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My Brown Bess

When I got married in 1981, we took our honeymoon around Lake Superior.  We visited all of the historic sites we could find.  At Fort Michilimackinac, we saw the Great Lakes fur trade first hand and watched a man shoot … Continue reading

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A Canoe Trip on the Guadalupe

May 8 – 13, 2016 – I joined 3 men for a canoe trip down the Guadalupe River in south Texas. We all met at the take-out site near Nursery, TX on Sunday, May 8. I brought with me a Red Drum and … Continue reading

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Aux Aliment du Pays – Off the Nourishment of the Land

Requirement #19 of the American Mountain Men states: Must spend three days and two nights totally alone under primitive conditions and aux aliments du pays [“off the nourishment of the land”].  Here is my story about completing this requirement: AUX … Continue reading

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AMM Video

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An Expedition on the Green River

AN EXPEDITION ALONG THE GREEN RIVER   On November 19, 2015, Aaron Griggs and I left Buena Vista, Co and traveled to Moab, UT. It takes 6 hours to drive from my house to Moab via US Hwy 24 and … Continue reading

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In your zeal to “Do It Right”, You are doing it all wrong!

Since before I joined the American Mountain Men I have heard the phrase “Do it right”.  I was somewhat taken by that line, because I am a stickler for authenticity and historical correctness.  I have since come to understand that … Continue reading

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2014 AMM Western Territorial

Oct 23-26, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Western Territorial Rendezvous at Bent’s Old Fort.  I was the auctioneer for the fundraiser.   

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2014 AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous

Oct 9-11, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous near Morris, IL.  We had a good time in spite of the ticks.  We had a great time with the folks from Illinois and I represented the western … Continue reading

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Fort Uncompahgre

May 17-18, 2014 – We attended an open house at Fort Uncompahgre near Delta, CO.  The fort is a re-creation of one of Antoine Robideaux’ fur trading posts.  It was in operation from 1828 -1844.  I ran the blacksmith shop … Continue reading

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2013 AMM Nationals

June 27 – July 7, 2013,  I attended the American Mountain Men National rendezvous hosted by the Colorado Brigade.   I took a two day horseback trip with Bill Bailey, Jason Mays, Rebecca Compton, Vic Barkin.     We had … Continue reading

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