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Search for a Petrified Giant

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Flagstaff, AZ – The Doheny Scientific Expedition turned out to be one of the strangest exploring parties to ever enter the Grand Canyon. It began with a search for a stone giant. Writer Scott Thybony has the story of what the expedition eventually found.

Scott Thybony has traveled throughout North America on assignments for major magazines, including Smithsonian, Outside, and Men’s Journal. An article for National Geographic magazine was translated into a dozen languages, and his book, Canyon Country, sold hundreds of thousands of copies. He once herded sheep for a Navajo family, having a hogan to call home and all the frybread he could eat. His commentaries are heard regularly on Arizona Public Radio.