Sept. 8, 2019

7 - John Colter

7 - John Colter

John Colter, known as the first mountain man, came west as a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. They braved the great Missouri river, traveled the plains, and crossed the Rocky Mountains, eventually finding the Pacific Ocean. On the return trip...


John Colter, known as the first mountain man, came west as a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. They braved the great Missouri river, traveled the plains, and crossed the Rocky Mountains, eventually finding the Pacific Ocean. On the return trip Colter turned back west again, this time with two fur trappers and headed to the beaver rich Yellowstone river. He was the first white man to see such sights as present day Yellowstone national park, Pierre’s hole in Idaho, the Teton mountain range, and to extensively explore the three forks region of present-day Montana. This OG mountain man survived many violent encounters with warlike Tribes, at one point even forced to run for his life, naked, while hundreds of warriors chased after him. So without further ado, let’s dive deep into the man, the myth, the legend - John Colter.