Posts Tagged ‘Victoria County’

Sat 27 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain / White Point Comments Off on Day 8 – Roberts Mountain & White Point hikes / / / / /

Day 8 – Roberts Mountain & White Point hikes

It was cool and windy (30-50km) on the morning’s hike on Roberts Mountain. White cap waves averaging 2-3 feet high could be seen on the ocean. Toques, gloves and warm clothes were the norm on this hike especially on top and coming down the mountain.  Hikers enjoyed the great view of the...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 04 Jul 2010 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Walkabout Comments Off on Emily Forrest now in the Cape Breton Highlands / / / / / /

Emily Forrest now in the Cape Breton Highlands

One of Nova Scotia’s amazing persons, Emily Forrest, is in Cape Breton Highlands, walking along the coastline  to promote the benefits of walking, the NS Heart Stroke & Foundation’s Walkabout Program and Brigadoon, a camp for children with chronic illnesses.  Emily will be...Read more

Fri 22 May 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Gros Morne National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Canada’s Best Parks

The June edition of  Explore Magazine has a great article of Canada’s Best of our Parks – National and Provincial. Two parks from Atlantic Canada made the list – Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Gros Morne National Park. Two of my favorite places to hike.  A few surprises...Read more

Sun 08 Jun 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Money Point Hike – A New Hike in 2008 / / / / / / / /

Money Point Hike – A New Hike in 2008

I got a sneak preview this week of one of the new hikes in this year’s Hike the Highlands Festival – Money Point.  This will be one of those wow hikes with great ocean views and mountain scenery. David and Tamara Rasmussen guided me to one section of the trail that takes you to a...Read more

Fri 06 Jun 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Birding Workshop & Field Trip – June 14 / / / / / / / / / / /

Birding Workshop & Field Trip – June 14

On Saturday, June 14th beginning at 9:00 am., there will be a birding workshop and field trip at the North Highlands Community Museum in Cape North. This workshop and field trip is sponsored by Nova Scotia Bird Society, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Maritimes Breeding Bird Atlas and North...Read more

Mon 31 Mar 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Plaster Provincial Park Trail – A Pleasant Surprise / / / / /

Plaster Provincial Park Trail – A Pleasant Surprise

What a pleasant surprise today – hiking the Plaster Provincial Park Trail. My wife and I had never done the complete trail before and usually spent most of our time at the picnic park as well down at the beach and cove.  We had landed on the beach a few years back when we sea kayaked from...Read more

Mon 24 Mar 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / / /

Came Upon Ruffed Grouse – also known as Partridge

Recently, my wife and I came across a couple of Ruffed Grouse while hiking in the woods on the crust. Ruffed Grouse are commonly known as partridge here. The above ruffed grouse could hear me coming and flew onto a tree, fluffed out to warn the other one of danger. Some interesting tidbits, the...Read more