– We got deep into the forest and all of a sudden I see a bull moose running our way. He was massive and he was steaming! I looked at them and I said, “We need to run, we need to run right now!” They looked at me and said, we’re not supposed to run from wildlife. I’m like, “Yes, moose are the only animal “that you can run from, “we have to run now!”

Being a mountain man requires understanding your environment, understanding the path that is laid out in front of you. You must understand the risks, and you must be able to deal with different types of weather. You must have respect for the animals and you must have respect for the situations that you will be in.

I’ve had over 350 expeditions to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park over the last ten years. I recently had, what you would call a year and a half long expedition in Grand Teton National Park (2018 – 2020). I specifically went there to better myself and to spend time with the wildlife.

I have a spiritual fascination with Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and I am very confident that I know this park better than anybody else. I’ve found areas that don’t even exist on maps. I know the trails, I know where to hike, I know what to hike and I know how to be one with the park.

Packy Savvenas
Greek Mountain Man