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: Randy

06 Feb
2012
Hiking Sacrifices for “Super” Goals

By Randy Pierce The quest Quinn and I have undertaken this winter is simple in concept We are attempting to join a very elite group of

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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 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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05 Dec
2011
Ever want to raise a puppy? Give the gift of a Quinn!

By Randy Pierce How does a puppy get to become as incredible as the Mighty Quinn It all begins with a puppy raiser opening his or her

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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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14 Nov
2011
Achieving Our Peak Potential: Finding Community

By Beth Foote When Randy first spoke to me back in August about working on the 2020 Vision Quest website, I must admit that I didn’t

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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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19 Oct
2011
Mount Tecumseh: Colorful Close to Season After Cancellation

By Randy Pierce “Tiny” Tecumseh seemingly defeated us when we had to cancel our final hike of the season for a variety of reasons

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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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10 Oct
2011
Your Action Needed for Our Peak Potential!

It is time to buy tickets and tables for this year’s Peak Potential Charity Dinner and Auction event for November 12, 2011! This is our

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03 Oct
2011
Happy Fifth Anniversary, Quinn!

By Randy Pierce This month marks five years of my partnership with the Mighty Quinn! I’ll never forget the powerful impact this

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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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12 Sep
2011
Taking Positive Steps – Dedication and Celebration

There are times in our lives which leave an indelible mark upon our memory September 11, 2001 is a poignant example of such a time I can

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05 Sep
2011
Our Most Significant Summit – School’s in Session!

“What is your favorite summit” is a common question of students during our interactive presentations The literal answers to this

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01 Sep
2011
Hiking the Kinsmans

by Randy Pierce A mostly new group of Outdoor Education students with the University of New Hampshire signed up for a backpacking trip

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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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