Scott Thybony Commentaries

Scott Thybony Commentaries
11:15 am
Wed September 23, 2009

Ancient Trackings

Tracks in Marble Canyon
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4:17 pm
Thu August 13, 2009

The Grand Canyon's Flash Floods

A flash flood tears through the Grand Canyon.
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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.

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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11:38 am
Mon July 20, 2009

Grand Canyon Outlaws

Architect Mary Colter's famous hand written sign at the Desert View Watchtower at Grand Canyon National Park, defaced by two \"grammar vigilantes\" in 2008. Can you spot the edits they made?

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.

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11:18 am
Thu June 11, 2009

Hiking with Harvey Butchart

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.

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3:05 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

Winging It

Flagstaff, AZ –

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.

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3:51 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Beyond Question

Flagstaff, AZ –
We're often told growing up there's no such thing as a "dumb question." But those who've guided tourists through the Grand Canyon may beg to differ. Commentator Scott Thybony has fielded his share of tourist queries over the years, some of which really got him thinking.

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3:27 am
Tue February 17, 2009

River Dance

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White settlers and northern Arizona's native peoples have had their share of conflicts over the decades. But there have also been times of companionship and laughter. Commentator Scott Thybony has this story of how dancing can lead to common ground among cultures.


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1:01 am
Wed January 21, 2009

The Great Deer Drive

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The frontier spirit has always been strong in Arizona, the idea that nothing is impossible. Well, commentator Scott Thybony has this story of the Great Kaibab Deer Roundup that proves that some ideas should never even be attempted.


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12:21 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Upriver

The 28,000 mile route paddled by Verlen Kruger and Steve Landick from 1980 to 1983. The trip required them to paddle upriver through the Grand Canyon and its 165 rapids.

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This month is the 25 year anniversary of one of the most epic journeys ever attempted. Two men crisscrossed the country in canoes, covering 28 thousand miles, including paddling UPRIVER through the Grand Canyon with its 165 rapids. Commentator Scott Thybony has their remarkable tale.


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2:18 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Dance of the Dead

An archaic rock art site in the Grand Canyon that Scott Thybony calls \"The Dancehall of the Dead.\"
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Ghosts and ghouls are something you expect to see this time of year, with Halloween just around the corner. But you might not expect to find them tucked away in a remote corner of the Grand Canyon. Commentator Scott Thybony shares this tale of a haunting journey into the Canyon.


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