I’ll never forget the quiet beauty of waking up on Diablo lake. The sounds of birds coming to life in the morning and the crisp glacial water upon my face. The subtle hint of a smoldering fire still fills the landscape with a touch of smoke, ready to cook our morning breakfast before heading out for a day of trout fishing. The spirit of Jack Kerouac and his writings ring clear throughout the mountains and inspiration is found around every turn. So quiet, yet so loud.

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” — Jack Kerouac