Colter was assigned a duty of "guarding" their barrell of whiskey.....but got drunk in the middle of the night. Quite often got in fights. Supposedly an excellent athlete (especially running). A loner, after the Expedition, and never stopped exploring. I think he's the one who crawled into a bear den in Washington and pulled out 3 bear cubs to play with the rest of the day. Real character.
I have another thread about him at the top of this thread...with pictures of the marker where he discovered the Tetons and Yellowstone.
Daniel Boone's grave is just a mile or two behind that cabin in Marthasville. And not far from the Daniel Boone Judgement Tree on the Missouri.
Originally Posted by LONG DONGER
That is great information on Colter! Love those guys that really got around the west on instincts and dead reckoning. Colter has always fascinated me. I was in that area in July and went by Boone's place, wish i had done more research before heading up there. I should have know the Missouri River would have been the interstate of their day!