The mountain man was a special breed of man and to be successful he had to be one tough hombre willing to endure all kinds of hardships; below zero cold, starvation, Indians, endless hours of hard work, and trying to keep from getting eaten by the animals most notable, the Grizzly bear. Loneliness was an issue to overcome. Many trapped with another trapper or with several. The numbers offered a little more protection from the dreaded Blackfoot Indians that hated them for invading their land and killing the game. Follow Shakespeare McDovitt who survived hardships and dangers for over twenty years.