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Adventures

Fall is the Perfect Season to Try 'Forest Bathing'

Forest bathing combines elements of intentional observation with a purposeful focus on the present. Unlike other nature-based sports like hiking or trail running, forest bathing doesn’t include a destination or a physical goal. Rather, forest bathers hone in on the way the forest looks, smells, sounds, and feels, using all of their senses to closely observe their surroundings.

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Up Close and Personal with Bears on the Tongass National Forest

Have you ever wanted to see a bear up close? Usually, when adventuring on our National Forests, a close encounter with a bear can be dangerous – and certainly unwanted. But at the Anan Wildlife Observatory on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, sightings of these impressive animals are not only common – but heavily sought after.

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Eight Juicy Questions about Huckleberries

Huckleberries are in your own backyard--they’re abundant on our National Forests. These delicious, sought-after, and magical berries are available to you on our public lands. But not everyone is a well-versed huckleberry fanatic…yet. So I spelled out the facts for you, so that you, too, can join the huckleberry fan club.

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Six Ways to Experience the Tongass National Forest

The wilds of Alaska are awe-inspiring, though some people might be intimidated by the thought of exploring them up close and personal. However the Tongass National Forest offers amazing and unparalleled outdoor experiences for everyone, of every age and ability level. Here are some options for enjoying the Tongass National Forest.

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