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.
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Written by Ryan Wichelns December 6, 2018
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