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Video Tour: Olympic National Park Wild Soundscape

Posted by Loren Drummond at Sep 27, 2013 04:25 PM |

This week, the National Park Service released another latest in a series of videos celebrating wilderness, this time in Olympic National Park wilderness. Take a virtual walk through one of our state's most diverse land- and soundscapes.

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This week, the National Park Service released the latest in a series of videos celebrating wilderness, this time in Olympic National Park wilderness. (The last one was a spectacular look at the North Cascades).

The soundscape and images from the wild Olympics couldn't have come at a better time. If rain, school or social obligations have interfered with your weekend hiking plans, you can take a virtual walk through one of our state's most diverse land- and sound-scapes.

Take five minutes and watch. You won't regret it. It will take you back through an incredible summer hiking season (the sounds of bees buzzing in a lupine-filled meadow evoke it best). Plus, if you've never heard the yip of a coyote or the distinctive whistle of a marmot in the wild, you'll be inspired to seek out the sounds yourself after you watch.

About the series: The two videos are part of series created through a collaboration between the National Parks, Harpers Ferry Center and film students at American University in anticipation of the upcoming 40th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act in 2014.

What's your favorite wilderness sound?

What sounds say wilderness to you? Do you have a favorite? What's your favorite Washington wilderness? Share in the comments below.

 

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