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: Hike Leader

09 Jun
2018
Seeking Summits of Leadership with the University of New Hampshire

By Randy Pierce I joined the students of this leadership and backpacking course in the spring of 2010 in preparation for my own hiking

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16 Aug
2013
Mt. Carrigain: The Great Watch Tower of the Wilderness

By Randy Pierce “Climb the mountain to see the world, not so the world can see you” David McCullough There are many reasons why I and

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06 Jul
2013
Earning Every Soggy Step upon the Tripyramids!

By Randy Pierce The exceedingly water-logged trails of the Tripyramids gave a crystal clear reminder that success on the quest is not a

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29 Aug
2012
Delivering Twins!

By Randy Pierce Announcing that Tracy and I were “expecting Twins” created an interesting social media sendoff for our longest single

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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 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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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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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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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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06 Jun
2011
No Letdown for Team 2020

by Kyle Dancause In sports, there is much talk and concern over the dreaded letdown game For those not familiar with the term, a letdown

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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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14 Mar
2011
Lofty Goals for 2011

by Carrie McMillen Our 2011 hiking schedule has been posted! Last year, we had many unknowns and challenges as we started out on this

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29 Sep
2010
A Hiking Season in Review…

By Carrie McMillen It's been an incredible season with 2020 I’ll be honest - I started out this summer with a lot of nerves When

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07 Sep
2010
Give Me Liberty

by Kyle Dancause In writing this blog I have done exactly what I tell my students not to do – I started with the title When I began

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