I remembered watching this movie when it first aired on TV in 1972 when I was all of 14 It's too bad that these, and many of the other TV movies from that time are hard to find, especially when you consider all the other crap you can find out on DVD in the bargain bin at WalMart. After all these years, I was finally able to obtain a copy of this movie on tape and enjoyed it all over again. While the plot may be simple, the characters and the background of the Mt. Shasta area make it a worthwhile movie to watch. I also enjoyed watching Joe Kapp who was my favorite quarterback several years earlier when he played for the Minnesota Vikings. Maybe that's why this is an all but forgotten classic. There's no sex or big explosions or any of the other unbelievable shots you see in today's movies. If you want a movie that you can sit down and enjoy that doesn't have all that ridiculous stuff you see in today's movies, this is one of them!