Monday, February 4, 2013



This is Hozomeen, a double peaked mountain in the North Cascades just south of Canada.  I learned of Hozomeen from the book Poets on the Peaks by John Suiter.  Jack Kerouac spent a summer in a fire lookout called Desolation Peak and it had a view of Hozomeen.  Kerouac said Hozomeen was the most beautiful mountain he'd ever seen.  But he also said he couldn't turn his back on it for the first few weeks he lived there because it scared him.  I think I'd like to go there, be in awe of it, but it might seem as frightening to me as it did to him.  I like awe.  Not so big on fear.

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