Thoughts from the desk of MATHIAS EICHLER

Warfare in a National Park

This is insanity:

In western Washington, threats include view-obstructing towers emitting electromagnetic radiation in the midst of pristine nature; horrific noise pollution; and staggeringly complex potential problems for every aspect of delicate ecosystems on land, in the sea and in the air. The Navy also wants to fly “Growler” fighter jets, probably the loudest on earth, along migratory bird flyways.

A bit more detail on Exotic Hikes:

In 2015, the United States plans to test and refine our ability to use and maintain electromagnetic weapons in National Forest lands.

Why did anyone think that is a good idea? Is it necessary? Just convenient?

Meanwhile:

The lack of snow in the Olympic Mountains because of spring-like warmth has led to an early outbreak of hiking, biking, surfing and kayaking on the North Olympic Peninsula.