Hiking

Sat 12 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Photography 0 comment / / / / / /

Middle Head Hike – Great Start

A great turnout of hikers enjoyed the first hike of the Hike the Highlands Festival at Middle Head.  This trail is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and is 4km long. It was a perfect evening for a hike and the right trail to start the festival off.  The first hike is always...Read more

Fri 11 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Backpacker Magazine / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Explore Magazine / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands Festival Starts Today

A great week for hiking …Explore, Canada’s Outdoor Magazine Sept/October issue arrives then October issue of Backpacker Magazine and now Hike the Highlands Festival begins today.  The festival opens with a Outdoor Nature Photography Workshop by Wally Hayes at Jack Pine Hiking Trail,...Read more

Mon 31 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Photography / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Photography Workshops

The 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival will be offering Outdoor Nature Photography workshops during the ten day hiking festival, Sept. 11-20, 2009.  Instructor & professional photographer, Wally Hayes,  is reknown for his incredible photos with NS Tourism, Culture, & Heritage now...Read more

Wed 26 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / International Trekking / Outdoor Gear / Trekking / Trekking Poles / Trekking Trips / Walking Wales 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

Three Peaks Challenge – A Gruelling 24hrs Experience

At Hike the Highlands Festival this year, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear hiker Lori Burke talk about her amazing experience – preparing and completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge (Wikipedia)in 24 hours..  She will be presenting on Friday, Sept. 18th at 7:00 pm. at...Read more

Sat 22 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking Poles / North River Big Falls / North River Falls / North River Provinicial Park / Trekking Poles 1 comment / / / / / / /

Hiking with a Pedometer

With Hike the Highlands Festival just 3 weeks away, I have been busy getting ready for the ten days of hiking and 100 kms.  Today I hiked North River Big Falls – 18kms return with my pedometer in a little over 4.5 hours… Pretty proud of myself especially in 30 degrees temp plus high...Read more

Sat 22 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Backpacker Magazine / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Explore Magazine / Franey Hiking Trail / Geocaching / Guided Wilderness Hiking Adventures / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Photography 0 comment / / / / / /

Photography Important Part of Hiking Festival

With nine new hikes and four popular hikes from the past, this is an incredible year for new photo opportunities and a great photo contest for 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival, Sept. 11-20, 2009.  The digital photo cameras, both point and shoot and DSLR are improving each year and now...Read more

Fri 21 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Bog Hiking Trail / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Staff picks: Trails

Hiking is one of the most popular activities of visitors to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Staff have been asked for their picks of hiking trails to help visitors enjoy the National Park experience.  Ten were selected and they are 1) L’Acadien, 2) Franey, 3) Bog,  4) Jack Pine, 5)...Read more

Thu 20 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Geocaching / Guided Wilderness Hiking Adventures / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / North River Big Falls / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Red Island Guided Walk / Red ISland Hiking Trail / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Checklist for Hike the Highlands Festival

With just 3-4 weeks away before the 6th Annual Hike the Highlands festival – Sept. 11-20, it is time to get out the checklist and start getting ready for the hiking festival.   1) review the hiking schedule and trail info and decide what hikes you will be going on as well workshops. 2)...Read more

Sun 16 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Backpacker Magazine / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / MEC / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Outdoor Gear 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Dressing in Layers for Hiking

You have probably heard this phrase before – dress in layers for hiking. Does it work, yes and proven by thousands of hikers around the world.  I have been testing my equipment lately getting ready for a busy fall hiking season with Hike the Highlands Festival and hiking the West Highland...Read more

Wed 12 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Nordic Walking Poles / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / /

Franey & Wide Angle Lens

Recently, I hiked Franey trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park on a nice summer day with a breeze.  I met a graduate student, doing her Masters in Biology  from St. John, NB and a chap with FAA in Boston, Mass while on top of Franey taking pictures with a 10-20 mm Sigma wide angle...Read more