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On the Trails: Muskeg ponds

...I have no idea what could have made these.Several of the ponds are very deep, well over the tops of the ordinary rubber boots of anyone foolish enough to step in. These ponds have thick layers of loose, flocculent material (algae and what else...
Alaskan Style: Form follows function

...the most ubiquitous fashion statement of Alaska: the Xtratuf ? the fashion world's equivalent of a mudroom.The rubber boot has been around since the mid-19th century and remains popular in most western cultures. Juneau, however, is the...
A snapshot of Juneau, circa 1994

...mannequin donated by Alaska Nugget Outfitters shows how the typical Juneau resident dressed (Halibut jacket, Xtratuf rubber boots). The Juneau fire department donated an ax. A local logger donated a chainsaw that he used to clear-cut an area on...
Ketchikan students learn sea skills

...marine biology, but it was another little thing that was pretty cool," Sanderson said, adding that he had left his rubber boots on the boat and had to slog through the muskeg barefoot so as not to lose his shoes in the muck.Micah Briola, a junior...
Rainy Day Hike

...different approach to dressing for the rain. I wore rubber boots, a light rain jacket with just a wool t-shirt underneath...time at all. When we arrived at the car, we replaced rubber boots and wet trail shoes with flip flops. Ten minutes later...
These boots were made for walking, and everything else besides

...pair of shoes here - rain boots. Call them breakup boots, Juneau tennis shoes or Xtra Tuf brand - you gotta have your rubber boots if you live in Juneau.I bought my first pair of Xtra Tufs toward the end of my first year in Juneau. I don't know...
Alaska Science Forum: Biologist creates legacy at village goose camp

...waterfowl out of Anchorage, where you can find him in winter. In summer for the past few decades, he was wearing rubber boots in tabletop lake-and-slough country of southwest Alaska.The book features a quarter century of kids aged 13 and...
Running of the Boots raises funds for Sitka Local Foods Network

...answer to Spain's "Running of the Bulls." Sitkans wear zany costumes and XtraTufs - Southeast Alaska's distinctive rubber boots (aka, Sitka Sneakers). The Running of the Boots raises funds for the Sitka Local Foods Network, a nonprofit organization...
Snow on the crocuses

...where we wore flip-flops and sunhats in a desperate bid for shade, a trip to the beach in Juneau normally requires rubber boots and a hefty raincoat, with a warm hat to keep off the inevitable rain. By Sea Week, however, kids shouldn't have...
Tiny barbarians at the gate mass known as Beringia, now cleaved in two by the Bering Strait.Armed with his field kit, which consists of rubber boots, a 10x hand lens, a vial containing a preservative solution of alcohol and acetic acid, and a set of jeweler's forceps...
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