Have you ever wondered what it would take to to go where no one has gone and witness nature in such a way as to drive you into pure joy? Picture the early hunters and trappers as the ventured across the mountains in search of gold. Not the shiny gold but the furry gold that we call furs and skins. The art of the hunt could not prepare you for what beauty that lies ahead in the hills and valleys we call the Appalachian Mountains. Our trapper "Raccoon" could not have been more taken with all the animals that roamed throughout the area. The area also was home to beautiful broadleaf hardwood trees, clean clear mountain water, and a view that could only be described as breathtaking. This was what stood before him as he made his way across the obstacle to westward travel. Join me as I connect with this early visitor to my home land as I attempt to "make history come alive".