April 19, 2013

Something Wonderful: Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout


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.


           by Gary Snyder, Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems

[Photos from the location]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 19, 2013 4:18 AM
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If you can get 'em up there, your conquest is certain.

Posted by: Casca at April 19, 2013 7:07 AM

Excellent way to end the week. Thanks.

Posted by: picturerock at April 19, 2013 3:09 PM

There is one (only) fire tower in CA that can be rented. It's just east from Bakersfield. The girls that I had with me when I rented it really liked it. Sorry, but I didn't write any poetry.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at April 21, 2013 6:05 PM