We were honored to become 2016 wear testers for Hi-Tec. Our first adventure was to Lincoln Island in the Alexander Archipelago. The Alexander Archipelago is a 300-miles (500 km)
long archipelago, or group of islands, of North America off the
southeastern coast of Alaska. It contains about 1,100 islands,
which are the tops of the submerged coastal mountains that rise
steeply from the Pacific Ocean. Deep channels and fjords
separate the islands and cut them off from the mainland. The
northern part of the Inside Passage is sheltered by the islands as
it winds its way among them. The islands have irregular, steep
coasts and dense evergreen and temperate rain forests, and most
are accessible only by boat or airplane. The vast majority of the
islands are part of the Tongass National Forest.
We live on Douglas Island which is across the Gastineau channel
from the mainland of the continent and the city of Juneau. We
were heading for a cabin on Lincoln Island. Lincoln Island is
located 27 miles Northwest of Juneau in the Channel Island
State Marine Park. Nearby North Pass is a favorite fishing location
for salmon and halibut and a popular whale viewing location.
Access is by small boat from Amalga Harbor or Auke Bay boat
launch or float plane. Our mode of transportation for this trip
was by skiff.
Because we live in an archipelago we
definitely live a marine lifestyle. The
marine environment usually calls for
rubber boots. You are constantly getting
in and out of boats on rocky beaches . But
once you're on shore, you look for a great
hiking boot. Our Hi-Tec Altitude Pro
Lite RGS fits the bill. They are a very
comfortable boot out of the box. They are
light weight and have a great stable
platform that will allow you to hike most of
the mountains here in Southeast Alaska.
If you are looking for a hiking boot but
don't want to spend the $200.00 - $500.00
on a pair, you need to check these out!
stacy and dale
middle-aged in the last frontier, coming to you from the alexander archipelago.
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