Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? Spring is the prime season for whitewater rafting and kayaking at Gauley River National Recreation Area.

    2. True or false? About 100 species of birds nest in Big Bend National Park each spring.

    3. True or false? The National Park Service has begun a system-wide phase-out of spring prescribed burning because of its severe impacts on ground nesting birds in the forest.


Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

  • 1. What is the name of the famous hotel illustrated in the accompanying photo, which was taken in Glacier National Park?

    2. True or false? There is only one fjard on the east coast, and it is in a national park.

    3. True or false?

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

  • The problem with the "10 best" of anything books, articles or wish-lists is that you're bound to fail from the get-go. That's one reason why the Traveler has yet to release its Top 10 National Parks list. While we don't normally shirk from a good debate, as soon as you begin listing the "ten best" of anything, you're trolling for trouble.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

  • Note: The term “National Park System unit” is herein used only in reference to the 391 units of the National Park System. Affiliated Areas and National Heritage Areas, for example, are not National Park System units.

    1. Can you identify the vantage point from which the accompanying photograph was taken?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? General Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in the United States.

    2. True or false? Delaware is the only state without a National Park System unit.

    3. True or false? The World War II Memorial is the only National Park System unit that serves as a memorial to all American prisoners of war.

    4. True or false?

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