SECTION 7 THE SOUTH BRANCH NEPISIGUIT RIVER TO SILVER BROOK

governors Photo: Governors Wilderness Resort

Description: Governors Wilderness Resort is located at the former Popple Depot site, a depot used by the former Bathurst Power & Paper Co. Ltd. as a supply depot for the different “jobber” who operated in the Upper Nepisiguit area in the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s. The resort is a beautiful handcrafted log resort with two self-contained cabins that can accommodate ten persons per cabin.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell September, 2006

Junction to Corker's Gulch Photo: Junction to Corker’s Gulch

Description: Adam Peter-Paul (whose Mi’gmaq ancestors travelled the Nepisiguit River Route) at the junction of the trail leading to the side trail “Corker’s Gulch”. Corker’s was originally called Corkery’s Gulch. The name Corkery’s Gulch would make more sense since it was probably named after the person who had the logging operation in the 1880’s. Corkery is an Irish family name. In the 1881 Canadian Census, a John Corkery, 54 years old and John E. Corkery, 18 years old, were living with James Brennan family in Bathurst, NB.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell September, 2006

Lunch break along the Nepisiguit River Photo: Lunch Break

Description: Fires are not permitted at any time along the Trail as the forest fire risk is too great and the gathering of firewood is destructive thus all cooking must be done over a portable stove. To avoid animal problems, never leave or bury any food. What you carry in you must carry out. Don’t forget, you are travelling through the Nepisiguit Protected Natural Area. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2005

Mount Charnisay Photo: Mount Charnisay

Description: Mount Charnisay and the Nepisiguit River as viewed from the Trail. This is a prominent mountain in this section and can be seen from the Trail, from the river while canoeing and at different spots along the Old River Road.
The mountain was named by W.F. Ganong in 1899 in honour of Charles de Menou D’Aulnay from Charnisay,France who became governor of “l’Acadie” in the 1600s.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2005

Little South Branch Nepisiguit Photo: Little South Branch Nepisiguit

Description: To the left is the Little South Branch meeting the main Nepisiguit River to the right. This was the location of the camp of the “Hermit of the Upper Nepisiguit”. The hermit, Russ McEwen lived and trapped in the area during the 1950s until he had his right leg amputated above the knee due to gangrene in 1961.
The mountain in the background is Mount Felspar named by L.W. Bailey in 1863. Bailey actual named Mount Walker as Mount Felspar but W.F Ganong named the wrong mountain in 1899 as Mount Felspar.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2005

 Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail Section #7

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