Less than a week before the youth turkey season opens and we get a Spring blizzard. Don't get much use out of skis here in Kansas but in this case it was good to have them. I would say we were armed in order to handle any coyotes we might jump but really, me and the boy just like packing iron. We don't spend much time in national parks. Glad we went. The birds were concentrated about 1/2 mile from where we usually set up. We found us a good spot.