Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

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.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

  • 1. The photo accompanying this article depicts a series of steep switchbacks on ______. This popular trail in Grand Canyon National Park has an average slope of 18% and is so narrow that hikers may have a tough time squeezing past mule packs without getting kicked.
    a. Bright Angel Trail
    b. Grandview Trail
    c. Ken Patrick Trail
    d. El Tovar Trail

    2.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

  • While past quizzes have focused on specific genre involving the National Park System, this is a more wide-open, undefined quiz of national park trivia. Answers are at the end.

    1. True or False: Acadia National Park was the first "national park" established east of the Mississippi.

    2. There are more masons employed by the National Park Service than
    A. fisheries biologists
    B. geologists
    C.

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