And the National Park Mystery Spot Champion for 2011 Is . . .
At least once a month, always on a Wednesday, we challenge Traveler readers to figure out the identity of a Mystery Spot in a National Park System unit. A total of 13 Mystery Spot puzzles were published this year. The master list, with hotlinks, is provided below.
Coming up with correct answers can be a tricky business. Our national parks contain many thousands of named objects, features, and places, and the Quizmeister only provides a few clues. Still, our collective readership almost always gets the thing figured out.
There are some standouts, of course. The Mystery Spot champion for 2011 is RangerLady, who solved 8 puzzles and was one of only two readers to solve #20. The Quizmeister is very impressed, RangerLady.
Runner Up awards go to RoadRanger and ed-123, who each solved five puzzles. Honorable Mention awards go to Eric (4), y_p_w (3) and tomp2 (3). A host of other readers -- 48, to put a finer point on it -- solved one or two of the puzzles. All of you deserve a round of applause. We think our readers are definitely a cut above average.
Stay tuned. Another batch of Mystery Spot puzzles is being prepared. Will 2012 be your year to shine?
MYSTERY SPOT PUZZLES POSTED IN 2011