Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Mt Allan Brooks: Through the Generations

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A great trip to Mt Allan Brooks with a great group from as far afield as Nanaimo & Campbell River. The 7-1/2 hr. hike traversed through sub-alpine meadow, then bushwacking uphill, up heather slopes, some steeper scrambling, over a few snow slopes to reach the summit with a spectacular panorama of Strathcona Park mountains.

 ‘Heart Pond’ on route before ascending uphill through bushy woods

 Panorama looking northeast- from Divers Lake to Lake Helen Mackenzie
thanks to John for the photo!

 The group on the summit of Mt Allan Brooks
 Tom – happy to be on the summit!

 Julian Brooks gives a brief history of the naming of the mountain for both his grandfather & father:  Major Allan Cyril Brooks, noted ornithologist & artist; and Allan Cecil Brooks (Jr), biologist & teacher.

 Penstemon at the top of Mt Allan Brooks

 Subalpine meadows below

 Common butterwort along the Lake Helen Mackenzie trail

Thanks to guides Steve & Marlene Smith for guiding the hike – a tough route but a very worthwhile day!

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