Episode 66: Castle Crags Wilderness-Blustery Night at Little Castle Lake
This was recorded on a blustery night in a stand of tall Red Fir and White Fir trees near Little Castle Lake in Castle Crags Wilderness, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou County, California. I was camped out in the snow not far from where this recording was made, and I set my recording rig up to record the wind overnight. The night was very windy and I was camped closer to a standing dead tree than I should have been, so I laid awake most of the night hoping that a branch or even the whole tree wouldn't blow down on my campsite. Luckily, it didn't. And thanks to some creative use of snow, I was able to get this recording with only minimal microphone wind noise. Which means I was able to capture the sound of the wind in the trees and not the unpleasant sound of the wind hitting the microphone. If you'd like to see pictures of the area I recorded this, and how I used the snow to protect my microphone from the wind, I will be posting them on the Instagram account for the podcast. You can find it by searching @soundbynaturepodcast.
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