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: MtWashington

11 Jun
2017
Two opportunities on the horizon

By Randy Pierce It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves --Edmund Hillary Two opportunities are looming ahead: one for me and one

Read More
02 Jul
2016
Independence Day Foundations and Fireworks!

By Randy Pierce It was July 4, 2010 and we were sitting on boulders outside Lake of the Clouds on Mt Washington This was our first

Read More
28 Sep
2013
A moment upon the mountains

By Randy Pierce “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of

Read More
20 Oct
2012
A Season of Summits!

By Randy Pierce Reflecting upon the incredible highlights of our 2012 hiking season for 2020 Vision Quest, I am overwhelmed with the

Read More
21 Jul
2012
Reaching Beyond our Limits on the Presidential Range: Part 2

By Randy Pierce …And now, part 2 of our hike on Mt Washington, Monroe, and Eisenhower! Read Part 1 AMC Hut Life The “higher huts”

Read More
15 Jul
2012
Reaching Beyond our Limits on the Presidential Range: Part 1

By Randy Pierce “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from

Read More
13 Jul
2012
Paws-ing to Reflect: The Presidential Peaks

By John Swenson My job this past weekend was to guide a blind man on his journey up Mt Washington and several other Presidential Peaks I

Read More
30 Jun
2012
Independence Upon the Presidential Range

By Randy Pierce Independence day 2010 marked the first official 2020 Vision Quest hike We experienced an amazing sunset beside Lake of

Read More
20 Jul
2010
Reflection on Tragedy – Death on Mt. Washington

by Randy Pierce I wanted to share a personal reflection on an article I read in the news yesterday The article talks about the tragic

Read More
12 Jul
2010
Applause for Mother Nature

by Tracy Goyette Hiking with Randy and the large 2020 team translates, understandably, to very little “couple time” for us on the

Read More
10 Jul
2010
What’s the Hub-bub about Hup-pup – and where’s my video!

by The Mighty Quinn Well that was quite the excursion! I could probably generate quite a few pages of observations from my four-paw

Read More
08 Jul
2010
Are Randy’s Ankles Made of Rubber?

by Carrie McMillen So by now you've read some of the details of our momentous weekend on various posts and blogs I wanted to offer a

Read More
07 Jul
2010
How Do We Measure Success

by Randy Pierce Achieving the summit of Mount Washington on our Inaugural 2020 Vision Quest hike was a tremendous success Reaching the

Read More
06 Jul
2010
Experience! My Initial Thoughts

by Randy Pierce An endeavor of this magnitude is potentially life-transforming The reality did not disappoint at all I'm home safe and

Read More
01 Jul
2010
Life, death, and stupid train tricks

by Jenifer Tidwell Washington is a mountain of many moods You don't know how the mountain will behave on the day you show up at the

Read More
28 Jun
2010
“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.”

by Carrie McMillen So, as we get ready for the BIG HIKE up Mt Washington, a few of you have asked, "How are we preparing" Personally, I

Read More
23 Jun
2010
How the heck do we get up Mt Washington??

by Carrie McMillen Mt Washington is a daunting hike for anyone, with sight or without When Randy asked me to lead him and a close group

Read More