LAZAROW WORLD HIKE-ABOUT
New Zealand 2017: Tongariro Crossing and Mount Ngauruhoe.
'LAZAROW WORLD HIKE-ABOUT: WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HIKE-ABOUT?'
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. Our 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 often.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
A different view of the mountain from below Eagle Peak.
Found a longer but more exciting way up...for a short-while.
Jenni finds her own way around.
Another opportunity to get off the trail.
Understandably breathless after a very steep climb.
Closing in at the top.
Finally, reach the peak after some fun diversions.
Peak Mount Diablo.
View from the top.
Jen reaches the non-operable beacon. Was shut-down after Pearl Harbor attack in case it provided a beacon for the Japanese fighter-jets. Now lit up once a year. Guess the date in early December?
Sunday, June 27, 2021
49.24 Bay Area Ridge Trail: Mission Peak Regional Preserve and Ed R. Levin County Park. 49.25 San Ramon: Rock Ridge Trail.
Marshlands of the bay.
Tiny boxes, extremely expensive, tiny boxes.
See picture below for perspective.
Jen sits below the hilltop where we ate brunch. In the picture above, taken from the hilltop, you can see her perch, a pile of rocks at bottom of screen.
Returning from rocky top after an unsuccessful attempt to capture an eagle...on camera.
After viewing the caves and searching for raptors and settling for ravens.
'Rare Eagle' taken in Montana de Oro which proves the point. Should a person want to see an eagle (and your name is not Gavin Laz), by looking at that bird long enough, it will become an eagle. Try it, it's remarkable. (By the way, Gavin photographs these majestic birds regularly...Mom and dad, annually in a good year.)
Outside a busy port viewed from the the ridge.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Never thought it would get better after the initial hike in Berryessa. Well, it did and we are fortunate for it. Admittedly, we took an unofficial path which was not a trail. In fact, it consisted of various fire roads and paths commencing on Highway 128 and proceeding mostly upwards until we reached the ridge. On the day, we did not climb less than about 2,800 feet. It was exciting as we explored various 'routes', connecting from one trail/path to another until we could see the final road headed toward the ridge. This occurred less than 40 minutes from the end. Until that moment, we could not be sure we'd reach the ridge. We can’t think of a time when we had more fun and enjoyment while sweating, tinged with the unknown, hoping that our car would not be towed and that we would find our way back to where we left it. (Probably, last week). I’m not going to mention that I expected the odd whine from Jenni, but I was wrong. She proved to be her usual stellar self.
The beginning of summer...after the heat of the season, the future of this grass is bleak. One of us enjoys the sight though.
Prior to the fire, I would not have been able to catch this glimpse of Jenni.
A path which appears to lead to the water but doesn't.
Slightly haunting, the burnt trees give off the feeling.
The coloring differs depending from what angle one observes the lake. All good.
A beautiful section tucked away 'in a corner'.