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, June 24, 2017

31.18 Slovenia: Vitranc, a mountain peak above the ski slopes in Kranjska Gora.

A rather steep and fairly tough climb of 3,000 feet along and above the ski slopes of this famous region. Apparently, world championship competitions are held on these slopes. Fortunately, no snow was encountered but it certainly was a challenge. Upon arriving at what appears to be a summit, the hiker has a further forty minutes of walking up-and-down to reach the very small and exposed peak.

En route to the top, a quick look at a village below. The mountain in the background is in Austria.

The first and only view of the surrounding mountains taken from the small peak.

The following day, Jenni walks at the lake in the town. See picture below.

Telephoto lens shows the same lake from 3,000 feet higher and a few miles distant.

A shot of the villages from above (telephoto).

A peep along the Soca River, outside town of Bovec.

A shot of the villages from above (without telephoto).

High-noon in the village of Kobarid; we enter and everyone leaves.

Kozjak Gorge


Jenni and Jeffrey

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