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Tue 15 Sep 2015 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Day 4 – Meat Cove / / / /

Day 4 – Meat Cove

The community of Meat Cove was the centre of attention in Day 4 of Hike the Highlands Festival.  58 hikers enjoyed the three hikes today- Lowland Cove, Meat Cove Mountain and  Little Grassy & the boardwalk. A little drizzle to start the day off but nothing to damper the spirits of fellow...Read more

Thu 23 Aug 2012 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Live Longer, Healthier and Smarter

Live Longer, Healthier and Smarter

Open publication – Free publishing – More 2012   Dalhousie University has an interesting article in their spring alumi magazine that is well worth a read –  “Live Longer, Healthier and Smarter by Skana Gee. Click expand above and turn to page 19. The article is on...Read more

Tue 31 May 2011 Tom Wilson 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

Wed 10 Nov 2010 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Remembering…November 11 /

Remembering…November 11

This week’s post is not about hiking but remembering …on 11th hour, 11th day, and 11th month , those who served our country, Canada, and those who paid the supreme sacrifice during the wars and peace time activities. Rembrance Day was always a special and big day in our household as my...Read more

Fri 22 May 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Gros Morne National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Canada’s Best Parks

The June edition of  Explore Magazine has a great article of Canada’s Best of our Parks – National and Provincial. Two parks from Atlantic Canada made the list – Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Gros Morne National Park. Two of my favorite places to hike.  A few surprises...Read more

Sun 08 Feb 2009 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Trail Shop Marathon – Cross Country Ski, March 8 / / / /

Trail Shop Marathon – Cross Country Ski, March 8

One of the great ways to stay in shape in the winter for hikers is to cross country ski.  In the highlands, we have a number of events,  but one that attracts alot of skiers is the the 2009 Trail Shop Marathon at North Highlands Nordic Ski Trails in Cape North.  This  event will take […]Read more

Sun 08 Feb 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Uncategorized Comments Off on Wildlife & Birds in The Highlands / / / / / / /

Wildlife & Birds in The Highlands

With eight winter storms to date,  it has been an interesting winter here on Cape Breton Island.  The last couple of weeks have been great seeing  birds and animals.  Michelle Sears from Halifax started things off by saying  she saw a Auk at Englishtown Ferry – see pic 2 below. Then...Read more

Sat 13 Dec 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Gift Ideas for Hikers / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Gift Ideas for Hikers

  Here are some great ideas for christmas gifts for your hiker friends and for yourself :  a compass, first aid kit, smart wool socks, biners, thermometer, wool hat, gloves,  gaiters,  fleece jacket, stainless steel thermos, BPS or non- polycarbonate plastic water bottle, trekker/nordic...Read more

Sun 07 Dec 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on West Highland Way, Scotland’s Premiere Long Distance Route / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

West Highland Way, Scotland’s Premiere Long Distance Route

Life is full of adventures and one of  them for me is to hike the West Highland Way in Scotland. A 95 mile (152km) trek across the highlands in Scotland ending in Fort William, the outdoor capital of UK.  My wife and I are going to do the hike next September (2009) after the Hike […]Read more

Fri 07 Nov 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on ParticipACTION – Time to Move / / / /

ParticipACTION – Time to Move

One of the greater promoters of hiking in Canada is ParticipACTION, a national organization with a vision to have a Canadian Society the most physical active on Earth. They are advocacy agency for physical activity that work with partners to communication and create action.   Each month they...Read more