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.

5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Our National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park by Andrew Russell

Monday January 19, 2015 is the first Free Entrance Day to the National Parks of 2015. Whether you can make it out to enjoy these national treasures or not, here are some fun facts about the national parks that you probably didn’t know. The largest park in our national park system is Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The park covers over 8.3 million acres. The smallest national park is less than an acre. It is the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial located in downtown Philadelphia. Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt each have four sites named after them. Lincoln […]

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What Winter Sport is Right For You?

Winter Sports

Everyone has a favorite summer activity. You probably love hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking or some other sport but when it comes to winter sports, it can be hard to know what snow sport is best for you. Alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, there’s a lot to choose from. Don’t sweat it, we’ve simplified it down to a flow chart. What winter sport did you end up with? Tell us in the comments below.   Shop: Snow Sports Skis

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A Major Sea Port With Rich American History – Name this City

Name this City

Our Mystery Destination Game has taken us to national parks, mountains, rivers and canyons across the USA. This week we’re featuring a city that was an important city during the civil war, is still a major sea port and is a great place to enjoy some beach time. Read the five clues below, look at the photos then see if you can guess which city we are talking about. Established in 1733, this city became the capital of one of the original 13 colonies and was later named the original capital of its state. Visitors to the area love to […]

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Canyons, Dunes and Gorges: Can You Name the State?

The Colorado River

Our Mystery Destination game has taken us to national parks, lakes, rivers and mountains all across the country. Today we’ll call out three well know destinations that are all located within the same state. Take a look at the photos and the clues then see if you can name the state that all of these destinations are located. Our first stop in this state is to visit a national monument known for its canyons that cut deep into the rock formations. A geologic feature known as Monument Canyon is the main attraction for visitors to this area. Next stop is […]

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Over the River and Through the Woods: Mystery Destination

through the woods

On a holiday weekend many of us are hopping in the car to travel over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house. Others of us are staying close to home to enjoy the company of our family and friends. Either way, take a minute and see if you can guess the name of this week’s Mystery Destination. If you want to go over the river that is responsible for the largest drainage system in North America, you’ll want to visit this state park. Here you can step across the headwaters of this mighty river before it makes its […]

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Outdoor Addiction Quiz: Are You Addicted to the Outdoors?

Outdoor Quiz

You love the outdoors, you get outside every chance you can but are you becoming addicted to the outdoors. Is it possible that you have a problem? Take this quiz to measure how addicted to the outdoors you are. Answer Yes or No to each of these questions. You’ve practiced setting up your tent, tarp or shelter in the backyard and even timed it. The bike on top the your car is worth more than the car itself. You have no problem paying an extra $75 to save one ounce on your backpack weight but when your favorite energy bar goes […]

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Skiing, Climbing and Unique Geology – Name This State?

Outdoor Adventures

The U.S. is filled with tons of awesome places to explore. We’ve covered many of those in our weekly Mystery Destination games but this week let’s see if you can name the U.S. state that all of these adventure spots are located. Check out the photos, read the clues then enter your guess in the comments below. This state has some awesome places to ski or snowboard. Probably the most well-known resort in the state is known for its large amount of vertical drop, at 4,140 ft it have one of the steepest drops in the U.S. You might also think of […]

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Outdoor Survival Quiz. Will You Survive?

Richard Bedard

Venturing into the outdoors exposes yourself to a lot of risks. Do you know how to survive when things go wrong? Take this outdoor survival quiz to see how well you would do in an emergency. 1. While climbing a mountain, your friend complains of a severe headache and tells you he’s going to throw up. What do you do? A. Take a five minute break, tell them to drink water then keep climbing. B. Send your friend down to the car and tell them you’ll catch up with them after you reach the summit. C. Turn around. Get your […]

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Rugged Mountains, Glaciers and Small Crowds – Name This Park

Miguel Vieira3

When you’re headed into the outdoors you probably want beautiful views, plant and animal diversity, and no crowds. You can find all of those things in one national park. Maybe you’ve been there. Look at the photos, read the clues then see if you know which national park we are talking about in this week’s Mystery Destination. This parks changing landscape includes the temperate rainforest of the wet west-side and a dry ponderosa pine ecosystem of the east. With over 9,000 feet of vertical relief there is a high diversity of plants, over 1,600 species identified. With approximately 312 glaciers, […]

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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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