Thanks to everyone who helped me get this book to the publisher. Special thanks to my wife, Lynne, who helped with the proofreading and who put up with me while I did rewrites. This book seemed to write itself. I hope my readers enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed creating the characters and story. This is the story of a young man who had a dream of going West and lived to fulfill the dream. He starts as a greenhorn and ends up a true mountain man. Ride along and enjoy the trip West and the adventures thereafter.