Dharma Bums

Jack Kerouac served as the Desolation Peak fire lookout in the North Cascades of Washington State in 1954. When the packer took him up the hill the first day – it was fogged in. However in the middle of the night when he woke up — it had cleared and he shocked to see a giant bear he thought approaching the lookout whose only part he could see at the moment were the ears. Shortly afterward he recognized it as Hozomeen Peak — the next mountain to the north with its characteristic twin spires. I sketched this painting when I was working up there one night just after sunset……

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