As we were riding yesterday, I couldn't help but think about Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. This wonderful story would have been a perfect read-aloud for our family in the days leading up to this trip.
Alas, the thought came a bit late. You can enjoy it with your family though and experience a little bit of the joys and trials those courageous homesteaders encountered. It's definitely going on our list of future books to share.