Wed 03 Jun 2009 admin Birding / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Photography 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

Come to Life – May in the Cape Breton Highlands

I have been fascinated by the last two weeks in May and the change of flora and fauna in the Highlands of Cape Breton. It seems everything has come to life…hummingbirds are back, buds are out on trees and leaves are starting to grow. Moose are out eating,  loons are back, the birds are...Read more

Fri 22 May 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Gros Morne National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Canada’s Best Parks

The June edition of  Explore Magazine has a great article of Canada’s Best of our Parks – National and Provincial. Two parks from Atlantic Canada made the list – Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Gros Morne National Park. Two of my favorite places to hike.  A few surprises...Read more

Sun 10 May 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / /

Clyburn Valley Hike full of surprises

Every once in awhile you get lucky with some pictures – being in the right place at right time. That is how I can describe my hike recently on the Clyburn Valley Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  It was full of surprises with flora and fauna and of course great scenery. I...Read more

Wed 06 May 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / / /

Walking for Wildlife Weekend – June 13-14

On June 13 -14,  an exciting new event will be coming to the Cape Breton Highlands – “Walking for Wildlife weekend.  It will involve two free workshops on Saturday afternoon, June 13,  – Leave No Trace beginning at 1:00 pm. at Jack Pine Trail and an Introduction to Geocaching...Read more

Sat 02 May 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Backpacker Magazine / Hiking Tips 0 comment / / / / / /

Get Ready for Hiking Season- Backpacker Magazine May 2009 Issue

The May edition of Backpacker magazine is out now and some great articles to get you ready for the hiking season. There is a fitness plan for every age group – 18-35, 35-50, 50-65 and 65 & up which also includes eating tips. As well there is a four week training plan to get you trail...Read more

Fri 10 Apr 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Explore Magazine / Hike the Highland sFestival / Tweetdeck / twhirl / Twitpic / Twitter / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Hike the Highlands is on Twitter

Join our community on twitter – http://twitter.com/hikethehighland  and be in the loop…and up-to-date with hiking news.  Twitter allows you 140 characters – roughly two sentences and uses tinyurl for web url’s.  If you text message alot – twitter is made for you....Read more

Thu 02 Apr 2009 admin Explore Magazine / Outdoor Gear 0 comment / / / / / /

May 2009 Explore Magazine -A Great Issue

The May edition of Explore Magazine ,  Canada’s outdoor Magazine, features the Best Gear 2009 article by Ryan Stewart. The article looks at hiking boots, light hikers, trail runners, multi-day, day and overnight packs, sleeping bags, tents and camping.  The author rates its top picks in...Read more

Sun 29 Mar 2009 admin MEC / Mountain Equipment Co-op 0 comment / / / /

MEC Spring & Summer Catalogue is out

Spring is here now… I got my Spring & Summer Catalogue from Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)  in the mail…I can dream now and develop my wish list for 2009… Lots of new products …872 to be exact… The new spring & summer catalogue is  130 pages long… I was...Read more

Sun 15 Mar 2009 admin Glyndwrs Way / Hadrian's Wall / Offas Dyke Path / Pembrokeshire Coastal Walk / Pennine Way / Snowdonia National Park / Walking Wales 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Walking in Wales

Walking in Wales website breaks the country down into three areas – Long Distance National Trails, Walking areas  and regional routes. Each are unique and have something to offer to the hiker. Also included on this website are packaged holidays and guided walks. There are three long distance...Read more

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