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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Picture of the Week - Mount Slesse

Mount Slesse (Fang) by Stephen Mullock

Mount Slesse, is situated in the Cascade Mountains just north of the US-Canada border near Chilliwack B.C.  The Chilliwack area for the most offers only a peakaboo look a Mount Sleese as shown in the picture above.  A better view from the Ryder Lake area is below.

Its name in the Halkomelem language means "fang",a perfectly apt name for a mountain with a notorious history.  

In December of 1956, a Trans Canada Airlines Flight 810, crashed near the peak of the mountain, killing all 62 people aboard. Amongst the dead were CFL team members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders, returning home from an East-West All Star football game.  More about this tragic crash can be found at this excellent site GenDisaters , I recommend having a look.  Fang.


Mount Sleese "Fang" view from Ryder Lake, Chilliwack

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Stephen Mullock is a Chilliwack real estate associate broker with 29 years of experience. He can be reached at Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty, telephone 604-792-0077.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mount Cheam Legend in Audio




Winter Twilight in Chilliwack

I received an interesting email this week from Darren Patrick who put me onto a great online resource concerning my favourite peak Mount Cheam.  To hear an audio story told of the transformation of Mount Cheam just click Mount Cheam.  This telling is similar in some regards to the legend outlined in my previous post but there are significant differences and it provides a much more interesting explanation of the tears of Bridal Falls. Thanks Darren

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Stephen Mullock is a Chilliwack real estate associate broker with 29 years of experience. He can be reached at Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty, telephone 604-792-0077.

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