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.

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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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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 Sep
2011
Hiking the Kinsmans

by Randy Pierce A mostly new group of Outdoor Education students with the University of New Hampshire signed up for a backpacking trip

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29 Aug
2011
Unraveling

By Randy Pierce My first personal exposure to Alzheimer's was as devastatingly moving as I could imagine As someone with deterioration of

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21 Aug
2011
Evolution of a Hiker

By Randy Pierce "Why do you hike" is one of the most common questions asked of many hikers The answers are as diverse as the people being

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20 Aug
2011
The Hancocks: Leading Me On (Quinn Unleashed!)

By Randy Pierce We met just beyond the infamous hairpin turn of the Kancamagus Highway in the Hancock parking area For many 6:45 am cannot

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15 Aug
2011
Taking Trust to New Heights

In planning our August 13 hike of the Hancocks, we intended to undertake a considerable distance in a single day, and it seemed likely

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08 Aug
2011
Quinn’s Choice is Pets Choice – But Why?

Pets Choice is the store we trust for all of Quinn's needs Whether it's their dedication to provide the healthiest food choices in a

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10 May
2011
Blaze of Glory

Tedy Bruschi joins forces with Team 2020 on a training hike of the Belknap range by Randy Pierce We set our sights high for 2020 Vision

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18 Apr
2011
Are We Responsible Bandits?

by Randy Pierce As this blog is posting, I'm in Boston for Patriots’ Day, aka Marathon Monday Quinn and I plan to run half of the

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11 Apr
2011
See What I Mean?

by Randy Pierce As the blazing red sun slowly slipped below the last range of mountains to our west, the purple, blue, and green hues of

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07 Mar
2011
Dog Gone Service Animals

by Randy Pierce Dogs and cats, monkeys and rats, snakes and spiders, and many more were flocking to public places like a legendary ark

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28 Feb
2011
Taking Lafayette by Storm – Part 2

by Randy Pierce The traction of my MSR snowshoes was incredible and I didn't slip on any of the steep steps Aside from the directional

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31 Jan
2011
Dippity-Dog Grooms for Success!

"He is so soft, clean, andwell, he just doesn't smell like a dog!” is a common refrain as Quinn and I travel our world together This is

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15 Sep
2010
Liberated!

by Randy Pierce: We accomplished Liberty on 9/11/2010 with an impact I will not likely forget The impressive experience also included a

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18 Aug
2010
Back Country Bruises (with a Bonus!) – Part 2

by Randy Pierce We set out early the next morning, though not too early as to over-push it The trail atop the ridge was beautiful and we

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14 Aug
2010
Quinn and the Crew Summit Cannon

by Randy Pierce The day was a fantastic story of achievement for both Quinn and me Cannon was a two-day planning event for both 2020

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11 Aug
2010
Surprise! Cannons Thunder and 2020 Rolls with It!

by Randy Pierce Part of my thus-far successful philosophy of life is predicated upon making the most out of opportunities Where some

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30 Jul
2010
Visions of Mt. Hale

by Randy Pierce If a picture paints a thousand words then this video montage of our Mt Hale ascent tells a fair bit about the Mighty

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26 Jul
2010
An Accomplishment on All Fronts

by Randy Pierce As I settle into the electronic world to share our excursion details, I'm tremendously buoyed by the feeling of full

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