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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

29.06 Joshua Tree, California: Eureka Peak

Backdrop of San Bernardino Mountains one fine winter's day.

You know your face tells a different story from you heart or stomach after the female ranger, when asked for directions to the trailhead, suggested that the hike is rated strenuous. What's unsaid is that 'you two old people should consider taking a stroll amongst the trees, get a cup of tea and perhaps have a snooze'. Well, the times are changing and so we considered her words of caution, broke down and cried, wiped our eyes and headed for the 10.5 mile hike with only about 1,800 feet cumulative elevation gain. It gave me great pleasure not to mention that the editor climbed 3,500 feet the previous week in her stride. While we are getting older, it appears we may have collected some maturity along the way.

Hazy and gentle scenery in the morning freshness.

Dropping down from the peak to a better vantage point.

Breakfast in a superb position.

Overlooking the Yucca Valley from Eureka Peak.

After breakfast, let the games begin.

Peeking through the Yuccas at the peak.

Taking a breather on one of three peaks visited.


Jenni and Jeffrey

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