Misty Fiords National Monument
Established in 1978.
Flora and fauna
coastal temperate rainforest, alpine habitats bears (black and brown), wolves, deer, salmon, eagles, whales, porpoises
rainforest near the coast, snowfields and glaciers in the mountainous interior on the mainland.
tour boat or float plane from Ketchikan.
fees for cabin use
rudyerd bay, walker cove, numerous wilderness lakes, new eddystone rock,
admire scenery, hike, kayak, photograph
no business concessions within the boundaries of the monument
Eat what you catch or what you bring with you -- there are no restaurants or foodsellers within the monument boundaries.
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.
list popular hiking trails, kayak routes.