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16 July 2024
Alan Morris in the Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska.

When the NCL Spirit docked in Ketchikan, Alaska, I took an escorted tour of the Tongass National Forest.

Ketchikan, Alaska.


Tongass National Forest.

The Tongass National Forest is a large temperate rainforest in Alaska. It covers over 16.7 million acres and surrounds the Inside Passage. It is home to many wildlife species, including bears, salmon, eagles, wolves, and whales. It is also the ancestral land of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tshimsian people.