Monday, November 25, 2013

Mount Cheam's Million Moods

Mount Cheam ©

Mount Cheam is the "best view" in the communities of Chilliwack and Agassiz.

Pronounced "She - am" it has an elevation of 6929 Feet or 2,112 meters, and is part of the Cheam range a subset of the Cascade Mountains. 

Numbers aside, there are a lot of stories about the peak, stuff of legendpilgrimage, ice giants and tragedy. The Pilats Indians called it Che-ahm, the Chief. 

More importantly, for the local populace it represents "home".  I find myself, as I travel through the Fraser Valley and Vancouver often looking eastward scanning the mountain tops for Cheam's distinctive pyramidal shape and the neighboring "Lady" (Dog Face) Peak. Why is this? I believe that seeing it reassures me of where I come from, where my people are and the direction back home. 

With respect to real estate, I have observed that dwellings with a good backyard view of Mount Cheam are worth more money than ones without it and think that the million moods of Mount Cheam caused by light, season, fold and forest are well worth the price.

The photograph above shows Mount Cheam reflected in a tranquil slough near the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge.

Imagine living here....   Stephen Mullock RI
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

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