Rated:  PG
Summary:  Set when Joe Cartwright is 15 years of age, the Cartwright family are returning from a long trip from Carson City and hope to make it home before night fall.

Once on the road though, weather hampers their pace and when a blizzard sets in, the family know that they are in for a tough time.

As they climb a rocky outcrop, hoping to seek shelter and respite from the wintery storm, Joe is swept off the ledge in an avalanche. He begins to fall victim to the cold in addition to the injuries he receives in the fall.

With the bad weather setting in, there is nothing the family can do except wait it out and hope that they can find help for Joe soon.

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Completed: NO – A future story to come

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