By Dorothy on March 10, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition Trail Ruts reminds us of the relatively short history of America's West. It captures a connection between people still living amongst us with the pioneers who braved natural and human threats to find the place that would become our home. Great photos. Charming anecdotes. By Sharon on May 4, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition Just loved this book. It was captivating! I want to read it again, now that I have gotten to know the characters. Felt like I was right there with them. I was sorry when the journey ended. In a way, that must have been a sad day for them all. What a memory By Mary on June 10, 2016 Format: Paperback Trail Ruts was engrossing. It was for me a portal into how people traveled the Oregon Trail more than a 150 years ago. The difficulties on the 1959 wagon train were surprisingly like what the original travelers had to put up with, such as the steamy hot weather, interpersonal squabbles from too much togetherness and even in a way the Indian raids that in 1959 everyone knew no one was going to die. 5.0 out of 5 stars An informative, entertaining story. The author skillfully compares and contrasts his modern wagon train's adventures with how the original pioneers encountered things 150 year... Read more Published 17 days ago by Norman 5.0 out of 5 stars Quite the tale! Chocked with adventure on every page, the reader can relive history just as the travelers did. By Mary, June 10, 2016 A thoroughly enjoyable journal of a modern day trail ride. They endured many trials, but provided cause for celebration in many towns across the U.S.