"Rocky Mountain Life" is a memoir of Rufus B. Sage, American writer, journalist, and mountain man who went on a three-year expedition in the Far West. Incited by a strong desire to explore the vast region beyond the Missouri frontier, Sage organized a party to explore the west. Despite the fact that his party was scarce, Sage ventured onwards and later joined a party of Indian traders. The book covers perilous adventures in the Far West and the life of fur trappers. It depicts many startling scenes during the expedition from 1841 to 1844.