“Dear J. & J.,
We rode three days and nights getting here and what a place. We are at a base camp about 20 miles from Yuma, Ariz.. It is about 25 to Mexico and around 200 to L.A. We are in a valley that is surrounded by mountains. There is nothing but deep sand, sagebrush and cactus. The wind blows constantly and the sand (dobie dust) sifts into everything.