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Lookout at Saint Mary Peak, Bitterroot Range, Montana. Submitted and photographed by Chris La Tray.

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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Using a manual typewriter in a New York City loft, Jack Kerouac produced the original manuscript of On the Road during a three-week period in the spring of 1951. Kerouac produced the continuous scroll by taping pages of semi-translucent paper together to feed the typewriter and write without interruption. The text is single-spaced, without paragraphs, and edited in pencil by Kerouac.

The fire lookout on Desolation Peak. North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The fire lookout tower on the eastern summit of O'Leary Peak, Sunset Crater, AZ

A crisp fall evening with a fire and a beautiful view.