Posts Tagged ‘Northern Cape Breton’

Wed 20 Sep 2017 Tom Wilson 2017 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers

                      Middle Head Group Photo – Last hike of the festival Thank-you hikers for an amazing 10 days of hiking along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands and Northern Cape Breton. The 14th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival...Read more

Tue 12 Sep 2017 Tom Wilson 2017 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / /

Rain Stays Away – Day 4

  The weather gods were kind to us today on Day 4 of the 2017 Hike the Highlands Festival.  All three hikes – Tenerife, NHN Trail, and Money Point Gulch got in today despite a rain forecast. The rain came later in the evening. The hikes are located in the Top of the Island region...Read more

Wed 02 Aug 2017 Tom Wilson CBH 3 Peaks Challenge Comments Off on 2017 3 Peaks Challenge – A success / / / / / / / / /

2017 3 Peaks Challenge – A success

  The 2017 Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge took place with a full house of teams plus more.  The road to the Aspy Trail was open for the event saving 4 kms …Yeh.   The event involving hiking three trails – two mountains and one coastal trail on cobblestone...Read more

Wed 14 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Northern Cape Breton Comments Off on Aspy Trail – Most Popular Hike / / / / / /

Aspy Trail – Most Popular Hike

                  Photo credit – Marcel Arsenault The Aspy Trail & Beulach Ban Falls continues to be the most popular hiking trail during the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival. Hikers enjoyed the peace and tranquility this trail offered and the...Read more

Fri 10 Apr 2015 Tom Wilson Hiking Tips Comments Off on Preparing for the season – Part 3 – Fitness Level / / / / /

Preparing for the season – Part 3 – Fitness Level

It has been a quite a winter here in Northern Cape Breton and the highlands. It looks like it will be another month or so before the trails will be clear before hiking starts.  Throughout the winter, many of us have stayed active by snowshoeing, walking, skating, skiing and working out indoors (...Read more

Wed 17 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Meat Cove Mountain Comments Off on Day 5 – Meat Cove Hikes / / / / / / / /

Day 5 – Meat Cove Hikes

Great weather conditions and incredible scenery made hikes on Day 5 of the festival at Meat Cove very memorable. Over 70 hikers enjoyed Cape St. Lawrence, Little Grassy & Boardwalk and Meat Cove Mountain hikes.  For second day in a row, hikers were welcome by a horse. This time it was in Cape...Read more

Tue 16 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Northern Cape Breton Comments Off on Day 4 – Special Places in Northern Cape Breton / / / /

Day 4 – Special Places in Northern Cape Breton

[easingsliderlite] Today’s hikes on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014,  were Money Point Light, Sugar Loaf and Cabot Landing. Each hike  provided a different perspective and views. 60 plus hikers enjoyed the day hiking on a overcast day with sun and cloud.  Photo credits of slideshow above –...Read more

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