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Matt Mikkelsen carries "Fritz," his microphone system, to the path in the Hoh Rain Forest that leads to One Square Inch of Silence in Washington's Olympic National Park. CREDIT: SAMIR S. PATEL

Listening For The Sound Of Silence In Washington’s Hoh Rain Forest

In 2005, when Gordon Hempton founded One Square Inch of Silence, he designated a spot, a few miles up the Hoh River Trail into the rain forest, the quietest place in the U.S. and marked it with a small, red stone. “In a place like this your auditory horizon isn’t just 1 or 2 miles,” he says. “You can hear everything that’s happening in this valley. Continue Reading Listening For The Sound Of Silence In Washington’s Hoh Rain Forest

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