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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23 May
2011
Is Quinn Safe?

by Randy Pierce I have heard more than a few questions about Quinn's safety on a hike, and while I'm out in the Pemi Wilderness with him,

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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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16 May
2011
Prepping for the Pemi (again!)

by Randy Pierce "This is the hardest physical day of my life,” I had said last year on the second day of the Pemigewasset backpacking

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02 May
2011
An Owl’s Knowledge

by Sherpa John Lacroix wwwsherpajohncom Owl’s Head, at 4,025 feet, serves as a white whale to many a New England peak-bagger Its thickly

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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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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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24 Feb
2011
Taking Lafayette by Storm – Part 1

by Randy Pierce Riding up Interstate 93 into Franconia Notch, John Lacroix - known to many as Sherpa John - explained how the cloud dome

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21 Feb
2011
School Days Growing on Us

When we visit with students, we engage them in our presentation with many interactive questions that guide the flow of the discussion At

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14 Feb
2011
Winter’s Wrath in the Whites

by Randy Pierce Why take all the challenges of our summer hikes, remove Quinn's help, and instead undertake a hike under conditions that

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24 Jan
2011
Wrestling with Reasonable – The ADA and Its Powerful Impact

by Randy Pierce Without the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I would not be allowed the benefits of Quinn in most public places

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17 Jan
2011
Clever Student Catches Us!

by Randy Pierce While we provide presentations to students in grades 1 through 12, we frequently adjust the material to emphasize

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10 Jan
2011
New Season of Summits!

By Randy Pierce In this, our first full season of hiking 'the 48' in order to raise awareness for 2020 Vision Quest, we have set some

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06 Oct
2010
Season of Success Wraps Up on Mt. Pierce!

by Randy Pierce The wind chill was 10 degrees, I struggled to put boots onto Quinn's front paws for a descent over some sharp edged

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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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17 Aug
2010
Back Country Bruises – Part 1

by Randy Pierce This weekend’s hike was a fantastic experience for me personally, though it came with a significant impactliterally 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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