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