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.

Tag: community

16 Apr
2012
Does Sight Make Blindness Easier?

By Randy Pierce A student recently asked me if having had sight makes it easier for me to be blind While I obviously do not know what it

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02 Apr
2012
We Need you on our Team – Walk with “Quinn-tessentially Blind!”

By Randy Pierce On June 2, 2012 in Concord, NH, our 2020 Vision Quest team will participate in the New Hampshire Association for the

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26 Mar
2012
What Does Randy See?

By Randy Pierce Spring has brought us some fantastic weather here in New England and it also ushers in a return to our school

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04 Mar
2012
A Fine Finish? – You Better Believe it!

By Randy Pierce Just as many thought we were flying to the finish, our winter quest seemed stalled at 41 of 48 peaks Wind and weather held

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13 Feb
2012
Have a heart and don’t let a bully start

By Randy Pierce Reflecting on the meaning of Valentine’s Day, I think of the power our hearts have to share kindness Kindness is one of

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12 Dec
2011
In memory of Brutus, the beloved mountain-climbing dog

By Randy Pierce This winter, Quinn and I plan to undertake some hikes of the 48 4,000-footers in New Hampshire Hiking them in the winter

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05 Dec
2011
Ever want to raise a puppy? Give the gift of a Quinn!

By Randy Pierce How does a puppy get to become as incredible as the Mighty Quinn It all begins with a puppy raiser opening his or her

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14 Nov
2011
Achieving Our Peak Potential: Finding Community

By Beth Foote When Randy first spoke to me back in August about working on the 2020 Vision Quest website, I must admit that I didn’t

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07 Nov
2011
A Different Kind of Donor

By Randy Pierce Have you ever read a story so powerful it made your heart stop I very much hope this doesn’t occur as I follow the

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10 Oct
2011
Your Action Needed for Our Peak Potential!

It is time to buy tickets and tables for this year’s Peak Potential Charity Dinner and Auction event for November 12, 2011! This is our

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29 Sep
2011
Reflections on Hiking Mt. Moosilauke on Sep. 11, 2011

By Rob Webber The roar of applause upon raising the American flag gave me goose bumps up my entire back, finishing at the base of my neck

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12 Sep
2011
Taking Positive Steps – Dedication and Celebration

There are times in our lives which leave an indelible mark upon our memory September 11, 2001 is a poignant example of such a time I can

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09 Sep
2011
Remembering 9/11 on Mt. Moosilauke

By Jenifer Tidwell The unimaginable happens  Then what Ten years ago Sunday, a young Brooklyn firefighter named Chris Pickford lost his

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05 Sep
2011
Our Most Significant Summit – School’s in Session!

“What is your favorite summit” is a common question of students during our interactive presentations The literal answers to this

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01 Aug
2011
Success on the Hancocks = 1/3 of our Goal

by Randy Pierce When I first thought to undertake the "48” back in 2010, it was intended as a leisurely ten-year goal This was, in part,

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19 Jul
2011
Help 2020 Achieve Peak Potential!

by Rachel Morris It’s not too early to save the date (and buy your tickets) for this year’s Peak Potential Charity Dinner &

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05 Jul
2011
Out of Service – the End of an Era

by Randy Pierce Hudson Nottingham West Lions Club shut down on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, after years of service This was my Lions Club, and

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20 Jun
2011
Dear Abby, a Penny for Your Thoughts

by Randy Pierce Certainly, my first and most significant challenge initially was coming to terms with my blindness and the impact I would

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18 May
2011
Starting our Season with Success – Owl’s Head!

by Randy Pierce We’ve learned so very much and come such a long way in our first season that it truly seemed fitting to make the long

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09 May
2011
The Community Experience – 2020 Vision Quest Available for All to Share

by Randy Pierce We are always training, but not just for hiking! Building community and sharing inspiration is part of our mission, which

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