Sun 22 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 9 – Glasgow Lakes and White Point / / / /

Day 9 – Glasgow Lakes and White Point

Hikers started the morning off with a 9.2 km hike to Glasgow Lakes Look-off. This trail gives you a feeling for the highlands plateau. You will notice the wind swept barrens and vegetation similar to northern Taiga with stunted growth.  Cape Breton Highlands National Park  in its 5-year trail...Read more

Sat 21 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Meat Cove Mountain Comments Off on Day 8 – Meat Cove – Spectacular Coastal Scenery / / / / / / /

Day 8 – Meat Cove – Spectacular Coastal Scenery

It was day to explore and experience the spectacular coastal scenery that Meat Cove hiking trails has to offer.  It began with the Meat Cove mountain hike which offer two outstanding views from either direction of the big rock.  At lunch time, many hikers walked the boardwalk trail down to the...Read more

Fri 20 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Pollett's Cove Comments Off on Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove / / / / /

Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove

It is the day of the long hikes – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove but with great weather and scenery for hikers to enjoy. Pollett’s Cove hike is well known for its spectacular seacoast scenery. Michael Haynes, author of several hiking books, rates this trail as his most favorite...Read more

Thu 19 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 6 – Amazing Day of Hiking at Hike the Highlands / / / / / / /

Day 6 – Amazing Day of Hiking at Hike the Highlands

The day began with another great sunrise. Followed by a peaceful and solitude hike along Cheticamp River and Salmon Pools. Off to waterfalls at Corney Brook. And then the grand finale – a sunset, full moon and three moose (1 cow and 2 bull)  on Skyline. Later found out by our great waitress...Read more

Wed 18 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 5 – Cape Breton Highlands National Park / / / / / /

Day 5 – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  The Hike the Highlands festival is fortunate to have in our own backyard the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It has been a valuable partner in all 10 years of our festival and provided some great hiking trails for hikers to enjoy during the 10 day festival. Today’s hikes took part...Read more

Tue 17 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Hike the Highlands Festival / North River Falls Comments Off on Day 4 – Sunrise, Waterfalls & Mushrooms / / /

Day 4 – Sunrise, Waterfalls & Mushrooms

You could tell it was going to be a good day when I saw this incredible sunrise at Ingonish Centre at 6:25 am. North River was the scene for two waterfall hikes today – Little Falls and Big Falls ( highest in Nova Scotia 104 ft). Red Island hike provided hikers the opportunity to hike...Read more

Mon 16 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 3 – The Sun is Back in Cape Breton Highlands / / / /

Day 3 – The Sun is Back in Cape Breton Highlands

The big news today was the sun came back in the afternoon and provided some warm temperatures for hikers to enjoy the Cabot Landing Beach hike. The morning was a different story at Tenerife and Money Point Gulch with cloudy, drizzle conditions and some rain. Over 160 hikers enjoyed the four hikes...Read more

Sun 15 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail Comments Off on Day 2 – Weather Cooperates / / / / / / / / /

Day 2 – Weather Cooperates

The big news of the day, the weather cooperates and we managed to miss most of the tropical storm Gabrielle at the Hike the Highlands Festival. The day began with a sunrise hike at Middle Head. Close to 30 people got up early and took in the 6:00 am. hike. It was well worth it […]Read more

Sat 14 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Hike the Highlands Festival / Wally Hayes Comments Off on Day 1 – Opening Night, Full of Surprises / /

Day 1 – Opening Night, Full of Surprises

  It was like a reunion, hikers from past years, returning to say hi and wish us well for our 10th Anniversary of the festival. There were lots of hugs. But there was also many new faces to welcome and to show them the beauty and mystic of the Cape Breton Highlands. Hikers came from […]Read more

Sat 14 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Hike the Highlands / Nature & Landscape Photography / Wally Hayes / White Point Comments Off on Managing Your Digital Library – Making it Easier / /

Managing Your Digital Library – Making it Easier

Lets face it, most photographers would like to spend more time shooting than editing.  It was clear by their questions and interest, managing your digital library was a very important topic at the Expanding your Horizons – Landscape & Seascape Photography Workshop.  Wally Hayes,...Read more