Scott Thybony

Canyon Country Commentator

Scott Thybony has traveled throughout North America on assignments for major magazines, including Smithsonian, Outside, and Men’s Journal.  An article  for National Geographic magazine was translated into a dozen languages, and his book, Canyon Country, sold hundreds of thousands of copies.  He once herded sheep for a Navajo family, having a hogan to call home and all the frybread he could eat.  His commentaries are heard regularly on Arizona Public Radio.

Scott Thybony

Five years ago, commentator Scott Thybony joined the search for a friend who went missing in the Grand Canyon. He’d been looking for thousand-year-old rock art panels in a remote part of the Canyon … stories from another world. Whether or not he found them remains a mystery because he never returned. Scott Thybony has more in his latest Canyon Commentary. 


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This month marks forty years since Elvis Presley died. But the legendary singer and actor found God long before that…on Route 66 near Winslow, to be exact. Scott Thybony has more in his latest Canyon Commentary. 


Scott Thybony

Arizona is in the midst of an intense summer heatwave. As uncomfortable as it might be, the summer season, historically, signifies life and growth. Commentator Scott Thybony recently traveled to a summer solstice spot in the Little Colorado River Basin, and brings home the point that summer is deliberate and necessary. 


Scott Thybony

Halfway between Las Vegas and Kingman is a roadside café called Rosie’s Den. For decades, it’s been a place to rest for travelers, outlaws and lost souls. Owner Rosie Larsen took care of them all, no questions asked. Her patrons knew her as the “Mother of the Desert.” Commentator Scott Thybony has this tribute to the late proprietress. 


Scott Thybony

Novelist Gustave Flaubert reached a frustrating impasse while writing Madame Bovary. So, he wrote to a friend about the struggle, hoping it would fix his writer's block: "What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!" Commentator Scott Thybony can relate. He, too, spends a lot of time thinking about writing and rivers, the subjects of this month's Canyon Commentary


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