SECTION 8 SILVER BROOK TO PINE POINT, MOUNT CARLETON PROVINCIAL PARK

latecanoers Photo: Silver Brook Farm

Description: A stopover by late canoers at the Silver Brook Farm at the mouth of Silver Brook on the Nepisiguit River. A former “bearhouse” site used by the former Bathurst Lumber Co. as a supply depot for lumbering opreations in the Upper Nepisiguit area in the early 1900s. In the background is Mount Teneriffe.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell November, 2007

cooneyspring Photo: Mount Cooney

Description: A symmetrical hill with soft green colours of deciduous trees in Spring in contrast with the dark evergreen colours. It was named by W.F. Ganong in honour of Robert Cooney, author of “History of Northern New Brunswick and Gaspé” 1832. This Mount, around which the Nepisiguit River flows, has often been photograhed by canoers over the years.

Photo provided by Karl Branch May, 2000

teneriffefall Photo: Mount Teneriffe

Description: Mount Teneriffe is a rather singularly shaped mountain in Mount Carleton Provincial Park. Lieutenant Governor Arthur H. Gordon, in “Wilderness Journeys in New Brunswick in 1862-63” indicates that Sir Edmund Head named the mountain Teneriffe in 1849 while travelling in that area. Gordon, while travelling in the same area, named Mount Sagamook (meaning “of Chiefs” in the First Nation language.)

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2007

passage Photo:Appalachian Highlands

Description: The dark green of the evergeen trees outlines the historic trail between Mount Teneriffe and Mount Cooney. In the background, Mount Carleton can be seen to the right with the cupola on the highest point of the mountain. Mount Carleton, at 820 m, is the highest elevation in the Maritimes Provinces, Canada. This is part of the Appalachian Highlands. The Mount Carleton Trail to the summit is also part of the International Appalachain Trail.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2007

pinepoint Photo: Pine Point, Mount Carleton Provincial Park

Description: Point Point at the head of the Bathurst Lakes. Bathurst Lake is the most westerly of the Nepisiguit Lakes system, the headwaters of the Nepisiguit River. To the left, in the photo, a pure stand of red pine regenerated after a huge forest fire in 1923 which burnt 30 square miles of forest land in the area. Another forest fire, ten years later, reburnt some of the area.

Photo provided by Rod O’Connell October, 2005

Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail Section #8

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