i think of bill and his family often and well. a friend i took down the Deschutes on a rafting trip sent me the forum. sure enough, i am still above ground at 83 and recently rowed a crew of my son,s friends down the deschutes...disabled marine vet who can,t walk very well but can row like crazy. lol.
i live with my darling wife of 35 yrs on the central coast of Oregon. we live a quarter mile from the ocean. my gills required that i return to the salt water.
have conducted guided trips all over the western usa for the past 40 yrs. retired now. good thing. our rivers on the whole oregon coast are closed due to global warming and its impact on the salmon runs. we can still crab and dig clams so that is nice.
hello to all my sac friends. much more later. Semper Fi, mike mcintyre.