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Misty Fiords National Monument [dead link] is a United States National Monument in Southeastern Alaska.

UnderstandEdit

HistoryEdit

Established in 1978.

LandscapeEdit

Flora and faunaEdit

There are coastal temperate rainforest, alpine habitats where you may find bears (black and brown), wolves, deer, salmon, eagles, whales, porpoises

ClimateEdit

Rainforest near the coast, snowfields and glaciers in the mountainous interior on the mainland.

Get inEdit

Tour boat or float plane from Ketchikan.

Fees and permitsEdit

Fees for cabin use.

Get aroundEdit

Boat required.

SeeEdit

Rudyerd Bay, Walker Cove, numerous wilderness lakes, New Eddystone Rock.

DoEdit

Admire scenery, hike, kayak, photograph.

BuyEdit

There are no business concessions within the boundaries of the monument.

EatEdit

Eat what you catch or what you bring with you -- there are no restaurants or foodsellers within the monument boundaries.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

LodgingEdit

CampingEdit

Thete are US Forest Service shelters and forest service cabins. It is difficult to find suitable tent camping spots in steep, wet terrain of SE Alaska coastal rainforest.

BackcountryEdit

There are hiking trails and kayak routes.

Stay safeEdit

Inform yourself about what to do if you encounter black or brown bears.

Go nextEdit

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