The path up this grassy slope is dotted with white markers. Even more markers are clustered at the top of the hill, which is out of view here. They seem to have some historical significance. For one point, name the location of this photo and the significance of the markers. For three points, provide the geographic coordinates of this location, down to degrees and minutes. (Seconds aren’t […]
On my second try with a non-chain motel, I had a pretty good experience. I was ready for one, after my depressing stay at the Bel Aire in Missoula, which has all the old-world charm of a new-world parking garage. This time, instead of picking a place at random after 600-mile day, I did a web search the night before and decided on the Sunset Motel and […]
Just in case you haven’t had enough of this particular subject.
First of all, thanks for your patience in waiting for new mystery photos. I will post the remaining three photos over the next five or six days, so keep checking in. Don’t quit now; the winner gets $50 of my hard-earned gas money. And now, photo number 17: This row of mysterious chevrons is the only clue I’ll offer for this one. For one point, tell me […]
My plan to eschew chain motels for the rest of the trip has gotten off to a rocky start. I’m going to keep on with it, but the Bel Aire has shaken my confidence. I picked this one because it has kind of a retro name and a sign that has nothing to do with its surroundings. It also advertises an “indoor pool.” I never use a […]
Today I joined a couple of old friends for a hike up to Mount Aeneas, a minor peak overlooking the Flathead Valley on one side and Jewel Basin on the other. It’s a six-mile round trip with a view at the top that makes you think you’re pretty fit for an older man — until you encounter a half-dozen or so 8-year-olds running up to the same […]
You might be able to identify this landmark, but do you know, offhand, the geological epoch represented by most of its fossils? That’s the one-point question. For three points, tell why Uncle Sam prohibited people from visiting a huge chunk of this area from the World War II era to the mid-70s.