Sun 26 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / /

Red Island Hike – Oct 26th

One of my favorite things to do in the late fall is hike the Red Island Hiking Trail located at Indian Brook along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.  Today I was using a Nikon D60 Camera with 18 mm-135mm lens and my pics came out nice. I didn’t use any filters but the […]Read more

Fri 24 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / /

“How to do everything – 121 essential outdoor skills ” – Backpacker Magazine

The November 2008 issue of Backpacker magazine caught my eye on the cover with this headline – “How to  do everything -121 essential outdoor skills. This amazing article written by Annette McGivney, looks at navigation, packing and planning, camping, set up the perfect camp, master...Read more

Thu 16 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Polarizing Lens – Bring out the Great Fall Colours

Outdoor Photography Canada magazine has two great articles in their fall/winter edition 2008. The first one was is Darwin Wiggett’s Secret to Eye-Popping Colour where he gives you five techniques you can use.  The second article is on the Cape Breton Highlands – “A cornucopia of...Read more

Thu 16 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / /

Franey Hike – Thanksgiving Weekend

It has long been a tradition for my wife, Heather,  and I to hike Franey Hiking trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park on Thanksgiving weekend. This year we were treated to great weather and were joined by our nephew Brad and his girlfriend Laura and our friend Gerard from Ferryland,...Read more

Fri 03 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / /

Backpacker – Get Un-Lost with GPS Video & Gear Chick Column

Backpacker magazine website has a great video on getting un-lost with GPS. Hike the Highlands Festival is hoping to offer a workshop next year on GPS and hopefully geocaching. Did you know there is a Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association as well a Maritime Geocaching Association ? There is...Read more

Tue 30 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Some Tips for Taking Great Photos of Fall Scenery & Leaves

Here are ten articles for you I found while searching on google that provide tips for taking great photos of Fall scenery and leaves. Enjoy. 1) Five Tips for Taking Great Fall Photos – Webshots Blog 2) Digital Landscape Shooting Tips - Asheville Tourism Site 3) Tips for photographing New...Read more

Tue 30 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / /

Nova Scotia Leaf Watch

Nova Scotia has a fall leaf watch program which tells the visitors and residents the status of the colors throughout the province. The Cape Breton Highlands leaves are turning now and the Thanksgiving weekend will be a great time to hike and take photos.  Traditionally, our family and friends,...Read more

Fri 26 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / /

Photo Contest – Photo editors and photo sharing sites

The deadline for the 2008 Hike the Highlands Festival photo contest is October 7th. Categories are as follows – Best Photo, Best Scenery, Best Flora Photo, Best Flauna Photo, Best People shot and Best Humour. There are a number on on-line photo editors to help you . Here are just a few them...Read more

Mon 22 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers – 5th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival

Wow… what an incredible 10 days of hiking. Great weather, an amazing camaradie & friendship among the hikers, interesting & challenging trails, and informative evening activities made the 5th Annual Hike the Highlands festival memorable. Thanks to you, our festival matched last...Read more

Sun 21 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / /

Clyburn Valley and Plaster Hikes – Last Day of Festival

The last day of the festival provided hikers with a beautiful sunny day and easy hikes on the Clyburn Valley hiking trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Plaster hiking trail at Plaster Provincial Day Park.  It was a fitting way to close out the festival and say goodbye to...Read more