Getting out and about during the summer is a hit or miss situation. Some days are mild enough that a hike in the national parks, followed by a dip in the river or beach, are possible. Unfortunately more often than not the temperature does not allow for this.
Instead of going outside, why not bring the outside in? A 12-minute track called PARKTRAKS made through the U.S National Park Service’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.
Additionally, that division has recordings available for the sounds of Rocky Mountain and an Avian Soundscape from Denali National Park, as well as recordings of different animals that live in the parks, such as Couch’s Spadefoot Toad and the Ptarmigan (that’s a bird).
It’s not a replacement for visiting a park in person, for sure, but it could be the perfect soundtrack for a little couch camping at home or if you just need a short break from the hustle and bustle of the office and want to pretend you’re relaxing outside instead.