While his name is familiar to many people, his many deeds and exploits are not. Throughout his life, Daniel Boone switched from one adventure to another. He explored new places despite the presence of danger and death, and he went on long wilderness hunting trips that were daily battles of survival. Through it all Boone moved steadily onward, consumed with a burning desire to see what was over the next ridge or where the next trail would lead. His courage and determination were extraordinary. Stories of his life became legendary.