Mount Woodside (Agassiz Mountain) British Columbia #4677
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Chehalis Group
Height: 946 m -> 3104 feet
Prominence?: 241 m
Line Parent?: Mount Agassiz (4.9 km away, at bearing 71 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Agassiz (4.9 km away)
Location: 49.26500,-121.88361 49:15:54, -121:53:01 10U 581220 5457515 (8 km SW of Harrison Hot Springs). NTS Mapsheet: 092.H.05 AreaCode: EM91/CI68
|This nondescript hump is part of the same broad ridge that encompasses Mount Agassiz. Mount Woodside is 4 km west of the Kent Maximum Security prison. A gravel road leads almost to the summit (where a communication hut/antenna is located). A 5 minute bushwack from there to get to the summit where a repeater station is located (and some limited views). A spur off the main road about 4 km up leads to the paragliding launch pad and some good views of the Fraser River and beyond. |
Name Notes: The mountainside to the south of here is locally known as Agassiz Mountain, which is also the name given to the path of Highway 7 over its southern face. This is not to be confused with Mount Agassiz, which is NE of Woodside, towards Harrison Hot Springs.
On this rise of Highway 7 is the "BC Scenic Viewpoints" marker for the Fraser Valley Delta; the pull-out affords a fine view of the Chilliwack Prairie and the various sandbars of the Fraser below (eastbound traffic only). There is a "spring" by the roadside just E of this pullout which is actually a surface stream redirected through a pipe. The Halqemeylem name for Mt. Woodside is Qweqwatchem, which means "echo" or literally "holler and hear your voice answer you". This name also includes nearby Mt. Agassiz.
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9 Mount Woodside from the South Wayne Weber