After a successful cattle drive, Adam and Joe go different ways and agree to meet at Signal Rock in three days. On the way home Adam is robbed of everything and left to die in the middle of nowhere. He starts to walk home with no other alternative, and eventually finds a man who is Adam's only hope of getting home. Adam agrees to work in exchange for the use of the man's mule. But Adam doesn't know the real motives behind the man's kindness.