The Last of the Saddle Tramps Author:Mesannie Wilkins Book Cover: Here is a warm, humorous true story that is filled with adventue, courage and one woman's determination to fulfill a dream. When 63 year old Mesannie left Maine she had only her horse, her dog and the clothes on her back. But one thing she had above all - a deep and abiding faith that God would watch over and direct her on the long... more » trek westward. mesannie traveled through all kinds of weather - heat above 100 degrees in the Red desert and freezing ice and snow in the mountains. The goal was California. Along the way, mesannie met all kinds of people. They opened their hearts and homes to her, gave her new courage.« less
A once in a life time book about a once in a life time adventure. Pub. 1967. Should be republished. Mesannie Wilkins was 63, single, broke, and ready for adventure when she decided to cross the USA on horseback. Well worth reading - should have 6 stars.