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.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Out and about in Poway: Mount Woodson, Lakes Poway and Ramona. In San Marcos, Double Peak Mountain and some water, too.

Ocean, density and lake.

Another lake on the other side of the mountain.

'Who are you looking at, son?'. Observing an Osprey at Lake Poway (with attitude).

The damn wall of Ramona Lake...should be dam but just just in case, select your option.

Now we're talking density...or maybe, dense.

Jenni's driving me up the wall and taking the gap...thank goodness.

First stop on the way down.

Showing off its balance for the wonderful colors, at this time of year.

We think it's unique. A headless Osprey. Must have died after arrival. Obviously, did not read or understand Rudyard Kipling's "IF". (Truth be told, I think we have lost the concept of what he wrote).

Climbing up to reach the dam wall opposite Ramona. This is Lake Poway's.

Does not appear that friendly. As our late friend, Mannie Edelstein might add: "Is it something I said?"

Only representation from Mount Woodson hike.

A view of Lake Ramona, below Mount Woodson.

Looks exclusive around the San Marcos (north of San Diego.)

Returning from one of my less intelligent moves but sure got the heart pumping.

Lake Ramona, a body of water near Poway Lake. There are a number of dams, lakes and reservoirs in dry San Diego that many people do not see or even know of.


Jenni and Jeffrey

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