It was well before the crack of dawn when I pulled into the loading dock at the Nature Research Center to pick up the crew and their gear. With a 34 hour drive ahead of us, we needed to get out of Dodge with a lot of daylight to spare.
We geared up, gassed up, and hit the road eager to get to Kansas City before crashing for the night.
Just a couple of hours out of town my two-way radio lit up an a voice came over… “we are pulling over.”
“We just blew a tire.”
Yep. Its a given on every field expedition. The flat tire. Only, it doesn’t usually happen in the first two hours.
With a two hour delay under our belt, we were back on the trail.
Let’s hope to fairer skies.