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, although the page numbers do not correspond and the plates from the original have been omitted. Some typesetting errors have been corrected.