Scott Thybony Commentaries

Dance of the Dead

Oct 29, 2008
Scott Thybony

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.

Uncle Jim

Sep 25, 2008

In the early 1900s, one man Uncle Jim Owens killed 600 cougars on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. But like many old westerners, Owens' story isn't so cut and dry. Commentator Scott Thybony has his story

Grand Canyon Names

Aug 28, 2008

Ever wonder how those giant rock landmarks in the Grand Canyon got their names? For more than a century monikers like Deva and Vishnu Temple have stirred up controversy. But commentator Scott Thybony wonders if we might be putting too much stock in a simple name.

Rescue Flight

Jul 9, 2008

When two medical helicopters collided low in the sky over Flagstaff nearly two weeks ago, seven people were killed; including pilots, paramedics, and flight nurses. For commentator Scott Thybony, it made clear a painful fact: it's easy to take emergency responders for granted, until you're the one who needs help.

Packing It In

Jun 19, 2008

Commentator Scott Thybony once carried a 100 pound boat down the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River. But he says that doesn't even come close to the heaviest item ever lugged down to the bottom of the Canyon.

Camp Coffee

May 14, 2008

Coffee has been called, the most grateful lubricant known to the human machine, and the most delightful taste in all nature. That morning cup could be even more important when you're in the backcountry. But as commentator Scott Thybony tells us, good trail coffee can prove elusive.

Dying of Thirst

Apr 23, 2008

A few drops of water can mean the difference between life and death when hiking in 100 degree heat. Here, commentator Scott Thybony brings us a remarkable tale of thirst, survival and fate in the Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon can be a deceptively dangerous place, especially if you underestimate its extremes of weather and terrain. But as commentator and occasional guide Scott Thybony has learned, when you push your limits in the Canyon, it often leads to great rewards.

Snow Days

Dec 19, 2007

The snow arrived in Flagstaff this year right on schedule-for a normal year. A Pacific storm system dumped 17 inches at the airport and more than 3 feet on the nearby San Francisco Peaks. But it took us by surprise, since normal years have become so rare. Just when we've learned to expect long, dry winters, it snows enough to give us hope. And if you're looking for snow in Arizona, you live on hope...

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