Each year, wards and stakes around the world “go on trek,” reenacting and living out the experiences of the handcart pioneers of 1856. As part of those treks, the focus often turns to the Willie and Martin handcart companies of late 1856, who were caught in early winter snows and who suffered beyond all description. As interesting and compelling as their story is, and as much as they deserve our honor, theirs does not accurately represent the entire handcart experience. Altogether, there were ten handcart companies, and the whole of their trail experience is a fascinating story worthy of our consideration. This DVD brings you stories from the journals of handcart pioneers whose experiences represent the typical life on the trail for those who came to Zion pulling handcarts.