Scott Thybony Commentaries

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.

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.

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.

"Losing It"

Jan 18, 2010

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.

Mooney's Fall

Dec 22, 2009

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.

Saving Daylight

Oct 30, 2009

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.

Ancient Trackings

Sep 23, 2009
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So many pages of geological history lie wide open at the Grand Canyon; it's hard to know where to begin reading. And it's even harder when it comes to the fine print. Flagstaff writer Scott Thybony brings us his latest commentary from deep within the Grand Canyon.

Cindy Appel

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.

Grand Canyon Outlaws

Jul 20, 2009

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.

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