Scott Thybony http://knau.org en Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentaries: Cliffhanger http://knau.org/post/scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentaries-cliffhanger <p>Every experienced hiker, river runner and climber I know has made mistakes of one sort or another. Usually it takes a string of them to get into serious trouble, but even then some people manage to pull it off. Whether they do so on skill alone or pure luck is never clear. I once found myself deep in the Grand Canyon clinging to the side of a cliff, unable to move up or down.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Scott Thybony 49701 at http://knau.org Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentaries: Cliffhanger Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: River Dogs http://knau.org/post/scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentary-river-dogs <p>Northern Arizona is full of river runners, many of whom take their dogs downriver with them. Whether it's the Verde or the Salt River, many a mutt has gone along for the ride. And though dogs aren't allowed on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, commentator Scott Thybony says that doesn't mean it hasn't been done.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:04:58 +0000 Scott Thybony 45463 at http://knau.org Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: River Dogs Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: 'Mystery Camp' http://knau.org/post/scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentary-mystery-camp <p>Writer Scott Thybony loves a good mystery, especially when it involves the Grand Canyon. In his latest commentary, Thybony shares the story of how a missing canteen might be connected to a missing cowboy.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Scott Thybony 42250 at http://knau.org Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: 'Mystery Camp' Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: The Unseen Canyon http://knau.org/post/scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentary-unseen-canyon <p>The Grand Canyon is - without a doubt - a visually stunning place. But, there's more to that beauty than what can be seen with the human eye. That's something commentator Scott Thybony has learned on his backcountry adventures below the Canyon's rim.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:37:19 +0000 Scott Thybony 39479 at http://knau.org Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: The Unseen Canyon Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: Curse Of The Navajo Blanket http://knau.org/post/scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentary-curse-navajo-blanket <p>Sorting out fact from fiction can be difficult sometimes, depending on the nature of the story. For commentator Scott Thybony, that was certainly the case with an old manuscript&nbsp;from the late 1800's.&nbsp;In his latest Grand Canyon Commentary,&nbsp;Thybony tells us&nbsp;about a story involving&nbsp;a trader on the Colorado River, a doomed romance and a cursed blanket...he's still not sure what to make of it.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Scott Thybony 36620 at http://knau.org Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: Curse Of The Navajo Blanket Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: Cape Solitude http://knau.org/post/scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentary-cape-solitude <p>Commentator Scott Thybony&nbsp;left today&nbsp;on a trip to Cape Solitude, on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Before he&nbsp;left, he shared some of his thoughts&nbsp;on the significance of the river junction Cape Solitude overlooks. Deep in the canyon below, The&nbsp;Colorado and Little Colorado join together&nbsp;at a place known to&nbsp;many as The Confluence.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:42:51 +0000 Scott Thybony 34151 at http://knau.org Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: Cape Solitude Into The View: Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary http://knau.org/post/view-scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentary <p>Peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon for the first time can be a sublime experience. The awe-inspiring beauty can overwhelm and take over your senses. But, as commentator Scott Thybony says, not all first-timers are able to go "into the view" of the Grand Canyon. Instead, they remain on the outside looking in.</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 16:26:36 +0000 Scott Thybony 31741 at http://knau.org Into The View: Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: "Colter's Rest" http://knau.org/post/scott-thybonys-grand-canyon-commentary-colters-rest <p>The south rim of the Grand Canyon is home to several structural masterpieces designed by&nbsp; visionary architect Mary Colter in the early 1900's. In his latest Grand Canyon Commentary, Scott Thybony brings us the story of a forgotten staircase leading to one of Colter's favorite spots along the canyon's rim.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:25:22 +0000 Scott Thybony 28260 at http://knau.org Scott Thybony's Grand Canyon Commentary: "Colter's Rest" "The Diary": The Latest Grand Canyon Commentary From Scott Thybony http://knau.org/post/diary-latest-grand-canyon-commentary-scott-thybony <p>Sometimes the journals and diaries of explorers and scientists contain more than formal observations.</p><p>Taking notes has become second nature for me.&nbsp; After scratching down a few observations in the field, I return and work them into narrative notes.&nbsp; They can end up being anything from a straight-forward record of events to stray impressions tied together into a storyline.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:57:32 +0000 Scott Thybony 24332 at http://knau.org "The Diary": The Latest Grand Canyon Commentary From Scott Thybony Commentator Scott Thybony Shares Some Rules Of The Grand Canyon http://knau.org/post/commentator-scott-thybony-shares-some-rules-grand-canyon <p>Rules of thumb come in handy at times.&nbsp; Commentator Scott Thybony has learned a few of them over the years from Grand Canyon guides, scientists, and rangers. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Scott Thybony 20228 at http://knau.org Commentator Scott Thybony Shares Some Rules Of The Grand Canyon