• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Bryce Point to Peekaboo Connector Trail Closure

    Due to a large rockslide, the connecting trail from Bryce Point to Peekaboo Loop is closed. Trail will be reopened once repairs are made. The Peekaboo Loop is open, but must be accessed from Sunset or Sunrise Point.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, multiple backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek, Swamp Canyon, Natural Bridge, Iron Spring, Corral Hollow, Riggs Spring and Yovimpa Pass.

Dr. N. Gulf

Dr N. Gulf, an amoeba

Name: Dr. N. Gulf
Genus: amoeba
Size: variable
Age: 37
Gender: male
Weight: .1 gram
Diet: bacteria
Habitat: water
Skills: shape changing and surveillance
Education: PhD in Chemistry, PhD in Microbiology
Expertise: Primitive life
Hobbies: Swimming

Dr N Gulf visiting Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Look what I did during my vacation!
Black and white photo of a portion of Grand Canyon National Park

Dr. N. Gulf is Allister's colleague and special advisor on all things small.

Joining Dr. N. Gulf on his vacations is a risky adventure. He is obsessed with the search for primitive life like himself and his vacations take him to hazardous environments for most living things. It is in these locations he finds the conditions needed in the planet's past that resulted in the spark of life.

His first adventure was at the Grand Canyon where he went to study fossilized ancient life in the oldest rocks of the deep canyon.

Outgassing from Hawai`i Volcanoes

From there he went to Yellowstone to explore the geothermal activity. In these hot waters he found some very basic life thriving.

Next he stopped at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. There in the toxic and deadly gasses erupting from the crust he took samples to bring back to his lab.

Glacier Bay Flow
His last stop in the three month long vacation was at Glacier Bay National Park, where he was looking for life growing along the bottom of glaciers and ice flows.

Did You Know?

Temple-like spires can be seen in the main amphitheater at Bryce

March 13, 1919: A Utah Joint Memorial passed legislation which read in part: We urge that the Congress of the United States set aside for the use and enjoyment of the people a suitable area embracing "Bryce's Canyon" as a national monument under the name: "Temple of the Gods National Monument." More...