Posts Tagged ‘Cape Breton Highlands National Park’

Fri 17 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Dressing in Layers / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Fleece Jackets / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge / Mid-Layer / Skyline Hiking Trail Comments Off on Day 7 – Carry On / / / / / /

Day 7 – Carry On

It finally happened it rained during hikes on day 7 of Hike the Highlands festival. Despite inclement weather, all three hikes – Skyline, Fishing Cove and Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge were completed.  The passionate and dedicated hikers were out in full force today. They carried on despite...Read more

Thu 16 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival Comments Off on Day 6 – PEI Hikers arrive / / / / / /

Day 6 – PEI Hikers arrive

Another sunny day provided hikers with amazing day for hiking on Day 6 featuring the Salmon Pool, Acadien and Le Buttereau & Le Chemin du Buttereau hikes on trails in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Today was a day, many hikers used their trekking poles. The PEI gang of hikers arrived...Read more

Tue 14 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Comments Off on Day 4 – Sugar Loaf & More Spectacular Views / / /

Day 4 – Sugar Loaf & More Spectacular Views

 The NHN trails hike in Cape North provided a scenic view of South Harbour along with Peak Tenerife and Sugar Loaf Mountains.  A picnic lunch sponsored by St. Paul`s Island Historical Society was enjoyed by all  hikers at Cabot Landing Provincial Park before embarking on Sugar Loaf mountain...Read more

Mon 13 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Mid-Layer / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes Comments Off on Day 2 – White Point & Franey / / / / / / /

Day 2 – White Point & Franey

The hiking gods were with us today and all three outdoor events took place on day 2 of  2010 Hike the Highlands Festival, despite a weather forecast that included rain & showers…. The nature & landscape photography workshop orginially scheduled for White Point moved to Black...Read more

Sat 11 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Photography / Wally Hayes Comments Off on Day one of Hike the Highlands went well / / / / / / /

Day one of Hike the Highlands went well

Despite overcast skies, and a few rain drops, everything went well on day one of the 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival.  Wally Hayes dazzle us with his amazing knowledge of photography and shared with us some great tips including geotagging your photos, composition, and shooting with macro lens....Read more

Fri 10 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes Comments Off on 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival Opens Today / / / / / /

2010 Hike the Highlands Festival Opens Today

The 7th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival opens today with a Nature & Landscape Photography Workshop, Freshwater Lake Hike and Opening ceremonies.  The 10 day hiking festival runs from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19, 2010. The festival headquarters & registration desk are located at Glenghorm...Read more

Thu 09 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Bog Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / plants Comments Off on Bog Trail – Interesting Plants / / / / / / /

Bog Trail – Interesting Plants

One of the more interesting trails for plants in Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the Bog Trail.  A short interpretive trail that takes on average 20-30 minutes to complete and that includes time for taking pictures.  A great trail to have a DSLR  camera with a zoom and macro lens for...Read more

Fri 27 Aug 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes Comments Off on Nature and Landscape Photography Workshop with Wally Hayes / / / / / /

Nature and Landscape Photography Workshop with Wally Hayes

Hike the Highlands Festival will offer two Nature & Landscape Photography Workshops by Wally Hayes, professional photographer, on Sept. 10th and Sept. 11th in Ingonish . ……One of Nova Scotia’s top photographer, Wally brings passion and a great love of the outdoors along with...Read more

Fri 20 Aug 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge Comments Off on Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge hiking trail Opens / / / / /

Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge hiking trail Opens

A new hiking trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park,  “Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge, ” was officially opened on August 15th, on National Acadian Day,  with over 200 people in attendance  including former Cap Rouge residents. The ceremonies recognized the people &...Read more

Sat 31 Jul 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Franey Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Comments Off on A Challenging Experience – Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks / / / / / / /

A Challenging Experience – Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks

The 1st Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge took place July 17 with 10 teams participating.  Pattern a bit after the UK 3 peaks Challenge, hikers were challenged to hike  Franey, Sugar Loaf and Acadien mountains in 12 hours or less which also included 2.5 hrs driving to the mountains. Each...Read more