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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...
An extended day of survey

...Douglas in search of the spotted coralroot orchid. Rubber boots were needed for crossing Peterson Creek, but by the...because my feet do not like walking or standing around in rubber boots. Returning to the car over the new footbridge over...
Kayak adventure: Wildlife and glaciers

...gray and black and icy and bleak. Wearing oversize rubber boots, I steady myself on the small, slick rocks as my traveling...rhythm and steer with the little foot pedals in my bulky rubber boots when we heard the huge blow and splash of a whale surfacing...
Fall rains bring mysteries, surprises at Mendenhall the raised part of the trail with dry feet in my rubber boots. The new trail winds through alder and willow scrub...lake. It is still missing a few small bridges, so rubber boots were welcome. The trail ends at the rockslide, and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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