Prospect Creek Valley
The Creek Valley With Many Flower Varities (South West Of Merritt)
Prospect Creek Valley is the mountain beside Lady Peak and is a bit of a climb to summit which is why hundreds of hikers will hike up to Cheam Peak and hardly any will climb up Mount Vedder which is a branch off the very same trail.
To get to it is the same way to get to Cheam Peak Trail. So with a high clearance vehicle or 4X4 follow the Chilliwack River Road and eventually turn left off it just after the Ford Mountain Correctional Institute onto Foley Creek FSR and left again onto Chipmunk Creek FSR and stay right on it where it meets the Bench Road and continue up the Chipmunk Creek Valley to the Cheam Peak Trail parking lot.
Panorama of Cheam left and Lady right before the parking lot which is on the other side of the swath of trees ahead.
Dave and I taking pictures of each other taking pictures of each other.
Starting out from the parking lot.
To ascend Lady take the left side in the right picture below.
Can you find the Ptarmigans in the pictures below.
Cheam Peak and the portrait shows how the connector trail joins the Cheam trail.
Panorama close up of Cheam, Fraser Valley, Harrison Lake and Bear Mountain in front of the lake.
Looking down at Spoon Lake and down the valley at the roads we drove up on.
There is more road past the parking lot which gated off and is now part of the Cheam trail.
Dave hiking up from below.
Rock work along the way that we have to scramble and pass.
Pictures showing our progress as we hike up the mountain.
Good picture of the Cheam trail as it zig-zags up toward the peak.
Along the way going up.
Picture and panorama of the mountains, rivers, lakes and the majestic Fraser Valley.
The second panarama shows Cheam and it's ridge that goes left to Mount Archibald with the narrow swath of trees where the parking lot is.
More great views well ascending.
Posing beside the summit cairn.