The destination was Freezeout Lake in the northwest corner of the state. It's about a hundred miles from Glacier National Park. Twice a year, in October and March, the snow geese use this area as a resting place when they are migrating either north or south. They stay three or four days before moving on to their final destination. It is reported there can be as many as 100,000 snow geese resting at one time, however, when we were there the estimate was approximately 10,000. The grain fields in the area provide the birds with food which they forage for several times each day. When rested these birds depart on their final leg of the journey ending in Russia, Canada or the Hudson Bay.
Remember the old advertisements stating most accidents happen within 25 miles of your home?
Well, we were about 15 miles from home, on Airport Road, when all Hell broke loose. By the time we realized the trailer had blown a tire and were able to pull over to the side of the road, we were in big trouble! The airport and city fire departments, police and many kind bystanders came to our aid.