Ghost Forest of Copalis on the Olympic Peninsula, WA

Copalis Ghost Forest

What was once a forest along the Copalis River less than a mile upstream from the town of Copalis is now a cluster of preserved tree trunks stripped of their branches. They stand as scientific proof of the great Japanese tsunami of 1700. Currently accessible only by water, the Copalis Ghost Forest is a unique natural phenomena that is both haunting and serene.

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