A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

Hiking the New Hampshire 48

The White Mountain National Forest is home to 48 peaks over 4,000 feet in elevation. With heights ranging from 4003′ to 6288′, these New Hampshire peaks are known for their steepness, rocky terrain, and impressive views.

In 2010, Randy set a goal to be the first blind hiker to summit all 48 of the New Hampshire 4,000-footers during the summer hiking seasons by the year 2020. However, he quickly accelerated his pace. In 2012, he accomplished all 48 peaks in a single winter season — the winter season offering fewer challenges in terms of footing — and then on August 24, 2013, with his Dog Guide Quinn at his side, he completed his original goal of climbing all 48 peaks during the summer seasons, just 37 months after he began his quest.

This page charts his accomplishments.

Hiking the Winter 48
  • #48 : Cannon Mt.
    March 10, 2012
  • #46-47 : Wildcat A and D
    March 7, 2012
  • #42-45 : Mt. Washington, Madison, Jefferson and Adams
    March 6, 2012
  • #40-41 : Mt. Whiteface and Passaconaway
    February 19, 2012
  • #39 : Owl’s Head
    February 18, 2012
  • #35-38 : Mt. Zealand, West Bond, Bondcliff and Bond
    February 17, 2012
  • #34 : Mt. Carrigain
    February 11, 2012
  • #32-33 : Mt. Lincoln and Lafayette
    February 10, 2012
  • #30-31 : Carter Middle, Carter South
    February 9, 2012
  • #27-29 : Mt. Galehead, Twin (North and South Peaks)
    February 4, 2012
  • #25-26 : Mt. Kinsman (North and South Peaks)
    January 31, 2012
  • #24 : Mt. Isolation
    January 29, 2012
  • #22-23 : Mt. Tripyramid (North and Middle Peaks)
    January 28, 2012
  • #21 : Carter Dome
    January 23, 2012
  • #18-20 : Mt. Pierce, Monroe, Eisenhower
    January 22, 2012
  • #17 : Mt. Moriah
    January 21, 2012
  • #15-16 : Mt. Hancock, Hancock South Peak
    January 16, 2012
  • #14 : Mt. Waumbek
    January 14, 2012
  • #12-13 : Mt. Osceola, Osceola South
    January 13, 2012
  • #11 : Mt. Moosilauke
    January 9, 2012
  • #9-10 : Mt. Flume, Liberty
    January 8, 2012
  • #6-8 : Mt. Willey, Tom, Field
    January 7, 2012
  • #5 : Mt. Garfield
    January 6, 2012
  • #4 : Mt. Cabot
    December 30, 2011
  • #3 : Mt. Hale
    December 26, 2011
  • #2 : Mt. Jackson
    December 25, 2011
  • #1 : Mt. Tecumseh
    December 22, 2011
Hiking the Non-Winter 48
  • #48 : Mt. Flume
    August 24, 2013
  • #47 : Mt. Carrigain
    August 10, 2013
  • #46 : Carter Dome
    August 2, 2013
  • #45 : Mt. Isolation
    July 26, 2013
  • #44 : Mt. Jefferson
    July 21, 2013
  • #41-43 : Moriah, Middle Carter and South Carter
    July 13-14, 2013
  • #39, 40 : North and South Tripyramid
    June 29, 2013
  • #38 : Lincoln Mt.
    May 19, 2013
  • #37 : Cannon Mt.
    May 18, 2013
  • #36 : Mt Cabot
    September 8, 2012
  • #35 : Mt. Willey
    September 1, 2012
  • #33 & 34 : Mt. Osceola and East Osceola
    August 25, 2012
  • #29, 30, 31 & 32 : Zealand, West Bond, Bond and Bondcliff.
    August 4-5, 2012
  • #27, 28 : North Twin and South Twin.
    July 21, 2012
  • #24, 25 and 26 : Mts. Washington, Monroe, and Eisenhower
    July 7-8, 2012
  • #23 : Mt. Jackson
    May 19, 2012
  • #22 : Mt. Tecumseh
    Oct 19, 2011
  • #21 : Mt. Moosilauke
    Sept 11, 2011
  • #19 and 20 : Wildcat A and D
    Sept 4, 2011
  • #17 and 18 : North and South Kinsman
    August 23, 2011
  • #15 and 16 : North and South Hancock
    August 13, 2011
  • #14 : Mt. Waumbek
    July 23, 2011
  • #12 and 13 : Mt. Adams and Mt. Madison
    July 2-4, 2011
  • #10 and 11 : Whiteface and Passaconaway
    June 18-19, 2011
  • #7, 8, 9 : Galehead, Garfield, Lafayette
    May 23-27, 2011
  • #6 : Owl’s Head
    May 13-14, 2011
  • #5 : Mt. Pierce
    October 2, 2010
  • #4 : Mt. Liberty
    September 11, 2010
  • #2 and 3 : Mt. Tom and Mt. Field
    August 14-15, 2010
  • #1 : Mt. Hale
    July 25, 2010
  • Mt. Washington
    July 4-5, 2010

Welcome to the adventure!

Although proud of the many hiking accomplishments and glad to always commemorate the achievements here, we continue to enjoy many mountain hikes and to celebrate the trails and summits long after the completion of the 48 list. I hope and expect to continue enjoying the trails of New Hampshire and beyond for many years to come

In September of 2015, we successfully reached the summit of the highest standalone mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania, Africa, provided a tremendous challenge and rewarding experience which inspired our 2017 hike in the Peruvian Andes Mountains. It is this spirit of adventure at the heart of our determination to continue to reach for our “Peak Potential” literally and figuratively as we stride forward.

 

I want to be very clear that all of our expeditions receive absolutely none of the charity funds we raise for 2020 Vision Quest. We fund our own adventures and share them with the 2020 Vision Quest community for our enjoyment and in part as a testament to the Ability Awareness we suggest as we all reach for our Peak Potential, literal and figurative.

We believe our efforts should in all ways enhance the mission of 2020 Vision Quest and that our worthy message should indeed resonate around the world!

Be Well!

Randy