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, December 22, 2020

47.43 Utah: Masa Back and back and no doubt, we'll be back.

Reaching our destination. Is Utah diverse or what?

A couple of weeks before this hike near Moab, we were hiking in Durango and we mentioned a squeaking hip. Where's an orthopedic surgeon when you need one, especially on a mountain. Fast forward and we were finishing another extraordinary hike when we saw 3 fellows standing around a truck with a fourth lying on the ground, obviously feeling sick or tired or maybe, both. They were cyclists. The clue was the bikes on the truck. Pretty observant, huh! 

One thing led to another and we had, which occurs frequently, an interesting conversation. The guy on the ground recognized our accents which always creates an opening. His buddies did not pay him much attention because he was, after all, a dentist. Who loves teeth guys? (With deep apologies to a great dentist, Derek Lichter.) The other three were medical doctors, the one an orthopedic surgeon. In case you missed it, that was the climax. Shows you. Never know who'll you meet--just have to get the timing correct. 

When the day begins with reflections, I know it's a great start.

Jen reaches the endpoint. We climbed higher and then dropped down so we could see the river again. The magnificent Colorado.

Continuing our pursuit of the we notice there's an easier way to follow it. "Jen, please get the car."

The movie set of the 'Rocky' series.

Jen about to hit a wall. Relief for one of us.

Taking a walk on the wild side.

"Where's everyone? I'm a people person--can't stand this loneliness any longer."

Going round the bend in step.

"It's not the end of the day...let's go, son."

'I talk to the walls...'


Jenni and Jeffrey

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