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Owyhee Canyonlands

by John Hartog



Owyhee Canyonlands

Perhaps the largest and most remote section of undeveloped wildlands remaining of the lower 48 and more than 120 miles of the Owyhee River are designated Wild and Scenic. Yet more than 2 million acres of beautiful wild splendor adjacent to the river and above the canyon walls still await permanent federal protection as Wilderness.

Track 01: Owyhee River Canyon, May 2014. Ambient river rapids, wind, and birds. Track length 10 minutes. See track info for more details.

Track 02: Leslie Gulch, September 2010. Quiet soundscape of late night cricket chorus in a desert canyon valley. Track length 12 minutes. See track info for more details.

Total album length 22 minutes.

Recorded in high quality digital stereo using specialized soundscape microphones. For best stereo listening experience, use headphones or a conventional speaker arrangement. Extra care was taken with these live recordings to present selections of time with high presence of nature and minimal human-caused sound.

You can help protect the Owyhee Canyonlands by visiting the Campaign for the Owyhee Canyonlands at wildowyhee.org

Album cover and images by John Hartog.

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released July 12, 2014


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John Hartog Portland, Oregon

John Hartog
Natural Soundscape Recording

Portland, Oregon USA

A tribute to the world's vanishing quiet places

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