Hiking Tips

Sun 07 Jul 2013 admin Hiking Tips 0 comment

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 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 0 comment / / / / / /

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 0 comment / / / /

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 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

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...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 0 comment / / /

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 0 comment / / / /

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

Tue 26 Apr 2011 admin Baselayers / Dressing in Layers / Fleece Jackets / gaiters / Hiking Tips / Mid-Layer / Outdoor Gear / Photography / spring hiking / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / /

Some Tips for Spring Hiking

Getting an early start to hiking season is what most hikers want but it forces us to hike in wet spring like conditions and in snow sometimes. Here are some tips to start the season off early: 1)  Crossing streams – With melting snow and milder conditions, streams are higher this time of the...Read more