Posted by on August 11, 2018

“Just the fact that this place exists is enough to give me hope for the world,” Mikkelsen says, softly. “And I think that’s the reason why we conserve wilderness in the first place.”

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.

Samir S. Patel/Atlas Obscura

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