Flagstaff, AZ – Writer Scott Thybony recounts two classic cases when solo travelers have become trapped in the Grand Canyon. Having gotten into a few tight binds himself, Thybony knows how suddenly situations can turn on you.
Flagstaff, AZ – Many thought the new GPS navigation systems would reduce the uncertainties of travel enough to blunt the sense of adventure. But it turns out the digital frontier is wilder than we thought. Commentator Scott Thybony says technology hasn't eliminated the risk, only shifted it.
Some Grand Canyon landmarks honor politicians, some recognize explorers and even canyon guides. A promontory called Ayer Point honors Emma Ayer, the first white woman to hike into the Canyon. And one name, Mooney Falls, contains its own, grim tale. Commentator Scott Thybony has the story.
For the Thanksgiving holiday, commentator Scott Thybony brings us a special story about a special turkey. A wild turkey named Kathy lived in the Grand Canyon during the 1980s and 90s. And she forever changed the way some people look at their Thanksgiving meal.
For most Americans, Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. But not here in Arizona, where our clocks will stay right where they are. Unless, of course, you live on the Navajo Nation, which will spin its clocks back an hour. Confused yet? Commentator and Flagstaff writer Scott Thybony says the best solution may be to just take off our watches.
Flagstaff, AZ – A summer monsoon in the Grand Canyon can mean extreme danger for those trapped within its walls. Thrashing water that arrives without warning can consume everything and anything in its path. Here, commentator Scott Thybony shares his first flash flood experience and his fortunate outcome.
Flagstaff, AZ – From butterfly poachers to outlaw mountain bikers, the Grand Canyon has seen its share of unusual criminals. But the title of strangest crime now goes to a pair of overzealous English majors. Here's commentator Scott Thybony.
Scott Thybony is a Flagstaff based writer. His Grand Canyon commentaries are funded by the Grand Canyon Association, supporting education and scientific research for Grand Canyon National Park since 1932. On the web at Grand Canyon dot org.
Flagstaff, AZ – Nobody knew the Grand Canyon better than Harvey Butchart did. Over four decades the NAU professor climbed, hiked, floated and bushwhacked 12 thousand pioneering miles below the rim. Here, commentator Scott Thybony tells the story of his last hike with the famous Canyon trailblazer.
For decades the Grand Canyon has lured countless adventurers on foot and by water. But it's also attracted explorers in the sky, from former fighter pilots to Charles Lindbergh. Commentator Scott Thybony says to get a full sense of the Canyon, you have to see it at least once from above.