Posts Tagged ‘Cape Breton Highlands National Park’

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

Sat 15 Sep 2012 Tom Wilson 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail Comments Off on Sunrise Hike a Success / / /

Sunrise Hike a Success

It was so different seeing headlamps & flashlights with hikers at the Trail Head before the start of the festival’s first sunrise hike.  Everyone was early for this hike. Thirty – four hikers headed out in the dark on the  Middle Head trail at 6:00 am.  Our guide, Tim Reynolds,...Read more

Tue 04 Sep 2012 Tom Wilson 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike Nova Scotia Comments Off on Cape Breton Hiking Challenges – 2012 / / / / / / /

Cape Breton Hiking Challenges – 2012

  It has been a great year for hiking challenges on Cape Breton Island and it is not over yet.  It started with Hike Nova Scotia ‘s Distance award – 150, 250 & 500 km in snowshoeing, hiking and walking. Then Cape Breton Highlands National Park issue the Highlands Challenge...Read more

Sun 24 Jun 2012 Tom Wilson 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Branch Pond Look-off Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Surprises on the Branch Pond Look-off Trail / / /

Surprises on the Branch Pond Look-off Trail

It was a day full of surprises….first the weather changed from an overcast day to hot sunny day – 20 plus degrees. Then I saw my first spruce grouse of the year.  At the 1st look-off, I caught up with and met a nice couple from Pennsylvania who were bird watchers. We had a nice...Read more