Due to time constraints we couldn't possibly summit everything in the area so we planned a 3 day trip with Devon as our day one summit - hoping to tag it on approach to our bivy site under Mount Willingdon. Day 2 would be a 3 summit day (Willingdon, Crown and Tower) with Clearwater completing our 3 day peak bagging adventure near Devon Lakes. Funny how plans don't always go the way you think they will!
We met at the trailhead at around 07:00 and were soon tramping up Mosquito Creek to Quartzite Col. Just before the 4th bridge we found a faint trail snaking off to the north (left) along the left branch of the creek, which we followed through very wet bushes / vegetation. The trail is faint but obvious - there is NO reason to bushwhack on the Quartzite Col Route - you should be on this faint trail right through a creek crossing and up into the upper meadow beneath the col.
[photo]devon001.jpg[caption]The trail up to Quartzite Col from Mosquito Creek is a bit faint but should be obvious in most sections.[/photo]
[photo]devon005.jpg[caption]The access slopes to the upper valley beneath Quartzite Col are surprisingly steep. Looking back over our approach.[/photo]
[photo]devon006.jpg[caption]Looking ahead to the col (R) and the upper valley (L) - you should... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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