Wed 12 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Nordic Walking Poles / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / /

Franey & Wide Angle Lens

Recently, I hiked Franey trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park on a nice summer day with a breeze.  I met a graduate student, doing her Masters in Biology  from St. John, NB and a chap with FAA in Boston, Mass while on top of Franey taking pictures with a 10-20 mm Sigma wide angle...Read more

Mon 10 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / /

Getting in Shape for Hike the Highlands

No matter how many days you plan to hike in this year’s Hike the Highlands Festival – Sept. 11-20, 2009, you must begin now to prepare and get in shape.  With five weeks to go before the festival starts, you have time to build your fitness level up to handle the longer hikes and or...Read more

Thu 23 Jul 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

CBHNP Geocaching Weekend – A Success

Cape Breton Highlands National Park 1st Annual Geocaching weekend held July 17-19 was a great success attracting 50 plus geocachers to the National Park.  Friday evening featured a meet and greet along with a Geocaching presentations by Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association and Hiking safety by...Read more

Wed 15 Jul 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips 0 comment / / / / / / / / /

Cape Breton Highlands National Park – 1st Annual Geocaching Weekend, July 17-19

A new special event is being held at Cape Breton Highlands National Park this weekend  – 1st annual Geocaching Weekend – July 17-19.  The event kick-off begins with a meet and greet Friday evening at 6 pm. at Cheticamp Visitor Centre. At 6:30 pm, The Atlantic Canada Geocaching...Read more

Sun 12 Jul 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Photography 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Digital Cameras – Tips for Storage & Photo-Editing

  Now that summer is here, hikers are enjoying the great outdoors and taking lots of pics with their digital cameras… Today’s digital cameras – compact,  mid-size, and zoom- point & shoot  as well DSLR are shooting pictures at  8, 10-, 12- and 15 meg resolution.  They...Read more

Sun 28 Jun 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Trekking / Trekking Poles / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Franey – A Fitness Hike with Poles and Smart Wool Socks

  It has been foggy this past weekend with drizzle so I decided to do a fitness hike and get some exercise in on one of my favorite trails – Franey in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  I took out my nordic walking poles,  put my smart wool socks on – a different type this...Read more

Fri 26 Jun 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Backpacker Magazine / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / International Trekking 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Backpacker Magazine – Ultralight Camping Guide, August 2009

The August 2009 edition of Backpacker magazine is full of great ideas for summer hiking and camping. Billed as the “Ultralight Camping guide. It features : 1) 81 Summer skills on Navigation, survival, weather, first aid, and wildlife, 2) 33 ways to slash weight, spend less, and double your...Read more

Mon 22 Jun 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Photography / Trekking Poles / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Coastal Hiking Trail – A new Hike in 2009

The Coastal Hiking trail will be one of the new hikes featured  in the 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival.  This trail is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and is approximately 5.6kms one way. It features Atlantic Coastline, coastal forest, sea birds and some difficult sections...Read more

Mon 15 Jun 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Geocaching / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Tips 1 comment / / / / / / /

Introduction to Geocaching Workshop

Black Brook was the scene for the Introduction to Geocaching workshop at  Cape Breton Highlands National Park during Walking for the Wildlife weekend. Before the workshop, we were entertained by some incredible waves, sunny conditions and Still Brook Falls.  Black Brook Beach is rated as one of...Read more

Mon 15 Jun 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / MEC / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Outdoor Gear 0 comment / / / / / /

Leave No Trace – Seven Principles

As part of the Walk for Wildlife weekend at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a Leave No Trace workshop was held at the Jack Pine Trail.  This workshop was sponsored by Hike Nova Scotia.  Andrew Dunn and Ben Parsons were our instructors from MEC – Mountain Equipment Co-op in Halifax....Read more