Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

  • How truly self-reliant are we, really? When you head down the trail, do you go confident that you can manage any situation you find yourself in?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

  • Wildlife viewing is a prime attraction of our national parks. Not every wildlife species we might encounter in the parks is as charismatic as a bison, a bald eagle, or a sea otter, but every species is interesting in its own way. Take this little quiz to see whether your knowledge of watchable wildlife is as keen as you think. Answers are at the end. No peeking.

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

  • Bigger is not always better, but it certainly can be interesting. Many national parks claim bragging rights to the biggest something-or-other. Can you sort them out? Take this week's quiz and see how you measure up. Answers are at the end. No peeking.

    1. The biggest park in the National Park System, ______, is about six times as large as Yellowstone National Park.
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

  • Swimsuit season is nearly here. Are you ready for the beach? There are loads of beaches in the national parks -- even a few “clothing optional” ones for people who don’t like tan lines. This week's quiz will assess your knowledge of all kinds of beaches in the national parks. Answers are at the end. No peeking.

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

  • Bridges are among the most favored of all human structures. They serve us well, make a bold visual statement, and open the door to a storehouse of memories and relationships. Who doesn’t admire the elegantly clean lines of suspension bridges? Who can look at a covered bridge without thinking of a halcyon time when life was simpler and slower and friendlier?

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