• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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    Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek

Hip Wimpee

Hip with family tree

Name: Hip Wimpee
Genus: Hyracotherium
Size: variable
Age: 16
Gender: male
Weight: 300 lbs
Diet: grass and forbs
Habitat: forests and grasslands
Skills: disguise and quick getaways
Education: GED
Expertise: Paleontology
Hobbies: Running and Genealogy

Ranger Hendrickson leads a tour at Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial, Hip in the lower right hand corner.
In his summer months Hip Wimpee traveled across the United States. He stopped at Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial for a quick visit and caught a tour with Ranger Hendrickson. His main goal was to find out more about his family.
Historical House at Minuteman National Historical Park.
He searched far and wide looking for information in historic parks along the eastern seaboard. At Minuteman National Historical Park he thought he may have had a relative that helped alert the citizens of Concord that the British were on the march that eventful night back in 1775. It turned out that he was related to Paul Revere's horse who with Paul gave up the ride when caught by a British patrol unlike a doctor largely forgotten in history and his horse who escaped and did deliver the alarm.
Wild Horses being herded during the annual Assateague Round up at Assateague Island National Seashore.

Depressed that he was related to the wrong horse he decided to visit Assateague Island National Seashore to see what his Spanish decendents looked like.
Scientists conducting surveys and field studies at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Then he took a trip to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and visited with the paleontologists to get their opinion on how his family changed over time.

Did You Know?

Milky Way with hoodoos

Bryce Canyon National Park has a 7.4 limiting magnitude night sky! In most rural areas of the United States, 2500 stars can be seen on a clear night. At Bryce Canyon, 7500 stars can be seen twinkling in the void! More...