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Journals / Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journey -2017

Resan dit  2017-06-24

Dag 1
Då Jens lämnade Skandinavien redan den 21/6 för att hinna med sin ritt in till AMM:s rendezvous blev det jag och Micke som utan dansk checkade in på Quality Hotel View i Hyllie kvällen den 22/6. Bums i säng!

Dag 2
03.00 ringde klockan och vi skyndade oss så gott som två sömngångare kan till pendelstationen. 12 minuter senare stod vi i terminalen på Kastrup. Checka in, lämna in baggage, säkerhetskoll, väntan utanför gaten, boarda, flyga och landa.

I jakt på billig biljett lyckades vi få liten extratur över Europa. Först Köpenhamn-Paris, sedan Paris-London, och slutligen London-Salt Lake City. Allt flöt på utan komplikationer.

Vid 1800 lokal tid landade vi så äntligen och mottogs med varma kramat av Teton Todd Glover. Han kastade in oss och packning i sin bil för en kortare tur till familjens villa i Riverton söder om SLC.

Trötta och slitna åt vi lite mat, tjöta lite skit och förberedde packningen inför morgondagen där AMM National Rendezvous väntar.

Ligger i skrivandets stund på Todds gräsmatta med stjärnhimlen över mig. Micke snarkar.... nepp han är vaken. Klockan är 04.00;)

Sebastian Scheler


The planning stage  2017-05-10


The adventure is closing in! Tickets and rental car….✓!

Once again a few hardy SMM, and in this case also AMM members travel toward the sunset, the United States, the Rocky Mountains and our brothers of the AMM.

This time there’s three of us (might even become four), all suffering from a rare but chronic fur trade history obsession disorder.

The decision, or at least ambition, for another western fur trade trip was founded almost a year ago. We have all done this before. Spent prime moccasin time in the Rockies that is. Unique for this trip is our number. For the first time three of us are traveling together.

After a year of dreaming, planning and saving money, our plan for this trip can be boiled down to four main ingredients.

1. Primitive ride to the AMM Nationals
Jens joins a trapping brigade heading toward the rendezvous for 4-5 days.

2. AMM National Rendezvous
The AMM, or the American Mountain Men, organizes their 2017 National Rendezvous up in the mountains outside Montpellier, Idaho. Mike and Char will arrive there together with their good friend and old sponsor Teton Todd. After a few days we expect to see Jens’ brigade move into camp, and our Scandinavian trio will be complete for the first time on American soil.

3. Fur Trade Road Trip
A more or less open chapter. The basic plan is to make a short round trip covering close to 4000 km. Four Winds Trading Post, Northern Montana, Fort Union, Upper Missouri, Rapid City, Black Hills, Museum of the Fur Trade, Oregon trail, Independence Rock, South pass, Jackson hole, Green River, Museum of the Mountain Man are a few of the places we intend to visit.

4. Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous
A huge rendezvous of the commercial pre-1840 kind. The 2017 edition will also be in the vicinity of Montpellier; Idaho.

The Scandinavians are coming! Waugh!

Road trip map



Links:



-Museum of the Fur Trade
-Museum of the Mountain Man
-Teton Todd's Mountain Adventures
-Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous

Sebastian Scheler


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