Hiking Tips

Fri 10 Apr 2015 admin Hiking Tips Comments Off on Preparing for the season – Part 3 – Fitness Level / / / / /

Preparing for the season – Part 3 – Fitness Level

It has been a quite a winter here in Northern Cape Breton and the highlands. It looks like it will be another month or so before the trails will be clear before hiking starts.  Throughout the winter, many of us have stayed active by snowshoeing, walking, skating, skiing and working out indoors (...Read more

Sun 07 Jul 2013 admin Hiking Tips Comments Off on Hiking in Hot Weather – Some Tips

Hiking in Hot Weather – Some Tips

The first week in July brought some extremely hot temperatures…to the Highlands of Cape Breton – 30 plus degrees. Hiking in Hot weather requires hikers to be well prepared, understand & minimize the risks. Below are some tips for you. 1) Hike on shorter trails….know the trail...Read more

Sun 24 Mar 2013 admin Backpacker Magazine / Hiking Tips / MEC / Outdoor Gear Comments Off on Gear Guides & Trip Planning / / / /

Gear Guides & Trip Planning

As March days come to an end, I look forward to April – the dream month. The time when the 2013 gear guides of Backpacker, Explore and Outside Magazines come out and Mountain Equipment catalogue.  It gets you in the right frame of mind to start thinking about potential outdoor adventures,...Read more

Sat 25 Aug 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Tips Comments Off on Checklist for Hikers / /

Checklist for Hikers

With the 2012 Hike the Highlands festival just weeks away, we have developed a checklist for hikers  to get ready: 1) Check out the festival website and get familiar with what the festival offers – guided hikes, maps, evening presentations & activities,  hikers distance award program,...Read more

Sun 01 Jan 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Diabetes / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Snowdonia National Park Comments Off on Hiking Resolutions – 2012 / / / / / /

Hiking Resolutions – 2012

As new year begins, many hikers take time to reflect on the past year,2011 and what it was for them. Hikers remember the trails they hiked, the people they have meet, those incredible photos taken and those special memories. It is now time to plan and prepare for the 2012 season… 1) One of...Read more

Mon 12 Dec 2011 admin Baselayers / Dressing in Layers / Hiking / Hiking Tips / Mid-Layer / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Scafell Pike Comments Off on Hiking Scafell Pike, England’s Highest Mountain / / / /

Hiking Scafell Pike, England’s Highest Mountain

As we enter Gosforth, Nether Wasdale and then Wasdale Head, I could tell this area was majestic.  The narrow roads, country homes, green grass,  Wast Water Lake and mountains made this a very special place. We decided to check out the start of Scafell Pike hike and get our bearings and the lay of...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 Comments Off on Checklist for Hiking / / / / / / / /

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

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 Comments Off on Some Tips to Help You Plan & Prepare for Upcoming Hike the Highlands / / / / / / / / / / / /

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...Read more

Mon 06 Jun 2011 admin Cape Breton Island / Cape Smokey Hiking Trail / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / NS Provincial Hiking Trails Comments Off on Hiking above the Clouds – Cape Smokey / / /

Hiking above the Clouds – Cape Smokey

On International Trails Day, Saturday, June 4th, we hiked the Cape Smokey hiking trail , a 11km seacoast trail that features a number of scenic look-offs – seven in total.  The look-offs are located over 900 feet from water on high granite cliffs. Besides the hike today, our tasks were to...Read more

Tue 31 May 2011 admin Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Dressing in Layers / gaiters / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Outdoor Gear / Packs / Uncategorized Comments Off on Tips for the Start of Hiking Season / / / /

Tips for the Start of Hiking Season

Generally, the Victoria Day weekend is the start of the hiking season in the Cape Breton Highlands area for many hikers. You can expect wet conditions, some windfalls, cold temps, winds and much more. Here are some tips to get ready for the season: 1) develop a checklist for your hiking equipment,...Read more