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Wildfire Playlist

by Amanda Phillips
Wildfire Playlist

Canada is burning. Washington is burning.  Oregon and Montana are pretty hot as well.  On our last daytrip to Mount Rainier National Park, the smoke created a haze that was both beautiful and difficult to breathe.  I have been enjoying extra beautiful sunsets, but at a price. Rain is in the forecast for this weekend, so while everything may still be burning, the weeks of in your face smoke in Seattle may be over.

In honor of our smoky smog, I put together a quick playlist to listen to during our weekend adventures. A playlist to say goodbye to the fire and smoke, and make way for the clear skies to come (hopefully…).  It is mostly contemporary folk and indie, with a few classics. Enjoy!

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Mark September 2, 2017 - 9:30 pm

Really enjoying your blog; I followed a link from a WTA trip report when looking for info on an upcoming trip to North Cascades National Park.

Anyways, I usually don’t comment on blogs but as an avid backpacker and music lover I felt compelled.

This was an excellent playlist and I wanted to make you aware of one of the best, yet criminally under appreciated fire metaphor songs . . . “Ashes On The Ground” by Yo La Tengo (a cover of a Half Japanese song). Well worth a listen the next time you’re looking at smoky skies or sitting by a cozy campfire or wood stove!


Amanda Phillips September 6, 2017 - 2:01 pm

That song is perfect, definitely adding it to the fire playlist and a couple of my cozy, woodsy playlists. Thanks for the recommendation!


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