Tue 04 Sep 2012 admin Digital Compact Cameras / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment /

10 Photography Tips for Hikers

Here are ten photography tips for hikers from an amateur photographer who enjoys hiking immensely : 1) Carry your photography gear in a daypack with a rain cover. Always carry ziplock bags or dry bags with you to protect your gear inside the pack. Daypacks will get wet even with rain cover usually...Read more

Thu 23 Aug 2012 admin Uncategorized 0 comment

Live Longer, Healthier and Smarter

Open publication – Free publishing – More 2012   Dalhousie University has an interesting article in their spring alumi magazine that is well worth a read –  “Live Longer, Healthier and Smarter by Skana Gee. Click expand above and turn to page 19. The article is on...Read more

Sun 24 Jun 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Branch Pond Look-off Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / /

Surprises on the Branch Pond Look-off Trail

It was a day full of surprises….first the weather changed from an overcast day to hot sunny day – 20 plus degrees. Then I saw my first spruce grouse of the year.  At the 1st look-off, I caught up with and met a nice couple from Pennsylvania who were bird watchers. We had a nice...Read more

Thu 14 Jun 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hiking Boots / MEC / North River Falls / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Breaking in New Hiking Boots

It happened, the part I dread the most, my hiking boots were wearing out. My old ones had served me well but the tread was wearing down and I was feeling rocks. Threads were going in key spots and one side of my boot was breaking away from the rubber.  I order my new boots […]Read more

Mon 04 Jun 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Smokey Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 0 comment / / / / /

Sugar Loaf Mtn. and International Trails Day

Each year on International Trails Day, Hike the Highlands Festival Society gives back to the community with work on trails. Last year, 2011, volunteers hiked Cape Smokey trail, widen the trail and cleared the views at the end.  In 2012, the festival chose Sugar Loaf Mountain as it project. This...Read more

Mon 28 May 2012 admin Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Island / Cape Smokey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / /

Cape Smokey Trail – Great Coastal Scenery

With eight look-offs, Cape Smokey hiking trail provides the visitor with some amazing coastal scenery of the North Shore, Atlantic Ocean, and Ingonish area. This 11 km in and out trail located in a provincial park along the Cabot Trail, takes approximately 3 -4 hours to complete depending on your...Read more

Sat 19 May 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Nature & Landscape Photography / Parks Canada / Photography 0 comment / / / /

Franey Hiking Trail Has Changed

You will notice driving up to Franey Trailhead in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, things have changed. The road is  wider, the parking lot has expanded. The Trailhead has been open and cleaned up. And there is more on Franey hiking trail : a)  1st hill – As you begin the hike you will...Read more

Wed 25 Apr 2012 admin Hiking / Hiking Boots / Isle Of Wight Coastal Path 0 comment / / / / / / /

Isle of Wight Coastal Path, England

The smell of salt air, the waves breaking on the coastline, the sea breezes, and the small coastal villages have attracted many hikers to hike along the coastline during their vacation time. One hike that has caught my eye is the Isle of Wight Coastal Path (65 -67 miles) in England.  The walk...Read more