April 29, 2018

Description: It was mid-afternoon on the fully-exposed southwest edge of Gooseberry Mesa in southern Utah near the town of Hurricane. The mic occasionally picks up noise, but the sound of the wind blowing through a pinon pine is point of the recording.


May 19, 2018

Description: Morning in the foothills near Boise, Idaho is peaceful, but it’s not totally quiet. In this recording you can hear hikers chatting across the valley and the thrum of traffic from miles away. There’s also the buzz of crickets and happy bird chirps.


May 20, 2018

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May 20, 2018

Description: Marsh Creek is one of two headwaters streams that come together to form the legendary Middle Fork of the Salmon River. In spring it is a formidable river and produces the sound of a waterway capable of moving mountains.


May 28, 2018

Description: This soundscape was recorded at the Jarbidge Cemetery, which is located on a bench outside town and above the river.


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July 15, 2018

Description: The lazy meanders of the North Fork of the Payette River above Payette Lake are popular among paddlers and a quiet respite from the masses.


July 22, 2018

Description: Recorded on a Sunday morning, this soundscape is intended to illustrate the array of sounds one might encounter on what is often considered to be the quietest day of the week.


August 3, 2018

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September 9, 2018

Description: During a mountain bike ride on the south slope of the Uncompahgre Plateau, we paused to listen to an elk bugling. The bugles are interspersed with exclamations of excitement from members of our group, but the eerie magic of the bugles are easily apparent.


May 23, 2019

Description: White River Narrows Archaeological District. Part of the Basin and Range National Monument.


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May 23, 2019

Description: We were camped in the back of a pickup just outside Joshua Tree National Park when the coyotes began to howl. We were in a rock-rimmed canyon, which served as something of a natural amphitheater. The coyotes unfortunately stopped shortly after I began recording.


May 29, 2019

Description: Sunrise in the Alabama Hills outside Lone Pine, California is enchanting.