Thu 18 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / /

Day 6 – Salmon Pools & Fishing Cove Hikes

  70 plus Hikers on Salmon Pools and Fishing Cove trails enjoyed perfect hiking conditions on day 6 of the Hike the Highlands Festival.  It was sunny, not too hot and there was a breeze. Hikers enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Salmon pools trail with guide Daniel Aucoin. The 12.2 km...Read more

Wed 17 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Meat Cove Mountain 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Day 5 – Meat Cove Hikes

Great weather conditions and incredible scenery made hikes on Day 5 of the festival at Meat Cove very memorable. Over 70 hikers enjoyed Cape St. Lawrence, Little Grassy & Boardwalk and Meat Cove Mountain hikes.  For second day in a row, hikers were welcome by a horse. This time it was in Cape...Read more

Tue 16 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Northern Cape Breton 0 comment / / / /

Day 4 – Special Places in Northern Cape Breton

Today’s hikes on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014,  were Money Point Light, Sugar Loaf and Cabot Landing. Each hike  provided a different perspective and views. 60 plus hikers enjoyed the day hiking on a overcast day with sun and cloud.  Photo credits of slideshow above – Greg Jurczyszyn and...Read more

Mon 15 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment

Day 3 – Good on Ya Hikers

  A little rain today on Day 3 of the festival, September 14, but it did not discourage the hikers. Today’s hikes were Middle Head, Slatey Point and Franey.  All three hikes provided good tree cover for hikers. The original weather forecast had quite a bit of rain and wind. Thus the...Read more

Mon 15 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / /

Day 2 – Great Day for hiking

  Sunny and warm conditions provided some great hiking for hikers on Day 2 of the Hike the Highlands Festival. It began with Sunrise hike on Coastal trail near Squeakers Hole.  The sunrise did not disappointed.  The Jack Pine/Coastal hike followed and the day ended with Warren Lake starting...Read more

Sat 13 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / /

Sunrise at Coastal

Close to 30 hikers got up early and enjoyed the Sunrise hike at Coastal trail on Day 2, Sept. 13,  of the 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival. It was chilly around 5-6 degrees with toques, gloves and blankets part of the equipment list and a warm jacket. Below is a slideshow in sequence of the...Read more

Sat 13 Sep 2014 admin Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / /

Day 1 of the festival – Great turnout

Great turn-out for Day 1, Sept. 12, 2014,  of Hike the Highlands Festival.  50 hikers enjoying the first hike of the festival on Broad Cove Mountain trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Hikers were able to enjoy the great view at the summit – Warren Lake, North Bay, Ingonish...Read more

Wed 10 Sep 2014 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail 0 comment / / / /

Bull Moose and the Rutting Season

  Did you know the first full moon in September is the start of the rutting season for moose in northern Cape Breton. A number of us learn that last year at Hike the Highlands after returning from our sunset hike.   Not sure what rutting means, well its mating & breeding time for moose....Read more

Sun 27 Jul 2014 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Good on Ya – 3 Peaks Challenge Teams

It is not easy task hiking 3 mountains in one day especially when there is heat involved. But 24 teams excepted the challenge and hiked Roberts Mountain, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Franey Mountain on July 19th at the 5th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge. The weather was 24 degrees with a...Read more