Fri 18 Sep 2015 admin 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 7 – Sun is Back

  The big news on Day 7 – the sun was back. The morning started out chilly at 12 degrees but soon warmed up to a high of 27 degrees. Three hikes today – Branch Pond (14 km), Branch Pond Look-off (8.4 km) and White Point Sunset Hike (4 km). Day 8 hikes are – […]Read more

Thu 17 Sep 2015 admin 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / /

Day 6 – Pleasant Bay

Today the hiking festival moved to the small community of Pleasant Bay with 70 plus hikers enjoying trails at 1) Otter Brook, halfway to Pollett’s Cove,  2) Roberts Mountain – a steep trail with an elevation of 1126 feet, and 3) MacIntosh Brook – a short trail, 1.7 km,  with a...Read more

Wed 16 Sep 2015 admin 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Day 5 – Cheticamp Area

The weather cooperated nicely with just a few sprinkles on Day 5 of Hike the Highlands Festival.  100 plus hikers enjoyed three trails – Skyline (loop) , Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge and Corney Brook on the west side of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. In the evening,  hikers were...Read more

Mon 14 Sep 2015 admin 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / /

Day 3 – Mountains & Cabot Landing

  Today’s hikes involved some great scenery on Tenerife Mountain and Money Point Gulch along with a relaxing walk along the 4 mile beach at Cabot Landing Provincial Park at Sugar Loaf.  Over 100 hikers enjoyed the three hikes in a region called Top of the Island along the Cabot Trail....Read more

Sun 17 May 2015 admin spring hiking 0 comment / / / / / /

10 Tips for Spring Hiking

I have learned over the years several lessons and tips to being prepared for spring hiking especially in the highlands of Cape Breton. They are: 1) Expect snow in May on trails, 2) expect high streams and difficult wet crossings. 3) Use hiking or trekking poles for balance and stability. 4) Wear...Read more