Hero’s Knob

View of Heros Knob

 

September 15 2017

 

  • Heros Knob  on Hwy 742 Smith Dorrien Spray lakes road 500 m south of the Sawmill Recreational Area.
  • The area has a wide flat opening on the West side of the road.
  • Walk down towards the creek through the open meadow looking for a trail heading south following the creek.
  • The trail comes out at the Smith Dorrien Creek crossing. Oposite the Logging road.
  • Parts of the road are in good shape most of it is now over grown. Daffern says road in remarkable good shape not any more
  • Go around a large fallen tree
  • Find old road in open area (see Pic )
  • Then small gravel  wash
  • Old road ends at the view to the headwall and winter avalanche
  • Stay on right side of stream through the Valley
  • The avalanche area is not as bad as it looks
  • Head up left side of headwall ( see Pic )
  • At the top of the headwall go right
  • Into the hanging valley
  • Stay right and look for a opening onto the ridge ( see Pic )
  • Pick up animal trail through trees
  • Then open to Summit
  • May return down from Col but did not try this route

Sorry for the small  smudge on camera lens on left of pictures

Smith Dorrien Creek crossing to Old Logging road

 

On old logging after river crossing

Logging road  does get very over grown

Large dead fall to navigate around on logging road

 

Cut line or old logging road hidden by the new growth trees

Gravel wash where cut line road runs out

Headwall area after avalache

 

Arrow shows route

Treed ridge with Summit right

arrow Shows route to the ridge

Final trudge out the trees up to Heroès Knob

Distance return 10 km Time return 5: hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 850 m Elevation to Summit 775 m Summit height 2520 m

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