Four women on a backpacking trip are attacked by four escaped convicts on the first night of their trip. The convicts threaten them knowing the women can identify them. The women must escape their tormentors and out run them to safety. It means changing their plans of following a trail to the trailhead and taking an alternate route over a high mountain pass in the hope the men will take the trail. Unfortunately, the convicts realize they are going to the pass and follow them. Weather, land slides, and hazardous terrain become an added threat to the women. While they struggled to survive, they must come to terms with one another and their individual demons. Is their will to survive strong enough to out run the convicts?
- Chet Johnson, a bounty hunter after a vicious outlaw who killed his family, visits a small Kansas town looking for the man. When he arrives, the prostitutes at the saloon inform him the outlaw has left, but he has a four-month old son by one of the prostitutes who has died. At first, he denies the child who resembles his deceased brother. He must accept the child. He asks the women to care for the baby. The women refuse because of their line of work. They suggest he ask a destitute woman living in a broken down covered wagon to care for the child.
Their journey takes them through Indian country. Outlaws are a constant threat. Weather hinders their progress. Chet takes on more responsibilities than he could ever imagine as their lives are constantly threatened.