Mission Accomplished

 

On Monday July 7th at 5:30am, Mark Highfield and I set out from our campsite on Joe Lake to conquer The Algonquin Park Brent Run.  16 and a half hours later we found ourselves on the north shore of Cedar Lake at The Brent Store.  At 8:53pm on Tuesday July 8th, Mark and I landed at our campsite on the Shores of Joe Lake.  The round trip took us 39 hours through unfavourable winds, bug laden swamps and 10 hours of rain.

Thanks to all of our supporters.  We are happy to say that we collected nearly 10 hours of video footage documenting our trip.  Thanks for your continued patience as we work through this footage and edit our adventure into a video to share with everyone.

Darren and Mark

 

 

We have just arrived at the Brent Store on Cedar Lake.  Thanks to some locals for showing us the way.

We have just arrived at the Brent Store on Cedar Lake. Thanks to some locals for showing us the way.

The official Brent Run shirt designed and made by Mark Highfield

The official Brent Run shirt designed and made by Mark Highfield

Travel by night requires a good quality headlight...unfortunately I didn't have one!

Travel by night requires a good quality headlight…unfortunately I didn’t have one!

Mark and I were still in good spirits after 20plus hours of paddling.

Mark and I were still in good spirits after 20plus hours of paddling.

The story of this trip was rain.  5 hours to start The Run and 5 hours to finish it.

The story of this trip was rain. 5 hours to start The Run and 5 hours to finish it.

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Protection from the bugs was essential.  Long sleeve shirts, pants, buffs and 2 bottles of Muskol...and they little buggers still got us.

Protection from the bugs was essential. Long sleeve shirts, pants, buffs and 2 bottles of Muskol…and the little buggers still got us.

Starting The Big One, a 2340m portage from Narrowbag Lake to The Petawawa River.

Starting The Big One, a 2340m portage from Narrowbag Lake to The Petawawa River.

This was snapped after the 2350m portage.  I felt worse than I looked.

This was snapped after the 2350m portage. I felt worse than I looked.

Mark is either suffering from a case of Brent Run Delirium or he is actually enjoying this.

Mark is either suffering from a case of Brent Run Delirium or he is actually enjoying this.

Mark and I caught in a down pour heading from Longer Lake to Big Trout Lake.

Mark and I caught in a down pour heading from Longer Lake to Big Trout Lake.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Mission Accomplished

  1. Just Awesome. I can’t wait to self inflict some of my own Brent Run Delerium… Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the video.

  2. As painful and torturous as it is Shayne it is still a great time. We are thinking about adding a Brent Run Delirium Page to this site so that people can share all of their wonderful hallucinations with the group. The things you see….

    Given the amount of video we currently have we might not have the video up too soon, but we are looking at putting together a bit of a teaser. Stay tuned.

    And if you are looking for any feedback on the route or if you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

    Darren and Mark

  3. Great job fellas! Also looking forward to the video. We did a modified version of the Brent Run this past weekend in training for a race this fall. We can definitely relate to the pain and suffering, but wouldn’t trade it for a minute!

    1. Thanks for the comment Scott. It is great to know that there is a community of insane people out there just like Mark and I 🙂

      The video is coming along nicely. With so much footage we have had to make some really difficult decision about what stays and what goes. Thanks for your patience and stay tuned.

      If you have the time and wish to share we would love to hear about your adventure in our “Your Brent Run Story” section. Do you have any fun Brent Run Delirium stories to share?!

      Darren and Mark

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