Fri 18 Jan 2013 admin Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands / snowshoeing 0 comment / /

Snowshoe Hikes – New in 2013

Hike the Highlands will be helping people stay active this winter and hosting three guided snowshoes hikes. The snowshoe hikes are part of  the Hike Nova Scotia winter series.  The 1st one is a full moon hike on Freshwater Lake trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish Beach, on...Read more

Fri 18 Jan 2013 admin Hike the Highlands / Staying Fit in the Winter 0 comment / / / / / /

Adventures 2013 – Anything Could Happen

Its a new year folks, full of possibilities, opportunities and adventures ….We start off with a new slate, with dreams and hope. We begin to plan for 2013 and set goals. Like most baby boomers, my number one goal is to stay healthy, exercise and eat accordingly.  I also hope to lose weight...Read more

Fri 14 Dec 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography 0 comment / / / / / /

Nikon P7700 Review

I thought I would begin this post with a short video of the Nikon P7700 to introduce you to the camera and some of its features. This camera replaces the Nikon P7100, 7000, 6000 and 5000 models. I owned the Nikon P6000 model and used it extensively when hiking as it was easily & quickly...Read more

Wed 28 Nov 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photo Contest / Photography 0 comment / /

Hike the Highlands 2012 Photo Contest Winners

Wow some amazing photographs were submitted at this year’s Hike the Highlands Festival 2012 Photo contest. The quality of the photos keeps getting better each year. There were two ties and several close votes. This year’s contest involved five categories – fauna, flora, humour,...Read more

Sat 15 Sep 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail 0 comment / / /

Sunrise Hike a Success

It was so different seeing headlamps & flashlights with hikers at the Trail Head before the start of the festival’s first sunrise hike.  Everyone was early for this hike. Thirty – four hikers headed out in the dark on the  Middle Head trail at 6:00 am.  Our guide, Tim Reynolds,...Read more

Tue 04 Sep 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike Nova Scotia 0 comment / / / / / / /

Cape Breton Hiking Challenges – 2012

  It has been a great year for hiking challenges on Cape Breton Island and it is not over yet.  It started with Hike Nova Scotia ‘s Distance award – 150, 250 & 500 km in snowshoeing, hiking and walking. Then Cape Breton Highlands National Park issue the Highlands Challenge...Read more

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