Read any biography of Jack Kerouac and here’s essentially what you’ll learn: that in the summer of 1956 he spent two months in a mountaintop shack as a fire lookout for the US Forest Service in the North Cascades in Washington State, and nothing much happened. Mostly he was bored. Jack’s experience on Desolation Peak marked the climax of his involvement with Buddhism and of a decade of restless travel; it’s the high point of his journeying and spiritual seeking
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jagannath rao adukuri
A fire lookout on the mountain? A very interesting job. Kerouac spent two months on the desolation hill and later became a Buddhist. The path to salvation is through desolation? Be a fire lookout and attain nirvana!