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: challenges

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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28 Nov
2011
Running into obstacles

By Randy Pierce As part of our training to hike mountains for 2020 Vision Quest, Quinn and I added a regiment of running Guide schools do

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21 Nov
2011
Taking the Hits As They Come – Blind Football?!

Tonight I’ll be attending the NFL Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs As usual, I have no

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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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31 Oct
2011
“Haunted House” – Living in Fear

By Randy Pierce The house is deep into darkness as the stirrings and creaks start to multiply, allowing the imagination to flare with

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24 Oct
2011
When Assumptions Go Awry — What You Should Do

By Randy Pierce Typically people with good intent and motivation are a fantastic form of support and pathway to positive accomplishment

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17 Oct
2011
Loving and Leaving My White Cane Behind

By Randy Pierce In September 1990, I snapped the cane over my knee and threw it into the trash, walking away in a maelstrom of emotional

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26 Sep
2011
Who needs Braille? Both the Harsh and Amusing Reality

In this high-technology era of audio options and scanning power, some might ask: shouldn’t we move away from such an archaic system as

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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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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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11 Jul
2011
Challenges

by Drew Bourn I first met Randy a little over 20 years ago, and in the last 7 years or so, we have become very good friends Both of us

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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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13 Jun
2011
Overwhelmed is so not a Reality Show

by Randy Pierce Finally, we take a break from our many hiking topics and address a common question Do the challenges of it all overwhelm

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