New Zealand 2017: Tongariro Crossing and Mount Ngauruhoe.


Hike-about is an adventure that commenced June 2010. After storing our household movables, ridding ourselves of a house but retaining our 'home' together, we set off with the purpose of hiking in different parts of the world, not forgetting the home country, the USA.

Our primary focus is hiking to mountain peaks but any challenging hike will do just fine. Extended stays enable us to enjoy and experience living in various places amongst differing cultures. Hike-about has evolved into a way of life. It's also a process of discovery, both the world and ourselves.

We work and live 'on the road' but return to the city in which our grandchildren reside, every couple of months. This provides us the wonderful opportunity to be with them as well as a child or two, even three and of course, friends.

By the end of 2022, the blog contained over 1,470 hikes, each a set of pictures with stories and anecdotes from the trails. An index to the right allows the viewer to identify earlier experiences.

Finally, we are often asked about the journey's end.
ur reply, as accurate as we can state, is: "When we are either forced to cease through health issues or the enjoyment level no longer reaches our aspirations, we will hang up the boots."

"A Life Experience As No Other: Dare to Seize the Day Together", published by Fulton Books, depicts our life on the road and mountains until the beginning of 2017. It has developed 'exponentially' since then.

Jenni and Jeffrey Lazarow

Whereas we continue to update the blog regularly, we no longer circulate email notifications often.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mount Woodson, Poway--near San Diego

Inland surfboard and...

Part-way up Woodson--stopping for a whine

Anyone in search of a first class hike should look no further than Mount Woodson in Poway. From the parking lot to the summit, taking the long way round, it is nine miles including a climb of 2300 feet. The views are terrific with surrounding boulders, mountains, plant-life and in addition, a whining editor, a somewhat unusual occurrence. On Chol Hamoed, Pesach—what a ‘good’ Friday.

Too much matzos--taking the gap

Stress test for surfboard

View from near summit

Jenni on Trail

Have a great Shabbos.

Jenni and Jeffrey

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Guess where we'd rather be: "Some highlights"

The Alps, near Grindelwald

Sunset at HorseShoe Bend, AZ


Whangerei, North Island, NZ

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Horsetails Falls, Oregon

Mount Shasta, CA

Horseshoe Bend, AZ

Sitting on table in CT

Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand
Alpine Lake Williams, Taos, NM

Blue Mountains, Australia
Bareg, Swiss Alps

Deception Point Peak in storm, Santa Fe

Mount Hood, Oregon

Zion, UT

MacDonald Lake, Glacier Park, MO

Crater below Three-Sisters, Oregon

Perch at Sandia Peak, NM

Bridger Peak, Bozeman, Montana

Angel at the Landing, Zion

The last Half-mile to go; Yep up there

What's not to like--rest and all--Lion's Head, CT
Tongariro Crossing, NZ

Haunting--Above Grindelwald

Cassidy Arch, Capital Reef, Utah

Rainier from Granite Mt Peak, WA

Glacier Park, Montana

Crater Lake, Oregon

Wannaka, South Island, NZ

Observation Pt., Zion

Salt Lake, Antelope Island, UT

Eiger Precipice

What drought in Australia?

Kolob Canyon, Utah

Angels Landing Peak, Zion

Bachalpsee, Alps

Approaching Peak, Kepler Tramp, NZ