National Park Mystery Photo 45: A Narrow Passageway

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The narrow passageway shown in Mystery Photo #45 is located somewhere in the National Park System. Can you pinpoint this location? To get full credit for this one you need to state the name of the passageway and identify the national park in which it is located.

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The answer will be posted in tomorrow's Traveler.

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Lake Chaubunagungamaug, a 1,442-acre lake near the southern Massachusetts town of Webster, bears an inordinately long name (perhaps the longest place name in the United States) that is often translated as "you fish on your side, I fish on my side, and nobody fishes in the middle." However, its approximate meaning in Nipmuc (an Algonquian language) is closer to "fishing place at the boundaries -- neutral meeting grounds." This water body is also called Webster Lake, especially by people who don't know how to pronounce Chaubunagungamaug.


Joshua Tree National Park - Split Rock

Sorry; it's not Split Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.

Fat Man's Misery, Zion National Park

Not Fat Man's Misery (what a great name!) in Zion National Park.

How about Keyhole Canyon in Zion National Park

Is it one of the passages at Balcony House at Mesa Verde National Park?

Fat Man's Misery in Mammoth Cave

Not Keyhole Canyon in Zion National Park, not Balcony House at Mesa verde National Park, and not Fat Man's Misery in Mammoth Cave National Park. Good guesses, but no cigar.

how about a totally different idea -- how about the Exit Tunnel at Oregon Caves National Monument - I have not been there for 30 years, so my memory is vague...

natural bridge kentucky

Not Exit Tunnel at Oregon Caves National Monument.

Not "natural bridge kentucky." BTW, please remember that your answer needs to specify the national park in which the photo was taken.

daniel boone national forest ky.

looks like Fiery Furnace in Arches NP.

I'm afraid that "Daniel Boone National Forest" is not in the ballpark. Please remember that the mystery photo was taken in a national park, not a national forest.

It's not Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park.

You've narrowed it down to the correct national park, viewmtn. That's better than anyone else has managed. Sure I can't convince you to take another shot or two at it? You are one of our stalwarts.

'Way to go, viewmtn; you da man! That's one. Anybody else?

Fat Mans Misery Mammoth Cave national Park near Cave City Kentucky. About 30 miles from here

Not Fat Man's Misery in Mammoth Cave National Park. The mystery photo was not taken in a cave.

Grand wash at Capitol Reef?

Not Grand Wash at Capitol Reef National Park.

Is it Old Rag in Shenandoah?

This is a reach, but it reminded me of a cleft I hiked through on the Pueblo Alto Trail in Chaco Culture NHP. However, the lighting looks more like it's in a cave, so I don't have a lot of confidence in the above guess. Looks like I'm not alone in being stumped today, though.

Not Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park. This photo was not taken in an eastern national park.

Not a cleft along the Pueblo Alto Trail in Chaco Culture Natonal Historical Park. However, your idea of a cleft along a trail means you are thinking in the right direction.

Is this on the Bear Gulch Trail in Pinnacles National Monument? You have had a trend to mystery spots in California lately.

Not Bear Gulch Trail in Pinnacles National Monument.

This is a tough one. I'll guess the Devil's Hall Trail in Guadalupe Mountain NP, although I don't remember it being that narrow.

Sorry; it's not the Devil's Hall Trail in Guadalupe Mountain National Park.

Ellen Hardy has nailed it; a true bullseye. That's two. Anybody else?

Devils Den, Gettsyburg NMP

It's not Devils Den in Gettsyburg NMP. This photo wasn't taken in an eastern park.

Is it in Mammoth Cave?

How about the Subway in Zion?

Sorry Rick, but it's not the're kinda warm, though...;-)

I'm afraid that's not a ballpark guess, Sandra. It's not in a cave and it's not in an eastern park.

Congrats to Greg Pavelka, who nailed it to the proverbial T. Could he be a local?