Posts Tagged ‘Cape Breton Highlands National Park’

Wed 10 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail Comments Off on Bull Moose and the Rutting Season / / / /

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 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge Comments Off on Good on Ya – 3 Peaks Challenge Teams / / / / / / / / / / / / /

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 22 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 9 – Glasgow Lakes and White Point / / / /

Day 9 – Glasgow Lakes and White Point

Hikers started the morning off with a 9.2 km hike to Glasgow Lakes Look-off. This trail gives you a feeling for the highlands plateau. You will notice the wind swept barrens and vegetation similar to northern Taiga with stunted growth.  Cape Breton Highlands National Park  in its 5-year trail...Read more

Fri 20 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Pollett's Cove Comments Off on Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove / / / / /

Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove

It is the day of the long hikes – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove but with great weather and scenery for hikers to enjoy. Pollett’s Cove hike is well known for its spectacular seacoast scenery. Michael Haynes, author of several hiking books, rates this trail as his most favorite...Read more

Thu 19 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 6 – Amazing Day of Hiking at Hike the Highlands / / / / / / /

Day 6 – Amazing Day of Hiking at Hike the Highlands

The day began with another great sunrise. Followed by a peaceful and solitude hike along Cheticamp River and Salmon Pools. Off to waterfalls at Corney Brook. And then the grand finale – a sunset, full moon and three moose (1 cow and 2 bull)  on Skyline. Later found out by our great waitress...Read more

Wed 18 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 5 – Cape Breton Highlands National Park / / / / / /

Day 5 – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  The Hike the Highlands festival is fortunate to have in our own backyard the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It has been a valuable partner in all 10 years of our festival and provided some great hiking trails for hikers to enjoy during the 10 day festival. Today’s hikes took part...Read more

Sun 15 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail Comments Off on Day 2 – Weather Cooperates / / / / / / / / /

Day 2 – Weather Cooperates

The big news of the day, the weather cooperates and we managed to miss most of the tropical storm Gabrielle at the Hike the Highlands Festival. The day began with a sunrise hike at Middle Head. Close to 30 people got up early and took in the 6:00 am. hike. It was well worth it […]Read more

Mon 25 Feb 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / snowshoeing Comments Off on Clyburn Valley Snowshoe Hike – Feb 23rd / / / / / / /

Clyburn Valley Snowshoe Hike – Feb 23rd

Fourteen people enjoyed a great snowshoe hike on the Clyburn Valley trail and Highlands Links golf course on Saturday, Feb. 23rd. The above picture was taken on our snowshoe hike from the Nova Scotia webcam at Highlands Links Golf Course, Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Special thanks to my...Read more

Sun 24 Feb 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands / snowshoeing Comments Off on Freshwater Lake – Full Moon Snowshoe Hike / / / / / /

Freshwater Lake – Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

In 2013, Hike the Highlands decided to host three snowshoe hikes, one for each month and become part of the Hike NS snowshoeing series. Our first snowshoe hike was on Freshwater Lake , January 29th, during a full moon. The event was well received and attracted 24 people, from Sydney, Antigonish,...Read more

Fri 14 Dec 2012 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography Comments Off on Nikon P7700 Review / / / / / /

Nikon P7700 Review

I thought I would begin this post with a short video of the Nikon P7700 to introduce you to the camera and some of its features. This camera replaces the Nikon P7100, 7000, 6000 and 5000 models. I owned the Nikon P6000 model and used it extensively when hiking as it was easily & quickly...Read more