can be seen in the distance.
Panos of the Valley and mountains seen well hiking up.
Pictures from the NW to the NE well on Flora Peak.
Panos toward the north from the peak.
Views to the West.
Looking down Flora Creek Valley and parts of Greendrop Lake again and the old logging road that is now part of the Centennial Trail heading toward the Silver/Skagit Valley.
Picture set looking from the NE through to the South.
Mount Wittenberg and Chiiliwack Lake with yours truely on Flora Peak.
More pictures from the summit.
Pictures at the mountains on the other side of Chilliwack Lake.
Looking at the views on the East and West sides of Chilliwack Lake.
More of the same as above but this time looking farther East and West than the previous pictures.
The medallian marker on the summit.
Heading down the mountain now toward Flora Lake.
Pictures heading down.
More pictures well descending.
Still some snow patches and ptarmigan and a small stream on the way down the trail to Flora Lake.
I am stopping here because this report is about scrambling up Flora Peak and there is another report about the Flora Lake Loop Trail that can be read.
During this Winter trip we met up with some other snowshoers and skiers.
Pausing to pose for a group picture.
Some one made a wood rack to keep the wood off the ground to stay dry.
Looking back at the lake well hiking up the mountain.
Getting into the open ridge where the views really start.
Looking at the mountains and lake in the Winter time.
The group on the way up.
Familiar views covered in snow.
Looking along the East side of Chilliwack Lake in the Winter.
Cornices shedding icicles.
Pano looking toward the Chilliwack River Valley.
Panos looking toward the NE.
View on the cornices from the other side.
Picture of Northgraves in the Winter.
The Gargoyles ahead.
Looking down at upper Post Creek Valley.
Getting closer to the Gargoyles.
Some views from the ridge crest and looking at the subsummit.
Cornices along the ridge to the subsummit.
Traversing around the subsummit and heading toward the peak.
Looking at the adjacent mountains across the valley.
Views from Flora Peak in the Winter time.
Heading back down.
The skiers and snowboarders.
Views from this level of the mountain just above the tree line.
The last stragglers off the mountain.
Into the trees and descending the bottom part of the mountain.