Sound By Nature

Sound By Nature

By Sound By Nature
Nature sounds for relaxation, stress relief, meditation, sleep, or whatever you like. Enjoy.
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Bonus! Curious Hikers
While recording Episode 46 I left my recording set up within sight of the trail and some curious hikers stopped to inspect it. Thankfully they didn't take it with them! 
03:21
August 6, 2020
Episode 46: Thunder on the Pacific Crest Trail
This was recorded on the Pacific Crest Trail near the middle fork of High Camp Creek in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, California. Thunder passes nearby almost continuously, unnervingly close at times, with occasional light rain showers.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with generous support from listeners like you. If these recordings help provide you with a little relief from the stress of the human world, I hope you'll consider becoming a supporter if you can. Your contribution will go towards improving the sound quality of the recordings and producing future episodes in wild and natural environments. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you!! I hope everyone is staying healthy in body and mind, and I hope these recordings can help you give yourself a break from social media, the continuous news cycle, and the everyday stress of the world and the ongoing pandemic. Thank you all for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
1:16:01
August 2, 2020
Episode 45: Thunder and Rain at Shastine Crater
This was recorded at Shastine Crater in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The recording starts as thunder and rain pass directly overhead and then drift off into the distance. Unfortunately lightning strikes from these storms caused several wildfires which forced the closure of Lava Beds National Monument and a mandatory evacuation of the Medicine Lake Area in the days following the date of this recording.  Sound By Nature is produced by me with generous support from listeners like you. If you enjoy the podcast and feel that it provides you with a little relief from the stress of daily life, I hope you'll consider supporting it if you can. Your contribution will go towards improving the sound quality of the recordings and producing future episodes in wild and natural environments. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you!!   I hope everyone is staying healthy in body and mind, and I hope these recordings can help you give yourself a break from social media, the continuous news cycle, and the everyday stresses of the world and the ongoing pandemic. Thank you all for listening. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sound.
1:02:26
July 26, 2020
Episode 44: Mountain Stream At Upper Deadfall Lake
This was recorded in late spring at sunset beside a spring fed mountain stream just upstream from it's entry into Upper Deadfall Lake in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, California. Sound By Nature is produced by me with generous support from listeners. If you enjoy the podcast and feel that it provides you with a little relief from the stresses of the human world, I hope the that you will consider supporting it if you can. Your contribution will go towards improving the sound quality of the recordings and producing future episodes in natural, acoustically rich environments. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you!! I hope that everyone is staying healthy in mind and body, and that these recordings are able to provide you with a little break from the stresses of the world and the ongoing pandemic. There is so much to take in right now that it can be overwhelming. I hope that this podcast helps you give yourself the time to take a moment and just breathe, or helps calm your mind enough to drift off to a restful night of sleep. Thank you very much for listening. Stay sound.
1:15:04
July 13, 2020
Episode 43: Summer Morning on the Upper McCloud River
This was recorded on a clear and calm early summer morning a little after sunrise on the upper McCloud River, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. Sound By Nature is entirely produced by me with generous support from listeners. If you feel that it enriches your life or helps you in any way, I hope that you'll consider supporting it as well. You can do so by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. Your contribution will go towards improving the listening experience for everyone, and producing future episodes on location in beautiful, sonically rich environments. You can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes or your favorite podcast platform. Thank you!!    I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy, both physically and mentally. There is a lot going on in the world right now and it can be hard to cope. I really hope this podcast helps. Thank you very much for listening.  Stay Sound.
58:20
June 29, 2020
Episode 42: Forest Rain and Wind
This was recorded on a rainy and windy spring day in a stand of Red and White Fir near Shastine Crater in the Medicine Lake Highlands, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.  Thank you to my new supporters! I am extremely grateful for your support and will be using every bit of it to improve the listening experience for you and all of the podcast listeners. It is an incredible morale boost to know that people enjoy the podcast enough to put their hard earned money behind it, and I am deeply appreciative of your support. And thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast on Itunes, I enjoy hearing what you think, both good and bad.  I hope that everyone is doing okay during these tumultuous times, and I hope that these recordings have been able to provide you with a bit of peace. And if they have I hope that you can carry a bit of that peace with you out into the world, because the world sure could use it. Please be safe out there. Stay sound.
1:29:55
June 15, 2020
Episode 41: Spring Snowmelt at Porcupine Lake
This was recorded at a snowmelt stream near Porcupine Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. The lake sits on the east side of the Trinity Divide just off the Pacific Crest Trail.  It's been really tough lately, and I hope that you are all doing alright. If you have children, give them a hug. If you don't have children, then hug your loved ones. If you don't have any loved ones, then hug yourself. Let's all try to remember that we're all human, and that we all bleed the same color. Try hard to commit small acts of kindness as often as possible, even to people you may disagree with. And be as compassionate as possible in as many ways possible. Human kindness may be the only thing that can save us. I love you all. Stay sound.
1:19:59
June 1, 2020
Episode 40: Campfire with Passing Rain and Sleet
This episode was recorded at a secluded campsite in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County, California. The campfire popped, crackled, hissed, and roared while a tarp overhead provided shelter from passing rain and sleet showers, and the heavy water droplets dripping from the fir trees above.  This was recorded during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. I hope this or any of my recordings are able to provide you with a little peace as this crisis continues. Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, I really appreciate it. And thank you to my single supporter! Your generous support will go towards eventually purchasing higher quality microphones to improve the sound quality and enhance your listening experience. If anyone else would like to contribute, click the support link at the end of this description. Thank you everyone for listening. Stay sound. 
1:14:09
May 17, 2020
Episode 39: Dripping Ice Cave
This recording was gathered in an ice cave on the south flank of the Medicine Lake Volcano in Siskiyou County, California. This ice cave isn't a cave made of ice, but a lava tube which has filled with ice over time. This happens because during winter cold, dense air settles into the cave and has no way to escape as it is heavier than warmer air and the cave has no outlet. Enough cold air collects in the cave that it remains freezing year round, and as water seeps down through the lava and enters the frigid depths of the cave it freezes, which has nearly filled the cave over time.  If you'd like to see pictures of the ice cave in which this recording was gathered, check out my Facebook page for the podcast, Sound By Nature. Like, follow, and share it while you're there, and tell me what you think. I would appreciate some feedback as well as suggestions for future episodes. This was recorded during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. I hope this or any of my recordings are able to provide you with a bit of peace during this ongoing crisis. Thank you to everybody that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, I really appreciate it. If you haven't already, please do so. And if you are able, you can support the podcast by clicking the support link at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening. Stay sound. 
1:09:58
May 3, 2020
Episode 38: Spring Morning Campfire
This episode was recorded on a clear and peaceful spring morning deep in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County, California. The campfire was set in a clearing amidst a stand of large old growth Ponderosa Pines at the edge of a lava flow near Porcupine Lake. Though it is called a lake on the map, it is really a small group of ponds and vernal pools just inside the edge of a lava flow which is part of a very large network of lava flows that stretches over 20 miles down the south flank of the Medicine Lake Volcano, a massive shield volcano. This was recorded during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As this crisis wears on I really hope that this or any episode can provide you with a bit of solace during this stressful, anxious, and agonizing time. I hope that whatever your situation may be you are able to cope with the stresses of this new reality, and that you are getting help if you are having a hard time.  Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to rate and review my podcast, and thank you all for listening. Stay sound.
1:00:08
April 27, 2020
Episode 37: Shasta Valley Wildlife Area- Morning Beside Trout Lake
This recording was gathered on a calm, partly cloudy morning beside Trout Lake at the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area in Siskiyou County, California. The area is administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and preserves well over 4,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat. You can learn more about it at https://wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Shasta-Valley-WA. I was able to gather this recording while maintaining proper social distancing guidelines during this ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. I am fortunate to live in a rural area of Northern California and am able to safely and easily get out into nature with no social interaction whatsoever. For those of you who are not so fortunate, I hope this or any of my recordings can provide you with a little peace during this stressful and anxious time. I also hope that wherever you are in the world, you are safe, healthy, and doing the best you can in the midst of these extraordinary circumstances that we all, around the world, are enduring.  Thank you to everybody that has taken the time to rate and review the podcast, and thank you for listening! And a great big thank you to my first supporting listener!!! I assure you that every cent will go towards making this podcast a more enjoyable listening experience for you and the entire podcast audience.
59:12
April 19, 2020
Episode 36: Spring Morning in the Backyard
This episode was recorded on a spring morning close to the busy birdfeeders in the backyard of a house in the small town of McCloud in Siskiyou County, California. The town sits at the forested foot of Mount Shasta, a large stratovolcano near the southern end of the Cascade Range. The morning chorus is in full swing as birds come and go from the feeders while Stellar and Scrub Jays call loudly, roosters crow and hens cluck busily, neighborhood dogs bark lonesomely, a wind chime plays softly, and cars occasionally pass on the highway. I recorded this episode on Easter morning in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. I hope wherever you are that you're doing okay, and I hope this podcast can provide you with a bit of peace during this ongoing crisis.   
1:01:05
April 12, 2020
Episode 35: McCloud River at Ah Di Na
This recording was made on a cold and clear spring morning at a campsite in the Ah Di Na Campground on the lower McCloud River in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. With reduced air traffic during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic there is no noise pollution on this recording, under what are normally busy skies. I hope you are doing alright wherever you are, and I hope this or any of my recordings can provide you with a bit of solace during this pandemic. Stay safe, good luck, and thank you for listening..
1:59:56
April 5, 2020
Episode 34: Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge- Winter Morning
This episode was recorded on a clear and calm February morning at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Siskiyou County, California. Located on the border with California and Oregon, Lower Klamath NWR was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 as the first waterfowl refuge in the United States, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. From Wikipedia: "The refuge includes shallow freshwater marshes, open water, grassy uplands, and croplands that are intensively managed to provide foraging and breeding habitat for waterfowl and other animals. The market hunting of migratory birds in the late 19th century created the need for preservation and creation of a wildlife refuge."  There is a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast. Thanks to those of you who have already done so, your likes and comments are greatly appreciated! If you've ever wanted to be first at something, here's your chance! Be my first supporter! You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description.  I would really like to continue bringing you natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to provide you with quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do just that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support of any kind, and thank you for for listening!
1:30:09
February 15, 2020
Episode 33: San Mateo Point at High Tide
This episode was recorded on the high tide line just north of San Mateo Point, in south Orange County, near the border with San Diego County, California, at a spot known to surfer's as Cotton's. It was recorded at sunrise during peak high tide the day before the new moon, under mostly cloudy skies with a light offshore breeze.  I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
1:18:15
January 23, 2020
Episode 32: Frogs at Dry Lake
A springtime chorus of frogs at large and shallow Dry Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.   I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
1:00:57
January 8, 2020
Bonus! A Dip in the Lake
Here we have my recording rig falling into Lake McCloud. With the magic of rice I was able to resurrect my recorder, not so lucky with the microphone. Lesson learned. 
00:44
December 11, 2019
Episode 31: Rainfall On Lake McCloud
This episode was recorded on the shore of Lake McCloud in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.  I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast. If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
1:04:55
December 9, 2019
Episode 30: Mount Shasta- Clear Creek Springs
This was recorded along the stream below the uppermost of the Clear Creek Springs in the Mount Shasta Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a cold October afternoon, with patchy clouds offering only short bursts of warm sunlight and brief glimpses of the mountain looming above.  I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
57:10
December 5, 2019
Episode 29: Creekside Campfire with Passing Thundershowers
This episode was recorded at a campsite near the Cabin Creek Trailhead and the confluence of Cabin Creek and Squaw Valley Creek in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. It was a cool day with passing clouds and thundershowers- a good day to sit beside a warm campfire.  I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thank you for your support, and thank you for for listening!
1:03:03
December 5, 2019
Episode 28: Breezy Aspens at Meadows' Edge
This recording was gathered in a stand of Quaking Aspen(populus tremuloides) in the Bigelow Meadow Botanical Area at the edge of Bigelow Meadow in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a sunny day with a gusty breeze at the cusp of summer and fall, with the leaves on the trees and brush just beginning to turn to their fall colors. I have a Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from this recording outing, as well as some of the other areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.   If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds recorded on location, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes.  Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it.  Thanks for listening!
1:24:55
September 17, 2019
Episode 27: Midnight Paddle on Medicine Lake
This was recorded on a clear summer night while paddling a canoe on Medicine Lake in Modoc National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. Medicine Lake lies in the caldera of the Medicine Lake Volcano, a shield volcano in the southern end of the Cascade Range. Remotely located, there is little or no light pollution to obscure the night sky, and as such the stars shone brightly on this moonless night. The air was still and the glassy surface of the lake perfectly reflected the stars above, which elicited the surreal sensation of paddling through the heavens. A Great Horned Owl called from the forest near the lakeshore.  I have Facebook page for the podcast, search Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from some of the areas I've recorded. While you're there, like and follow it to stay updated and see pictures from future recording outings. I'll be posting episodes on the page as well, please feel free to comment and tell me what you like or dislike about the podcast.  If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily, if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast, or by clicking the support link at the end of this podcast description. I would very much like to continue to bring you unadulterated natural sounds, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes. Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can also support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it.   Thanks for listening!
53:37
August 29, 2019
Episode 26: Mount Shasta- Brewer Creek
This recording was made at Brewer Creek on the east side of Mount Shasta in the Mount Shasta Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. I gathered this recording from a boulder in the middle of the creek, well above treeline, just below where it surfaced from beneath an expansive snow field. The water cascaded through the scree, which had tumbled into its course, before disappearing beneath another snow field not far downstream. It was a beautiful, clear, warm, and sunny summer day.  I recently created a Facebook page for the podcast, search for Sound By Nature to find it and see pictures from the area this episode was recorded. I will be posting pictures from future recording outings as well, so be sure to like and follow the page so you don't miss out.    If you appreciate that this podcast is ad free and would like it to stay that way, please consider supporting it monetarily, if you have the means. You can do so by going to my podcast page at anchor.fm/soundbynature and clicking support this podcast. I would very much like to continue to bring you unaltered natural sounds, and I would love to improve the sound quality to bring you quieter, more nuanced soundscapes. Your support will help me do that. If you don't have the means for monetary support, you can still support the podcast by rating and reviewing it on Itunes, or just by telling a friend who would appreciate it. Thanks for listening!
1:14:57
August 24, 2019
Episode 25: Morning Campfire
This was recorded on the cool, crisp morning of the Summer Solstice at my campsite in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County , California. In my opinion, there really aren't many things more comforting than sitting beside a warm campfire on a brisk mountain morning.
48:50
June 22, 2019
Episode 24: Summer Solstice Dawn Chorus
This was recorded at dawn on the Summer Solstice at the edge of a large meadow in the Medicine Lake Highlands area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. It was a brisk mountain morning, and though it was the first official morning of summer, a light frost had settled upon the meadow, while lingering patches of snow dotted the dense surrounding forest.  The recording starts just before the first birdsong of the morning and continues until a little after sunrise.
1:01:00
June 22, 2019
Episode 23: Afternoon Thunder At White Ridge Spring
I recorded this on a warm late spring afternoon as thunderstorms rumbled nearby at White Ridge Spring in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Trinity County, California.  Located trailside on the Pacific Crest Trail, this beautiful spring is a convenient place to refill your water and take in the view of the Trinity Alps to the west, while also admiring the abundance of wild flowers and the odd looking California Pitcher Plant which grows in the pure and cold spring water as it cascades downslope from the spring. 
1:05:16
June 14, 2019
Episode 22: Thunder in the Forest
I recorded this episode in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County, California on a warm late spring day just after noon as birds sang and thunderclouds drifted by. 
33:41
June 4, 2019
Episode 21: Meadow Spring Morning
I recorded this beside a spring in a small meadow along the Upper McCloud River on a beautiful partly cloudy spring morning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California.
59:56
May 14, 2019
Episode 20: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Morning Beside Big Lake
An early morning near the marshy edge of Big Lake at Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park in Shasta County, California.
1:39:54
April 23, 2019
Episode 19: Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park- Evening Beside Horr Pond
A calm evening beside Horr Pond at Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, Shasta County, California. 
1:29:55
April 21, 2019
Episode 18: Mountain Spring
A partly cloudy and warm spring afternoon beside a mountain spring in the  Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Shasta County, California. I recorded this right where it burst forth from the ground in a tall stand of old growth Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Incense Cedar, and Sugar Pine. The Black Oaks, Pacific Dogwoods, and Bigleaf and Vine Maples in the understory had yet to leaf out, and the first fern fiddleheads had only just begun to unfurl in this beautiful and secluded area of densely forested mountains located a short distance from the Pacific Crest Trail. The spring, one of several in the area, forms the headwaters of West Trough Creek, a cold and shady tributary of Squaw Valley Creek, itself a tributary of the McCloud River.
59:57
April 17, 2019
Episode 17: Wind and Frogs
A windy evening beside a shallow seasonal lake in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Shasta County, California. The forest, wet from recent rain, drips as the wind blows through the tall tree tops and frogs call out, occasionally in chorus.
1:00:00
April 5, 2019
Episode 16: Burstarse Falls
Burstarse Falls stands within the Castle Crags Wilderness Area just off the Pacific Crest Trail in Shasta County, California. Formed in the solid granite of the Castle Crags, its water tumbles over a precipice nearly 80 feet tall before continuing on down numerous smaller waterfalls and cascades.
1:02:29
March 20, 2019
Episode 15: Big Sur- Partington Creek Cove
This was recorded during a high spring tide at the north side of the boulder strewn cove where Partington Creek enters the ocean. There is a cave there that, as the waves rolled in and compressed the air within, created a pressurized blast of air as it escaped the temporarily submerged cave entrance.
1:20:52
February 21, 2019
Episode 14: Big Sur-Sand Dollar Beach
This episode was recorded at sunset during low tide in the intertidal zone at Sand Dollar Beach in the Big Sur region of Monterey County, California.
1:00:47
February 9, 2019
Episode 13: Soberanes Point
A breezy sunset at Soberanes Point in Garrapata State Park, Monterey County, California.
47:15
January 22, 2019
Episode 12: Morning at Fern Grotto Beach
A sunny morning at Fern Grotto Beach in Wilder Ranch State Park, Santa Cruz County, California.
1:00:30
January 21, 2019
Episode 11: Pigeon Point
Sunset in the intertidal zone at Pigeon Point in San Mateo County, California.
1:21:21
January 15, 2019
Episode 10: Panther Beach
Sunrise with the pounding surf at Panther Beach in Santa Cruz County, California.
1:19:48
January 15, 2019
Episode 9: Scott Creek Beach
A windy sunset with high, storm tossed surf at Scott Creek Beach in Santa Cruz County, California.
1:00:59
January 13, 2019
Episode 8: Tom Neal Creek
Deep in the mountains of Northern California, Tom Neal Creek flows down a wild, rugged, densely forested canyon. Edged with moss and ferns, the crystal clear water tumbles over ancient sedimentary rock that form the many small waterfalls and cascades that line its course. I recorded this on a clear winter day beside the creek at a place that I found to have an unusual, albeit pleasing resonance.
1:34:59
January 2, 2019
Episode 7: Middle Fall McCloud River
Enjoy the soothing sound of Middle Fall on the McCloud River from the rocks beside the pool below the fall.
1:00:53
December 24, 2018
Episode 6: South Fork Sacramento River
I recorded this on the Winter Solstice at the confluence of a small cascading stream and the South Fork of the Sacramento River.
31:39
December 24, 2018
Episode 5: Rain
I recorded this during steady rain on the floor of an old growth forest in the mountains of Northern California.
59:36
December 17, 2018
Episode 4: Wind
This episode was recorded at midnight on a clear, moonless night beneath the Geminid Meteor Shower during high winds atop a forested ridge in the Klamath Mountains of Northern California.
59:21
December 14, 2018
Episode 3: River
Relax beside the cold, clear water of the upper McCloud River in Northern California on a late fall day.
59:46
December 7, 2018
Episode 2: Creek
This episode was recorded on a sunny and crisp late fall afternoon beside Squaw Valley Creek on Mount Shasta in Northern California
17:21
December 4, 2018
Episode 1: Waterfall
A beautiful, brisk, late autumn afternoon below the Upper Fall on the McCloud River in Northern California.
56:10
November 30, 2018