First off, the boys had to trek to Uncle Weed’s cabin in the canyon. It wasn’t too far, but far enough that Bob’s Mom wanted to drive them. They thought it would be better if they hiked instead. It would get the adventure off to a good start they figured.
They went through a cemetery (it was daytime), through a canal (it was empty) and up and down a hill into the canyon. A busy road wound through the canyon, but they easily found the path along the river that led right to Uncle Weed’s cabin in the woods.