Take a 19-minute summer hike through the Hoh Rainforest with At Home In Wild Spaces. Almost completely wordless, the edited video shares information, recommendations, and some conservation-focused history with short captions. There are also a few deer to spot throughout. They write:
“Our goal is two fold. First: to encourage each of you to go have some adventures of your own. Second: Whatever outdoor activities you participate in, please tread lightly, leave no trace, and help keep our Wild Spaces unspoiled.”
No voices or car engines. No buzz of electricity. No leaf blowers or sirens. Joseph O’Sullivan wrote the description below about the Hoh Rainforest in the Seattle Times, a tribute to one of the planet’s temperate rainforests:
“In the Hoh Rainforest, one of the world’s wettest places, you’ll find trees hundreds of feet tall exploding in brilliant tinges of green. Shrouds of moss hang from branches like emerald cloaks. Wildlife abound, from marbled murrelet and northern spotted owls to otter, deer and Roosevelt elk.
In the offseason, precipitation catches on mats of lichen and moss — and the forest literally drips fog. Muffled by heavy flora, fog and isolation, the Hoh holds another distinction: It contains one of the quietest places on Earth.”
And though this lush forest might muffle most human-made sounds, in these videos, the sounds are made from the persevering hum of nature: singing birds, the wind through the trees, and some of Olympic National Park’s 3,000 miles of flowing water, the liquid that makes this Pacific Northwest gem special.
Watch these related forest videos next:
• Noticing the soundscapes of Yosemite National Park
• How Douglas Fir Trees Shaped The Northwest
• Riding a “Beyond Expert” mountain bike trail in British Columbia
• How Do Trees Transport Water from Roots to Leaves?
• The Wood Wide Web: How trees secretly talk to and share with each other
• Chief Oshkosh and a history of Menominee Forest conservation
Bonus: Calming videos.
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