Wed 08 Feb 2017 admin International Trekking 0 comment

Three Capes Track – Tasmania, Australia

    One of the newest tracks in Australia is the Three Capes Track, open in December 2015.  The video above shows some great views of the track. It is a 4 day walk of 46km long and you stay in huts/cabins.  You start at Port Arthur and take a boat cruise to the start of...Read more

Fri 16 Dec 2016 admin Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography Comments Off on Finding the Right Mix -Hiking Cameras / / /

Finding the Right Mix -Hiking Cameras

I am a hiker who enjoys long distance hikes but who is searching for the right camera(s) for hiking.  Hiking 12- 14 miles a day with gear makes it hard to carry alot of camera gear especially my DSLR camera with lens. Recently I saw two cameras that caught my eye. The Nikon Coolpix A900...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 admin 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Clyburn Valley / /

Clyburn Valley

                      The last day of the Hike the Highlands Festival featured the Clyburn Valley hike . Nineteen hikers enjoy this peaceful and serene walk thru hardwood stands along the Clyburn River. You will also pass by the Highlands Links...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 admin 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Mica Hill & White Point / / /

Mica Hill & White Point

                  Mica Hill and White Point were the featured hikes on Day 9 of the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival.  Sunny conditions provided a few sun burns today. Mica Hill hiking trail takes you thru an Acadian Mixed Forest up to wind swept...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 admin 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on North River Falls – A True Adventure / / / / / / /

North River Falls – A True Adventure

  Hiking to Nova Scotia’s highest waterfalls, North River, at 105 feet was the highlight for many hikers on Day 8 (Sept. 16,) of the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival. The 18 km return trail in a wilderness area, provides a true adventure especially past the middle section with ups and...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 admin 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Cool & Windy on Money Point Gulch / / / /

Cool & Windy on Money Point Gulch

                      Cool and windy conditions provided a memorable experience for hikers as they ventured out on the peak of Money Point Gulch.  30 – 50 km winds made for short steps and a wide stance. Hikes on Day 7, (Sept. 14,...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 admin 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on A new hike – Foxback Trail / / / / / /

A new hike – Foxback Trail

                        Day 6 of the festival had over 70 plus hikers enjoyed the Skyline Trail, Foxback Trail and MacIntosh Brook. A new hike Foxback trail located in Pleasant Bay provided some amazing views of mountains as well the...Read more

Thu 15 Sep 2016 admin Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Sunny with a Breeze – Great Hiking Conditions / / / / / /

Sunny with a Breeze – Great Hiking Conditions

Today’s weather, sunny with a breeze on Day 5 of Hike the Highlands Festival, provided perfect hiking conditions for the three hikes today. Acadien, Le Buttereau & Le Chemin du Buttereau,  and Cheticamp Gypsum Mine Trail were well attended with over 100 hikers. The Acadien trail  with...Read more

Wed 14 Sep 2016 admin Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Northern Cape Breton Comments Off on Aspy Trail – Most Popular Hike / / / / / /

Aspy Trail – Most Popular Hike

                  Photo credit – Marcel Arsenault The Aspy Trail & Beulach Ban Falls continues to be the most popular hiking trail during the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival. Hikers enjoyed the peace and tranquility this trail offered and the...Read more

Tue 13 Sep 2016 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Great Start to Hiking Festival – Day 1 & 2 / / / / / /

Great Start to Hiking Festival – Day 1 & 2

                    The 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival got off to a great start with an evening hike at Jack Pine and opening ceremonies on Day 1;  There were   three hikes on Day 2 that attracted over 100 hiker.  Hikes included a sunrise hike...Read more