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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...
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...
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...
An aurora detector in Petersburg the buzz of an alarm mounted on the wall of his kitchen. He kicked off the blanket, got dressed, pulled on his rubber boots, and strolled three city blocks to the building in which he worked.After Gilliland, an electronics technician, twisted...
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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Feeling creaky

...fondest memory of Juneau before I became an athlete involved a tyke (me) wearing those want-to-be Alaskan black-rubber boots. I was about to enter my first "real" movie theater, the 20th Century Theater downtown. I was going to watch...
Bison Bob a big discovery on the North Slope

...The pair landed their inflatable canoe at the base of the 60-foot bluff. Even before they stepped out in their rubber boots, Groves spotted other bones that told her this wasn't an ordinary site. Though this ever-changing wall had yielded...


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