The most endangered sound on Earth doesn't come from a near-extinct animal or an outmoded form of transportation — it's silence. And the Hoh River Valley deep in Washington's Olympic National Park might be one of its last refuges. Accessible only after a 3-mile hike away from roads and visitors centers and into moss-coated hardwoods, fern-covered forest floors, and small babbling brooks, is a small pebble atop a fallen log, signifying one of the quietest places in the United States. The kicker? It's only one square inch.
Black Hole of Silence
The Noisy Impacts
Written by Ryan Wichelns December 6, 2018
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