Tag Archives: canoe

Swallows section of the Arkansas River

The last day of June 2020, Bruce Day, Bill & Lee Bailey, and myself set out upon the upper Arkansas river near the town of Florence, Colorado. We had Bruce’s Buffalo boat and Bill’s wooden pirogues. Bruce’s boat was constructed … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Adventure, Historical Clothing and Equipment, Hunting & Trapping | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Edward Abbey

A while back, my friend and sponsor, Tom Karnuta, introduced me to Edward Abbey.  Although I was familiar with Kirk Douglas’ movie “Lonely are the Brave”, I didn’t realize it was based on Abbey’s story “The Brave Cowboy”.  So I … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Adventure, Liberty & Freedom | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sardis Camp

  A couple of my friends joined me and two of my dogs for an overnight on my land along Lake Sardis in south eastern Oklahoma.  We paddled in and found a nice place to camp.  Curley used his harness … Continue reading

Posted in American Mountain Men, Historical Adventure, Hunting & Trapping | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Green River 2017

Green River 2017 November 4, 2017, Aaron Griggs, Mary Sims, and myself arrived at Green River, Utah around noon. We met up with Ed Bevers, Bill Bailey and Todd “Pete” Peterson. Pete, Mary, and I set up camps at Crystal … Continue reading

Posted in American Mountain Men, Historical Clothing and Equipment, Hunting & Trapping | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Missouri River Trip 2017

Day One – 6/30/17, Aaron & I left home about 6 pm and drove to Wheatland, WY where we got a room for the night.    Day Two – 7/1/17, We traveled across Wyoming to Billings, MT where we stopped … Continue reading

Posted in American Mountain Men, Events, Historical Clothing and Equipment, Hunting & Trapping | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in American Mountain Men, Historical Clothing and Equipment, Hunting & Trapping, Shooting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Green River 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016, I met Aaron Griggs and Tom Karnuta in Buena Vista, CO at 6:00 AM and we headed west toward Green River, Utah. We arrived at 11:30 AM in time for lunch at Ray’s Tavern before heading … Continue reading

Posted in American Mountain Men, Events, Historical Clothing and Equipment, Hunting & Trapping | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in American Mountain Men, Historical Clothing and Equipment, Hunting & Trapping, Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Lacing the Canoe

Recently, I purchased a Birch bark replica canoe from John Lindman of the Bark Canoe Store in Spokane, Washington.  He supplied me with the artificial Watap (Indian word for Spruce root)  and instructions on how to lace the gunnels. The … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Clothing and Equipment | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments