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On a clear day you will be able to see Mount Baker in the background...so it might be good to check the weather forecast and get there on a clear day.
There are a few fields where the geese usually hang out.
2. Off Maupin road - http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=maupin+road,+la+conner,+wa&sll=48.422765,-122.436962&sspn=0.039701,0.090637&ie=UTF8&ll=48.347208,-122.432113&spn=0.01988,0.045319&z=15&om=1
If you don't see them on these fields, it pays to usually drive around a little bit - you usually end up spotting them very quickly :) Although this post is primarily about the snow geese, the Skagit valley area is a birders paradise...keep your eyes open for Bald eagles, Great Blue Herons & Swans.
Oh and one other important point..when the geese blast off make sure you are not under the blast off unless you want to get pooped on..believe me ..I learnt this the hard way :)