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After the snowiest February in Seattle history we were expecting the ground to be a little frozen when we went to dig our shovels in at Ron Regis park for the first time this year. What we didn't foresee was a couple inches of snow still on the ground when we got to the Cedar River. It was a cold, beautiful morning and the volunteer turnout with Forterra NW was incredible. This was ET's third event at Ron Regis so far and each time the group has gotten a little bigger. Cold temperatures didn't discourage anyone. This time there were...

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Size: 154 Rider Weight/Height: 160 lbs 6'0" Stance: Goofy +12, -9 Boots/Bindings: Salomon Hi-Fi Sz 10.5 | Union Strata Conditions: Bluebird powder. Soft chalky groomers. Firm pack. You name it. Resorts: Mission Ridge | Whistler | Snoqualmie  YES has always been a brand that pushes the envelope in snowboard progression. When JP Solberg founded the company he made it his mission to avoid the status quo and design rider driven decks. Their Greats UnInc is an asymetrical twin that has always been notoriously sound as a freestyle deck. In 2019 the Greats took on a major re-design. It still features the asymmetrical sidecut and...

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Sometimes the stars just simply align. After a tumultuous January filled with warm temperatures, lack of snowfall and myriad life obligations it's safe to say that the ET crew was in dire need of a trip to the forest. We'd kept our eyes on the forecast and were hopeful for at least a little new snow as we packed our bags for Bellingham and Mt. Weird. The trip started with calm winds and broken clouds. We made our obligatory stop off Chuckanut Drive to climb some treez and play a game of skate at Larrabee State Park. The overwhelming feeling...

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Since our first planting party at the Cedar River we spent the summer removing invasive species (mostly blackberry) from around the young treez. We carried homer buckets full of river water back into the forest to keep them watered. Out of the 57 we planted it's safe to say at least 50 will survive and thrive! Thinking about climbing them in 20 years gives me goosebumps. The riparian forest in Renton holds a special place in our hearts and restoring that river will help protect several keynote species including salmon in the years to come. Our efforts at Ron Regis...

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The Olympic Peninsula of Washington State is a mythical place of intrigue and solitude. Our journey to the forest started with a relaxing ferry ride from Edmonds to Kingston. Munching a bacon egg and cheddar bagel is a damn good way to start any trip. It tasted even better from the windy sun deck of one of Puget Sound's oldest vessels.  On our way across the sound it was impossible not to notice the presence of Mt. Baker and Rainier to the North and South, respectively. To the west the Olympic range rose to prominence above a sea of EvergreenTreez. It...

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