My experience with a temperate rain forest was on the South Island of New Zealand when my husband and I hiked the Milford Track for four days for our 20th wedding anniversary in 2002. We hiked 35 miles through various micro-climates. The last 13 miles was through a temperate rain forest---the key word being "rain".

I did a blog post about this experience at:
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