The Woolsey Fire is now 100% contained but it has burnt a large portion of the Santa Monica mountains where Malibu Creek State Park resides. The fire has left the land, ecosystem, and soundscape changed forever. It will recover in time but it will never be the same. This is one of the reasons I started Travelear with my long time friend Nick, because I know our world is changing.
I wanted to create a library of 3D Soundscapes of places that would one day no longer be here. Malibu Creek State Park is an unfortunate example of the inevitable.
While the Woolsey Fire has not been the worst Los Angeles has faced, it has definitely taken from us much of the nature and wildlife the city had to offer.
The park was one of my favorite places to hike and mountain bike, by myself and with my girlfriend Lauren Bissett. Amongst the damage the fire has caused to California and the lives it has taken, the burning of Malibu Creek State Park hits me the hardest.
I was fortunate enough to record three 3D Soundscapes there and I encourage you to take a listen and know what this wonderful place used to sound like.
You can listen for free on the Travelear app by downloading here.
Take only pictures and sound, leave only footprints.