Wed 14 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 5 – Beulach Ban Falls and Roberts Mountain

Hikers continued their quest for the Hikers distance award (25, 50 or 100 km) during the 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival. Close to 80 hikers enjoyed Beulach Ban Falls/Aspy and Roberts Mountain hikes on another sunny day. Beulach Ban Falls /Aspy trail was a new hike this year and received good...Read more

Tue 13 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Landing Beach / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Tenerife 0 comment / / /

Day 4 – Tenerife Mountain and Cabot Landing Beach

Tenerife  and Cabot Landing Beach were the featured hikes on Day 4 of the 2011 Hike the Highlands festival. Over 9o plus hikers enjoyed sunny & cool hiking conditions. Tenerife Mountain is a new hike this year in the festival and after today will be regular fixture on the schedule with amazing...Read more

Mon 12 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Festival / Meat Cove Mountain / Money Point 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 3 – Meat Cove Mountain and Money Point Gulch

It was a perfect day for hiking on Day 3 of the 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival- sunny and 18 degrees. Eight-one hikers enjoyed the day on the Meat Cove Mountain and Money Point Gulch hikes. At Meat Cove Mtn. hikers enjoyed outstanding views, zumba and picking blueberries. Guide Lori Taylor and...Read more

Sun 11 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Island / gaiters / Nature & Landscape Photography / Raingear / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Wally Hayes / White Point 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day 2 – White Point & Sugar Loaf hikes

Close to 100 hikers enjoyed the hikes on Day 2 of 2011  Hike the Highlands Festival at White Point and Sugar Loaf . It was a day to enjoy great coastal scenery,  a climb up a steep mountain and to prepare you with some wet weather. White Point hike provided great coastal scenery, the history...Read more

Sat 10 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / White Point 0 comment / / / / / /

Great Start for 2011 Hike the Highlands

The 8th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival got off to a great start with forty -two hikers enjoying the first hike of the festival – Middle Head in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  There were lots of hugs as friends said hi again. Sunny conditions and a great sunset provided some...Read more

Sat 03 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Baselayers / CBHNP / Dressing in Layers / Fleece Jackets / gaiters / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Mid-Layer / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Packs / Raingear / Trekking / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Checklist for Hiking

With the 2011 Hike the Highlands festival starting in less than a week, it is important to have your checklist ready for hiking so you pack your daypack  and enjoy the day hiking, 1) Weather reports – always check the weather reports before you start out hiking for the day. You can then pack...Read more

Mon 15 Aug 2011 admin Baselayers / Dressing in Layers / Fleece Jackets / gaiters / Mid-Layer / Packs / Raingear / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / /

5 Tips to Hiking in the Rain

Despite some hot weather recently, the 2011 summer, has been a mixture of rain, showers, drizzle and fog. Here are 5 tips to help you hike in the rain : 1)  Equipment – a) daypack with a rain cover. If your daypack doesn’t have one, invest in one,  b) rain gear – pants &...Read more

Thu 04 Aug 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Dressing in Layers / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Packs / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Some Tips to Help You Plan & Prepare for Upcoming Hike the Highlands

With just 5 weeks away, it is time to start planning and preparing for the Hike the Highlands Festival, Sept. 9-18, 2011.  Here are some tips: 1) Determine your Hikes  - Review the list of hikes scheduled ie. trail description, photos & map. Determine the ones you would like to do and how...Read more

Mon 18 Jul 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain 0 comment / / / / / / / / /

When you Believe, A Challenge is Attainable

Eighteen teams believed and took the challenge on – hiking three mountains in one day at the Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, July 16th.  They all made it in safely and the organizers, Hike the Highlands Festival Society, are extremely proud of their accomplishments. Thanks to all...Read more

Sat 09 Jul 2011 admin National Geographic / National Parks of Canada / Parks Canada 0 comment / / / / / / / / / /

National Geographic launches Guide to National Parks of Canada

   It was rather fitting for Gilbert M. Grosvener, Chairman of National Geographic Society Board of Trustees and Education Foundation, who calls Baddeck his favorite place,  to launch this new book at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. The new book of course is National Geographic...Read more