Comprehensive account of a remarkable western frontiersman, his Indian wife, and the trail he pioneered. Goodale left his home at age 19 and began fur trapping and trading in the West. He associated with Kit Carson, John C. Freemont, Frederick Lander, and other notable westerners. The opening of the Goodale Cutoff in 1862, a mining trail to the goldfields in the mountains of Eastern Oregon and the Boise Basin in Idaho. Detailed maps illuminate that story.