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Misty Fiords National Monument

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Misty Fiords National Monument is a United States National Monument located in Southeastern Alaska.

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

Established in 1978.

Landscape[edit]

Flora and fauna[edit]

coastal temperate rainforest, alpine habitats bears (black and brown), wolves, deer, salmon, eagles, whales, porpoises

Climate[edit]

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

Get in[edit]

tour boat or float plane from Ketchikan.

Fees/Permits[edit]

fees for cabin use

Get around[edit]

boat required

See[edit]

rudyerd bay, walker cove, numerous wilderness lakes, new eddystone rock,

Do[edit]

admire scenery, hike, kayak, photograph

Buy[edit]

no business concessions within the boundaries of the monument

Eat[edit]

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

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Camping[edit]

list USFS shelters within the Monument. mention forest service cabins. explain about difficulty of finding suitable tent camping spots in steep, wet terrain of SE Alaska coastal rainforest.

Backcountry[edit]

list popular hiking trails, kayak routes.

Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

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