Hi-Tec Altitude Pro Lite RGS on Lincoln Island

05.22.16

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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