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: blind hiker

28 May
2012
Reality and Opportunity Collide Majestically On Mt. Jackson!

By Randy Pierce “While the optimist, pessimist and realist were debating the fullness of the glass, the opportunist snuck in and drank

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30 Apr
2012
Is the 2020 Vision Quest Hiking Over?

By Randy Pierce No blind man had ever done the NH 48! As such, doing it in winter--or more dramatically, a single winter--was a tremendous

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19 Mar
2012
Standing up to the Challenge

By Randy Pierce “You made it seem easy!” I heard this sentiment from a few folks in celebration of our accomplishment of climbing the

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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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06 Feb
2012
Hiking Sacrifices for “Super” Goals

By Randy Pierce The quest Quinn and I have undertaken this winter is simple in concept We are attempting to join a very elite group of

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16 Jan
2012
Blind Man Piles on the Peaks in Pursuit of Top Dog

By Randy Pierce Our winter hikes on the “NH 48” have begun in earnest and have been very successful so far We have already

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19 Dec
2011
Walking in a Winter Wonderland

By Randy Pierce The holiday season is upon us--with all the joy, excitement, and yes, potential pressures of the times I very much wanted

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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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19 Oct
2011
Mount Tecumseh: Colorful Close to Season After Cancellation

By Randy Pierce “Tiny” Tecumseh seemingly defeated us when we had to cancel our final hike of the season for a variety of reasons

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19 Sep
2011
Hiking the Wildcats, Sep. 4

By Geri Hayes I’m trying to remember my expectations of this hike in the weeks prior to the actual event Randy and my husband Bob had

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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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22 Aug
2011
No Way Am I Going to Lose to a Blind Guy!

The actual quote is, “It would be humiliating to lose to a blind guy!” and it comes from a commercial for the series Expedition

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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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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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27 Jul
2011
Why is our Mt. Waumbek success linked to Mt. Vesuvius and the alleged World’s Greatest Traveller?

by Randy Pierce Our July New Hampshire heat wave is not untypical, nor is the choice to seek some solace from the heat by hiking amidst

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08 Jul
2011
Adams Family Union

by Randy Pierce There are many reasons this was the most daunting hike to date The weather forecast did not help much, as thunderstorm

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29 Jun
2011
Whiteface and Passaconaway lift us above last year!

by Randy Pierce Prior to this year's hiking schedule, my collective knowledge of Whiteface and Passaconaway could fit into a single

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27 Jun
2011
Scary Mountain Ledges and Trust

by Tracy Pierce Our hike of Mounts Whiteface and Passaconaway on June 18 & 19 was a fantastic success We completed the

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