Letter: Quiet afternoon in forest shattered by jets overhead


On a cool misty early spring morning recently my girlfriend and I were visiting the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. It is considered one of the quietest places in the United States.

We were on a short hike enjoying the quiet wilderness of hanging moss and lack of human-created sounds.

Out of nowhere came the sound of two Navy jets blasting their way overhead. It was an upsetting and sad event to hear that peacefulness ruined.

Why is this still happening? Hasn’t there been a noise ordinance established in this place of peace? We need to stop this atrocity. Join us in saying “enough is enough.”

Out of all the thousands of miles of inhabited land just give nature one last place for only the sounds of nature.

Kevin Hunt