Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Friday, September 14th, 2012

  • Though it's set in the rugged landscape of the High Sierra running from Sequoia National Park to Yosemite National Park, Almost Somewhere could have played out anywhere as three young women go in search of themselves.

    If you agree there are "chick flicks," then it's safe to call Suzanne Roberts' book about a month-long trek along the John Muir Trail a chick book.

  • Mystery Photo 55 was taken inside the Schoolhouse in historic Portsmouth Village at North Carolina's Cape Lookout National Seashore.

    Cape Lookout National Seashore protects the southernmost section of the Outer Banks, the barrier island system lying just east of the North Carolina mainland.

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

  • Mystery Photo 55 was taken in a building in a national park.

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

  • While searching for a story at the National Zoo in Washington, Stefan Bechtel came across an extraordinary man whom history at the very least shunted aside onto a dusty table, if not quite having lost him completely.

    Though William Temple Hornaday by many aspects was single-minded, obstinate at times and a contradiction at others.

Friday, August 31st, 2012

  • To solve the Mystery Spot 48 puzzle you had to figure out what named place in which of America’s 397 national parks can be identified by interpreting the following clues:

    Greenhead mallards waddle and quack
    And look just fine on my roasting rack.

    I had to run my boat ashore to keep it from sinking.
    They warned me about that storm; oh, what was I thinking?!

    The answer is

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