Under the leadership of hired guide Stephen Meek, three families heading west to start a new life get seriously lost. Meek thought he knew a shortcut off the Oregon Trail. Tensions run high, the men wonder if Meek is lost or just leading them astray, and an Indian they capture doesn't seem to be any more reliable. Of course, they can't talk to him, since none of them know the Indian's language. The stark, high-desert landscape is beautiful, but desolate, and very, very dry. If they don't find water soon, they may perish out there. . . .
|It's a long walk to Oregon.|
Bottom line, 2 1/2 stars.