The Long Dusty Trail, a new book by Mel Adkins, has been released by RoseDog Books.
As the great migration of men and cattle headed west to new untamed lands in the 1880s, one man stood tall. Jimmy Highsaw was honest as the day is long; but cross him and you would pay for it. Leaving his job as trail scout for John Chisum, Jim rode to Durango to visit his sister, and fell headlong into a plot to bring a herd of the new breed of Hereford cattle from Kansas City to Durango, Colorado. A long dusty trail filled with romance, gunsmoke, hardship and death soon followed.
About the Author
Born in 1947 in Guymon Oklahoma, Mel Adkins a true adventurer. He has been a cattle rancher, team penning rodeo cowboy and a trail ride owner/operator in the Wasatch National Forest high above Beaver, Utah. He rode half-broke colts on cattle drives on the Old Spanish Trail and shivered in the frosty mornings of a Rocky Mountain fall roundup. He has lived a part of the life he writes about. He resides now in Alaska, where he has worked as a gold miner, oilfield roughneck, commercial fisherman and an Iditarod sled dog racer.