My beloved children, I have left these directions so that you might survive: Fill the bed of the truck with backpacks and water, and head out on Old Spanish Trail seven miles until you turn left onto the washboarded X-9 Ranch Road. Go two miles until you spot the Arizona Trail crossing. The hike is another two miles, mostly level, with no shade to speak of until you reach the mesquite bosque just before the creek. That is where you will find the survival cache—each in the ovoid form of a multi-hued bird offering. They contain a protein nutrient that should provide you with enough energy to continue into the mountains.
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