North Cascades -- National Park Service
Ranger Doug spent much of his life climbing in the North Cascades doing many first ascents with noted climber Fred Beckey. Being a contemporary park, I have designed this seven screen print to fit the history centered around both Fred and Jack Kerouac who spent 63 days at Desolation Peak lookout in 1956 inspiring two books: Desolation Angels and The Dharma Bums. Here either Fred or Jack (use your imagination!) are hailing to the party below slogging up the long switch-backs to Desolation Peak lookout with Mt. Hozomeen looming beyond and made more precipitous by Ross Lake far below. Seven colors.
13 ½” X 19” serigraph print.