The Tiniest National Forest In The Country Is Right Here In Alaska

Adak National Forest lies in the wind-swept Aleutian Island chain, far out into the Pacific. The weather in Adak is a constant barrage of snow, sleet, rain, fog, and mud. It is here that U.S. Air Force soldiers stationed in WWII planted a clump of trees that have become the Adak National Forest. It’s remarkable that these trees made it through the many blustery winters, but they have held on strong. The single clump of pine trees, tightly packed together, is called the smallest national forest in the U.S. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Adak, pay homage to these tough Alaskan trees and their triumph of surviving against all odds.

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