By Richard Freeland
Published: February 22, 2012.
California! The land of plenty! John Nye and his wife Anna have answered California's siren call, and have joined the Donner party of emigrants to that "promised land".
But they didn't count on the leaders of the train taking the new, unproven Hastings' Cutoff route.
They didn't count on being snowed in and facing starvation.
And they sure didn't count on the creature stalking the survivors.