Mystery Rangers Radio Episode 1 ~ Eye Spy Secrets

The Mystery: A top secret message sends the Mystery Ranger team into danger at Mt. St. Helens!  The clues lead the Rangers to the Seven Wonders Creation Museum where they meet trail guide, Lloyd Anderson.  Discovering more clues at the museum, the Rangers set out on a treacherous journey to climb up the mysterious and VERY dangerous mountain.  Experience the thrills and chills of adventure with the Mystery Rangers as they solve the clues that lead them closer to the treasure!


** Discover some Eye Spy Secrets of  Radio Episode 1 in The Mystery of the Vanishing Volcano. Check out these real locations and information mentioned in the show.  Click on each site to see if you can uncover the answers to the Eye Spy Questions.

Seaquest State Park 

Kid Reporter: “Listen! I hear footsteps!   They’re coming closer!

Seaquest State Park

We’re going to get eaten by a Dinosaur!  I’m going to be the first kid reporter ever eaten by a dinosaur! Don’t open the tent door Ranger Jen!  You don’t know what’s outside!”

Click on Seaquest State Park to get a glimpse of the park where the Mystery Rangers were camping at the beginning of the show.  It’s not far from Mt. St. Helens.

Eye Spy Question: What is the name of the highway where Seaquest State Park is found?


 Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk (picture from Wikipedia)

Ranger Kim: “They aren’t deer Kaylee! It’s a herd of Roosevelt Elk!  Hey look! There’s Ranger Jack over behind those bushes taking pictures of the Elk.  Let’s go join him! Shh! We don’t want to scare the Elk!”

Roosevelt Elk are really big!  Click on Roosevelt Elk to see a cool link with lots of pictures of elk.  Even though this link takes you to Redwood National Park, these Elk are also found in the Mt. St. Helens area too!

To hear an elk bugle, click on this link Elk Bugle and scroll down to “Behavior.”  You will see a sound clip there to listen to.  What do you think it sounds like?

Eye Spy Question: How fast can a Roosevelt Elk run?



The Seven Wonders Museum

“Solve all seven clues to this Missing Mountain Mystery And you will find the key to a hidden treasury!          Travel to Washington State if you are smart.                 The Seven Wonders is where you should start.”

Click on the Seven Wonders Creation Museum to see where the Mystery Rangers discovered their first clue.

We’ll learn more about these Seven Wonders in future episodes.

Eye Spy Question: Who are the two museum curators at the Seven Wonders Creation Museum?  Look under (Oa) Brochure


A Mountain is Missing!


Mt. St. Helens, May 17, 1980, Danger Lurks Here!

Mt. St. Helens, September 10, 1980, A Mountain is Missing! Where did it go?

Ranger Jack: “Take a look at this picture! It says it’s a picture of Mt. St. Helens in September, 1980 – but that’s just a few months after the first picture in this envelope was taken. It just can’t be the same mountain! It looks SO different!  The mountain in this picture has lost its peak!  In fact it has a HUGE crater in it!  This is incredible!  If this is Mt. St. Helens, how could it change that much so quickly?  What happened to it?”

Kid Reporter: “I thought it took MILLIONS OF YEARS for a mountain to change that much!”

Ranger Jack: “Apparently NOT Kaylee!  The clue shows it changed VERY quickly.”

What happened to the mountain?  Where did it go?

Eye Spy Question: What are some differences you see between the two pictures?   Click on this link: Mt. St. Helens Before and After (Pictures) for more views of the mountain.


Climbing Mt. St. Helens   

“The Climber’s bivouac is where you need to be                       

Your next clue is there, tied to a tree.

Take your tent and gear and buy a climbing permit               

More clues will take you to St. Helens’ summit.”

The Mystery Rangers need to climb Mt. St. Helens to discover more clues!  Click on Climbing Mt. St. Helens to see what dangers the Rangers might face.

Eye Spy Question: How long does a trip up to the top of Mt. St. Helens and down again take for most climbers?


* Note: The Mystery Rangers Radio Adventures is a fictional show. However, the places they visit and the mysteries they uncover are real.

* Mystery Rangers Radio Adventures is based on The Case of the Missing Mountain by Kim Jones – an interactive activity mystery written to teach children about some amazing evidences of Creation found at Mt. St. Helens.

About Kimberly Guthrie

Kimberly Guthrie loves adventures in the outdoors. National Park Ranger, Outdoor instructor, curriculum writer, teacher and guide at Mount St. Helens’ Seven Wonders Museum are some of her life adventures. Kim continues to write and teach about the outdoors. Currently, she serves as outdoor education consultant for Allaso Ranch near Hawkins, Texas. Kim holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from University of Central Arkansas and a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University.
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