Sun 08 Mar 2009 admin Ireland / Northern Ireland / Walk Northern Ireland 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Walking Ireland

There are many beautiful places in the world to hike and one of them is Ireland. Its culture, people, scenery and history draw you to this special place. The country is broken into two regions – Northern Ireland  and the Republic of Ireland. There are three main long distance walks in...Read more

Mon 02 Mar 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips 1 comment / / / / /

Backpacker 2009 Gear Guide is out – Editors’ Choice Awards

The April 2009 issue of Backpacker magazine is out which features the Annual Gear Guide. This year Backpacker magazine features 521 reviews and skills. Of course there are the Editors’ Choice Awards, my favorite section,  as well the 10 page skills guide. The Annual gear guide looks at...Read more

Sun 01 Mar 2009 admin American Nordic Walking Association / Canadian Nordic Walking Association / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking News / Nordic Walking Poles / Trekking / Trekking Poles / Trekking Trips 3 comments / / / / / / / / / / /

Nordic Walking Poles vs Trekking Poles for Hiking

What is the difference between nordic walking poles and trekking poles ?  I thought I would do some research and find out some answers for you. I have used both types while hiking but more with nordic walking poles as I own a pair of those – a one piece design.  However I did use […]Read more

Mon 23 Feb 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / North River Big Falls / North River Provinicial Park / Red Island Guided Walk / Red ISland Hiking Trail / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Trekking / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands 2009 Hiking Schedule Announced

The hiking schedule for the 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival has been announced and it includes nine new hikes.  They include White Point to Burnt Head, Coastal, Lone Sheiling, MacIntosh Brook, Robert’s Mountain, Red River to Black Brook, Red River to Otter Brook, Le Chemin du Buttereau,...Read more

Sat 21 Feb 2009 admin International Trekking / Trekking / Trekking Trips 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Where would you go on an International Trip in 2009 ?

Backpacker magazine  asked its readers the same question and in the March 2009 Issue of Backpacker  page 10, provided the results of their survey. a) Where would you go ? Top 3 – 45% said New Zealand would be the first choice, 16% Europe and 15% Australia.  b) What international...Read more

Sun 08 Feb 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / /

Wildlife & Birds in The Highlands

With eight winter storms to date,  it has been an interesting winter here on Cape Breton Island.  The last couple of weeks have been great seeing  birds and animals.  Michelle Sears from Halifax started things off by saying  she saw a Auk at Englishtown Ferry – see pic 2 below. Then...Read more

Wed 14 Jan 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Red ISland Hiking Trail 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Stay in shape this Winter – Snowshoe

   It is a new year and with it comes goals & resolutions. Mine are simple – stay healthy and be physically active. One of the great ways to enjoy winter is to take part in outdoor activities.  Three popular outdoor physical activities are skating, cross country skiing and...Read more

Sat 13 Dec 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Gift Ideas for Hikers

  Here are some great ideas for christmas gifts for your hiker friends and for yourself :  a compass, first aid kit, smart wool socks, biners, thermometer, wool hat, gloves,  gaiters,  fleece jacket, stainless steel thermos, BPS or non- polycarbonate plastic water bottle, trekker/nordic...Read more

Sun 07 Dec 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

West Highland Way, Scotland’s Premiere Long Distance Route

Life is full of adventures and one of  them for me is to hike the West Highland Way in Scotland. A 95 mile (152km) trek across the highlands in Scotland ending in Fort William, the outdoor capital of UK.  My wife and I are going to do the hike next September (2009) after the Hike […]Read more