This past weekend we decided to explore the Cheam range near Chilliwack. We managed to convince a friend, Lea, to come along. Due to a late night and a few morning errands, we did not manage to leave town until almost 10.30am. And although the drive is fairly short, the logging road does include close to 100 water-bars. It was therefor around 2pm before we had parked the car by the first snow patch and started hiking. We didn't hike far before there was continues snow and we could put on our skis. After about 1 hour we arrived at the summer parking lot and decided to put up the tent here. Christian and Lea went off to ski the ridge of Lady Peak while F and I played in the snow and the tent. When we noticed that they were on their way down, we started making dinner while enjoying the view of Lady.
The following day Lea and I skied Mt. Cheam, while Christian and F played in the snow and skied the hill behind the tent. F spend a long time 'cooking dinner' and digging in the snow. It is great to see how she becomes more and more confident walking on the slippery snow.
Lea and I summited Cheam around noon and had a great ski down in the slightly mushy snow. Back at camp we packed up the last of the things and headed back to the car. F had a well-deserved nap in the car until slightly past Chilliwack, where we had to take a break for a snack and a pee.
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East Coast Trail
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