The Hikers Distance Award program features 4 distances – 25 km, 50km, 75 km and 100km. The 25 km pin features a rabbit, 50 km pin is a fox, the 75 km pin is a moose and 100 km pin features an eagle.
Below are photos of some of the 2015 Hiker Distance Award receiptants at the closing ceremonies of the 12 Annual Hike the Highlands Festival. 50% of the hikers registered at this year’s festival earned their hikers distance award pins. Congratulations to all the hikers.
2014 Hikers Distance Award Receiptants :
25 km pin – Leona Stockley, Sharon Proctor, Laureen Scheibelhut, Joe Whitty, Dianne Dunphy, Fraser Kennedy, Jenny Lively, George Lively, Gillies Poirier, Julie Benson, Marina Krassimirova, Patricia MacNeil, Gayle Bourgeois, Carol Gouthro, Hilda Cormier, Evelyn Hiltz, Adele Matsalla.
50 Km pin – Lynda Burks, Yvonne LeBlanc, John MacKenzie, Laureen MacKenzie, Debby Poirier, Bruce Clark, Judy Ferguson,
Bill Ferguson, Linda Donovan, Ray Matsalla, Gerard Fox, Marsha Fox, Shireley MacDonald, Gloria Clifford, Mickey Francis, Carolyn Pelerine, Susan Ford, Sam Schwartz, Audrey Sanger, Don Cook, Robert Harrison.
75 km pin – Irene O’Brien, Elaine Wallace, Paul Mack, Sandra LeBlanc, Dennis Crosby, Diane Grant, Barbara MacLean, Frank Whalen, Judy Thielman, Louise Marchand, Daniel Roy, Edwin Harrison, Sherrill Harrison, Margaret Karrell, Patricia McCormick, Heather Taxbock, Philip Longmire, Donna MacDonald, Sharon Garroway, Carol MacAskill, Marion Stairs.
100 km pin – Shaune Warren, Rychina Williams, Leslie Buchanan, Paula Reynolds, Kathleen LeBlanc, Tom Wilson, Terry Smith, Nancy MacDonald, James MacNeil, Karen MacNeil, Juanita Sauve, Tim Reynolds, Nancy Issac, Jenny Symes, Dianne Lindsay, Lisa Dixon, Mary Arsenault, Gregory Jurczyszyn, Diane Clark, Dennis Gillis, Rowland Spear.
Below are the 2014 photos of hikers who were presented their lapel pins at closing ceremonies:
Below are the hikers who were presented with their lapel pins at the closing ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2012. Thanks to our photographers Robert and Edwin Harrison for their pictures.
Each hiker when they registered for the festival will be given a log book. After each hike, you will ask the guide or sweep to initial your log book. The points given for each hike are based on difficulty. You get Extra Points if you hike has a degree of difficulty of 3, 4, 5 or C, D, or E. See below. For example – the Slatey Point hike is 3C. You get two extra points plus the 16.6 km = 19 pts.
C- 1 pt. 3 – 1 pt.
D- 2 pts. 4 – 2 pts.
E- 3 pts. 5 – 3 pts.
The points for each hike are listed below to help you in deciding what hikes you will be going on and what distance (25,50, 75, 100 km) for your lapel pin. Generally speaking a weekend of hiking gives you an opportunity to get 25 km, 2 weekends 50 km, 5-7 days 75 km and 10 days – 100 km.
2014 Hikes with Points Below:
|Broad Cove Mountain||Fri. Sept. 12||5:30 PM||2.3||3C||4 pts.|
|Sunrise on Jack Pine||Sat. Sept. 13||5:45 AM||2.0||3C||3 pts.|
|Mica Hill||Sat. Sept. 13||10:00 AM||8||3C||10 pts.|
|Warren Lake||Sat. Sept. 13||1:00 PM||4.7||2C||6 pts.|
|Middle Head||Sun. Sept. 14||9:00 AM||4||3C||5 pts.|
|Warren Brook||Sun. Sept. 14||9:00 AM||22||3C||25 pts.|
|Franey||Sun. Sept. 14||1:00 PM||7.4||4C||10 pts.|
|Money Point Light||Mon. Sept. 15||9:00 AM||13||5E||19 pts.|
|Sugar Loaf||Mon. Sept. 15||9:00 AM||4||4D||8 pts|
|Cabot Landing||Mon. Sept. 15||1:00 PM||4||1B||4 pts.|
|Cape St. Lawrence||Tue. Sept. 16||9:00 AM||10||5D||15 pts.|
|Little Grassy & Boardwalk||Tues. Sept. 16||10:00 AM||5||3C||7 pts|
|Meat Cove Mountain||Tues. Sept. 16||2:00 PM||4||5C||8 pts.|
|Salmon Pools||Wed. Sept. 17||10:00 AM||12.2||3C||14 pts..|
|Fishing Cove||Wed. Sept. 17||10:00 AM||12||4C||15 pts|
|Acadien||Thurs. Sept. 18||9:00 AM||8.4||4C||12 pts.|
|Le Buttereau||Thurs. Sept. 18||2:00 PM||1.5||2B||2 pts.|
|Skyline||Thurs. Sept. 18||5:30 PM||7.4||2B||7 pts.|
|Roberts Mountain||Fri, Sept. 19||9:00 AM||4||4D||8 pts.|
|White Point to Burnt Head||Fri. Sept. 19||1:30 PM||6.4||3C||8 pts|
|Ski Cape Smokey||Sat. Sept.20||10:00 AM||4||4C||7 pts.|
|Aspy||Sat.Sept. 20||10:00 AM||9.2||3C||11 pts.|
|Coastal to Neil’s Harbour Beach||Sat. Sept. 20||2:00 PM||2||2B||2pts.|
|Branch Pond Look-off||Sun. Sept. 21||10:00 AM||8.4||3C||10 pts.|