John’s guest this week is Rinker Buck, author of The Oregon Trail. When a great idea joins a fascinating person, magic occurs. Rinker Buck was raised to love adventure, and has the scars to prove it. The Oregon Trail, that route of thousands of miles chiseled out of the Old American Midwest and West, was the original Lincoln Highway, a few ruts in the land from Missouri to Oregon, which pioneers of all types used and lived and died on. They talk over the mule-drawn wagon trip he and his brother made over that “road”, following their tracks.