Tongass National Forest, National Geographic Magazine: Fog Shrouds Coastal Alaska

Fog covers a sheer bank of conifers along the coast of one of the 19 designated wilderness areas in the Tongass National Forest. Located in southeast Alaska, the temperate rainforest is the largest left in the world, receiving more than 200 inches of rain a year in some locations.

Tongass conifers consist primarily of western hemlock and Sitka spruce, with western red cedar, yellow cedar, mountain hemlock, and shore pine making up the rest.

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