Scott Thybony Commentaries

Scott Thybony Commentaries
8:32 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Point Sublime - Too Sublime For Words

Flagstaff, AZ – Some places can overwhelm the senses. They're too vast and too beautiful to absorb too often. Commentator Scott Thybony encountered this on a trip to Grand Canyon's remote Point Sublime.

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1:09 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Chasing Light

Flagstaff, AZ – People who travel to the Grand Canyon rarely regret turning their backs on the outer world and its endless stream of events. But they still pay attention to one event - sunrise at the rim. Before dawn they gather at Hopi Point, or Bright Angel Point on the north side, waiting expectantly with hushed voices. As commentator Scott Thybony describes, they see it through the lens of a camera, and through the eyes of a scientist.

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3:16 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Kiva of the Lost

Scott Thybony – People go missing in the Grand Canyon with unfortunate regularity. Just this week a kayaker died. Others lose their footing on a ledge, or run out of water -accidents of one sort or another. But when commentator Scott Thybony met tribal judge Delfred Leslie at the Hopi Cultural Center, he learned that traditional Hopi have a different take on those accidents.

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12:09 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

Grand Canyon coin image a deserving choice

Flagstaff, AZ – The United States Mint recently issued a new coin honoring Grand Canyon National Park. The scene depicted on the quarter shows the greatest river of the West, sunk deep within its greatest canyon. Scott Thybony has this commentary.

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10:51 am
Fri September 17, 2010

Print the Legend

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

There's an old maxim in the West that when "the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Commentator Scott Thybony says several newspapers took that to heart when publishing stories about the Grand Canyon.

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2:12 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Grand Canyon, by the numbers

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Flagstaff, AZ – It's a mile deep. Nearly 300 miles long by one measure. And 4 and a half million people visit every year. But numbers can never do the Grand Canyon justice. Here's Flagstaff writer and 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.

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10:48 am
Mon May 17, 2010

Search for a Petrified Giant

Flagstaff, AZ – The Doheny Scientific Expedition turned out to be one of the strangest exploring parties to ever enter the Grand Canyon. It began with a search for a stone giant. Writer Scott Thybony has the story of what the expedition eventually found.

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 www.grandcanyon.org

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11:09 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Everett Ruess Mystery Unsolved

Flagstaff, AZ – Last year the mystery of a young artist who disappeared in 1934 was thought to have been solved. Writer Scott Thybony recounts the story of Everett Ruess at Grand Canyon.

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.

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12:21 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Getting trapped in Grand Canyon

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.

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11:26 am
Mon January 18, 2010

"Losing It"

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.

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