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muskeg

Chiefly Canadian
1. undrained boggy land characterized by sphagnum moss vegetation
2. a bog or swamp of this nature

muskeg

[′mə‚skeg]
(ecology)
A peat bog or tussock meadow, with variably woody vegetation.
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One week it was after eight every night after wading the creeks and muskeg waist deep all day.
Over mountains nearly 10,000 feet high, thru muskeg and over fallen timber, never stopping in the same camp for more than two nights.
The north spread encountered fewer, but longer, more widespread muskegs.
The north spread encountered several long muskegs in the first 50 km.
Because of the substantial areas of muskeg that the pipeline route traversed, Enbridge selected a screw anchor system as the primary means of buoyancy control for the project after talks with TransCanada, which had considerable experience with screw-anchor buoyancy control.
In Interior Alaska, where permafrost also plays a, significant role, wetlands comprise millions of acres of black spruce muskeg and floodplain dominated by deciduous shrubs, grasses and sedges.
Cranberries grew in muskegs as well as on forest floors.