Fri 17 Oct 2014 Tom Wilson Photography Comments Off on Photography Gadgets for Hikers / / / /

Photography Gadgets for Hikers

  Hikers who like taking pictures find it hard to use poles and be able to access their camera quickly. Recently, I found two interesting gadgets for hikers – the strapshot and  stickpic. Could make for some great Christmas gifts.     The strapshot by cottoncarrier.com hooks...Read more

Sat 27 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 10 – Branch Pond Look-off / /

Day 10 – Branch Pond Look-off

  Today was the last hike of the festival – Branch Pond look-off.  This trail 8 plus km takes you into the interior of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in a barren area. You have a great view of Cape Smokey and North Mountains range. Hikers enjoyed a nice warm day on the last...Read more

Sat 27 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 9 – Three Hikes today / / / /

Day 9 – Three Hikes today

Today was a busy day on Day 9 of the Hike the Highlands Festival. Hikers enjoyed 3 hikes today – Ski Cape Smokey -4km,  Aspy -9km and Coastal to Neil’s Harbour beach -2 km.  Ski Cape Smokey is a new hike in 2014 with amazing view at the summit. Aspy received a lot of work […]Read more

Sat 27 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain / White Point Comments Off on Day 8 – Roberts Mountain & White Point hikes / / / / /

Day 8 – Roberts Mountain & White Point hikes

It was cool and windy (30-50km) on the morning’s hike on Roberts Mountain. White cap waves averaging 2-3 feet high could be seen on the ocean. Toques, gloves and warm clothes were the norm on this hike especially on top and coming down the mountain.  Hikers enjoyed the great view of the...Read more

Sat 27 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 7 – Views, Clouds & Moose / / / / / /

Day 7 – Views, Clouds & Moose

Day 7 of Hike the Highlands Festival, featured three great hikes today – Acadien, Le Buttereau, and Sunset hike on Skyline.  Hikers enjoyed the great view at the summit of Acdien and community of Cheticamp. TripAdvisor reviewers rate Acadien hiking trail as one Cheticamp’s top...Read more

Thu 18 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 6 – Salmon Pools & Fishing Cove Hikes / / /

Day 6 – Salmon Pools & Fishing Cove Hikes

  70 plus Hikers on Salmon Pools and Fishing Cove trails enjoyed perfect hiking conditions on day 6 of the Hike the Highlands Festival.  It was sunny, not too hot and there was a breeze. Hikers enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Salmon pools trail with guide Daniel Aucoin. The 12.2 km...Read more

Wed 17 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Meat Cove Mountain Comments Off on Day 5 – Meat Cove Hikes / / / / / / / /

Day 5 – Meat Cove Hikes

Great weather conditions and incredible scenery made hikes on Day 5 of the festival at Meat Cove very memorable. Over 70 hikers enjoyed Cape St. Lawrence, Little Grassy & Boardwalk and Meat Cove Mountain hikes.  For second day in a row, hikers were welcome by a horse. This time it was in Cape...Read more

Tue 16 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Northern Cape Breton Comments Off on Day 4 – Special Places in Northern Cape Breton / / / /

Day 4 – Special Places in Northern Cape Breton

[easingsliderlite] Today’s hikes on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014,  were Money Point Light, Sugar Loaf and Cabot Landing. Each hike  provided a different perspective and views. 60 plus hikers enjoyed the day hiking on a overcast day with sun and cloud.  Photo credits of slideshow above –...Read more

Mon 15 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 3 – Good on Ya Hikers

Day 3 – Good on Ya Hikers

  A little rain today on Day 3 of the festival, September 14, but it did not discourage the hikers. Today’s hikes were Middle Head, Slatey Point and Franey.  All three hikes provided good tree cover for hikers. The original weather forecast had quite a bit of rain and wind. Thus the...Read more

Mon 15 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 2 – Great Day for hiking / / / /

Day 2 – Great Day for hiking

  Sunny and warm conditions provided some great hiking for hikers on Day 2 of the Hike the Highlands Festival. It began with Sunrise hike on Coastal trail near Squeakers Hole.  The sunrise did not disappointed.  The Jack Pine/Coastal hike followed and the day ended with Warren Lake starting...Read more