Hike the Highlands Festival

Sun 19 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Island / Cape Smokey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Money Point 0 comment / / /

Day 9 – Money Point Light & Cape Smokey Hikes

Heavy rains the day before made conditions on Cape Smokey wet and on Money Point Light tricky with some washouts but 60 plus hikers enjoyed the sunny day. It was nice to see the sun again… Hikers were disappointed to see the conditions left by government officials & contractors who...Read more

Sat 18 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Dressing in Layers / Fleece Jackets / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Mid-Layer / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Outdoor Gear / Raingear / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 8 – Proud to Walk with Them

Today’s weather forecast was 30-40 mm of rain, heavy at times with winds 20-70 kms… I never thought 40 hikers on Day 8 would show up at 9:00 am. to hike Branch Pond Look-off at Cape Breton Highlands National Park. They showed at Middle Head at 10:00 am and later in the afternoon at...Read more

Fri 17 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Dressing in Layers / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Fleece Jackets / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge / Mid-Layer / Skyline Hiking Trail 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 7 – Carry On

It finally happened it rained during hikes on day 7 of Hike the Highlands festival. Despite inclement weather, all three hikes – Skyline, Fishing Cove and Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge were completed.  The passionate and dedicated hikers were out in full force today. They carried on despite...Read more

Thu 16 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 6 – PEI Hikers arrive

Another sunny day provided hikers with amazing day for hiking on Day 6 featuring the Salmon Pool, Acadien and Le Buttereau & Le Chemin du Buttereau hikes on trails in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Today was a day, many hikers used their trekking poles. The PEI gang of hikers arrived...Read more

Tue 14 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 0 comment / / /

Day 4 – Sugar Loaf & More Spectacular Views

 The NHN trails hike in Cape North provided a scenic view of South Harbour along with Peak Tenerife and Sugar Loaf Mountains.  A picnic lunch sponsored by St. Paul`s Island Historical Society was enjoyed by all  hikers at Cabot Landing Provincial Park before embarking on Sugar Loaf mountain...Read more

Mon 13 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Hadrian's Wall / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips 0 comment / / / /

Day 3 – Cabot Landing & Money Point Gulch

Day three of Hike the Highlands Festival  – Another overcast day with 70% chance of showers but it did not discourage any of the hikers. Close to twenty hikers enjoyed the Cabot Landing Beach walk led by guide Shaune Warren and the historic significance of this provincial park. Another 30...Read more

Mon 13 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Mid-Layer / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day 2 – White Point & Franey

The hiking gods were with us today and all three outdoor events took place on day 2 of  2010 Hike the Highlands Festival, despite a weather forecast that included rain & showers…. The nature & landscape photography workshop orginially scheduled for White Point moved to Black...Read more

Sat 11 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day one of Hike the Highlands went well

Despite overcast skies, and a few rain drops, everything went well on day one of the 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival.  Wally Hayes dazzle us with his amazing knowledge of photography and shared with us some great tips including geotagging your photos, composition, and shooting with macro lens....Read more

Fri 10 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment / / / / / /

2010 Hike the Highlands Festival Opens Today

The 7th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival opens today with a Nature & Landscape Photography Workshop, Freshwater Lake Hike and Opening ceremonies.  The 10 day hiking festival runs from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19, 2010. The festival headquarters & registration desk are located at Glenghorm...Read more

Fri 27 Aug 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment / / / / / /

Nature and Landscape Photography Workshop with Wally Hayes

Hike the Highlands Festival will offer two Nature & Landscape Photography Workshops by Wally Hayes, professional photographer, on Sept. 10th and Sept. 11th in Ingonish . ……One of Nova Scotia’s top photographer, Wally brings passion and a great love of the outdoors along with...Read more