Part one of Western Cultured’s winter editorial is here, so bundle up, grab a pre-roll and light up your season. We’re celebrating the holidays i502 style!
This Thanksgiving marks my first working in i502. Enjoy my photos from last weekend's Friendsgiving hosted by the lovely Zach and Nicole Brennan, as I reflect on everything I'm grateful for.
Fifty pairs of boots, thirty vintage jackets, eight half-gram joints, four models, two outfits each and one northwest bridge went into last Friday’s photo adventure. Western Cultured collaborated with Fauxy Furr Vintage to shoot its first ever editorial at Vance Creek Bridge.
Fauxy Furr Vintage specializes in boots, furs and wool jackets. The company started in 2005 as a resale booth at local markets and expanded nationwide thanks to Etsy. Chrysta Colebourn, founder, describes Fauxy Furr Vintage as, “boho meets glam.”
Last night the Western Cultured crew hiked Mount Pilchuck to watch the super moon eclipse. This hike has been on our radar, so what better location to watch an eclipse rise?
Mount Pilchuck is a stunning hike. The geology, pun intended, rocks. Leaves have started to turn orange, adding pops of color to an otherwise green trail. The elevation isn't realized until you come around the last bend and see granite cliffs. Even still, we pushed the envelope and climbed to the furthest peak, unsure if the pit in our stomachs was vertigo or a strong connection to mother nature.
La Push, Wash. is so remote, we went three days without cell reception. This allowed for long talks, late nights, afternoon hikes, sunset surfs and smoking a ton of Western Cultured pre-rolls. When you're off the grid, you get to know people.
We spent our days lounging at Second Beach and Third Beach. Large driftwood warmed by the sun was perfect for naps. When the guys weren't catching waves, they were catching fish, which fed our crew both nights. We built a massive bonfire, danced, watched the stars and felt appreciative for moments like these.
Smokin’ Love, Collie Man, Fat Spliffs and Burning Ocean — if you listen to reggae, you’re no stranger to these classics. Two of my favorite bands, Stick Figure and Slightly Stoopid, performed at Marymoor Park last night, and Western Cultured gave both bands a very northwest welcome, with bags of SeaTown Lemon Haze.
Stick Figure opened the show. My cousin K-Bong crushed it on the keyboard, Kevin jammed on bass and Kyle, from Slightly Stoopid, joined the Scott for a duet. The crowd sang K-Bong happy birthday, since he turned 30 a few days before. No Stick Figure concert is complete without an appearance from Cocoa the Tour Dog, who happily lounged on stage.
While most people recover after Independence Day, I hit the trail to hike Lake Blanca. This blue beauty has been on my bucket list and nothing, not even a patriotic hangover, could hold me back.
I arrived at the trailhead around 9 AM and temperatures already topped the 80's. The 3300-foot incline felt like forever. Sweat dripped into my eyes. I pushed onward, encouraged others and eventually made trail friends with some equally hungover hikers.
Here’s to the peaks and valleys, friends both new and old, long hikes and late nights, big talk and small talk, and the adventures that lie ahead. For whatever is up next we’ll be there to light up the moment. Enjoy the finest craft flower, cultured in the land where it all began.
The Western Cultured crew spent Thursday evening on Whidbey Island. We grilled oysters, roasted marshmellows, played fetch with the dogs, took over five hundred photos, smoked joint after joint and made unforgettable memories.
If you could only smoke one strain for the rest of your life, what strain would you choose? For me, I’d pick something energizing, citrus flavored and filled with aroma. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is for Super Lemon Haze by Western Cultured!
Super Lemon Haze, also dubbed SLH, is a classic sativa. This strain is widely known for its popular genetics, Super Silver Haze crossed with Lemon Skunk. Any good SLH will have a strong lemon aroma when you open the bag.
Foggy forests, serene streams and Western Cultured cannabis — these are a few of our favorite things. Liz and I elevated our holiday weekend with a hike to Lake Olallie in the Cascade Mountains.
One of our favorite things is to hike in the rain. You see the forest the way it’s meant to be – lush. No need to pack an umbrella. The trees provide a canopy to keep hikers dry.