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Sun 24 Jun 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Branch Pond Look-off Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / /

Surprises on the Branch Pond Look-off Trail

It was a day full of surprises….first the weather changed from an overcast day to hot sunny day – 20 plus degrees. Then I saw my first spruce grouse of the year.  At the 1st look-off, I caught up with and met a nice couple from Pennsylvania who were bird watchers. We had a nice...Read more

Thu 14 Jun 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hiking Boots / MEC / North River Falls / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Breaking in New Hiking Boots

It happened, the part I dread the most, my hiking boots were wearing out. My old ones had served me well but the tread was wearing down and I was feeling rocks. Threads were going in key spots and one side of my boot was breaking away from the rubber.  I order my new boots […]Read more

Mon 28 May 2012 admin Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Island / Cape Smokey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / /

Cape Smokey Trail – Great Coastal Scenery

With eight look-offs, Cape Smokey hiking trail provides the visitor with some amazing coastal scenery of the North Shore, Atlantic Ocean, and Ingonish area. This 11 km in and out trail located in a provincial park along the Cabot Trail, takes approximately 3 -4 hours to complete depending on your...Read more

Sun 01 Apr 2012 admin Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Island / Dressing in Layers / Fleece Jackets / gaiters / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Red ISland Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / /

Spring Hiking – Red Island Trail

Like most hikers at this time of the year, it is hard to say no when the warm weather hits and its a beautiful day out there.  Off we went to the Red Island trail, Indian Brook, on Cabot Trail.  There was alot of discussion – will there be snow on the trail, can we […]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

Mon 15 Aug 2011 admin Baselayers / Dressing in Layers / Fleece Jackets / gaiters / Mid-Layer / Packs / Raingear / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / /

5 Tips to Hiking in the Rain

Despite some hot weather recently, the 2011 summer, has been a mixture of rain, showers, drizzle and fog. Here are 5 tips to help you hike in the rain : 1)  Equipment – a) daypack with a rain cover. If your daypack doesn’t have one, invest in one,  b) rain gear – pants &...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 27 Jun 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Benjies Lake Hiking Trail / Bog Hiking Trail / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Jack Pine Hiking Trail / Jigging Cove Lake / Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge / MacIntosh Brook Hiking Trail / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / plants / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / /

75 km Hiking Challenge – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The 75th Anniversary Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 2011 has provided hikers with a new challenge – hike  75 km from May to October. It also provides you with a wonderful opportunity to see the whole park,  its great scenery, wildlife and plants. And of course to get in shape for...Read more

Tue 31 May 2011 admin Acadien Hiking Trail / Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / cross-country skiing / Franey Hiking Trail / Hiking Boots / Outdoor Gear / Roberts Mountain / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / /

Hiking Challenges for Cape Breton Highlands in 2011

The year 2011 can be declared the year of hiking challenges in the Cape Breton Highlands.  Here are just a few below : 1) The Cape Breton Highlands National Park celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2011 has issued a 75 km hiking challenge from May to October.  You cannot hike on the same...Read more