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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Random selection of more Highlights of a Wondrous World.

As we await the resumption of Hike-about, we continue to flip through images in our minds of fascinating places we have visited and in some cases, endured. Whilst we are hiking twice a week and exercising on the other days, the thought of fresh and exciting challenges awaiting us keeps the mind focused.

Set out below are a random selection of photographs that we may not have displayed before, although similar ones would be on the blog.

Dawn in Maui, Hawaii.

A port town in Iceland.

Glacial river viewed from a mountain in Iceland.

Sunset above Mono Lake , California.

Hawaiian snow? Mauna Loa, on the Big Island.

But(t) in Iceland...'traveling' down Mount Sulur.

Davis dam, Nevada.

Seefeldspitze, Austria.

Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona.

A canyon view from Angels Landing, Utah.

Sunset in Death Valley, California.

Heading toward Mono Pass, Sierra Nevada.

Volcanoes from peak of Mount Humphreys, Arizona.

One of many Tyee Lakes, near Bishop, California.

Reflection in the Desolation Wilderness.

and another...

Yellow Mountain in Utah.

Early morning on Mount Olympus, Greece.


Jenni and Jeffrey

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Some side-benefits of sweating on the trails and mountains.

Bottle-brush at Mount Woodson.

"Did you say something?"

Anza-Borrego Springs, California.

Black Mountain, before Lake Mead at dawn, Boulder City, Nevada.

A different view of Las Vegas from the mountaintop at sunset.

A scene in the Mojave Desert.

Black Mountain bighorn sheep.

Two scenes from part-way up the Frenchman Mountain, Nevada.

Kelso Dunes, California, one late-afternoon.

More bottle-brush

Ramona Lake, Poway one early morning.

"Hey, do I know you?"

The target: Turtle Peak, Red Rock Park, Nevada.


Jenni and Jeffrey

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mount Woodson, Poway: Three hikes in one blog while we wait for Chamonix. Call back the recent past, too.

We're back on a working vacation in San Diego, (whatever that means). Meantime, we look forward to the realization of our plans for the rest of the year. As the world is an enormously large planet from the perspective of 'walkers', it does seem that we are not being efficient, camped down in Rancho Bernardo. We are currently living in a 'senior development' which is proving to be superb. The mature generation is calm, has less ego than the youngsters and is certainly quieter. What a pleasure to be amongst them. As one youngster mentioned to Jenni and me last year, while working out in the gym: "When I get to your age, I hope to be like the two of you." Talk about a back-handed compliment. Our faces are still stinging. Nevertheless, it is most enjoyable living with those in the golden era. We wrote a piece about our opening week which can be read by clicking...'Living on the road'

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Because of our 'good' sense of direction, we guess we are facing east at 6am.

The previous week we were facing west.

Ramona Lake below.

Back to full strength, a tough, old bird...oops, I mean boulder.

Another hike, viewing the development and Woodson golf course. After a hike, a game of golf soothes the nerves or
maybe, it's the other way around.

Some exciting cloud formations even though rain is about 5 months away.

Looking bleak but is actually moments after sunrise.

A mountain and region with many boulders. A marine layer over La Jolla.

Jenni stands on the peak, probably close to the 70th occasion on Woodson.

Call Back the Recent Past.

4S-Ranch under cloud one beautiful morning, most are beautiful.

Woodson for the birds.

Heavy mist to the East

Jen hides from the sun.

Discovering a new perch at our old haunt. (Talk of missing the spotlight.)

Now that's a sunrise over clouds


Jenni and Jeffrey