A satisfying end to a good four book series. While I still believe these could have been written with a few more than just one successful path to the end (to reflect the various successful paths that could be taken on the trail) this was still a good book that makes good use of the survival advice from the handbook. I will say, however, that if you've read the first three books before this one, you might find this one much easier to succeed in, as all the survival advice you will have picked up over the previous books will have prepared you for almost everything you will encounter in this one. Which is actually kind of cool when you think about it. It reflects the learning the actual pioneers would have had to make too. Good book!