Hunting alone in the Idaho back country, guy breaks his leg and crawls three miles to a trail, survives for four days before somebody finds him. A modern-day Hugh Glass. Speaking of whom, Leonardo diCaprio has a new movie coming out this year based on the Glass epic.
Hard to picture diCaprio as a rugged survivalist, but we’ll see. “Man in the Wilderness” back in 1971 was (roughly) based on the same story. It’s a great yarn, repeated in almost every book ever written about the mountain men, but Jim Bridger’s biographer casts doubt on at least some of the facts. The mountain men, after all, were famous for embroidering their tales, or even making them up out of whole cloth.