Scott Thybony Commentaries

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Science supports the notion that everything happens for a reason. Traditional Paiute Indians also believe that. At least that's what commentator Scott Thybony came to believe after he took part in a Paiute sweat lodge ceremony. In his latest Canyon Commentary, Thybony tells us about an experience that brought science and cultural tradition together. 


Weekly World News

The Colorado Plateau is a place of "regional improbability" - where heat waves can create visions of crystal clear swimming holes and wind can make it seem like rain falls up, not down. That improbability is something writer Scott Thybony took for granted until he took a trip to Bryce Canyon. In his latest Canyon Commentary, Thybony tells us about the land of flying cows and Grand Canyon alligators.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Of the many twists and turns along the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point is one of the most famous, at least from a Hollywood perspective. It's where the unforgettable ending of "Thelma & Louise" was filmed. It's also a place where real-life-fugitive-drama has played out. In his latest Canyon Commentary, Scott Thybony brings us the tale of two young outlaws who busted out of the Moab jail and headed to Dead Horse Point to hide from the sheriff.


Scott Thybony

"Death by quicksand" has become a cliché in Hollywood Westerns set in Arizona. But in reality, it's practically unheard of. One of the state's only known quicksand deaths happened in 1872 in Paria Canyon. About 130 years later - in the exact same place - commentator Scott Thybony almost became Arizona's second quicksand fatality.

National Park Service

Hundreds of years ago, indigenous Puebloan women sculpted clay pots and used them to collect water. When commentator Scott Thybony found a potsherd near Wupatki National Monument, it transported him back in time and inspired this month's Canyon Commentary.

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