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francopoli  ·  391 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 15, 2017

The one thing that has stuck with me about being "out there" is the quiet. There are noises once you get off the paved roads, in the trees, on a lake, but they are a different sort of caliber than most people in the modern world experience. I've been out at star parties where it has freaked people out and messed with them that they can hear trees rustle in a light breeze from a few hundred feet away. You can hear deer move in the shadows before you see them. You can hear the yips of cyotes in the distance. The ringing in my ears from years of metal concerts goes away after a few days out in the world. I need to plot a return.

oyster  ·  390 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I live beside a train, it’s not a very loud train but it’s literally across the road. I’ve heard from a lot of Americans that national parks in Canada are very different. I mean we literally have a whole little community here. Banff has an elementary school, high school, and hospital inside the national park. Here we have a softball league in the summer, hockey league in the winter, and yoga at the community center. From what I’ve been told you guys will have small towns outside of the parks but nothing like this.

Granted, it’s still very easy to get some quiet and you’ve still got to watch out for bears.