Category Archives: Outdoor Trivia & Games

Show off your extensive knowledge of all things outdoors with our fun outdoor trivia and games on the Sierra Social Hub. Our weekly mystery destination features a national park, state park, popular lake, river, mountain or hiking trail. You’ll also find outdoor gear trivia games and more on the Sierra SocialHub, Sierra Trading Post’s outdoor gear blog.

A Spectacular Canyon Cut into a High Plateau

The Monument

We love getting outside and exploring new areas. Unique geologic areas are always a draw for outdoor adventurers. This week’s mystery destination is one of those areas. Read the 5 clues below, take a look at the photos then see if you know the area we are talking about. This week’s correct answer is the name of a national monument. Known locally at The Monument, the main draw is a spectacular canyon cut deep into this high desert plateau. Popular activities within this national monument include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, road bicycling and scenic drives. Sightseers enjoy rides along the […]

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Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife

Fjords

Escape the hot summer days with a trip to glacier fields in this week’s Mystery Destination. Take a look at the photos, read the clues and see if you can guess which national park we are describing in this week’s Mystery Destination. Enter your guess in the comments below. This national park contains nearly 40 glaciers and the largest icefield solely contained within the United States. A national monument was initially designated by President Jimmy Carter on December 1, 1978, using the Antiquities Act. It officially became a national park in 1980. The park protects the icefield, a narrow fringe […]

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An American Icon: Name This Mystery Destination

Mystery

Each week we play a Mystery Destination game. This week the destination is an American iconic destination. This area features multiple parks and sites to see. Read the clues below, look at the photos then enter your guess in the comments below. Although these are mountains, the range is referred to as ‘hills’. The name of the range comes from a translation of the Lakota word Pahá Sápa. In addition to the mountains, this area has a huge cave that is also a national park. The cave is currently the sixth-longest in the world with 140.47 miles of explored cave passageways. […]

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Mystery Destination: A Large Reservoir, Mountains and Ski Resorts

Mystery Destination Reservoir

Outdoor adventure destinations can come in many forms. Some people flock to the mountains, rivers, canyons or beaches, others hit up a huge lake or reservoir. This week’s Mystery Destination is a large reservoir that is the center of many different outdoor adventures. Read the five clues below and see if you can guess the reservoir we are describing. This large lake is surrounded by mountains. It offers up a beautiful backdrop for photographers. The waters are popular for sailboats and sea kayaks but is too cool for swimming. Recreational opportunities include a bike path along the banks, boat rentals […]

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One of the Seven Summits: Can You Name This Peak

Tall Peak

It’s time for another Mystery Destination. You know the rules, read the 5 clues below and look at the photo then guess which outdoor destination we are talking about. We’ve featured rivers, national parks and more in the past. This week the correct answer is the name of a famous mountain. (Hint: it’s not in the USA) This peak is the highest mountain in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres at an elevation of 22,837 feet above sea level. The mountain has a number of glaciers. The largest glacier is the Ventisquero Horcones Inferior at about 10 km long. This mountain is […]

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Mystery Destination: An Isolated Rugged Coastline

Beach Photo

The weather is heating up and we’re thinking about a few days on the ocean. With that in mind, we’ve chosen a popular beach region for this week’s Mystery Destination. Read these 5 clues, look at the photo then see if you can guess the name of the popular outdoor destination we’ve described. The name of this area is derived from the original Spanish-language saying meaning “the big south”. The remote hilly area and rugged coastline is an excellent place to explore and to enjoy spectacular ocean views. The area gained fame in the 1960s when many writers and artists […]

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Mystery Destination: Take the Scenic Route on this Long Distance Trail

Thru-hiking Trail

This weekend is National Trails Day. We love trails (We even made a hashtag = #trailtime). So for this week’s Mystery Destination let’s do a popular hiking trail. Read the clues below then enter the name of this trail in the comments below.   The trail is is approximately 2,200 miles long and passes through 14 states. This trail is considered part of the Triple Crown of thru-hiking trails along with the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. The idea for this trail was first published in the New York Evening Post in 1922. The first section of […]

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Can You Name This Huge Freshwater Lake

Huge lake

Anglers, boaters and tourists are drawn to this beautiful lake for its solitude and amazing views. Whether they are on their way to the popular national park or ski areas located nearby, you’ve got to stop and enjoy the beauty. Do you know which lake we are talking about? Read the five clues below then let us know your guess in the comments below. This lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River in the contiguous United States. The lake is 27.3 miles long and up to 15.5 miles wide and has a maximum depth of 370 feet. […]

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A Not So ‘Great Lake’, a Lake Monster and Ice Cream?

sailboats on lake

There are many amazing places to get outside see nature’s beauty and to take off on an adventure. Below we describe a famous lake that is full of recreational opportunities. Read the five clues below, look at the photos and then see if you know what lake we’re talking about. This lake briefly became the nation’s sixth Great Lake in 1998, when President Clinton signed Senate Bill 927. This bill contained a line declaring this lake to be a Great Lake. Less than three weeks later it was rescinded. This natural lake is home to the American version of the […]

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Name This Ancient River

River

This week’s Mystery Destination is a little further from home for most of our readers. We’ve chosen an international destination that you may want to explore. The correct answer is the name of a famous river that is the lifeline of the region. Take a look at the photos and read the five clues below then see if you can name this ancient river. This north flowing river is generally regarded as the longest river in the world. The 4,258 mile long river is an “international” river as its water resources are shared by eleven countries. The second largest living […]

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