Scott Foster's "Hiking in the rain" article gave a perspective that I believe is known to most of the regular hikers that endure the rainy weather here in Juneau. The observations are more pronounced if one is alone without the competing noises of fellow hikers. Although I don't promote hiking alone, one can be separated sufficiently from other hikers to cue in on these experiences.
I would also submit that the area on Douglas Island in which Scott was hiking provides that feeling more easily than many other areas. It produces a feeling of enchantment and is a very special area. It troubles me at times that it will most likely be gone twenty years from now. So I can only encourage those of you that have been putting off hiking opportunities to try it and see for yourselves.