Trekking Poles

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

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

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

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

Mon 10 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / /

Getting in Shape for Hike the Highlands

No matter how many days you plan to hike in this year’s Hike the Highlands Festival – Sept. 11-20, 2009, you must begin now to prepare and get in shape.  With five weeks to go before the festival starts, you have time to build your fitness level up to handle the longer hikes and or...Read more

Sun 28 Jun 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Trekking / Trekking Poles / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Franey – A Fitness Hike with Poles and Smart Wool Socks

  It has been foggy this past weekend with drizzle so I decided to do a fitness hike and get some exercise in on one of my favorite trails – Franey in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  I took out my nordic walking poles,  put my smart wool socks on – a different type this...Read more

Mon 22 Jun 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Photography / Trekking Poles / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Coastal Hiking Trail – A new Hike in 2009

The Coastal Hiking trail will be one of the new hikes featured  in the 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival.  This trail is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and is approximately 5.6kms one way. It features Atlantic Coastline, coastal forest, sea birds and some difficult sections...Read more

Sun 01 Mar 2009 admin American Nordic Walking Association / Canadian Nordic Walking Association / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking News / Nordic Walking Poles / Trekking / Trekking Poles / Trekking Trips 3 comments / / / / / / / / / / /

Nordic Walking Poles vs Trekking Poles for Hiking

What is the difference between nordic walking poles and trekking poles ?  I thought I would do some research and find out some answers for you. I have used both types while hiking but more with nordic walking poles as I own a pair of those – a one piece design.  However I did use […]Read more