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

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

31.10 A revisit to Mala Mojstrovka, views from the peak - a staggering experience. 31.11 Reaching Slemenova Spica from part-way up Vrsic Pass, an additional 1,500 feet of elevation.

The posting that follows this one deals with a memorable experience, (many of them are), which in addition attempts to capture the essence of life on the mountains and immersed in natural surroundings. Therefore, although this hike was a gem, comments and observations are combined with posting 31.12 and are contained therein.

On a remarkable hike and experience, it certainly wasn't 'one for the birds'.

Looking down on a peak (grass top) we had climbed two days before (Slemenova Spica). In fact, it was on
that hike where Jenni took a bad fall. You can see a person on the summit.

Two days before, an injured Jenni makes her way to the peak, courageously.

Arriving at the peak and being confronted with just one of an abundant number of magnificent sights.
Across the way is a trail I took the following day, the gray patch above the tree clumps.

To say the terrain was rugged would be an understatement.

The 'nightmarish' gulley (previous visit) proved quite easy the second time around.

Had Jenni been with me, then the picture of the young, strapping fellow standing on the edge would have
been me, sans good physique.

One 'cuckoo' flew past another's nest at the peak, making me feel a mere spectator.

The sights from high above looking at snow- and cloud-covered peaks on the horizon are always satisfying.
Austria is beyond the mountain to the fore; we paid a visit over the top the previous week.

Not the most gentle of 'guys'. The Julian Mountains are proving to be everything that a mountain range can be.
The thing missing is compassion for humans.


Jenni and Jeffrey

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