Rain is a mixed bag in this parts. Today’s drenching, while a bit less intense than predicted (I’d read one report of 70 mph winds expected for today…never happened), it was still a major storm that visited Hiouchi and the redwoods today.
Driving into town today on highway 199 I had to slalom my way across both lanes to stay the course. Branches, tree limbs, and all manner of debris littered the roadway. Tonight when I hit the road again, in about 20 minutes or so, I’ll be sure to have the chain saw stashed in the trunk — just in case.
On the other hand, the fishing reports are acknowledging the rain by talking up the beginning of the Smith’s steelhead run. The charts from NOAA (see below) indicate river height cresting at a little over thirteen feet late-today, then steadily dropping through the weekend. Good conditions for the first steelies of the season? Stay in touch with the blog and I will try to update with fishermen-readers in mind.
Posting some videos here, to entertain and to self-teach. Enjoy the sights.