Scott Thybony Commentaries

Ancient Trackings

Sep 23, 2009
Scott Thybony

So many pages of geological history lie wide open at the Grand Canyon; it's hard to know where to begin reading. And it's even harder when it comes to the fine print. Flagstaff writer Scott Thybony brings us his latest commentary from deep within the Grand Canyon.

Cindy Appel

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.

Grand Canyon Outlaws

Jul 20, 2009

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.

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.

Winging It

May 19, 2009

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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