National Park Week Quiz #3: Hidden Parks

Welcome to National Park Week Quiz #3! When correctly interpreted, each of the following phrases reveals the identity of a National Park System unit. Identify any 10 of these 13 national parks before 12:00 midnight EST today and you will be eligible for Traveler’s National Park Week prize drawing and a chance to win a National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the national park of your choice.

prismatic span

stone brook

howling canine bunker

glittering fastener

large perforation

cattle containers

princess-botherer crest

royal peak

explorer's classic ride

stylized piles

deprivation indication

tube leap

loose garment food fish

Answers and a list of readers who answered correctly will be posted in tomorrow's Traveler.

No cheating!

If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times:

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Congrats to EEW who first managed to successfully negotiate this time-consuming quiz, and to celbert who checked in 45 minutes later with enough correct answers to join EEW.

Almost perfect, EEW. I'll forgive you that wayward apostrophe and welcome you to the winners circle. You can use the front entrance.

Celbert, you can use the front entrance this time.

Congratulations, OutInTheStiks. Two of your guesses were pretty wide of the mark, but 10 were right on the button.

Incidentally, you're going to feel sheepish when you see the solution for the one you left blank. ;o)

Only nine out of ten, toothdoctor. I'm afraid I'm going to have to leave it to you to figure out which one is defective.

"princess-botherer"? I can't find that term in my Webster's dictionary....
Oh wait! Are we allowed to use a dictionary? Or is that included in the prohibited "sneakery"?

I've never bothered to define "sneakery," viewmtn. I suppose you could say that it's anything that involves an unfair advantage. Anyway, it appears that using a dictionary doesn't provide you with any advantage at all. ;o)

Ouch! I'm afraid you only batted .500 on that batch, Connier.

Twelve out of 13, tomp2; all but the glittering fastener. I'm impressed. Welcome to the winners circle.

Eleven out of 13 is pretty darn good, Eric [Nelson]. Welcome to the winners circle.

OK, OK, tomp2; I will admit that "lustrous" might have been a better descriptor than "glittering." Now are you happy? ;o)

That's the cherry on top, OutInTheStiks.

Ten on the button, JanetinKY. You're in!

Good job, desk-bound parky. You got 11. Don't tell Kurt that I'm forgiving you for some missing designators (not to mention an errant apostrophe); the EIC says I've been grading too leniently.

There are problems with six of those, jcchappell740, including one that's a spelling error of the glaring variety. You need to work back through the list and check very thoroughly. You can do it.

I count 11 good ones, viewmtn. Congratulations -- your'e in!

Only nine, jchappell740. Still time to get in under the wire, though.

Welcome to the winners circle, toothdoctor. Ten's enough.

Nice going, Eric. You're in.