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