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The Dharma Bums Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6 Summary

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Chapter 6 Summary

About a week later, Ray and Japhy go on a planed hiking trip. Ray is a neophyte hiker, but Japhy is experienced and plans most of the trip. Japhy supplies nearly all of the equipment for the trip, including shoes, sleeping bags and food. Japhy is friendly and mildly patronizing to Ray's nearly complete lack of basic hiking knowledge and spends some time telling Ray about mountain climbing facts. Ray expresses concern that the amount of food Japhy has packed will be vastly insufficient, but Japhy ignores Ray's concerns. Ray also wants to take a supply of wine, but Japhy dismisses the idea. Ray tries to talk about Princess, but Japhy seems uninterested beyond noting that he has had sex with her several times in the intervening week. Japhy tells Ray about his Oregon upbringing as the two walk to the house of Henry Morley.

Morley is...

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