Sumas reaches an elevation of 910 metres /2985 feet. We twisted and turned, bumped and jarred our way to about the 2300 feet mark. And the views were spectacular when we got above some of the tree lines.
Situated between Chillawack and Abbotsford, Sumas Mountain Park is a popular destination for mountain bikers and hikers alike and the roads can accommodate 4x4 vehicles like ours nicely.
Got a few pictures up and down and around the mountain and some along the way home too . . . .
|a spectactular view of Mount Baker|
|we took the roof off and looked up in awe . . .|
|one of the tamer puddles we splashed through|
|this little 4x4 was built for this|
|looking at one of the many views|
|one of the deeper puddles *I* didn't think we'd get through . . . we did|
|planted by persons that frequented this particular lookout|
|I understand 'hairpin' turns now|
|mountain sheered away for the logging roads|
|looking back down a section we'd just come up|
|looking straight across from our vantage point|
|clear cutting delineation practically drawn with a ruler|
|heading back down making a stop just on the other side of a log bridge|
|spring is springing everywhere up there|
|there were these weird conical gizmos covering one section of mountainside looking like tomb stones but had baby trees growing inside each of them|
|a peek at the valley and river way below|
|looking back up at where we'd been|
|stump bleached by the sun|
|young trees will soon rise around the old wise one|
|captured a rainbow halo around the sun|
|layers of green|
|a snow capped peek through the trees|
|a view down on the valley|
|flying through (stinky) rural land|
|a glimpse of Mount Baker|
|working the fields|
Exhilarating drive! Great company as always! Beautiful views all within driving distance.