Scott Thybony Commentaries

Scott Thybony Commentaries
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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10:12 am
Tue December 22, 2009

Mooney's Fall

Mooney Falls, in Havasu Canyon, a tributary to the Grand Canyon. The waterfall is named after a prospector who fell to his death under suspicious circumstances.

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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.


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1:44 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

Phantom Thanksgiving

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

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.


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4:19 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Saving Daylight

Flagstaff, AZ –

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.

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11:15 am
Wed September 23, 2009

Ancient Trackings

Tracks in Marble Canyon
Scott Thybony

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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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