If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

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Yeah, we’ve all heard the age old riddle, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it; does it make a sound?”  Well, apparently here in America there is some one around nearly everywhere.  What I mean by that is that according to the below story there is virtually nowhere left in America that isn’t affected by the ambient sounds provided by us humans:

I can kind of attest to a part of this.  I spent much of the summer of 2011 hiking and camping in the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado; and even alone on the top of a mountain I was greeted by the distinct sounds of modern human origins, those being the sounds of passenger jet airplanes flying over head.  Please don’t take this as a complaint about humanity, because I am, after all, a part of humanity; rather it is just a matter that it is getting harder and harder to get away from it all – sort to speak.