Scott Thybony Commentaries

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.

Beyond Question

Apr 13, 2009

We're often told growing up there's no such thing as a "dumb question." But those who've guided tourists through the Grand Canyon may beg to differ. Commentator Scott Thybony has fielded his share of tourist queries over the years, some of which really got him thinking.

River Dance

Feb 17, 2009
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White settlers and northern Arizona's native peoples have had their share of conflicts over the decades. But there have also been times of companionship and laughter. Commentator Scott Thybony has this story of how dancing can lead to common ground among cultures.

The Great Deer Drive

Jan 21, 2009

The frontier spirit has always been strong in Arizona, the idea that nothing is impossible. Well, commentator Scott Thybony has this story of the Great Kaibab Deer Roundup that proves that some ideas should never even be attempted.

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