|Directions: Set odometer to zero at the junction
of Highway 16 and the Old Babine Lake Road just south of the Bulkley
River bridge, south of Smithers. Drive on the old Babine Lake Road
for 7.9 km and turn
Telkwa High Road. Turn right on the Driftwood Road at 9.4 km. You
will cross a bridge at 15.7 km. Very rough road from 17.7 km to the
lot at the Lyon Creek Trail sign. Follow the Lyons Creek Trail
southeast along the flank of Harvey Mountain and then northeast
end of Harvey Mountain.
to reach the Padella Pass after crossing the log foot bridge in the
lower alpine. Padella Mt. is on your right. Leave the trail and continue
north side, then on to the east side of the mountain to climb a
scree slope toward the summit.
Features: Watch for mountain
goats. They will sometimes hide in the rocks and then show themselves
as you are descending. Watch for and listen for marmots. Wolves
are sometimes seen in
There is a rock cairn at the Padella summit which is almost flat.
There is a good mix of wild flowers in both dry and wet alpine
meadows in the area.
Excellent views of Carson and Ganokwa Basins and the cliffs of
Ganokwa Creek. Smithers Airport can be seen to the south.