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

Sun 30 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Hike the Highlands – A Nova Scotia Must

Hiker Trish McCormick recently informed me that Hike the Highlands Festival has been recognized as a Nova Scotia Must by Allan Lynch in his new book (2008) ” Nova Scotia – Book of Musts -” the 101 Places every Nova Scotian Must See”.   Trish is one of Hike the Highlands...Read more

Sun 23 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Great Horned Owl

Sometimes you get lucky when you are hiking and see some amazing flora and fauna. My wife took her sister’s dog Bailey for a walk recently on the Clyburn Valley Hiking trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and came across a Great Horned Owl.  Generally you hear an owl before seeing...Read more

Fri 07 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / /

Red Island Hiking Trail – Loses a Great Volunteer, Leader & Friend

Red Island Hiking Trail lost one of its great volunteers, leader and friend recently, John Graham MacInnes, who died at the age of 61.  John Graham was a tireless volunteer in the community, a municipal councillor for 23 years who held the positions of Deputy Warden and Warden for the...Read more