Rufus Sage wandered in the Rocky Mountains from 1841 to 1843. He travelled extensively in the major fur trapping regions, and associated with trappers, traders, indians, hunters, and soldiers.
He published his journal of his travels in 1846. Unlike many contemporary journalists, Sage provided detailed descriptions of the everyday activities of the "mountaineers".
Author: Sage, Rufus, 1817-1893. Title: Rocky Mountain Life, or, Startling Scenes and Perilous Adventures in the Far West, During an Expedition of Three Years. Published: Wentworth & Company, Boston, 1857 Notes: Originally published as "Scenes in the Rocky Mountains", by Carey & Hart, 1846.
This electronic transcription is of the 1857 edition and the plates from the original have been omitted. Some errors have been corrected.