GEEZE this has been a hell of a month over here on the Chetco. Beautiful fishing conditions or 'straight out of hell.' A hazard a guess that's why this call this 'winter.' In the past 24 hours the river level has dropped three feet, then gone up four feet. Now? Driving rain with a strong wind to make it more interesting. Sever weather alerts every day for the coastal (well every mountain range) down here so even if I wanted to go back to Ashland in the MH it would be an 'interesting drive.' I have a yellow lab (Sandy) and even he doesn't want to go out side. FRACK! FRICK AND FRACK!!