In The Outsiders, why do Johnny and Ponyboy go to Jay Mountain?

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In Chapter 4 of “The Outsiders”, Ponyboy and Johnny “run away” from home and go to the park because Ponyboy got into an argument with his brother Darry.  They never intend to actually leave for a long time but when the Socs show up at the park and try to drown Ponyboy, Johnny feels that he has to save Ponyboy no matter what.  So, Johnny takes out his knife and stabs Bob, the Soc who is trying to drown Ponyboy, killing him.  After this happens, Johnny and Ponyboy run to Dally for advice, and he tells them to go to Windrixville; while there they hide out in an abandoned church on Jay Mountain.

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