The two young sleuths are on the stage when the Badger Gang stops it, finding no money, the gang leader is so angry that he takes their father captive.
With guidance from their grandmother, Audrey and Brad set out to track the Badger Gang and rescue their father. Camping in the wilderness while searching for your father is dangerous. But searching while avoiding being seen is even more dangerous. These two Colorado teenagers are challenged by blizzards and wolves in addition to the notorious Badger Gang. They have to think like army scouts as well as think like the outlaws - and do it at the same time. That's what they do during their school's harvest vacation.