National Park Mystery Spot 26: An Elevation

These clues lead you to this month's mystery spot, which is within a National Park System unit.

The furled umbrella, black as a crow, is stored upright and ready to go.
It's the only one left, so it's guarded from theft.

A legendary singer found intense excitement through elevation.

Bonus clue, no extra charge: It's small, and not quite a Dall.

Check Traveler tomorrow for the answer and an explanation of the clues.


The National Mall

Sorry, Anon 8:58; this national park mystery spot is not the National Mall.

Rocky Mountain National Park.

Not Rocky Mountain National Park.

Glacier National Park.

Not Glacier National Park.

Denali National Park

Great Smoky Mountains

Does it have something to do with Civil Rights?

Not Denali National Park and not Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here's another hint: this mystery spot is not in one of the 58 National Park-designated units of the Park System.

Exploring a Civil Rights connection will not lead you to this mystery spot.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park?

Not Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

Colorado National Monument

Ok this is a wild guess...Chatam Manor? I'm guessing that the first clue is refering to a black (umbrella) locust tree and that's the only place I can remember one being protected. Don't even ask me how the other clues figure into this guess =)

Not Colorado National Monument.

Not Chatham Manor, RangerLady. You're barking up the wrong tree. You are also in the wrong half of the continent. This mystery spot is in a western state.

Denver mint

Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo NM?

Not the Point Loma Lighthouse, and not a mint (whether peppermint, denver, or other).

Here's another hint: The mystery spot is a terrain feature associated with a long-ago event.

Devils Tower National Monument.

Is it the San Andreas Fault

Not Devils Tower, and not the San Andreas Fault.

Glacier Bay

The mystery spot is not Glacier Bay, nor is it in any other Alaskan national park.

Sequoia-Kings Canyon

Not Sequoia-Kings Canyon. The mystery spot is a terrain feature in a western national park that is not a National Park-designated unit.

More clues Bob! This one is really making my head hurt and I haven't been able to concentrate on

I Agree

The mystery spot is a hill.

Sullys Hill National Park

If I were a betting man, I'd bet that the feature is in Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, perhaps Inferno Cone. But, I don't think that the clues narrow things down very well, and I wouldn't give very good odds...

Not a Craters of the Moon feature or the (abolished) Sullys Hill National Park.

Sheep Rock at John Day Fossil Beds?

Cinder Cone at Lassen Volcanic

Crater Lake National Park?

is designated by Congress (Monuments are proclaimed by the President **)
is in a western state
was created when Mount Mazama exploded

[**Congress can also use legislation to create a National Monument. Ed.]

Petrified tree in YNP

Not Sheep Rock, Cinder Cone, Crater Lake, or Petrified Tree.

Devils Postpile

Not Devils Postpile.