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National Park Mystery Spot 33: Hitting a Quail on the Fly

Mystery spot 33 is a natural feature located in a national park. Using the clues below, identify this feature and the National Park System unit in which it is located. The first five readers to correctly identify the mystery spot will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing.

Don't let the door slam you on your ass on your way out.

The long, narrow channels that longships once plied
Are framed by cliffs that soar on each side.

If you hope to hit a quail on the fly,
You'll need steady nerves and a keen eye.

         Bonus clue, no extra charge: Upon reaching the end of this engineered incline, you'll typically find a stoplight or stop sign.

No cheating! If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "Unlike triskaidekaphobia, which is fear of the number 13, paraskevidekatriaphobia (aka friggatriskaidekaphobia) is a specific fear of Friday the 13th."

We'll reveal the answer and explain the clues in tomorrow's Traveler. In the meantime we'll embargo the answer and let everybody take a crack at this puzzle.


Sorry, tomp2.  We do our best to jump in there and make sure that the correct answer does not get posted in the comments, but as you have seen, we sometimes slip up. I'm impressed that you did the honorable thing and disqualified yourself. While this proves that there can be no place for you in politics, you have earned our respect and admiration. Good luck on the next puzzler.

I was reading about it too as I just applied for a job there. Just took a long time for the light bulb to come on today.

Doh!  I woulda had it (the park was easy), but then I saw Rangerlady's answer, so I'm disqualified.  Still stumped by the bonus, though.
RL, in terms of fried neurons I'll trade you your 2 hour meeting for my 2 hour webinar (which, alas, was probably even worse for the audience than for me).  I'm taking AL tomorrow to go see WACA over the weekend!

Ranger Lady, I doubt it.  Prof. Janiskee is much too clever (or twisted, or ???) for my poor addled little brain.  I just got lucky because I had been reading about this very place just yesterday.

'Way to go, RangerLady! You're back in the race. 

I will give you credit for a creative cyberhandle, Mizzou Bluke, but I'm afraid that "sinking ship at Grand Canyon" falls a tad short.

Let's blame the 2 hour meeting I had at work this morning. It killed my brain.

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