Mount Herchmer
2606m (8550ft.)

Located beween the Elk River Valley and the Bull River Valley at the head of Brule Creek; 2.5 km west of Phillips Peak. Park, Major headwater Kootenay River.
Latitude 49; 58; 00 Longitude 115; 05; 10, Topo map 82G/14


Naming: Herchmer, ?? (Mr. Herchmer was a Fernie lawyer who became President of the local Game Protective Association in 1904.) Official name.

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

Other Information

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]
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