Where is Misty Fjords National Monument?
Misty Fiords National Monument, 35 kilometres east of Ketchikan, is a spectacular mosaic of coastal cliffs, deep fjords and cliffs rising 1000 metres from the sea into the sky.
Misty Fjords owes its name to the almost permanent rainfall that is characteristic of this area. The protected area is characterized by dense rainforest, which spreads on almost vertical mountain flanks from the sea to high peaks. Waterfalls plunge from narrow rock crevices into the sea or make their way down Broad granite peaks – with four meters of annual rainfall, you can take the word “abundance” literally.
Misty Fjords occupies the southern end of the Tongass National Forest, covering an area of 9300 square kilometres. It is the largest wilderness area in one of Alaska’s National Forests and the second largest in the United States. The 160 km long and exceptionally deep Behm canal runs through the nature reserve. It separates Revillagigedo Island mainland allowing access to the most scenic areas of the park: Walker Cove, Rudyerd Bay and Punchbowl Cove.
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