Mossy Forest

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Lower Alaska is a very, very damp place even in high summer because the Pacific Coast Range lines the coast and traps much moisture on the windward or western slope of the mountains. Thus, as you can see here, everything is very green and all types of ferns, moss and lichen thrive. This was taken on a drizzly 4th of July on a short hike near the Saxman Native Village which is located about 6 miles (4km) SE of Ketchikan. View is uphill to the NE.

(Submitted to the 2013 January NPC contest as entry #57 and to the 2016 CFP contest as entry #20.)

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Comments (9)

Jorge campos on January 6, 2013

"It is very similar to our forests" LIKE

mg1744 on January 6, 2013

Thank you; I suppose the effect would be the same on the western slope of the Andes.

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on January 30, 2013

It's a very interesting forest ! I liked very much !

Best regards , Radu

..kamal.. on April 12, 2013

Landscape is very beautiful and wonderful


Best wishes---Aştî

mg1744 on May 2, 2013

Multumesc Radu și

mal ava Aştî.

Greetings from America, Mark

juncujuncu on October 3, 2013

Nice shot. Like

mg1744 on October 4, 2013

Grazie ancora juncujuncu.

Regards, Mark

Jorge campos on October 4, 2013

Muy bonito y natural LIKE

mg1744 on October 29, 2013

Gracias Jorge.

Greetings from Virginia, USA, Mark

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