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.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

50.45 Utah: Salt Lake City: Jack's Peak, once in snow, another occasion in impossible wind, third just fine.

We take a break from South Africa as we continue with one of our favorite cities. While we are no longer city people, for Salt Lake City, we make an exception. The hiking of this local mountain, Jack's Peak, occurs on the outskirts of the city and provided us outings when the big mountains and valleys got hit with heavy snow. 

The magnificent Salt Lake City and its surround.
Returning from the peak.
Trying to reach the peak.
Careful foot placing.
Rough but gorgeous.
Jen sits, not resting, but because the wind was so vicious we felt we could be swept off the mountain.
The next day we reached Mount Wire, across the way. Note the antennae at the peak.
Third or fourth false peak. A person reaches that point only to discover still a way to climb. 
In the thick of the autumn bush.
This is what weary looks like. You don't want to witness wiped out.
The city with the airport in the distance, the lake further back.
Some say this is people expressing their artistic side. We call it vandalism...but then we're 'old-fashioned'.


Jenni and Jeffrey

No comments: