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.

Mystery Destination: Our Newest National Monument

Maystery Mountains

Nothing is better than wide open spaces close to home. These types of forests, parks and monuments give people a place to enjoy the outdoors and take small and large adventures. The President recently named a new National Monument. Did you catch the news? If not, read the clues below and see if you can guess this week’s Mystery Destination, also known as our newest national monument. More than 15 million people live within a 90-minute drive of this area. Beyond outdoor recreational opportunities, this area is also home to several archeological and culturally significant sites. Visitors to this mountain […]

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9 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Alaska

Alaska

On October 18, 1867 the U.S. took possession of Alaska. This huge territory, roughly twice the size of Texas, offers up some amazing outdoor adventure opportunities. From Denali National Park and Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park to the sand dunes at Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska is full of unique adventures. In honor of Alaska Day: 9 interesting facts you didn’t know about Alaska. In 1867 the U.S. purchased the territory from Russia for $7.2 million. That’s a price of less that two cents per acre. The purchase was not popular among the […]

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Can You Name This Lake With Many Islands?

Photo by Justin Gaerlan

Photos of the Sierra Nevada Mountains almost always include a photo of one famous lake. The lake and its many islands are quite recognizable. Take a look at the photos, read the clues then see if you can guess the name of the lake we are talking about. Enter your guess in the comments below. Ansel Adams made this lake famous through black and white photographs. Now the wilderness that this lake calls come is named after the famous photographer. Most people see this lake while hiking the John Muir or the Pacific Crest Trail but is accessible for shorter […]

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Highest Peak on the East Side: Can You Name It?

state park

We all love visiting wide open spaces. From national parks and forest service land to local city and county parks there are tons of great places to explore. The states also have an amazing park system. This week’s Mystery Destination is a state park that is absolutely stunning this time of year. Read the clues and see if you know what outdoor destination we are talking about. This state park was established in 1915 making it the first state park located in this state. Like mountains? This state park is home to the two tallest peaks east of the Mississippi […]

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National Parks Quiz

Frank Kovalchek

Saturday September 27, 2014 is National Public Lands Day. It’s a free day to access the national parks. If you can’t make it to a national park, it’s still a great day to visit your local state park, county park or city park. To celebrate these amazing places lets play a quick national park quiz. National Parks Quiz Think you know your national parks? Take a look at the photo then guess which national park it was taken in. See how many national parks you can guess correctly. 1.Creative commons photo by B D A. Rocky Mountain National Park B. […]

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Have You Ever Been to This Peak? Can You Name It?

Colorado Peak

Do you like mountains? Whether you prefer climbing mountains or driving to the top of them, it’s possible you’ve been to the top of this week’s Mystery Destination. Go ahead, read the clues, look at the photo then see if you can guess the mountain we are talking about. The road to the summit of this mountain is the highest paved road in North America. This road is great for cyclists and runners as well as tourists looking to photograph themselves on top of a 14,000 foot high mountain. Famous painter Albert Bierstadt originally named this mountain Mount Rosa or […]

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What Type of Outdoor Adventurer Are You?

Outdoor Adventurer Quiz

You love the outdoors, you’re up for an adventure from time to time but do you really know what type of outdoor adventurer you are? Take this quick quiz to find out.   1. Packing for a camping trip, you’d never forget to bring: A. A hotel room key. B. A big tent, camp chair and hiking boots. C. A map and compass so you can explore. D. Flint and Steel (because lighters and matches are for newbies). 2. You hop on your bicycle because: A. Your car won’t start. B. It’s a nice day and the paved bike path […]

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Mystery Destination: Have You Visited This State Park?

Mystery Landscape

As we look forward to fall, we’re thinking about exploring the desert southwest. We’ve chosen a  state park for this week’s Mystery Destination. Read the five clues below, look at the photos then leave your guess in the comments below if you think you know the name of this interesting geologic state park. Dedicated in 1935, this park is the oldest and largest state park in this state. The park’s name comes from the red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes over 150 million years ago. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have […]

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Guess Who? Name This Famous Naturalist/Author

Guess Who

Let’s have a little fun. You’ve probably played our Mystery Destination Game in the past, but this week we’re going to play Guess Who. That’s right, read the 5 clues below about this famous naturalist and author then guess who we’re talking about. Enter your guess in the comments below. One of this author’s most famous works was written from notes and sketches made while living in a trailer in Arches National Monument (now a National Park) when he worked as a seasonal ranger in 1956 and 1957. He is often quoted across the internet for inspiration to get outside. […]

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Where Would You Most Like to Hike?

hiking trails

Hiking is fun. Whether you’re climbing mountains, searching for waterfalls, trekking in the desert or exploring canyons, nothing is better than a good hike. Everyone has their favorite trail or favorite place to hike. So we want to know, where would you most like to hike? Here are three popular choices for hikes. Which one would you most like to hike? Hiking into the Grand Canyon What’s more iconic than the Grand Canyon? You aren’t the type to just look over the rim, you want to make it an adventure. Choose any one of the 15 official trails that take […]

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