At the base of Taggart Peak is a mysterious canyon. The beginning of everything, legends say. Eddie CloudRunner lives near this canyon and has enjoyed a relatively normal life, until ghosts from his past begin dogging his every step. Add the dismal reality of serious environmental changes in the community where he ranches, and Eddie is compelled to venture into spiritual depths he has avoided for decades.
His discomfort increases when local businessman, Pete Waldham, insists Eddie must save the Waldham family from an Indian curse that he believes was brought on by illegal hunting in the legendary canyon.
Then Beth Hardemann, Sean Waldham and Martin Bradley (three relatives of the purported defilers) arrive and spark disasters and revelations. Eddie finally admits his long-denied beliefs. While he delves into the mysticism, the capricious Rocky Mountain environment confounds the situation with harsh and unseasonable weather.