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Alaska Science Forum: Water fountains on the tundra

...grew on it were rare in the surrounding spruce forest.Permafrost researcher Kenji Yoshikawa said sometimes pingos and frost blisters generate fountains. He thinks what we saw might be related to a frost blister, a pimple caused when freezing ground in early...
Swimming to altitude

...into a crawl at times. If you feel a sudden sharp burning you have probably encountered some Stinging Nettle. Cow Parsnip blisters will pop up a day or two later to remind you of the joys of the bushwhack all over again, but somehow I have come to find...
Inmates eyed Mexico but ride backed out

...and other supplies from hunting camps and seasonal cabins.Cuomo said the two men split up about five days ago. Matt had blisters on his feet - searchers found his bloody socks - and Sweat thought his 49-year-old escape partner was holding him back...
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Japanese government searches for soldiers' remains in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - The searchers dug for days, ignoring blisters and sore muscles to look for remains of Japanese soldiers buried in mass graves on the Aleutian island of Attu following one of...
Becoming Alaskan: Giving in to the Xtratuf trend

...exceptionally stiff boots until the last minute. These boots were great for fending off water but raised the most intense of blisters at the slightest hint of physical exertion in a moist climate. A bit of a catch-22, really.That day, as I jealously...
Marine Race to Alaska planned for June start

...signed up.The website for the race describes it as the Iditarod on a boat, with a chance of drowning: "We'll guarantee blisters, mild hypothermia, and the cathartic elation that comes from accomplishing something others would call impossible."It...
Pure Sole: Yeah! Klas!

...them."The resulting one-mile did not work, nor the immediate final shoe change for another half-mile.All my toes and blisters were ushered comfortably back into the original shoe and remained so until the 10-mile mark, when a toenail decided to act...

...that we earned - with our bloody, bleeding hands," Toby wailed melodramatically. "No blood," Molly corrected. "But blisters."Molly claims Mocha, their cat, helps by drawing in customers. The cat seems indifferent. Each year they choose a different...
Nordic ski team ends season with awards

...strong character. Wallace was noted for finishing a hearty performance in the Buckwheat Ski Classic, despite having two huge blisters on her heels. "That girl can turn in some good results too," Lowell said. "And Ambrose, another first year Devo, does...
Coleman pedals to seventh at Kluane

...Cranky and Tired, Rigoni, Whitehorse X4 9:40:1728. No Cops? Wheel Speed, Murray, Whitehorse X4 9:41:1429. Bum Blisters, McKinnon, Haines Junction M4 9:48:4730. The Bike Bums, Burke-Forsyth, Whitehorse X4 9:51:0731. Sourdough again...


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