Nature Walk

Losing a Wild Soundscape 

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Christina Katopodis

Hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer has been a musical experience beyond anything I could have predicted. I’ve now hiked over 300 miles along the state line of North Carolina and Tennessee, arriving in Virginia yesterday just in time for the shocking gun-like echo of fireworks. Before I get to that, let me share with you what I got used to hearing on the trail before stopping in Damascus for the 4th of July (quite accidentally).

The Music of the Woods

Every morning as the sun rises, there is a loud, boisterous crescendo of bird song from a few hooting owls to all of the birds in all of the trees chiming in to welcome the new day. It lasts about 30 minutes, and it is the most predictable and beautiful alarm clock I’ve woken up to on a daily basis–one I have not yet successfully slept through. The elation…

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