Scott Thybony Commentaries

Scott Thybony Commentaries
2:11 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Grand Canyon Names

The \"Vishnu Temple\" was named in 1882 by geologist Clarence Dutton, who noted its \"surprising resemblance to an Oriental pagoda.\"

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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.


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11:27 pm
Wed July 9, 2008

Rescue Flight

Commentator and author Scott Thybony at Comanche Point, overlooking the Grand Canyon.
Elias Butler

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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.

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1:09 am
Thu June 19, 2008

Packing It In

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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.


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1:10 am
Wed May 14, 2008

Camp Coffee

Commentator Scott Thybony at Comanche Point on the Grand Canyon's south rim.
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Camp Coffee

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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.

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2:12 am
Wed April 23, 2008

Dying of Thirst

Dying of Thirst

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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.


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4:20 am
Tue March 25, 2008

Hiking the Bright Angel

Commentator Scott Thybony at Comanche Point on the Grand Canyon's south rim.
Elias Butler

Hiking the Bright Angel

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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.

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1:38 am
Wed December 19, 2007

Snow Days

Flagstaff, AZ – 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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