Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

  • 1. The photo accompanying this quiz shows the rock strata of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park. The lowermost (“basement”) rock is the oldest. Downcutting by the Colorado River in the canyon’s Inner Gorge has exposed the ______, which was long thought to be the oldest rock visible anywhere on the surface of this planet.
    a. Bright Angel shale
    b. Hermit shale
    c. Vishnu schist
    d.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

  • 1. The accompanying photo shows a ______ visitor picking peaches in an orchard on park property. The fruit trees were planted by early settlers of the Fruita community, whose last residents departed nearly 40 years ago.
    a. Point Reyes National Seashore
    b. Big Bend National Park
    c. Zion National Park
    d. Capitol Reef National Park

    2.

Monday, October 6th, 2008

  • Eleven weeks spent in what arguably is the most remote corner of the continental United States taught writer Gary Ferguson that, sadly, some who pass through the landscape take it too much for granted.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

  • 1. The photo accompanying this quiz was taken in Glacier National Park and is quite similar to the one that graces the Traveler home page. That’s Wild Goose Island in the middle of the photo, so the water body has to be
    a. Saint Elizabeth Lake
    b. Saint Mary Lake
    c. Lake Saint Gilmary
    d. Lake Saint Clare

    2.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

  • 1. Steamtown National Historic Site is located in downtown
    a. Bellows Falls, Vermont
    b. Scranton, Pennsylvania
    c. Wheeling, West Virginia
    d. Baltimore, Maryland

    2. You are standing not far from the CSX tracks that run parallel to the river. Soaring above you is a bridge so high you can safely parachute from it. You are in a national park in
    a. California
    b. Colorado
    c. Arizona
    d.

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