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Looking south-southeast to Mount Herchmer (courtesy Allan Schierman)

Mount Herchmer

  • 2606 m (8,550ft)
49.9667N -115.086W
Located beween the Elk River Valley and the Bull River Valley at the head of Brule Creek; 2.5 km west of Phillips Peak

Province: BC
Headwater: Kootenay

LAWRENCE HERCHMER was the Chief Commissary for the 1872-74 Commission and went on to head the Mounted Police. Although he wasn't personally popular and resigned under a cloud, he seems a more likely candidate for the source of the name than does a Fernie lawyer. It's not a very common surname, though. I wonder if the Fernie lawyer was one of Lawrence's children. [Tony Rees]