The Friends of the Western Mountains is an informal organization, founded in 1926, to stimulate greater interest in and appreciation of the scenic beauty of the mountain regions of the western United States. Members receive a yearly series of picture letters dealing with some special district. One is mailed each week with a photograph and 500-word description. The subscription price, which also constitutes membership, is $2.00 per year, which simply covers the cost of issuing the letters. The secretary is C. Edward Graves, Arcata, California. Both letters and pictures are of a high standard and of distinctly educational interest.