Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? Most of the tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway are in the North Carolina portion of the parkway.

    2. True or false? Yosemite National Park’s tram tour of Mariposa Grove passes through the Wawona Tunnel Tree.

    3. True or false? The Wawona Tunnel in Yosemite National Park has been cited for serious safety deficiencies.

    4. True or false?

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

  • There's definitely something nautical involved in this setting, which should help narrow down the location of this Mystery Photo.

    But was it taken on the East Coast, the West Coast, the Gulf Coast, or perhaps at one of the Great Lakes?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

  • 1. Every square inch of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is in the Mountain Time Zone, but the time of day can depend on where you are in the park, even if you never cross a state line during your entire visit. Why can two Glen Canyon National Recreation Area visitors standing just a few feet apart have different – and absolutely accurate -- times showing on their wristwatches?

    2.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

  • There are hundreds, if not thousands, of cabins scattered across the National Park System. But some are more significant than others.

    Some helped shelter slaves on the Underground Railroad, some marked a homesteader's scrappy existence, some witnessed the births of great men and women. Do you know the story behind this cabin?

  • Mission 66, the program that rehabilitated and restored national parks in time for the National Park Service's 50th Anniversary back in 1966, often is cited today as an inspiration for the Centennial Challenge, but it is a program that sometimes is shrouded in mystery.

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