Yellowstone Geyser

In 1806, John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, left to join a group of fur trappers. After splitting up with the other trappers in 1807, Colter passed through a portion of what later became the park, during the winter of 1807–1808. He observed at least one geothermal area in the northeastern section of the park, near Tower Fall. After surviving wounds he suffered in a battle with members of the Crow and Blackfoot tribes in 1809, Colter described a place of “fire and brimstone” that most people dismissed as delirium; the supposedly imaginary place was nicknamed “Colter’s Hell”. Over the next 40 years, numerous reports from mountain men and trappers told of boiling mud, steaming rivers, and petrified trees, yet most of these reports were believed at the time to be myth. –Wikipedia

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story involving discovery of an alien landscape and the person who discovers it.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your favorite national park.

Art Prompt: Yellowstone National Park

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience the history of Yellowstone National Park.

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