"Spring-time in northern California is delightful. The hills are ridiculously green and full of wildflowers, and the air pervades with a potporri of scents. Thoughts turn to the outdoors… Suffering from
an intense case of cabin-fever, I tossed a few necessities and a couple of my VLF receivers into
the van and headed northward from the San Francisco area into California's Redwood Empire. With no specific route plan, I just drove on with the single goal of getting as far from the city as possible.
Driving into the night, I spied a sign pointing out a turn-off to Fish Rock Road. I thought to try it out,
having never been that way before. It also looked promising as a power-line free road, winding as
it did into the coastal mountains peppered with groves of Oak and Redwoods. Locating a nice turnout suitable for overnight parking, I did another of my VLF-checks, instantly rewarded with gorgeous, almost pure whistlers ringing in my ears! These ones sounded BEAUTIFUL, with a hollow,
cavernous quality to them, and the lightning- stroke tweeks were also quite nice sounding. This early April night felt almost warm, and the sky was full of starsthis recording segment is part of several hours of tape run during the night."
Techie notes: (Purer whistlers occurring up to 20 per minute in clusters. Beautiful, hollow, cavernous sound quality to these whistlers. Intense tweeks (with harmonics). Recorded 02 April 1994,
Fish Rock Road, Mendocino County, northern Calif at 1100 UT.)
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