–submitted by John Robertson
Under cloudless skies, 2 of us set out from Ladysmith at 7 am, to find a waterfall high on Banon Creek. Our route started on some of the more popular trails above town, allowing us to enjoy views at the lookout, Heart Lake, and Stocking Lake.
From Stocking Lake, we cut through the bush to the Banon logging road, then up a side road. From there, we were into heavy bush and steep terrain. We let our ears guide us to the roar of the creek. We found that it was cascading down a steep canyon, visible, but not approachable.