national park mystery photo

National Park Mystery Photo 9: What Sort of Reviewing Stand Might This Be?

National parks weren't created only to protect spectacular scenery. Many cultural and historic treasures are protected by the National Park System. Which brings us to this week's Mystery Photo.

National Park Mystery Photo 8 Revealed: The Rock Behind The Picture

There are several places in the National Park System where you can find bombs. One of them is Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho.

National Park Mystery Photo 8: Well, It's Kinda Oval

With nearly 400 units, the National Park System harbors some incredible wonders. Some are easy to recognize, such as Old Faithful, the Everglades, and the Tetons. But every now and again you come across something that you stare at and scratch your head over.

National Park Mystery Photo 7 Revealed: The Lady of the Woods

Lady of the Woods is the figure of a woman carved from a large volcanic boulder in Crater Lake National Park. The carver was Dr. Earl Russell Bush, a physician working for the Corps of Engineers, in October of 1917.

National Park Mystery Photo 7: Who Was This Maiden?

History abounds throughout the National Park System. There are rare petroglyphs and pictographs to be found in the parks of the Southwest, American seafaring history along the Atlantic Coast, and even Civil Rights history in places like Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. But what about this object? Is it historic, or possibly even prehistoric?

National Park Mystery Photo 6: A Movie-Goers Special

Can you identify this geologic feature, the national park in which it is located, and at least one movie in which it made a cameo appearance?

National Park Mystery Photo 5: Which Way Does The Wind Blow?

There's definitely something nautical involved in this setting, which should help narrow down the location of this Mystery Photo.

National Park Mystery Photo 4: What Cabin Is that Yonder?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of cabins scattered across the National Park System. But some are more significant than others.

National Park Mystery Photo 3: It's All In the Patterns

Nature can be very geometric at times. Just look closely at snowflakes or crystals of sand. But are things always as they appear? Or are they exactly as they appear?

National Park Mystery Photo 2: Where In the National Park System Does Puck Reside?

Ahhh Shakespeare, how much has the Bard given to literature? One character, of course, is Puck, from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Interestingly, there's at least one place in the National Park System where you can find Puck these days.

National Park Mystery Photo 1: Wow – This is One Big Boulder!

There are plenty of glacial erratics in our national parks. This particular one is not only unusually large, but also situated along a road where it can be admired by thousands every year. Do you know where this boulder is and where it came from?
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