Scott Thybony Commentaries

Some places can overwhelm the senses. They're too vast and too beautiful to absorb too often. Commentator Scott Thybony encountered this on a trip to Grand Canyon's remote Point Sublime.

Chasing Light

May 3, 2011

People who travel to the Grand Canyon rarely regret turning their backs on the outer world and its endless stream of events. But they still pay attention to one event - sunrise at the rim. Before dawn they gather at Hopi Point, or Bright Angel Point on the north side, waiting expectantly with hushed voices. As commentator Scott Thybony describes, they see it through the lens of a camera, and through the eyes of a scientist.

Kiva of the Lost

Jan 13, 2011

People go missing in the Grand Canyon with unfortunate regularity. Just this week a kayaker died. Others lose their footing on a ledge, or run out of water -accidents of one sort or another. But when commentator Scott Thybony met tribal judge Delfred Leslie at the Hopi Cultural Center, he learned that traditional Hopi have a different take on those accidents.

The United States Mint recently issued a new coin honoring Grand Canyon National Park. The scene depicted on the quarter shows the greatest river of the West, sunk deep within its greatest canyon. Scott Thybony has this commentary.

Print the Legend

Sep 17, 2010

There's an old maxim in the West that when "the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Commentator Scott Thybony says several newspapers took that to heart when publishing stories about the Grand Canyon.

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