Jack Kerouac reads

This is a well known segment from a Steve Allen TV Show many years ago--- Jack is reading from his book On the Road.........unique pacing that suits the prose beautifully...... I never get tired of [...]

By |April 10th, 2022|Deso Blog|

If there ever was

If there ever was a European painting / serigraph that reminds me of Desolation and Kerouac / Synder --- it is this one by Samivel.  The mountain being contemplated doesn't have the twin spires of [...]

By |March 11th, 2022|Deso Blog|

Forest Fires on Desolation Peak

Supposedly Desolation Peak got its name from the look of the fire ravaged peak " back in the day " .  I found an article on that here:  Pretty technical by UW Forestry Department. [...]

By |December 24th, 2021|Deso Blog|

Remembering Marie

Marie was the Desolation LO for about 6 seasons back around 2005.  She was a quiet, sensitive, introverted person and hard to get to know.  I used to hike up every year and while sitting [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Deso Blog|

Still manned

I found out from a lady who hiked Deso yesterday ( 9/7 ) that Jim is still manning the LO.  I would imagine they will bring him down in the next week, the shutters will [...]

By |September 8th, 2021|Deso Blog|

Hannegan Pass

8-26-21  I hiked up Hannegan Pass yesterday.  It is the main route from the west to get into the North Unit.  Deso is about 25 miles to the east from there.  The picture below is [...]

By |August 26th, 2021|Deso Blog|

Photo Please ?

Hi All ----my knee is still healing so I can't yet make the climb..... but I would love a picture from the top of Desolation ---> looking West to the Bear Creek fire plume with [...]

By |August 4th, 2021|Deso Blog|
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