Hoh

Recordings from the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park, Washington U.S.A. All recordings feature the Hoh River , a blueish-grey glacial river, in the foreground or as a wash in the distance. The woods sounds are not only quiet because of very little outside human noise (traffic, airplanes, machines, voices, etc) but also because the woods themselves are hushed. Not many bird songs in late July, very few squirrels or small animals rustling over a leaf-covered forest floor like in Virginia. It was a novel experience to walk through woods that are so full of life and yet so quiet. Life happening at very low volumes. The recording of the woods sounds something like a distant ocean, which is a combination of river, wind, and microphone self-noise. More sounds to come.

 

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