Posts Tagged ‘Cabot Trail’

Wed 10 Sep 2014 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail 0 comment / / / /

Bull Moose and the Rutting Season

  Did you know the first full moon in September is the start of the rutting season for moose in northern Cape Breton. A number of us learn that last year at Hike the Highlands after returning from our sunset hike.   Not sure what rutting means, well its mating & breeding time for moose....Read more

Sun 27 Jul 2014 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Good on Ya – 3 Peaks Challenge Teams

It is not easy task hiking 3 mountains in one day especially when there is heat involved. But 24 teams excepted the challenge and hiked Roberts Mountain, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Franey Mountain on July 19th at the 5th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge. The weather was 24 degrees with a...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

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

Sat 08 May 2010 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hiking 0 comment / / / / / / /

Geocaching Day at Cape Breton Highlands National Park

On International Trails Day, June 5th, 2010, Cape Breton Highlands National Park  and the Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association will host a Geocaching Day in Cheticamp.  The newest geocache is located on one of the most pristine coastlines in the park and coordinates will be released at noon...Read more

Sun 30 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Hike the Highlands – A Nova Scotia Must

Hiker Trish McCormick recently informed me that Hike the Highlands Festival has been recognized as a Nova Scotia Must by Allan Lynch in his new book (2008) ” Nova Scotia – Book of Musts -” the 101 Places every Nova Scotian Must See”.   Trish is one of Hike the Highlands...Read more

Wed 05 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / /

2008 Hike the Highlands Festival Photo Contest Winners

The judges have reviewed all the great photo entries and have made their decisions on the winning photos of the 2008 Hike the Highlands Photo Contest. There are five categories – Fauna, Flora, Humour, People and Scenery. The 1st place winners will receive a free 2009 Hike the Highlands Pass...Read more

Sun 26 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / /

Red Island Hike – Oct 26th

One of my favorite things to do in the late fall is hike the Red Island Hiking Trail located at Indian Brook along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.  Today I was using a Nikon D60 Camera with 18 mm-135mm lens and my pics came out nice. I didn’t use any filters but the […]Read more

Mon 22 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers – 5th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival

Wow… what an incredible 10 days of hiking. Great weather, an amazing camaradie & friendship among the hikers, interesting & challenging trails, and informative evening activities made the 5th Annual Hike the Highlands festival memorable. Thanks to you, our festival matched last...Read more

Fri 19 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Falls Day in the Festival & Mushrooms

Today was about wild mushrooms and they were abundant on all three hikes – North River Big Falls, North River Little Falls and Usige Ban Falls.  It was appropriate that our evening presentation was “Fabulous Fall Fungi” by Bethsheila Kent. Sixty plus hikers enjoyed the trails...Read more