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The Oregon and Washington coasts are pockmarked with miles of clear-cut forest. Clear-cutting leaves the land looking like it has been hit by a hurricane.
While the clear-cutting is often hidden away or hard to see, it is sometimes directly visible from Highway 101.
Because of heavy annual rainfall, high humidity, deep and well-draining soil and mild temperatures, the trees in the Hoh Rain Forest are among the tallest of their species in the world.