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.

Monday, May 25, 2020

45.35 Sedona: A B Young Mountain and its outstanding features, challenges and views. 45.36 Hog Heaven,Twin Buttes location, mostly off trail.

North of the city on the 89A

On the way to the peak, could not find a way to climb this little butte. I schemed all the way up and partly on the way down and came up with a plan. Fortunately it worked otherwise I would have been a frustrated boy.

This is a quiet trail that crosses a river which is the first impediment; it is very steep and has no shelter from the sun. This discourages some but we find it ideal.

From the peak, it also provides a view of the San Francisco range in Flagstaff.

Most of the time, one is exposed on the edges (Jen going 'round the bend'), making it a superb experience. We would have done it again (on another day) but ran out of time. We had to rush back to be 'locked-down'. Could not persuade one of us to extend but we did have a rental reserved in San Diego.

The telephoto brings ground level closer to the peak.

Give him one more, for effort, and also, to save us from his whining.

And now, a return to south of the city, Twin Buttes area:

We go wondering off the trail and upwards. It always looks easier than it is. One day, we'll understand the concept.

...and this is the result. A little scary but in the end, a real high, a good challenge and a feeling of satisfaction.

It was good to get there and even better to return safely.


Jenni and Jeffrey

1 comment:

Alexandra Woodford said...

You are indeed adventurous!