A long dry spell in the mountains affects its inhabitants. Adams and friends devise ways to conserve what water they have,until the rains return. ..but not before someone's ignorance sets the forest on fire.
Before the mountain's hit by a storm,a military man,Master Sargent Monahan arrives,whom Mad Jack mistakes for an infamous being of sorts. It's up to Adams to not only prepare all for the storm but to prove the identity of the Sgt. as well.
Mad Jack overhears a short Irishman and Tinker (Inventor) discussing gold. Thinking he's found a leprechaun,that'll lead to a pot of gold, he tells Adams. Adams doubts him though,so Jack must prove he's wasn't seeing and hearing things.
Mad Jack's reacquainted with pals Gus and Gerty, Gus,still feels he's better at things than Jack. So,he talks him into a "burro race". If Jack loses,he must turn his burro named Number Seven over to Gus.
A new creature's in the forest,scaring the animals. Mad Jack's seen it and tells Adams it's a giant gorilla. Skeptical,Adams decides to investigate this tall tale and finds more and less than expected.
Adams and friends meet a young man named Ulysses Grant. He's writing a book on the wilderness. Stating his lack of survival skill, Adams sees about teaching him the ways of the wild. Which is not as easy as it sounds.
Adams and Nakoma are told by Mad Jack,he's spoken with an Army Corporal. The Corporal said he was sent by the Govt. to help with issues regarding the animals. Adams is suspicious and thinks it may be a lie and the Corporal a bounty hunter.
Adams and Mad Jack find an unusual man. Mr. Milton Wright's trying to achieve human flight in his bird-like "glider" invention. S close watch is kept on him. He keeps crashing but also needs to find the answer to realizing his dream.
After coming down with a seriously high fever and sickness,Mad Jack's state of mind leads him to believe he's a bounty hunter. He also believes that Adams is the man he's looking to hunt down and take in...dead or alive.
A heavy blizzard covers the mountains and later causes an avalanche. These 2 factors threaten to separate a pioneer family. Adams,Mad Jack,Nakoma and Ben must rescue and reunite them and keep Christmas a joyful occasion.