A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.

A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.

Fraser Valley foursome to hike 70km over mountains in memory of friend

Friends from Abbotsford and Langley to hike from Hope to Tulameen for Brook Morrison

Four Fraser Valley friends are doing a 71-kilometre hike and trail run on Friday (Sept. 18) in memory of a man who went missing earlier this month in Abbotsford and whose body was found three days later.

The four are all avid hikers who knew Brook Morrison, 26, whose disappearance on Sept. 1 led to extensive searches by the Abbotsford Police Department and Fraser Valley Search and Rescue.

Morrison’s body was found on the morning of Sept. 4 in an area off Straiton Road in Abbotsford. Police said foul play is not suspected.

RELATED: Abbotsford Police, Fraser Valley Search and Rescue looking for Brook Morrison

RELATED: Searchers discover body of Abbotsford man missing since Tuesday

Participating in the hike on Friday will be retired firefighter Ted Vanasseldonk, 70, and home inspector Daniel Fedosenko, 47, of Abbotsford.

They will be joined by truck driver Coburn Black, 35, and his wife Erin, an office manager, from Langley.

The four all knew Morrison through the Fraser Valley hiking community. In 2018, Morrison completed the entire 4,270-kilometre Pacific Crest Trail, which spans from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington.

“He was a big inspiration to so many,” said Fedosenko, a home inspector.

The group will be doing a combination of power hiking and trail running along the Hudson Bay Brigade Trail, starting at 6 a.m. Friday.

The trail travels through the mountains from Hope to Tulameen, rising 4,000 metres in elevation.

They expect to complete the distance in about 24 hours, stopping only for short food and rest breaks, but not for sleep.

“We are doing this because we all love to inspire and motivate the community and people of all walks of life that, through getting outside, you can not only improve your health and fitness, but you can improve your mental health and build community,” Fedosenko said.

A GoFundMe campaign is raising money to cover Morrison’s funeral costs. The page can be found by searching “Go Fund Me for Brook Morrison” at gofundme.com.



vhopes@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Outdoorsrecreation

 

Daniel Fedosenko (left) with Colburn and Erin Black. (Submitted photo)

Daniel Fedosenko (left) with Colburn and Erin Black. (Submitted photo)

Daniel Fedosenko (left) with Ted Vanasseldonk.

Daniel Fedosenko (left) with Ted Vanasseldonk.

Just Posted

After clocking in at 207km/hr in Maple Ridge, the driver’s car was impounded, and their licence was suspended. (File photo)
Speedster busted travelling 127 km/hr over limit in Maple Ridge

RCMP nabbed the offender on Lougheed Highway and 287 Street this weekend

Building Interfaith Bridges organized a special crossing of Dewdney Trunk Road in commemoration of the Afzaal family who were killed in London, Ontario. (Special to The News)
Group marches across Maple Ridge intersection for Muslim family killed in Ontario

Participants dressed in traditional outfits to create awareness against Islamophobia

Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.
LETTER: Old-growth logging tip of a much bigger issue

Letter writer erects flagpole and fly national and provincial flags upside down as sign of distress

A rendering of the proposed six-storey apartment building on Dewdney Trunk Road. (Billard Architecture)
Green rooftop planned on Maple Ridge condo building

Council considers 127-unit apartment building on Dewdney Trunk Road

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Maple Ridge high school has COVID-19 exposure

Westview secondary is latest listed by Fraser Health

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

Robert Nelson, 35, died after being stabbed at a homeless camp in Abbotsford on April 7 of this year.
Mom pleads for information about son’s killing at Abbotsford homeless camp

Robert Nelson, 35, described as ‘man who stood for justice, honour, respect’

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

Police arrest the suspect in an attempted armed bank robbery on June 2 at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Photo by Garry Amyot)
Abbotsford bank robbery suspect who was stopped by customers faces more charges

Neil Simpson now faces total of eight charges, up from the initial two

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. watching U.K.’s COVID struggles but don’t think province will see similar pitfalls

Studies show that one dose of vaccine is only 33 per cent effective in preventing B.1.617.2 spread

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

Most Read