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On a clear day in Washington, it's impossible not to notice Mt. Rainier's presence dominating the skyline. Ever since I was little I've admired it, and hoped that one day I might stand on the Summit. In June of 2022 I completed the Saint Helens Summit with Austin, Amanda & Sam and fell in love with mountaineering. Although not nearly as technical as Rainier, I couldn't help but think bagging that peak was a good fitness gauge for completing Rainier someday. A few weeks later, Austin and Sam invited me to attempt a Rainier Summit push. At the time I didn't...

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At our last planting event, Joey came to me with an idea. "Road trip to Utah in April?" Immediately I was filled with stoke about the possibility of visiting a destination that has always been high on the bucket list. "Absolutely" I replied. Fast forward to the second week of April and we'd finished all the planning; campsites were booked except the ones that were first come, first served. We loaded up Joey's rig with everything we'd need for a week of overlanding, camping, hiking and snowboarding. Between the two of us, we had enough gear to stay out there...

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Experiencing the world through endless second hand information is not enough. If we want authenticity, we have to seek it ourselves. There's nothing more authentic than spending time outdoors. So many of us are caught up and blinded by rules and judgement that we forget to notice the beauty all around us. Living behind a screen is the fastest way to become disconnected from the natural world. The past couple years have been especially rough; living through a pandemic, adjusting our daily lives in more ways than any of us could ever have imagined. The negativity that permeates the airwaves...

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Where do we even begin? 2020 has been such an arduous year for everyone. From the early days of quarantine in March, our sense of community has been completely altered. We were told to stay in our homes and avoid contact with people; especially large groups. The community connection our movement is rooted in was completely disrupted. We had several planting & forest restoration events planned for the spring and summer before the turbidity of Covid-19 settled in. As we began to adjust to a new way of living it became increasingly clear that our events would have to be...

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What’s the deal with the snowfall (or lack thereof) this year? If you’re like most powder junkies you’ve been busting out the early snow dances and keeping a keen eye to the local forecast. Your skis and boards are waxed and tuned, you swooped the new gear you'd been eyeing all summer and your new roof rack has been installed but aside from some early season flurries the entire West Coast has been quiet on the storm front. The best part about living in the Northwest is that storms can roll through in a hurry. When cold air from the North converges with precipitation...

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