Mountains beyond mountains.
The Hyak was built in 1967 at The National Steel and Shipbuilding Company shipyard in San Diego. Unlike the other boats the Hyak has not had its cabin refurbished. It is still a steady runner however, being one of the most trouble-free boats of class. Hyak is Chinook jargon for “speedy”
Down valley a smoke haze
Three days heat, after five days rain
Pitch glows on the fir-cones
Across rocks and meadows
Swarms of new flies.
I cannot remember things I once read
A few friends, but they are in cities.
Drinking cold snow-water from a tin cup
Looking down for miles
Through high still air.
From “No Nature” a Collection of Gary Snyder’s poems / In the shop and online follow link in our profile / #cordpdx #morningtrailhigh #garysnyder #pacificnorthwest