National Park Mystery Photo 52: Follow The Arrow

Mystery photo 52.

Can you tell what Mystery Photo 52 depicts and identify the national park in which it was taken? If you answer correctly, you will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing and a chance to win a copy of David and Kay Scott's The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges, 7th Edition.

The answer and a list of Traveler readers who answered correctly will be posted in tomorrow’s Traveler.

No cheating! If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery, we will make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “The longest word in the Old Testament is the 18-character word Mahershalalhashbaz, which is the name of the youngest of the prophet Isaiah’s two sons.”


Celbert and Eric have shown the way, nailing this one on first try. Well done. Lots more room in the Winners Circle, folks.

Bear Gulch Cave, Pinnacles NM

A logical guess, Ed, but this photo was not taken in Pinnacles National Monument.

Our readers are pouncing on this mystery photo like a chicken on a June bug. Moon Pie is the latest to ID it. Who's next?

Is it a trail marker on Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park?

Mammoth cave national park

Erik B, you've provided one part of the answer. Give us the rest and you'll be in.

Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park is way cold, RangerLady.

Wind Cave National Park

Another logical guess, ron, but the mystery photo was not taken in Wind Cave National Park. Again, please remember that the name of the park is only part of the answer.

Is it the mount carmel tunnel in Zion NP

Sorry, Ron; it's not the Mount Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park.

Is it a climbing route in Yosemite for Half dome

This photo does not show a climbing route marker, David, and it was not taken in Yosemite National Park. Please try again.

The historic portion of Mammoth Cave, in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Nice try, National Park Kid, but this photo was not taken in Mammoth Cave National Park (nor even on that side of the Mississippi). Please try again.

"A chicken on a june bug?" Guess I've been called worse.

Right on the button, s. I'm impressed.

That expression is fairly common here in Dixie, celbert. It means "very quickly" or "in a flash."

Close enough, Eric B; you're in.

I have been in the North Cascades NP all day so this answer is a stab in the dark. Could it be the fireplace at the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone NP?

Nix my first guess, 5 hours in the car with my 7 yr old granddaughter did me in. Here is my next one. It is from Johnstown Flood Memorial and the arrow is pointing at the depth marker.

Wow, Caprice; those are wonderfully imaginative guesses. And the granddaughter tale is truly inspired weaselspeak. If we had an honorable mention category for this puzzler, you'd be a shoe-in. ;o) It remains that neither of your recent guesses is in the ballpark.

New Cave at Carlsbad?

Not New Cave at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Rick, but that's a good guess.