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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Randy sitting on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at sunrise, thinking about what’s next. He has a black hat and is bundled up against the cold. The surrounding ground is rocky and filled with shadows.
14 Nov
2021
Accessible sunrise and the wonder of outreach

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day” -Jhiess Krieg On a recent cold and early

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The 2020 Vision Quest team hikes up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, with the snow-topped mountain in the distance against a blue sky with wispy clouds.
07 Nov
2021
Advocate! Insights on the pivotal role of need and approach

All of us are likely to encounter opportunities in which having the tools to advocate for ourselves will greatly benefit our lives In my

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Blurry road, cars, and trees on the side of the road, from the point of view of a moving vehicle.
31 Oct
2021
Redux: Scary Realities of Sight Loss

You may wonder why this blog post returns to haunt our page so often around Halloween Each year, many people encounter new challenges, such

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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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Randy and Swirl presenting at the recent event for the Gibney Family Foundation and Future in Sight.
16 Oct
2021
Moving on mission and vision with partnership

Swirl and I had a chance to join Future In Sight and the Gibney family for an event putting focus on the mission of supporting methods of

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Randy and Autumn hike up a sunlight-dappled wooded trail.
10 Oct
2021
Treasured moments and simple gifts: A look back

With my focus on the Boston Marathon keeping me mostly off the trails as the peak foliage is descending across New Hampshire, I thought

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Randy sits on his porch with Swirl, holding a sign that says "Help!"
02 Oct
2021
Coming together because the mission is critical

"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service" --Henry Wadsworth

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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 running in the Boston Marathon 2015, led by Christine Houde.
19 Sep
2021
Ramping up for the Boston Marathon 2021

"You're tougher than you think you are and you can do more than you think you can!" -Brian Powell On Monday, October 11, I will wear

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Our new 2020 Vision Quest Logo, with black and teal text and stylized gray mountains in the background
12 Sep
2021
New look lifts the 2020 Vision Quest a little higher

“Little by little becomes a lot” --Anonymous Welcome to a few new aspects of the same quality charity, 2020 Vision Quest! I

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Randy, dressed in a blue shirt and colorful tie, sits in a bookstore surrounded by bookshelves in front of a table with copies of his book "See You At The Summit"
06 Sep
2021
Come visit us at Author’s Alley, Auburn’s Town Day, September 11

Would you like to meet Swirl Perhaps you want to have your copy of our book, See You At the Summit signed or to pick up a new copy for

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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 in an orange shirt and Brandyn in a blue with a yellow sign that says "GUIDE" run down a paved running trail lined with trees.
22 Aug
2021
Same old Boston Marathon – Or maybe not

Undertaking "the same" experience is rarely the same even in the most normal of times I'm typically trying to improve something It might be

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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 and team go through the electrical shock portion of the Tough Mudder race in 2015
01 Aug
2021
Trust is the backbone for securing relationships

"Trust is the glue of life It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication It’s the foundational principle that

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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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Rocky path along a mountainside under a partly cloudy blue sky.
27 Jun
2021
Navigating the path with an eye on habits

The path from dreams to success does exist May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to

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Randy and his friend Tom on the top of Mt Washington, with a blue sky with wispy clouds
12 Jun
2021
Setting expectations — In general and on the Rockpile!

Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection We suffer more from our fictitious

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Black dog with red cape against a blue sky background
08 Jun
2021
Our video tribute to the GDB Canine Heroes Event from June 6

“Heroes don’t always wear capes” – Andrea Randall Guide Dogs for the Blind just held their June 6 gala celebrating the canine

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Black lab lies on a white blanket on the floor and gnaws on a bone.
31 May
2021
The “swirl” of our first week home

"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity Life is eternal We have

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