We found the Butt brothers deep in the desert this morning. I guess they thought they could take 6 men on camels.
After several hours of a very hard fought battle, all 20 of the brothers were laying in the sands. We lit a large fire and fed them into it one at a time. We made sure they were totally burned to ashes before we let the fire die out. The hot desert winds will scatter them to the far reaches of the desert.
To all the new travelers, Keep strong and best wishes. I will leave a backpack full of supplies for you at the edge of NML. Take a camel from the corral and ask one of the bedoins to help you saddle it. Watch for the signs along the trail and rest at every oasis you come to. I have left supplies at all of them.
To those almost through NML, Way to go !!! I hope your journey was not to difficult and that the bedoins aided you in my absence.
I wish to pass along the words of wisdom from the Old Goat of the mountain ... Keep T%hem Away From Your Face!!!
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master