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: Outdoors

Michelle Brier stands in front of a multiple signs on Mount Kilimanjaro.
21 Apr
2022
Guest Blog: Africa, 2020 Vision Quest, and Crater Lake Moments 

I met Randy Pierce through work and was thrilled when he invited me to hike Mounts Liberty and Flume in New Hampshire’s White

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A group of hikers rest on a gray rocky summit.
10 Feb
2022
Guest blog: Fond memories along the trail with Randy

On the event of Randy’s recent transition to lead Future in Sight as its new President and CEO, I offer some reminiscing on what it was

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A beautiful autumnal path through the woods, surrounded by bright fall colored leaves.
24 Oct
2021
Need to focus? Nature has the answer

Are you reading this on your smart phone Immersed in a real or virtual office on a computer and taking a distraction from the many other

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Group photo of four hikers (including Randy) and Swirl on a rocky stone summit with an expanse of green trees in the background.
25 Sep
2021
Welcome to a beloved set of summits

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” – Benjamin Franklin There is so much trust in friendships

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Randy, Tracy and Autumn laughing on a summit peak. Tracy wears a bright pink top and Autumn is caught with her pink tongue out in the middle of licking her own nose.
03 Sep
2021
Climbing above the hardest parts of loss

“If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic” -- Irvin D Yalom I still hold the

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Randy's rappelling brings him to a window which shows the high up reflection of Randy and the city behind him.
15 Aug
2021
The real heroes are not Daredevils, just people trying to make a difference

Daredevil: noun a reckless person who enjoys doing dangerous things Contrary to what many believe, I do not enjoy dangerous things and I

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Randy sitting on a gray rock summit, talking to a black dog (Swirl) who is standing next to him.
03 Jul
2021
Back to roots without a stumble, Swirl summits!

“Every moment is a fresh beginning” —TS Eliot More than a decade ago, I put my hand on Quinn’s Guide Dog harness and invited

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Treadmill with image on the viewscreen of an autumn road along a highway
11 May
2020
Can I visit you on my virtual run across New Hampshire?

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream Not only plan but also believe” ~ Anatole Fran I guess I should first

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Randy, Tracy and Autumn laughing on a summit peak. Tracy wears a bright pink top and Autumn is caught with her pink tongue out in the middle of licking her own nose.
08 Mar
2020
A focus on happiness as a pillar of success

I have often thought of happiness as a type of success and still believe that to be valid I believe there is a more powerful truth and

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Randy and Autumn hike up a sunlight-dappled wooded trail.
06 Oct
2019
Why I strive for the simple gifts in an autumn hike

"There is a certain something which tugs upon my core to reproduce the splendor of nature's sweet decor" - Randy Pierce, poem,

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Randy and team go through the electrical shock portion of the Tough Mudder race in 2015
07 Sep
2019
Eradicating Obstacles with a New Tough Mudder Video

By Randy Pierce This might look like our somewhat famous "Oberto Heroes of Summer" video highlighting approaches to obstacles and life,

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Randy, Tracy, and Autumn post on Mt. Wachusett with the "See You At The Summit" book.
02 Sep
2019
#SeeYouAtTheSummit2020 Kicks off on Mt Wachusett, Labor Day Weekend

Will you take your copy of our book, See You At The Summit to one of your personal summits Will you capture the moment in a photograph and

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Randy and Autumn walking with young girl and a few other participants at Walk for Sight 2018
01 May
2019
A Surge of Support Requested for our Walk for Sight!

I am heading in for a relatively minor back surgery on May 1 and this emergency blog post isn’t seeking help for that process, but rather

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Autumn and Randy walking on the street. Autumn is wearing adorable little blue boots.
03 Mar
2019
Winter Walking? March Forth and Protect those Paws!

Here in New Hampshire we have had some rather cold and icy weather which presents a few challenges for Autumn and me I’m occasionally

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Randy on a mountain at sunset
24 Feb
2019
Recoveryedia – An inspiring platform for hope and positivity!

Matt and TJ, the co-founders of Recoverydia, shared an all too brief afternoon with Autumn and me We  fell into a quick comfort discussing

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The iconic picture of the Mighty Quinn, a golden lab, resting on the summit of Mount Flume in the summertime, with a mountain range and blue sky in the background.
21 Jan
2019
5 years since the passing of the Mighty Quinn

Five  years have passed since the passing of my beloved boy, the Mighty Quinn Below you’ll find the simple but powerful memorial I

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Randy and Rodney in the USABA Marathon in California on December 2.
09 Dec
2018
An Inside look at the National Marathon Championship

Race reports are a common method for runners to share the trials and triumphs of their race day experience My goal is to take a look at

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Randy and Jose at the top of a summit on a sunny day
20 Oct
2018
Guest Blog: A Different Kind of Quest

For this week's blog, we revisit a guest blog from October 2015, written by 2020 Vision Quest friend Jose Acevedo We've reprinted the text

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21 Jul
2018
Scotland beckons to Randy, Tracy, and Autumn!

By Randy Pierce "Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake - Walter

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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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