'Gordy at 14 was faced with the seemingly impossible task of taking over his dead father's task of running a mountain ranch in Idaho. He thought he hated the ranch, the mountains and the remoteness- and his mother felt as he did. Only his twin, Molly, loved it. This is the story of how one winter changed their lives; of how the old trapper, Lars, helped make a man of Gordy; of how, against incredible odds, Gordy won through to file a claim on a mine -- and chose, to his own surprise, to follow through as his father would have asked. Straight adventure, with the feel of the mountain country, and sound data on skiing, trapping, hunting.'
from Kirkus Reviews