July 20: Hike - Brent & Sheeprock

Our day started on an exciting note as we watched a large moose ambling through the recent clearcut along the Brent access road.  Thirteen of us, including hike leader Jerry Monahan, turned out on a hot and sunny day.  We started at the Sheeprock trailhead but initially bushwhacked through new growth, clearcut and established woodland to link up partway along the trail to Brent.

Two hours hiking brought us to the top of Brent Mountain, where we had excellent views to south and west of the Cathedrals, Manning, Baker and Coast mountains, as well as close up views of mosquitoes and blackflies.

From there we angled down the hillside, enjoying mountain flowers all around before starting a steep climb up to our second peak, Sheeprock.  After taking a second snack break we headed down the Sheeprock trail to complete our circuit at the Sheeprock trailhead.

Altogether we covered 16 km distance and 815 metres elevation gain in 5 hours 45 minutes - one of out more strenuous hikes.

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