New Zealand: Along the Ben Lomond Trail.


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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Blue Sky and Ramona Lake in strong sunshine; Highway 67 to Woodson in the rain, a mix and match.

A point we make frequently is that no scene ever repeats itself. Sure, it may be similar but never the same. A walk in the rain last Sunday morning to reach Mount Woodson for sunrise was a point in fact. While things looked hopeless from a viewing perspective, one needs a little patience and something will occur to cheer one. As we glanced about us upon reaching the peak, albeit for brief moments, we observed some wonderful scenes and scenery.

The return of the 'Gregorians'. At the peak of Mount Woodson, looking toward Iron Mountain in rain.

Ramona Lake, taken from peak of Mount Woodson (See next picture for close-up).

Another day at Ramona, standing at lake level which is far above ground level.

A third hike, from peak of Woodson, Ramona Lake on a rainy day but with a slight break in the clouds.

'Stonewalled' at the dam wall.

Iron Mountain, slightly haunting on the day. The elements change the environment dynamically and constantly.

Bleak but attractive.

No matter how bleak, there's usually a spot of sunshine.

Black and white in color.

A spot of color on the horizon.

A last look at Iron Mountain and then a run for cover.


Jenni and Jeffrey

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